Publishing is the most adventurous profession: Arun Maheshwari

Higher education institute, Oxford Business College, Oxford, UK presented Arun Maheshwari, Managing Director, Vani Prakashan and Chairman, Vani Foundation, a special Award of Appreciation for his outstanding contribution in the field of Indian publishing.
Prof Steve Bristow, the Chairman of the Governing Body of Oxford Business College, formerly Head of Inspection Services and Trustee of BAC and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan, UK, bestowed the award for Vani Prakashan’s professionalism and dedication towards Indian languages publishing.
The Managing Director of the Oxford Business College, said that, ‘India is one of the promising markets and space for investment in 21st century. Indian languages represent the powerful cultural capital that will create a hub for cultural entrepreneurship in the sub-continent.’ Read More..

401 Reasons to be in Love with Delhi

Andaz Delhi, a new hotels group in the NCR region, on 8 April launched its book 401 Reasons to Fall in Love with Delhi with an evening of discussion. The panel discussing the book was lead by Heddo Siebs, General Manager, at Andaz. It included Fiona Caulfield, the writer of the book; Mark Hoplamazian- President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Peter Fulton – Group President EAME/ South West Asia, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Abhineet Singh, Founder and Creative head at BrewhouseRead More..

A story to tell

Young adult author Savi Sharma released her latest book This Is Not Your Story at the Landmark store in Hyderabad, where after the launch she also interacted with fellow book lovers and signed books for her fans. Hailing from Surat in Gujarat, Sharma left her CA studies to become a storyteller. Her debut novel Everyone Has a Story sold more than one lakh copies, making it India’s fastest selling debut novel.Read More..

Dalai Lama’s autobiography

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama released the Assamese translation of his autobiography My Land and My People at a function held in Guwahati University during his visit last month. The spiritual leader himself released the book, which is titled Mor Desh aru Mor Manu, and it is the first Assamese version of any book written by the revered spiritual leader translated by writer Indrani Laskar. The Assamese translation is published by Lawyers’ Book Stall. The Dalai Lama arrived in Guwahati on April 1 on a 12-day visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh amid loud protests by China.Read More..

Matoshree, a book on Ahilyabai Holkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 April released a book, Matoshree, based on the life of Maratha Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
After the release, a play based on the book was staged at Balayogi Auditorium in the Parliament Library Building with the Prime Minister, several Union ministers and MPs in attendance.
Mahajan said she had written the play more than 35 years ago as a volunteer of the Rashtriya Sevika Samiti, women’s wing of the RSSRead More..

A new book on entrepreneurship

Union Minister of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal has launched a self-help book on establishing a credible business and making profit. Titled The Entrepreneur’s Guidebook, the book is authored by Suresh Bharwani, Chairman and Managing Director of Jetking Infotrain Limited, and was launched recently in Delhi. Speaking in the occasion, Piyush Goyal said, ‘We are now living in the age of entrepreneurs. Never before in human history has so much importance been placed on an individual’s capacity to generate ideas and be enterprising. Businesses and start-ups are mushrooming around the country, but being a successful entrepreneur involves a lot more than just having a good idea in place.Read More..

University VCs attend RSS meet on education, nationalist narrative

The need for a ‘real nationalist narrative’ focusing on the Indian perspective in higher education was deliberated upon by over 700 academicians, including the vice-chancellors of 51 universities, during a two-day workshop hosted by an RSS-affiliate body in Delhi. The participants of the event, ..Read More..

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