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Vol. 4, No. 3

May-June 2007


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AGRIBUSINESS
Title : Agribusiness in South Asia: a fact sheet
Author :  Sukhpal Singh
Pub. Details : OXFAM, New Delhi, 2007
Notes :

This paper reviews and analyses the nature, profile and functioning of agribusiness sector in South Asia.

Keywords :

Agribusiness - South Asia, Agribusiness in India, Food retailing in India, Global supermarket chains in India, Agri retail chains in India, Contract farming in India, Agribusiness in Sri Lanka, Agribusiness in Bangladesh


BANKING INDUSTRY
Title :

India's top banks 2007

Pub. Details : Dun and Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, 2007
Notes :

This book provides an insight into the Indian banking industry with a focus on the performance and profiles of the banking institutions.

Keywords :

Banking industry in India, Top banks in India, Banking industry - Profiles - India


BIOGRAPHY
Title :

Mohandas: a true story of a man, his people and an empire

Author : Rajmohan Gandhi
Pub. Details : Penguin, New Delhi, 2007
Contents :

A candid recreation of one of the most influential lives of recent times, "Mohandas" finally answers questions long asked about the timid youth from India's west coast who became a century's conscience and led his nation to liberty. What was Gandhi like in his daily life and in his closest relationships? In his face-offs with an Empire, with his own bitterly divided people, with his adversaries, his family and - his greatest confrontation - with himself? The author answers many more questions and brings a new light on the life of Mahatma.

Keywords :

Biography, Mohatma Gandhi


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES - KERALA
Title :

Kerala: economic growth and investment opportunities

Author:  Jayan Jose Thosam
Pub. Details : Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore, 2007
Summary :

This report attempts an in-depth study of the state from the perspectives of development parameters, the political environment of policy-making as well as opportunities available in the state.

Keywords :

Kerala, Economic growth, Investment opportunities, Business opportunities


CAPITAL MARKET
Title :

India's leading equity broking houses 2007

Pub. Details : Dun and Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, 2007
Notes :

This publication is a ready reference tool for the global business community and promises to be the window into the Indian broking industry. It presents profile of top 210 broking firms in India providing services primarily in the area of equity markets..

Keywords :

Equity firms in India, Broking industry - India, Company profiles, Capital market, Top equity companies in India


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Title :

National summit on corporate social responsibility [14-15 June 2007: Chennai]

Author : CII
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Gurgaon, 2007
Notes :

This thought piece on corporate social responsibility aims to better inform the convictions of Indian industry champions to better shape the game of CSR rather than simply continuing to play the game they find.

Keywords :

Corporate social responsibility, CSR


DEMOCRACY
Title :

Discordant democrats : five steps to consensus

Author : Arun Maira
Pub. Details : Penguin : New Delhi , 2007
Contents :

Discordant Democrats is a roadmap to collaborative governance by one of the finest thinkers on transformational change. With insights from research, his experience in consensus building and collaborative action, and a variety of examples from India and elsewhere, the author sets out five steps to build consensus and describes the principles and tools with which this can be achieved and applied by people in any walk of life.

Keywords :

Democracy


ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT
Title :

Development with dignity : a case for full employment

Author : Amit Bhaduri
Pub. Details : National Book Trust, New Delhi, 2005
Contents :

The book makes a strong case for economics that encourages growth with income transfer in favour of the poor.

Keywords :

Development, Economic growth and inequality, Development and upliftment of poor


EDUCATION
Title :

Endeavours in Education

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2007
Summary :

This book highlights CIIís initiatives and activities in the field of education.

Keywords :

Education, Efforts by CII.


EDUCATION
Title : Towards excellence: higher education in India
Author : ICRIER and CII
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, 2007
Notes :

This paper outlines recommendations to revitalize the higher education sector in India with greater participation of the private sector in a more liberal and encouraging investment climate. The paper is based on an earlier Working Paper by Pawan Agarwal entitled 'Higher Education in India: the need for a change' of May 2006.

Keywords :

Higher education in India, Policy recommendations


ENVIRONMENT
Title :

Climate solutions: WWF's vision for 2050

Pub. Details : WWF International, Switzerland, 2007
Notes :

This report seeks to answer the question: "Is it technically possible to meet the growing global demand for energy by using clean and sustainable energy sources and technologies that will protect the global climate?" The report concludes with the fact that the technologies and sustainable energy resources known or available today are sufficient to meet this challenge, and there is still sufficient time to build up and deploy them, but only if the necessary decisions are made in the next five years.

Chapters :

Environment, Climate change, Climate solutions, Climate solutions model, Sustainable energy sources and technologies, Meeting energy demands


FICTION

Title :

The inheritance of loss

Author : Kiran Desai
Pub. Details : Penguin, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Although it focuses on the fate of a few powerless individuals, Kiran Desai's extraordinary new novel manages to explore, with intimacy and insight, just about every contemporary international issue: globalization, multiculturalism, economic inequality, fundamentalism and terrorist violence. Despite being set in the mid-1980's, it seems the best kind of post-9/11 novel.
"The Inheritance of Loss" opens with a teenage Indian girl, an orphan called Sai, living with her Cambridge-educated Anglophile grandfather, a retired judge, in the town of Kalimpong on the Indian side of the Himalayas. Sai is romantically involved with her math tutor, Gyan, the descendant of a Nepali Gurkha mercenary, but he eventually recoils from her obvious privilege and falls in with a group of ethnic Nepalese insurgents. In a parallel narrative, we are shown the life of Biju, the son of Sai's grandfather's cook, who belongs to the "shadow class" of illegal immigrants in New York and spends much of his time dodging the authorities, moving from one ill-paid job to another...Read Review

Keywords :

English fiction, Contemporary international affairs, Globalization, Multiculturalism, Economic inequality, Fundamentalism and terrorist violence


FICTION
Title :

Sacred games

Author : Vikram Chandra
Pub. Details : Penguin, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Sacred Games is an epic thriller which doubles as an anatomy of modern India, concentrating on Bombay but making confident sweeps into various hinterlands...Read Review

Keywords :

English fiction, Thriller, Anatomy of modern India, 


FICTION

Title :

The alchemy of desire

Author : Tarun J Tejpal
Pub. Details : Picador India,
Notes :

The Alchemy of Desire is a bold book..and at times when you least expect it, a funny book. This is also a book about women. Extremely strong women. Fiza, Bibi Lahori and Catherine are the kind of characters you would want to meet in real life. The kind of women you could promptly fall passionately in love with. This is an immensely ambitious novel that manages to stay afloat despite the many twists and turns that could easily drag a lesser work down. Spread across five parts -- each capable of being a vibrant novella -- this is a story about the spirit of desire implicit in each of us. In a little over 200,000 words, Tejpal manages to encompass whole lives, along with the galaxies of emotion contained therein.

Keywords :

English fiction, Love and desire, Romance


FICTION
Title :

One night at the call centre

Author : Chetan Bhagat
Pub. Details : Rupa, New Delhi, 2007
Summary :

The novel revolves around a group of six call center employees working in Connections call center in the Delhi suburb of Gurgaon in Haryana. It is filled with a lot of drama with unpleasant things happening to all of the leading characters. The story takes a dramatic and decisive turn when they get a phone call from God...

Keywords :

English fiction, Novel, Story of call centre employees


GREEN BUILDING
Title :

LEED India NC: reference guide, version 1.0

Author : Indian Green Building Council
Pub. Details : CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad, 2007
Contents :

LEED-INDIA for New Construction and Major Renovations is a green building rating system that was designed to guide and distinguish high-performance commercial and institutional projects with a focus on office buildings. This reference guide provides guidelines for designing energy & environment friendly buildings.

Keywords :

Green building, LEED India, Sustainable sites, Water efficiency, Material and resources, Energy and atmosphere, Indoor environmental quality, Innovation in design


HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Title :

Atlas of global development: visual guide to the world's greatest challenges

Pub. Details : Collins, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007
Contents :

This book seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of the world's development at the beginning of the 21st century. It draws on the large set of statistical indicators that have been collected by the World Bank to guide its development programs.

Keywords :

International statistics, Rich and poor, People, Education, Health, Economy, Environment, Country comparisons, Key indicators of development


HUMAN RESOURCE
Title :

Training in interpersonal skills: tips for managing people at work [3rd ed.]

Author : Stephen P Robbins, Phillip L Hunsaker
Pub. Details : Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2003
Notes :

This book elaborates 10 components of interpersonal skills training: (1) assessment of basic skill levels; (2) review of key concepts relevant to application of the skills; (3) test of conceptual knowledge; (4) identification of the specific behavioral dimensions needed for each skill; (5) observation of how to apply the skill through modeling exercises; (6) skill practice in small groups; (7) summary checklist self-assessment to identify deficiencies; (8) application questions to cement practical understanding of the concepts; (9) reinforcement exercises outside of the classroom; and (10) development of an action plan for ongoing skill improvement.

Keywords :

Human resource, Interpersonal skills, Training in interpersonal skills


INDIAN INDUSTRY REVIEW
Title :

Indian industry: a monthly review , July 2007

Pub. Details : Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. , Mumbai , 2007
Notes :

This book presents a series of documents that provide you with detailed and up-to-date information on Indian industries. The documents and presented in a simple and analytical framework to reveal the current trends and future prospects in the industries. The service integrates a wide variety of data to present a cohesive and analytical picture of the industries.

Keywords :

Indian industry outlook , Sugar , Tea , Coffee , Edible Oils , Dairy Products , Bakery products , Poultry products & meat products , Marine products , Packaged food , Tabacco products , Beer & Alcohol , Textiles , Apparels , Man-made fibres , Jute products , Newsprint & Paper , Rubber products , Contraceptives , Tyres & Tubes , Footwear , Crude oil & Natural gas , Petroleum Products , Alkalies , Ethylene glycol , Acetic acid , Methanol , Phenol , Caprolactum , Polymers , Plastic Products , Plastic films , Plastic packaging goods , Paints & Varnishes , Dyes & pigments , Cosmetics , Toiletries , Soaps & Detergents , Fertilisers , Pesticides , Drugs & Pharmaceuticals , Cement , Construction and allied activities , Real estate , Ceramic products , Gems & Jewellery , Glass , Glassware , Pig iron , Sponge iron , Steel , Aluminium products , Copper products , Boilers , Turbines & Diesel engines , Pumps , Consumer electronics , Automobile , Telecommunication , Hotels , Computer hardware


INFRASTRUCTURE
Title :

National conference on affordable housing for all [2 June 2007: Mumbai]

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, 2007
Summary :

Background paper of the National conference on affordable housing for all held on 2 June 2007 in Mumbai.

Keywords :

Housing, Housing infrastructure, Affordable housing


INFRASTRUCTURE
Title :

Construction summit: accelerating the implementation of infrastructure development [16 May 2007: New Delhi]

Author : CII
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, 2007
Notes :

Background paper of the Construction summit: accelerating the implementation of infrastructure development held on 16 May 2007 in New Delhi.

Keywords :

Construction scenario, Attracting partners into PPP, Productivity in construction sector, Dispute resolution mechanism, Standardizing bidding and contract documents, training, PPP in infrastructure


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Title :

The little data book on information and communication technology

Pub. Details : The World Bank, Washington,DC, 2007
Contents :

This book charts the progress of ICT for 208 countries around the world. It provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2000 and 2005, across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare countries. This guide includes indicators covering the economic and social context, the structure of the information and communication technology sector, and sector performance related to access, quality, affordability, institutional efficiency, and applications.

Keywords :

Information and communications technology, ICT, World indicators, World statistics, International statistics


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Title :

India's top IT companies 2007

Pub. Details : Dun and Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, 2007
Notes :

This edition provides key statistics - such as employee size, verticals serviced and locations - for companies listed in it. Besides this, it also provides information on the history, operations and financial performance of these companies.

Keywords :

IT industry in India, Information technology industry in India, IT companies in India, Company profiles


INVESTMENT PROJECTS
Title :

Monthly review of investment projects, June 2007

Pub. Details : Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. , Mumbai , 2007
Summary :

This monthly review provides up-to-date information on new investment projects on hand in the country.

Keywords :

Investment projects in India, Manufacturing - Textiles , Inorganic chemicals , Alkalies , Fertilisers , Pesticides , Drugs and Pharmaceuticals , Polymers , Rubber products , Cement , Metals , Electrical machinery , Electronics , Transport equipment , Infrastructure - Mining , Electricity generation , Electricity distribution , Hotels and Tourism , Health services , Railway transport , Air transport , Shipping , Telecommunication services , IT , Information technology , Road transport , Industrial investment , FDI , Capital goods , Foreign direct investment


LEADERSHIP
Title :

The greatness guide

Author : Robin Sharma
Pub. Details : Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai, 2007
Note :

The greatness Guide is a strikingly powerful and enormously practical handbook that will inspire you to get to world class in both your personal and professional life. This Guide contains a proven formula that will help you meet your highest potential and live an extraordinary life.

Keywords :

Leadership wisdom, Greatness guide


LEADERSHIP
Title : The leadership crash course: how to create personal leadership value [2nd ed.]
Author : Paul Taffinder
Pub. Details : Kogan Page India, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

The Leadership Crash Course is a hard-hitting day-to-day guide to help executives and managers gain insight into their own leadership, then develop and hone the right skills to become powerful leaders.

Keywords :

Leadership, Management, Creating personal leadership value


LEADERSHIP

Title :

The monk who sold his Ferrari: a fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny

Author : Robin Sharma
Pub. Details : Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai, 2007
Notes :

This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. A wonderfully crafted ffable tells the extraordinacy story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to - develop joyful thoughts; follow our life's mission and calling; cultivate self-discipline and act courageously; value time as our most important commodity; and nourish our relationships; and - live fully, one day at a time.

Keywords :

Improving the quality of life, Leading a joyful life, Leadership wisdom


LEADERSHIP
Title :

Jalebi management : all stakeholders can enjoy a bite

Author : Shombit Sengupta
Pub. Details : Response Books : New Delhi , 2007
Notes :

This tantalizing read is for the ambitions global manager who wants to innovate and make it big in this increasingly complex world. This book represents the uniqueness of particular cultures, a uniqueness that global businesses need to understand for complete success. Interspersed with far-sighted observations and anecdotes, and spiced with humor, this book provides noval and appetizing management techniques at a time when developed countries are looking towards India and China for their market expansion and outsourcing requirements.

Keywords :

Management, Leadership, Strategic management, Renovation and innovation , Shareholder enjoyment , Product development , Partner management , Marketing , Leadership , Corporate promise , Human capital , Finance and planning , Vendor management , Customer enjoyment , Production and quality , Administration


 LEADERSHIP
Title :

The case of the bonsai manager

Author : R Gopalakrishnan
Pub. Details : Penguin : New Delhi , 2007
Notes :

This book is about effective leadership in today's uncertain times and addresses budding managers aspiring to become tomorrow's leaders.

Keywords :

Management and leadership, Developing Leadership skills


MEDIA
Title :

Next generation media: the global shift

Author : Richard P Adler
Pub. Details : The Aspen Institute, Washington DC, 2007
Notes :

This report examines the growth of the internet and its effect on a rapidly changing topic: the impact of new media on politics, business, society, culture, and governments the world over. The report also sheds light on how traditional media will need to adapt to face the competition of the next generation media.

Keywords :

Media, Media industry, Traditional vs. new media, Impact of new media, Internet


RETAIL
Title :

Stratagem: cases on retail, products, services and trends

Pub. Details : Business Standard and McGraw Hill,  New Delhi, 2007
Note :

Stratagem provides a glimpse into the world of strategy. Articles on retail, brands, auto and consumer durables, services, corporate and trends, vividly describe management and implementation of strategy.

Keywords :

Retail, Brands, Automobiles and Consumer durables, Services, Corporate and trends


RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Title :

Bharat Nirman Plus: unlocking rural India's growth potential

Author : CII, McKinsey & Company
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, 2007
Notes :

This report is an effort by CII to determine how rural development efforts could be leveraged to foster and permeate economic growth into and for rural India. The study reveals that though infrastructure is the key for development, creation of it alone will not be sufficient. It needs to be supplemented with the development of Employment that harness resident skills and assets in rural areas.

Keywords :

Rural development, Bharat Nirman programme, Rural employment, Rural infrastructure


SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Title :

CII skills summit : making India the skills capital of the world [19 January 2007 : Bangalore]

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) : New Delhi, 2007
Notes :

Proceedings of the CII skills summit 2007 held in Bangalore.

Keywords :

Skills development


TQM
Title :

The standards of weights and measures (Packaged Commodities) rules, 1977

Author: P A Krishnamoorthy (Comp.) and R N Chowdhury (Reviewer)
Pub. Details : Institute of Quality, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bangalore, 2007
Contents :

This is an update of the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules 1977 that contains indication of the Amendment details issued by the Government to various provisions of the Rules.

Keywords :

Standards - Weights and Measures - India, Amendments in Rules


TELECOM
Title :

Wireless India: catalyzing next wave in economic growth

Author : BDA and CII
Pub. Details : BDA Connect and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, 2007
Contents :

This report investigate the nature and power of wireless technologies which are already available or soon will be. It discusses at length various factors that impact deployment, adoption and use of wireless data services in India. These factors include technology and price as well as policy and regulation.

Keywords :

Telecommunications, Wireless industry in India, Policy, Technology, Regulation, Price


CII PUBLICATIONS

1.  

Bharat Nirman Plus: unlocking rural India's growth potential - a report

2.  

LEED India NC, version 1.0 - a reference guide

3.  

The standards of weights and measures (Packaged Commodities) rules, 1977 - an update

4.  

Wireless India: catalyzing next wave in economic growth - a report

5.  

National summit on corporate social responsibility [14-15 June 2007: Chennai] -  Background paper

6.  

Construction summit: accelerating the implementation of infrastructure development [16 May 2007: New Delhi] - Background paper

7.  

Towards excellence: higher education in India - a report

8.  

National conference on affordable housing for all [2 June 2007: Mumbai] - Background paper

9.  

CII skills summit : making India the skills capital of the world [19 January 2007 : Bangalore] - Background paper

10.  

Endeavours in Education  - CII's effort in education

11.  

International conference on India's water economy: law and sustainable development [11-12 May 2007: New Delhi] - Theme paper

12.  

National Conference on Mumbai as an International Financial Centre [23 April 2007: Mumbai] - Proceedings

13.  

Integrity India Campaign [19 December 2006: Coimbatore] - Background paper

14.  

National award for excellence in water management 2006 [21-22 December 2006: Hyderabad] - Presentations and case study booklet


DIRECTORIES

1.  

Indian biotechnology directory 2007 / CII

2.  

Introduction Asia: Business Book 2007-08 / Rifacimento, New Delhi, 2007

3.  

American business register 2007-08 / Rifacimento, New Delhi, 2007

4.  

Czech exporters and importers 2007 / Inform CZ

5.  

INS press handbook 2006-2007 ( Volume 1 : A-L ) / Indian Newspaper Society, New Delhi, 2007

6.  

INS press handbook 2006-2007 ( Volume 2 : M-Z ) / Indian Newspaper Society, New Delhi, 2007

7.  

The public sector undertakings in India directory / Giri's Information Services


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