Vol . 9, No. 5               BOOK ALERT          December 2012

 

 AGRICULTURE

Title:

Indian agribusiness : cultivating future opportunities

Author:

Ashish Iyer & Abheek Singhi

Publisher:

The Boston Consulting Group,  2012

Summary:

As per this report, agricultural produce to the tune of Rs 50,000-60,000 crore is lost due to poor post-harvest infrastructure and insufficient supply chain management. Most warehouses and logistics providers lack adequate scientific and technical facilities to store and transport perishable commodities such as seafood, fruits, vegetables, etc. About 30-40 per cent of horticulture produce is wasted annually due to inadequate storage and transportation facilities.  The shortfall for warehouse capacity is likely to touch 70 million tonnes (mt) to 80 mt by 2015. The country currently requires 130-140 mt of dry storage for a production of approximately 220 mt of foodgrain, 27 mt of oilseeds, and 35 mt of other cash crops such as cotton, jute.. The post–harvest supply chain is one of the critical levers that can resolve some of the key issues plaguing agriculture in the country. On the other hand, it provides a huge opportunity for the private sector to look at a profitable business.

Keywords:

Agribusiness , Agribusiness in India , India and agriculture , Farming , Seeds , Fertilisers , Farming, Dairy industry in India , Food retail , Food processing industry , Storage , Logistics , Post Harvest Supply Chain


 BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Title:

Turning points: a journey through challenges

Author:

A P J Abdul Kalam

Publisher:

Harper Collins: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. I had delivered a lecture Vision to Mission and the session got extended from one hour to two. I had lunch with a group of research students and went back to class. As I was returning to my rooms in the evening the vice- chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, The prime minister wants to talk with you ... Some months earlier, I had left my post as principal scientific adviser to the government of India, a Cabinet-level post, to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change. Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It offers insight not only into an extraordinary personality but also a vision of how a country with a great heritage can become great in accomplishment, skills and abilities through effort, perseverance and confidence. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey, individual and collective, that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.

Keywords:

Autobiography , A P J Abdul Kalam , Leadership , Biography


Title:

Indira Gandhi : tryst with power

Author:

Nayantra Sahgal  

Publisher:

Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

How did Indira Gandhi reach the pinnacle of Indian politics? Did India move away from freedom under her leadership? What kind of woman was she? Indira Gandhi made unorthodox use of power and possessed a highly individual style of functioning. In this book, Nayantara Sahgal persuasively argues that authoritarianism was the inevitable outcome of Indira s personality and temperament. Her leadership marked a drastic break with the democratic tradition of her family and Indian politics. During her regime, the political landscape of India underwent profound changes. The Emergency of 1975 77 was used to promote her son Sanjay as her ultimate successor. The entry of her elder son, Rajiv, into politics after Sanjay s death, and his immediate political prominence showcased Indira s essential belief in her family s right to rule.

Keywords:

Biography , Indira Gandhi , Indian politician , Leadership


Title:

Escape from oblivion : the story of a Pakistani prisoner of war in India

Author:

Ikram Sehgal

Publisher:

Oxford University Press : Karachi , 2012

Summary:

Ikram Sehgal, a Pakistani Army officer, became a prisoner of war (POW) in India in peculiar circumstances after he was handed over to the Indians after the rebellion in East Pakistan in 1971. Along with officers and other ranks of mostly non-Bengali origin, he was held in an Indian POW Camp that was established in April 1971 despite the fact that the India-Pakistan War that led to the creation of Bangladesh did not break out until December 1971. These 100 or so POWs remained undeclared by India throughout 1971. Kept in solitary confinement he escaped on the 100th day of captivity, becoming the first Pakistani Army officer to successfully break out from an Indian POW camp in history. Made from original notes taken during the period of de-briefing on return to Pakistan, this fascinating book gives an insider's account of conditions in Indian custody. It is a spell-binding and gripping tale of individual courage, of disparate friendships made in very adverse circumstances and the will to survive.

Keywords:

Autobiography , Prisoner of War in India, India-Pakistan War, India Pakistan Relations, Biography


Title:

Durbar

Author:

Tavleen Singh 

Publisher:

Hachette India : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

Seasoned reporter and distinguished newspaper columnist Tavleen Singh’s Durbar is a sharp account of turbulent years during Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Describing the Nehruvian era of her childhood, the Emergency of her youth and the political shifts that followed, Tavleen writes of the birth and evolution of insurgencies in Punjab and Kashmir, the blood spilt in assassinations and massacres, of crises internal and external and the clumsy attempts to set things right. A remarkable memoir, vivid with the colour of election campaigns and society dinners, low conspiracies and high corruption, Durbar rewards us with this truth: that if India is to achieve a better future the past can no longer be ignored or forgotten.

Keywords:

Indian Politics, Politics & Government, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Dynastic Politics, The Emergency, Memoir


Title:

My experience with the office of additional solicitor general of India

Author:

Bishwajit Bhattacharyya

Publisher:

Universal Law Publishing Co Pvt Ltd: Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

The book should be of immense interest to every lawyer, judge, academician, government official, policy maker and every person the world over interested in knowing the first hand experience of a tope Law Officer of the largest democracy in the world.

Keywords:

Memoir , Solicitor General , Judiciary , Tax Cases , Corruption


DEFENCE

Title:

Japanese (re)militarization and Asia

Author:

Rajesh Kapoor

Publisher:

Pentagon Press : New Delhi , 2011

Summary:

This study attempts to trace the roots of militarism, militarization and anti-militarism in Japan. External factors influencing Japanese militarization and vice-versa have also been taken into account.

Keywords:

National Defence Policy , Japan , Japanese militarism , Japanese remilitarization , Anti - militarism in Japan


DIRECTORIES

Title:

AgroTech 2012 : exhibitor catalogue 

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : Chandigarh , 2012  

Summary:

Exhibitor Catalogue of the 10th AgroTech held in Chandigarh from 1 to 4 December 2012. Contains detail profiles and contact details of exhibitors in the trade fair.

Keywords:

Agriculture , Agrotech , Exhibitor Catalogue , Food Processing Industry , Exhibitors profile , Agriculture Technology


Title:

UCCI Directory 2012

Publisher:

Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry ( UCCI ) : Udaipur , 2012  

Summary:

Directory of Udaipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the year 2012.

Keywords:

Directory , UCCI , Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Title:

Directory of Delhi state government officials 2013 [21st Edition]  

Publisher:

Delhi Information Bureau : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

This directory provides important information of Delhi state government officials.

Keywords:

Directory, Delhi Government Officials, Delhi legislative assembly , Council of ministers , High Court of Delhi , District & Sessions Judge of Delhi , Lokayukta , Municipal corporation of Delhi , Financial Commissioner office , Delhi secretariat , Departments , Directorates


Title:

Directory of central government officials [ 31st Edition]

Publisher:

Delhi Information Bureau: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

This directory provides contact details of Central Government officials , President of India , Vice President of India , Council of Ministers , Secretaries , Governors , Judges , Chief Ministers , Chief Secretaries , Resident commissioners, etc.

Keywords:

Directory , Central Government Officials, President of India , Vice President of India , Council of Ministers , Secretaries , Governors , Judges , Chief Ministers , Chief Secretaries , Resident commissioners, Ministries , Member of Parliament , India


ECONOMY, FINANCE & INVESTMENT

Title:

On the pathways of development

Author:

Hari Shankar Singhania

Publisher:

Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

The rapidly growing Indian economy and global economy are getting increasingly integrated in the new world order in the post Cold-war era. Hari Shankar Singhania has witnessed this growth and transition and has spoken extensively and written about these trends. This book is a collection of his speeches and articles at various forums. As an entrepreneur, Singhania reflects on the problems, the trials and the tribulations that both Indian and global economies have gone through. His perspectives are rich observations about the intricacies involved and the issues that shaped policy-making during the difficult era.

Keywords:

Indian Economy, Global economy, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, Economic Crisis, Manufacturing , Economic Growth - History - India


Title:

Gujarat : governance for growth and development

Author:

Bibek Debroy

Publisher:

Academic Foundation: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

Drawing attention to Gujarat's template of governance, efficient public expenditure, decentralization, and participatory planning, this book relates the growth and development of this Indian state. Asserting that development is a result of the perceptible improvement in social sectors as well as of vibrant industry, it states the facts about the Gujarat model and explains how it has implications for other Indian states. Gujarat's macroeconomic growth was built through education, health, water, electricity, and roads, and this record reveals how these benefits have trickled down and how deprived segments have been main-streamed.

Keywords:

Economic Growth , Gujarat, Infrastructure, Education, Health, Governance, Investment Climate, Economy


Title:

Rich dad poor dad

Author:

Robert T Kiyosaki

Publisher:

Cashflow technologies Inc: USA , 2011  

Summary:

Rich Dad Poor Dad is advocates financial independence through investing, real estate, owning businesses, and increasing one's financial intelligence. The book is largely based on Kiyosaki's upbringing and education in Hawaii. It highlights the different attitudes to money, work and life of two men (i.e. his titular "rich dad" and "poor dad"), and how they in turn influenced key decisions in Kiyosaki's life.

Keywords:

Making Money , Business & Economy, Money Management, Financial future, Financial literacy, Investment, Tax Management


Title:

Foreign trade and balance of payments  (October 2012)

Publisher:

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt Ltd ( CMIE ): Mumbai , 2012  

Summary:

This book presents a series of documents that provide you with detailed and up-to-date information on foreign trade and balance of payments.

Keywords:

Foreign Trade - India, Export import , Trade Balance, India


Title:

Scaling northern heights

Author:

CII & KPMG

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : Chandigarh , 2012

Summary:

The northern region of India with 7% of world's population has for long served as the breeding ground for innovation and entrepreneurship. The region contributes 26% to India's GDP and accounts for 31% of India's agriculture GDP. Each state/UT offers a distinct advantage in building the overall investment viability in the region. This report highlights the advantages & opportunities of the region to the potential investors and the way forward. This report was released at the Invest North : A Conclave to Showcase Investment Opportunities in Northern States [3-4 November, 2012 : Gurgaon].

Keywords:

Investment Climate - Northern Region - India , Doing Business in India, Business Opportunities, Investment Climate


Title:

Investment climate in Jharkhand

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : Kolkata , 2012

Summary:

Jharkhand has around 40 percent of the country’s mineral resources such as coal, iron ore, copper, uranium, mica, bauxite, granite, limestone, silver, graphite, magnetite and dolomite. The abundance of mineral reserves has made the state a lucrative and sought after destination for investments. The state is one of the largest producers of coal, mica and copper in India. Propelled by mineral reserves, mining and extraction are major industries in the state. The state enjoys a unique location-specific advantage as it is close to the vast market of Eastern India. Proximity to ports of Kolkata, Haldia and Paradip, provides easy access of raw materials to the industries. Excellent educational infrastructure which includes recently operational Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Towards the same, CII has came out with this report with a view to focus on the investment climate in Jharkhand.

Keywords:

Investment Climate - Jharkhand - India , Doing Business in India, Business Opportunities, Investment Climate, Policy


Title:

Doing business in Sri Lanka: handbook for Indian business

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry: New Delhi, 2012 

Summary:

Doing Business in Sri Lanka - Handbook for Indian Business is a practical guide for Indian enterprises keen to look at opportunities in Sri Lanka. It highlights expanding trade and investment potential for India in Sri Lanka, and outlines key aspects of the climate for doing business. The Handbook is an initiative of the High Commission of India, Sri Lanka, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry, India.

Keywords:

Doing business in Sri Lanka, Indian businesses in Sri Lanka, Investment climate in Sri Lanka


Title:

Emerging consumer demand: rise of the small town Indian

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry: Mumbai, 2012 

Summary:

The CII Nielsen Study on “Emerging Consumer Demand: Rise of the Small Town Indian” cogently captures the growth of smaller Tier 2 & Tier 3 towns and how they are driving the Indian market today. The report states that consumer demand is growing steadily in small town urban India across categories. This study is of great value to marketers as they work towards expanding their respective businesses and look for the best emerging opportunities. This study was released at the twelfth CII Marketing Summit 2012 organised by CII on 27-28 August 2012 at Mumbai.

Keywords:

Consumer Demand, Consumer Study, Emerging Opportunities, Investment Opportunities, Marketing Strategy


Title:

Eyes wide open: a survey of opportunities & challenges for Indian enterprises setting up and operating in the UK

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry: New Delhi, 2012 

Summary:

The report ‘Eyes Wide Open’ jointly undertaken by the Confederation of Indian Industry, CII- Indian Business Forum in UK and Deloitte UK, is based on a real-time survey of Indian companies based in the UK and looks at the opportunities available in the UK, as well as the challenges they face. The report further suggests vital steps to be taken by new entrants to the UK market, so as to maximise their business opportunities.

Keywords:

Business Opportunities, United Kingdom, Indian Businesses in UK, Business Climate in UK, Guidelines for doing business in UK


Title:

Institutional investors: driving force for good governance

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry: New Delhi, 2012 

Summary:

A joint survey by CII and Institutional Investor Advisory Services titled ‘Institutional Investors: Driving Force for Good Governance’ was released at CII’s 8th International Corporate Governance Summit held on 18 September 2012 at Mumbai. The Survey outlines how institutional investors can be vital value providers to business and economy apart from being providers of capital. It reveals that majority of investors deem corporate governance as “very important” in their assessment of target companies. It also reflects on investor perceptions on the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanism in India.

Keywords:

Corporate Governance, India, Good Governance, Institutional Investors


EDUCATION

Title:

Taking higher education to the next orbit: agenda for reforms in the north

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry, Chandigarh, 2012 

Summary:

CII has been actively engaged with the Education sector in placing sector development initiatives and reform agenda on the priority list of the concerned authorities. To provide further stimulus and to leverage the growth potential of the sector, CII organized the EduSummit 2012 on the theme “Taking Higher Education to The Next Orbit: Agenda for Reforms in the North” on 13 October 2012 at Chandigarh. Towards the same this knowledge paper covers the following broad themes – the Reforms for Universalising Quality Education, Encouraging Private Funding, Becoming a Global Education Hub and Encouraging Industry Academia Collaboration.

Keywords:

Education, Higher Education, Education Reforms, India, Northern Region, Reforms in Education, Quality Education, Global Education, Private Funding, Industry-Academia Collaboration


Title:

Taking stock: a sector wide scan of higher education in India

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2012 

Summary:

This report is a sector-wide scan of the legal and regulatory framework, the reform initiatives of the Government, opportunities for private sector participation, and the role of information and communication technology as an enabler for quality and market-responsive higher education. It highlights the prospects of enhancing the quality of higher engineering education to comparable international standards through progressive and positive involvement of the private sector, across all facets of engineering institutes in India. The report concludes by identifying a three stage process of movement towards establishing a strong industry-institute linkage relevant and quality education to the children of India.

Keywords:

Education Sector, Regulatory Issues, Private participation, Foreign Universities, Technology Trends, Higher Education, Education Reforms, India, Reforms in Education, Quality Education, Industry-Academia Collaboration


Title:

Annual Status of Higher Education in States and UTs in India

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2012 

Summary:

This report, Annual Status of Higher Education in States and UTs, 2012 (ASHE, 2012) maps the higher education systems in all State and Union Territories (UTs). The report provides socioeconomic profile, institutional and enrolment data, growth trends, key indicators of higher education, and labour market information with a view to create a framework for holistic thinking of the higher education in the States and its linkages with the demographic trends and schooling on one hand and economy and labour markets conditions on the other. Issues of access, equity, infrastructure, staffing and financing are covered where possible.

Keywords:

Education, Higher Education, India, Socio-economic profile, Indicators, Infrastructure, Staffing, Initiatives


FICTION, POETRY & HUMOR

Title:

The museum of innocence

Author:

Orhan Pamuk

Publisher:

Faber and Faber Ltd: London , 2009  

Summary:

The book is a long and detailed account of the obsessive love that Kemal, a wealthy businessman, bears for Füsun, a lower class shop girl 12 years Kemal's junior, for over 30 years starting in 1975. Kemal loves without regard to the interests or situation of Füsun. Oblivious to his own selfishness, Kemal first refuses to give up his fiancée to be with the love of his life, and then becomes an obsessive collector of the artifacts of his life with Füsun. This is a relationship that is both lengthy and increasingly bizarre as Kemal objectifies Füsun and becomes a collector intent on satisfying his emotional obsession with his object of desire (Füsun) rather carrying on a healthy human relationship with his beloved. The book is filled with references to butterflies, a caged bird and other collectibles and collectors as Kemal carries out the fetishism of a collector. Kemal, while enthralled by Füsun, can’t in the end treat her as a subject, rather than an object – a human being rather than a thing.

Keywords:

English Fiction , Love , Romance , Relationship


Title:

Winter of the world : book two of the Century Trilogy

Author:

Ken Follett

Publisher:

Dutton Adult: New York , 2012  

Summary:

"Winter of the World", is the second in the planned three volume set of the Century Trilogy about the history of the 20th century. Beginning in 1933, Follett brings his huge cast of characters along from the years up to the end of the Great War. The interesting thing about Follett's second book is the breadth of the coverage of the 1930's and 40's (and into the `50's). Everything from the burning of the Reichstag to the T4 Euthanesia program under the Nazis, to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway to the development of the atomic bomb is covered. Now, in a regular novel, the reader would think, "oh yeah, how can one character or family of characters be present at all these historic events?" But Follett has developed so many characters that what happens is not unlikely. His characters seem to merge with each other and then separate much like the designs in a kaleidoscope. The American heiress from the Russian-emigree father goes to England in the mid-1930's and marries the son(s) of members the British/Welsh nobility. The German characters interact with both the British and the Russians. All these families had been introduced in Follett's first book and all interacted in Follett's second.

Keywords:

English Fiction , Historical Fiction , Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense


Title:

The Taliban cricket club : a novel

Author:

Timeri N Murari

Publisher:

Aleph Book Company: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist who works for the Kabul Daily in Afghanistan. She takes care of her ill, widowed mother and her younger brother, Jahan. But then Rukhsana is summoned to appear at the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, and their quiet and tenuous way of life is shattered. There, the malevolent minister, Zorak Wahidi, announces that the Taliban has found a new way to pursue the diplomatic respect it has long been denied: cricket. On the world stage of sports, the Taliban will prove they are a fair and just society. Rukhsana and several other journalists are to report that a tournament will be held to determine who will play for Afghanistan. Anyone can put together a team. Women are forbidden to play. The winners will travel to Pakistan to train, then go on to represent Afghanistan around the world. Rukhsana knows that this is a shameful, and deeply surreal, idea. The Taliban will never embrace a game rooted in civility, fairness, and equality, with no tolerance for violence or cheating. And no one in Afghanistan even knows how to play the game.

Keywords:

English Fiction , Afghanistan , Taliban , Freedom to Live , Violence , Life in Taliban, Historical Fiction


Title:

The collected short stories

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

Publisher:

Pan Books: London , 2012  

Summary:

Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume. 'A Quiver Full of Arrows' takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves. Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of 'A Twist in the Tale' in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed. Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in 'Twelve Red Herrings', a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist.

Keywords:

English Fiction , Thrillers , Historical Fiction , Contemporary


Title:

The artist of disappearance

Author:

Anita Desai

Publisher:

Random House Publishers India Private Limited: Noida , 2011  

Summary:

The Artist of Disappearance consists of three long stories. In ‘The Museum of Final Journeys’ an unnamed government official is called upon to inspect a faded mansion of forgotten treasures, each sent home by the absent, itinerant master. As he is taken through the estate, wondering whether to save these precious relics, he reaches the final – greatest – gift of all, looming out of the shadows. In ‘Translator, Translated’, middle-aged Prema meets her successful publisher friend Tara at a school reunion. Tara hires her as a translator, but Prema, buoyed by her work and the sense of purpose it brings, begins deliberately to blur the line between writer and translator, and in so doing risks unravelling her desires and achievements. The final story is of Ravi, living hermit-like in the burnt-out shell of his family home high up in the Himalayan mountains. He cultivates not only silence and solitude but a secret hidden away in the woods, concealed from sight. When a film crew from Delhi intrude upon his seclusion, it compels him to withdraw even further until he magically and elusively disappears…

Keywords:

English Fiction , Historical Fiction


Title:

These my words: the Penguin book of Indian poetry

Author:

Eunice De Souza ( Ed ) & Melanie Silgardo ( Eds. ) 

Publisher:

Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

These My Words - is an anthology of magnificent breadth, ranging from Valmiki to Agha Shahid Ali, Aurobindo to Vikram Seth, Andal to Tagore, spanning Indian poetry in its myriad forms, styles and languages. The poems speak for themselves and to each other, as folk songs and tribal epics sit alongside classical Sanskrit and formal Tamil verse is a companion to contemporary Bengali or Dogri. There is Ghalib in praise of love, Tukaram on religious bigotry, Ksetrayya on divine love through the erotic, Gieve Patel on identity. In Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardos carefully curated selection, each poem illumines exquisitely the tradition of Indian poetry.

Keywords:

Anthology , Poetry , Indian Poetry


Title:

Madhushala [in Hindi]

Author:

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Publisher:

Rajpal & Sons: New Delhi , 2012

Summary:

Madhushala = मधुशाला [The House of Wine], is a book of 135 "quatrains": verses of four lines by Hindi poet and writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907–2003). The poet tries to explain the complexity of life with his four instruments, which appear in almost every verse: madhu, madira or haala (wine), saaki (server), pyaala (cup or glass) and of course madhushala, madiralaya (pub/bar).

Keywords:

Hindi Poem , Madhubala , Wine


Title:

Khushwant Singh's joke book (Volume 1 to 9)

Author:

Khushwant Singh

Publisher:

Orient Paperbacks: New Delhi, 2011  

Summary:

A super collection of naughty and not-so-naughty jokes, humorous anecdotes, comic interludes and hilarious situations, selected by the author from amongst the thousands contributed by his readers and fan-and some manufactured by him. The book is a meticulous collection of several highly hilarious anecdotes. A wide variety of situations and characters (except sardarji) ranging from crude periphery of India to Indian embassies in foreign countries have been incorporated for their very commonality-humor. Really entertaining.

Keywords:

Humor, Jokes


INDUSTRY

Title:

Survival to supremacy : Indian hospitality story 2012 & beyond

Author:

CII & The Joint Cushman & Wakefield

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

The report evaluates the hospitality sector dynamics of the top six cities of India - Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai and provides an overview on the performance, growth and outlook of the Indian Hospitality industry. According to the report, the top six cities of India are expected to see a total of 50,000 new hotel rooms across categories in the next 5-6 years. This is in response to the steady growth the hospitality sector has recorded over the last few years. 2012 alone is expected to see 14,800 fresh keys by the end of the year. Out of the total expected supply for 2012, 2000 new hotel rooms have already entered the market. This report was released at the 4th International CII Hospitality Fair-2012 on 20 September, the first day of the 3-day exhibition at New Delhi.

Keywords:

Hospitality Industry , Hospitality Sector, Tourism, Indian Hospitality Overview, Tourism Infrastructure Projects, Metro City Market Performances, Hotel Performance, Hospitality Dynamics


Title:

Indian pharma reference guide 2012-13

Publisher:

Kongposh Publications Pvt Ltd: New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

This book details past and present scenario of pharmaceutical sector in India followed by a state wise list of Pharmacy Institutes in India which are approved by the AICTE and PCI. It is followed by a list of the offices of the pharmaceutical councils of India, state wise.

Keywords:

Indian pharma industry , Pharmacy education , Drugs and chemicals , Pharmaceutical manufacturers


Title:

Indian pharma inc. : gearing up for the next level of growth

Author:

CII & PWC

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

The Indian pharma industry is on a good growth path and is likely to be in the top 10 global markets by value by 2020. Indian pharma companies have also capitalised on export opportunities in regulated and semi-regulated markets by growing at a CAGR of 21.5%4 over from 2005 to 2011 and will continue to grow in these markets. To sustain growth momentum, overall reforms are required particularly in the insurance sector to include coverage of outpatient expenses and drug-related expenditure. The Indian pharma industry has been facing several regulatory challenges like foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, pricing policy, patent protection, regulatory approvals and compulsory licensing, which require careful consideration by the companies as they think through suitable strategies in their pursuit of growth..

Keywords:

Pharmaceutical industry in India , Pharma Policy , Healthcare , Foreign direct investment (FDI) in pharma , Pricing Policy , Patent Protection , Regulatory Issues


Title:

Report by CII Working Groups on Health Insurance

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

The report comprises of the working papers submitted by the three sub groups constituted under the “Policy and Standards” Group. The Sub Groups are as Sub Group on “Product Innovation and Pricing”, Sub Group on “Standard Definitions” and the Sub Group on “Universal Health Coverage”. The report has two working papers and one concept note on the Moving towards the Universal Health Coverage of India (the complete paper would be submitted later this year). The working papers have attempted to evolve a methodology and have come up with specific recommendations. A report prepared by the CII Working Groups on Health Insurance under the “Policy and Standards” Group in association with Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). The report was released by Mr. J Hari Narayan, Chairman, IRDA at the 6th Health Insurance Summit 2012 organized on 3rd October in New Delhi.

Keywords:

Health Insurance, Healthcare in India


Title:

Capital goods in India: a call for action

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

The CII-BCG report "Capital Goods in India: A Call for Action" captures some of the challenges and opportunities available in the capital goods sector today. A 10 point action agenda is also proposed for the capital goods sector that will enable policy makers and industry to help ensure that this sector continues to remain the manufacturing growth engine for India in the years ahead. The report was released at the National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry organised by CII on 26 November at New Delhi.

Keywords:

Capital Goods Industry, Indian Demand, Competitiveness, Technology, R & D, Globalisation


Title:

India entertainment & media outlook 2012

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

India’s Entertainment & Media sector is expected to grow steadily over the next five years. The industry is expected to exceed INR 175,000 crores of turnover growing at a CAGR of 17% from 2012 to 2016. Advertising segment in India is dominated by the television and print sectors with combined contribution of over 80% in the total revenue pie. Both these segments are expected to continue to be dominant in the next five years. The Indian E&M industry is among the top 15 markets in the world and the fastest growing one. Achieving the vision of E&M industry worth USD 100 billion will require a consolidated and focussed approach towards developing and deploying relevant infrastructure, supported by a strong policy framework. High broadband penetration, improved audience measurement mechanisms and regulatory support will provide the necessary impetus to future growth. The report presents key trends and developments across the nine E&M industry segments in the country.

Keywords:

Media & Entertainment Industry, Growth, Key Challenges, Advertising, Print & Television, Infrastructure, Policy Reforms, India


Title:

Scaling the Indian automotive aftermarket: path to profitable growth

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : Chennai, 2012  

Summary:

The CII & McKinsey report on "Scaling the Indian Automotive Aftermarket: Path to Profitable Growth" carries India’s automotive aftermarket developments and share perspectives on the growth outlook for the Indian aftermarket; likely evolution of the market structure, attractive granular growth opportunities on “where to compete” and “how to compete” and potential actions and initiatives for sustained profitability. The report has made use of proprietary analytical tools and databases, interviews with industry leaders, and over a 100 field interviews with retailers, wholesalers, etc. It was released as part of the CII Auto Serve 2012 exhibition held on 16-18 November at Chennai.

Keywords:

Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive Servicing, Equipment Manufacturers, Equipment Suppliers, Auto Serve 2012


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Title:

India's foreign policy : coping with the changing world

Author:

Muchkund Dubey

Publisher:

Dorling Kindersley India Pvt Ltd : Noida , 2012  

Summary:

India's foreign policy has come a long way since its independence, from the era of the Non-aligned Movement, shaped and espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru, to the recent phase of the challenges of globalization and the uncertainty created by the end of the Cold War and the decline of multilateralism and the nation state.  This book is a reflection on these transformations and includes prescriptions for strategies and policy measures. It deals with India's evolving relations with important world powers, like the United States, Russia and China. It proffers advice, distilled from experience, on dealing with neighbours, with the limelight on Bangladesh, one of the most important neighbours of India. The author, who played an important role in shaping and conducting India's policies in the global arena, does not hesitate to put forth views that are radically different from the prevailing ones.

Keywords:

Foreign policy - India , Indo-US relations , India US nuclear deal , India and neighbouring countries , India - Bangladesh economic relations, International Relations


Title:

Present day China : a net assessment

Author:

M Rasgotra 

Publisher:

Academic Foundation : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

A comprehensively study of China’s relations and policy with each of the South Asian nations, this book is a part of the Observer Research Foundation’s ongoing study of developments in China. Examining China’s political and social evolution, its economy, and its affects on India and the world—particularly due to its foreign and security policies—this analysis provides China’s economic, political, and military trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner. Insightful and didactic, this book will be useful to scholars, policymakers, journalists, and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of this Asian nation.

Keywords:

International Relations, China , China economic condition , China foreign relations , China relation with East Asia , Russia China relationship , China and South Asia


Title:

Retracing the path to prosperity : lessons from India – China business partnership

Author:

CII & Embassy of India, Beijing

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

Ties between India and China have undergone significant transformation in the last two decades. From being an insignificant player, China is now India’s largest trading partner with around US$ 75 billion worth goods traded last year and aiming to touch $ 100 billion by 2015. This report tries to capture contributions and successful strategies adopted by Indian companies invested in China. Apart from highlighting the contribution of Indian companies to Chinese economy, this bilingual (English & Chinese) book is a good reference for the potential investors to understand the strategies adopted by successful Indian Corporates.

Keywords:

International Relations, India & China Business Relation, China, Innovation, Information Technology


Title:

Commemorating 20 years of Asean-India partnership

Publisher:

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

To commemorate the 20th year of dialogue partnership between ASEAN and India this year, CII has brought out a commemorative publication which features consolidated updates and information on India-ASEAN relations, including historical and cultural ties and the economic partnership. The publication also includes a special section on the 2nd ASEAN-India Car Rally, being executed by CII under the aegis of the Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Keywords:

International Relations, ASEAN, India, India Asean Car Rally


LEADERSHIP

Title:

Breaking Barriers

Author:

Janaki Krishnan

Publisher:

Jaico Publishing House : Mumbai , 2012  

Summary:

Success stories of leading Indian women entrepreneurs who went on to become extraordinary includes stories of: Shaheen Mistry, Vandana Luthra, Renuka Ramnath Zia Mody, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Others. This book has been written to encourage girls and women and indeed anyone who aspires to do anything out of the ordinary to know that they are the sole arbiters of their lives.

Keywords:

Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Indian women,  Leading business women, Jessie Paul, Suman Swarup, Vandana Luthra, Zia Mody, Uma Ganesh, Renuka Ramnath, Saheen Mistri, Anu Aga, Meher Pudmjee, Kiran Majumadar - Shaw, Kalpana Saroj


Title:

Dare to do : for the new generation

Author:

Kiran Bedi 

Publisher:

Hay House Publishers ( India ) Pvt Ltd : New Delhi , 2012  

Summary:

In Dare to Do! For the New Generation, Kiran Bedi enthuses, motivates and inspires today’s youngsters to clearly chalk out and achieve their goals and objectives without fear and without being overwhelmed by circumstances, however adverse they may be. She emphasizes the fact that qualities such as honesty, dedication, diligence and commitment to one’s profession are vital if one wants to succeed in life. She also drives home the point that there are no short cuts to success. Her own track record (as highlighted in this book) provides various examples of how she converted challenges into opportunities and how she refused to buckle under pressure from some of the most influential people in the corridors of power.

Keywords:

Leadership , Leadership Skills


Title:

Handbook of leadership theory and practice

Author:

Nitin Nohria ( Ed ) & Rakesh Khurana ( Ed )

Publisher:

Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation: Boston , 2009  

Summary:

Scores of books and articles have been written in the popular press and mainstream marketplace about leadership: who leaders are, what they do, and why they matter. Yet in academia, there is a dearth of rigorous research, journal articles, or doctoral programs focused on leadership as a discipline. Why do top business schools espouse mission statements that promise to 'educate the leaders of the future' - yet fail to give leadership its intellectual due? "The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice" seeks to bridge this disconnect. Based on the Harvard Business School Centennial Colloquium "Leadership: Advancing an Intellectual Discipline" and edited by HBS professors Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana, this volume brings together the most important scholars from fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and history to take stock of what we know about leadership and to set an agenda for future research. More than a means of getting ahead and gaining power, leadership must be understood as a serious professional and personal responsibility. Featuring the thinking of today's most renowned scholars, the "Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice" will be a catalyst for elevating leadership to a higher intellectual plane - and help shape the research agenda for the next generation of leadership scholars.

Keywords:

Leadership , Leadership Skills, Theory of Leadership, Impact of Leadership, Variability, Practice of Leadership, Development of Leaders


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