Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished

By Gautam N. Yadama

Inside of small houses and huts through the constructing global, billions of individuals burn fires in rudimentary stoves to arrange their food and warmth their houses. along with supplying warmth, those stoves additionally unencumber quite a lot of dense black soot, which has a staggeringly unfavourable effect at the well-being, ecosystems, and development of the negative within the constructing international.

Fires, gas, and the destiny of three Billion examines the complicated nexus of matters at play within the constructing world's use of crude cookstoves -- components comparable to poverty, power, surroundings, and gender inequality. Melding succinct prose, medical synthesis, and unforgettable photos of groups in rural India, this multidisciplinary paintings goals to instructed new wisdom of a depraved challenge: how households can depend upon, and be tormented by, crude cookstoves.

What is obvious during this visible and medical treatise is the actual fact this isn't easily an issue of rudimentary stoves; it's a symptom of power lack of confidence. the pictures, narratives, and illustrated clinical information make this publication an pressing name to higher comprehend and tackle strength poverty and loved ones pollution round the globe.

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Kashmir: The Case for Freedom

By Arundhati Roy

Kashmir is among the such a lot protracted and bloody occupations within the world—and the most neglected. lower than an Indian army rule that, at part 1000000 powerful, exceeds the full variety of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human- rights abuses and atrocities are in many instances visited on its Muslim-majority inhabitants. within the final 20 years by myself, over seventy thousand humans have died. overlooked via its personal corrupt politicians, deserted by way of Pakistan and the West, which refuses to convey strain to undergo on its local best friend, India, the Kashmiri people’s ongoing quest for justice and self- choice remains to be brutally suppressed. Exploring the factors and results of the profession, Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is a passionate demand the tip of profession, and for the fitting of self- decision for the Kashmiri humans.

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Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition

Authored through P. Chidambaram, one in every of India's best-known politicians, status shield deals a willing fiscal and political research of India@2015-the tumult of the 2015 Bihar election, the debates surrounding the Land Acquisition modification ordinances and the products and companies Tax (Gst) invoice, and the alarming upward thrust of intolerance. during this infrequent selection of essays, Chidambaram refuses to draw back from any topic, irrespective of how contentious. With attribute candour he examines concerns as diverse because the real mandate of the Reserve financial institution of India, the consequences of the Union Budgets, the successes and screw ups of the United revolutionary Alliance governments, and the ambitious demanding situations that lie sooner than the Modi regime. both, the writer provides a compass for the future-underscoring the necessity for humility whereas administering a posh country and for accommodating competition voices for the larger universal reliable. In offering, without delay, a critique and a optimistic highway map, this ebook performs out the real which means of a colourful democracy-a procedure of governance within which the competition stands protect and is still as dependable because the executive of the day. status shield is proof why P. Chidambaram is taken into account not only an finished economist and administrator, but additionally a statesman of the best calibre.

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Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster

By Dominique Lapierre

It was once December three, 1984. within the historical urban of Bhopal, a cloud of poisonous gasoline escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring hundreds of thousands of individuals. while the noxious clouds cleared, the worst business catastrophe in background had taken position. Now, Dominique Lapierre brings the masses of characters, conflicts, and adventures jointly in an unforgettable story of affection and desire. Readers will meet the poetry-loving manufacturing unit employee who unleashes the apocalypse, the younger Indian bride who used to be to be married that poor evening, and the medical professionals who died that evening saving others. it's a gripping, attention-grabbing account that's already enthralling readers around the globe.

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Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey

By Ronnie Screwvala

In Dream together with your Eyes Open, first-generation entrepreneur and UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala info his massive reviews and the myriad classes learnt from greater than twenty years of establishing a few profitable (and a few not-so-successful) companies, bringing readability to a fast altering enterprise panorama and making an impassioned case for the function of entrepreneurship in India's future.
If you’ve ever had an impactful, disruptive product or company suggestion, been eager about possessing your individual company, or have already taken the 1st steps in your entrepreneurial trip, this can be the ebook for you.
If you’ve been working your individual corporation for the final seven-odd years, and scale, model and
value-creation are many of the crossroads for you presently, preserve reading.
If you're thinking that your mom and dad or kinfolk could freak out for those who dared to signify ditching your secure haven—your expert job—to pursue your desires of possessing your individual enterprise, chill out. greater but, proportion this ebook with them.
If you’re an skilled specialist able to make the leap into beginning your personal company or dedicated to turning out to be into an efficient chief within the corporation you're employed for, learn on.
This publication hopes to demystify failure, encourage luck, increase goals and assist you imagine big.
Dream together with your Eyes Open stocks disasters and triumphs, suggestions and anecdotes in an easy narrative that can assist you achieve higher insights into entrepreneurship and provides you a battling probability in terms of understanding your desires in a David-versus-Goliath international. in basic terms then can we reach harnessing the country’s huge, immense entrepreneurial strength with the main full of life and passionate humans on the planet, alive with clean mindsets, optimism and hope.
This ebook is set ‘it could be done’, no longer ‘I did it’. It’s all attainable. simply dream your individual dream—and for those who do, dream together with your eyes open.

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Purba: Feasts from the East: Oriya Cuisine from Eastern India

By Laxmi Parida

Not only a recipe publication yet a accomplished survey of culinary delights from the japanese Indian nation of Orissa, greater identified for the architectural splendors of its historical temples in Konarak and Puri.The writer speaks of her personal event within the context of the nutrients she describes meticulously documented by means of her as she passes via her grandmother's kitchen to her mother's overseen by way of the kin cook dinner. The little anecdotes that accompany a number of the recipes offer an strange glimpse into the middle-class Indian lifestyles the writer skilled whereas becoming up in that huge and engaging country.Comparing and contrasting the strategies sophisticated over generations, with that from diversified and far-off cultures, augmented with an in depth bibliography, the ebook should still attract a large spectrum of readers-from the faltering newbie to the intense prepare dinner. An strange bankruptcy at the relations cook's contribution may possibly make the orthodox in you squirm yet however deals a glimpse into the evolution of "restaurant-food" in city Orissa.A scientist by way of education, the writer injects her personal scientific-humor into the writing that still makes the publication an fun learn.

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Monsoon Summer

By Mitali Perkins

Compelled to accompany her mom to India in the course of summer time holiday, Jasmine ""Jazz"" Gardner, homesick and lacking her ally Steve, by surprise discovers the magic of monsoon season while she befriends a stricken lady and volunteers at an area orphanage.

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A Beggar at the Gate

By Thalassa Ali

Set in nineteenth-century British India, Thalassa Ali’s extraordinary debut, a unique Hostage, brought us to Mariana Givens, the Englishwoman who risked every little thing to save lots of a tender Indian orphan from convinced demise. Now Ali returns to that unique country past the northwestern frontier, the place Mariana will come face-to-face with a distinct destiny.

Two years have handed in view that Mariana left the walled urban of Lahore. yet she’s not able to omit its haunting odor of roses or her ill-fated marriage to a native-born husband that has scandalized Calcutta society and made her an outcast one of the English. Worse nonetheless, she bears the information that she is going to be compelled to renounce Saboor—the boy believed to be endowed with magical presents whose lifestyles she risked her personal to save.

Now Mariana needs to revisit Lahore to come back Saboor to his relatives and request a divorce from Hassan Ali Khan. yet how can she say goodbye to the enigmatic guy whose love defied cultures—or the kid she’s enjoyed as her personal? As political and civil strife threaten to erupt in violence, she seeks solutions in an international no Englishwoman has ever noticeable. And she’s pushed ever in the direction of a mystery so strong that it'll switch her life—and the lives of these she loves—forever.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

An absolutely illustrated Kama Sutra from the extreme and infrequent paintings choice of Lance Dane

• the 1st whole translation to demonstrate all sixty four sexual postures defined within the Kama Sutra

• comprises 269 infrequent photos

• Composed by means of one of many world’s superior students of the Kama Sutra and Indian paintings

The erotic sentiments defined within the Hindu love vintage the Kama Sutra represent the main recognized paintings on intercourse ever created. Written virtually 2,000 years in the past, the Kama Sutra offers with all facets of sexual lifestyles, together with the rules and strategies of sexual excitement and the way to top in attaining ecstatic expression of life’s attractiveness.

In this entire and illustrated advisor Lance Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra textual content with 269 illustrations and nice artworks that surround cash, palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, old toys, jewellery, structure, ivory combs, birch bark, fabric, work, frescoes, and scrolls. accrued from museums and personal collections round the world—as good because the author’s personal number of over 300,000 photographs—these infrequent pictures sincerely illustrate all sixty four sexual positions and the erotic directions set forth within the Kama Sutra. The result's a stunning and sensuous examining adventure during which the lessons of the Kama Sutra spring to existence.

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