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Social Entrepreneurship In India: Quarter Idealism And A Pound of Pragmatism

Book Summary by Mr. Pradeep Nair, Sr. Editor, PIC Entrepreneurship in the general, commercial sense is defined as the ‘activity of making money by starting or running businesses.’ Social entrepreneurship, on the other hand, is a popular term that has evaded definition. Often misunderstood as not-for-profit ventures, the term gets closest to its definition in …

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SOUTH CHINA SEA: Territorial Claims and Disputes

Book Summary by Hitendra Boradey, Research Intern, PIC South China Sea: Territorial Claims and Disputes has chapters authored by 17 scholars from various universities who elaborate on the South China Sea (SCS) region, its importance in terms of economy, trade, energy, and the conflicts in the region, particularly the competing territorial claims involving powerful nations, …

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The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

Book Summary by: Abhinandan Srivastava, Research Intern, PIC, and student, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. Recent years have seen unprecedented economic growth. While nations’ wealth is growing, inequality is rising as well. Why? How can it be fixed? This is where Dr. Raghuram Rajan, the eminent economist and former Governor, Reserve Bank of India, …

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Book Review for “Travels in Transoxiana-In Lands Over the Hindu-Kush and Across the Amy Daria”

Book reviewed by: Mr. Aditya Joshi, Intern, PIC It is no longer fashionable to use the term ‘Transoxiana,’ the ancient name referring to a region and civilization located in lower Central Asia roughly corresponding to modern-day Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan.Geographically, it is the region between the rivers Amu Darya to its south and the …

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Book Review for “Tata Stories: 40 Timeless Tales to Inspire You”

Book reviewed by: Mr C. Ravindranath, Senior Copy Editor, PIC The brand name ‘Tata’ is ubiquitous. It can be seen on trucks and tea-bags, steel and salt. Chronicling a journey of over 150 years, a journey that began with Jamsetji Tata, founder of what has now become a global conglomerate and a name to reckon …

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Book Review for “Renaissance State: The Unwritten Story of the Making Of Maharashtra”

Book reviewed by: Mr. Abhay Vaidya, Associate Director, PIC Girish Kuber’s Renaissance State: The Unwritten Story of the Making of Maharashtra begins with a dramatic revelation. The author quotes the eminent socialist leader late Madhu Dandavate and says that Dandavate could well have become the 8th Prime Minister of India instead of Chandra Shekhar who dislodged Prime Minister …

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Book review for “I contain Multitudes : The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”

Book reviewed by: Mr Cherian Matthai, PIC Member The title of this book, taken originally from a poem by the great American poet, Walt Whitman (and also the title of a more recent Bob Dylan song) is a line that calls out the multiple paradoxes of the human condition. It has also become a phrase …

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