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CHINA’S ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE PROWESS - eBook by Sheo Nandan Pandey - IdeaIndia.Com

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CHINA’S ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE PROWESS



eBook by


Dr. Sheo Nandan Pandey


eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at http://www.ideaindia.com/chinas-economic-espionage-prowess/p/2135/



Over the past couple of decades, there is growing body of international scholarly works, including electronic and print media reports that speaks of China’s growing prowess in economic espionage.


Economic espionage per se is not somehow the exclusive domain of China. While being an illegal act, and more often than not outright unethical in form as well as substance, it draws on and thrives as a staple of human history. Nonetheless, it is rooted in the objective reality of competitive modern life, where comparative edge over ones rival constitutes both a shield and promise for future.


As long as individual firm and/or groups of them get to commit the act, it can be left to nature for self corrections. What is worrisome is the involvement of a nation state. The ‘default fallout’ is a system disorder, in which ‘quest for…

ECONOMIC AND POLICY ISSUES IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR IN INDIA - eBook by Brijesh C. Purohit

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ECONOMIC AND POLICY ISSUES IN THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN INDIA




eBook by

Brijesh C. Purohit


eBOOK available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/economic-and-policy-issues-in-the-health-care-sector-in-india/p/1869/


This eBook deals with various issues in health care sector in India that formed the focus of policy debates over the last two decades. Beginning with a broad canvas depicting an overview and issues pertaining to health care sector in India, it covers pertinent dimensions of financing, health delivery system, roles of public and private sectors, equity and affordability across rich and poor, phenomenon of convergence, divergence and two-way causation between human development and income and the impact of increased longevity on social security and specialized health care. It comprises of five chapters.

In the initial chapters, the eBook has a focus on the issues of financing in the decade following structural adjustment in the Indian health care sector. These are intimately lin…

ANTI-CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE IN INDIA - eBook by Ram Puniyani

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ANTI-CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE IN INDIA
A Compilation of Investigation Committee reports into acts of violence against the Christian Minorities



eBook by

Ram Puniyani



eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/antichristian-violence-in-india/p/1826/




An intense and vicious propaganda is on nowadays that conversions to Christianity have become a threat. This is affecting life in the remote areas of our nation in a very serious manner. Voices of intimidation are heavy in the air and programs like Shabri Kumbh and Hindu Mahasangam are taking place regularly. The basic problems faced by Adivasis are being put on hold and these emotive, identity-specific issues are dominating the social debates. Accompanying this is an atmosphere of hatred against Christian missionaries and has resulted in the sporadic but regular acts of violence against the minorities, Christians in particular. The only official investigation on this violation has been the Justice Wadhwa Commission. Some other reports li…

DYNAMICS OF FOODGRAINS PRODUCTION IN WEST BENGAL - eBook by Dr. Kakali Majumdar

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DYNAMICS OF FOODGRAINS PRODUCTION IN WEST BENGAL


eBook by

Dr. Kakali Majumdar


Ebook available from IdeaIndia.Com at: http://www.ideaindia.com/dynamics-of-foodgrains-production-in-west-bengal/p/1729/



With the present high food prices in India, this eBook is a very well thought out study on past and present agricultural production in West Bengal. Present problems of Indian agriculture:
Without any monsoon hazard, foodgrains production in India showed a fall in growth rates during the 1990s (Table-1.2). The annual growth rate which was 2.70% during the 1980s, decreased to 2.28% in the nineties. This fall was corroborated by the slow down in the growth of irrigated area and a sharp deceleration in the ratio of growth of fertilizer consumption. The annual growth rate of irrigation, which was 2.7% during 1980-81 to 1990-91, declined to 1.9% during the next decade [Datta & Sundaram, 2002]. A sudden jump of 30% [Majumdar, 2002] in the price of nitrogenous fertilizer and a doubling of that of …

AACHAAR-O-AAHAAR: A Survey of the Bengali Kitchen - eBook by Debasree Basu

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AACHAAR-O-AAHAAR
A Survey of the Bengali Kitchen

eBook by

Debasree Basu




eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at http://www.ideaindia.com/aachaaroaahaar-a-survey-of-the-bengali-kitchen/p/1913/


This eBook is a morsel from the deliciously infinite world that is food. It is a paper that one might open with the anticipation of an attack on imagination- of flavors, tastes and smells. I would like to point out that my objective is to project a representation of the Bengali tradition as reflected in food, cuisine, rituals and lifestyle. Though one cannot expect a comprehensive portrayal of Bengali cuisine from a few pages, what I have tried to do, is to capture a little bit of the elusive taste of Bengal as it registers in my mind and my senses. In my endeavor, I hereby serve a distinctive cuisine which embraces the simple and the complex with equal ease and whose dimensions have touched every facet of life in Bengal. I must admit that this taste of Bengal though simple to remember with nostalgic e…

Interview with MICHAEL LAROCCA, Award-winning author of Rising from the Ashes

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Interview with

MICHAEL LAROCCA



Award-winning author of the eBook
RISING FROM THE ASHES





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The eBook is the true story of how the author's mother managed to raise two sons alone. She overcame rape, spouse abuse, child abuse, the death of the man she loved, alcoholism and suicide. This is a story of courage. Not just the courage of Michael’s mother but of Michael himself in writing this book. It takes courage to be so open and frank about your life. Time after time Jo, Michael’s mother, suffers setback after setback but instinctively rises above what life throws at her. She rises from the ashes of the past each and every time. She provides her two sons with courage and motivation to persevere as much as possible in the face of what life threw at them. It is as if after each setback she reincarnates herself into a new and better person and ultimately to a better life. This is the story of the unconquerable human spirit!




Ebook available  from ID…

ASHTA-CHIRANJEEVIS (Immortals) by Nitish Mehta

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ASHTA-CHIRANJEEVIS (ASHTA-CHIRANJIVIS)

The Immortals



Nitish Mehta


In Hindu mythology, there are said to be a group of Ashta-Chiranjeevis (Eight ‘Immortals’, Chiran - Long, and Jeevi - Lived). These eight immortals are said to still live on the Earth in flesh and blood today, for various different reasons. Specifically, Chiranjeevis are those born human, but blessed or cursed with extremely long life (perhaps not immortality as we know it, but I’ll use the word immortal for simplicity anyway). Recently there have been reported sightings of some of these, though there is only little significant material proof. I’ll explore the relevance of two of these beings in particular, in today’s world and will highlight their contrasting fortunes over time. I’ll also briefly explain each of the eight in the group.... to carry on reading get the eBook at:





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NEHRU by Nitish Mehta

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NEHRU
by
Nitish Mehta

On agreeing to write this article, I was given a few words on which to choose a subject on. These were ‘India’ obviously, ‘Cambridge’ and ‘History’. I thought long and hard about what I could possibly write to link all these three buzzwords together, whilst still keeping it somewhat interesting! After deliberating, I realised that there was one very obvious and very fitting subject I was missing- that of a Cambridge educated history-writing man, the first and most long serving Prime Minister of India to date, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Nehru arrived in England, at the tender age of 15 at Dover in 1905, and boarded a train into London, where he was to spend his first two years in western education at the elite Harrow College. There weren’t many fellow international students, particularly from India, and so it’s a point of plainness that it was hard for him to get by alone, in an entirely new world. He recalled, ‘Never before had I been left among strangers all by myself, and…

ICONS FROM THE WORLD OF SPORT - eBook by Gulu Ezekiel

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ICONS FROM THE WORLD OF SPORT

eBook by

GULU EZEKIEL


eBOOK available from IdeaIndia.Com  at www.ideaindia.com/icons-from-the-world-of-sport/p/1610/



Icons from the World of Sports brings you the stories of the men and women who have changed the face of India as we know it. By their achievements in their chosen fields, they have provided us with inspiration and encouragement. Each of the ten stories is a revelation of how talent, determination and individual aspiration can make heroes. Icons contains the stories of some of the brightest stars of Indian sports:
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen in the world;
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the duo who took Indian tennis to new heights;
Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian behind the wheels;
Chiranjeev Milka Singh, India's best golfer yet;
Bhaichung Bhutia, a pioneer in Indian football;
Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat, the shooter who has never failed to hit the bull's eye;
Dhanraj Pillay, who gave hockey a new appeal;
Pullela Gopich…

TO THINK OR NOT TO THINK AND OTHER STORIES - eBook by Ashutosh Ghildiyal

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TO THINK OR NOT TO THINK AND OTHER STORIES



eBook by

Ashutosh Ghildiyal

with foreword by

Michael LaRocca


eBOOK available from IdeaIndia.Com at m.ideaindia.com/by_now.php?id=1726-TO%20THINK%20OR%20NOT%20TO%20THINK%20and%20Other%20Stories





This is a collection of short stories about how the author sees life and influences on his life such as superstition, music, cinema and television. The tales are told through the eyes of various characters that have readily recognizable characteristics: the robot, the zombie and an intellectual.

“These nine stories have come about as a result of my trying to see if I could write. I had some things to say and I’ve tried to say them as best I could through these short works. This is my first “attempt” to write a book and I leave it for the readers to decide how it is. I can go on and give descriptions of the work and maybe say a “few words” but my description won’t be the thing I'm describing. Therefore, I think it is best to let the book speak for itself.”


THE TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS: Shooting the Messenger? - eBook by Roderick Matthews

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THE TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS 1788 - 95 Shooting the Messenger?




eBook by

Roderick Matthews


eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/the-trial-of-warren-hastings-1788-95-shooting-the-messenger/p/2111/



Historians are now generally happy to concede that Warren Hastings made a pretty good job of guiding British interests in India through a very difficult time. He has not always had such a good press. In the heated politics of the 1780s he was as vilified as any Englishman had been since Robert Clive, but it is clear from this distance that the outcry against him was highly political in nature and very largely unjustified. The prosecution of Hastings must be understood within the context of the careers of three prominent contemporaries, a careerist, a politician and a thinker, Philip Francis, William Pitt the Younger and Edmund Burke. It is the purpose of this paper to explain how his trial and the long wait for rehabilitation that followed it were the result of political expedie…

BREAKING THE MOULD: The Extraordinary Life and Strange Death of Robert Lord Clive - eBook by Roderick Matthews

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BREAKING THE MOULD
The Extraordinary Life and Strange Death of Robert Lord Clive (1725-1774)



eBook by

Roderick Matthews


eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/breaking-the-mould-clive-of-india-the-extraordinary-life-and-strange-death-of-robert-lord-clive/p/2108/



One striking feature of the career of Robert Clive is the way he constantly subverted and challenged the institutions he served. Having joined the East India Company in 1743 as a junior clerk he then rose to lead it from trade to warfare to dominion, thus increasing its expenses ninefold and eventually prompting the British government to strip it of its independence. He became a servant of the Mughal Emperor in 1765 by accepting the office of diwan of Bengal, so relieving the Empire of one of its most lucrative provinces and creating the base for the ninety three year campaign that ended in the destruction of that self same monarchy. Finally he entered the House of Commons in 1761, only to be perceived as underm…