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FIXING IT: Cricket, Commercialisation and Match-Fixing - eArticle by Gulu Ezekiel

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FIXING IT:
Cricket, Commercialisation and Match-Fixing


GULU EZEKIEL


E-ARTICLE AVAILABLE FROM IDEAINDIA.COM AT: http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1950


Fixing and rampant use of performance enhancing drugs are the biggest threat to international sport. As the rewards go into the millions, so the desire to win begins stronger. And then there is the temptation to cut corners to the top. But unlike drugs, fixing can only be implemented when a sportsperson deliberately under-performs. In that sense he is cheating himself and his fans, and in a team sport, his country as well. No international sport is immune from this scourge and curse which is like a cancer that eats into the vitals and destroys it from within. Boxing, Football, Athletics and, of course, Cricket.
GULU EZEKIEL one of India’s leading cricket writers, Gulu began his career in Madras in 1982. He has been sports editor at Asian Age, New Delhi TV and indya.com and is the author of 11 sports books. A regular o…

Khushwant Singh reviews Mofussil Notebook: Poems of Small-town India by Smita Agarwal

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Khushwant Singh reviews 'Mofussil Notebook: Poems of Small-town India' by Smita Agarwal

Khushwant Singh, in the Hindustan Times, describes Mofussil Notebook: Poems of Small-town India by Smita Agarwal as "sheer delight" - click here for his review




MOFUSSIL NOTEBOOK: Poems of Small-town India by Smita Agarwal 
is published as an eBook by IDEAINDIA.COM
and also available as a Kindle eBook Click here for more details

Smita Agarwal is also the author of Wish-granting Words: Smita Agarwal’s treatment of “life’s disenchantment’s ... with rare sensitivity and without a trace of self-pity prove that she is a first-rate poet from whom we can expect great writing.” Khushwant Singh in Hindustan Times.
Smita Agarwal’s poems “veer from the exotic to the defamiliarized” yet she “offers glimpses of optimism” in her “painfully grown-up pieces.” Devon Campbell-Hall in Wasafiri.
Smita Agarwal’s poems “have the fine tenor of a practiced musician.” Outlook.

PRANAYAMA IN ANIMALS?

PRANAYAMA IN ANIMALS?  - The benefits of Pranayama are well known. It is also, sometimes, called Yogic Breathing. Yoga Yajnyavalkya (VI, 2) defines Yogic breathing as the unification of Prana and Apana. In Yoga Sutra (II, 49), Patanjali describes it as the cessation of inhalation and exhalation. Similar definitions are given in other ancient scriptures...Click here to read this eArticle by Satish Chandra Agarwal

MY FATHER'S MAGIC BRIEFCASE - eBook by Partap Sharma with illustrations by Dheera Kitchlu - published by IDEAINDIA.COM

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MY FATHER’S MAGIC BRIEFCASE
Partap Sharma Illustrations by Dheera Kitchlu
eBook available from IDEAINDIA.COM at: http://www.ideaindia.com/my-fathers-magic-briefcase/p/1948/
Also available as Kindle eBook


MY FATHER’S MAGIC BRIEFCASE is wonderful story and a beautifully illustrated eBook for young children, their parents and teachers. The story is written in verse to which all can sing along.


The late PARTAP SHARMA was a playwright, novelist [Days of the Turban] and author of four books for children: “The Surangini Tales”, “Dog Detective Ranjha”, “Top Dog” and “The Little Master of the Elephant”. His best known plays, A Touch of BrightnessBegum SumrooSammy! and Zen Katha, have been staged in various countries. His books have been published in India, England, USA, France, Denmark, Holland and Canada. As an actor, he has played the lead in five Hindi feature films and won the National Award in 197I for his performance in Phir Bhi. He has also played the role of Nehru in the film Nehru: J…

SONGS FOR ZEN - eBook by Partap Sharma and illustrated by Dheera Kitchlu

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SONGS FOR ZEN


Partap Sharma

Illustrations by Dheera Kitchlu eBook available from IDEAINDIA.COM @ www.ideaindia.com/songs-for-zen/p/1946/


SONGS FOR ZEN is a beautifully illustrated eBook for young children learning to count and exercise. It contains 3 chapters: The Counting Song, The Exercise Song and The Little Pony to which children, parents and teachers can sing along.



The late PARTAP SHARMA was a playwright, novelist [Days of the Turban] and author of four books for children: “The Surangini Tales”, “Dog Detective Ranjha”, “Top Dog” and “The Little Master of the Elephant”. His best known plays, A Touch of Brightness, Begum Sumroo, Sammy! and Zen Katha, have been staged in various countries. His books have been published in India, England, USA, France, Denmark, Holland and Canada. As an actor, he has played the lead in five Hindi feature films and won the National Award in 197I for his performance in Phir Bhi. He has also played the role of Nehru in the film Nehru: Jewel of Ind…

NAVA DURGA: Nine Incarnations, Nine Nights - FREE eArticle by Rooshikumar Pandya

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NAVA DURGA Nine Incarnations, Nine Nights
FREE eArticle by Rooshikumar Pandya
Published by IDEAINDIA.COM


Click here to read


Rooshikumar Pandya is a master trainer in all aspects of communication and behavioural sciences. He has trained over 100,000 employees of Fortune 500 companies in the US and Canada. He has also conducted sessions in some of the best organizations in India. His workshops have been attended by CEOs, doctors, bankers, salesmen and actors. Described by the ‘Evening News of India’ as a “Communicator par Excellence,” Prof. Pandya is known in the corporate world of India as a “Trainer’s Trainer”, “Master Trainer” or as the ‘Deccan Herald’ put it, as a management trainer/consultant/mentor with an “arresting, rhetorical style, clarity of thought and simplicity of argument.”