Rebooting India: Realising a Billion Aspirations

The book is authored by N. Nilekani and V. Shah. The book talks about the demographic dividend of the nation
and is expected to be the youngest nation in the world by 2020 with 800 million of the people being of working age. Nilekani and Shah have also examined how contradictions and gaps can distort progress and everybody in the nation must realise their aspirations to bring about advancement.

Rebooting India identified numerous initiatives where
citizen friendly, high tech public institutions can deliver low cos solutions.

ISRO Releases Book on MOM Anniversary

Mars Orbiter Mission’s (MOM) anniversary was marked by ISRO in ISTRAC Bangalore where a book entitled “From Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet” was released. This ISRO publication celebrates the 9 month odyssey of MOM which was launched from Sriharikota in AP.

Dreaming Big : My Journey to Connect India: Sam Pitroda

The author of the book is Sam Pitroda. It is the auto biography of Sam Pitroda written with the help of David Chanoff, an American author. The book describes the journey of Satanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, considered as the ‘father of Indian telecom revolution.

It starts with 1964 when he embarked on a long journey to the USA from Titilagarh in Odisha. Further, the book delineates his success in the technology space, his return to India to assist the former Rajiv Gandhi to assure in telecom revolution in the country and important incidents in his life post the assassination of Rajiv

What Happened to Netaji?

The author of the book is Anuj Dhar. The book talks about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in form of an unseen holy man of Faizabad in disguise who lived in several parts of Uttar Pradesh from 1950s to 1980s. The book provides three prominent theories of Bose’s death zeroing in on what has come to be known as the Faizabad angle of the Bose
mystery. The book talks about the Gumnami Baba of Faizabad, and if indeed he was Netaji, why did he not surface? Above all, what is preventing the Narendra Modi government from declassifying the Netaji files?

The answers would make you believe that truth is stranger than fiction. The book talks about the controversy
surrounding the fate of Subhas Chandra Bose and lights the factual position with regard to the air crash that reportedly killed Netaji in 1945.

The book also questions the truth behind Subramaniun Swamy’s belief that Netaji was killed in Soviet Russia at Jawaharlal Nehru’s behest? How do the biggest names of the past and present, from Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel to President Pranab Mukherjee, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee fare in
India’s longest-running controversy?