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Has Demonetisation Affected the Production and Sale of Books?

SHREYA PUNJ Almost fifty days since Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that ₹500 and ₹1000 ceased to remain legal tender – or as the media termed it, ‘demonetisation’ – and large parts of the country are still reeling from his decision’s impact. While the disruption has affected all aspects of daily life, we decided to…… Continue reading Has Demonetisation Affected the Production and Sale of Books?

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October Picks | The Best of Foreign Fiction and Non-Fiction

STOP PRESS! Our long held maxim—that understanding the customer is the crux of innovation—is wrong. Customers don’t buy products or services; they “hire” them to do a job. Understanding customers does not drive innovation success, he argues. Understanding customer jobs does. The ‘Jobs to Be Done’ approach can be seen in some of the world’s…… Continue reading October Picks | The Best of Foreign Fiction and Non-Fiction

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An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’

In 2003, at a time when politicians and other establishment figures of Tamil Nadu were caught up in a surge of Tamil chauvinism, a group of men and women, setting themselves up as guardians of Tamil culture, objected publicly to the language of a new generation of women poets, particularly in the work of Malathi…… Continue reading An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’