Sales People Don’t Lie
Roshan L. Joseph
One of the most vilified professions, the sales vocation is not known for its transparency. There is even a belief that in the ability to twist the truth lies a successful salesperson. Roshan captures the sweat, glib and daring of the cohort through stories of valour, heartbreak and tragedy, reliving the challenges of sales people across the world. The underlying theme, however, is that trust is the core ingredient that keeps relationship going, and a professional sales system makes sales success legitimate and easy.
This book is a tribute to both the ‘pirates’ of the trade and its ‘heroes’. It is simultaneously a poignant appeal to let the profession and its people be respected for the great sacrifices they make in the rough and ready markets across the world. It is also a manual for sales people to embrace a professional approach and reinvent themselves.
Steps Taking Backward
Aakash V Shivach
Steps Taking Backward, depicts a love saga of singer, who developed from his teens and nourished in the years ahead. The story captures-initiated steps in his life, making him to introspect. The first phase shows ‘puppy love’ between ‘love buds’ from their schools, percolating into their college life. The estrangement follows in the subsequent phase, in the sweet ambience of Kolkata, adhering to age-old traditions. Life takes the love birds onto the ups and downs with discrete outlook. It makes one to ascend and the other to descend, proportional to the challenges either has been subjected. This novel affix perpetual challenges with the vicissitudes embroiled in their lives, leading to reunion, making them re-join as wounded birds.
The Heartfulness Way
Kamlesh D Patel and Joshua Pollock
Through a series of illuminating conversations between a teacher and a student, Kamlesh D. Patel – widely known as Daaji reveals the core principles of the Heartfulness practice and philosophy to Joshua Pollock, a Heartfulness practitioner and trainer. From reflecting on the essence of prayer and yogic transmission to demystifying the act of meditation through practical tips, this book will enable us to live beyond the filters of our sensory limitations and discover unity within ourselves. To practice Heartfulness is to seek the essence beyond the form, the reality behind the ritual. It is to Centre oneself at the core of one’s heart and find true meaning and contentment.
Dissent on Aadhaar: Big Data Meets Big Brother
Aadhaar, India’s unique identity system, was introduced in 2009 with the stated purpose of creating a more inclusive and efficient welfare system. Hundreds of millions of Indians were enrolled into the biometric database, with successive governments creating pressure by making it compulsory for social benefits. Even after the Supreme Court verdict in 2018, it remains a must-have for welfare. Dissent on Aadhaar argues that Aadhaar was never really about welfare. The essays in this book explain how the project opens the doors to immense opportunities for government surveillance and commercial data-mining.