From a cash surplus of Rs 1,071 crores in 2000, the Railways achieved an estimated Rs 25,000 crores in 2008. Alongside came a dynamic and differential tariff policy, and technical changes that led to an enhanced carrying capacity. How all this was accomplished is the focus of this riveting study of change and innovation in the Indian Railways. Read more... Changing Tracks: Reinventing the Spirit of Indian Railways by V. Nilakant.
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When in 1965, at Saidalipur, a nondescript village in Haryana, a baby boy was born to a marginal farmer, there was hardly any celebration. They were happy to receive what they believed was "the most precious gift from God" but there was no time to pause, reflect or celebrate. The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon offers a detailed account of Ramdev's journey from attaining moksha in the Himalayas to ruling the market, especially the FMCG sector, with his Patanjali products. Read more... The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon: From Moksha to Market by Kaushik Deka.