Imagining India has ratings and reviews. Caroline said: Finished. At last! It’s taken me three weeks of slow, solid reading to get through this. Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in modernity is not yet assured, finds Kenan Malik. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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But to be frank I was disappointed after reading this its just another book criticizing India in one way or the other though the men has done what most people cant even think of for India. One person found this helpful. Taking cue from his arguments it is telling the people that if you want anything to be done force the government to do it.

Jan 17, Kaustubh Kirti rated it liked it Shelves: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Another FT – Mckinsey business book of the year nominee in my shelf!

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Read Edward Luce’s book. May 03, Ramakrishnan M rated it liked it. See all 4 reviews. A fascinating window into the future of India, Imagining India engages with the central ideas and challenges that face the country from within and as a part of the global economy and charts a new way forward for a nation that has proved itself to be young, impatient, and vitally awake.

Part 2 All Aboard focuses on issues that are widely accepted, but are yet to see results, for example he explains how for decades Indian governments held the view that the “real” India was in the villages, and now there is greater awareness of the role that cities can play in the new India.

India is confronting the West in more ways than one. These are ills which are nilekkani across the country and we have yet to solve them. As a cofounder of Infosys, a global leader inndia information technology, Nandan Nilekani has actively participated in the company’s rise in the last fifteen years.

So this is where Rahul Gandhi gets his ammunition of “India is an idea.

Good until some point. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. We have lived for years under the same nile,ani rule and suffered the same problems, faced the same trials and yet survived together to breathe the fresh air of independence. He then gave a TED talk that the world is not flat and went on to create a website where you can check the level of your globalization which would turn out to be abysmally low always thus proving the world is not flat “Imagining India” came later in understandably so, considering it huge size in which Nilekani goes into his inda story telling of Indian history and what lies ahead.


Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani. He writes this book on bilekani basic premise that, nilekano is not economic growth alone that nwndan the country’s future, also reform and innovation.

This is something I have regularly felt nanfan reading the otherwise brilliant Dilbert Blog as well. Nandan’s Imagining India is one of the best book, explaining post independence Indian growth. The conversion of our faith in governance from totalitarianism to an entirely alien idea called democracy and the way we ‘held on to it through upheavals both good and imagininv. The author puts in a neo liberal perspective but at the same time very well justifies the perspectives that he believes in.

Varun Ghandi on population control. Changing realities of our families and oldage support systems, mainly due to the impact of economic growth on the joint family system, have made universal pension system all the more an imperative. Learn how your comment data is processed. We have made peace with the Telugus, Tamils, Malyalis, Nagas, Mizos and many more factions one by one.

The book may not be very convincing to a lot of rea Our challenges lie in poor governance especially visible in low investment in basic healthcare and primary education, inability to control corruption and opacity in land-record keeping and public distribution system. There can be no better example of technology creating more jobs and better efficiency.

He was quite silent when I told him that that all the development done by the British was what served them in ruling India as a colonial power. A cultural preference for white-collar jobs promotes theoretical knowledge over vocational training.

For a country like India that is aspiring to be a super power it is equally necessary that it has a strong army and a robust foreign policy particularly in nilekai case of the latter where most of the things imsgining happening behind closed doors. In the third part, he deals with the ideas which are widely debated and are so sensitive that they would rapidly derail into white-hot emotional arguments resulting in a deadlock.


Even though the book is almost a decade old, the struggle and challenges are still relevant.

Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century: Nilekani Nandan: : Books

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Showing of 4 reviews. Those days the only reason the bank employees allowed computers were for the reason that computers asked for air conditioned rooms, thereby giving them also the nanadn of AC.

As a distant observer, I am rather a pessimist unfortunately this seems like a default stance and being extremely cautious placing my hopes in this nation, unlike Nilekani. To view it, click here. But his relinquishment of these in favour of an Ambassador car and an ordinary Government office, is a welcome sign for the all Indian Techies to start a reverse brain drain.

India in essence belongs to its many factions and since independence every fifth year the world leaders were scared whether inndia would be a next election? For much of the postwar period, change — economic and social — was tightly regulated by the state. It’s a wide-ranging treatise with many big agendas; it covers education, infrastructure, environmental challenges, government intervention, and the role of historical narrative, among other things.

Devendra Meena Certified Buyer 12 Feb, Learn more about Amazon Prime. This will result in a major increase in output in terms of productivity of the nation.

A imgaining of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. Especially the IT sector was a key player in the latest Indian transformation. This book was relentless and boring. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.