In Kashmir, there is a famous town called pravarapura. Its name is a byword for worldly pleasures. The Courtesan’s Keeper is the first English translation of the thousand-year-old little-known Sanskrit satirical novel Samaya Matrika by Kshemendra, an eminent writer from elevent century Kashmir. Spread over eight chapters, it is one of the picturesque social satires he wrote apart from many celebrated works on religion and poetics.
In the world of cut-throat competition today, just being and producing the best is not enough. A lot depends on the way you market your product or service and prevail over your competitors. Winning business from competitors is of key importance in the business of selling.
Here’s one more title from the Outlook Traveller Getaways series. This book about Wildlife Holidays in India, tells you about:
• 64 wild experiences plus 32 lesser-known trails hidden amidst mountains, valleys, forests, grass-lands, lakes, rivers, plains and islands across India.
• Ride on elephant back into the unspoilt forests of Dudhwa NP for close encounters with that “incandescent orange thing with incomprehensible kinetic energy in his body”, the tiger.
The Wasikadars of Awadh is a recreation of the history of a nineteenth century family of Lucknow. Extremely well-researched and detailed, the book traces Lucknow in transition that has fascinated many. The events following the siege of Lucknow during the revolt of 1857 form a bit of the initial background of this riveting and intriguing tale about a wasikadar (pensioner) family through generations. The link connecting each of the families is that they all received wasikas as a result of intermarriage with the Short family.
|The Eastern Ghats rail route from Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh, India) to Anantagiri is one of the highest broad guage tracks in the world, and Shimliguda Station is the highest broad gauge station|