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Fall Winter Collections is a tale of two seemingly opposite souls and their selfdiscovery, the novel is an enchanting account of romance and relationships in the background of the ever-beautiful, eternally serene landscape of Shantiniketan. This debut novel comes from Koral Dasgupta, the author of the internationally acclaimed book on Shah Rukh Khan, titled Power of a Common Man. This book, published by Niyogi Books, was recently launched at Mumbai in the august presence of veteran actor Joy Sengupta, film critic and journalist Bhawana Somaaya and fine art consultant and founding director of Art India Magazine Anupa Mehta.

Lamp lighting ceremony at the launch of the bookPentagon Press added yet another feather to its cap with the launch of a new book “Core Concerns in Indian Defence and the Imperatives for Reforms”. With this launch, Pentagon Press celebrated its 16th year in the publication industry since, its inception in 1999. The book launch, at India Habitat Centre, saw eminent people from the defence fraternity attending this gala event. The book has been edited by Vinod Mishra, ex- secretary (defence finance), Ministry of Defence.

The book seeks to put together the perceptions, views and viagra online without prescription community recommendations of a host of past practitioners at the highest level from the civil and military bureaucracy who have had some unmatched insights into the complex world of Indian Defence and its decision-making structures and processes. It contains comprehensive articles on how to strengthen India's defence and industrial base, providing suggestions on the Arms Trade Offset: Global Trend and 'Best Practices'. It also calls for an oversight in the defence sector and the need to ensure operational preparedness of the Armed Forces together with a comprehensive piece on India's security environment and its impact on India's defence which gives "the country no choice but to build up a robust defence capability with self-reliance as our goal". This is also tangentially keeping in mind the vision of our Prime Minister’s pet project, Make in India, which would be further elaborated. The book launch was followed by a panel discussion on the topic ‘Strategic Self-Reliance in Defence’. The panel discussion was chaired by Air Chief Marshal (Retd) S Krishnaswamy, and the panelists were Lt Gen (Retd) A Hasnain, Dr RK Tyagi, Dr Manoj Joshi, Dr Sivathanu Pillai and cialis order online discount resources Vinod Misra.

Speaking on the occasion, Vinod Misra said, ‘The dynamics of international relations is changing fast. We cannot change our neighbours but certainly we need our Armed Forces to have operational preparedness. We have to be ready for any eventuality and strike fast at the right core.’

Rajan Arya, CEO, Pentagon Press, said, “It is indeed a very joyous moment as we have completed successful 15 years. Throughout this journey, Pentagon Press has embraced diversified themes of writing which has benefited all our readers in terms of information sharing. We would also like to thank all our authors who have constantly shared their experiences and put their faith in this exciting journey.’

Two more interesting books were recently launched by Niyogi Books. Authored by Humra Quraishi, Dagars & Dhrupad: Divine Legacy gives glimpses of the rich heritage of this haunting form of music that has enthralled audiences worldwide. It traces the history of the illustrious Dagar family through 20 generations of Dhrupad singers, highlighting their distinctive approach to this unique form of music. The book was launched in New Delhi in the august presence of Dr Karan Singh and Pramod Jain, joint secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India.

While, The Courtesans of Karim Street authored by Debotri Dhar is the story of two contemporary women, caught in the web of colliding cultures while a saga of love, loss, friendship and choices unfolds.

The book was launched in New Delhi in the august presence of Dr SY Quraishi and Pavan Kumar Varma.

Ingram Content Group has launched its new accelerator programme, 1440, named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology. Built on the belief that publishing innovation has the power to change the world, 1440 aims to find and accelerate startups creating the next breakthrough innovations in the publishing industry.

"At Ingram Content Group, we pride ourselves on constantly looking for innovative technologies and ideas to help our customers improve their business," said John Ingram, chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group and chairman of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center. "We're excited to collaborate with the EC and Jumpstart Foundry to advance the publishing industry," he added.

The programme is set to begin in September and will consist of an intensive 14-week process designed to accelerate the growth of up to 10 startups. Participating companies will receive a $30k investment for 10 percent equity and will be mentored by seasoned experts at Ingram Content Group.

Sketcher of Archie, the popular freckledface and red-haired comic character popular among the youth across the globe, recently died in his home at Texas. Tom Moore started drawing Archie Andrew since 1953 until his retirement from the job in the late 1980s. Tracing back to the history, Archie was created by Bob Montana in 1941 and Tom took over it in the year 1953. When he died recently at the age of 86, Victor Gorelick, editor-in-chief of Archie Comics, lamented for the departed soul calling him ‘a cartoonist’s cartoonist’.