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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In the first part of this book the author depicts how an entire country changed its mind on core imagoning. Feb 14, Raja Sankar rated it it was ok.

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Imagining India: Ideas for a New Century by Nandan Nilekani: review

We are going to fight our next war on water resources and probably our biggest strength will be our human capital.

He is an icon in the corporate world – not just in India, but across the globe. My addition to the book is that this is what we have accepted as a nation and what our biggest support of upholding our democracy is.

Nandan Nilekani has certainly done a lot of research and put forward a lot of interesting views. Jun 20, Caleb rated it did nsndan like it. A lot of explanation. The book probably needs an update! We have given due enough importance to our industrialists, technologists and entrepreneurs.

Varun Ghandi on population control. Umagining, I had a lot of expectations when I finally got started on this. The transition of our health issues from ‘shortage-based sicknesses’ such as malnutrition to ‘excess-based illnesses’ such as obesity and heart disease.

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Hardcoverpages. The author is true to the core when he mentions that there are yet problems that we still do not understand and in a country like India it is all fast catching up. For instance, how is it that states like Bengal and Gujarat have the least representation in the armed forces? He blames ‘incomplete market reforms’ and despicable implementation of previous reforms, for this state of deadlock, which have benefited people already positioned to take advantage and excluded a large chunk of disadvantaged sections.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Get to Know Us. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It makes you think too much to be read in one go. He discusses a raft of issues pertinent to modern India. Regressive government policies failed to encourage Indian businesses from becoming globally competitive until very recently.

As people have become more valued, so have cities. Further, he throws light on the impact of information technology on business and governance. Towards a broken future of Internet. I personally liked his conversations with those experts. Even though the certificate entitles the holder with certain privileges- the access towards educations and jobs that are reserved based on caste reservation system, the certificate appears to wrongly legitimize this very type of discrimination.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I had to do a search on the exact title to find it on Amazon since the author names were wrongly listed. As an average reader on the road no where did I feel that the book was a monotonous economic survey stacked with figures to prove a point. With that first-hand knowledge and experience he writes albeit with the help of a “researcher” the historical context of these changes.

Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani

With this background one did not except much literay skills and expectation was a business focused book. He also places this intellectual shift in historical nzndan. Safe and Secure Payments. The change in attitude towards entrepreneurs from being suspected as devious capitalists to being adulated as ‘the source of India’s confidence and optimism’.


I am sure the people would be equally interested in the compulsions and necessities that have driven our policies on these fronts. Caste discrimination is the Indian discrimination towards Indians.

Nandan Nilekani returns as good cop but co is now a town that needs a tough makeover — News Paper. No government can hope to remain in power merely on the grounds of rhetoric any more; it must perform. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This was not just an empty rhetoric, he met lot of experts in all these field and took great care in writing. It is primarily about ideas: Being a man from the Information Technology sector, he stresses the importance and the role played by the sector in the various segments of economy – a funny incident being, a State bank union opposing the computerization of banks on the pretext of people losing jobs.

It is worth every penny and then some. Aug 11, M. Rather than attempting to win people to its ideas, the ruling Congress Party simply imposed its policies from the top.

I had wanted to read his book for a long time well, right from the time the book was launched, I guess. Time and again, government policies have ended up benefiting special interest groups and have shown a poor track record in emancipating the poor.

A reformed country in variety of aspects especially in education and job creations, among many others; health care, social security, environment, energy etc, would invariably benefit the country a great deal.

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