Arogya Yoga

Yoga for Health and Well-being



Yoga is a complete science with universal value system and a comprehensive philosophy that promotes the health and harmony of an individual in relation to society at large.

The practice of yoga imparts health, well-being, strength of character and peace of mind even to a lay practitioner. Integrity, courage, fearlessness, focus, sincerity, a pleasing personality and self-awareness are qualities bestowed upon the practitioners. It shows the path of self-realization for the more advanced Sādhaka.

The book is as relevant for the common man as for the highly evolved seer. It gives a very detailed methodology for over 45+ āsana s with its variations and various modifications to experience the desired effects; sequences and practical hints for all kinds and levels of practitioners. It includes the use of wall, strap, table, stool, bolsters, blankets found in all households to give the desired effects in the āsana s. There are 7 Chapters dedicated to Śavāsana, Prānāyāma concluding with Dhyāna.

BKS Iyengar is considered one of the foremost Yoga teachers in the world. He is the author of over 30 books on yoga and ‘Ārogya Yoga’ will surely lead the reader to a healthy life.


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Mountain-Men SHERPA

True Daredevils of Himalaya



Mountains are the source of inspiration for those who brave the bone chilling temperature, endless snowfields, bottomless crevasses, thin layer of oxygen, steep rock walls and unpredictable weather, and make their way to the top of the world.
This journey to the top of the world is next to impossible without the support of Sherpas, sons and daughters of the great Himalayas.. true lifelines of high altitude mountaineering.
Sherpas pave the road in snowfields, bridge the gap on crevasses with ladders, cook the healthiest meals for mountaineers in possibly the harshest weather on the higher altitudes.
They are the rescuers, they are the guides, they are friends, they are the Sherpas!
They know Himalaya better than anyone else.
Nowadays, Sherpas have ventured into several other fields and are triumphing it like never before. Umesh Zirpe, the renowned mountaineer, who has spent significant time with Sherpas, has shed a light on the lives of such Sherpas who have carved their ways from extreme destitute to reaching remarkable heights of glories. Experience the interesting world of Mountain-Men Sherpa.


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Joy Of Mountaineering

A Beginner’s Guide for Children



Who doesn’t like to wander around?

Breathing in some fresh air,

roaming through pastures, walking along rivers are all a source of great joy.

You do like to explore hills and valleys, or forests, don’t you?

You get to learn so many new things when you are on a trek!

Different kinds of rocks… different varieties of soil… rivers and streams…trees, vines, and birds… a new world opens up for you.

Noted mountaineer and leader of many successful mountaineering expeditions, including Mt Everest expedition, Umesh Zirpe guides the reader through various aspects of mountaineering and preparation it requires.

Children not only would benefit from this information for improving their health and personality but also would love to experience the joy of mountaineering.


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Master your Smartphone in 24 Hours

An Illustrated Guide to All Features and Apps for your Android Mobile



Mr. & Mrs. Deshpande did buy a smartphone because their son insisted on it. But they were scared that they would press the wrong key or make some mistake, and so could not really enjoy all the features of their Android phone.
But within a short span they were taking pictures, downloading Apps, playing games, and spending hours on WhatsApp. They couldn’t let go of their phones ! This magical change happened due to their new friend – Master your Smartphone !
This friend taught them how to:

  • Assemble your brand-new smartphone
  • Save Contacts and form Groups
  • Send text messages, and group messages
  • Keep your phone on ‘Silent’ mode when attending any programme
  • Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network
  • Send an email and attach a File to it
  • Shoot a photograph or a video and share it
  • Use Apps such as WhatsApp or Facebook
  • Shop online…and many other things !

The innumerable small but important tips given in this book turned the Deshpandes into tech-savvy smartphone users. Come ! Join the Deshpandes, and keep up with Generation Smart !


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Sky Hunt With Telescopes



A mere sight of the sky studded with shining Stars, the Nakshatras, the Constellations gives us immense pleasure. Many questions pop-up in the inquisitive minds of the amateur star gazers, but those set off quickly for want of information and not-easy-to-access equipments. Here is a book which has been designed with an objective to help amateur star gazers to identify and locate the Stars and Nakshatras with or without telescope. It provides the perfect and precise astronomical information in simple and easy to understand language for a lay reader.
All information is accompanied with coloured photographs and speaking illustrations. With such help any casual or occasional star gazer can turn into a studious, consistent and knowledgeable observer.
This first of its kind book provides information about various stars, their location, their changing colours, shapes, their time to rise and set off; time and months to watch several Nakshatras, Constellations, Nebula, Binary Stars to Milky Way… everything existing in amazing universe.
This book is expected to be a real guide and companion for all amateur star gazers to go for a knowledgeable ride into amazing universe ….
Sky Hunt With Telescopes!!


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KARENAMA

 



ADVANCESS IN SCIENCE AND MEDICINE HAVE FACILITATED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE. TODAY PEOPLE LIVE LONGER AND HEALTHIER. MEDICINES HAVE BECOME AN INTEGRAL AND VITAL PART OF OUR LIVES. YET. FEW OF US WONDER WHAT GOES INTO THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING. THE YOUNG LAD WHO HAD ONCE PRAYED TO THE LORD THAT PEOPLE USE MEDICINES FROM HIS FAMILY SHOP AND RECOVER, IS TODAY THE CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INDOCO REMEDIES LTD., A FIVE HUNDRED CRORE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY. KARENAMA’ IS THE STORY OF SURESH KARE’S STRUGGLE IN TRANSFORMING INDOCO FROM A SICK PHARMA COMPANY INTO A UNIVERSALLY KNOWN AND PROFESSIONALLY DRIVEN ORGANIZATION. THE BOOK COMPRISES OF SHORT STORIES AND INCIDENTS IN SURESH’S LIFE THAT MOULDED HIS PERSONALITY AND MADE HIM THE VISIONARY THAT HE IS TODAY. IT TALKS OF HOW A BOY FROMA SMALL TOWN IN GOA, ARMED WITH HIS FATHER’S PRINCIPLES AND MOTHER’S VALUES, MADE IT BIG IN MUMBAI. *KARENAMA’ TELLS THE STORY OF ONE MAN’S SUCCESS AND THE SUCCESS OF HIS ENTERPRISE THAT WOULD INSPIRE MANY AN ENTREPRENEUR, PROFESSIONAL OR EVEN THE AVID READER.


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KARENAMA (Hard Bound)

 



ADVANCESS IN SCIENCE AND MEDICINE HAVE FACILITATED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE. TODAY PEOPLE LIVE LONGER AND HEALTHIER. MEDICINES HAVE BECOME AN INTEGRAL AND VITAL PART OF OUR LIVES. YET. FEW OF US WONDER WHAT GOES INTO THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING. THE YOUNG LAD WHO HAD ONCE PRAYED TO THE LORD THAT PEOPLE USE MEDICINES FROM HIS FAMILY SHOP AND RECOVER, IS TODAY THE CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INDOCO REMEDIES LTD., A FIVE HUNDRED CRORE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY. KARENAMA’ IS THE STORY OF SURESH KARE’S STRUGGLE IN TRANSFORMING INDOCO FROM A SICK PHARMA COMPANY INTO A UNIVERSALLY KNOWN AND PROFESSIONALLY DRIVEN ORGANIZATION. THE BOOK COMPRISES OF SHORT STORIES AND INCIDENTS IN SURESH’S LIFE THAT MOULDED HIS PERSONALITY AND MADE HIM THE VISIONARY THAT HE IS TODAY. IT TALKS OF HOW A BOY FROMA SMALL TOWN IN GOA, ARMED WITH HIS FATHER’S PRINCIPLES AND MOTHER’S VALUES, MADE IT BIG IN MUMBAI. *KARENAMA’ TELLS THE STORY OF ONE MAN’S SUCCESS AND THE SUCCESS OF HIS ENTERPRISE THAT WOULD INSPIRE MANY AN ENTREPRENEUR, PROFESSIONAL OR EVEN THE AVID READER.


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Power, Pen & Patronage

Media, Culture and the Marathi Society



Tikekar has always been a voice of sanity. As editor of Loksatta for over a decade, he reached the Marathi newspaper to a new high and left an indelible mark in journalism. By his advocacy of uncompromising ethics in public and personal life, his promotion of liberal values, and denunciation of media activism, he left behind a legacy of healthy and robust journalism for future generations of journalists and writers. In this selection of his occasional addresses and articles, he unravels with unambiguous clarity the malaise that has struck the society and media. He censures media for its doubletalk, its hysterical demeanor and denounces media persons’ hobnobbing with the high and mighty. He specifies causes for its growing conflict with judiciary. He faults the political and cultural forces for turning the Marathi society insular and retrograde. The book provides a rock-steady guide to classical journalism.


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Travails of 1857

A Translation of Vishnubhatji Godse’s Majha Pravas



अनुवाद:
A direct descendant (from the maternal side) of Vishnubhatji Godse, Sukhmani Roy works as Head, Dept. of English at Smt P N Doshi Womens'College, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Her fine translations of Kamal Desai's two Marathi novels published by Stree, Culcutta under the title: 'The Dark Sun & The Woman who Wore a Hat'(1999) won wide critical acclaim. Her translation of Kabir's 'Saakhis'into Marathi (Padmagandha, 2010), too bear witness to her skills for literary translation. Besides these she has sporadically published short-stories, poems and literary articles in Marathi; and has also translated into English short stories of other Indian women writers. Sukhmani Roy's areas of research and interest are feminism and post-modernism. Her articles in these fields have been published in international publications. She had a short stint as Hindi Officer at HIL, Rasayani and has been working as a free lance copywriter in Marathi.


Travails of 1857 is a unique literary masterpiece of great socio-historic significance that portrays the eyewitness saga of the trials and tribulations of 1857 from an observant, informed Indian perspective. The extent of Vishnubhatji’s direct involvement in it remains under wraps but the strange combination of compelling candidness and vague disjointedness off the narrative invites the readers to read between the lines and explore the unspelt-out aspects of the saga.

Praise for the book:

Sukhmani Roy’s translation of this landmark Marathi text is informed by her familiarity with the many conceptual issues raised by translation theorists in recent times.
Travails of 1857 is extensively footnoted to bring out the nuances of Brahmin modes of living in 19th century Western India. The detailed history of Varsai and the Godse family gives us a social context in which to place the travelogue. Sukhmani claims that she has sacrificed stylistic smoothness for precision, alluding to the enormous difficulty of translating cultural references.
Clearly her translation is all the more rigorous because of the layering she has done, which gives newcomers to the famous ‘Majha Pravas’ additional social and cultural texture to enhance the reading experience.

– Tejaswini Niranjana


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Travails of 1857 (Hard Bound)

A Translation of Vishnubhatji Godse’s Majha Pravas



अनुवाद:
A direct descendant (from the maternal side) of Vishnubhatji Godse, Sukhmani Roy works as Head, Dept. of English at Smt P N Doshi Womens'College, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Her fine translations of Kamal Desai's two Marathi novels published by Stree, Culcutta under the title: 'The Dark Sun & The Woman who Wore a Hat'(1999) won wide critical acclaim. Her translation of Kabir's 'Saakhis'into Marathi (Padmagandha, 2010), too bear witness to her skills for literary translation. Besides these she has sporadically published short-stories, poems and literary articles in Marathi; and has also translated into English short stories of other Indian women writers. Sukhmani Roy's areas of research and interest are feminism and post-modernism. Her articles in these fields have been published in international publications. She had a short stint as Hindi Officer at HIL, Rasayani and has been working as a free lance copywriter in Marathi.


Travails of 1857 is a unique literary masterpiece of great socio-historic significance that portrays the eyewitness saga of the trials and tribulations of 1857 from an observant, informed Indian perspective. The extent of Vishnubhatji’s direct involvement in it remains under wraps but the strange combination of compelling candidness and vague disjointedness off the narrative invites the readers to read between the lines and explore the unspelt-out aspects of the saga.

Praise for the book:

Sukhmani Roy’s translation of this landmark Marathi text is informed by her familiarity with the many conceptual issues raised by translation theorists in recent times.
Travails of 1857 is extensively footnoted to bring out the nuances of Brahmin modes of living in 19th century Western India. The detailed history of Varsai and the Godse family gives us a social context in which to place the travelogue. Sukhmani claims that she has sacrificed stylistic smoothness for precision, alluding to the enormous difficulty of translating cultural references.
Clearly her translation is all the more rigorous because of the layering she has done, which gives newcomers to the famous ‘Majha Pravas’ additional social and cultural texture to enhance the reading experience.

– Tejaswini Niranjana


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Fast Forward



Editor:


“Sharadji has had wide national and international experience in politics and public affairs, going beyond the State of Maharashtra, and this is naturally reflected in his thoughts compiled in this volume. I share many of his views, especially on economic policy, sustainable development and international trade. He is one of our most enlightened leaders deeply committed to harnessing modern science and technology for national development.”

– Manmohan Singh


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The Pioneer

Life & Times of Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Founder of the Co-op. movement in Indian Sugar Industry



Famines, natural calamities, brutal exploitation by traders, moneylenders, and private factories had all conspired to nearly destroy the peasntry in the Deccan area of Maharashtra in early decades of the 20th Century. The co-operative sugar factory of small farmers that Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil (1897-1984) built against all odds at a remote village of Loni set a trend and rescued the small farmers from this calamity. Vitthalrao was the authentic and creative proponent of peasants power. A quintessential farmer with native wisdom, Vitthalrao employed innovative systems to use a small share of the accumulated wealth created by co-operative factory for public activities including education. The book narrates the exciting story of this extraordinary Indian peasant’s long fight with rural elite and vested interests to build the co-operative, of his frustrations, perseverance and his never-say-die spirit.


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It Happens Only in I.T.

Fascinating Story of the Indian ‘I.T.’ Industry



Known until recently as the country of elephants and snake charmers, India has stunned the western world with its astounding growth in the Information Technology (IT) sector in a short span of time. This dramatic rise of the Indian IT industry can be mainly attributed to the herculean efforts of many entrepreneurs, who successfully countered hurdles of all kinds to create a multi-million dollar industry from nowhere.
The book traces the origins of this industry, its stunning growth, its adverse impacts, the contribution of the Pioneers who laid the foundation and a lot of amazing stories of today’s prosperous Indian IT Industry.


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