Building a more equitable tomorrow one publication at a time

We often look at diversity, equity and inclusion through a binary lens of gender or, at times, expand it to include ethnicities and races under this triad’s scope. Nonetheless, an equally underrepresented section of the society that has faced societal discrimination in more ways than we can count, has been the stratum that comprises specially-abled… Continue reading Building a more equitable tomorrow one publication at a time

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Role of Indian Publishers in Atma Nirbhar Bharat – 15 August

Publication houses have an integral role in spreading information to the world. From ancient times to date, it has been the medium to share information and enlighten people with words of the eloquent. It influences people’s lives in various forms, like newspapers, books, journals, and magazines. Alongside, its role cannot be superseded in attaining Indian… Continue reading Role of Indian Publishers in Atma Nirbhar Bharat – 15 August

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Copyright – a law that holds the power to make or break the creative progression of the publishing industry

After extensive research as a by-product of having worked in the publishing domain for decades altogether, I have discovered that copyright, a type of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship, including poetry, books, movies, songs, computer software, and architectural works as well as theatrical, musical, and aesthetic works. Copyright safeguards the rights of… Continue reading Copyright – a law that holds the power to make or break the creative progression of the publishing industry

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Importance of Publishing in the Education Sector

For shaping the future of a nation, education is the key to unravelling its infinite potential. It improves the quality of life and strengthens a nation’s gross development. In the last decade, we have seen a tech-oriented and learning-centric transition under the prominent leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This has brought an… Continue reading Importance of Publishing in the Education Sector

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Freedom to Publish: A right with responsibility

Although it is a treasured right, “freedom of the publish” differs from other civil freedoms in a way that is simultaneously personal and institutionalised. Since it is a direct extension of our fundamental right to “Freedom of expression,” it pertains not merely to an individual’s right to communicate ideas via publishing them but also to… Continue reading Freedom to Publish: A right with responsibility

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IPA through the century

“Freedom to publish has always been and will continue to be at the heart of the IPA’s mission.” -Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association – IPA. As an ardent advocate of promoting fair and ethical means of publishing in tandem with augmenting the odds promoting an inclusive readership that aligns with the… Continue reading IPA through the century

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Announcing Delhi Book Fair 2021

We’ve been in this pandemic for almost a year and a half now! It’s been a depressing time for a lot of people, especially the second wave in India. In the middle of this doom and gloom, we are proud to announce Virtual Delhi Book Fair 2021. We introduced the first Virtual Delhi Book Fair… Continue reading Announcing Delhi Book Fair 2021

Kitab Nahi toh Vikas Nahi – Urging India to participate in the donation drive for a better future!

We all know the pandemic has been reeling us back into a state of panic, helplessness and uncertainty. The country has its hands full dealing with shortage of hospital beds, an inept medical system, an economy amidst stagnation.  Adding to that we’re being constantly exposed to news or struggling to adapt with the new normal,… Continue reading Kitab Nahi toh Vikas Nahi – Urging India to participate in the donation drive for a better future!

Significance of World Book and Copyright Day

“Books have the unique ability both to entertain and to teach. They are at once a means of exploring realms beyond our personal experience through exposure to different authors, universes and cultures, and a means of accessing the deepest recesses of our inner selves.” World Book and Copyright Day has long been a celebration of… Continue reading Significance of World Book and Copyright Day

INDIA TO THE WORLD

     AN EVENT THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUR NATION’S BIGGEST MILESTONEST  “Diversity is the driving force for innovation”  And there’s no word that describes India better than diverse. Known as ‘sone ki chidiya’ 75 years ago, today India is an economic powerhouse and a mainland of countless innovations. It has contributed aplenty to global industries in… Continue reading INDIA TO THE WORLD

“100 Years of Matchless Ingenuity”: A Book on Mr CL Gupta

Good people bring happiness to everyone when they are alive, Great people bring happiness even when they are gone. My grandfather, Chandu Lal Gupta was an extraordinary & a very wise man always standing with what is right. While he started Prints India which is now known as Prints Publications and touched the skies with… Continue reading “100 Years of Matchless Ingenuity”: A Book on Mr CL Gupta

The Publishing Industry Is Barely Keeping Afloat

Please consider increasing minimum wage pay in lieu of the Covid-19 crisis The Covid-19 crisis has posed many challenges the past year… from medical professionals working overtime, education taking a back seat and companies losing a lot of business.  Whilst things are slowly getting back to normal, with the aid of the government… there are… Continue reading The Publishing Industry Is Barely Keeping Afloat

Indian Publishing Industry Challenges

It’s time the government does something for issues that have been distressing the publishing community for so long…  Especially in the wake of Covid-19, these issues have been a constant source of turmoil and disturbance for publishers, authors. Not to mention, the huge losses that the industry bears for major concerns like these to go… Continue reading Indian Publishing Industry Challenges

Suggestions & Submissions made for the Copyright Act 1957

The copyright law introduced right after independence encourages artists, writers, authors, musicians to create their own exclusive pieces of work. The main objective of the law is granting them protection against misuse/ duplication of their creative labour. Copyright allows the holder to take immediate legal action against infringement.  However seeing the massive digitalization in the… Continue reading Suggestions & Submissions made for the Copyright Act 1957

STIP: Draft Science, Technology & Innovation Policy

Why I support the initiative, but most of the companies won’t… It would not be so wrong to say that the newly drafted 5th Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) has been rooted in the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the crisis laid groundwork for most R&D institutes, industry experts and academicians to support… Continue reading STIP: Draft Science, Technology & Innovation Policy

Education and Publishing in Budget 2021

Even the Finance Minister read the ‘Bahi Khata’ from a tablet… what does that say about paperbacks and books? A market that has been grilled and hammered by the blows of Covid-19… there’s very little to look forward to.  So what does it say about your enterprise, if you’re in the business of books and… Continue reading Education and Publishing in Budget 2021

My opinion on Sci fi hub case

The court needs to protect the science community from greedy, power-abusing academic  publishers The respect of copyright law has been compromised to a great extent, it’s time the court takes action to reclaim it. What am I talking about?  The recent battle, wherein publishers claim Sci-Hub and Libgen mean to ‘completely disregard the copyright laws’… Continue reading My opinion on Sci fi hub case

Evolution of Indian Book Export Market

India has a rich literary heritage. Some of the most distinguished authors include Rabindranath Tagore, Amir Khusro, Abul Fazl, Ziauddin Barani, and A.K. Ramanujan amongst several others. Literary works in Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Bengali, Urdu apart from just English language have paved way for carving out a niche for themselves. Around 20th century with the… Continue reading Evolution of Indian Book Export Market

New year, new beginnings – And a new role that I’m truly excited to step into!

For some it’s just a date. For others it’s the delight in discovering everything anew! This new year for me, is about being able to view the world of books through a fresh perspective.  The golden chance that I’ve been fortunate enough to get and my colleagues gracious enough to put me forward for. Stepping… Continue reading New year, new beginnings – And a new role that I’m truly excited to step into!

Announcing new virtual event on PragatiE – Seeing life Gandhi’s Lens

“In a gentle way you can shake the world” Power, prowess and tenacity. Even Taimur Lane can’t beat Gandhi at any of these 3. The difference between their methods makes it that much more stark. An unforgettable revolutionary, a passionate leader, a champion of equality and a powerful social-activist clad in khadi ready to change… Continue reading Announcing new virtual event on PragatiE – Seeing life Gandhi’s Lens