Exploring the Dynamic Landscape of the Sharjah International Booksellers Conference 2024

As the Managing Director of Prints Publications, I attended the Sharjah International Booksellers Conference 2024. This gathering provided invaluable insights into the ever-evolving world of publishing and bookselling. Held from April 27th to April 28th in the United Arab Emirates, this conference served as a melting pot of ideas, experiences, and innovations, paving the way… Continue reading Exploring the Dynamic Landscape of the Sharjah International Booksellers Conference 2024

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Pages of Promise – Nurturing Tomorrow’s Creators by Gauging the Career Opportunities in India’s Publishing Sphere

I recently had the opportunity to speak amongst 77 national and foreign academicians from 35 countries while a dialogue on exploring the multifaceted dimensions of Indian Knowledge Systems was being discussed under the aegis of the “Knowledge India Visitors Programme.” Hosted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, this platform endowed me with the opportunity… Continue reading Pages of Promise – Nurturing Tomorrow’s Creators by Gauging the Career Opportunities in India’s Publishing Sphere

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Government interventions in Mental Health Space and the roadmap that will help build a better and healthier India

The frequency of mental illness in India is among the highest in the world. According to a 2016 survey on mental health in the country, about 14% of Indians needed some kind of professional help. On April 7, 2017, The Government enacted the Mental Health Care Act of 2017, and it officially went into effect… Continue reading Government interventions in Mental Health Space and the roadmap that will help build a better and healthier India

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What is it that makes Solh App so relevant in today’s climate?

It may seem that the course of action towards addressing mental health issues or seeking therapy is simple. However, there are several speed bumps and barriers throughout the route, making your voyage to wellness very sluggish and difficult. The globe is developing, and so is its economy. In spite of this, the stigma associated with… Continue reading What is it that makes Solh App so relevant in today’s climate?

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Mental Wellness and Wellbeing – the New Nectar of Life

To most of us, “wellness” is synonymous with “happiness,” or “fulfilment,” or “having arrived” at a place where we are content with our lives and have a clear idea of what we want out of them. These are undoubtedly important, but there is much more to happiness than meets the eye. The term “Well–Being” encompasses… Continue reading Mental Wellness and Wellbeing – the New Nectar of Life

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Indian Knowledge System

The Indian subcontinent is a mighty ocean of knowledge inherited from generation to generation. Even though modern scholars from the western realms tag our civilisation as 5000 to 8000 years old, many indigenous sources call it an ancient civilisation from times immemorial. Our nation has gathered knowledge from the times it came into existence and… Continue reading Indian Knowledge System

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Sustainability in Education and Publishing

In the education system, sustainability was never considered essential. But with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become a key factor in achieving educational goals. The education system has embraced digital resources openly to accelerate educational needs and avoid any stagnation after the onset of the pandemic. Publishers have also had a positive… Continue reading Sustainability in Education and Publishing

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Technology in Publishing

With the global pandemic of COVID-19 taking over the world, a lot has changed when it comes to academic and non-academic operations. We cannot evaluate pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 timelines at once since there has been a paradigm shift in our operational life. The extensive closure of transportation, retail outlets, bookshops, and supply chains taught us… Continue reading Technology in Publishing

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Role of Books in Knowledge Society

Knowledge is power, and to gather it, books are the primary sources we look up to. The terms are intertwined and have essential places in building the character of each other. Books act as valuable assets from the day we learn to comprehend things. We are introduced to everything in reality and the fictional world… Continue reading Role of Books in Knowledge Society

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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!