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Abhinav Agarwal (अभिनव अग्रवाल)
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GRC. Analytics. Cloud. Technology. Product Management. Strategy. Son. Husband. Father. Opinions, RTs, etc personal, not employer's.
GRC. Analytics. Cloud. Technology. Product Management. Strategy. Son. Husband. Father. Opinions, RTs, etc personal, not employer's.

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Flipkart and the Revolving Door
T he contrast could not have been more striking, or poignant. 2017 began on a sombre note for Flipkart, when it announced on the 9th of Jan that Kalyan Krishnamurthy had been named CEO , and its current CEO Binny Bansal would become group CEO. It was the In...

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Aamir Khan's Games and a Management Lesson on Celebrity Brand Endorsements
Movie poster of Dangal [image credit: Disney] N ow that it is becoming clear that Aamir Khan's latest movie, " Dangal ", is going to be a blockbuster hit (it's already recorded the second-highest opening of any movie in 2016), and with significant financial...

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Flipkart: Million-Dollar Hiring Mistakes
Flipkart: Million-Dollar Hiring Mistakes Translate Into Billion-Dollar Valuation Erosions As the week drew to a close, a story that broke headlines in the world of Indian e-commerce was the departure of Flipkart’s Chief Product Officer, Punit Soni. Rumours ...

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Diwali, Hinduphobia and the Great Indian Derangement Syndrome
D iwali (or Deepavali) is a time for celebration. Diwali is a time for celebrating the return of Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana back to Ayodhya after fourteen years in exile. Diwali is a time for bursting firecrackers to welcome the return of the Prince of Ayodh...

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महाभारत कथा - बल या प्रज्ञा
महाभारत की इस कथा का सूत्र हरिवंश में पाया जाता है । इस लेख में तीन पात्र हैं, हालांकि उन तीन पात्रों में से दो व्यक्ति हैं और एक शहर है । यह तो सब भली भांति जानते हैं कि श्री कृष्ण की ही राय पर मथुरा को छोड़ने का निर्णय लिया गया था। मथुरा से दूर, समुद्र तट ...

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The ‘Intolerance’ of the Book That Wouldn’t Sell
W hat makes a book? What makes an author? The obvious answer, if one is a journalist in India, would be - the ability to use one’s influence and connections to get a publisher to publish it. Getting a book published is for such people the easy part. The con...

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Tales from the Mahabharata - Jarasandha, Kalayavana, Vishwakarma, and Krishna!
T his one comes from the Harivamsha. There are three mini-tales here. Two of them have to do with people, while the third has to do with a city. That the Harivamsha has less to do with Hari may also come as a surprise, but that is a tale for another time. F...

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Harivamsha, by Bibek Debroy - Review
T he Harivamsha is the final, final part of the Mahabharata. Not quite a part of itihaasa - which the Mahabharata and Ramayana are - nor quite a Purana, the Harivamsha nonetheless gets by by being called a " kheel " (appendix) to the Mahabharata. The Bhanda...

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Sati, Evangelicals, and Atrocity Literature
Sati: Evangelicals, Baptist Missionaries, and the Changing Colonial Discourse by Meenakshi Jain ( Amazon India , Amazon ) I n many ways this book documents the birth of atrocity literature and its first application in India on Hindus. The successful templat...
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