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Contemporary dilemmas, whether in business or politics, bear an uncanny resemblance to the predicaments witnessed in the ever-timely epic, the Mahabharata. Who else but Bhishma Pitamah then to the rescue of the modern-day manager, politician or bureaucrat?

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The Bhishma Way: Ancient Dharma for Modern Business and Politics  
N Balasubramanian
Random House
Pp 291, Rs 499

Contemporary dilemmas, whether in business or politics, bear an uncanny resemblance to the predicaments witnessed in the ever-timely epic, the Mahabharata. Who else but Bhishma Pitamah then to the rescue of the modern-day manager, politician or bureaucrat?

Karmayogi: A Biography of E Sreedharan
MS Ashokan
Penguin
Pp 250, Rs 250

Karmayogi is the story of E Sreedharan, the much-admired engineer and technocrat, who won accolades for finishing the Delhi Metro project within budget and on time in the face of severe constraints. This book looks back on a career full of sterling achievements.

Leadership by Proxy
Poonam Barua
Bloomsbury
Rs 499, Pp 240

Leadership by Proxy lays an archival milestone for creating a ‘brave new mindset’ in corporate India and businesses worldwide, embracing ‘balanced leadership’ as a true goal of a corporate enterprise to bring optimum rewards of diversity to business growth and societal progress.

Feluda @ 50
Boria Majumdar
HarperCollins
Rs 299, Pp 176

Feluda@50 seeks to explore the phenomenon of Satyajit Ray’s Feluda. What makes Feluda tick? What is it that we love about this man? The book also delves deep into Ray’s motivations for keeping Feluda cocooned from contemporary politics and never allowing him to have a love interest.

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