Author: Biz India

Ratan Tata Gifts $154 Million On Diwali to Benefit Cancer Patients

October 20, 2017 – By Lata Mishra – Mumbai Mirror Tata Trusts, led by Indian industrialist-philanthropist Ratan Tata, has pledged Rs 1,000 crore (about $154 million) and other resources to help the India’s central government develop cancer-care facilities in five states, an initiative that promises to drastically improve access to treatment for thousands of patients. The facilities in the states of Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh will be created afresh or upgraded on the lines of Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel in Mumbai (see photo) which attends to patients from across the country. The hospital, the country’s...

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Pop Star Ananya Birla Inspires Women around the World

By James Weir and Natalia Barclay With nearly seven million YouTube views of her new gold certified single Meant to Be and DJ Afrojack remix with 14 million views international pop star Ananya Birla is building a female-led empire and has emerged as a leading agent of social change and women’s rights in India and the world. In addition to selling millions of records and gracing international magazine covers, Ananya is a thriving entrepreneur who creates companies based upon giving power and support to women from her home country of India and around the world. Now she is here in America to conquer the States with her addictive new single, and we would love to share her remarkable journey, music and message with you. After releasing her debut international single Livin’ the Life, co-written by highly sought-after music producer Jim Beanz and later remixed by popular Dutch DJ Afrojack, the singer-song writer recently released her newest single Meant to Be.  Birla’s latest dance track is shaping up to be another mega hit for the fast-rising pop sensation already becoming certified gold and her sensational music video generating almost seven million views on YouTube in a mere two months. Ananya has always had a penchant for doing things differently, and as she taught herself to play the guitar using internet video tutorials, she created a love affair with music that only grew as time passed. Before realizing her true talent and passion for music, Ananya had already cut...

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Book Review: Find the Fire – Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again

Author: Scott Mautz Publisher: AMACOM (American Management Association) – 246 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This book is refreshingly different from others. It is written by someone who has experience working in a company environment as well as learning from and motivating employees as a speaker, to perform at their peak levels. Books written by others including coaches provide advice that is not based on actual experience working at companies. One then wonders if what they say has worked, or will work when put into practice. The author Scott Mautz, a former Proctor & Gamble executive and currently...

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Book Review: Management Across Cultures – Developing Global Competencies, 3rd edition

Authors: Richard M. Steers, Luciara Nardon, and Carlos J. Sanchez-Runde Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 405 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram For a manager to succeed in today’s world, a certain mindset is required, that includes a competitive and winning spirit, drive, a desire to excel and stand out from others, a creative- thinking and problem-solving mind, and very importantly, the ability to observe and identify problems and generate ideas to solve them, with innovative products and services. A manager who wants succeed – typically by increasing revenues and profits for the company he works at – also...

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Book Review: Arab Water Security – Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States

Author: Hussein A. Amery, PhD Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 162 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The Arab world, from Iraq to Egypt and all the way to Morocco, is one of the most arid regions on the planet. Within this large area are the Gulf States that include Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen. They are part of the geopolitical sub-region known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Why is water scarce in the Middle East? It is because agriculture uses 85 percent of water in the region. In...

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