India in Slow Motion PDF/EPUB Ç India in PDF \

India in Slow Motion PDF/EPUB Ç India in PDF \


India in Slow Motion ❴BOOKS❵ ⚡ India in Slow Motion Author Mark Tully – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Mark Tully is incomparable No one has a greater understanding of the passions the contradictions the humour the tragedy and the staggering resilience that constitute India In his long awaited new book Mark Tully is incomparable No one has a greater understanding of the passions the contradictions the humour the tragedy and the staggering resilience that constitute India In his long awaited new book he delves further than ever before into this country of one billion people India in PDF \ Covering subjects as diverse as Hindu extremism bonded child labour Sufi mysticism the crisis in agriculture the persistence of political corruption and the problem of Kashmir he paints a picture of India at once poignant funny startling and deeply humane.


10 thoughts on “India in Slow Motion

  1. Yigal Zur Yigal Zur says:

    it is first of all his sympathy to India second Tully knowledge of india shrinesas a fellow traveler in India for than 40 years i can just admire the india that he is able to reveal


  2. Sandhya Sandhya says:

    I almost lost interest in this book after reading the first chapter on Ram Janma Bhumi and Hindu politics The Reinvention of Rama It seemed like an extension of the stuff one reads in the papers all the time So I set the book aside and didn’t return to it until very recently While flipping through it once again I happened to see a chapter on 'Creating Cyberabad' ie Hyderadab in the time of Chandrababu Naidu’s reign Mark Tully had met with the CM and also interviewed many of his critics who believed his IT revolution was nothing but a sham and that unless he tackled problems at the ground level he would fail That seems very prophetic nowThere are two other chapters that held my attention One on the carpet industry in Mirzapur and apparent child labour involved in it and another one on Nizammuddin and the Sufi saintsThen there’s a chapter on the Kashmir valley and Mark Tully also manages an interview with Farukh Abdulla the then CM who he catches in an extremely irate mood There’s an interesting chapter here on Water Harvesting projects taken on by some draught prone villages in Gujarat driven by dynamic and innovative menOne that I found particularly engaging was the chapter on Tehelka’s expose of corruption in defense deals Mully meets Joseph –Tehelka’s man who actually carried out the sting operation and gets some precious dopeChapters like A ‘Tale Of Two Brothers’ that talks about V P Singh and his brother and 'Farmer's Reward' are mildy engaging but nothing exceptional all the same Tully and his co writer Gillian Wright are privy to English breakfasts at their European friend's house in Mirzapur and are generally taken care of by hospitable people anywhere they travel in India by people only too overwhelmed to have the ex BBC man among them Tully takes on the obvious themes on India but digs deep enough to give readers a indepth perspective on these aspects For example most of us know about the farmer's plight in India but Tully goes a little further in talking to people exploring matters and looking into possible solutions Admirably Tully is in no haste to make judgments and for most time merely presents the facts as a balanced observer Of course when truth stares at him in face he seldom hesitates from making some strong points He’s particularly scathing in his criticism of the bureaucracy and corruption that are eating into the country’s progress and posing biggest hurdles in its development All the same there isn’t the same warmth in the writing as say a Shashi Tharoor when he talks on India but neither is there any trace of detached neutrality and pessimism of a V S NaipaulMark Tully demonstrates genuine interest in the well being of a country that he's reported for than 25 years and most part this is a fairly engaging read even if doesn’t offer anything vastly original or unknownhttpwwwsandyiblogspotcom


  3. S.Ach S.Ach says:

    Sometimes I feel that it's a miracle that India is a single country We the people of a nation are so different from each other not only in the language we communicate or culture we abide by but also our thoughts and actions Of course there are many similarities but those similarities also prevail across the borders I don't know what exactly is that binding force that has held this country together but whatever it is it has done a pretty good job so far As much I am perplexed by it I am proud of it as wellWith a vast manifold historical background every part of India has a uniue tale associated with it It takes an open minded and observant traveler to move through various parts of this great country and still have an unbiased un extrapolated opinion about the happenstances and oddities Sir Mark Tully the award winning English Indian journalist is one of those openminds His book 'India in Slow Motion' gives that undiluted information about India's progress and disgress in last few years covering from the religious conflicts centered around Ram Janmabhumi to high level corruptions in different government functionaries; from influence of IT in India's economic growth to the Kashmir conflictsEvery essay of this book presents a perfect reflection of our own dilapidated yet shining at parts societyA good read evenif not an eye opening or revolutionary one


  4. Ashok Vaishnav Ashok Vaishnav says:

    Mark Tully's compassion for India is readily evident in this bookThe authors have selected a wide spectrum of factors that could have impacted the progress of Indian econmoy and societyThey have undergone firsthand experience with the situations and protagonists of the situtaionIn conclusion they feel that it is the vested nexus of essentailly the politicians and bureaucrats so called the ruling elite in maitining poor system of governanceThse are manifested in cumbersome and complex procedures that can entangle any issueOne may ascribe the need for British Rule to evelove a complex structure to ensure remote control over a vast empire But the fact is that it was subverted then also for parochial benefits and is now increasingly used to further the interests of the ruling eliteHowever the authors do see hope mostly by the compulsions of external factors like the precarious economic condition of 1991 forcing the Ruling Elite to resort of 'liberalising' the controlsAlso the competitive element of elction politics has brought in 'development' as a key differentiator which also unwittingly forces few chnagesAny one of such a change may turn out to be the proverbial 'last straw' that may open the flood gates to wash away the labyrinth of controls


  5. Arjun Arjun says:

    For the first time in a long while that i have actually felt that i was reading something which was free from bias


  6. Jane E Jane E says:

    Mark Tully writes so well that it lulls one into believing that he is saying something important and sometimes he is As a long time Indian resident and one time BBC bureau chief he has the background and contacts to explore India's undercurrents Unfortunately some of the other the pieces are repetitive and caught up in one or other of his catch phrases For example the conclusion which is only a few pages uses the phrase babu neta raj at least 20 times That aside his pieces show the depressing corruption and obstruction that oozes through India life Even depressing is that even though the book was written around 2002 very little has changes and some aspects such as the ugliness of communal politics are significantly worse Purchased at Kitab Khana Mumbai India


  7. Pankaj Pankaj says:

    Mark and his wife Gillian are old India hands as the Brit expression from the Raj goes They understand the nuances of life in India and have brought forth the many individuals and incidents covered in this dated book very well I reread this book after several years Some things and people never change Mark and Gillian have honestly recorded on all that they then saw and experienced Nothing has changed it would appear


  8. V.K. Dadhich V.K. Dadhich says:

    What made me buy the book i had heard a lot about the author so decided to read his work I was affected by this book so much that i didn't even get past the third chapterWhat I liked about the book the entire set of essays are a classic example of paid journalism the author isn't even trying to hide the benefactorsWho will I recommend the book to someone who has patience the book is indeed dryWhat did the book teach me words pay and that sometimes you should sit and read through the entirety of the text to get closure; I'll get back to this book later on and i hope my opinion of the book changes I'll update this post if my opinion does changeUpdate my opinion did change with the chapters titled 'a tale of two brothers' and 'water harvesters' Yet still the book is heavily outdated#OBAAT One Book At A Time


  9. Jeffy Joseph Jeffy Joseph says:

    This book essentially summarizes the main issues politicalsocialreligious in India Written by a foreigner who have been staying in India for a long time the book offers a very uniue perspective Its like a collection of cover stories about the different topics


  10. Sunset Sunset says:

    Barring the essay Altered Altars the rest of the book was good


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10 thoughts on “India in Slow Motion

  1. Yigal Zur Yigal Zur says:

    it is first of all his sympathy to India second Tully knowledge of india shrinesas a fellow traveler in India for than 40 years i can just admire the india that he is able to reveal

  2. Sandhya Sandhya says:

    I almost lost interest in this book after reading the first chapter on Ram Janma Bhumi and Hindu politics The Reinvention of Rama It seemed like an extension of the stuff one reads in the papers all the time So I set the book aside and didn’t return to it until very recently While flipping through it once again I happened to see a chapter on 'Creating Cyberabad' ie Hyderadab in the time of Chandrababu Naidu’s reign Mark Tully had met with the CM and also interviewed many of his critics who believed his IT revolution was nothing but a sham and that unless he tackled problems at the ground level he would fail That seems very prophetic nowThere are two other chapters that held my attention One on the carpet industry in Mirzapur and apparent child labour involved in it and another one on Nizammuddin and the Sufi saintsThen there’s a chapter on the Kashmir valley and Mark Tully also manages an interview with Farukh Abdulla the then CM who he catches in an extremely irate mood There’s an interesting chapter here on Water Harvesting projects taken on by some draught prone villages in Gujarat driven by dynamic and innovative menOne that I found particularly engaging was the chapter on Tehelka’s expose of corruption in defense deals Mully meets Joseph –Tehelka’s man who actually carried out the sting operation and gets some precious dopeChapters like A ‘Tale Of Two Brothers’ that talks about V P Singh and his brother and 'Farmer's Reward' are mildy engaging but nothing exceptional all the same Tully and his co writer Gillian Wright are privy to English breakfasts at their European friend's house in Mirzapur and are generally taken care of by hospitable people anywhere they travel in India by people only too overwhelmed to have the ex BBC man among them Tully takes on the obvious themes on India but digs deep enough to give readers a indepth perspective on these aspects For example most of us know about the farmer's plight in India but Tully goes a little further in talking to people exploring matters and looking into possible solutions Admirably Tully is in no haste to make judgments and for most time merely presents the facts as a balanced observer Of course when truth stares at him in face he seldom hesitates from making some strong points He’s particularly scathing in his criticism of the bureaucracy and corruption that are eating into the country’s progress and posing biggest hurdles in its development All the same there isn’t the same warmth in the writing as say a Shashi Tharoor when he talks on India but neither is there any trace of detached neutrality and pessimism of a V S NaipaulMark Tully demonstrates genuine interest in the well being of a country that he's reported for than 25 years and most part this is a fairly engaging read even if doesn’t offer anything vastly original or unknownhttpwwwsandyiblogspotcom

  3. S.Ach S.Ach says:

    Sometimes I feel that it's a miracle that India is a single country We the people of a nation are so different from each other not only in the language we communicate or culture we abide by but also our thoughts and actions Of course there are many similarities but those similarities also prevail across the borders I don't know what exactly is that binding force that has held this country together but whatever it is it has done a pretty good job so far As much I am perplexed by it I am proud of it as wellWith a vast manifold historical background every part of India has a uniue tale associated with it It takes an open minded and observant traveler to move through various parts of this great country and still have an unbiased un extrapolated opinion about the happenstances and oddities Sir Mark Tully the award winning English Indian journalist is one of those openminds His book 'India in Slow Motion' gives that undiluted information about India's progress and disgress in last few years covering from the religious conflicts centered around Ram Janmabhumi to high level corruptions in different government functionaries; from influence of IT in India's economic growth to the Kashmir conflictsEvery essay of this book presents a perfect reflection of our own dilapidated yet shining at parts societyA good read evenif not an eye opening or revolutionary one

  4. Ashok Vaishnav Ashok Vaishnav says:

    Mark Tully's compassion for India is readily evident in this bookThe authors have selected a wide spectrum of factors that could have impacted the progress of Indian econmoy and societyThey have undergone firsthand experience with the situations and protagonists of the situtaionIn conclusion they feel that it is the vested nexus of essentailly the politicians and bureaucrats so called the ruling elite in maitining poor system of governanceThse are manifested in cumbersome and complex procedures that can entangle any issueOne may ascribe the need for British Rule to evelove a complex structure to ensure remote control over a vast empire But the fact is that it was subverted then also for parochial benefits and is now increasingly used to further the interests of the ruling eliteHowever the authors do see hope mostly by the compulsions of external factors like the precarious economic condition of 1991 forcing the Ruling Elite to resort of 'liberalising' the controlsAlso the competitive element of elction politics has brought in 'development' as a key differentiator which also unwittingly forces few chnagesAny one of such a change may turn out to be the proverbial 'last straw' that may open the flood gates to wash away the labyrinth of controls

  5. Arjun Arjun says:

    For the first time in a long while that i have actually felt that i was reading something which was free from bias

  6. Jane E Jane E says:

    Mark Tully writes so well that it lulls one into believing that he is saying something important and sometimes he is As a long time Indian resident and one time BBC bureau chief he has the background and contacts to explore India's undercurrents Unfortunately some of the other the pieces are repetitive and caught up in one or other of his catch phrases For example the conclusion which is only a few pages uses the phrase babu neta raj at least 20 times That aside his pieces show the depressing corruption and obstruction that oozes through India life Even depressing is that even though the book was written around 2002 very little has changes and some aspects such as the ugliness of communal politics are significantly worse Purchased at Kitab Khana Mumbai India

  7. Pankaj Pankaj says:

    Mark and his wife Gillian are old India hands as the Brit expression from the Raj goes They understand the nuances of life in India and have brought forth the many individuals and incidents covered in this dated book very well I reread this book after several years Some things and people never change Mark and Gillian have honestly recorded on all that they then saw and experienced Nothing has changed it would appear

  8. V.K. Dadhich V.K. Dadhich says:

    What made me buy the book i had heard a lot about the author so decided to read his work I was affected by this book so much that i didn't even get past the third chapterWhat I liked about the book the entire set of essays are a classic example of paid journalism the author isn't even trying to hide the benefactorsWho will I recommend the book to someone who has patience the book is indeed dryWhat did the book teach me words pay and that sometimes you should sit and read through the entirety of the text to get closure; I'll get back to this book later on and i hope my opinion of the book changes I'll update this post if my opinion does changeUpdate my opinion did change with the chapters titled 'a tale of two brothers' and 'water harvesters' Yet still the book is heavily outdated#OBAAT One Book At A Time

  9. Jeffy Joseph Jeffy Joseph says:

    This book essentially summarizes the main issues politicalsocialreligious in India Written by a foreigner who have been staying in India for a long time the book offers a very uniue perspective Its like a collection of cover stories about the different topics

  10. Sunset Sunset says:

    Barring the essay Altered Altars the rest of the book was good

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