India: The Future Is Now brings together writings by young Indian parliamentarians, who share their views on a wide range of topics.
Summary Of The Book
India: The Future Is Now, published in 2013, is a collection of thoughts of young Indian Members of Parliament. This book raises many questions about various problems and challenges that India faces today. The contributors come from opposing political parties, and urban and rural backgrounds. However, they show that despite walking on different paths, each one of them hopes to uplift every underprivileged Indian.
This book covers topics that include education, healthcare, technology, political reforms, and biofuels. Some contributors are Priya Dutt Roncon, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Milind Deora, and Poonamben Jat. The Union Minister of State for Power, M. B. Rajesh, Sanjay Jaiswal, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, highlight how India’s demand for power is much higher than the supply. Anurag Singh Thakur discusses a unique point about how cyber warfare can threaten Indian sovereignty. BJP member, Jay Panda, focuses on the importance of increasing the budget for infrastructure. The book also discusses healthcare, rural development, bio fuels, and new technology.
India: The Future Is Now demonstrates how bold steps can help solve many problems that the nation faces. It also shows that these young leaders are responsible for India's future, and citizens should put their faith on them. The essays prove that these men and women are deeply analytical, and their voices need to be heard. India: The Future Is Now also has cartoons by Sudhir Tailang. This book is for those who want to learn about India’s role in the global economy, and how India should lead the way towards peace and democracy.
About Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, born in 1956, is an Indian author, former United Nations peacekeeper, Member of Parliament, speaker, and a former Minister of State for External Affairs. He has penned down thirteen books, some of which are The Great Indian Novel, India: From Midnight To The Millennium, Riot, and Nehru: The Invention Of India.
Tharoor is a graduate of St. Stephen's College, New Delhi. He completed his Ph.D. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1978. He then joined the United Nations, and remained there for nearly thirty years. He was India’s official candidate in 2006 to succeed Secretary-General Kofi Annan. His articles have been published in the Washington Post, TIME, New York Times, The Hindu, and many more. He is a columnist for The Asian Age / Deccan Chronicle, and Mail Today.
He has also been a Contributing Editor for Newsweek International. Tharoor has won many awards, including the Rajika Kripalani Young Journalist Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Excelsior Award, Sarva Deshiya Prathibha, and many more. He was named the Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The author lives in Thiruvananthapuram and New Delhi.
16 Jun, 2013
A highly boring book!
11 Aug, 2013
Mr. Tharoor is an awesome author.
24 Feb, 2014
It is okay
3 Jan, 2014
5 Jun, 2013