Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India

Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India (English, Hardcover, Vivek Dehejia, Rupa Subramanya)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • ISBN: 9788184001211, 8184001215
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 248
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    Indianomix: Making Sense Of Modern India attempts to answer many questions related to the economic practices that have governed India and have made it what it is today.

    Summary Of The Book

    Almost every avid reader in the world has heard of the famous Freakonomics, the book which did the most unlikely things with avant-garde economics. That book poked around everyday facts and behavior, with the scalpel and microscope of an economist and came up with some very strange, yet entertaining answers to the strangeness of life. Indianomix: Making Sense Of Modern India follows suit and does the same with the crazy, vast, invigorating and infuriating mess that is India.

    The crisp, well chopped chapters of this book provide ‘economical’, and inventively logical answers to questions which people usually never bother to ask. Some of these are the unusual unpredictability of the Indian election polls, the almost bipolar nature of bystanders of streets when action needs to be taken, and the uniquely Indian concept of infinitely extendable deadlines. Indianomix: Making Sense Of Modern India uses behavioural economics to find answers to those strangely Indian qualities, which every Indian is proud of but never thinks to ask about. On a slightly more sombre note, this book also addresses some of the more unpleasant questions such as the status of women in the Indian society and the liberties they enjoy, and it probes into areas many would much rather leave in the dark.

    Style and structure aside, the book’s best selling point is that it uses cutting edge economic theories to explain every-day phenomena, and its application of these theories to the Indian context is quite a brain-tickler.

    About The Authors

    Dr. Vivek Dehejia is a Professor of Economics at Carleton University.

    Dr. Dehejia writes for the New York Times India Ink and is also known in India for his commentaries in print and television. He received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Economics. At present, he divides his time between his home city, Mumbai, India, and Ottawa in the US.

    Rupa Subramanya is a Journalist.

    She completed a degree in Business and went on to earn a degree in Economics and International Affairs in Canada. She writes a column for Wall Street Journal India. Subramanya was born in Bangalore and currently resides in Mumbai.

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    Good for people who have not read Levitt's books

    For people who have not read freakonomics & super freakonomics do read this book, but make sure u read atleast one from the above mentioned books. then u will adore Levitt more.
    For people how have read the two books pls ignore this, waste of time/money
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    Soham Roy

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    14 Jun, 2013

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    Copy act gone wrong

    This could have been a promising book, a Freakonomics style take on India, but ends up as a huge disappointment. The authors try to straddle multiple boats - political analyst, historian, economist - and end up being nowhere.

    The fact that the authors do not have the same intellectual depth as Levitt shows up again and again. They throw jargon around, talk down to the reader and frequently make a muddle of the writing. The conclusions seem to be more like the opinion of the authors than a ...
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    Ankit Kunal

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    27 Jul, 2013

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    Not Much Sense

    If you have read Freakonomics, or Superfreakonomics for that matter, this book is going to disappoint you.

    Even though it addresses daily life in India, it doesn't share any meaningful insight into any of that; Well, nothing which gives you a WOW.

    Its a good attempt, but needs much more research and data to substantiate the analysis. Without the data, its not an analysis, just an opinion.
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    Manu T

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    1 Apr, 2013

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    Not Bad , Not great !!

    The book talks about some subtle human behaviors and economic principles at work in everyday things. Overall an okay read. Somethings that are common sense and somethings that contradict common sense. Some ideas are good. But overall nothing very impacting or thought provoking that sticks the head for a long time.
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    Shivani Vig

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    21 Feb, 2013

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    Above Average

    A good read, Not a great book, but readable had few interesting arguments.

    Good speedy damage free delivery by Flipkart as usual!!!
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    Laku

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    27 Apr, 2014

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    A must read

    Thought this was a brilliant and intelligent book. Hope there's a part two. It really explains Indian experiences using economics and other disciplines in a clear and succinct way.
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    Suresh Nagarajan

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    26 Oct, 2013

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    Great read

    This is an excellent book and don't understand the bad reviews here. It shouldn't be compared to Freakonomics as that's a very different book. This is an India book based on Indian situations unlike Freakonomics. Go read it. You won't be disappointed!
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    26 Oct, 2013

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    Poor Read

    Poorly executed Freakonomics for India, Book does not end up making sense of any topic it tries to do, rather end up being author opinions.Do not waste your money.
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    Sachin Gupta

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    17 Oct, 2013

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    Absolute waste of time & money

    Was very interested to understand Indian take on Freakonomics, the examples and stories are good but the insight and research are very shallow. A good attempt to imitate but fails miserably.
    The authors half baked understanding of the subject, and economics in general shows.

    If you like this genre read the original one save yourself some time.
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    R Rao

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    14 Aug, 2013

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    Economics is not that dull after all.

    I started reading this book because I had learned economics way back in college and had found it boring and sometimes confusing... This book has helped clear away some of that confusion... This book is an hilarious take on all the rules in economics... its tells things like why the stock market crashes during lunar eclipse or why does the rate of gold increases on days like akshay tritiya and how is this rise in the rate of gold actually planned... and many more things... if u havent learned ...
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    Gaurav Godbole

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    30 Jan, 2013

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