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Indianomix  (English, Hardcover, Subramanya Rupa)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • ISBN: 9788184001211, 8184001215
  • Pages: 248
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A quirky look at India using popular economics Why does the stock exchange dip during a lunar eclipse? Why don't cars with safety features lead to fewer injuries? Why did Nehru ignore the Chinese threat in the lead-up to the 1962 war? Why is it that a stranger might risk his life to save yours on one day, and a street full of passers-by might casually watch you bleed to death on another? Why did pollsters wrongly predict a BJP victory in 2004, and what was the real reason for their defeat? And why is India's Independence Day not, in fact, on the day on which it's celebrated? In pithy, sparkling, bite-sized chapters, economists Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya tackle these seeming mysteries and unearth the real reasons why 'we are like this only'. The answers are entertaining and surprising at every turn, and reveal a picture of modern India as never seen before.
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  • Vintage Books
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  • 204 mm
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  • 132 mm
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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

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

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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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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Feb, 2013

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Does the job

Not a usual book. It takes pain to understand what the author is conveying. Simple things put through the lens of economics and result is this book. Nice and a totally different kind of read...
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Sameep Kansal

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Oct, 2016

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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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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

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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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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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

Aug, 2013

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