Two must read biographies

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By Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana

  • Narendra Modi- Ek Rajnitik Yatra- by Andy Marino. Bhopal: Manjul Publishing House, 2104, 294p, Hardcover, (in Hindi).

Book1Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime minister of a great democracy, is one of India’s most powerful, popular and controversial leaders. With the details of general elections held in May 2014, Mr Modi’s campaign rallies have drawn unprecedented crowds. Andy Marino recently recorded interviews with Narendra Modi for over ten hours in the course of more than half-a-dozen exclusive meetings. This political biography analyses the contrasting views on the Gujarat model of governance with detailed statistical inputs to provide a balanced account. Personal details of Narendra Modi’s early life, his rise through the political ranks, his personal philosophy on religion and politics, are revealed in the book that is fast-paced, revelatory and readable. This book contains many rare colored photographs of this politicians and is Hindi translation of the “ Narendra Modi- A Political Biography Description” by  Andy Marino, who is a British author and TV producer,  and works in London but travels extensively.

  • Indra Nooyi: A Biography- by Annapoorna. Delhi, Rajpal & Sons, 176p, Hardcover.

Book2Indra Nooyi’s meteoric rise and success has been charted by every newspaper and business journal in the world but how many of us know the person behind the image? This book gives a rare insight into Nooyi’s life, her childhood, the choices she made, the struggles she faced and the lessons she learned.

Nooyi first joined PepsiCo in 1994. In 2001 she became its Chief Financial Officer after which she directed the company’s global strategy for over a decade. She was also responsible for for the restructuring of the company including the divestiture of its restaurants into Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands. On October 1, 2006, she became the company’s first female CEO. With Nooyi at the helm, PepsiCo’s annual revenue rose phenomenally and its net profit doubled.