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This is not an ordinary book. It is a book with mission, says critique Amitabh Srivastava in Sahara Time magazine
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MAN BEHIND THE MISSION:Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Mr. Salman Khushid receiving the first copy of pictorial coffee-table book Prime Ministers of India:Bharat Bhagya Vidhata-1947-2009 published to rehabilitate Sultana Begum, the great grand daughter-in-law of India’s last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar who is living in a slum in Howrah. Book has been compiled, edited and published by Neena Jha and Shivnath Jha under the aegis of Andolan Ek Pustak Se.

JOURNALISM WITH A DIFFERENCE

JOURNALISM WITH A DIFFERENCE


K G Suresh*





Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rann’ has been run down by the media, particularly electronic, no end. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer has been rubbished as a figment of RGV’s imagination with an exaggerated story line and unreal characters. Yet, the fact also remains that even highly acclaimed movies such as ‘Three Idiots’ suffer from these very shortcomings – a technical person handling a pregnancy with an improvised suction and the new born responding only to a song ‘All is Well’ in a miraculous climax. Or for that matter, the Oscar winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ where an excreta enveloped Jamaal shakes hands with the Big B. But the media did not condemn the movies as they did with ‘Rann’ because RGV touched a raw nerve, rubbed where it hurt the most.



In a world where Rakhi Sawant and Raju Shrivastava are prime time and television ratings thrive on ghost stories, where trivia has become mainstream and professional ethics mere lip service, it is but natural that…

Change MAKER

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Change MAKER

The proceeds of Shivnath Jha's new book will go towards the rehabilitation of Sultana Begum, the great-granddaughter of Bahadur Shah Zafar, says SHAILAJA TRIPATHI in The Hindus' Metro Plus on February 11, 2010

They are literally the words of change; “Prime Ministers of India: Bharat Bhagya Vidhata”, the 534-page coffee-table book compiled and edited by the husband-wife duo of Shivnath and Neena Jha, is meant to transform the life of Sultana Begum. The great-grand daughter-in-law of India's last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, Sultana Begum lives in a pitiable condition in Howrah, West Bengal. Covering Nandigram for a newspaper, Shivnath stopped over in Kolkata for a day to meet his friends and that's how he met Sultana, who lived selling tea on the streets of Kolkata. Adding to the Moghul heiress' stress was the impending marriage of her youngest daughter.

“There are thousands of publishers to print different kinds of books but I wanted to bring out one whic…
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The Union Minister for Heavy Industries Mr. Vilas Rao Deshmukh (former Maharastra Chief Minister) reading the purpose of bringing out the first-ever pictorial coffee-table book Prime Ministers of India:Bharat Bhagya Vidhata-1947-2009 which is dedicated to Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and victims of terrorists attacks in Mumbai.
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A Good Teacher, a human being

Yesterday, I got a surprise call followed by a mail from Ms. Sahiba More, an Assistant Professor in Mumbai University after watiching Lok Sabha TV's programme on Andolan Ek Pustak Se:


Dear Shivnath ji
congratulation

As I spoke to you I am so glad to have talked to you. Believe me I could never in my wildest imagination thought that I could get through the phone in the morning , I am glad we poke. Shivnathji we need people like you ,going thruogh your profile I am came to know that what a difficult life you lead both oppourtunity wise and monetorily too. What a job are you doing! I must say that "sahee mann mein jeevan to aap hee jee rahe hai.kisi aur ke liye jeena ab tak sirf kitaboon mein dekha tha padha tha aaj pratyakhsha dekha!" I cant do much but whenever you are in Mumbai do give me a call. Let me know if you need anything I will help you in which ever way I can.

Just to tell you aboout me I am asst professor in mumbai university for last 20 years. I love my country …