Good managers are those who acquire skills on their own initiative. They don’t wait for someone at the workplace to teach them. And if they have this propensity to learn on their own, they can survive in any situation they find themselves in without losing time or skill.
Over the past thirty years, in the various university departments teaching environmental sciences or related issues in India, somehow, there has been a steady loss of value. The best, most forward looking and most famous environmental scientists of the country have not arisen from backgrounds in environmental sciences, but from basic studies in the pure sciences.
This publication was brought out to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Development Finance Corporation of Ceylon (DFCC) and is published by the World Bank. Naoko Ishii, the current World Bank Country Director in Sri Lanka, in her Foreword to the publication states: ‘In much of the world,
One of the challenges that seemed to have prompted Widmalm—a university teacher, to engage in this study was that the ‘intellectual climate in the field of development studies is in a rather poor condition in many Universities’. He also explains how he came upon the seemingly intriguing subject of his study:
Aparna Sen, who is making a film based on the title story of Kunal Basu’s The Japanese Wife and Other Stories is lyrical about the story in her blurb on the cover. ‘It’s an improbable and hauntingly beautiful love story, almost surreal in its innocence. And I immediately knew that this was the film I had to make.’