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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev recently made announcement about releasing his autobiography titled- ‘My Life, My Mission’. The book is co-authored with senior journalist Uday Mahurkar.
About ‘My Life, My Mission’
The autobiography of Baba Ramdev will unveil trials, tribulations, and triumphs of his life and provide insights into his childhood.
The book addresses major controversies, turning points and achievements of Baba Ramdev’s life and is expected to be one of its kind personal narrative of life and times of yoga teacher.
In the book, Ramdev registers his journey from a small Haryana village to international stage, and pens about his passion for yoga and good health, friends and foes, and the Swadeshi campaign spearheaded by him.
Autobiography also highlights the journey of Ramdev’s venture, Patanjali Group of Institutions, with a turnover of about Rs 12,000 crores.
Publisher: It is being published by Penguin Random House and expected to hit stands in August 2019.
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Renowned Author Amish Tripathi has been named as the new director of London’s Nehru Centre, under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
About Amish Tripathi
He is the author of best-selling books such as ‘Secret of the Nagas’ and ‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila’.
He will take over the director’s post from diplomat Srinivas Gotru, whose 4 year tenure ended in early 2019. He was appointed on basis of merit, after he applied for the director’s post followed by an interview with a selection panel.
His appointment is being expected to bring more visibility to ICCR’s flagship cultural centre and will make every centre under ICCR to be more vibrant and proactive to generate a proper understanding of the Indian culture abroad.
About London’s Nehru Centre
The Nehru Centre is a cultural centre located at the South Audley Street, London in United Kingdom (UK).
It was established in 1992 with the goal of promoting cultural exchange between India and UK.
Famous personalities associated with centre include- Gopalkrishna Gandhi served as its founder director and Playwright-actor Girish Karnad was among prominent people to have helmed the centre.
Most of the directors to Nehru Centre’s have been political appointees. Diplomat Pavan Varma was 1st bureaucrat to head cultural wing of Indian high commission in London, UK and was appointed as its director in 2005.