Traveling to India from home: books and movies

I have not slept for days. Give me three, four, and still with eyes wide open. I’m nervous, I admit; did not have this feeling since December 2009.

Yesterday, when at three o’clock, tired as he was, he was unable to digest a line over Salman Rushdie’s novel I’m reading, I got to get one of the guides I bought ahead of this impending trip to India and entertain opening its pages randomly, without seeking anything specific.

It was worse. I started reading about how I reach Indira Gandhi Airport to central Delhi and when I figured that plane down and mingling among people, it gave me a knot in my stomach that made ​​me sit up in bed.

I kept turning pages. And when my eyes met by chance in a hostel or a place remembered state clearly visualized every situation there lived and knot the stomach became butterflies flapping violently, waking up even more. A disaster; at least, I think my dark circles this morning.

Long ago I did not feel well. It did not occur to me when I did the Trans , nor when I flew to New Zealand . Given those trips I was excited, but not to these ends. To me, India gives me life . I do not lose sleep any concern or uncertainty about what you can find me there, but rather my reaction to it. Me and my emotions.

Anyway, enough introduction to the topic today really wanted to address: books and movies to travel to India . Yes, also from home.These days I’m surrounded by them, and have found it a good idea to share that, together, make as complete a list as possible. I start, and will be adding more as I remember them.

However, to do this even longer than it already is (and what will grow) post, I will limit myself to link to a page where you yourselves may be able to get more information, and at most explicitly recommending those most me have liked. Those who sugiráis you and I have not read, I will add to the list simply referring to the source to be you who tell why recomendáis through the comments.

Books and Novels / about India

India inside: a cultural guide for the traveler , Alvaro Enterría. [Personally, the best book I’ve read about India. After more than two decades living in the Indian subcontinent, Alvaro Enterría elaborates this remote guidance of topics and exaggerations, which addresses such diverse subjects as history, religion, customs, family, even daring art … policy.]

White Tiger , Aravind Adiga. [A wonderful novel, ligerita and readable, in which through letters addressed to the Chinese Premier, a humble man from a small village in “The Darkness” presents itself as an entrepreneur, recounting his adventures and misadventures to become a “free man”]

Midnight’s Children ., Salman Rushdie [At midnight on August 15, 1947, at the same time that India achieved Independence, Saleem Sinai is born: a gifted man of extraordinary smell and the gift of telepathy. It is very difficult to summarize in a few lines this novel, so I will just say … a must!]

The ground beneath their feet , Salman Rushdie. [Another great book by Rushdie]

The God of Small Things ., Arundhati Roy [tells the story of three generations of a family in southern India, with all that this type of sagas involving: many stories, many characters, loves, hates, joys, failures, grudges … It has been compared often with Hundred Years of Solitude]

 Delirium book pdf by Lauren Oliver. [Although in my opinion the way it is written is far from satisfactory-or is that my translation was bad – this is definitely one of the hardest books I’ve read. The story of a man from the country who emigrated to Kolkata with his family to finish rickshaw driver working and living in a slum. Misfortune after misfortune and a heavy heart from the first to the last page.]

Sylvia day captivated by you pdf, Sylvia Day [A must for those interested in the history of this country reading; in this case, its independence, the birth of India and Pakistan as two separate countries and the role of Mahatma Gandhi in all this, among other things]

It was midnight in Bhopal , Dominique with Javier Moro.

India, 14-24 wagon , Ignacio Carrión.

Passion India , Javier Moro. [To me, honestly, I bored a little … But I include it because I’ve read and the end of the day has its fame. The argument, as everyone knows, is based on the diaries and the real story of Anita Delgado, the Andalusian who married the Maharaja of Kapurthala in the early twentieth century.]

The red sari , Javier Moro. [Recommended by Soledad via Facebook]

The Collector of Worlds , Ilija Trojanow. [Recommended by Ivan in the comments]

I nightfall in Kathmandu , Chema Rodriguez. [Recommended by Ricardo via Facebook. In his words: “I found it funny novel with a bit of mysticism and much reality of India’s adaptation to the script of Night Falls in India, film is rolling now.”]

Where the stones are gods , of Norman Lewis. [Recommended by Serendipity via Facebook]

The wagon Women , Anita Nair. [Recommended by Serendipity via Facebook]

Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors. [Recommended by Serendipity via Facebook]

Holy Cow , Sarah MacDonald. [Recommended by Isabel via Facebook. “Because it’s extremely fun and takes you on a spiritual journey through all religions of India”]

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. [Recommended by Isabel via Facebook. “Count the experiences of a fugitive Australian prison system while remade his life in the slums of Mumbai”]

The encounter with reality , Vicente Ferrer. [Recommended by Iván via Facebook]

Vicente Ferrer, The Silent Revolution , Albert Oliveras. [Recommended by Iván via Facebook]

The Rains Came , Louis Bromfield [Recommended by viajesinergia on Twitter]

The sky of Bombay , Thrity Umrigar. [Recommended by Bea ]

An idea of India , by Alberto Moravia. [Recommended by Bea]

Nehru. The intervention of India ,  of Shashi Tharoor. [Recommended by Bea]

I love India , Ramiro Street [Recommended by tienenojos.com ]

The granddaughter of the Maharani , Maha Akhtar. [Recommended by tienenojos.com]

Sacred Games , Vikram Chandra. [Recommended by Alisetter on Twitter]

Travel Journal. Letters from India, China and Tibet , Alexandra David-Neel. [Recommended byAlisetter on Twitter]

Passage to India by EM Forster. [Recommended by anguabipolar on Twitter]

My God , Martin Caparros. [recommended by Ailin in the comments Essay]

The smell of India , Pier Paolo Pasolini. [Recommended by Ailin in the comments]

Station aromas of Amulya Malladi. [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

Raj , Gita Mehta.  [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

Gora: A youth in India ., Tagore  [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

The seller of saris , Rupa Bajwa.  [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

A married woman , Manju Kapur.  [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

The perfect balance of Rohinton Mistry.  [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice , Tahir Shah [Recommended by Guillermo via Facebook]

In Asia , by Tiziano Terzani. [Recommended by Mochileando Asia in the comments]

The dancer and English , Emilio Calderon. [Recommended by Ana in the comments]

Dreams of India , Jesus Menendez. [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

Travel to India , Ramiro Street.  [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

The house of sacred scents , Shilpa Agarwal.   [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

The guy on the beach , Ardashir Vakil.  [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

The Death of Vishnu , Manil Suri in.  [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

India , VS Naipaul.  [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

Some titles linked to the Trans-Himalayan and Himalayan Indians (recommended by Oscar in the comments) :

Sota cel Tushita , Enric Soler. ( In Catalan) 

The Lost Years of Sherlock Holmes , Jamyang Norbu of.

The Buda Hills , Javier Moro.

Shangri-La. A travel guide to the Himalayan Dream , Michael Buckley.

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Films and documentaries from / to India

Apu Trilogy ( Pather Panchali , Aparajito and The World of Apu ) directed by Satyajit Ray. [Simply delicious, no words to describe it].

Trilogy:  FireEarth and  Water , directed by Deepa Mehta [Each with its own character. Essential]

Gandhi , directed by Richard Attenborough. [A blockbuster with classic status]

Slumdog Millionaire , directed by Danny Boyle. [anyone who has not seen this film remains? And I read the book on which it is based?Wonderful both.]

Monsoon Wedding , directed by Mira Nair. [-at can be slow at times and done, the only common thread is preparing a wedding-to be missing “chicha”. But it’s beautiful, musical … if you love India, you’ll like]

Darjeeling Limited ., directed by Wes Anderson  [I personally found it very loose … but has recom Aitor on Facebook and thematic India, so include it because everyone likes the colors were made;)]

The river , directed by Jean Renoir. [His descriptions are pure poetry]

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , directed by John Madden. [Recommended by caminomundos on Twitter]

Ready directed by Anees Bazmee [Recommended by the guys at Salta Conmigo . Any reason? In his commentary]

Salaam Bombay! , directed by Mira Nair. [Recommended by Bea]

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India , directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. [Recommended by politvs and tienenojos.com]

Delhi Belly , directed by Abhinay Deo. [Recommended by Patty via Facebook]

The Namesake , directed by Mira Nair . [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

The Mistress of Spices , directed by Paul Mayeda Berges. [Recommended by Silvia in the comments]

You only live once , directed by Zoya Akhtar. [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

Lucky by chance , directed by Zoya Akhtar. [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

Children’s red light district , directed by Ross Kauffman. [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

The revolution of roses saris , directed by Kim Longinotto. [Recommended by Lucia in the comments]

Legends of India , the BBC and presented by Michael Wood. [Documentary six chapters recommended by Albert in the comments]

Calcutta , directed by Louis Malle. [Recommended by politvs]

Baraka directed by Ron Fricke. [There is a documentary exclusively on India, but have recommended so in the comments is included in our list]

As I said, this is just the beginning. Are you a true book or movie  that is not listed? Help me build this little hemeroteca on India :)

The best schools in mechanical engineering in India

For students of mechanical engineering, India offers several excellent schools to choose from.Most schools, but all offer undergraduate and also more advanced in mechanical engineering and other topics. One of the best schools is the Indian Institute of Technology who has seven locations: New Delhi, Mumbai, Culcuta, Chennai, Kanpur, Guwalhati and Roorkee. Another is the Birla Institute, graduating many students in large multinational and Indian companies.Finally, the oldest department of mechanical engineering in India is the Faculty of Engineering of Bengal.

Indian Instituti of Technology Delhi

This institute offers courses in order to produce the best engineers worldwide. His department of mechanical engineering is one of the oldest departments of the institute and has the largest enrollment of 650 students. Offers two programs of undergraduate: mechanical engineering and engineering of industrial production. Many of its graduates end up in top positions in industry, academia and government in India or abroad. The department has four programs of expertise: mechanical equipment design, industrial engineering, production engineering and thermal engineering. It has a teaching staff of 50 people and a crew of 43 that are associated with 23 different laboratories. The department has over 250 computer systems and workstations, with a variety of software products covering all areas of mechanical engineering. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Hauz Khas Delhi New Delhi, India 001 + 91-11-2659-6139 http://web.iitd.ac.in/~me/

SVI Institute of Technology, Science and Bạc đạn

Established in 1955 by industrialist BM Birla, currently the SVI Institute has 10,000 students and programs leading to undergraduate, graduate and doctorate. The campus of 780 acres (300 ha) includes lodging facilities and areas to share. The board of directors of the institution is responsible for overseeing allactivities ; is composed of representatives of the Indian Ministry of Education, state government, the Chancellor, the Hindustan Charity Trust and faculty. The institute has cooperation agreements with universities in the US, UK and Canada. SVI Institute of Technology and bạc đạn Mesra Ranchi, Jharkhand India 001 + 91-651-2275444 835215. bitmesra.ac.in

University Bengal Engineering and Science

Civil Engineering University of Calcutta was established in 1856 to enter the engineering education in India. In 1921, the name was changed to Bengal Engineering College, and in 2004 became a university. The mechanical engineering department began in 1921 when he was offered a diploma course. It currently has programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The department has laboratory facilities and facilities supported by applied mechanical central workshops. Teachers often engaged in research and have published research papers in national and international journals. The department solves problems and provides services for industries. Some students get jobs even before graduation. Bengal Engineering and Science University Botanic Garden, Howrah West Bengal 711 103, India 91-33-26684561 001+ becs.ac.in

Accounting Outsourcing in India helps reduce the risk of Accounting

The appearance of any accounting or bookkeeping business can be stressful and sometimes really long time. You need to understand that maintaining the precise details of the account of a company is not a mere child’s play and you have to have experience in drafting precise details of a huge company accounts. When you sit down and add up all the expenses incurred by the company and then try to calculate the profit or loss that the company has gone through, you realize the amount of time spent to get the exact details .

In fact, this whole thing working out the details of the precise accounting may actually be the work of a whole day. It is only an expert, chartered which can take precise conclusions and help a company understand the details of the actual accounting.However, possession of a experienced and qualified public accountant may not be an easy task. In this case, what you can do is to hire the services of an accounting outsourcing company in India.

An accounting outsourcing company in India can be the best company to opt for when you need to get the accurate accounting details of your company and you need to understand the profit or loss of your business is failing. Now details of accounting or online bookkeeping include the number n of things. This includes maintenance of balance sheets, trial balances, preparation of profit and loss, keeping journals, ledger accounts, bank reconciliation statement and several other documents. In fact, the work never ends accounting and the accounting department of a company that always stays active and alert. However, when you know that these are the various details that can help boost your business or fall, you will ensure that you get the best person to do this job. In this case, a professional accounting outsourcing in India reputable firm can help you get the best services for your accounting firm.

Now, finding a reliable accounting system, approved and authentic outsourcing provider in India can be a little slow. However, when he meets a provider of accounting outsourcing in India you can be sure you will not have to worry about the accounting aspect of your business. You can look out for accounting outsourcing in India several sellers on the internet and in newspapers. There are several accounting outsourcing vendors in India who offer their services to large enterprises and small-scale. One thing you should understand is that every business is one way or another, different and so are your financial needs. Therefore, you must have service from a provider of accounting outsourcing services in India which suits your business needs best, and you can understand the accounting needs of your business.

There are certain things that you also have to watch. You must ensure that you provide all the detailed accounting information of your company. In addition, once delivered the accounting details of your company to a professional accountant in India outsourcing provider, you still have to stick around to see that the person is not misusing their data and that the work is doing is beneficial to your company. After all, your business is your baby, so you have to be careful and aware.

Indian users prefer business-oriented apps in their smartphones

Users of smart phones in India are the most comprehensive users (apps for short) mobile applications, and prefer business-oriented apps compared to users from other countries, according to a global study by Nokia and Cornell University.

In this study the Indians wish to make use of technology and new applications faster than users in Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, China, the UK, Singapore, South Africa and USA. According to analysis by PBS, are the most advanced users (progressive) mobile application: use them to enhance their capabilities and value and use as a tool, not as a luxury. Nokia will use the results to guide the work of app promotion developers depending on markets ..

More than half of respondents in India benefited from their applications, using them primarily for travel or trips and at home. More than three quarters of the sample had about 30 apps on their smartphones. The musical and social networking apps were the most popular, followed by the applications used for business facilitators (utility apps) and games. Furthermore, the research found a considerable variation in the use of mobile applications in different regions of India.

Books to better understand India

Next we will give brief synopsis of some of the best known books on India . When traveling, one of the best ways to know which country is headed we know its history and culture. Of course, reading everything we show take a long time but at least we can help you weigh to choose a book about this amazing country. All are very easy to find in bookstores and online. We hope that after choosing one, enjoy your reading.

Books on India

My experiences with truth (Gandhi): This is Gandhi’s autobiography written with absolute sincerity, and should be considered as his spiritual heritage. Characterized by his generosity and his search for truth, the apostle of non-violence is the character of our time that has believed in man, the dignity and duty of wisdom.

Divergent PDF (Veronica Roth) : A classic. Imperative. Synopsis: The drought is due to Hasari Pal and his family exodus to Calcutta, the sprawling city. Step by step witnessing the decline of the farmer, horse become man, sick in bed, tuberculosis, among lepers in the giant shantytown.

V islumbres India : the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1990 Octavio Paz, is a magnificent book written in 1995 (he died in 1998) in which the writer conveys the message she got this country after having been ambassador to the 1962 and 1968 at the same time the author tells us his experiences gives us an analysis of the history of India, their religion, politics and society how it fits in this country. Anyone who has been to India thinks “is not normal” everything that happens there because we see it from a Western point of view. With this book gets Octavio Paz we achieve this understanding.

Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie): Baroque and burlesque Saga taking place in the heart of modern India, this novel is a gruesome contemporary picaresque autobiography of the author of the famous Satanic Verses.

India: (VS Naipaul Nobel Literature 2001.): Stroked without prejudice or sentimentality, lucid, tender and sarcastic view of India that Naipaul offers is a living representation of a complex society in which modernity is woven on a background Traditional. The confrontation between Muslims and Hindus, changes in the role of women, the survival of the ancient rituals, the dynamic film industry, the new literature, changes in the family institution and the permanence of the caste system are aspects that do not escape the sharp look of Naipaul .

The smell of India: The chronicle of a fascination:  Written around a journey through the Indian subcontinent in 1961, The smell of India is the chronicle of a long infatuation. Immersed in a reality so distant, Pasolini weaves a text in which, often, the anthropological and ethical inquiry coexists with the fascination with the unknown: on the one hand the beauty of the temples of Varanasi, Bombay nights, the banks of Ganges, all the charm of a foreign land and incomprehensible; on the other, the horro of existence that leads there: “life in India, has the characters of unbearability” Pasolini says.

The fault in our stars pdf (John Green) :  The author recounts how he started his romantic affair with India since arriving many years. Account comoCollins, arrives in New Delhi to write the remarkable story of Indian independence from the British Empire. This will be the start of a wonderful love story, born from this first trip strong, intense and sincere relationship between India and the writer, who has since devoted entirely to humanitarian aid. India, mon amour. An unforgettable hymn to life and hope, united by a common thread that comes from an Indian proverb: “All that is not given is lost.”

India: Legends and Customs:   Going to the point and enjoyable to read. Answer all the questions about India: Why are sacred cows? What is the caste system? What the marks mean on the forehead, and the colors of the turbans? And for dessert, a wide selection of popular legends.

The Bandit Queen ( Phoolan Devi) : Successful portrait of the world of castes in India. Official biography of the famous Bandit Queen. Phoolan fight for freedom in a hopeless situation. He suffered the worst humiliations low caste girl may suffer. But she chose to rebel and become “The Bandit Queen” until its surrender, negotiated under the government of Indira Ganghi.

Tonight freedom  (Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins) tells the fall of the British Empire in 1947 and the birth of India and Pakistan, following the footsteps of the last Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten and Mahatma Ghandi. The book concludes with the assassination of the latter. To write  tonight freedom , Lapierre  and Collins  took four years of efforts, traveled 250,000 miles and using every conceivable means of locomotion, including horse and elephant, and collected thousands of pages of archive, photographs and unpublished documents. 

A good game (Vikram Seth):  Considered the most complete novel about Indian society. “You too will marry whom I say,” says Mrs Rupa Mehra Lata her daughter at the beginning of this story.Since then, finding a good match for Lata becomes the engine of this extraordinary cool fifties India, a country still staunch the wounds of its recent independence and the trauma of Partition;where modernization efforts encounter the ancient customs of centuries of tradition and where marriages are concluded by family interests.

The  wagon women:  Akhila, a forty-something, single, and who has always relied on her family, feels a sudden urge to run away from everything. In the van of a train through India toward the south, is traveling with five others with whom they share confidences. Janaki, a confused mother;Margaret, a professor of chemistry with a tyrannical husband; Prabha, a submissive wife who seeks his true identity; Sheela, a girl of fourteen who covers the last wishes of her grandmother better than anyone; Marikolanthu, who has lived more experiences than all of them together; and Akhila, who hopes that they will change your life. Six characters who cross “The wagon women” to find love, marriage, family, friendship and work in India … and the world.

The God of Small Things : A tale of three generations of a family in the region of Kerala, in southern India, which scatters the world and is reunited in their homeland. A story is many stories.The English girl Sophie Moll who drowned in a river and whose accidental death marked forever the lives of those who were involved.

In the land of cows without eyes : An exciting action adventure, love and pain that reveals the inner life of Hindu women. A series of unforgettable characters face an unjust war that threatens their lives, their ways of thinking and feeling. A kind of spiritual journey that will lead them to explore and discover an almost unknown to Western world.