Monday, March 1, 2010

ISB presents book on Indian Railways

There took place a major innovation in Indian Railways between 2004 and 2008. The iconic Indian organisation, which was nearly bankrupt in 2001,dramatically improved its performance in subsequent years, especially between 2004 and 2008. All this is talked in depth in the book - Changing Tracks: Reinventing The Spirit of Indian Railways , written by V Nilakant and S Ramnarayan. The book is written for a wider general audience, having an interest in India, Indian Railways and management. It has many anecdotes and stories to illustrate the powerful themes that the writers discovered in the course of their research work.

The book published by HarperCollins India, is a richly textured analysis of change and innovation in Indian Railways in the above mentioned period. Not surprisingly, the renewal of Indian Railways has attracted a great deal of world-wide attention.

"Our book is based on indepth research carried out over a two-year period. We have extensively analysed internal documents and interviewed key people involved in the transition. We got a very nuance picture about the Indian Railways that we cannot generalise the changes. Every change was different and brought by different set of people at different times" , said S Ramnarayan, one of the authors of the book and a faculty at ISB.

Full report here Economic Times 

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