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Nepali Version of Harry Potter

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Recently, I knew that there is Nepali version of Harry Potter also. About this an online news portal, www.hindustantimes.com, writes, “There are seven million children in Nepal. If their families don't read, they don't develop reading habits either. School libraries are more showpieces than providing youngsters with books they really enjoy reading. The urban families give priority to English and English books but to the rural families, they are unaffordable. Also, a rural reader does not have sufficient English skills and English story books do not culturally resonate with them, who come from a very different background."

A concerned Unicef was looking for organisations that would take a social marketing approach and produce books in Nepali and market them without looking for profit.
Sherpa, a New Zealander married to a Nepali, came together with four more women - Lucia de Vries, a Dutch journalist, Bhubaneswari Sachal, who was working on women and children's welfare issues and ran a magazine, `Chichila' for schools, Shanta Shrestha, whose forte was development issues in Nepal's southern Terai plains, and Yashoda Shrestha, who works for DANIDA, the Danish government's international development agency.

Together they founded Sunbird to bring out books in Nepali for children and teenagers and take them to the target reader in the villages.

After the Maoist war ended in 2006, Sunbird was looking for something new. At that time, Harry Potter was the new rage with youngsters and the group's attention was drawn to a wistful letter sent to a newspaper by a teenager from a district outside the capital.

He wished that there were Harry Potter books in Nepali so that he could read them and the group realised that here was the perfect book to get Nepali teenagers to read.

"The Potter books look at growing up, the ups and downs of life and the pain of being different," Sherpa says. "We thought a Potter book in Nepali would encourage young people to read and Nepali writers to write for teenagers."

It was Lucia de Vries who thought of writing to J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, to ask for permission to publish the first Harry Potter book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - in Nepali. To the group's amazement and joy, though the response took time, it was positive and in February 2008, Rowling and Sunbird signed an agreement to publish the Nepali edition for a `nominal' royalty.

The Nepali Potter, priced at a modest NRS 180 (about Rs.113), was launched last week. The publishers are now trying to talk with Nepal's large department stores to market the book.”

Suman Saurav Magazine Book for All Age People

Monday, August 24, 2009

Suman Saurav Magazine Book
Suman Saurav magazine is the most famous book across the India. It is the book which comes in magazine format. The magazine comes monthly. The magazine is published by Delhi Prakashan Vitran Pte Ltd. Suman Saurav magazine is famous in abroad also. Hindi language of the magazine is the most popular in the north India.

Suman Saurav is a monthly magazine which is full with news, stories, comic, photography, quiz, questions, solutions and suggestions. The magazine is the most popular because of its world class collections. Photography and stories are very interesting part of the Suman Saurav magazine.

There are many magazines in the market but it is the most popular for teenager however, all age people like it. I have read many editions of the magazine. It was my best choice magazine. It is very cheap also.

You can buy the magazine from post or you can subscribe it for yearly, 3 yearly or for life time. Suman Saurav is very old magazine book which is published by Delhi Press. It is continue from 1983.

The book magazine has great popularity in North India. If you want to entertain with book magazine then Suman Saurav is the best option. Many of book sites offer to subscribe the book magazine online for your home delivery.

The most awaiting section of the magazine is questions and solutions. There are many questions which are asked by readers and the magazine gives their solution. There are career suggestions and questions also which is the most attractive for students.

The magazine gives you chance to participate in it. If you send an article, quiz or image to the magazine, Suman Saurav will paid you for that in case that material is published by the magazine. So, it is one of the readers’ attractive book magazines also.

Analysis of Financial Statement by Financial Books

Sunday, March 8, 2009

There is a review of financial book for analysis of financial statement. This is the review of MBA finance book to review financial statement analysis on old and new book reviews blog. Below is full review:

"Is financial statement analysis is only the analysis of facts, figures and statistics? I think financial statement analysis is proceeding from ratio analysis. So, here we should decide some objectives of the chapter.

Objectives of Financial Statement Analysis:

Meaning of Ratio Analysis

Steps in Ratio Analysis

Classification of Ratio

Merits and Demerits of Ratio Analysis

Compute the Different Ratios

At 1st we will discuss about ratio analysis. Normally, ratio is known as the relationship between two or more variable expressed in:

1. Percentage
2. Rate
3. Proportion

In another word we can say that ratio analysis is the important technique of financial analysis.

There are some steps also which involves in the ratio analysis:

a. Collection of information, which are relevant from the financial statements and then to calculate different ratios accordingly.
b. Comparison of computed ratios of the same organization or with the industry ratios.
c. Interpretation, drawing of inference and report-writing.

There are some formulas of Balance Sheet Ratio Analysis:

1. Current Ratio

Current Ratio = Current Assets/Current Liabilities

2. Quick Ratio

It is also known as liquid ratio or acid test ratio

Liquid Ratio = Quick or Liquid Assets/Liquid or Current Liabilities

= Current Assets – (Stock and Prepaid Expenses)/Current Liabilities-Bank Overdraft

3. Net working capital Ratio

Net working capital is used to measure company’s liquid position.

Net working capital Ratio = Net Working Capital/Net Assets

4. Proprietary Ratio

Proprietary Ratio = Shareholder’s Funds/Total Assets or Total Resources

5. Capital Gearing Ratio

Capital Gearing = Fixed Interest Bearing Funds/Equity Share capital

6. Debt Equity Ratio

Debt-Equity Ratio is calculated as follows:

Debt-Equity Ratio = External Equities/Internal Equities

Debt-Equity Ratio = Outsiders’ Funds/Shareholder’s Funds

As a long-term financial ratio it may be calculated as follows:

Debt-Equity Ratio = Total Long-Term Debts/Total Long-Term Funds

Debt-Equity Ratio = Total Long – Term Debts/Shareholders’ Funds

Here I want to share some important terms which will define the ratio:

Net profit ratio is used to measure the overall profitability and hence it is very useful to proprietors.

A higher working capital turnover ratio shows that there is low investment in working capital and vice-versa.

Ratio analysis is a very important and useful tool for financial analysis.

It helps the management accounting of business concern in evaluating its financial position and efficiency of performance."

Data Source :Financial Statement Analysis from Financial Books

Production and Operation Management Assignment Book

Monday, February 9, 2009

I am going to share an assignment from MBA book. This will be from the Production and Operation Management. I will share the assignment which is on a blog of MBA assignment blog. Take a look below for assignment if you are student of MBA:

"I have already mentioned in my introduction of MBA blog that the blog will tell you only about the assignment of MBA of SMU. In the first question we have already published two posts that contain 2 questions. Both questions are related to Production and Operation Management book of MB 0028.

Here I am going to publish my 3rd questions of 2nd semester assignment of Production and Operation Management.

Question 3. Who are the players in a project management? What are the various roles and responsibilities of the players in a project management?

Answer. At first we will discuss about project management then we will discuss about players in project management. Project management is the practice of controlling the use of resources, such as cost, time manpower, hardware and software involved in a project. That starts with a problem statement and end with delivery of a complete product.

Here we will see the participants of project management:

In the project management players individual and organizations both are involved-

That is actively involved in the project whose interests may be affected by the outcome of the project.

Exert influence over the project and its results players or also called “stake holders’’ of the project
Project manager- the individual responsible for managing the project.

Customer- the individual or organization that will use the product- the end result of the project.

Performing organization- the enterprise whose employees are mast directly involved in doing the work of the project.

Sponsors- the individual or group within or external to the performing organization that funds the project.

Now, we will define the role and responsibilities of project management. Here are some roles and responsibilities:

There are number of projects which an organization works on. It is not possible for one individual to manage all the projects.

There is a team of mangers who manage the projects.

There may be different teams working an different projects.

An experienced project manager and this team may manage more than one project at a time.

The project team is responsible for ensuring that the project upon completion shall deliver the gain in the business for which it is intended for.

-the project team has to properly co-ordinate with each other working on different aspects of the project.

-the team members are responsible for the completion of the project as per the plans of the project.

Characteristics of project mindset: - some of the characteristics of project mindset are the following –

Time - it is possible to improve the pace of the project by reducing the time frame of the process. The mindset is normally to work in a comfort made by stretching the time limits.

Responsiveness – it refers to quickness of response of an individual. The vibrancy and livens of an individual or an organization are proportional to its capability of evolving process and structure for superior responsiveness time constant.

Information sharing – information is owner information is the matter key to today’s business. Information sharing is the characteristic of the project mindset today.

Process – project mindset lays emphasis on flexible process. The major difference in a process and a system is in its capabilities of providing flexibility to different situational encounters. Flexible process possesses greater capabilities of adaptability.

Structured planning – structure planning based a project management life cycle enables one to easily and conveniently work according to the plan.

Source Via:Question-3 – Assignment-1 of SMU – MBA Book of MB 0028

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