Chanced upon the copy of latest edition of Today’s Traveller – Star Power – 2012 edition brought out by Gill India Concepts Pvt. Ltd.
This Coffee Table book deconstructs the Star Power of Luminaries from many segments, it will not be wrong to say that it beautifully landscapes the lives of Super Achievers from various walks of life be it Fashion, Travel, Enterprises, Ministers, Bollywood besides marvellously covering splendid hotels and tourist destinations.
The contents are sharply categorised as: Steller Achienvers, Torchbearer of Excellence, Icons of change,Worldscapes, Jewels of India which makes the reading so much easier. Stories on the lives of Sabyasachi, Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Kumar Mangalam, Ekta Kapoor, Shekhar Kapur in particular are very inspiring. Story on Ramesh Sippy and Yash Chopra needs special mention with Ramesh Sippy spelling out on how Bollywood has contributed towards travel and tourism – nationally, internationally. A section dedicated on which film was shot at which locale was worth a read.
A section on Madhya Pradesh and Dubai will certainly motivate readers to plan out next vacation there.
Worth reading and implementing opening by Ms Kamal Gill, ” I believe, with a few rare exceptions, stars are not born…they are made. Sometimes by forces around them, but more often by their sheer passion to succeeed. The sparkle is awesome as their creation. Like diamonds they are formed by influences that can pressure, coerce and even oppress. But the wonder of it all – the greater the pressure, the more the shine.”
Last not but the least: Minister of Tourism, Mr Subodh Kant Sahai mentions: Importance of cleanliness and hygience will give a new meaning to all efforts directed towards spread of travel and tourism.
India a land of culture and heritage, tourist destinations, pilgrimages takes big beating on account of cleanliness and hygiene and that becomes a big dampener to make India ” THE tourist destination of the world”
Hope and wish from this coffee table delight right people take message from the Tourism Minister, but moreso, it has to be in our system to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in our tourist destination like we do in our personal surroundings.
No wonder I came to know about the amount of activity in the segment, besides what makes Super Achievers, Super Achievers.
Kudos! Design element, sleek production values and crisp content.
Place of pride on my Coffee Table!
If any of you have read it – please feel free to share your views.