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The Gang of Six were clenching their fists under the 21-seater oval teak table in the PMO
in New Delhi. How could their Prime Minister speak to them like that? How does the Constitution of India allow such people, with just 35 seats out of 543 in the Lok Sabha,
to become the PM?
The Indian PM’s aircraft took off from Islamabad Airport at 7:45 am IST and was scheduled to land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi at 9:10 am IST. When the aircraft started deviating from its scheduled route, there was panic at the IGIA air traffic control tower. By 9:15 am IST, the aircraft was seen heading south, when it became out of range of the radars at IGIA. Had the PM’s aircraft been hijacked? Was it headed to
Sri Lanka or the Maldives?
The defence minister, external affairs minister and the NSA had accompanied the PM to Islamabad. In their absence, the best men to contact the Indian Air Force Chief were the cabinet secretary or the defence secretary. Both men tried to get hold of him, but to no avail. He was not answering his office or mobile phone. They tried the Vice Chief and got
no response either. What in hell was going on?
By 9:45 am IST, Indian Army soldiers in battle gear began arriving in army trucks at North and South Block, and at various other ministry buildings spread across Lutyens’ Delhi. Hundreds of soldiers also arrived at the residences of the union ministers in the 28.7 km2 Lutyens Bungalow Zone.
At 9:45 pm Pakistan Time, about five hours after the Indian generals had finished the press conference in New Delhi and about two hours after millions had started demonstrating on roads across fifty-plus Indian cities, Prime Minister Irfan Khan chaired a meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Council. A plan of action was framed.
His parents thought he was studying business administration in USA.
He was actually studying journalism.
His parents thought he was doing case studies on IBM and Pepsi.
He was actually interviewing the Governor of Ohio or a convicted murder in jail.
“A well-researched book that maps India’s political journey with the relevant data points. A must read for those interested in electoral politics and the big question of “Who” in 2019.”
The book is concise and moves at a fast pace. Puts the whole gambit of political rulers in
perspective that people tend to forget or conveniently brush aside. It helps revive those
Bagaria gives extraordinary insight into India’s past, present and future. Rigorously
researched and powerfully imagined, the book is an indispensable guide to understand
India and its current politics.
Very provocative, and yet, very lucid. An eye-opener in terms of its depth. Being able to
cast your vote with better understanding is invaluable – and Amit has done a great job in
allowing that to happen. Kudos!
This brilliant must-read book addresses the most pressing political, economic and
diplomatic concerns of the Indian nation in the twenty-first century.
The first few chapters were pure nostalgia. Amit is very brave to predict the outcome of
2019 elections. All in all, a very well researched book. The author’s hard work is printed
Bagaria handles the extremely complex topic of Indian democracy with amazing dexterity.He has been successful in capturing the nuances and underlying paradigms in our socio-political landscape.
A well-researched book on our contemporary political landscape. Bagaria comes up with
some very interesting insights of the politico-social scene of India in 1990s, 2000s and
Having reviewed close to 500 books of authors across the world, this is certainly a class
apart and surely needs to be read, as it is a combination of history and politics explained
really well, in an unbiased way.
“The difference between an “Entrepreneur” and an “Investor” became more distinct to me after I read this book. It has insights and revelations about the most trusted companies we have known in India”
Amit writes a riveting history of the Tata group. Importantly, he takes an outside-in view
of the carefully cultivated image of the group, it’s inflexion points and the family.
Quite well detailed and researched data on the history of the TATA family and their success
and failures in various business, over a 147-year journey. Personalities of each family
member is very well detailed.
Amit plays not only the role of an author, but also that of historian, observer, journalist
and critic. Loaded with data, graphs and pics, this handy guide on the Tatas is a researched
compendium replete with analysis and commentary.
A bold take on Mr. Ratan Tata and the legacy surrounding him. Pick it up and you are
guaranteed a roller coaster ride into the world of Tatas even though you may not agree with
it all. Amit – you have done it again.
Deals with various issues and smacks the political world on its bottom. The author has
done in-depth research on separating fact from fiction and that is commendable.
As a student, I always mugged what I didn’t understand. This book gives all those
perspectives I should have had. I wish I had this as a reference book. Very simple, devoid of
any Tharoor kind of language.
It changed my views about many things spoon-fed to us from childhood days. As the name
suggests, the book demythsified many myths with concise but great insights.
An exhilarating effort which demystifies myths perpetrated by powers that be over the
years. Raises questions which merit attention. A powerful rendition indeed!
An amazing chronicling of Indian history, politics, religion, culture and geography. It takes
a stand on what it means to be Indian, by quelling Myths about all things Indian. An eye
opener for sure!
This masterclass provides a refreshing and new perspective on the most important and
game changing events in India’s past. Definitely an eye opener.
It is a ‘plot-twist’ on Indian political history. I urge you to allow yourself to get absolutely
thrilled by this book in which Amit unfolds historical politics in a new light.