First, a confession. Bimal and I have long sat in the councils of government. Now we sit on adjoining benches in the Rajya Sabha and occasionally mull over the state of Indian politics and governance over tepid cups of tea in central hall.
But I can say, with hand on my heart, that this is the kind of book I like to read. It is not overly long, and written in plain English. It is easy to read and clear in its arguments, even funny, if you catch his digs at the working of government and Parliament. As an insider, Bimal is concerned about our politics, governance and delivery system.