There are 37 insightful essays in the book and many shine, though some could have been further polished. The line-up could be a compelling enough reason to pick up a copy. Rashid Kidwai puts some perspective on Congress and its Ideological Dilemma in a brilliant fashion. Chandrahas Choudhury's essay on Narendra Modi felt like an opportunity missed - it could have explored Modi's prime ministership in a better light. Unfortunately, the piece on India cinema, though a nice read, focussed only on Bollywood.