I read this book because of all the media hype that I saw around this book. Literally everyone was going gaga over how insightful the book is. Well, it is written interestingly, but does it tell you what its tagline ‘Making Sense of Modern India’ promises to, I don’t think so. It reminded me of another book also based on Game Theory called Games Indians Play, and the authors of both the books seem to have similar profile. Go spend sometime in the west, come back and get lost in the Indian chaos, and then use the western lens to interpret the chaos, especially through all the well-funded random studies that can derive a co-relation between any two parameters.
I could not make any sense out of any chapter; it starts from somewhere lands somewhere, and the meaning of initial intent and the chapter heading gets lost in the process. It seems like random conversations between friends that begins with some observation Continue reading