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Ranjeev C. Dubey, the author of this incisive, unsparing and eye-opening book, holds that we Indians have an extra ‘credulity chromosome’ built into our DNA. He believes that we are wired to unquestioningly trust those who exercise authority over us, or those whom we admire, even as they unashamedly scam us. In this book, he sets out to dissect the bullshit that surrounds ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 21st 2012 by Hachette India (first published September 15th 2012)
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Madras
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Land development is big news in India and not just because of the investment skills of a certain private citizen. The proposed new law on land development is supposedly the ticket to prosperity and a brighter future.
As Ranjeev Dubey points out in this book, our land acquisition laws were originally a way to dispossess tribals from land they had occupied for centuries. The law, in effect, provided a polite veneer for theft. This book is full of examples of laws, rules and institutions that do not
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Manjul Bajaj
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This one is a 3.75 rather than a full 4 in my rating – but that’s because a good bit of the discussion was on subjects like the stock market and corporate governance which fall outside my ken. The book is part treatise part tirade, part diagnosis part diatribe, part analysis part opinion on the state of the nation and why scams and corruption persist despite the large scale public outcry. Dubey builds a strong argument to suggest that the laws, the market and the electoral system are all systema ...more
Sanjeev Kotnala
Jan 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Why would I have picked this book? I don’t remember but must have been B1G1F promotion at T3 Delhi while catching a red eye flight. I have not read any book by him and the cover was drab- like not the kind that catches my attention. Oh yes, may be the differential style of signing of the cover or my handover from reading books that try demystifying- let me correct speak simple straight. More than the title, the subscript ‘DECODING INDIA’S COPRORATE, SOCIAL AND LEGAL FINEPRINT’. Seemed more inter ...more
Ashok
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book connects with the reader brilliantly by voicing incidents and opinions which all of us experience on a daily basis. I found myself saying again and again " He is so damn right ". It has a honest no-prisoners- taken approach to people and institutions. Combination of author's knowledge, insights, humour and conversational writing style make the book a compelling read. Go for it.

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Ankit Agrawal
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book is a collection of a lot of disparate streams of thoughts slapped together. A motley mix of facts, rants, rhetoric and diatribe, the book nevertheless does make for compelling reading. Sometimes the inductive reasoning is stretched too far by cherry picking an example and then making a generalization but overall the book gets the big picture right. At times, the self-flagellation is taken too far. The book doesn't offer a central purpose anywhere though and ends abruptly. By the author' ...more
Tuhin
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book might change your perceptions.

Bharat
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The author, despite his senior's advice, calls a spade a spade and pulls no punches. A lot of take-aways.
Santosh Patil
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A no bullshit description of how things work in India. Ranjeev's arguments are damn logical, pretty convincing, and with no holds barred.
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Ranjeev C Dubey is a corporate lawyer, author, public speaker, business columnist and keen hobbyist. Apart from his professional pursuits, his interests range from travel and food journalism to photography to videography to off road wilderness journeys to scale miniature railways and radio control helicopters.

In the main, Ranjeev C Dubey is the managing partner of the N South, Advocates, the premi
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