This is an inspirational, optimistic book that makes you more hopeful about India. It rejects our chalta-hai nonchalance and celebrates the Infosysian can-do spirit. But Nilekani regrets that "in our politics we are yet to tap into our new language of hope."
Where do the book’s ideas come from? They reflect the aspirations and experiences of an urban middle-class professional, who went to a small-town English-medium school, made it to an IIT and benefited from the IT boom. His heroes are Rajiv Gandhi (the politician who understood computers), Sam Pitroda, N. Seshagiri, N. Vittal, Sudhir Kumar, Ravi Narain, C.B. Bhave, N. Gopalaswamy, Rajeev Chawla and others who pioneered India’s electronic revolution.