A Supreme Court lawyer and an articulate public speaker, Manish Tewari is a former Union minister. He held the portfolio of information and broadcasting in the second United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government headed by Dr Manmohan Singh during 2009-14. He regularly writes for some of the leading newspapers in India. This is a collection of his articles published in 2016-17. Among the areas he largely focuses on are the new surge of the religious right, turmoil in the Kashmir Valley, legal affairs and the country's foreign-policy dimensions. Many of these articles appeared in the Indian Express, Hindustan Times, the Asian Age and the Quint. Tewari is the author of Decoding a Decade: The Politics of Policymaking.