Published by Sportstar and The Hindu Group, in association with the BCCI, the book titled, 'India 500 Tests: the journey began in 1932', traces India's history in Test cricket from the first Test that it played at Lord's in 1932 to the 500th, that took place against New Zealand in Kanpur recently. The book begins with an overview of India's Test history by renowned writer Suresh Menon and then dissects each decade from 1932, from the viewpoint of the players themselves. Beginning with Vasanth Raiji and then Madhav Apte, we have a glittering array of players turned scribes like Bishan Bedi, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag. Rare period and contemporary pictures add to the allure. It is indeed a collector's item.