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About Amit Varma

Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.

Bastiat Prize 2007 Winner

Recent entries

What a Fix!

This is the 19th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Two Villains

This is the 18th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

How This Nobel Has Redefined Literature

This piece was published today in the Times of India. It’s rare that when a prize is given to someone,…

To Defeat Pakistan’s Generals, Let’s Embrace Their Artists

This is a guest column published today in the Sunday Times of India edit page. I am a hawk when…

The Girl From Haryana

A slightly shorter version of this feature on Sakshi Malik was published in the October 2016 issue of Elle India.…

01 April, 2009

Darkness In Delhi

The comment of the day comes from a private email message from Aadisht (quoted with permission):

Earth Hour makes every place look like Delhi.

This was with reference to these wonderful pictures of Earth Hour forwarded to us by Sanjeev. First you see those pics with the lights on; then you click on them, one by one, and the lights go off. Beautiful.

Who could have imagined, 20 years ago, that I could sit here on my desk in Bombay and see the lights go off across the world like this?

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