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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

The Seen and the Unseen: Episodes 6 to 10

I just realised that I haven’t been mirroring episodes of my weekly podcast, The Seen and the Unseen, on India…

The Return of Pragati

A few days ago, the magazine Pragati relaunched under my editorship. This was the editorial I wrote to mark its…

A Top Edge (and a Brain Fade)

This is the 30th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Embrace the Technology!

This is the 36th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. At…

It Is Anti-National To Be Against Free Speech

This piece was published (under a different headline) in the Sunday Times of India today. It marks the start of…

27 February, 2008

George Bush is a Secret Vietnamese

The Hillary Clinton campaign’s latest cheap shot against Barack Obama backfires on her.

Contrast that with John McCain’s graceful behaviour in warding off an attack on Obama by his supporter.

I know lots of people whose contempt of George W Bush has turned them into strong supporters of the Democratic Party, who are desperately hoping that the Republicans lose this time. My question for them: If Hillary uses the superdelegates and manages to outmaneuver Obama for the Democratic nomination, would you really support her against McCain? Really?

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Update: I forgot to mention that I got the first link via email from Kunal. Damn, I’m growing old.

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