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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 Hub of Crime

Mid Day has a headline today that says: ‘Andheri station is the hub of crime on Western Railway.’ If you…

Rising Divorce Rates are a Feature, Not a Bug

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Tolstoy’s Chicken and the Expanding Circle

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The Halo of the Last Candle

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The Mountain That Remains

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?

Click here for more posts on politics.

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

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