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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

Train

Mid Day reports: Talk about catching a lucky break. A 60-year-old woman at Ghatkopar station yesterday sauntered onto the platform,…

Sandy the Dandy

Once there was a guy called Sandy Who behaved all macho and randy, But guys who flex their pecs Usually…

Jawaharlal Nehru: Not a Saint, Not a Sinner

It is ironic that one of the great unifying forces in Indian history has become such a polarising figure decades…

The Pandit and the Bovine God

Mr Modi said, ‘I won’t allow A sale of the public sector now.’ Well, I have to agree With Mr…

A Wrestler Sweats in the Summer

Starting today, two of my limericks will appear every Sunday on the edit page of the Sunday Times of India.…

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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