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.
That’s Salil Tripathi, on why foreign aid is the last thing that Haiti needs.
And here’s Bret Stephens on the same subject.
To shift the context to Africa, check out this wonderful TED Talk by Andrew Mwenda:
Also, here’s an old piece by William Easterly: “What Bono doesn’t say about Africa”.
Sita Sings the Blues: The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told
Dev.D doesn't flinch from depicting the individual’s downward spiral
9 across: Van Morrison classic from Moondance (7)
6 down: Order beginning with ‘A’ (12)