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.
[D]emographic forecasting is very easy - even movie actresses can do it. Meryl Streep noted that “men were given more than twice as many roles as women in 1989 movies”, and then she forecast that “by the year 2000 we will have 13 percent of roles…and in 20 years we will be eliminated from the movies.”
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)