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About Amit Varma

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

Wave Goodbye

This is the 88th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my occasional set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

The Indian State Is the Greatest Enemy of the Indian Farmer

This is the 13th installment of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. The late farmer leader Sharad…

Understanding Consent

This is the 87th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my occasional set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

One Bad Law Goes, but Women Remain Second-Class Citizens

This is the 12th installment of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. This has been a year…

Cricketers Focus on Process, Not Results. So Should Fans

This is the third installment of my cricket column for Cricket Next., and was published on September 15, 2018. Every…

30 June, 2007

Mika Brzezinski v Paris Hilton

I’ll bet my shirt—unwashed and reeking in an erotic way—that Mika Brzezinski has 10,000 times more fans right now on our fine planet than Paris Hilton. The MSNBC newsreader who refused to read the lead story she was given—on Paris Hilton’s release from jail—has become a YouTube cult figure in the last couple of days, and here is the video that has won her such admiration:

The Guardian has a report on it here, and really, she is my hero too. More power to Mika Brzezinski.

(Link via email from Kind Friend.)

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