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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 Age of Sharma

This is the 62nd installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

The New World Upon Us

This is the 45th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. Alpha…

Facts. Don’t. Matter

This op-ed of mine was published in the Hindu today. Politicians like Trump and Modi play to our worst impulses…

Neech Whataboutery

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Hadiya and Ivanka

This is the 60th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

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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