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.
The WTF statement of the day comes from Philip D’Souza of the Shiv Sena:
We’re going to protect the daughters of Goa, irrespective of caste, creed, colour and political affiliation.
That last bit is just magnificent. And what exactly is this gentleman from the Shiv Sena trying to protect the daughters of Goa from? Bipasha Basu. Insane.
Q. If D’Souza was in West Bengal, who would he be protecting?
Ans. The daughters of Guha.
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