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.
Line of the day:
Before Dubai, a place like Dubai existed only in Sim City 2000.
That’s from my buddy Rahul Bhatia’s lovely post on how Dubai, or his notion of it, has changed over the years. I ended up quoting just that one line instead of an excerpt because every paragraph is worthy of being quoted by itself, and I couldn’t decide. Read the full post.
If that boy doesn’t become the best travel writer of his generation before he dies, I will kill him. Promise.
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