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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

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30 September, 2008

The 3 AM Call

It’s 3 am, a few months into 2009, and the phone in the White House rings. A giant moose from Alaska is running amok in the White House lawns, says the voice on the line, posing a serious threat to national security. Whom do you trust to take that call?

Like, seriously, Paul Krugman, why’re you going on about the economy? Who’s going to shoot that moose?

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More Palin: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics

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