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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

The Seen and the Unseen: Episodes 6 to 10

I just realised that I haven’t been mirroring episodes of my weekly podcast, The Seen and the Unseen, on India…

The Return of Pragati

A few days ago, the magazine Pragati relaunched under my editorship. This was the editorial I wrote to mark its…

A Top Edge (and a Brain Fade)

This is the 30th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Embrace the Technology!

This is the 36th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. At…

It Is Anti-National To Be Against Free Speech

This piece was published (under a different headline) in the Sunday Times of India today. It marks the start of…

11 March, 2008

The Doublespeak of Hillary Clinton

It took an outrageous amount of arrogance on Hillary Clinton’s part recently to suggest that she should head a Democratic ticket on which Barack Obama could be the vice-presidential candidate—after all, she’s in second place in this race. In a superb response, Barack Obama has put her in her place. Watch:

As I’d written recently, a joint ticket simply wouldn’t be credible after all that has happened recently. Obama, to his credit, seems to realise that, and isn’t playing the game of suggesting that she be his veep. As for the Clintons, well, they think they can get away with anything. No surprise there.

(Link via email from Nishit Desai. And here’s a report of Obama’s speech, in case your net connection is too slow for the video above.)

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