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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

Notes and Jokes

This is the 42nd installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Two Old Men

This is the 41st installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

It is immoral to have children. Here’s why

This is the 39th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. One…

A Protest. Then A Celebration

This is the 40th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Procrastination (and Kumble vs Kohli)

This is the 39th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

16 October, 2007

The History of Religion

Check out the history of religion in 90 seconds. Going by this account, religion began when Krishna was born in Delhi—in Safdarjang Enclave, in fact, if my map-reading skills are any good. I demand they build a shrine there.

(Link via email from Anand Krishnamoorthi.)

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