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.
If not, why does Bal Thackeray not spell his name Bal Thakre, as it originally was, asks Vir Sanghvi in his column in Hindustan Times.
It is a misfortune of the Bombay Quiz Club that we are not important enough for Shiv Sena goons to demand that we change our name to Mumbai Quiz Club. Can’t even take a principled stand here. Pah!
Sita Sings the Blues: The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told
Dev.D doesn't flinch from depicting the individual’s downward spiral
9 across: Van Morrison classic from Moondance (7)
6 down: Order beginning with ‘A’ (12)