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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 New World Upon Us

This is the 45th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. Alpha…

Facts. Don’t. Matter

This op-ed of mine was published in the Hindu today. Politicians like Trump and Modi play to our worst impulses…

Neech Whataboutery

This is the 61st installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Hadiya and Ivanka

This is the 60th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

A Few Thoughts on Match Poker (and the Match IPL)

A couple of weeks ago, I took part in the Match IPL, playing for Goa Kings. The IPL here stands…

10 July, 2007

A Loo to Behold

Remember my post about the Seven Public Toilet Wonders of the World? The first entry has come in.

(Link via email from Patrix.)

Update: Entries have come in from Japan and Scotland (1,2).

(Links via email respectively from The Piker and Bishop Hill.)

Update 2 (July 11): The entires keep flooding in! Akhil Tandulwadikar points me to a wonderful see-through loo in Switzerland. Aspi Havewala writes in about a loo in Amsterdam that ensures “process control.” Mitesh’s entry would, on the other hand, make one lose control. And the noble Peter Griffin points me to The Good Loo Guide and The Bathroom Diaries, whose Golden Plunger Awards have rewarded many beauties.

Phew. I need a toilet break after that.

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous

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