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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.

My Friend Sancho

My first book, My Friend Sancho, was published in May 2009, and went on to become the biggest selling debut novel released that year in India. It is a contemporary love story set in Mumbai, and had earlier been longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008. To learn more about the book, click here.

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Click here for more about my publisher, Hachette India.

My posts on India Uncut about My Friend Sancho can be found here.

Bastiat Prize 2007 Winner

Recent entries

March of the Candlesticks

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been shortlisted for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism. This is an annual prize…

Lessons From 1975

A shorter version of this was published as the 21st installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement…

Profit = Philanthropy

This is the 20th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. Headline:…

Where Your Taxes Go: 45

The policing of parrots. (For more on how our government loots us, click here.)

The Great Redistribution

This is the 19th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. India…

01 August, 2007

Reddit and Bollywood nudes

The high traffic that Reddit gets might be partly due to horny Indians googling madly. Alexis Ohanian of Reddit reveals the top searches that lead people onto that site. Here are the top 15:

5615 reddit
2466 sexycollegegirl
653 nude bollywood
536 nude bollywood actress
388 bollywood nude
358 nude actress
252 nude indian actress
247 sexy
200 redditt
184 buy viagra
172 aishwarya nude
168 bollywood nude actress
152 nude aishwarya
151 bollywood actress nude

I wonder how many of those searches Abhishek Bachchan made before he got married. Anyway, now we know that Indian libido drives the internet, and on that proud note, I will email Prem to find out what the figures are for Rediff. Should be fun, no?

(Link via email from Gautam.)

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