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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

Don’t think too much of yourself. You’re an accident

This is the fifth installment of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. I was 17 when I…

One Tax To Rule Them All

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The Binary Fallacy

This is an essay I wrote last week for the magazine I edit, Pragati. 1 A few days ago, a…

Here’s What It Means To Not Own Your Body

This is the fourth installment of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. A century ago, when India…

Whose Money is it Anyway?

This is the 37th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. The…

30 July, 2007

RIP, Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman is dead. Woody Allen once referred to Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera.” If you haven’t seen any of his films, well, why not start now?

I recommend you begin with Wild Strawberries, which was one of my favourite films when I was growing up, and is probably his most accessible. Bergman’s filmography is awesome—he churned out masterpieces like some of us churn out blog posts. What a man.

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