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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

Why Both Modi and Trump are Textbook Populists

This is a guest column published today in the Sunday Times of India edit page. As Donald Trump raised his…

The Seen and the Unseen Episode One: Entry and Exit in Agriculture

This is the first episode of my weekly podcast, The Seen and the Unseen. India has a panoply of laws…

The Seen and the Unseen: the lens that Bastiat made

Cross-posted from the blog of The Seen and the Unseen, my new weekly podcast. In 1848, a French economist named…

Mahi and the Indian Man

This is the 24th installment of Rhyme and Reason, my weekly set of limericks for the Sunday Times of India…

Narendra Modi Makes Some New Year Resolutions

This is a guest column published today in the Sunday Times of India edit page. Every December, I like to…

25 June, 2007

The most irritating words on the internet

The Telegraph has a list. One that I often find irritating comes in at No. 2: ‘Blogosphere.’ It leads to lazy generalizations, and encourages thinking in categories.

How would Ian McEwan and JM Coetzee like it if you told them that they’re part of the Bookosphere? And then if you begin to rant against the Bookosphere because you don’t like Paulo Coelho and Dan Brown? Now, wouldn’t that be silly? And still…

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