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Writer & columnist. Podcaster at https://t.co/clnwAyd5UA Blogger at India Uncut. Two-time winner of the Bastiat Prize for Journalism (2007 & 2015).

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7/8
2020
Public service announcement. This is the best newsletter in India: https://t.co/RczuCFOfw8 @pujamehra @ANT_i_NCUMBENT It is quite possible I picked up the snippet from something Puja wrote to begin with. Fe… https://t.co/qJGsoHcrQD @IdrisBaxamusa I'll finish this cohort and then decide if I want to do it again. Depends on how it is received. :) @Rajievku Jonathan Wilson. @vikrantbawkar I don't any tribal allegiance, so it keeps changing. At the moment, I love the way Man City & Liverp… https://t.co/01yTVj5LZ3I go to Guardian for the football and NYT for the puzzles, but otherwise they have become so wtf recently. https://t.co/QhCj55n6jjOne of the best podcast episodes I've heard this yr. Paper straws, over regulation, freeriding First World regulato… https://t.co/m0nxUlfaHw
Retweeted by Amit Varma @Vinayak88525127 Lazy.https://t.co/ss53rwnSaX
Retweeted by Amit Varma @mesoumya 1. Less acidic than the French Press, which I used earlier. 2. Easy to use. 3. Easy to clean. 4. Not f… https://t.co/ew3N1n4aKJ
7/7
2020
@AbbasMomin @RanveerOfficial My god! @mesoumya Aeropress. I like Devan's Viennese blend and French Roast, but because I forget to order in time before… https://t.co/OB72GwbIMB @Schandillia @anshu @Ravitnangla @AnnoyedSingh I've never heard you, but you don't sound terrible, for the simple r… https://t.co/FTxIdsSuAQShikshit Berozgaar @kaul_vivek & I are recording ep 4 of Econ Central tonight. In case you haven't heard ep 3 yet,… https://t.co/QhXl7JC0D3 @Ravitnangla @Schandillia @AnnoyedSingh I am becoming a fan of @Schandillia. I agree with his other fans that he sh… https://t.co/0IOkxm2oAEHow times have changed. https://t.co/C55STki5VBIndian decision makers often blindly copy public policy from abroad, without considering local conditions. This ca… https://t.co/bFgs19eZnL
Retweeted by Amit Varma @d_s_thakur @srajagopalan @ATabarrok @US_FDA Thanks Dinesh. I've been meaning to write to you, btw... 🙂
7/6
2020
@KelvinAroza Thanks! @chaosisladderr @srajagopalan @ATabarrok The concept is mine, but the execution is by the superb @capefoxalix.Indian decision makers often blindly copy public policy from abroad, without considering local conditions. This ca… https://t.co/bFgs19eZnLBeautiful. https://t.co/Y6HwRsHeCs
7/5
2020
@Vinayak88525127 Kindly note, @srajagopalan. @ajumathew_ Thank you! @Vinayak88525127 Arre! @maxrodenbeck @swaroop_vishnu AND I'm the walking dead. 😎 @narayani_basu @ContextIndia @WestlandBooks @kan_writersside @ajithags @karthikavk Congrats. Booking you for podcast in advance only! @pradx @swaroop_vishnu Nope. I was brutal on a ministry press release during the webinar. 🙂One of the participants of my writing course, @swaroop_vishnu, made this during the first webinar of our July batch… https://t.co/tkpkhhKojYI love the way this thread ends. https://t.co/byiQY1bsS3"But who is not informal? Your executive is informal, your legislature is informal, your judiciary is informal , an… https://t.co/oLADSzbG9e
Retweeted by Amit Varma @Sheiksufyan @kaul_vivek Thank you! @diptiko It's a broken model, yes, but it's all they have right now.
7/4
2020
@reshii @mukhoty Thank you. Getting to chat with @mukhoty was such a privilege and a joy! @sheizhein The US ecosystem is very different. India is not like that, and won't be like that anutime soon given th… https://t.co/lqP0uTPdFmI don't get this. Newspapers make their money by monetising the attention of their readers. They should want more r… https://t.co/FmzegE0vzuYes, I have a face for audio, but I'm also quite fond of the people at Roli & couldn't say no when they asked me to… https://t.co/X5jVxvMdbOWhat a fabulous lineup of writers. Good to see @Ram_Guha & @pbmehta in there. 🙂 https://t.co/iEz2rP422mTo celebrate the 6th edition of Daughters of the Sun, reposting an episode I did last year with the original podcas… https://t.co/IV0NsqBtU3
Retweeted by Amit Varma @chandra_elango @law_et_al Thanks! :) @bankeratlarge @law_et_al Thanks!By far my favourite episode of this excellent podcast. The problems of our street vendors really do highlight every… https://t.co/lDCg2swK6R
Retweeted by Amit Varma @Lesharma7 Thanks!For those who asked, here's that old short story of mine that I mentioned in this episode: https://t.co/1KglL6qCFihttps://t.co/gWoluoNQEx @BesidesL @YupikoWaMou Blogs died in 2009.
7/3
2020
@YupikoWaMou Magazines will die. The best writing is in newsletters.Loved the conversation that led to the probing thought - “Who is informal? “! https://t.co/ly3bMX5c03
Retweeted by Amit VarmaMy two-word solutions are often different from the official answer, because I don't keep it simple. As my writing… https://t.co/VETwOApOeqSome of us write to communicate. Some, to evoke. And some, because we cannot not write. The lockdown has been drea… https://t.co/G9pXU8T8c9
Retweeted by Amit Varma @SudhirSarnobat @kaul_vivek I graduated from Fergie in 1994. So yeah, we must have passed each other many times. 🙂 @srinjoy92 Thanks! @SudhirSarnobat @kaul_vivek Thanks Sudhir! 🙂 @Sabya_K Congrats!24 hours before registration closes for the July batches. 🙂 https://t.co/AkEo1n1xdD @heisenberg3_3_3 @srajagopalan https://t.co/IsonpJmPyUMasterful essay on one of my intellectual heroes: https://t.co/p5MpbQn36A (Via @srajagopalan) @BinuSivan Ok, I DMed you. Let's see if that works... @Prothean101 @kaul_vivek Thanks!Why are petrol and diesel prices rising? What does economics reveal about custodial murder & the rule of law?… https://t.co/yvP9ieKzE7
7/2
2020
@BinuSivan Sure @gilkumar Oh, how boring. I thought it will be an addictive Chinese game involving a duck. @gilkumar Googling DuckDuckGo now in full fomo panic. @kadambari_shah @kaul_vivek Thanks! @BinuSivan No, still open, but just for a day: https://t.co/dFerbZikQ1 @53487ffa051148b @srajagopalan @ATabarrok It's a surprise! @bankeratlarge @srajagopalan @ATabarrok Thank you! @RasikaDugal @srajagopalan @ATabarrok @anup_malani Thanks! :) @PrasannaSriramn You can register here: https://t.co/dFerbZikQ1 @SudhirSarnobat @srajagopalan @ATabarrok He was on a couple of times in the early days...Coming up this Sunday on The Seen and the Unseen. Finally! @srajagopalan @ATabarrok https://t.co/rdCvpIc1tW
7/1
2020
@bigfatphoenix https://t.co/QKQDAF0HAz @Econmixed I'll be sending out a reading list in my starter mail the day before the course begins. @Econmixed The first batch is underway. I will announce it here if I do another. 🙂 @socratishh Yes.Time for a #reshare. #modixi https://t.co/z40EYUGnc8
Retweeted by Amit Varma @mycrotchetyluv Ouch, that was an embarrassment! But I will redeem myself soon..🙂 @mycrotchetyluv Thank you! @TanyaNagpal13 Not for the July batches, I'm afraid. Sorry. 😔 @venkatmangudi Thanks Venkat!Finished the June course. I know that I can write better. I cringe when I read press releases. You will love the bo… https://t.co/sRHm0lDXS7
Retweeted by Amit VarmaMASTERSTROKE "Dear leader," I said, "We have been scarred. We are under attack. Who'll stand guard?" He said, "Tak… https://t.co/BUK64QtDxQThis is what I was doing in May-early June -- taking this @amitvarma course. And among other things, finding out th… https://t.co/ioBQdcUG9z
Retweeted by Amit Varma @profoundmonkey Stunning. I know others would put 'incentive' there... @Abhilzs Nope. @baxiabhishek Don't need to. Have downloaded the videos I need. @quizzicalguy @SaswataBanerj18 Feel free to bother me, @quizzicalguy ! :)I love @Aakar__Patel's rage. Makes Twitter more worthwhile. 🙂 https://t.co/avmDpW8KxWHeh, @MANJULtoons in the house. 🙂 https://t.co/uAyKjxUFgj @makarand_s Twitter is a bigger distraction than TikTok. 😜 @VarunKothamachu @The_Karthik Wonderful!
6/30
2020
They take a few thousand square kilometres of our territory, we block a few of their apps. Sounds like a perfectly… https://t.co/c3XARU7eWT
Retweeted by Amit Varma @Vinayak88525127 Thanks!For those asking, this does not affect my ongoing course, TikTok and Indian Society. I've already downloaded the vi… https://t.co/dnluemM4S0 @peegeekay The videos I need, I mean. @peegeekay Doesn't affect the content, as I have downloaded the episodes I need. 🙂And in ep 2 of Econ Central, we had a section on the incentives of politicians during such geopolitical crises, and… https://t.co/2MGcdrWrJpNow that TikTok has been banned in India, I find both the first two episodes of Econ Central, the new weekly podcas… https://t.co/OeF8GpP90f @gangadhargs @TaylorLorenz Heh! @amruuuuuta @kaul_vivek @ashish2727 Thank you, glad you liked it!
6/29
2020

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