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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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Lovely essay by @maikeya. https://t.co/3bpVvYYnFUMe when I'm off keto. https://t.co/rr7RA2HIWSThere's a reason they call it 'Vile' Parle, I guess. (And ya, look at Delhi. I got the progress prize once in 10th… https://t.co/XDHEkxiGKFThe plane lands, stops, everyone is up and rushing towards the door for fear that the plane might go somewhere else… https://t.co/I8NBmcMF9z
Retweeted by Amit VarmaI couldn't agree more with this. Everyone who is against Modi, as I am, should understand that he is enabled by t… https://t.co/x2odX2pzNs
11/17
2019
And long, long ago, before The Seen and the Unseen became this long-form beast, I had a crisp episode on the wonder… https://t.co/PAN5GSda5nGreat piece by former Bastiat Prize winner @robertguest1 on why migration makes the world a better place. https://t.co/jTQfTNatUW @pierrefitter @Ghair_Kanooni Thank you, glad you liked the episode. All credit to @Ghair_Kanooni!F.A.S.C.I.N.A.T.I.N.G. Treat yourself this weekend by listening to @Ghair_Kanooni & @amitvarma explore the history… https://t.co/Z50sXtrTLL
Retweeted by Amit Varma @harshmadhusudan Considering the statist government you support, nothing you say on economics is remotely credible.… https://t.co/OUzFENWyXSExcellent piece by TN Ninan that elaborates on something I have been saying for years: that Modi and Kejriwal are s… https://t.co/9nQKOiaBHl @awryaditi Finish the books I am writing. 🥺
11/16
2019
@surekhapillai Oh ho. I used to write a poker column for ET. Here are the archives: https://t.co/2ssiactR0V :) @ATabarrok Thanks Alex!https://t.co/oddEUhyNx5 @Raja_Sw Lol. I'm a starving podcaster... @patialablue Thanks!I note there is some confusion, so to clarify, I won as a player (and strategist). I'm not the team-owner! @RURALINDIA I don't own the team, and I am far from rich, lol! Starving podcaster... @mukulchadda Well deserved for the whole team, Mukul. You were part of it! 😎 @peerlesspig Much later on MTV, but the telecast is useless, they treat it like normal poker and don't at all get t… https://t.co/8YLvdEeOs1Apart from this, I remain retired from poker. For those who missed it, here are the archives of the poker column I… https://t.co/HL9r2CGBbCPoker has a version of the IPL called Match IPL. It's played in a new format - not quite poker - that requires stra… https://t.co/X1uxTPf3KH
11/15
2019
@SackedWiggle @kishorekanagiri @srinathraghava3 Thank you!I just woke up, read this as Srinath Raghavan and clicked with great excitement. How cool! Then disappointment.… https://t.co/0OyxIoo8lq
11/14
2019
I don't think enough people understand or appreciate that Bill Gates' unimaginably enormous sum of wealth represent… https://t.co/ymankqNL2q
Retweeted by Amit VarmaThe British framed a law in India to protect the empire from challenge. 72 years after Independence, we still have… https://t.co/A2OCh9ROQe
Retweeted by Amit Varma @ravdeepchawla Thank you! At the moment, no, sadly...2. Don’t let the title of this episode fool you. This chat with @srinathraghava3 is not just a commentary on Kashmi… https://t.co/VdImunvA1x
Retweeted by Amit VarmaBinging on @amitvarma ‘s Seen and the Unseen as I had to catch up. 2 episodes blew my mind. 1. It is almost therape… https://t.co/NU196fs2Fa
Retweeted by Amit Varma @saumil_mehta @pujamehra Thank you. @vinodtirupati Enjoy! 🙂 @sumitmazumdar Thanks.
11/13
2019
@The_Karthik @srinathraghava3 Thanks Karthik, glad you liked them! :) @urbandehati @ShashiTharoor You are too kind! @KartikParija @doshiamit Thank you! @KartikParija @doshiamit It's my show and I have complete control over it, so I'd only have to get past myself. Al… https://t.co/EJeyKcNdDjI am going to use Lorem Hipsum for my next column and see if my editor notices. https://t.co/UQOTmAdAgg @pierrefitter @Ghair_Kanooni @IVMPodcasts Heh, lovely! @Ghair_Kanooni @amitvarma @IVMPodcasts https://t.co/w4GUdW7Amo
Retweeted by Amit VarmaA brilliant episode if you want to understand the agricultural crisis: https://t.co/BEazeynuws @ThinkPragati @amitvarma
Retweeted by Amit Varma @mohandasks @ShashiTharoor https://t.co/LFvt3moBpKOn that subject, here's an earlier column by me on the importance of reading, using Modi as a cautionary tale:… https://t.co/I0AJNOsoOKExcellent advice by @ShashiTharoor. I would in fact add that the ONLY way to understand the world is by reading.… https://t.co/HntVFLiS31Another metaphor. https://t.co/4Mf6AswlWb
11/12
2019
@veenavenugopal Or did you think hot running coach? 😜 @veenavenugopal Our times, ya.Outstanding metaphor. https://t.co/PNRTMDukulEven my phone is sick of me. https://t.co/T5vEdJDBlV @pierrefitter @Ghair_Kanooni @IVMPodcasts Ludicrous. What will you do between now and then? 🥺 @carlmalamud @kul_guru @omshivaprakash @internetarchive I shall probably be there 24x7 from now on, so help me, FSM!The British framed a law in India to protect the empire from challenge. 72 years after Independence, we still have… https://t.co/A2OCh9ROQe
11/11
2019
'Marty, darling, I'd like to watch one Marvel movie. Any one. Just one!' 'Trust me sweety, you won't like it.' https://t.co/Avp405LbBh @chuck_gopal Your cat is cooler than me!"Alexa, get my Mini Cheetahs to do my podcast prep for me." "Sorry, I do not know what you mean. Did you mean podc… https://t.co/5kIStsaRDa
11/9
2019
@VijaySonone1 Thanks Vijay! @digitalenthu No. @amitvarma #BQOpinion | India has spent decades mired in brutal poverty, with the failure of the state having a big… https://t.co/7pc0eB7nrl
Retweeted by Amit Varma @amitvarma We are a democracy where the vote of a woman is equal to the vote of a man. Why does the misogyny persis… https://t.co/m54j8xKaJe
Retweeted by Amit Varma @kaul_vivek Everyone's waiting for you take, Vivek. You are the primary source! @SalmanSoz Heh, thanks, I accept the compliment with grace. #AntiNationalsUniteI did multiple episodes of The Seen and the Unseen on DeMon. This was the last of them -- and the only episode in w… https://t.co/MbfHmZnjMyAnd here's a speech on the subject I gave a couple of years ago. Again, DeMon was at the heart of my criticism: https://t.co/Xc3BvVF1NxI am still outraged by how so many 'intellectuals' who should have known better came out in support of DeMon. Here… https://t.co/fXgt53cqdzIn particular, this piece, that went slightly viral, laid out all the ways in which the rationales behind DeMon wer… https://t.co/YRuYrWx8IQDemonetisation was a crime on humanity. It was the largest assault on property rights in human history. I said so… https://t.co/neCUC8tKmG @karthbs1 Thank you!
11/8
2019
@RURALINDIA @MANJULtoons @kaul_vivek Sarva paapi, Manjul, sarva paapi! @RURALINDIA @kaul_vivek @MANJULtoons Already there, bro. @shenoyn Some seriously formidable women in your family, bro...Savaged by fomo, here I am: https://t.co/b3eD47BxLv @amitvarma #BQOpinion | India is the ultimate melange of cultures, languages, cuisines, ethnicities. Why then are s… https://t.co/9J19lJN0oI
Retweeted by Amit VarmaI am that doggy, always. https://t.co/DWoblwua5I @Meetasengupta Probably this. @amitvarma Most people look to the education system because they believe it will be the route to a better life. Tha… https://t.co/t2YTY2XG0N
Retweeted by Amit VarmaThis is a tree-falling-in-forest situation. If you never meet anyone from another race, can you be racist? https://t.co/6fag8eFzSK @Shrabonti @nilanjanaroy Biriyani - 1. Amit - 0. #GorgeousFoodPlainJanePodcaster @Shrabonti @nilanjanaroy Er, I'm off Keto now and have put much of it back! #PlainJaneVarma @nilanjanaroy Good lord! Fine, I am standing for president of The Gorgeous Club then. 🤓 @amitvarma Why do Indians still crave government jobs? One could understand this 40 years ago, but why now, asks… https://t.co/yIOIlQYNtP
Retweeted by Amit Varma @nilanjanaroy Ok, fine. I resign from the Gorgeous Club! @surekhapillai I contain multitudes. @deepankerkaul Inner beauty.Offensive message. I'm not good looking, I'm fuckin' gorgeous. https://t.co/7kznN8x5k4What a story! https://t.co/Rn6cch2OLJjust to give you a perspective, if you've seen the outrage against twitter suspension of lawyer sanjay hegde for wh… https://t.co/JqOhvXuijl
Retweeted by Amit VarmaIs there such a thing as Indian conservatism? If so, what does it mean, and how has it evolved over the years? Jer… https://t.co/kKwwjDi1Ir
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11/7
2019
@sapan_oza_rebel Not to a penniless podcaster, that's for sure! @KaushikVaidya Indeed! 🙂 @DrDeepakThakur5 Thank you! (Attn: @kaul_vivek) @amitvarma For most of us, there is no rule of law, and government does not do any of the things it is supposed to.… https://t.co/xjCyfpi960
Retweeted by Amit VarmaGood lord. What is it now? 🧐 https://t.co/29k0X1bmq0 @nixxin Did an episode on this with @kaul_vivek in 2017: https://t.co/KTb7uvKbRw Those were times I did short epis… https://t.co/aZ2QyMODZJHere's an interview of me by @sighyush on the sidelines of the Media Rumble earlier this year:… https://t.co/PhPJCIOlxrThis statement offends me. We have enough gas of our own, thank you very much. https://t.co/d60I8r7Wf2 @paibhai11 Good idea.The chilling effect is more effective than outright censorship. This reminds me of the legendary chess player Aron… https://t.co/eZdGmERlFH
11/6
2019
First-world problems, sigh. https://t.co/vvTbpj119x @rekhagm Hehe, none.The context is something like police gheraoing police headquarters demanding police action. Something like that. M… https://t.co/jyvygZ3RPO
11/5
2019

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