Amit Varma is a writer and columnist based in Mumbai. He won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007 and 2015, and was a TED Fellow in 2009. His novel, My Friend Sancho, was the bestselling debut novel in India that year. Business Week magazine selected him as one of India’s 50 Most Powerful People in 2009, mainly due to his blogging at India Uncut. Follow him on Twitter: @amitvarma.