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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vote for Amit Varma

What is an election campaign doing here? Nah! Its not about elections out here in campus.


 

Amit varma, accomplished blogger and soon to be author (his book My Friend, Sancho is ready to hit the markets), has been nominated for the 2008 weblog awards in two categories.

  • Best Asian Blog
  • Best Political Coverage

It is the only blog written out of India to be nominated.

About Amit Varma,

He used to write the weekly column Thinking It Through[1] [2]for the business newspaper Mint. He also writes the popular blog, India Uncut[3], which won the Best Indiblog Award at the Indibloggies in 2005[4] and was nominated again in 2006[5].


 

In October 2007, Varma won the 2007 Bastiat Prize for Journalism which aims to honour writers "whose work cleverly and wittily promotes the institutions of the free society"[6].


 

In 2008, his first novel, My friend, Sancho was one of the novels nominated to the Longlist For The Man Asian Literary Prize 2008.(Source: Wiki).


 

A person can vote once everyday from an IP. So please vote, and ensure that this guy from India brings laurels to the country.

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