Amit Varma wins Frederic Bastiat Prize

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One of my most favourite blogger, Amit Varma of IndiaUncut has won the 2007 Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism. Varma is known for his satirical take on the various issues that plague Indian society in general. The 3 nominated essays of Amit were:

Where’s the freedom party

A beast called Government

The Devil’s compassion

Varma received the Prize of US$10,000 and an engraved crystal candlestick, evoking Frédéric Bastiat’s satirical essay in which the candle makers of France petition the government to block out their competition: the sun.

Above picture of Amit Varma courtesy: Ultrabrown