Jaideep Varma is an Indian writer and filmmaker. He has made 3 feature films â€“ Hulla, Leaving Home â€“ the Life & Music of Indian Ocean and Baavra Mann â€“ a Film on Sudhir Mishra & Other Indian Realities.
In 2013, "Hulla" was included in a book on unsung Mumbai cinema classics over 50 years, a book called "40 Retakes" by Avijit Ghosh.
Leaving Home opened the Indian Panorama at the Goa International Film Festival in 2010 and won the National Film Award in 2011.
He is currently working on his 3rd full-length documentary film, on stand-up comedy in India and the larger context of contemporary Indian humour. The film is called "I Am Offended".
Before that, he published a novel in 2005.
Between 1989 and 2000, he worked in advertising as a copywriter.
He also wrote for various publications primarily on music, most notably for the magazine Gentleman between 1998 and 2001.
In March 2009, he accidentally created the Impact Index â€“ an alternative statistical system in cricket. It has gone on to become the most written about alternative statistical system in the history of the game. Since 2010, he has been working full-time on this.