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Home stay

Home stay

Subodh Varma | July 20, 2013
There is no denying that an increasing number of rural and urban women are doing just that — nothing.
Class action

Class action

Subodh Varma | May 11, 2013
In the past few years a slew of far reaching changes in India's massive education system have been conceived by the UPA government, usually…
Rise of Neurotics
Outgoing's out

Outgoing's out

Subodh Varma | May 4, 2013
A study shows that the withdrawn neurotic performs better than the gregarious go-getter.
Farm sector
Kisan jam

Kisan jam

Subodh Varma | March 16, 2013
The farm sector can't reap success without addressing key problems like fragmented land holdings and declining public investment.
Monogamous despite odds
Animals with benefits

Animals with benefits

Subodh Varma | December 1, 2012
Mating for life? Not for the birds and bees. Of 5, 000 species of mammals only 3 to 5%, including humans, are monogamous.
But, where is everybody?

But, where is everybody?

Subodh Varma | August 11, 2012
The greatest argument against space travel has been that ''we have enough problems right here'. But despite all our earthly problems,…
Ice Age
Snow patrol: Life on white Mars

Snow patrol: Life on white Mars

Subodh Varma | August 11, 2012
A doctor of Indian origin has braved nearly four months of darkness and temperatures of minus 80 degrees Celsius to understand the challenges of a…
In 20 years, I think we’ll find life: Seth Shostak

In 20 years, I think we’ll find life: Seth Shostak

Subodh Varma | August 11, 2012
Seth Shostak is a great science populariser having written over 400 articles, made films and TV shows, and written scripts.
Religion for Atheists
Why we need God

Why we need God

Subodh Varma | June 2, 2012
Alain de Botton is usually described as a philosopher.
Philosophical idea
Quantum mind

Quantum mind

Subodh Varma | April 21, 2012
A biography of a brilliant and colourful polymath by the brightest minds.
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