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He is a journalist who loves reading, number-crunching and driving for miles and miles in his free time. A big fan of psychedelic rock. Loves to eat and is open to experimenting with cuisines. Aspires to be like one of his short-story heroes: Anton Chekhov, O. Henry and Mark Twain.

Stories by Anupam Varma
Having a baby amid COVID-19 crisis
Living

The joy and agony of having a baby amid COVID-19...

A peek into working from home
Productivity

I have worked from home all this time. It means...

Indian expats struggle to make ends meet
Living

Pay cuts, abandoned cars, job losses: Indian expats struggle to...

Vande Bharat mission and the no-show passengers
Issues

Vande Bharat mission and the no-show passengers

A rush to write a lazy RIP
Think

A rush to write a lazy ‘R.I.P’

As a non-runner, I now run 14 KM
Living

As a non-runner, I now run 14 KM. My mind...

Coronavirus outbreak
Think

Coronavirus outbreak, and the fake news that travels to challenge...

Job fears and the bachelor
Living

When job fears forced a married man to live like...

We all are running out of reasons
Think

We all are running out of reasons

I visited Delhi from Dubai. It almost killed me
Living

I visited Delhi from Dubai. It almost killed me

A security guard who wasn't
Living

A security guard who wasn’t: Struggling now for a better...

Brexit and the hundred problems
Issues

Brexit will solve one problem, while turning a blind eye...

A year of protests
Issues

A year of protests. What they see becomes more important...

Fighting for climate
Issues

Fighting for climate while oil powers world economies

Saving a man from the brink of suicide
Think

Saving a man from the brink of suicide. It started...

WhatsApp groups and their daily dose of good morning
Living

WhatsApp groups and their daily dose of ‘good morning’

Fate, the unfortunate scapegoat
Think

Fate, the unfortunate scapegoat

Don't fast during Ramadan for the sake of it
Living

Don’t fast during Ramadan for the sake of it

Have we become too busy to live
Living

Have we become too busy to live?

99% marks for the Newsfeed
Think

99% marks for the Newsfeed

Delhi, you amaze me, and you disappoint me
Think

Delhi, you amaze me, and you disappoint me

Say no to war
Living

My Pakistani colleagues kept brotherhood alive as Indian media called...

A Termination Letter
Living

My reward for being a loyal employee for 20 years...

When is the right time to pull the plug
Living

When is the right time to pull the plug?

A lesson in sacrifice when you least expect it
Think

A lesson in sacrifice when you least expect it

When a watchman inspired me to learn to play the piano
Living

When a 50-year-old watchman inspired me to learn to play...

My 5 year old is consumer first, child later
Living

My 5-year-old is a consumer first, a child later

Fitness is not a New Year resolution, it's a life goal
Living

Fitness is not a New Year resolution, it’s a life...

Think and Choose one
Think

Choose one: A pair of headphones or public courtesy?

Turn off the mobile data, turn life back on
Living

Turn off mobile data, turn life back on

We are so bloody selfish that pollution deserves us
Living

We are so bloody selfish that pollution deserves us

Everything is Knowledge
Think

Everything is Knowledge

Don't dilute the cause, #MeToo
Think

#MeToo: Don’t dilute the cause

I would love to move to Canada, but I won't
Living

I would love to move to Canada, but I won’t

Discrimination in office
Leadership

Discrimination in office: An employer’s perspective

Citizenship
The Honest Beings

“I Gave Up My Indian Passport To Become A Pakistani”

Were we really getting wrong about depression
Walk The Talk

Delhi’s Air Pollution Solution Is Too Little, Too Late

How an entrepreneur captures the power of productive mind
Walk The Talk

Don’t Protest Against Juvenile’s Release. Question The Law

Film Editor
Living

In Talks With Steven Bernard: A Movie Can Be Rewritten...

Addiction
Tech

Filling Up Emotional Vacuum With Likes And Upvotes

BCCI
Walk The Talk

Why Can’t India Produce Fast Bowlers Like Pakistan?

Gender Equality, for real, really
Walk The Talk

I Am An Indian And I Am Not A Rapist

Syria
Issues

How I Escaped From Daesh Militants In Syria

Narendra Modi
Politics

Narendra Modi’s UAE Visit: How Pakistan Lost Its Cool

Ajanta Restaurant Dubai
Walk The Talk

Pay If You Waste: This Dubai Restaurant Thrives On Unique...

Mosque
Life

I Am Keeping A Fast This Ramadan. I Am Hindu

London Underground
Living

Dear London, I’ll Be Back

Life

Dubai Residents, Don’t Forget Your Etiquettes In The Daily Hustle-Bustle

Life

He’s Dead, A Part Of Me Died With Him

Struggle
Living

Losing a job in India: Struggles of a middle-class family

Student Competition
Life

Putting the Ghost of Competition to Rest

Living

Living with Pakistanis: An Indian’s first-hand account

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Having a baby amid COVID-19 crisis
Living

The joy and agony of having a baby amid COVID-19...

Not a new normal
Living

Not a “new normal”

In a post-truth world, what is real anymore
Think

In a post-truth world, what is real anymore?

When you cannot make love
Fiction

When you cannot make love

A virus is changing the face of mobility
Future

A virus is changing the face of mobility

Throw away your colour tinted glasses
Think

Throw away your ‘colour’ tinted glasses

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