Amit Varma

Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. A journalist for a decade-and-a-half, he won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007 and 2015. He writes the blog India Uncut, and hosts the podcast, The Seen and the Unseen. He is the editor of Pragati.

How We Are Enslaved

Behavioral Addiction is ubiquitous, and most of us can't do without the dopamine rushes that come from social media, shopping, gambling, and even exercise. Adam Alter's book Irresistible explains the extent and the mechanics of our addictions.

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Who’s That Girl?

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 30, Aishwarya Rai encounters the Cheerleader Effect.

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A Pencil in Space

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 29, Aamir Khan demonstrates the Browser Effect.

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A Strange Coincidence

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 28, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor hook up thanks to the Law of Truly Large Numbers.

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The Baazigar Fallacy

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 27, Shah Rukh Khan misunderstands the Law of Large Numbers.

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What a Lot of Bull!

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 26, Ferdinand the Bull is a victim of the Law of Small Numbers.

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