A flower that deceives and entraps!

Ceropegias are known as “deceptive flowers,” that allow themselves to be pollinated by the insects they attract without rewarding them with food. This month’s nature column reveals yet another natural wonder of the world we live in.


Where have all the girls gone?

It sounds counter-intuitive but do you know that the overall child sex ratio in the 0-6 years group in India is actually pulled down by the alarming ratio in cities? That this ratio is actually lower among mothers with more than 10 years of education? A look at the reasons behind the gender imbalance in urban India.