Finishing a PhD is fulfilling, but also a tense time because of the uncertainties of the future. This young ecologist found her footing thanks to an opportunity to teach an ‘open course’ at a new university.
Moved by a growing sense of unrest within the academic workforce, and a simultaneous explosion of articles discussing stress in academia in the western world, researcher Laasya Samhita investigates the scenario in India.
For years, astronomers wondered whether the Sun is a special star - a star sans superflares. All that changed earlier this year, thanks to a meteorite called Efremovka and some neat detective work from a group of scientists including Kuljeet Kaur Marhas from PRL, Ahmedabad.
No major lab, institute or organisation in India currently works dedicatedly on freshwater turtle and tortoise research, so these two independent turtle biologists started a one-of-a-kind citizen science project to fill this lacuna and share their love for these animals.
Quick fixes may address person-specific issues, but long-term reliance on these quick-fixes will keep reinforcing the gender bias, undermining the massive amount of effort that women scientists put in.
A researcher at IISc talks about how she lobbied to modify the tenure policies for new mothers at her institute, her pathbreaking research on 'familial diarrhoeal disease' and the importance of partnering with clinicians.
Mission Director Dr. V.R. Lalithambika doesn’t make much of the fanfare surrounding the mission to launch humans to space by 2022. I got the rare chance to sit down with her, accompanied by ISRO's head of public relations.
In a research unit in Bengaluru, Sucharita Sambashivaiah and her team of researchers are looking into an unconventional aspect of Type 2 Diabetes, and studying how the disease can be better managed in Indians. This is her story in illustrations.
There is much more to mechanical engineering than the smell and noise of machine. It’s high time we moved away from the sweat-and-grease loving, machine worshipping trope, says Ronak Gupta, a PhD scholar.
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Ovee Thorat, a Ph.D. student at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, speaks about her experience of interacting with conservative pastrolist communities in Banni Grasslands, Gujarat.
I am an Astrophysicist and I love what I do. When the going gets tough I always find myself asking if there is anything else I’d rather be doing and I always draw a blank. That is how I reassure myself in my moments of doubt. This is the path I chose to walk and I shall keep walking till my legs fail me.
Why did police lathi charge the women students of BHU on Saturday night and was it really a lone incident of sexual assault on campus that has triggered this rage? A PhD student at the university campus reports on the prevalent state-of-mind among her community in Banaras Hindu University.