aashima

aashima

Aashima is a freelance science communicator, author and editor. She co-founded thelifeofscience.com in 2016.
  • Mayurika starts a daycare revolution

    A cancer biologist at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

    September 12th 2016

  • Monika Lends an Ear to Tradition

    An ethnobiologist at Government College, Bassa in Himachal Pradesh

    August 30th 2016

  • Shiney Knows What These Bacteria Love

    A biotechnologist at Shoolini University in Solan, Himachal Pradesh

    August 15th 2016

  • Making Cellular Art with Richa

    As a cell biologist, Richa Rikhy goes deep into reality under the coverslip of her confocal microscopes.

    August 1st 2016

  • Following Gooseberries with Soumya

    WHO? Soumya Prasad, 38 years WHERE? Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi WHAT? Forest Ecologist Reported by Aashima Dogra A volcano erupts in the ocean; an island is formed. A coconut floats from miles away. A fruit bat travels far and takes a solitary poop. The first seeds have arrived! “Bats are invariably the first ones to […]

    July 15th 2016

  • Mamta Rani Deals with Chaos

      WHO? MAMTA RANI WHAT? COMPUTER SCIENTIST WHERE? CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN, BANDAR SINDRI Reported by Aashima Dogra I was leaving Rajasthan and driving northwards to Haryana. Before leaving the colourful state behind, I was happy to spend one last night in the desert. I turned left from the superhighway NH8 and parked my van […]

    June 20th 2016

  • Relooking The Nation With Anu Sabhlok

    WHO? Anu Sabhlok, 43 years old WHERE? IISER, Mohali WHAT? Social Scientist Reported by Aashima Dogra At a hacker conference in the shadows of the snowy mountains, in Dharamshala, I met those who not only hack computers but also their own lives. One of them is Anu Sabhlok. Anu followed her son Umang to this conference; […]

    June 6th 2016

  • Hemlata Helps Women Help Themselves

    WHO? Hemlata Manglani WHAT? Economist WHERE? Central University of Rajasthan, Bandar Sindri Reported by Aashima Dogra Cells, electrons or chemical bonds are not on her mind. Hemlata Manglani is a different kind of scientist – she observes the deposits in bank accounts of women in India. Her research question is simple. Despite many government schemes, why […]

    May 23rd 2016

  • BRAIN GAIN WITH RAMADEVI

      WHO? RAMADEVI NIMMANAPALLI WHAT? VETERINARIAN AND BIOCHEMIST WHERE? BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY Reported by Aashima Dogra Sometimes, you have to go around the world to find your purpose waiting for you back home. Such is the story of Ramadevi, the second of only two female Deans at Banaras Hindu University.   Click here to read […]

    May 3rd 2016

  • Monica Explores Life in the Almost Lifeless

    WHO? Dr. Monica Bhatnagar WHAT? Microbiologist WHERE? MDS University, Ajmer, Rajasthan Reported by Aashima Dogra On a rented bike, I made my way to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University in Ajmer. The afternoon sun chased me down as I continued on the lonely road through the empty desert spotted only with thorny bushes. Soon after, I […]

    April 18th 2016