• Universal Lessons from the Life of Joan Birman

    What do an Iranian geometer and an algebraist from New Zealand have in common apart from being Fields Medallists? Their research is linked to Joan Birman, an American mathematician who turned 97 last week.

    June 8th 2024

  • Many Eyes on the Solar Storm

    A conversation with solar astronomer Piyali Chatterjee reveals that there’s a lot more to the ongoing geomagnetic storm than the mesmerising aurorae in the sky.

    May 13th 2024

  • SWATI portal: 20 questions and a bit more

    The new portal SWATI “endeavours to have data of all women scientists of the country included”. Here’s what you need to know before signing up.

    March 8th 2024

  • Tremors from Within – Part III

    In this excerpt from ‘Lab Hopping: Women Scientists in India’, meet voices from the caste and gender margins who are working to make the Indian science ecosystem a more welcoming space for Dalit and transgender persons.

    February 20th 2024

  • Tremors from Within – Part II

    In this excerpt from ‘Lab Hopping: Women Scientists in India’: The story of what it means to advocate for women in science in India. This story traverses efforts towards ensuring equitable representation of women in conferences and publications.

    February 15th 2024

  • Tremors from Within – Part I

    In this excerpt from ‘Lab Hopping: Women Scientists in India’: The story of the (at least) two-decade-old movement for equity in Indian science. Here’s how women and trans persons in science started (and continue to) shake things from within.

    February 11th 2024

  • The norm of funding delays in Indian science

    A multimedia report featuring real experiences of funding delays faced by India’s scientists. Delays are the norm, and they have devastating effects on science, not to mention scientists themselves.

    January 15th 2022

  • Sexual Harassment in Indian Science

    A panel discussion on sexual harassment in STEM in India brought forward difficult-to-digest realities and valuable perspectives from institutional leaders, researchers, students, activists and lawyers.

    December 31st 2021

  • सुषमा जी के ज्ञान का प्रकाश

    पुलिस वैन, बैरिकेड और प्रदर्शनकारियों के छोटे-मोटे झुण्ड को चीरते हुए मैंने अपने कदम मद्रास यूनिवर्सिटी के मैथ्स डिपार्टमेंट की ओर बढ़ाये| एक शांतिपूर्ण विद्रोह की महक हवा में थी| यहाँ पर बहुत सारे सरकारी संस्थानों का समूह है जिसमे की १४९ साल पुराना मद्रास विश्वविद्यालय का मुख्य कैंपस भी शामिल है| शायद यही वजह है की इस इलाके में अमूमन ऐसे प्रदर्शन चलते ही रहते हैं|

    August 18th 2021

  • Report on astronomer Rachana Bhatawdekar wins a recognition

    We’re thrilled to see that SciShortForm’s list of ‘Best Shortform Science Writing: July-December 2020’ features Debdutta Paul’s report titled Rachana’s pursuit of the oldest stars in the universe as an ‘Honorable Mention’. The report describes the unconventional detour that took Rachana Bhatawdekar from an IT job to leading a research group at the European Space […]

    April 7th 2021