• Making Cellular Art with Richa

    WHO? Richa Rikhy, 40 WHAT? Cell Biologist WHERE? Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune Reported by Aashima Dogra Osmosis Jones is a great movie. It is a world where cells are lovable characters that drive protein cars and arteries are the superhighways. Richa Rikhy lives in that world. In fact, as a cell […]

    August 1st 2016

  • Prajakta and Her Lab on A Chip

      WHO? Prajakta Dandekar WHAT? Pharmaceutical biotechnologist WHERE? Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai Reported by Nandita Jayaraj I had a bad case of the cramps yesterday. As I usually do when this happens, I reached out for my strip of painkiller tablets and popped one. Within a couple of hours, I was fine again. Now […]

    July 25th 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

  • Natasha and Husnara Save the Mandarins

    An illustrated account of a duo of horticulturists

    July 4th 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

  • Vidita Vaidya Gets Into Your Head

    WHO? Vidita Vaidya WHAT? Neuroscientist WHERE? Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai Reported by Nandita Jayaraj “So Vidita, what is it about a life in science that excites you the most?” “You know that transient moment when you find something that, in that moment, you’re the only one in the world who knows? This feeling […]

    May 30th 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

  • Radhika Moves with Cancer Cells

    WHO? Radhika Nair WHAT? Cancer biologist WHERE? Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum Reported by Nandita Jayaraj Funny, candid, humble and wise, Radhika Nair makes life in research look good. Before she moved to the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in Trivandrum earlier this year, the molecular biologist had worked in Cambridge and then in […]

    May 16th 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