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  • A Chat With Surathkal’s Mathematicians

    A chat with PhD students in the Mathematics department of National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK).

    August 22nd 2016

  • Shiney Knows What These Bacteria Love

    A biotechnologist at Shoolini University in Solan, Himachal Pradesh

    August 15th 2016

  • Swinging Across Forests with Jis

    A conservation ecologist studying orchids in the Western Ghats

    August 8th 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

  • 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

  • Smitha Hegde and Her Indomitable Ferns

    An enlightening chat with of of the foremost pteridologists in the country

    July 11th 2016

  • Natasha and Husnara Save the Mandarins

    An illustrated account of a duo of horticulturists

    July 4th 2016

  • Annamma Adds Biofuel To the Fire

    WHO? Annamma Anil WHAT? Industrial Microbiologist WHERE? Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai Reported by Nandita Jayaraj Importing fuel is expensive. To ease the load on the economy and on the environment, the Government of India has placed a mandate: it’s compulsory that 5% of diesel and petrol be blended with ethanol biofuel. However, we are […]

    June 27th 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