Science


  • 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

  • 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

  • A glimpse into the research culture at CMC Vellore S6, E2 Podcast

    Conversations with bioethicist Anuradha Rose, an expert on infectious diseases Priscilla Rupali, and pathologist Anna Pulimood, who are leading important work at CMC Vellore

    February 17th 2022

  • Thsib is a featured image for article profiling botanist Noorunia

    In and out of the herbarium with Noorunnisa

    A culture of mentorship sustained Noorunnisa Begum’s grand project, a rare herbarium of medicinal plants in India. Now she takes the same culture forward with her students.

    December 26th 2021

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    Why is no one talking about menopause? S6, E1 Podcast

    Gynaecologist Shaibya Saldanha in conversation with menopause researcher Aishwarya Viswamitra about the importance of menopause counselling in the medical system.

    November 19th 2021

  • Priya Iyer

    Remembering Priya Iyer, a keen observer of the natural world

    The Indian science ecosystem lost a bright young scholar Priya Iyer earlier this year. In this tribute, Priya’s friends, colleagues and collaborators remember the difference she made in their lives and to the science of looking at the natural world.

    November 5th 2021

  • Big mammals feature

    Small steps towards understanding big mammals

    Misty mornings, friendly assistants and sparring elephants…two field biologists offer a peek into their lives as field biologists studying elephant behaviour.

    October 29th 2021

  • An Aaivalar’s notes on the nano-world and our own

    Nanomaterials researcher Joice Sophia Ponraj navigated various hues of gender bias to find a space for herself in India’s scientific ecosystem. She is now determined to make the path smoother for the next generation.

    October 24th 2021

  • “I have only brought them pride”: A trans doctor’s journey in medicine

    What does it mean to be a transgender person in medicine? A researcher in community medicine and a transgender woman, Aqsa Shaikh tells her story through this comix.

    August 27th 2021

  • Lockdown escapades with Rohini and her hydra

    A technical officer in charge of a hydra facility tells us about what it’s like to work with these amazing aquatic creatures and how she dealt with the nationwide lockdown.

    August 6th 2021