• Intersectionality and privilege in Indian science practice

    Here’s what happened at a roundtable discussion organised by and 500 Women Scientists on International Women’s Day 2021

    April 28th 2021

  • Our learnings on the use of ‘womxn’

    On International Day of Conscience 2021, we deliberate on the use of ‘womxn’ and other alternative spellings of ‘women’.

    April 3rd 2021

  • They Decided To Debate Women’s Leadership Skills. Then It Got Worse.

    A recent debate reveals misogyny, casteism and queer-trans-phobia in Indian science academia.

    January 2nd 2021

  • Without interventions, COVID-19 will burn the bridge for STEM education

    The recent death by suicide of LSR mathematics student Aishwarya Reddy is a tragic reminder of how STEM careers are not easily afforded. What are some approaches to change that?

    November 25th 2020

  • Argument with faculty over COVID testing camp leads to suspensions

    Questions about freedom of expression at IISER Kolkata have been raised with two students suspended for alleged misbehaviour after they demanded clarifications on the secretive manner in which a testing camp was conducted on campus. One of them has since resigned.

    November 24th 2020

  • A constant uneasy state: Trans people in STEM in India

    Issues of trans gender, gender non-binary and gender-conforming people in science in India are compounded by the heavily gender-segregated nature of most Indian campuses. When the engagement with sex, gender and sexuality is lesser, the scrutiny is heightened.

    November 9th 2020

  • COVID-19 is exacerbating the gender gap in science

    “The problem is the hit that you take today is going to have consequences for a long time to come.” This, and much more insight from a live discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on women in science in India

    October 6th 2020

  • On mandatory exams and a willfully ignorant court

    The UGC justifies its controversial circular mandating final examinations with the claim that “examinations give confidence and satisfaction to the students”. A survey with 25 university students severely contradicts this and flags some critical issues.

    September 27th 2020

  • Trying to justify my love for science

    An undergraduate student grapples with copious evidence that her passion and determination to do science may not be enough to make it in the tough, inequitable space of academia.

    September 23rd 2020

  • Thanks Bollywood, but where is the science?

    The recent film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is being appreciated for its portrayal of the protagonist as more than a human computer, but an examination of how women in STEM in India have been portrayed by the media reveals a strange obsession for their personal lives.

    August 16th 2020