Here’s what happened at a roundtable discussion organised by TheLifeofScience.com and 500 Women Scientists on International Women’s Day 2021
April 28th 2021
On International Day of Conscience 2021, we deliberate on the use of ‘womxn’ and other alternative spellings of ‘women’.
April 3rd 2021
A recent debate reveals misogyny, casteism and queer-trans-phobia in Indian science academia.
January 2nd 2021
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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