• 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

  • Zine: Womxn Braving Virus Fears

    The virus kills and takes. And who is on the frontlines? It is womxn.
    This zine (our first!) follows the contributions and struggles of womxn across various domains during this COVID-19 pandemic that we find ourselves embroiled in today.

    July 16th 2020

  • Webinar on ‘The idea and consequences of a Scientific Genius’

    Insights from a discussion with sociologist Gita Chadha and graduate student Shalini Mahadev on the idea of scientific genius.

    July 9th 2020

  • The Problem With India’s National Science Day

    Why we need to change our ways of celebrating modern science this National Science Day.

    February 28th 2020

  • On mental health in academia: From the editors’ desk

    Our editorial letter on the “Labhopping for Mental Health” series that ran on our blog through October, 2019.

    November 18th 2019

  • Against a Science of Sacrifice

    This reportage suggests that science academia in India is structured to put research scholars at risk of deteriorating mental health.

    November 1st 2019

  • Café Mythbusting: The neuroscience of mental health disorders

    At a café in Kolkata, a gang of PhD dropouts talks about the neuroscience of mental health with their psychiatrist-friend.

    October 28th 2019

  • STEMming the tide of mental health crises

    Two neuroscientists and a sociologist reflect on mental health experiences of people in science. What is it about the environment in STEM labs that might increase the risk for anxiety and depression?

    October 2nd 2019

  • India’s Fusion Dance

    Nandita reports from a recent visit to one of the largest big science experiments of the world: ITER. She writes about India’s participation in this project.

    August 7th 2019