• 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

  • Nothing ‘special’ about these needs

    To people with disabilities in India, STEM fields remain largely inaccessible. A glimmer of hope has come in the form of the National Education Policy 2020, but unless some serious gaps are addressed, progress is unlikely.

    November 20th 2020

  • A new woke academia & the museumisation of the Dalit experience

    Two young scholars make sense of their experiences in a casteist academia that places more importance on political correctness than on actual transformation of material everyday hierarchies.

    November 12th 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

  • Indian scientists open up about their origin stories

    Not every scientist had a breezy start to their careers, and these stories of struggle are just as important for us to hear as the stories of success. A story told through tweets…

    October 21st 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

  • The nuts and bolts of getting science done

    A tour across some of India’s most sophisticated research facilities guided by the technologists who run these hi-tech spaces.

    August 27th 2020

  • Imposter syndrome in academia and how I beat it

    Sabiha opens up about struggling with impostor syndrome during her PhD

    May 30th 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