Season 5

  • Grace Banu: A Dalit-Trans technologist fights for a better world

    What is it to be Dalit, trans, and still persist in STEM? Grace Banu, a technologist and a fierce activist, talks about the same as she takes us through her life in this comix.

    October 2nd 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

  • Amanda’s design makes the invisible visible

    Catching up with Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya on how design and technology can change how people think about and access science

    September 9th 2020

  • Call for pitches for TLoS Season 5

    Send in your story idea by September 15, 2020, to work with us. We are looking to work with the themes of STEM education or mental health in academia.

    September 8th 2020

  • Keeping time with Poonam. S5. Ep2 Podcast

    Talking about all things atomic clocks and time keeping with Poonam Arora, a hidden figure in Indian Physics and maker of India’s first caesium fountain atomic clock.

    September 3rd 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

  • Rachana’s pursuit of the oldest stars in the universe

    An unconventional detour took Rachana Bhatawdekar from an IT job to leading a research group at the European Space Agency. We catch up with her about her recent discovery that took astronomers worldwide by surprise, and much more.

    August 20th 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

  • Caroline draws stories of the everyday scientist

    Sci-artist Caroline Hu opens up about what it’s like to be a cartoonist in the science world and a scientist in the art world in this insightful Q&A.

    August 4th 2020