The Marine Drive…

PC: Google Mumbai, the city of dreams and its numerous landmark locations have always been famous for their uniqueness. However my personal favourite has always been the long stretch of land beside the gigantic sea, the Marine Drive! It certainly in many ways has driven me crazy a lot many times. The skyscrapers beside the…

Do we want a world without the Giant Pandas?

Do you all remember the stuffed toys resembling the Panda that we used to have in our houses ? Children just adore those toys. And remember when we watch those series on our favourite animal documentary? I have always loved watching the Giant Panda. I sometimes wonder how do they even survive in the wild!…

Hello May

Hola my readers, it has been a long time since I have written my heart out and it feels claustrophobic, to be honest. The entire month of April was dedicated to writing Non-fiction ( I wrote each day about Indian women who made a mark in the field of science ). It was indeed an…

Zeal for excellence: Kamal Ranadive

She is a personification of zest & determination to make things happen. Kamal Ranadive devoted her entire life to Cancer Research and the advancement of science education. Addressed as ‘Bai‘ by her colleagues & juniors, she was a nationalist and a Karmayogi who believed in hard work and pursued excellence. She herself believed that anyone…

Yamuna Krishnan

Field : Organic Chemistry Today is a story of a young achiever, who accomplished great heights along her way. Let us know about her. Yamuna Krishnan was born in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India. She earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Madras, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India in 1993. She secured a Master’s of Science in Chemical…

X- Rays & more – Dr. Purnima Sinha

Field: X-ray crystallography The first woman from Calcutta University to earn a Ph.D. in Physics in 1956 under the guidance of the legendary scientist Professor Satyendra Nath Bose, Dr. Purnima Sinha was a scientist who showed through her life that women can achieve anything, given the chance and if they possess the talent for it….

Wonder Woman – Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi

Field: Multidisciplinary We often complain about the paucity of time but there are individuals who not only break stereotypes in one but two fields and that too totally exclusive from each other. Yes, difficult to accept but I present before you one such great personality who not only was a great scientist but was a…

Vidita Vaidya

Field: Neuroscience When parents prepare you to take on life and motivate you to take your desired path, you are sure to make your mark. The same thing happened with Vidita. She was born to parents who were both clinical scientists and motivated her to go after her dream. She had an immense interest to…

Usha Barwale Zehr

Field: Agroscience She never intended to study in the field of agriculture but her microbiology courses sparked a fascination with new technologies that promised to transform farming, and Zehr soon found herself immersed in the subject she had intended to avoid. A Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she worked at Purdue University…

Tessy Thomas

Field: Missilie Technology Known as the missile woman of India ,Tessy Thomas is a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). She served as the Project Director for the Agni IV and V missiles, making her the first woman to lead missile teams in India. Dr. Thomas’ expertise on the solid propellent systems were critical in the development of the…

Sulochana Gadgil

Field: Indian Meteorology Born in Pune, Sulochana Gadgil received immense support from her family to study and create her own identity. Her grand parents and her father were physicians of their time. Her mother was a Marathi writer. Her grand father was also a notable freedom fighter. She completed her undergraduate studies in Science stream…