(Dr.)Priya Davidar

Field: Pollination Biology & Ecosystem services Priya Davidar is a conservation biologist. She worked for more than two decades working on forest ecology, pollination biology, and endangered species conservation. She retired as a professor from Pondicherry University. She is also an author who has authored a few books including ¬†Whispers from the Wild, co-authored with…

Over the Moon- Khusboo Mirja

Field: Space Research Today we have with us Ms. Khusboo Mirza, who has achieved a lot and broke many glass ceilings, and has become a youth icon for many young aspiring scientists. She hails from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh and has been part of many space campaigns including that of Chandrayan. She passed out from…

Nandini Harinath

Field: Space Research Born into a family of intellectuals where her mother was a maths teacher and her father was an engineer who had a great interest in mathematics, she was motivated to read and pursue her dreams from a very young age. Nandini Harinath became obsessed with the series star trek on television when…

Mangala Mani

People often judge by age. Well, personally I think age is just a number and many biases do not stand their ground because there are examples set by individuals to prove it. There is nothing like you are too young or too old for this, that exists. Today we have with us someone who defied…

Leading from the front -Dr.Kadambini Ganguly.

Born: 1861 Field: Medicine Kadambini Ganguly was not just a woman but a force to reckon with. She defied odds, stood her ground, and was much ahead of her times. She was the first light of woman’s liberation in India. Kadambini was born into a Kayastha family as Kadambini Bose and was raised in Chandsi,…

Dr. Kamala Sohonie

Born: 1911 Field: Biochemistry Have you ever met anyone who is quiet and unassuming but once you get to know them, you understand what storm they carry within? Not often, right. Because such people are rare and so was Kamala Sohnie who seemed like a silent stream of water but within her, she carried a…

Jerusha Jhirad

Born: 1891 Field: Medical Science Jhirad was born in Karnataka and belonged Bene Israel community, which traced its presence in India to the 12th century. She had four sisters and three brothers; the two older sisters were married early, while the younger sister Leah stayed home and took care of their ailing mother. It seems…

(Dr.) Indira Hinduja

Field: Human In-vitro Fertilisation & Gynaecology Procreation is the essence that sustains a species and human beings are no different. It is the dream of many to have couples to have offspring that will have a part of the genetic pool from the parents and will become separate individuals. But many times, this is not…

Hema Ramachandran

Born: 1962 Field: Physics Hema Ramachandran was one of the finest scientists that India could ever produce. She was also an excellent teacher & mentor. She completed her master’s degree from IIT Bombay and went on to join the training school of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. She was recognized by an INSA…

Gagandeep Kang

Born: 1962 Field : Microbiology & Virology Many say the Pandemic is almost over and many are predicting that there is a high chance that the next wave is about to hit us! Well, it is for my readers to infer and examine what is right & what is wrong! As for today, the topic…