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…

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…

Rajeshwari Chatterjee

Field: Microwave & antennae engineering Rajeswari Chatterjee was born in pre-independent India and was inspired by her fierce grandmother, Smt Kamalamma Dasappa to move ahead in life by pursuing higher education. Rajeswari Chatterjee made headlines when the Department of Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, welcomed its new member Rajeshwari Chatterjee…

Qamar Rahman

Field: Nanoparticles She is a woman of grit & determination and is an example self made person in true sense. she fought against hard times and her difficult fate to reach to the zenith of her career. Let us know about her. Qamar Rehman is an Indian Scientist who has worked extensively with respect to…

(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…