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I hurried towards my balcony and waved at Vivek & her fiance as they departed to their work-place after spending a week-long staycation with me. I stood on my balcony till I could see the car take the left turn and slowly vanish from my vision. The sun with its tangerine hues set slowly across…

Revisiting my memories with KK’s Songs- A tribute

I write this blog post today with a very heavy heart. We lost Krishnakumar Kunnath ( KK) today and this was the first news that I saw as I opened my eyes in the bed today! What is unfortunate was he was just 53 years old and was performing live in Kolkata for a concert….

The legal aspect of Climate Change wrt India

We as a race have been able to survive on Planet Earth, because of the sustainability that mother nature provides. When massive dinosaurs could easily be wiped out, it might so happen that we might be the next if the habitat that we stay, is ruined! And yet we, being the most rational species tend…

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…