Poonam Kumari, currently doing research in IIT Guwahati, talks about piezoelectricity and busts some myths about mechanical engineering.
In countries where women receive more institutional support than they do in India, it is possible to expect some meaningful insights will arise out of applying the Finkbeiner test to profiles of women in science.
A conversation with a condensed matter physicist about surface science and making a change in Indian science.
Rosy Mondal, a Guwahati-based researcher, is working to develop a non-invasive way to diagnose head and neck cancer patients in Assam.
Researchers at Monk Prayogshala are exploring topics like the psycholinguistics of swearing and gender representation in Indian cinema. Men are better at science, and the arts suit women more – this gender bias is implicit in the psychology of Indians and it has dictated the lower participation of girls […]
Sangeeta Lenka, a soil scientist, discusses her research in conservation agriculture and how to tackle deteriorating soil health in India.
Sanju believes there is a lot more work to be done in the field of cosmetics, especially since many of them fall in a huge grey area and are often overlooked.
D. Shanti Priya, head of the astronomy department in Hyderabad’s Osmania University, studies the evolution of binary stars.
A civil engineer at IIT Guwahati talks about her research on lightweight concrete.
Cell biologists like Sarkar are fascinated by Giardia, not only because it is pathogenic but also because of “the toolkit it uses to go through life”.
For a couple of weeks every year, a team of palaeobiologists led by the highly-trained Devapriya Chattopadhyay braves through the remote Kutch region looking for answers one fossil at a time.
Valapadasu Rama is developing a tool that instantly identifies any heart ailment a patient is suffering from.
Maitreyee Saha Sarkar deals with work on nuclear structure to understand why various nuclei at the hearts of atoms behave in different ways.
Sudha’s area of concern is geophysics that directly impacts environmental issues such as groundwater contamination and aquifer detection.
The recovery of the Kolar Leaf-nosed bat from the IUCN’s endagnered Red List is thanks to the scientists like Bhargavi who convinced the IUCN to raise the alarm.
Scientist Kuljeet Kaur is working on ‘experimental indirect astronomy’, which is one of the few ways to study the cosmos without telescopes.
Condensed matter physicist Archana Lakhani is the only woman scientist at CSR Indore – and this has been the case for the last ten years.
Nandini Singh Chatterjee, a cognitive neuroscientist, has developed unique methods to study autism, dyslexia and language recognition in children.
Srubabati Goswami has two sides. She is an internationally renowned scientist and she is a roaring modern Indian woman.
Mahati Chittem, a medical psychologist, studies what happens to people emotionally, psychologically, behaviourally and physically when they fall ill.
Surya Harikrishnan, a professor at Manipal University in Udupi on her research in archaeophotonics, the itch to educate and how growing career.
“We want to know why these galaxies are so luminous. What is the source – is there a big central nucleus at the centre,” says Seema Pooranchand
Kavita Vemuri and her students design games to enhance the working of networks in the brain for neurorehabilitation at her lab, Serious Gaming.
At a conference at Bharathidasan University, Trichy, women scientists talked about the constraints they face, striking a work-life balance and the need for institutional gender equality programmes.
Jyotsna Dhawan, a scientist talks about her research on quiet proteins which could have implications for therapeutic treatment of age and disease related muscle degeneration.
There are far too few occasions in an Indian student’s life where they are exposed to real scientists, much less, women scientists.
Beginning with a perfect analogy for cutting open an atom, Vandana Sharma, takes us through the crests and troughs of her research on atom probing machines.
Soumya Prasad wanted to find out who eats Indian Gooseberries, which led to a fascinating discovery.
Two horticulturalists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Kalimpong are trying to save the region’s Darjeeling mandarins.
A.J. Rachel, a molecular biologist, was determined to prove that the Y heterochromatin was not junk.
Archaeologist Sushmita Sen Pramanik studies the early-historic phase of the Indus Valley civilisation, trying to fill gaps in Gujarat’s early trade history.
With the help of a government grant, Vanita Prasad, a scientist-entrepreneur from Baroda, is developing an innovative solution to the mammoth problem of waste management in India.
Urmi Nanda Biswas, an applied social psychologist, talks about her recent comparative study on female foeticide in Orissa and Gujarat.
Aruna Naorem, a molecular geneticist at Delhi University, studies the proteins responsible for setting off the development phase in amoeba.
“I used to hate standing up and doing experiments, absolutely abhor it. I thought that there should be some other way I can contribute.”
Nina Sabnani, a filmmaker, illustrator and researcher in ethnography of numerous indigenous artist communities across India, talks about how stories must be constantly retold to keep them alive.
Wildlife biologist, Orus Ilyas studied ungulates in Himalayan forests of Binsar, while also conducting a socioeconomic study for the WWF in the region.
Nidhi Singh, a researcher at Banaras Hindu University, wants to provide evidence on the link between climate change and the increase in vector-borne and other diseases in Varanasi.
Kavita Shah, an environmental biotechnologist at the Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Development, BHU, talks about how resourcefulness can be a crucial asset to further a career as a researcher.
Two science journalists have discovered that even though women are doing all kinds of research, there is a visible lack of women scientists in the country.