Hike in Research Fellowship: Why protesting research scholars’ community feel insulted and betrayed?

Research scholars’ community had been peacefully protesting across the country for months to demand a hike in fellowship that corresponds to  increase in registration fees, living cost, health expenditures and inflation. They were trying to make the government understand that “Science is driven by passion, Everything else requires money”. Their argument was clear, the money …

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Science Communication: My toolbox to spurn false propaganda and inspire rationalism in India

It was a chilling winter morning of October 2014, a month after I went to do research in the UK as a gold-medallist from a top government institute in Mumbai under the Department of Atomic Energy , that I was embarrassingly welcomed by my labmates with great laughter. I was clueless that as a scientist …

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Poem: SHE

In a morn as sweet as tulips bloom, She entered the crowd in a cacophony of gloom; Sun as salient with Apollo’s might, She walked that road in brazen plight; And thus began her tale of redemption. An exiled voyage destined for deadlock, She plied her way unaware of the common flock; With grit worth …

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