Science and society


art_ES_aug2015_Otto-at-desk.jpgGhosts of architects past on the Indian Institute of Science campus.” IndiaBioScience, Aug 28 2015. Repurposed World War II-era buildings give a glimpse into India’s scientific history.

art_op_aug2014_fingerprintsThe uneasy marriage of science and art.” IndiaBioScience, Aug 25 2014. Within the Indian education system the sharp divide between the so-called cultures of science and art starts early. We are taught that math and poetry do not overlap, and then made to choose one over the other before most have managed to learn their mistake.


art_conv_nov2015_amitabh_joshi_6x4On evolutionary biology, and a passion for science: Interview with Amitabh Joshi.” IndiaBioScience, Nov 19 2015. Thoughts on experimental evolution, problem-solving and how to pursue science with passion.

Anuradha-LohiaTen women, ten questions: Anuradha Lohia.” IndiaBioScience, Jul 17 2015. The second in a series of ten interviews with women scientists across India.

News articles

news_april2015_humanchain.jpgUnaddressed demands remain after research fellowship hike.” IndiaBioScience, Apr 15 2015. Protests by research scholars have been ongoing since 2013, with scholars across India demanding that their fellowships increase in correspondence with rising inflation rates and costs of living.

Image-1-BLM_WAM_BoysFly_2013-copyBodystorming Hits Bangalore at NCBS.” IndiaBioScience, Apr 14 2015. David Odde, Carl Flink and the Black Label Movement will be working with local dancers and biologists at NCBS the last week of April, bringing together scientific and artistic routes to creativity.

Event Reports

art_is_nov2014_groupphotoNotes from the career building workshop for women scientists at NIAS.” IndiaBioScience, Nov 12 2014. In a week-long program initiated and funded by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, and held at NIAS, Bangalore, the interactive sessions were run by a grassroots organization called COACh (Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists).aqq

DSCF1744.JPGLive blog of the Young Investigators Meeting in Gulmarg, Kashmir for IndiaBioScience. Over the course of the meeting, about 40 postdoctoral fellows had the chance to learn from senior faculty from across India about taking their research careers forward. [Day 1], [Day 3], [Day 4], [Day 5]. March 2015.