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My trysts with stage fright

Public speaking. If these two words evoke a frightened sigh or a sudden desire to slowly vanish without anyone noticing, welcome to my erstwhile world. While I was always supremely confident in informal conversations with my peers, I stammered, stuttered, or just stayed quiet through most of the formal scenarios in high school. In 9th… Keep Reading

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The myths about networking

During a recent talk  I gave on transitioning to tech transfer from academia at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY, USA), I was asked quite an interesting set of questions. In this write up I want to focus on two issues which I find many of the young academicians struggle as they plan… Keep Reading

Biodiversity and Environment


Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) The sparrow-like bird displays brilliant blue feathers on the throat, known to reply to the calls of other bird, and sing its tunes is a treat to the bird lovers. In North America, they habitat the tundras. However, they are found in Europe and Asia too. The male bluethroat has red spots on… Keep Reading

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Aarthi Existential

Aarthi Parthasarathy is a very well-known artist and film maker who finds joy in nurturing the creative energy within her and others and successful at doing so. She defies the conventional definition of success in terms of power or money but that does not lessen her happiness even by an ounce as per her own… Keep Reading

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The question: Burning excess calories post exercise

Combining resistance and endurance exercises potentiates fat loss and muscle hypertrophy You don’t burn calories while working out alone, body continues to burn calories even after the cessation of the workout. It was attributed to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), which remains high after aerobic exercise as well as anaerobic exercise. In addition, lactic acid… Keep Reading

Face à Face

Face to Face with Sandhya Sriram

In this episode of Face to Face, Dr. Sandhya Sriram talks about her role as a Program and Grants Coordinator at ASTAR Singapore. More importantly, she talks about her journey as a postdoc, her network strategies, and her entrepreneurial ventures in science communication and more…. Keep Reading

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Odra Noel- A Scientist by day, Artist at other times

Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss had said, “Science and art ask the same questions.” Hence, it may not seem surprising that many inventors and scientists have pursued artistic pursuits alongside scientific research. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man is a reminder that art and science complement each other. It is a perfect example how the skill of illustration… Keep Reading

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