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Priyanka Das Rajkakati – Where Art Meets Space

Arts is arts and science is science and never the twain shall meet. Or so it seems for most — but it no longer holds true for Priyanka Das Rajkakati, who has…

Ashoka Fellow, Garvita Gulhati: Banking on Water

There is a water crisis everywhere – and someone ought to do something about it. Perhaps someone like Garvita Gulhati. According to the United Nations, “Water use has been growing globally at…

Elephants Loom Large Over Dr. Shermin de Silva’s Research

Conservationists need to protect animals’ natural habitats along with surrounding human communities, according to Dr. Shermin de Silva, an environmental scientist working to help save various endangered species in Asia. Based in…

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South Asian Women Making Waves in a Man’s World

For the last year, almost everyone who could has been working remotely. This is the predominant aspect of the “new normal.” But for some, such work is nothing new. The adoption of…

Trailblazing a New Path in STEM

There was a time when a “woman who worked” evoked several unpleasant notions: that it was improper, her husband (or parents) couldn’t provide for her, that she was neglecting her domestic life,…

Dr. Pooja Patel

Dr. Pooja Patel: What the Pandemic Gave and Took Away

Medical doctors and frontline workers have had to work under extraordinary circumstances during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's one story. Pooja Patel’s COVID-19 story is stunningly unique. As a medical doctor who spends…
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Indian Female Researchers Leave Their Mark

The United Nations celebrated February 11, Women and Girls in Science Day, the aim being to ensure them free and full access to all fields of education – which is one of…
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Teen Trailblazers Who Are Shaping The World

She might not look like a typical scientist, but at age 15, Gitanjali Rao has several accomplishments under her belt, the latest being Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’ for 2020. The Colorado…
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Reshma Saujani Calls for a Marshall Plans for Kids

Reshma Saujani, best known for Girls Who Code, called for a Marshall Law for Moms Chosen as one of the speakers during the Forbes Power Women’s 2020 Summit last December, Reshma Saujani,…