Why you should get excited about the Fiery Space Donut

I couldn’t sleep last night so I bombarded unsuspecting family/friends with a mini-explainer on why the EHT Black Hole image is an incredible work of science. (Because, you know, the cure for insomnia lies somewhere in scicomm.) Anyway, here’s the story: You know how they say every picture tells a story? This one tells our … More Why you should get excited about the Fiery Space Donut

Comic: Women in Science Bingo

Disclaimer: The gender discourse in STEM fields is nuanced and any fruitful conversation demands that all parties involved accept this nuance. Most of the times, however, such in-depth engagement requires energy and it’s usually the women on whom this burden (of explaining, for instance, that systemic discrimination exists) falls. These conversations are undoubtedly important to … More Comic: Women in Science Bingo

The City of Brass and the importance of diversity in fiction

I was apprehensive when I picked up The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. The kind of apprehension that stems from a lifetime of being entrenched in a society that either vilifies people like me or whitewashes them into something more palatable for a western audience. Maybe I should add a third category and one … More The City of Brass and the importance of diversity in fiction

Simplified: Freeze-in of Dark Matter in Five Steps

With my newly acquired free-time, I wondered whether it would be possible to elaborate on my actual research in a manner accessible to general audiences. This is the first attempt at that. I take a shot at explaining the main ideas behind the paper which resulted from my Master’s thesis. And I do this¬†without using … More Simplified: Freeze-in of Dark Matter in Five Steps