Science Communicator = Writer + Host + Editor [details]
Portfolio as Writer, Host
A machine that spews maths formulae 
Researchers have automated writing down mathematical formulae.
10th June, 2021 — Writer
A natural dye extract may protect our eyes from harmful laser 
Researchers have studied the characteristics of a natural dye extracted from Indigofera tinctoria leaves.
1st June, 2021 — Writer
Bridged: Gaps between mathematical methods of understanding nature 
Researchers have sealed the mathematical gaps in explaining how particles interact.
28th May, 2021 — Writer
Breaking the genetic code of cancer propagation 
Researchers have identified two groups of genes that switch activity and help cancer cells evade therapy.
17th May, 2021 — Writer
Molecular hydrogen making up galactic discs come in two forms 
A researcher has estimated the three-dimensional distribution of molecular and atomic hydrogen in a galaxy.
30th April, 2021 — Writer
Giant clouds of galactic hydrogen explain mystery behind cosmic rays 
Researchers have explained the rate of charged particle bombardment on Earth.
6th April, 2021 — Writer
Reliable and real-time measurements of magnetic fields 
Researchers have demonstrated a low-cost digital system to measure magnetic fields efficiently.
5th April, 2021 — Writer
A holistic approach to biodiversity conservation 
Researchers from ATREE review their work over the past 25 years.
24th March, 2021 — Writer
Planets outside the Solar System are waiting to be found 
New telescopes and advanced data analysis has had remarkable shifts in discovering planets.
17th March, 2021 — Writer
Simulations show why anomalies exist in uranium 
Researchers have explained how the electronic and thermal properties of uranium are linked.
10th March, 2021 — Writer
How fluids react to surfaces coated with repelling paint 
Researchers study how water flows past a surface that repels it heavily.
5th March, 2021 — Writer
Directions of rotation drive the collective motion of particles 
Researchers have used rotation of particles to drive the way they group together and move on a plate.
27th February, 2021 — Writer
Infosys Prize 2020 — Special episode with Prof Deshpande and Prof Bilgrami 
I talk to Prof Prachi Deshpande — Infosys Prize 2020 recipient for Humanities, and Prof Akeel Bilgrami — Jury and Chair, Humanities, Infosys Science Foundation.
26th February, 2021 — Host
[Opinion:] We need to be aware of privileged caste hegemony in science and its communication 
Languages and scripts play a role in the way science is perceived and percolates through society.
19th February, 2021 — Writer
A natural process may hold the clue to secure encryption of communications 
Researchers have used a naturally occurring random process to generate random numbers.
10th February, 2021 — Writer
Recovery from Cyclone Phailin in marine fishing communities 
Researchers investigate social, economic, human, and physical factors driving and resulting in recovery in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin.
9th February, 2021 — Writer
Merging memory and computing in nanoscale devices for efficient computation 
Scientists have devised a novel approach to combine memory and computation units.
5th February, 2021 — Writer
The laws of electromagnetism at the scale of a few atoms 
Researchers have demonstrated the reciprocal relationship of electricity and magnetism over a magnetic film.
3rd February, 2021 — Writer
New study reveals how effectively the novel coronavirus spreads through coughs 
Researchers study the spread of a cough cloud containing SARS-CoV-2.
21st January, 2021 — Writer
Novel AI-based algorithms on well-known physics can speed up technology 
Researchers have sped up the study of light-matter interaction on specially-engineered surfaces.
20th January, 2021 — Writer
Mathematics answers the biological question of which proteins participate in the mutation of bacteria 
Physicists and biologists have come together to develop generic mathematics.
18th January, 2021 — Writer
A new approach to film atoms and molecules vibrating inside solids 
Theoretical and experimental scientists have come together to watch solids vibrate.
13th January, 2021 — Writer
Fertilisers, livestock and biomass burning are spewing ammonia into the air across India 
Research has pinned down seasonal and geographical variation of the harmful gas and the reasons behind it.
11th January, 2021 — Writer
Efficiently cooling down systems that generate heat 
A PhD Thesis work has proposed efficient cooling of IC chips, photovoltaic cells, and gas turbine blades.
8th January, 2021 — Writer
A microscopic understanding of materials can widen the scope of their applications 
Researchers study the relationship between geometry and isotropy to enhance 3D-printing.
6th January, 2021 — Co-writer
Uranus has many mysterious rings 
I throw light on the mysteries of Uranus and its rings.
24th December, 2020 — Writer
What’s great about the ‘Great Red Spot’? 
I gather the stocks on a mysterious spot over Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.
16th December, 2020 — Writer
Nobel Prize 2020 — Episode 3: Laureates in Physics and their work 
I join our podcast host Aishwarya Viswamitra to explain the works of the 2020 Physics Nobel laureates.
14th December, 2020 — Co-host
The role of women in State-led development: A story of paradoxes 
An anthropologist zooms into the relationship of women and the State in erstwhile Maoism affected areas.
9th December, 2020 — Writer
Finding flood risks at the village-level to facilitate decision-making 
Science can inform policy combat climate change hazards to flood-prone villages of India.
21st October, 2020 — Writer
Monitoring countrywide levels of air pollution 
I report on how Indian scientists are ramping up sites for air quality monitoring around the country.
20th October, 2020 — Writer
Novel design of magnetic channels may cut down costs of transferring electronic signals 
Scientists have devised a new technique to speed up processing electronic signals at significantly lower costs.
3rd October, 2020 — Writer
Liquids behave differently on curved surfaces than flat ones 
Scientists study the evolution of liquids on spherical surfaces. I report.
2nd October, 2020 — Writer
Decolonising climate change: The developed world is responsible for our planet’s climate crisis 
A new study puts the focus of the conversation on Climate Change, on Climate Justice — the lack of which is hurting our collective future.
1st October, 2020 — Writer
Technology not merely a tool in tennis, but now in the driver’s seat 
Research on elite tennis has remarkable social science implications. My colleague and I co-report.
18th September, 2020 — Co-writer
Digging the grave: In search of the remains of merging black holes and neutron stars 
Astronomers take on an exciting quest looking for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational waves.
14th September, 2020 — Writer
Cracked: Scientists show how glass crystallises in real-time 
Scientists have captured crystallisation of glass, which may take thousands of years otherwise, in movies.
7th September, 2020 — Writer
Who is at the centre of a dog’s world? It’s humans more than dogs! 
Ecologists have for the first time studied the direct interactions of humans with free-ranging dogs.
28th August, 2020 — Writer
AstroSat discovers tell-tale signs of cosmic evolution from a young, dynamic galaxy 
Astronomers have found a galaxy in wavelengths in which it has never been found before.
24th August, 2020 — Writer