Portfolio as Journalist and Science Writer

Is Therapy in India Inherently Casteist?[25th byline/12 houses]
I question the absence of caste-affirmative therapy and probe the reasons behind it.
The Swaddle — Journalistic — 8th October, 2022

Stardust laden eyes with Sonal Thorve[24th byline/11 houses]
I documented the work and life of a science and astronomy communicator.
SciRio — Journalistic — 22nd December, 2021

Another Case Against Science’s Objectivity Myth: Nepotism in Publishing[23/10]
I delved into the findings of a metaresearch study.
The Wire Science — Journalistic — 30th November, 2021

AstroSat confirms neutron stars interact with their extreme environment[22/10]
Astronomers are probing neutron stars’ surface and environment with X-ray telescopes.
Deccan Herald — Journalistic — 18th November, 2021

The Dark Side of “Excellence”[21/9]
I analyse how academic power structures sustain poor mental health conditions.
Notes on the Academy — Journalistic — 15th November, 2021

AstroSat Catches Nuclear Reactions Spreading Across a Neutron Star’s Surface[20/8]
Scientists have shed important new light on the astrophysics of thermonuclear bursts.
The Wire Science — Journalistic — 7th October, 2021

Tuning into the radio sky with Shilpa[19/8]
Shilpa’s troubleshooting skills have kept India’s eyes into the universe open for many years.
The Life of Science — Journalistic — 13th August, 2021

শীর্ষ প্রতিষ্ঠানগুলির চালক জাতিবাদ[18/8]
কীভাবে জাতিবাদ আধুনিক ভারতীয় শিক্ষাপ্রতিষ্ঠানগুলিতে প্রকাশিত এবং সমৃদ্ধ হয় তা আমাদের সামনে এলো দলিত, বহুজন ও আদিবাসী সাংবাদিক, শিক্ষাবিদ এবং কর্মীদের মধ্যে একটি অনলাইন আলোচনার মাধ্যমে।
The Life of Science — Transcreation — 29th July, 2021

Hidden in plain sight: A mental health crisis in academia (Part 2)[17/8]
We examine the status of mental health awareness within Indian academia and discuss possible strategies and interventions to improve the situation.
IndiaBioscience — Journalistic — 2nd October, 2020

Hidden in plain sight: A mental health crisis in academia (Part 1)[16/8]
We examine the status of mental health awareness within Indian academia and discuss possible strategies and interventions to improve the situation.
IndiaBioscience — Journalistic — 29th September, 2020

A new approach to quantum information processing at room temperatures[15/8]
Scientists have come up with a novel approach to realise qubits, the fundamental units of quantum computers.
Research Matters — Communication — 27th August, 2020

Rachana’s pursuit of the oldest stars in the universe[14/8]
I report on the recent discovery by Rachana Bhatawdekar and her team, and profile her journey from IT jobs to the European Space Agency. (This story got an honourable mention in the SciShortform roundup July–December 2020.)
The Life of Science — Journalistic — 21st August, 2020

COVID19 and Cyclone Amphan batter Hobjapara’s ‘migrant’ families[13/7]
Residents of a village an hour from Kolkata live in absolute apathy of all governments and administrations.
Gaon Connection English — Journalistic — 20th August, 2020

Speeding up computing by introducing defects in solids[12/6]
I report on how scientists have carefully engineered defects in materials to speed up computing speeds.
Research Matters — Communication — 3rd August, 2020

Observations of the Sun’s surface defy present understanding of its interiors[11/6]
Scientists are clueless in understanding the Sun, the nearest star and the source of life on the Earth.
Research Matters — Communication — 23rd July, 2020

Radio-images of the Sun explains the anomaly in its atmospheric temperature[10/6]
Researchers explain the Sun’s ‘coronal heating problem’ by studying it via the radio wavelengths.
Research Matters — Communication — 22nd June, 2020

Could One Type of Neutron Stars Explain Where Fast Radio Bursts Come From?[9/6]
A new discovery in the frontier of astronomy supposedly explains the enigmatic fast radio bursts as extragalactic magnetars. I report on theoretical research examining this link and establishing the details of this complicated relationship.
The Wire Science — Journalistic — 3rd June, 2020

Black hole shadows could throw light on dark matter[8/5]
Researchers have investigated the effects of dark matter particles on the growth of black hole shadows.
Research Matters — Communication — 15th May, 2020

Tackling a mental health crisis during a global pandemic[7/4]
I discuss the various ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic can prey upon our mental health, and some small steps that can help one stay connected and grounded during the crisis.
IndiaBioscience — Journalistic — 13th May, 2020

First Person: ‘I survived neglect in UK and stigma in India after I tested positive for Covid-19’[6/4]
I write in first person anonymous for an Indian student who has recovered from COVID-19.
Scroll — Journalistic — 1st May, 2020

Indian Researchers Work Round The Clock In Quest To Contain Coronavirus[5/3]
I report on how scientists have prepared themselves and others for COVID-19 diagnosis.
Huffington Post India — Journalistic — 13th April, 2020

Battling the Contagious Disease of Racism: A Personal Account From Germany[4/2]
I write in first person anonymous for a person living in Germany.
LiveWire (The Wire) — Journalistic — 26th March, 2020

Park Circus Maidan: Kolkata’s Shaheen Bagh[3/2]
I report from the ground on the developing situation of civic protests against the CAA-NPR-NRC, in Kolkata.
LiveWire (The Wire) — Journalistic — 14th January, 2020

Wake up academia, it’s a brand new mental health patient[2/1]
I draw insights from my own experiences in graduate school to suggest what institutions and individuals can do to improve mental health conditions within academic spaces.
IndiaBioscience — Opinion — 16th October, 2019

Busting a few PhD myths[1st byline/1st house]
I discuss a few myths often believed and perpetuated by graduate students throughout India, which can prove detrimental to their scientific journeys.
IndiaBioscience — Opinion — 8th May, 2019