There is often a big difference between the ideas of science and the life of science. The former does not see boundaries, whether geographical or gendered and the latter is often a function of the social and political climate ofContinue reading… The first woman PhD in India
The censor board in India has become notorious for removing kissing scenes (James Bond), expletives (most films) or references to Indian states (Udta Punjab). This specious moralizing has resulted in a lot of jokes and listicles presenting alternative, watered downContinue reading… That ‘sanskaari’ feeling
When scientists make path-breaking inventions or find radically new ways of looking at the world, the credit often goes to them, as individuals. But this attempt to glorify the individual also neglects the conditions in which this research is carriedContinue reading… Lab culture and DNA
About a year ago, I had embarked on the process of applying for post-doctoral fellowships after moving back to India. A post-doctoral position is a fairly new concept here and while more and more institutes and individual research bodies offerContinue reading… Applying for post doctoral fellowships in india
A little more than a month ago I completed teaching an introductory linguistics course to a large class of about 80 students. I learnt a lot from this experience and thought I should note down some of those insights here.Continue reading… Teaching an introductory class
I gave a talk at the JNU Centre for Sanskrit Studies on ‘Exploring Hindi Treebank and PropBank’. The slides may be found here.
I wanted to get my own domain and website and begin customizing it as much as possible for a very long time. Also some of the things written by this guy spurred me on. So I am saying goodbye toContinue reading… Hello World