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A podcast series by IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience, is an organisation, which fills a unique niche in the ecosystem of life sciences in India. We function as a catalyst to promote changes that affect the culture and practice of science in India - through engagement with academia, government and industry at various levels.

IndiaBiospeaks IndiaBioscience: science communication and outreach

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A podcast series by IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience, is an organisation, which fills a unique niche in the ecosystem of life sciences in India. We function as a catalyst to promote changes that affect the culture and practice of science in India - through engagement with academia, government and industry at various levels.

    IndiaAsksWhy | Ep. 1 | Why are plants green?

    IndiaAsksWhy | Ep. 1 | Why are plants green?

    Plants are everywhere. Ever noticed something about their colour? Yes, most of them are green.

    Have you wondered why are plants green? Like why not orange or blue?

    Utsuka and Jigyasa had the same question, too! Join them in this episode to know exactly why plants are green.

    In our Ask A Scientist segment, listen to Dr. Gitanjali Yadav, who studies plants using computers! If you want to learn more about her work, check out her website (http://www.nipgr.ac.in/research/dr_gyadav.php).

    • 12 min
    In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 04 | Bimalendu B Nath

    In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 04 | Bimalendu B Nath

    The guest of this episode of In Conversation with a Mentor is Bimalendu B. Nath, an Emeritus Professor of Savitribai Phule Pune University, and the Vice President of the Association of Teachers in Biological Sciences, Mumbai. Bimal has been teaching Genetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity for nearly three decades and is actively involved in science outreach. In this episode, he talks about his journey as an educator and throws light on some of the current challenges of higher education in biology in India.

    • 17 min
    Season Teaser | IndiaAsksWhy

    Season Teaser | IndiaAsksWhy

    Gear up to listen to a brand new podcast series, IndiaAsksWhy, where Utsuka and Jigyasa answer curious questions!

    Growing up, we all have had questions running through our minds, and they seldom get answered by our science textbooks at school!



    Utsuka and Jigyasa are bringing you the answers to all such questions. They also talk to Indian scientists to understand how they find such answers in their labs.

    Stay tuned for more updates from IndiaAsksWhy!

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    Conversations with an expert | Impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on mental health

    Conversations with an expert | Impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on mental health

    This podcast was recorded in April 2020

    In this podcast, we are talking about mental health with Soumitra Pathare who is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of the Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy at ILS. He is also a member of the Policy Group appointed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

    Credits:

    Recording: Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience)

    Artwork: Lakshmi Ganesan (IndiaBioscience)

    Editing: Moumita Mazumdar

    • 14 min
    Understanding viruses and the novel corona virus - Part 2

    Understanding viruses and the novel corona virus - Part 2

    This podcast was recorded in May 2020

    This is a continuation of the conversation with Krishnan Ragunathan on the biology of viruses and how they impact human health.

    Credits:

    Recording: Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience)

    Artwork: Lakshmi Ganesan (IndiaBioscience)

    Editing: Moumita Mazumdar, Raghul MR (BLiSC Communications Office) & Suchibrata Borah

    • 12 min
    In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 03 | Sanjay Mishra

    In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 03 | Sanjay Mishra

    In this series of podcasts, we chat with mentors across various life-science fields. In this episode, we have Sanjay Mishra as our guest. He has recently joined as a Scientist H at the Department of Biotechnology, India. However, this podcast was recorded while he was serving as the Advisor and Head of the Inspire division at the Department of Science & Technology India.

    Guest: Sanjay Mishra

    Host: Suchibrata Borah

    Team: Shantala Hari Dass, Suchibrata Borah, Moumita Mazumdar

    • 26 min

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