This article by Eisha Mhatre, The Experimentalist, explores the idea of scientists using improvisation tools to enhance their communication skills and approaching creative ways to bridge the gap between science and society. Eisha also shares her experiences with improv and how it helped her overcome the communication challenges during her scientific journey.
The year 2022 was a time of gravitating towards the familiar and navigating the coexistence of in-person and virtual interactions. For IndiaBioscience, this year was full of new initiatives and collaborations, as well as the opportunity to reach out to diverse digital communities. In this article, Shantala Hari Dass, Executive Director, IndiaBioscience, reflects on what this year has meant for IndiaBioscience.
Anindita Bhadra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata. In this opinion piece, which first appeared on Confluence, an editorially moderated discussion forum by the Indian Academy of Sciences, she writes about the collective responsibility that scientists bear for making their science accessible to the general public, and the consequences of failing to engage with the society at large.
Scientists and artists are more alike than different. Studies have shown that creativity in the sciences and arts have similar neural roots. Why then, do we have to choose one and shun the other? Anjali Vaidya exhorts scientists to broaden their horizons by embracing their artistic side. Paint a picture after hours of arduous PCR or indulge the writer in you while running your gel, she urges.
In last few years we have seen a surge in the number of people participating in online social networks. However, the scientific fraternity is somewhat wary about the whole idea of social networking. I know a lot of key scientists stay away from social networking. They swear by the fact that it is really a waste of time. However, in the middle of a hectic day I don’t hesitate to … More