WOMEN MARSHALS OF SCIENCE

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They have truly shattered the glass ceiling, heading two of the fastest engines of developing science and driving the business of science

ARCHITA BHATTA

ARCHITA BHATTA

The author is a senior science journalist, working as a Chief Editor of the Department of Biotechnology’s communication cell. She has worked with Down To Earth and has an M Res degree from Leeds University, UK

How is the rain formed, how do the clouds move? These were the tales from a meteorologist father to his daughter every day on her way to school. The curiosity inspired by those lovely moments shaped her entire thought process.

So for the youngest among the three sisters who always found it exciting to tread into unexplored territories, meteorology, then a field dominated by men was a natural choice.

“My father taught me that there was science in everything, even the kitchen was a laboratory and this also helped be develop my love for cooking,” Dr Swati Basu pointed out.

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