Remembering Priya

The Indian science ecosystem lost Priya Iyer, a bright young scholar, earlier this year. In this tribute, Priya’s friends, colleagues and collaborators remember the difference she made in their lives and to the science of looking at the natural world.   Priya Iyer grew up on the campus of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) […]

Sharing a Home

Promoting peaceful human-animal coexistence on campus   On a clear sunny morning, beside a small pond and in the pleasant shade of large trees, Ipcy was treating herself to a nap in front of one of the vintage buildings of IISc. It was around 10 am, and everyone in the building was starting their day’s […]

Photography in the Time of COVID

When Sunanda Vinayachandran came to Bangalore, she joined the Department of Biotechnology at St Joseph’s College as a faculty member, a department which she also headed for a few years. She had then just moved to the campus of IISc with her husband, PN Vinayachandran, Professor at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Sunanda, […]

Playing the Field

The Gymkhana is ground zero for students interested in sports and arts   At the southwestern end of the main campus of IISc, an overbridge across CV Raman Road connects it to the IISc Gymkhana ground on the other side of the road. The ground, with an area of over 12 acres, has a building […]

Making Learning Fun

How student and alumni-led initiatives are bringing science to young children   In 2016, when Suyog Mahulkar, Ashok B, Nilesh Potghan and a handful of other students at IISc decided to start an outreach initiative to teach science and maths at rural schools, they were gung-ho but also a bit “naive”, Suyog admits. Armed with […]

Why Are Indian Archives Coming Together?

“Milli”, a group of people interested in archives, organised a series of events for International Archives Week for a second year running. What does it aim to achieve?   “I belong to River Teesta, and I belong to Mount Khangchendzonga,” said Minket Lepcha, a filmmaker and former teacher in Darjeeling, before narrating river folklore told […]

Dancing with Cells, Surfing the Laminar Flow

Ahead of Satish Dhawan’s birth anniversary on 25 September, his daughter Jyotsna writes about her childhood on the IISc campus, life beyond, and her father’s indelible presence In the 1960s, while our parents (mostly fathers) worked away in labs and offices, libraries and classrooms, the children of IISc staff (mostly barefoot and unsupervised) explored that […]