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Dec 30, 2021

This podcast was recorded in April 2020

Impact of COVID19 and lockdown on the informal sector In this episode we have a conversation with Anand Saharanaman on the impact of the COVID19 outbreak and lockdown on the economy of the informal sector in India.


Recording: Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience)


Dec 23, 2021

Have you ever experienced the warm fuzzy feeling when you look at babies? Why do you find them cute? Join Utsuka and Jigyasa to find out why. In the second segment, they both talk to Dr. Vidita Vaidya (, a brain scientist from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,...

Dec 6, 2021

In this episode, we have talked to Prof. Manju Bansal who is a professor of the Theoretical Biophysics group in the  Molecular Biophysics Unit of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She is the founder-director of the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology at Bangalore. 


Guest - Manju...

Nov 17, 2021

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....

Oct 30, 2021

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...