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Mar 24, 2022

☁️It’s a cloudy evening. You are sitting at your window and, suddenly, it starts raining 🌧 Along comes that earthy smell 😌Ever wondered, why does rain smell so good? 😍

In the last episode of season 1 of IndiaAsksWhy, Utsuka and Jigyasa talk about the origins of the smell of rain!🌦

They discover how microbes and the winds together lead to this lovely Aroma! πŸ’¨

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬In the Ask A Scientist segment, they speak to Dr. Samay Pande (, who studies the evolution of bacteria to understand why organisms help each other! πŸ§ͺ


Hosts: Shweata N. Hegde and Ruchi Manglunia

Guest: Samay Pande

Audio Editors: Ira Zibbu and Shweata Hegde

Poster: Ruchi Manglunia 

Advisor: Megha Kumar

IndiaBioscience Team: Suchibrata Borah and Shantala Hari Dass