I am a queer-trans science writer, communicator and journalist; generally, I write about science, gender, sexuality, caste and health.
Currently, I am a Faculty Teaching Associate in the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy at Krea University, Andhra Pradesh, where I teach writing and communication to enthusiastic undergraduate students. I am also a part of the feminist multimedia science collective TheLifeofScience.com. Further, I write one column with The Wire (Science) focusing on the intersections between science and gender, and a biweekly newsletter with four other writers for The News Minute titled "The New Wave" (sign up here!) that focuses on deeply reported pieces on gender. I have previously written a weekly column with LGBTQ Nation focusing on international affairs.
I have received research and practice grants from the National Association for Science Writers (NASW), USA, the Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF) project, India, and the reFrame Institute of Art and Expression, India.
My tryst with journalism began in 2010, while I was still in school, when I started working with The Times of India - Newspaper in Education (ToI-NIE) and The Telegraph in Schools (TTIS). Since then, my work has been featured in Gaylaxy Magazine, Feminism in India, Kafila, The Raiot, The Wire Science, The Wire, Economic and Political Weekly, IndiaBioScience.org, TheLifeofScience.com, The Swaddle, Scientific American, FiftyTwo.in, Doing Sociology, LGBTQ Nation and The Hindu (Science).
I have also published several peer-reviewed papers, and my book chapter, “Finding (Homo)Sexuality in the Genome: A Critique of Genetic Investigations on Sexuality”, has been published in Sexuality, Abjection and Queer Existence in Contemporary India (2021), a volume edited by Pushpesh Kumar and published by Routledge.
I have also written two children's book, one titled The Plant Whisperer and the other titled Grace: One Engineer's Fight to Make Science Education Accessible For All. Both the books have been published by Pratham Books (2021, 2023) and are free to read in multiple languages on their Storyweaver platform. In the year 2023, The Plant Whisperer was featured in Tata Trusts' Parag Honour List.
In 2023, I was also featured in Egomonk QueerTWENTY cohort of 2022 as one of the twenty influential queer-trans people in India.
Moreover, I have been invited to give talks at various forums, including the South City International School, Kolkata; CSIR-Centre for Molecular Biology, Hyderabad; Asian College of Journalism, Chennai; Savitribai Phule Pune University; Sangath India; Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram and Pune; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, Gandhinagar and Kharagpur; Azim Premji University, Bangalore; Sambhaavanaa Institute, Palampur; Ashoka University; Microsoft; Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies; National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Chennai; DE Shaw and Co; the University of Hyderabad; Dhisha Kerala; and the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai and Hyderabad.