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 two columns: one with LGBTQ Nation focusing on international affairs, and the other with The Wire (Science) focusing on the intersections between science and gender.

 

I have received reporting grants from the National Association for Science Writers (NASW), USA, and the Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF) project, 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 WireEconomic and Political Weekly, IndiaBioScience.org, TheLifeofScience.com, The SwaddleScientific American, FiftyTwo.in, Doing Sociology and LGBTQ Nation.

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 a children's book titled "The Plant Whisperer". The book has been published by the Storyweaver platform of Pratham Books, and has been illustrated by Bhavya Kumar. The book has already been translated into French, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Bahasa Indonesia, and all the versions can be accessed on the Storyweaver platform.

 

Moreover, I have been invited to give talks at various forums, including 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.

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Science journalist, communicator and writer