Women's Day 2020: Top 5 female scientists who changed the world
It is not surprising that, like most professions in India, the field of science is very much male-dominated. However, several women, over the years, have made immense contributions to science, and have also inspired others to follow.
Learning to say ‘yes, and’
I stood behind the curtain, my hands shaking. As I listened to the crowd laugh at the host's jokes, all I could think was, “Why did I believe I could do this?” Two months earlier, I had signed up for improv classes at a local theater, along with four other grad students. We hoped that improv training—which involves acting out unscripted scenes—would improve our science communication skills. That sounded great in principle, and our program would pay the fees. But when the host gave us the cue to come on stage, I seriously wondered what I'd gotten myself into. > “I feared getting on stage and improvising in front of strangers.” When I first heard about the improv classes, I was torn. As an introvert, I feared getting on stage and improvising in front of strangers. However, I knew I wanted to work as a science communicator after finishing my Ph.D., so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to improve my speaking ability and gain confidence thinking on my feet. I signed up, knowing th