“I’m 15 and I’m home schooled”

Science outreach has always been one of my primary interests. I like talking about current research with the general public in a language that they will understand and I like knowing their thoughts and opinions on science and scientists. All of yesterday and the day before, I was a demonstrator at an Edinburgh International Science Festival event talking to people of all ages about my research and general science at the University. Continue reading ““I’m 15 and I’m home schooled””

TamBrahm vs Not-so-TamBrahm

The TamBrahm Spunk (5)

Hello all you TamBrahms! We haven’t had a post dedicated to our weird sense of humour in a while eh? I hope you have all been good.

(For those of you who have creased foreheads from not understanding a word so far, please click here to read my first post in this category where you will find all the necessary information about TamBrahms!)

Funnily I was watching a Netflix show called The Mortified Guide (to Family) and I paused at about 5 minutes because the guy was reading from his journal and exclaimed how he needs to change his name because nobody can say it right (he was Korean). As a fellow passenger on the same train, I relate with his emotions. Continue reading “The TamBrahm Spunk (5)”

Just a minute to squeeze this in...


Traveling is addictive…to be able to see the world is a dream a lot of us have. And no, we can’t all afford to travel everywhere on luxury cruises but I guess it is up to us to make the most of what we have. I don’t want to just save most of what I earn for the future…I want to spend it on my present and have stories to tell when I’m older. So every opportunity I get, I like to escape the routines of everyday life and go somewhere new…see small things…but see new things. Continue reading “Explore”


Just type away

It’s 1:01 PM here. And it’s pouring outside. It’s the Monday after Easter. I had to be at work but I decided to skip it today. I am lucky to have this flexibility to work when I want to as long as the work gets done! (Before you get all dreamy eyed to live my life instead of yours, let me tell you I had a full day at work yesterday. On Easter Sunday. Yes. An exhausting day at work!!! That’s sort of the price I pay…) Continue reading “Just type away”


The Reasons Why…

I was just reading Susan’s blog at Rhythm in Life and she wrote a post about flipping through the pages of her wedding album. She writes about how she has been avoiding it for a while and how it brings back memories both happy and sad. She says the album reminds her of people that have passed on, relationships that have ceased to exist, people she wished she had by her side when she said her vows, the faith her partner had in her to travel all the way to Uganda to say their vows, his compassion, their special moment, etc. I thought it was a beautiful post.

Continue reading “The Reasons Why…”

An ode to Kumbakonam

Ramaswamy Kovil, Kumbakonam

On the morning of my third day in Kumbakonam, my dad suggested going to the Ramaswamy temple (kovil, in Tamil). We walked only a few minutes to get there. I could see the gopuram (the monumental tower at the entrance of a temple) from quite some distance. It was beautifully painted in blues, greens, reds and others. The gopuram of a south Indian temple is almost always a sight to marvel. If you would be interested in reading about another beautiful temple very close to Kumbakonam (Brihadeeswara temple in Tanjavur), click Here to read more.

And if you are more interested in what I have to say today, then read on… Continue reading “Ramaswamy Kovil, Kumbakonam”