Indian Science’s Y Chromosome Bias – My 4th piece for the Hindu Business Line

My article on the current state of Women in Science in India. This appeared in the print edition 29th Jan 2015 in the Hindu Business Line.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/indian-sciences-y-chromosome-bias/article6831830.ece

Why are women virtually non-existent in the Indian science establishment?

Testing times Let our girls study science and technology V Ganesan

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As a child I had all the luxury to read, dream and transform my life the way I wanted it to be. I went to IIT Kharagpur to study physics as I always wanted to study physics. It did not seem like an odd decision and I often dreamt of making ground-breaking discoveries.

However, as I discovered my true calling, I recalibrated my aspirations to become an entrepreneur in science and that was perfectly fine by my family. In the environment I grew up in, everything was possible.

……….. Read the whole article http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/indian-sciences-y-chromosome-bias/article6831830.ece

We have to look at a systemic treatment to this issue that plagues our mind and clouds our thinking about the fantastic effect a nation can have when more women innovate, invent and invest in the STEM field.

The writer is the CEO Mapmygenome

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