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