I had never felt more acutely aware of the choices that my mother, and many others like her, made – choices that I would not have made – that led to me being here, and how it was both a burden and a privilege to walk along the road they paved.
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Katie Bouman led the project, spearheading a team comprising of researchers from MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, the MIT Haystack Observatory, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her code enabled this awesome feat.
Deepana Gandhi, an engineer at TeamIndus, recounts what participating in building a spacecraft to the moon means to her.
Archana Sharma was a pioneer in the study of the structure of chromosomes, for which she developed new staining and pre-treatment techniques. Her contribution is not to be downplayed as these techniques were widely applicable and used by scientists worldwide.
With the rise of cyber crimes, pronouncement of cyber cells in cities seem like a next feasible step. In India, there are 10 cyber cells.
The recent quake that hit the world was how Tim Hunt described himself as a “chauvinist pig” in Seoul while arguing in favour of single-sex laboratories.
For the first four years of my Internet life there was no “world-wide-web.” So was I on the Internet at all?
A charity from Argentina found a creative way to surpass Facebook's ban on female nipples for their breast cancer awareness video.
Perhaps the gender bias is not so much in the workplace as we had imagined, but more so at home. Being constantly told at an early age that they need to focus on family over all else because that is what women are meant to do can have a rippling effect in performance in later years due to the anxiety built through the conditioning.
There are many apps for "women's safety", but unfortunately, there is no app for reforming a morass in law enforcement or dismantling the patriarchy.