Guest Authors

Davis Thomas

After his bachelors in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Davis moved to Germany in 2017 to complete his Masters in Chemistry specializing in Magnetic Resonance from University of Bonn. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Forschungzentrum Jülich in Germany where he investigates redox processes in Organic Polymer Batteries using Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy.
He enjoys cooking, surreal humor, casual programming, visiting museums and writing poetry.

Desmond Joseph Quinn

Desmond has always been fascinated by science and technology. He loves learning about the universe and all its little and not-so-little details. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Nanoscience and technology. Though his background is in physics, he like exploring beyond. He hopes to get you excited about some science through his writing.

Guru Sharan N

All a rainbow needs is water (as in rain) and sunlight, so can we get a rainbow at home with a bucket of water on a sunny day?
Guru Sharan has finished his Masters in Mathematics. He is passionate to learn, understand and teach science at all levels. He is a science enthusiast and has been into pure science and mathematics since his high school. He always likes to think unconventional and out of the box.

Haimanthi K Raghavan

Haimanthi has a master’s degree in Human Disease Genetics from the Centre for Human Genetics, Bengaluru. She is a science enthusiast, illustrator, creative writer and loves exploring beyond her domain. She also is an avid reader and her favourite genres are popular science, science fiction, philosophy and classical literature. Co-founder of a Pop-Culture club (Graphic.Inc) during her undergraduate days, she likes to integrate references from anime/manga/comics in her science writing to make it more relatable to the current youth.

Guest Jess Nagpal

Jess Nagpal

Jess Nagpal is a Yoga teacher, Wellness Coach, and a Plant-based Chef who left her Computer Science profession behind to follow her passion. She is passionate about exploring yogic sciences, scriptures, teaching others to follow a holistic lifestyle. She loves to explore and cook with plants, study their underlying medicinal properties and their effects on our health. After spending almost 8 years in Germany, Sweden, and Australia, she is currently in India working as a freelancer in yoga and wellness sector for The Art of Living Organization. Happy to chat at

Lilit Antonya

Lilit is a PhD candidate pursuing her degree in Medical Genetics and Psychiatry in Canada. She has been involved in many research studies in Armenia, Germany and Canada. She started her academic journey by earning her BSc degree in Yerevan State University and National Academy of Sciences, in Armenia. She moved to Germany to obtain her MSc degree at the University of Bonn, Germany. She started to work on psychiatric genetics already in her MSs student job at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (Fraunhofer SCAI), Germany.

Namrata Kumari

Namrata Kumari is a skilled science communicator with a track record of international high impact publication, conference & workshop presentation, extensive experience as consulting editor, editorial board member of scientific journals and grant management. She has experience in chemical & biotechnology fields resulting in 7 completed team-based projects.

Preethi Srinivasan

Preethi Srinivasan is a certified Tennis Coach, Middle-School English teacher and recently one of the founding members of the Women Coaches of India which is an organization that aims to empower, educate and provide opportunities for female coaches all around India. She is very passionate about poetry, writing and music. She strongly believes in the power of the written word and hopes to create a better world one word at a time. Her curiosity is the driving force that leads her to dabble in multiple fields and gives her the opportunity to meet diverse people and visit places that she loves exploring on foot.

Rijutha Jaganathan

Rijutha Jaganathan is a PhD student at Aarhus University, Denmark. She is an early stage researcher under the Marie-Sklodowska Curie ITN, funded under Horizon 2020 – ‘’EUROPAH’’. She combines her passion for astronomy with experimental surface science techniques like Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy to study and understand the catalytic properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the interstellar medium. She is equally passionate about art, architecture and history. When she is not in the lab, she is either engrossed in a book with a mug of coffee or is exploring a city by foot with a camera in hand.

Shambhavi Chidambaram

Shambhavi (AKA Sam) is a biologist studying animal behaviour and neuroscience at the Humboldt University, Berlin. When she’s not chasing bats or running trails, she’s usually busy hunting for a perfectly-tailored humorous metaphor. Science writing for her is an art; she believes her work is done when anybody who reads her pieces has not only learned something fascinating but feels smarter in the process. While Sam mostly writes about biology and Open Science, she’s always keen for new ideas. You can follow her on Twitter at the handle @Quidestvita.


Sivasudhan Rathnachalam
Sivasudhan Rathnachalam, PhD (Theoretical/Computational Chemistry), Theoretical Chemistry Group,  University of Groningen, The Netherlands. I am interested in the excited-state dynamics of biomolecules. I enjoy Carnatic music and Coding besides my work. I hate dancing! You could ping me via email:

Rohan VJ

Student at St.Joseph’s College, Bengaluru. Interested in theoretical physics.
Also handling @our.inexplicable.universe on instagram.

Tulasi G

Tulasi is a middle school physics teacher. She has completed her B Sc and B Ed from Bangalore University. She loves to write poems and click photographs.

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