Scrumptious and easy breakfasts you would not want to miss!

Being overtly conscious about health and the food that goes into my body, I came across something that piqued the interest of the little cook that resides in me: Guptaji’s wonderful twist to Kellogs cornflakes and coming up with these wonderful recipes. With over a 100 delightful ones that you can choose from for any… Read More

Are GEOs going to replace GMOs?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about Genetically Edited Organisms (GEOs) as a ‘safe’ alternative to GMOs where you get a much improved quality of produce by modifying the genes already present in it rather than introducing foreign genes. In case you need a quick idea about what GMOs really are and how… Read More

It’s finally over! A comprehensive account of whats it going to be in 2014

It’s going to be a very personal post today. I have just completed my Masters in Science! These last couple of years felt like an eternity. I presented my MSc thesis “Optimisation of genomic DNA extraction from dioecious medicinal plant, C. grandis for analysis of genetic diversity on the basis of sexual dimorphism by RAPD… Read More

This is what the death of a close friend taught me about life

He was a good friend who knew my shortcomings and strengths as I knew his. He made me laugh. He supported me. He guided me through my rants on my difficult days. He took my side against his brother. He was going to be my future brother, too. He passed away last night at age… Read More

Personalised medicine to be the wave of the near future?

I recently came across this article “Genetics Will Change Vaccination and Other Drug Administration” that encapsulates the recent developments in the field of bio-science and medicine and drug administration focussing on a personalized level, tailor-made to suit every individual’s needs and demand throughout their life-time on one of my favourite blogs, Money FYI and thought I… Read More

What are teratogenic plants and how can they affect your baby?

Recently, we had a pretty good class on teratogens and I thought I ought to highlight some important points today on how they can affect your baby. Read on if you already have a baby or planning to have one some day. In simple terms, teratogens are external agents (natural or synthetic) that can adversely… Read More

‘Food Forests’ and Feeding the World in 2050

Excerpt from our post, “A step towards collaborative sustainability” written for a collaborative venture, a Helsinki-based start-up called Fajoya. You can find the article here. What are ‘Food Forests’? There are various ways a community can garner a status as a self-sufficient food producing unit. One such community-based collaboration can be in the form of developing… Read More