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NI photo contest: Finalist #6

As we continue to celebrate Indian science through pictures, here’s bringing to you finalist number six of the Nature India photo contest:

Rahul Dev Mukhopadhyay, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Photo caption: ‘Let there be light’

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Rahul Dev Mukhopadhyay

In Rahul’s words, here is the story behind the picture:

Rahul Dev Mukhopadhyay

Rahul Dev Mukhopadhyay

“The chemistry of light has been a subject of investigation for many around the globe. But considering the major scientific and technological advances in the Indian subcontinent, a major contribution has come from the southernmost fringes of the country, where under the guidance of Prof. M. V. George a photochemistry research unit was initiated at the then RRL (CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram in the late 80s. This has now transformed into one of the leading centres working on organic photofunctional materials. This picture taken at the Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Trivandrum, during the ‘Lakshadeepam’ festival seems to symbolise that southern brilliance of light research.”

Congratulations Rahul for making it to the final seven!

The contest announced this July received close to 50 entries from across the world.

Nature India‘s editorial and design team will chose one lucky winner. The winning image will be featured on the cover of one of our forthcoming print publications. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the Nature India Special Annual Volume and a bag of goodies from the Nature Publishing Group. The winners will be announced on September 29, 2014.

We are rolling out the top seven finalists of the photo competition (in no particular order of merit). One more finalist will be announced tomorrow. Nature India‘s final decision to chose the winner will be partly influenced by the engagement and reception he/she receives here at the Indigenus blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. So watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.

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