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Nature India Photo Contest 2019 now open

Say ‘food’ and everyone has a story to share. These stories could be as diverse as ‘I love pasta’ to ‘the cyclone ruined our paddy yield this year’ to ‘half my country is malnourished and the other half obese’.  Read more

Nature India Photo Contest 2018 is now open

Nature India Photo Contest 2018 is now open

About 700,000 people around the world die every year from diseases transmitted by vectors such as mosquitoes, sandflies, blackflies, ticks and tsetse flies. Major vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, schistosomiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and onchocerciasis account for around 17% of all infectious diseases.  Read more

Nature India Special Issue on ‘Grand Challenges’

Nature India Special Issue on 'Grand Challenges'

As part of Nature India’s 10th anniversary celebrations, we produced a special issue on ‘Grand Challenges’. (Download your free copy here.)  … Read more

Do you hear me?

Do you hear me?

An innovative and affordable infant hearing screening device was launched in New Delhi this week. Nature India intern Kate Telma, from the Graduate Program in Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), attended the launch and came back educated about the significance and necessity of auditory screening for newborns.  Read more

How to start a startup

Every week, Indigenus brings you some interesting and relevant posts from sister blog Naturejobs, a leading online resource for scientists in academia and industry who seek guidance in developing their careers. The blog delivers a mix of expert advice and personal stories to help readers review, set and achieve their career goals.  Read more

‘Tis the Season of dengue, chikungunya

'Tis the Season of dengue, chikungunya

This guest post by Aditya Mittal, a Professor at the Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is a heart touching story of a little boy who has had multiple trysts with seasonal viral outbreaks – dark blobs in India’s annual heath calendar this time of the year. He also tries to dissect the queer and unexplained ‘nasty viral’ fever, seeking to track its probable links with the onset of diabetes.   … Read more