Harvard professor Venkatesh N. Murthy , one of the foremost neuroscientists in the world, was amazed by the state of-the-art laboratory at Bengaluru’s National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). The place seemed better than his own lab at Harvard. “Bengaluru has the best critical mass of neuroscientists in India,” he said.
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Most of what software engineers do today, such as coding, will be automated, but the likelihood of engineers becoming redundant is far from remote possibility. There are many untapped avenues that engineering students can get into, like Neuroscience. To help students explore their options, a knowledge exchange platform was organised for students to connect with government representatives, industry executives, and scientists.
On Dec. 22, SAI hosted a workshop in New Delhi in collaboration with Tata Trusts on women’s rights, with Dr. Ela Bhatt, Founder of SEWA, delivering the keynote address.
“Nothing can quite match the thrill of stumbling across a century-old document filled with often-juicy details of a disputed claim of a princely state,” writes Priyasha Saksena, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School, who spent the summer conducting research for her doctoral dissertation on the relationship between international law and empire.
SAI has awarded grants to 15 students who will travel to India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Pakistan for research and internships.
Komal Shahid Khan, from Islamabad, Pakistan, and Meenakshi Sengupta, from Kolkata, India, attended classes, met with students and faculty, and displayed their work on campus. They also collaborated on an interactive performance piece about the Partition of India.
SAI is pleased to welcome Sanjay Kumar to the team as our India Country Director. He will lead all of SAI’s activities in India and will be based at our office in Delhi.
In an article for the Indian Express, Satchit Balsari and Tarun Khanna write that the proposed National e-Health Authority could launch a digital health revolution in India, but safeguards need to be in place to protect patients’ privacy. This is in follow up to the recently held Radcliffe Advanced Seminar, “Exchanging Health Information.”
Angela Leocata, Harvard College ’18, interned at Sangath in Goa over the summer to research community-based intervention for maternal depression.
Shaiba Rather, Harvard College ’17, spent her summer conducting research for her senior thesis on the bans of the production and consumption of beef in India. “This topic contributes to a larger question of how identity politics are mobilized in multicultural democracies,” she writes.