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Mapping the scientific consciousness :National and Global efforts-International meet in Delhi
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr.Arvind Mishra Apr 14, 2008.

Blogs and websites :The merging boundaries !
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr.Arvind Mishra Jan 20, 2008.


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What do you do?
Reporter, Researcher
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science, biodiversity, biotechnology
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A popular science and sci fi writer.Loves Ethology and mythology as well.
Desmond Morris is fovourite author.Currently on panel boards of certain public science communication programmes in India.Visiting faculty,Mass communication and journalism dept,Purvanchal University,u.p. India.

Dr.Arvind Mishra's Blog

The Art and Science of Science Communication ! Some Queries !!

The new genre of science communication is flourishing now a days world over but the question which often haunts my mind is whether this new branch of knowledge is a part of science or falls within the gambit of art faculty ? Many argue that this should understandably be the part of a science curriculam ! But others aptly state that science is the only content here and the way it should be presented/mnifested needs artistic calibre only and call for the age old as well as ingenious methods… Continue

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 16:30 — 4 Comments

First Ever National Discussion on Science Fiction in India-A Report !

Can you imagine having an ethnic barbecue dinner on the holy bank of the Ganges after having a full view of the light of earthen lamps on the Ghats of the Ganges? Can you imagine a puppet show at the beginning of a conference and Shehnai Vaadan by the nephew of Shehnai maestro Late Bharat Ratn Ustad Bismillah Khan the next evening? Add to that a magic show and other recreational activities like fun fishing and “primordial” soup making contest to commemorate the concept of origin and… Continue

Posted on November 20, 2008 at 2:30 — 3 Comments

First Ever National Discussion on Science Fiction in India

National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), New Delhi

Indian Science Fiction Writers’ Association (ISFWA), Faizabad

Indian Association of Science Fiction Studies (IASFS), Vallore


The First Ever National Discussion

Science Fiction : Past, Present, Future

November10-14, 2008; Varanasi, India

A sheer balance between fact and fiction on the grounds of science and technology paves the way towards imaginative faculties of… Continue

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 2:30 — 4 Comments

Moving towards Mainstream Science Journalism :Some Experiences from India !

Science journalism is lately gaining popularity in India.At least it is in news these days .There are two premier organizations of Government of India [GOI] ,National council of science and technology communication [NCSTC] and Vigyan Prasar mainly engaged in popularizing science among Indian masses .NCSTC is working as a major funding agency for various projects with the mandate to communicate science among the lay people .

But science journalism has not yet come out from the shackles of… Continue

Posted on July 20, 2008 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Science Communication Through Cultural Events !

The biggest challenge in public understanding of science programmes in India is how to inculcate interest in science amongst Indian common masses who are mostly villagers.Still not very familiar with modern means of communication they are not able to grasp often the higher modes of science communication.A breakthrough in this regard is achieved with the efforts of National Council of Science and Technology Communication[NCSTC] ,Department of Science and Technology [DST] ,Government of… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 19:01 — 3 Comments

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At 11:46 on May 29, 2008, Sanjeev Tiwari said…
Great to know you are part of this forum!! I am hoping to contribute here too in some positive manner.

Every thing fine at myside. How is life back to home?
At 13:46 on February 13, 2008, Rina Mukherji said…
Hi! Has there been any progress on the science fiction as science communication seminar front? When do you plan to organise it, Arvind?
At 6:08 on November 23, 2007, Lynette Lee Corporal said…
Hi Dr Arvind,
This is one of the few times I've had a break but yes, been utterly busy and sort of neglected this site a bit, actually a lot :). With the end of the year coming up, I'm expecting more busy days ahead but definitely I will check out your topics as soon as I'm free :)
At 16:20 on September 2, 2007, priyesha mishra said…
Charity begins at home.Yes i am teaching two small girls of my maid servant these days.Since she can't afford the teaching of their wards therefore i have taken the responsibility to make them literate. I am trying my best to impart a little bit of knowledge what ever i have. But i am exploring the ways and means to do it in an organized and elaborate way.
At 14:06 on August 30, 2007, Bibhu Prasad Mohanty said…
Thanks and regards
At 11:47 on August 30, 2007, Lynette Lee Corporal said…
Haha, that was very funny about the tonnes of ice melting Dr Arvin :) I will try but soon I think. I am seeing so many lively discussions on the site and pity I can't really participate that much at the moment. But I will do so once I get my bearings back. Thanks very much!
At 4:31 on August 30, 2007, Lynette Lee Corporal said…
Hi Dr Arvind... I'm not sure if I ever got back to you... been very busy lately and was travelling and didn't have time to check the site. This is going to be a short note just to say that I got your message. Thanks very much. More later... :)
At 10:57 on August 4, 2007, Elisabeth Simelton said…
Dear Arvind,

I'm glad you enjoyed the aquaculture analogy! Hope you can translate and transfer something similar to your field of work!
I forgot to mention that both men and women cooked and competed on equal terms - everyone helped out! A wonderful bunch of people!
But, unfortunately for you, no curry!
All the best,
At 12:35 on July 10, 2007, priyesha mishra said…
the present emphasis is on face to face meetings with rural women.We try to win their confidence with regular meetings and then educate them regarding sanitation,health care and taking a rational stand on many irrelevant customs in a spontaneous and subtle way.Its a modest beginning but we have begun our journey....
At 12:11 on May 31, 2007, Elmien Wolvaardt said…
Dear Aravind,

Thank you! I'm glad it is a useful resource.

All the best,


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