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Check out the latest interviews from Translations of the Pandemic: Women in STEM published in Feminism in India:
4th Jan, 2021: Interview with Dr. Manjari Jain
21st Dec, 2020: Interview with Dr. Arunika Mukhopadhaya

Welcome to Manthan, IISER Mohali’s student magazine. From critique filled articles to poetry, you’ll find everything under the sun from our talented artists, writers, poets and more! The world speaks to us in its own ways and we’re just trying to give little voices to the million things it says.


A Tribute to Fear

The experience of dropping out of college to pursue a career in photography can be daunting and enriching at the same time. Sayandeep speaks of his journey through the unconventional streams of life. Continue reading A Tribute to Fear


Touching the Student’s Mind

[Lecturing is the] best way to get information from a teacher’s notebook to a student’s notebook without touching the student’s mind. –George Leonard The Covid-19 pandemic has caused total disruption in educational institutes across the globe. With conventional instruction coming to a virtual standstill, universities have been left fumbling for well-suited alternatives. While this is … Continue reading Touching the Student’s Mind


Writing Corner

Want to start writing but don’t know where to start?
Here’s a prompt to give you a nudge!


Zemblanity /zem-bla-nity/ is the inevitable discovery of what we would rather not know; unlucky
discoveries that occur by design. The opposite of serendipity.


Keeping this word in mind, take a deep breath and let thoughts percolate in your brewing pot . Just don’t forget that you are free to utilize all five senses!
Once you’ve written something, give your seed a healthy dose of sunshine and water. Let
yourself think of alterations you’d like to introduce to the composition. Keep repeating this
process, taking adequate breaks, until the writeup feels complete to you.
Good luck!

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