My Writing

These are articles I’ve written. This page is what I look back at to try and describe myself. Today I feel like I’m a Biologist.

Mechanism of Nuclear Pore as exploited by Influenza

Importin Alpha (in green)

An Influenza virus is typically about the size of 70 millimicrons or a thousandth the width of a single strand of spider-web. To reproduce, viruses should be able to pass on their genetic message and often an enzyme...Read More »

We get hiccups because we lack gills

As featured on Brainwave|Amar Chitra Katha

Tanvi’s trying to stop a hiccup

Have you ever wondered why we get hiccups and why they’re so hard to get rid of? Is there a way out?

The part of our brain that is signalling us to hiccup is the...Read More »

Science in Action


The Swazi, Solar Cities Team.


When Google announced that there would be a science in action award for the Google Science Fair 2012, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant. Aug 2014, 3 days and 10,000 kilometers from Bangalore my brother Rohit...Read More »

De - Extinction

“We are watching Lazarus arise from the dead, step by exciting step,” says the leader of the Lazarus Project team, Professor Mike Archer, of the University of New South Wales, in Sydney. This project is among the forefront of research today in trying to bring back to life...Read More »

Surrogate Humans in Apes or Pigs

It is possible to implant a human fertilized egg into an ape and have them bear the child and research is being done to stretch it to even in a pig. However It hasn’t been researched upon enough and human cloning (which is what this falls under) will not...Read More »

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