My family and friends finally persuaded me to start a blog. So here I am, emerging from my nice, comfortable rock to peer out at the universe. I don’t know how well this is going to work: I think of it as an experiment. I’m going to be posting, hopefully regularly, on writing, science, and pretty much everything under, inside and on the other side of the sun.
Who am I? Depending on context, I’m a writer, a scientist, an animal of the species homo sapiens, a female and an Earthling. You can read about my writing at my website. Currently: I’m trying to finish two short stories, grade a towering mountain of papers, and get back into exercising, while attempting to do my part to save the world.
For those who are curious: Antariksh Yatra translates from the Hindi into (more or less) Journey Through the Cosmos. For those who like details: “Antariksh,” which means Cosmos, has only short vowels, and the accent, like so many Hindi words, is distributed equally over all the syllables. “Yatra,” which means journey, has both a’s long, and accent about equal too.
I’d like to thank my daughter for helping me (a semi-luddite) set this up.