Greeting and Call for Participation

Dear Friends,

As this message is being typed, a familiar phrase rings a bell in the ears “The pen is mightier than the sword.” We have the power of communication and non-violence on one hand and the extremism of violence on the other. As researchers’ our primary might lies in the power of words. Words with which we raise questions, construct arguments vocally, in print or sometimes just in our heads, words with which we make our voices heard first to ourselves and then to others. This blog aims to hear the many voices in the multi-talented pool of young researchers of ATREE – Research Assistants, Research Associates, Interns, PhD students. This diversity hides gems that lie in different offices, classrooms and departments. We hope that we can together use this space to discover life (academic and non-academic) in the various pockets of mind of the young researchers here. Welcome to this miniscule attempt to do so.

The “We” is us. The “We” is the identity of the blog. Without your participation, this is just another online forum that shall disappear with time. “We” have varied interests, experience, academic and non-academic background and talents. “We” have stories and “We” are longing to hear more…

This blog is currently under the watchful eye of the following ATREEans: Anjan Katna, Anuja Date, Nita Shashidharan, Venkat Ramanujam and Chitra Lakhera. For any queries and complaints feel free to contact us at ATREE. This month’s blog features – Asmita Sengupta and Divya Gupta.

The platform is open and looks forward to your participation. Let the game of words begin.


Blog Header: Image Courtesy – Barkha Subba

For the current set of articles, we are thankful to the Dr Veena Srinivasan and Dr. Ankila Hiremath for their comments and suggestions.

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