Aishwarya is a science journalist completing her masters in Biology in Punjab. She hopes to bridge the gap between citizen and science through various forms of scientific communication including podcasts. She performs spoken word poetry, makes stop motion films and teaches English in her spare time. Having lived in Bangalore and grown up in Arkansas, cultural shocks have become the thread that connects her non-scientific writing while she learns to navigate India, traffic and all.
When an auntie prays for a wife like golden-skinned Goddess Radha for her child, I only feel disappointment at the pervasiveness of this nonsensical mindset. Because of this thought process, we no longer need a colonial force to oppress us based on our skin tone—we do it ourselves.