Freelance science writer (India)
Padma is a Delhi-based science journalist, who has written extensively on and science policies i India, South Asia and developing countries. She currently writes for Nature, Physics World, Chemistry World, BioWorld, India Climate Dialogue and Mongabay India. Padma began her career as a science correspondent at the Press Trust of India, where she reported on science daily and handled the production of the fortnightly PTI Science Service bulletin. She later ran development communication projects at the South Asia office of Panos Institute. In 2005, she joined SciDev.Net as its first South Asia Regional Coordinator to set up the first South Asian network of science writers. She was part of SciDev.Net’s award-winning team in 2005 that won the Association of British Science writers (ABSW) prize for best science reporting on the web, for their coverage of the Dec 2004 Asian tsunami. She is also a recipient of the FAO’s World Food Day prize for best reporting on health and nutrition issues in India. Padma has been part of science communications workshops in Asia, notably, UNESCO’s workshops on reporting on science of HIV/AIDS, for women science journalists, in Chennai and Bangkok.
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