Author Archives: Chandrakant Redican

About Chandrakant Redican

A researcher and teacher based in Pune, India,

Bappa- A spoken word chant about Ganesha- The Indian Elephant Headed Child God

This poem I am now going to perform, I chose because this is Pune, and it is the Ganesh Festival. And there is nothing more poetic, nothing more rhythmic in this city then this delightful little child god, with an … Continue reading

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  “Look at me! I am a Hijra!! I do not have anything swinging down there!!!” A few years back, I was sitting in a park with my friends. A Eunuch, or a Hijra came asking for money. HE was … Continue reading

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The seeds of an environmental revolution

“Thanks Sarvadnya, you are so nice.” Anjali smiled as she gave her backpack to him. “Wow! I feel so light. I have a lot of energy now!” And she ran off ahead of me and Sarvadnya a smiling kid now … Continue reading

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List of the biology bloggers that I know- and so far it has been slim pickings.

By Chandrakant Redican It has been a year since this blog began and a few posts have gone off track somewhat. So I started another blog that is more suited to all the other stuff I write about. From now … Continue reading

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“I have cats,” I say, with a smiling countenance “I have cats,” I say to explain sleeplessness. “I have cats!” I cry, hiding my arms “I have cats…” But nothing changes the alarm She recited passionately line after line in … Continue reading

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Tick News- PhD Students and Lecturers teach rural kids research

Jejuri, District Pun- February 2, 2014 In a joint initiative launched by Vishwa Nirmala Vidya Mandir Jejuri, City of the Birds Conservation and Research and ROMA Electronics Jejuri. A two day workshop was held where school children from schools in … Continue reading

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Tick Diaries- Retrospection

It was a good feeling going back to the department where I did my masters degree, after so many days. I was happy to see my old friends and teachers and also happy to be back at a place where … Continue reading

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