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The Cricket Woman

The Cricket Woman

Physical courage is generally not a requirement for studying science, but field biology seems to call for this quality. Swati Diwakar, 34, spent many a night in an evergreen forest in South India collecting data for her dissertation on crickets taking the occasional viper bite in her stride. As assistant professor in the department of environmental studies at Delhi University in India‚Äôs capital, she is now looking to recruit research students. I chat with my compatriot, mother of a toddler, about her work. Cricket, the […]