I grew up in India watching various shows about the origin of the universe and our Earth on the National Geographic & Discovery channels. These TV shows immensely fascinated me and shaped my outlook towards life. Every time a spacecraft was launched by any space agency, I used to get all excited and read up all I could find about it. Initially, I dreamed of being an astronaut just like most kids my age then, but with time I realized that the samples and data collected by the astronauts and spacecraft were actually studied by scientists around the world! As I read further, I was intrigued to find that it is possible to know about the conditions during the birth of the Solar System and our planet by studying meteorites and oldest terrestrial rocks. I got hooked to Planetary Science since then.
The Elephant Cafe, Edinburgh
Birthplace of Harry Potter - The cafe where J. K. Rowling used to sit while writing her early works.
Noble gas lab, University of Glasgow
With the noble gas mass spectrometer at SUERC, University of Glasgow
Apart from looking at the stars and wondering about our origins and how we got here, I enjoy playing lawn tennis and soccer, photography, and hiking.