About Me


Lekha Bandopadhyay

Scientist, writer


I am Dr. Lekha Bandopadhyay with a PhD in Life Science and Biotechnology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. I carried out my research at Bose Institute, Kolkata. I studied molecular response of plants upon insect attack. I have a BSc in Chemistry (Honours) and MSc in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta. I am from Calcutta aka Kolkata. I have also spent some time in Vienna, Austria as a researcher at Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology.

Recently as a research scientist at Bose Institute, I am studying a potential gene from a wild relative of mustard plants, which is tolerant to some pests the mustard crops are highly afraid of. I have communicated my research findings to international journals. I also write popular science articles on new discoveries.

In this weblog, initially, I aimed to storify recent discoveries, as these newfound facts are just as fantastic as fiction, but often hide in the pages of journals written by and for scientists in their own technical language. However, these days, I write occasionally here.

Anyway, I say, welcome everybody, humans, fairies, gnomes and goblins, welcome to “The Eureka Times, the world of fairy tales these days”. 


  1. Hello Lekha,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following it 🙂

    Looking forward to follow your adventures here. Have a great time 🙂

    1. Lekha says:

      Thank you Sreejith for your response and following me!
      I loved your photographs from India! Will be eager to follow your lenses or Santiago the Shepherd,

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