Foldscope excitement at ZPHS Vattinagulapally

Zilla Parishad High School (ZPHS) Vattinagulapally is a semi-rural local government school on the outer fringes of the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. I have been visiting this school as a volunteer in the weekend outreach program of TIFR Hyderabad, since July this year. Classes at Vattinagulapally are fairly small, partly because of drop-outs after elementary…

Style and Stigma of a rose flower

Stigma of a rose flower showing 'en abancio' shape. Trichomes attached to the style of the flower. Thanks @TeamFoldscope for helping me figure out. More Trichomes

Rose Flower

Closeup of anther Closeup of anther. Connection of anther and filament

Parts of a flower

Closeup of inner layer of sepal. Anther This flower was used for the study

Onion Peel

First image I took using my Foldscope. Impressed with the details I could see!

Discussion about foldscope with the faculties of the Department of Economics in University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya

In the clean village drive program at the department of economics, University of Science and Technology ,Meghalaya, on behalf of research scholar I described about the new invention of scientific tool foldscope in relation with the program.I discussed about the use of the tool with Dr.Polakshi Bhattachryya Baruah and other respected faculties of the department….

Mystery of galls on leaves

Post about a mind-blowing observation I made 2day: while coming from office I saw strange nodules on a plant leaves. Out of curiosity I plucked one leaf with nodules n brought home. My guess was it must bel disease which is causing abnormal growth. To check what these nodules made up of, I cut open…

Workshop on “Outreach Workshop on Usage of Foldscope” conducted by BMS College of Engineering for classes VII and VIII school students at Bengaluru, Karnataka on February 14th 2019

A series of two workshops were conducted on use of Foldscope as an awareness program, by BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru. The First Workshop was conducted on February 14th 2019 in the morning session at Government Higher Primary School,Sunkadakatte,for class VII and VIII students. Around 40 students participated. The resource person were Prof N.Prathibha from…

Workshop on “Outreach Workshop on Foldscope” conducted by BMS College of Engineering in association with North East state Twinning partner, Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Doimukh for classes VII and VIII school students and First year BSc students at Bengaluru, Karnataka on January 10th-11th 2019.

A series of three workshops were conducted as an outreach workshop on Foldscope by BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru in association with Twinning partner, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Doimukh Arunachal Pradesh at Bengaluru, Karnataka. Some school students accompanied the Professors from Arunachal Pradesh for interaction with students and teachers in…

Door to Door Campaigns on Personal Hygiene using Foldscope as an Aid

A campaign was conducted in the villages of Rajaborari to educate women on importance of hygiene with emphasis of cloth and menstrual hygiene. Women were explained the importance and procedure to wash clothes. They were shown slides of microbes with the help of foldscope. Microbes were collected from unwashed bedding, unclean towel, etc.  100 women…

Poster and Collage competition on Health and Hygiene

Poster and collage competition was conducted for 150 students from 6th to 12th standard, from 4 different schools namely, (Prem Vidyalaya, R.E.I. from Agra, Soami Nagar Model School from New Delhi and Primary and secondary schools from Rajaborari) and best two entries from every school were awarded first     and second prize. The topic for the…

Workshop on Hygiene practice

Workshop for school students from 6th to 12th standard, 150 students from 4 different schools namely, (Prem Vidyalaya, R.E.I. from Agra, Soami Nagar Model School from New Delhi and Primary and secondary schools from Rajaborari) participated. Students were briefed on hygienic practices e.g. Oral hygiene, hand hygiene, cloth hygiene, hair hygiene, etc. Related scientific videos…

Educating school children on menstrual hygiene, usage and disposal of sanitary napkins

Workshop no menstrual hygiene was held at schools in Rajaborari, a remote area in Madhya Pradesh. School students were shown the bacteria on sanitary napkins using foldscope. Slides were created by collecting the bacteria on napkins. Doctors were invited to explain menstrual hygiene to students and sample sanitary napkins were distributed.

Just Amazing

The war against disease and infection just cannot be fought anymore by people like me who have studied the microscope and microorganisms from a drawing and has to wait until the third year in college to have a personal touch to a microscope! Now foldscope is here to win it! Buckle up kids and explore…

Life in an ‘Organic pond’ – Part 2

Let’s explore more of the life in an ‘organic’ pond, continuing with the same water sample that we investigated for the last post. I now noticed a larva, about 5 mm long, swimming in the water. It was moving very fast, but I patiently followed it with a dropper and was finally able to pick…