Speaker Bio & Abstract

ModeratorPallava Bagla Science Editor
New Delhi Television (NDTV)

BiographyPallava Bagla (56) is a charismatic Indian science communicator respected for his deep understanding of S&T system. He has won many national and international awards for his work. Explaining complexities of science in a simple language is his forte. In his over two decades of writing for the prestigious American weekly Science, his stories have highlighted India to the world. His reporting on global space programs is much appreciated. His pioneering work show casing Indias maiden mission to Mars and Moon has been applauded this aired in English and Hindi for New Delhi Television.

He was won three Indian National Awards for his science writing and in 2010, he was awarded the `David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism considered the Oscar of science journalism and given by the American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, for his landmark writings which exposed the Himalayan glacier blunder by the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He served as `Shri Raman Pai chair Visiting Professor in Science Communication at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India which resulted in the book `Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India edited by Pallava Bagla and V. V. Binoy and published by Springer in 2017.

He served as President of the International Science Writers Association and was a member of the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists.