Author: Virat Markandeya

Virat Markandeya has a B.A. in political science from Delhi University and a journalism post-grad from the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. After working in business journalism for four years, he managed to bluff his way into starting up Scientific American’s India content. Two years on, he thinks he has found his calling. He still considers himself an amateur at telling science and wants to be trained at SHERP to become a real pro.

Scraps to soil

Scraps to soil

New Yorkers carry compost to Greenmarkets instead of tossing it in the trash

By Laura Geggel and Virat Markandeya | Posted June 26, 2012

Listening to the sun on a loop

Listening to the sun on a loop

A composer pricks his ears up for NASA and helps make a discovery

By Virat Markandeya | Posted March 7, 2012

VIDEO: Musical machinations

VIDEO: Musical machinations

How old instruments are getting a new voice

By Jonathan Chang and Virat Markandeya | Posted February 27, 2012