Friday, March 30, 2018

Anandi Gopal Joshi - Google Doodle - This year will probably see one for Janaki Ammal

It has been a while since I have written about JA. A lot has happened in that time. The most significant new thing is the Janaki Ammal Scholarships instituted by the John Innes Centre. I am very curious to know if students have joined a Ph.D. position availing this fellowship.  

Closer to home, today is the 153rd birthday of Anandi Gopal Joshi (one of the earliest Indian female physician). Google in its infinite wisdom decided to honor her with a doodle (see below). She has a degree certificate in one hand and appears to be wearing a stethoscope.  The image behind her is also split into two halves, one half is what could be her native country which had a scarcity of multi-storied houses during her time and the other half seems to be a townhouse in rural US of A. The trees also change accordingly.

For JA, they would need to have 3 continents, some sugar cane, brinjal and most definitely have karyotypes with various ploidy levels.

Anandi Gopal Joshi̢۪s 153rd birthday

Now all I can hope for is that the folks at Google put two and two together and make a doodle for Janaki Ammal this year. Her birthday is on 4th of November and it will be 121 years. But then again it might take 32 more years. 

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