Deepa's Journey to India

Current Location

Bangalore, India

Hi, I'm Deepa, and I live and conduct research in Bangalore, India. I am here to investigate the brains of hoverflies, a type of pollinator. I'm excited to go on this journey with you!


Read on to find out more about the intensifying heat, hints of rain, emerging snakes, tango classes and more. I haven't traveled far this week, but I sure have been busy exploring and learning.


"Think like a fly and you'll be okay," my advisor told me at my farewell party.  After nine months in India, it's time to head home.

Field Notes

Learn more about the life of 11-year-old Aishwarya, a young girl living in Bangalore, India. She shares a room with her siblings, loves to eat dosa and wants to be an astronaut when she grows up!


Check out what insects you can find around your school or in your own backyard! These are photos of a few insects I have found at the National Centre for Biological Sciences where I work in Bangalore.