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Science based art and literature : communicating complexity through simplicity - Krishna

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Master of mimicry : “chameleon vine” and its Mimetic Polymorphism

Boquila trifoliolataBoquila trifoliolata is a woody vine with a highly variable appearance due to its crypsis abilities. The vines are evergreen or partly deciduous, meaning they largely retain their leaves over winter. The vines follow a twining pattern when climbing host plants, meaning the stems bend around host plants during their ascent. The branches are thin, less…See More
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Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa

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She is an Indian National Science Communication Award winner.


Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa did her M.Sc. in Life Sciences and Ph.D. in Microbiology. Her area of research is toxins produced by Microorganisms in food and how to control them and protect food from these Microbes and toxins.  She published several peer-reviewed research papers in science.

She is  a self-taught artist who specializes in Art From Science. She is also a writer, a science communicator, a poet, a designer, a social activist and creator of two science communication networks and does several other things. She is an international science-art consultant and reviewer. She explores the relationship between Art, Literature and Science while communicating science on her network, Sci-Art Lab. She wrote more than 2000 articles on various subjects   and at present writing books - both fiction and non-fiction. Although she painted Nature in water colours in childhood, she has been actively creating art - especially science based one - since 2006.

She communicates science through art and literature and published a research paper on science-art too.

Dr. Krishna is a well-known polymath and a master of several fields of creativity, including art, science, literature, and design. She creatively connects all the fields she works in to find efficient solutions to the problems humanity is facing today. Her work has a great impact on society as a whole. She uses her excellent skills in several creative fields meticulously to educate and enlighten people and remove the darkness surrounding their lives. She is trying her very best to eradicate various social evils that plague our societies.

Dr. Challa has been communicating Science for the past eighteen years. She founded and runs two science communication networks online. She participates in art shows presenting science through art, gives speeches and lectures on science in English and regional languages, and participates in TV debates related to science too. She has successfully completed more than 300 interactive science sessions both off and online, allowing people from all walks of life to participate, ask questions, discuss, debate, clear doubts, and learn things scientific. She has written more than 2000 articles on science and presented more than 12,400 scientific research reports in simple common languages to date on her networks. She created several science-art works, wrote poems on science, and answered more than 3000 questions people asked on science. She has lakhs of followers who religiously follow what she reports, her science literacy programmes, to learn high-quality science coming directly from scientific research labs and journals and are getting benefited by them.

She also guides other science communicators, scientists, journalists, writers, artists, and media people in efficiently communicating this complex subject.

Using art and literature to communicate science attracted a large number of people, even illiterates, to the subject to a great extent. Moreover, it enhanced the cultural heritage of the world as new themes of science illuminated the art world and the literature field, and science got useful aids to propagate. She handled work in various fields with ease and integrated several of them, enriching each one in the process. Millions of people are getting benefited by her education and science literacy programmes, and the world got enriched culturally and socially through this process.

She did one solo exhibition, “Cosmic Show of Science”, in Hyderabad, India in 2008, group shows in Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Jodhpur, Goa and Jaipur in India in 2009, and a group show in Copenhagen (Denmark, Europe) in 2010.She participated in Izmir Biennial in May 2011 ( Turkey) and in a group show in Italy along with Italian artists in the first week of March, 2011. She exhibited her works in the first international science-art conference in Moscow in April, 2012.

Exploring this relationship between art, literature and science is a beautiful experience of a fulfilled life!

Although Dr. Challa writes stories and poems too, she mainly writes on science, science - art - literature relationships for her network.

Communicating science to the common people and make them science-literates is her main aim and a non-negotiable passion!

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The words love, lust and other emotions: The makeup  to biochemistry to make it look beautiful

Posted on May 26, 2022 at 10:00am 1 Comment

The words love, lust and other emotions: The makeup  to biochemistry to make it look beautiful 

Recently one person asked me this Q:  You say you are drunk on science. This is a bit unusual for a woman. Why is  science so important to you? What is the difference between science and other fields…

Science should dominate science-art, not art!

Posted on May 16, 2022 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Q: Without learning anything how could you paint pictures? How can we paint pictures?

Krishna: I think most children would paint something in their schools. They learn the basics when they are children.

After this initial   training, if you want to pursue art, you can go for more advanced courses.

If you don't want to go after art, I think that basic knowledge is enough.

Then for a scientist, it is not necessary to paint pictures extraordinarily. My main aim is…



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Another story: Difference between an artist and a scientist

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 9:00am 1 Comment

People say there is no difference in thinking between artists and scientists. But recently I read an interesting story that confirms the different  thinking ways between a scientist and  an artist ... It is about Einstein and his wife who was a poet...

Frau Einstein was Albert Einstein’s wife. She was a poet, and Albert Einstein was perhaps one of the greatest scientific thinker of all the ages. Naturally Frau Einstein wanted her husband to know…


How Picasso was wrong

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Just now I read a Picasso Quote. It goes like this: The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshimas.

What a misconception! And most of the time artists who cannot understand the importance of science and how it works say such silly things.

Einstein himself didn't approve Hiroshima and criticized it severely (1).

In 1905 Einstein had published his revolutionary equation showing that matter and energy were equivalent and interconvertible. There was much speculation by…


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At 11:28am on March 17, 2021, Ramakrishna Mutyala said…

Respected mam, 

While I was watching Science monitor program on Rajya Sabha TV they have showed people names who got National awards for science and technology communication, and you are one of them, then I found your FB profile. Really I admired your articles on Sci Art lab. So I wanted be part of this Sci art lab. Thanking you mam.

At 8:02am on November 19, 2016, Deepak Menon said…

Hello Dr Krishna (Madame)- thanks for the welcome. I don't even remember how I reached your writing - probably through reading some of your answers on Quora - but it is my pleasure to be acquainted with a person like you with multiple facets to her personality reflecting in myriad areas of interest woven around the core of Science - a fascinating range if I may say. Do keep in touch - I write books across genres - including researched Science Fiction novels of Interplanetary Travel and Adventure - and personally very interested in the evolution of the Human Genome, where it came from and what it will evolve to as time takes us on ....

My email is and my amazon page is 

Keep in touch and all the best

Deepak Menon

PS - You can simply call me Deepak - "Sir" is a bit disconcerting ....

At 3:06am on October 27, 2015, Ricky Abdoelrahman said…

Thank you for accepting. Best, Ricky

At 12:37pm on April 9, 2015, Julian D Mart said…


sorry have not beeen on this site for a while. Now trying to catch up.

Great to "meet" you


At 5:22pm on March 5, 2015, Maria Cecilia Camargo said…

Thank you, Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa.

At 11:35pm on October 16, 2014, Syanka Brljevic said…

Thank you Challa :)

At 3:34pm on April 8, 2014, Scotty said…

Thank you  very much Krishna. I do hope you are keeping well. Will have to catch up for a chat soon. best wishes Scotty

At 12:39am on February 23, 2014, Sherman Bastarache said…

Thanks for accepting me my friend. Hope to talk to you soon!


At 3:53pm on October 26, 2013, Georgescu Dan said…

At 2:32am on October 12, 2013, Mona Youssef said…

Dear Krishna,

Finale I made and sign in to say hello and thank you for your great efforts supporting artist with so much valauble information.

I have posted few videos that may be inspiring and motivating for artists.  

I wish you much success on all you do and hope for.

Have a delightful weekend





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