CHENNAI: ‘You don’t love science, you’re looking at its butt when it walks away’ proclaims a favourite Cyanide & Happiness panel. But, Gururag Kalanidhi isn’t one of them. Going by the same panel, he is one of those people who truly love science — ones who “spend their lives studying the tedious little bits as well as the big flashy parts”. From dropping out of a course in Chemical Engineering to making a career (at least for now) in product marketing, his life has taken quite a few turns. Yet, his passion for science has seen him through all these transitions. It’s in the earnest interest to share this thirst for scientific conversations that led him to begin his project — unwanTed Talks.
“The intention is to initiate conversations on science and technology,” begins the 27-year-old. “When you look at things like politics, there’s already a lot