Pratik Pawar

Science journalist in Bangalore, India

Selected Writing


Can animals predict earthquakes? Study on an Italian farm hint at an answer

Discover, July 2020

Barn owlets share food with their younger siblings in exchange for grooming

The Washington Post, June 2020

Did you know? On average, Mercury is Earth's closest neighbour

The Wire, March 2019

Science Policy

Strict biodiversity laws prevent Indian scientists from sharing new microbes with the world

Science, October 2020

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video flout India's tobacco control regulations

The Wire, April 2020


Dissecting the craft of biographical non-fiction writing: An interview with Samanth Subramanian

The Open Notebook, October 2020

What is AI good for? An interview with Jay Yagnik, Vice President at Google AI

Connect Magazine, March 2019


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Pratik Pawar is an independent science journalist based in Bangalore, India. His stories have appeared in Connect Magazine, Discover, Science News, The Open Notebook, The Washington Post, The Wire, among other publications.

He was awarded the EurekAlert! Fellowship for International Science Reporters in early 2020. He is also a recipient of the 2019 S. Ramaseshan Science Writing Fellowship offered by the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Pratik holds a master's degree in biotechnology and has been writing about science since 2019.