Shubashree Desikan worked as a lecturer, copy editor, and publisher’s editor before finding the career of her choice in science journalism with The Hindu, where she worked for 10 years and wrote extensively on fundamental sciences and mathematics. In 2022, she moved to IIT Madras Shaastra magazine where she is now an Associate Editor. Among other things, she has written about new developments in artificial intelligence and quantum computation. Currently, she is translating Ki Rajanarayanan’s Sahitya Akademi-award-winning Tamil novel into English. She received the National Award for Science Communication in Print, from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2017.