Sitara Srinivasan  |   1:25:28   |   21-Apr-2022

In this episode of the RareErth podcast, I’m speaking with Sitara Srinivasan. She is the founder at Naxxatra Sciences and an independent researcher and educator. Sitara is also the youngest guest we’ve had on the show so far. As a child, she was curious about topics such as the origins of the cosmos and how life arose on Earth. She had a strong interest in science and philosophy, and at first she was only interested in astronomy because it fulfilled a kind of curiosity within her that she couldn’t explain. In time, she found herself drawn to the intricacies of the subject.

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Podcast Discussion Points​

– At 22, how she developed a sense of vision for what she wanted and started [Naxxatra]( How she began by reaching out and building a community that shared the same passion.

– The many setbacks she has endured in fulfilling her dream of creating a company and the vision to create 100’s of scientists through the brand that she runs independently.

– How as a child, she knew that Science was her way to make the world a better place and reach her own goals.

– Why Science is fueled by curiosity. And how it’s a vehicle that can take us to a place where we can discover the mysteries of life.

– How to ask questions daily, some will be purely challenging and others will help you reach a new understanding. How debates can have lasting effects on your mindset. There are many different ways to enrich your life if you keep asking the right kinds of questions about them.

– She elaborates the variables in Newton’s Second Law and explains the equation in a concise, simplified manner.

– How pseudoscience is a problem in our society and how it can be avoided by questioning everything we hear, no matter how popular it is. One could ask questions and open up a world of endless possibilities.

– You have a lot of priorities as an entrepreneur. It can be confusing, but by trying to handle one thing at a time, you’ll be able to get work done.

– What can we do to encourage children to be critical and rational thinkers instead of just absorbing knowledge.

– The study of astronomy is vast and can lead to many different job opportunities in a variety of fields. It’s important to find what you love and then focus on making it happen!

– Human curiosity is ever-present and unquenchable.

– How Generalists will do better than Specialists in near future.

– You either become a Time-Teller or a Clock-Builder.

– Explains the Butterfly Effect and the Non Linear Dynamics and Chaos Theory.

She tells us what Success means to her, and shares some of her favorite Books. We end the interview with a round of Rapid Fire Questions. 

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