| KHAG L | No. 128 - OCTOBER 2021 | 01 KHAG L ISSN 0972-7647 A quarterly bulletin of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission) Editor : Aseem Paranjape ( ) Editorial Assistant : Manjiri Mahabal ( ) Follow us on our face book page : Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Available online at No. 128 OCTOBER 2021 | Tributes to Ruchika Seth Suman Bala My dear Ruchika, even today, I look at my mobile expecting a message or call from you. I can still remember our first meeting, the day I had met one of the most confident, dynamic, energetic, ladies. I will remember you more than a talented researcher, and as a nice friend and inspiration to many people. You always wanted to travel to every corner of this world and reach every person to popularise science. I was overwhelmed with your dream. Today, I am proud to say that I havemade those dreams of you asmy own. Despite our differences, I have learned a lot from you, and the more Contents... Tributes to Ruchika Seth 1 to 3 Addition to the IUCAA family 5 to 7 Welcome to ... 4 Congratulations to ... 7 Farewell to ... 7 8 Seminars (Online) Astronomy Centre for Educators 8 to 10 Outreach Activities (Online) 11 to 13 Visitors 16 LIGO – India Education and Public Outreach Activities 13 to 16 Colloquia (Online) 8 Neem Seminars (Online) 8 Ruchika Seth was my best friend, and to many others, at both IUCAAand the world around. An extremely optimistic, proactive, and confident person, she was as enthusiastic discussing our research and physics at her office with me, as she was at giving public talks, workshops on astrophysics and academia, to a diverse audience. She was the life of IUCAA in Rajorshi S. Chandra Ruchika Seth (1991-2021) passed away on 4 August 2021 as a result of an accident during a trek in the Junnar area of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. Ruchika joined IUCAA in August 2014 as a research scholar, after completion of her Masters' degree from JNU. She completed her research and successfully defended her PhD degree in the Spring of 2021, and was about to join a postdoctoral position at the Tartu Obsrevatory in Estonia, at the time of this mishap. The IUCAA community is shocked and saddened by her untimely departure. Following are some of the tributes given by her colleagues and friends: time passes, I understand you more. I can realize, The music inmy heart I bore, Long after it was heard nomore.