I did my bachelors in Physics but my interest in Oceans and their various physical processes influenced my decision to pursue my masters in Physical Oceanography. I graduated from Cochin university of science and technology with a distinction in Oceanography. My research interests are in the Indian Ocean and its various physical and dynamical processes. My masters’ dissertation at the Indian centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) explored the possible causes of the intense positive Indian ocean dipole event in 2019 (which is one of the intense events in the past 25 years) by carrying out a mixed layer heat budget analysis. After submitting my thesis, I carried out further studies on my topic which led me to arrive at some interesting aspects of the Indian Ocean dipole events and the results have been published in Climate Dynamics Journal. (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-021-06099-8).