Thoughts for India is a podcast series in partnership with community radios across the country in which we raise awareness about science policy, the current policy design process and how our lives are intertwined with the progress we make as a nation in these fields. It is our individual and collective voices that will ultimately become the driving force of this policy. We aim to reach out to a diverse audience in various regional languages through this podcast. By collaborating with a nationwide network of community radios, we hope to engage with local communities and add their voices to the STIP 2020 drafting process. All the feedback, comments and questions we receive from this interaction will be curated and included in the broader policy design.