It’s been an overcast, windy and gloomy Monsoon here in Bangalore, but the past few weeks at NCBS have been bright and exciting! The “Maggot Meeting – 2010”: Neural Circuits and Behaviour is currently on till the 27th of July and I look forward to the seminars and interactive discussions with eminent scientists. Early last week the Center hosted the EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course on ‘Systems neuroscience of the Drosophila larva: genetic and circuit bases of behaviour’. This series of lectures and demonstrations were devoted to the basics of neuroscience, development and behaviour. I was invited to participate as a Teaching Assistant to demonstrate live cell calcium imaging in Drosophila melanogaster primary neuronal culture. I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity to share my training and knowledge on new methods and techniques with other fellow participants. It has truly been a wonderful experience!