Nasa’s Swati Mohan created a stir around a little black bindi when she decided to sport it while announcing, “Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking signs of past life.” With that little bindi touch, she injected new life into an ancient Indian adornment. Social media, at least in India, went abuzz over the little black bindi. Comments included “Big Love for Swati Mohan, rocking that bindi in the control room”; “Thanks to Dr Swati Mohan, Nasa! Who knew a bindi could make me so happy”.
Not only was bindi trending in India, even the
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