Author: Ashoke Sen
In theoretical physics, one can, in principle, work from anyplace as long as one has a computer and Internet connection. So I do not find any disadvantage of being in Allahabad.
Theoretical physics hardly requires any research funding, so I never felt the need. The overall government and institutional support has been good enough for my work.
I work in string theory. This is a branch of physics which assumes that the elementary objects in the universe are not particles but one-dimensional objects, that is, strings.