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Shreya Sen-Handley

Shreya Sen-Handley | Speaking in tongues: The gift of accents

English spoken in any accent other than their own can have the British flummoxed, or worse — scrambling to correct your pronunciation

21 May 2023 12:10 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | What does home mean to you?

Think about what you’d rescue in a residential fire and you’ll know what home is

23 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Jetsetting glitzy no more, try the 'flycott'

Far from the glamorous mode of transportation it once was, not even catering for basic human needs, air travel is now officially hell

19 Mar 2023 12:10 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Don’t lose sight of starry, starry nights

After all, can anything be more arresting than the night sky?

05 Feb 2023 12:56 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | At the end of this year, hit refresh

In the year’s dying days, let’s celebrate the life we’ve shaped. Commemorate the things we got right, and discount our mistakes

25 Dec 2022 9:32 AM


Shreya Sen-Handley | Smells like teen spirit? Don’t sweat it, step back

The fallout is an odd mix of terror at losing control, excited anticipation at what comes next, and even relief

27 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | What Chucky did next, and other regal musings

Pointing inquisitors to this column every time a royal question is popped, I’d be at liberty to return to my pleasantly royalty-free life

02 Oct 2022 12:15 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | To India, With Love

To paraphrase that popular maxim, you can take the girl out of India, but you can’t take India out of the girl!

21 Aug 2022 12:17 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | The unsung benefit of pursuing the arts

The arts and sciences aren’t combatants. When born of creative minds, they are complementary

17 Jul 2022 12:15 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | The happy ‘looser’s cheerful musings

Let sandals snap and house keys hide, false friends fall away and gossip abide

29 May 2022 12:29 AM


Shreya Sen-Handley | April showers bring bunnies and flowers

Knowing that all’s not lost encourages us to pull up our socks, and set the world to rights

17 Apr 2022 12:03 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Mothers’ dreams, and why they must be taken seriously

The climate crisis, the pandemic, this new war, are REAL, and so’s the anxiety!

20 Mar 2022 12:29 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | The good, bad and ugly of midlife blips

With never enough money to research ‘women’s troubles’, this island of no-return is relatively unexplored yet

30 Jan 2022 2:06 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Steve, Chom-chom, other name games people play

At birth we’re given hopeful names by our generally well-intentioned parents, with which we develop a love-hate relationship as we grow

26 Dec 2021 3:08 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Season’s affect and the comfort of darkness

In this first month of winter, in the colder reaches of the world, the nights draw near, and the days are hauntingly short

14 Nov 2021 2:42 PM


Shreya Sen-Handley | Heightism — the long and the short of it

Some refer to us as ‘vertically challenged’ when trying to be polite

10 Oct 2021 9:10 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Square up in Kabul, look forward in rage

Behind every successful pacific political movement, there’s controlled, empowering anger

05 Sep 2021 2:41 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Unfriend social media, it is time to get ‘real’

It reduces interaction to likes and emojis, quantity, not quality, with little distinction made between genuine buds and pure acquaintances

01 Aug 2021 7:33 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | The wonder years start at 50

But if growing up is getting to fifty then it isn’t miles away, and with my two left feet, dancing’s not on my bucket list

27 Jun 2021 12:10 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Back to ‘the future’, with a ticket to ride

This pandemic has opened my eyes to what’s essential in my life; that which provides long-term joy over short-lived superficial pleasure

30 May 2021 7:44 AM