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Shreya Sen-Handley

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


Shreya Sen-Handley | Connecting the Dots

After rampaging diseases, our single biggest problem is male violence

28 Mar 2021 4:21 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Ode to sleep, and sleepless spirits

Lack of sleep not only fuels fatigue, however, and bodily dissonance, it could also introduce a psychological kink

28 Feb 2021 4:42 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Trump, and the art of leaving

But was it also Trump’s bid to trash Washington and American democracy, if he could no longer preside over it

24 Jan 2021 7:29 AM

Winter upon us, so’s the season of scapegoating

Winter is nearly here, and will be a long litany of horrors, unless we act to prevent them.

01 Nov 2020 4:51 PM

Shreya Sen-Handley | A Kolkata ‘Kumroween’ & other COVID sacrifices

There can be no Kumroween this year. No festivities of any sort for us in Kolkata

04 Oct 2020 6:23 PM


Shreya Sen-Handley | The pandemic kissiquette

Since kissing from two metres away is a physical impossibility, this rule isn’t hard to maintain except for politicians and cheats

28 Aug 2020 8:00 PM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Is nationality fluid, are borders futile?

What are borders but human constructs, appealing to our basest instincts — cruelty and greed?

06 Jul 2020 7:05 PM

Ghosts of pandemics present and past

Lockdown hasn’t brought any more ghosting into my life than I was already subjected to as a freelance writer

06 Jun 2020 7:16 PM

Shreya Sen-Handley: Smells like a ‘cleanse’! Is it the virus or the State?

The coronavirus has claimed 27,583 lives in Britain and killed 2.38 lakhs worldwide

03 May 2020 4:44 PM

A lockdown love letter to my beautiful planet

This time when I self-isolate, it will be for a better tomorrow.

29 Mar 2020 4:06 PM