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Shreya Sen-Handley

Shreya Sen-Handley | Things can only get wetter, so let’s change?

Extreme weather events, like Delhi's record heatwave and Britain's unprecedented floods, exemplify the global impact of rapid climate change

09 Jun 2024 12:05 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Betrayed? Well, you’re not alone in your pain

Why familiar treachery hurts the most

26 May 2024 12:05 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | It takes a village to save the planet!

Exploring the enduring importance of family amid societal shifts and individual journeys.

21 Apr 2024 12:21 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Keep calm and carry on crying

Crying gets a bad rap, doesn’t it?

03 Mar 2024 12:00 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Pass the popcorn, it’s awards night!

Despite the tinsel and talk, awards provide reliable recommendations for spectacular movies, highlighting the artistry behind the scenes.

27 Jan 2024 11:45 PM


Shreya Sen-Handley | Confessions of an armchair cricketer

Cricket also played a part in my decision to settle in Britain.

26 Nov 2023 12:17 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Merits of self-care during a ‘bad year’

We’d still need doctors though, and shrinks, and most of all, arts practitioners.

08 Oct 2023 12:03 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Banquets and brickbats for crumbling Kolkata

That feeling of homecoming hasn’t diminished any over the years.

24 Sep 2023 12:05 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | South Asian marvels, but can they last?

In cinema outside the subcontinent, however, South Asian representation is negligible at best.

20 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Shreya Sen-Handley | Been there, done that, got The T-shirt

Will everything in my future be a version of something that’s already happened?

16 Jul 2023 12:30 AM


Shreya Sen-Handley | Who’s been sleeping in my bed?

The size of our beds has grown over the ages, and that’s as much about evolution as it is about socioeconomics.

18 Jun 2023 12:31 AM

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