Sharanya Manivannan

Seeking context in the emoji lexicon

Subsequently, misogynist groups began to trace people and organisations that had used the symbol to boycott, pressure into unemployment, and more.

19 Jun 2021

Finding enlightenment while mourning

Kisa Gotami ran, carrying the corpse of her child to where the Buddha sat, observing the vagaries of the ever-moving world.

10 Jun 2021

'Next time, cast your vote well': A grieving daughter's request

Ask your conscience whether a government that believes in God or Goodness, orthodox or otherwise, would have allowed for all this to happen.

06 Jun 2021

What does justice mean?

This confession did not suffice; over seven years later, a “fast-track” court has just acquitted him.

27 May 2021

Life lessons from solitude

We are a long way away from societies in which meaningful support and adequate resources are built into the foundational infrastructure, and loneliness is intangible.

20 Apr 2021

Life lessons from solitude

We are a long way away from societies in which meaningful support and adequate resources are built into the foundational infrastructure, and loneliness is an intangible.

17 Apr 2021

Living a moral life with protocols

For weeks, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Chennai that were added to the tally each day plateaued around the 150 mark.

08 Apr 2021

To reconstruct life in an offline world

But, Teigen faced the complete breadth of online harassment from a conspiracy group attacking her family to cheap blows from anonymous accounts.

01 Apr 2021

The moon and its metaphorical stance

Sometimes often, in fact, though not always, not when secretiveness is deliberate you can tell when someone is smitten.

18 Mar 2021

Enduring the loneliness epidemic

When announcing the new Ministry, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga commented that women were at higher risk.

25 Feb 2021

What’s missing in the face of social media takedowns

A few weeks ago, the TV host Padma Lakshmi used her hand to mix ingredients for puliyodharai and people had Reactions to this.

11 Feb 2021

Lurking between the lewd & the logo

Let me tell you how debauched and vain I am. A great artist made an illustration of me, more accurate a likeness than even photographs.

04 Feb 2021

Staying abreast with an ever-changing law

The phrase “sexual intent” bothered me, and I was (as a layperson) unable to find a legal definition, at least in India.

28 Jan 2021

A reality star who gives us a reality check

Fate dealt Shay a very nice hand, in the form of material privilege, but there’s something so down-to-earth about her, and that’s what’s positively dazzling.

23 Jan 2021

Blooming like the kurinjipoo

The summer slipped away in illness and sorrow, and even by the season’s tail — when just enough flowers remained like a whispered rumour — something else kept me away.

07 Jan 2021