Shruti Ravindran
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Shruti Ravindran

Freelance (mostly) science writer; report for Aeon Magazine, the Verge, National Geographic News, Outlook, Indian Express


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Halting the blow

Few of India's abused women seek help. Social workers in Mumbai are trying to change that - one hospital at a time.

Al Jazeera English / August 2016 / Public Interest

The company you keep

Listening closely to hallucinated voices

Aeon Magazine / September 2015 / Science/Health

Paving over the fossil record

Why isn’t India doing more to protect its rare evolutionary record?

Nautilus Magazine / June 2016 / Science/Health

Wild Mumbai

A pair of backwoods biologists and the creatures they love - and may lose

Orion Magazine / March 2016 / Environment / [Pdf , 128 KB]

Guardian of the Groves

India’s first mangrove protection agency is facing off against slumlords, polluters, and even its own government.

Hakai Magazine / February 2016 / Environment

Private trysts, public places

Across the country, in the parks of Delhi and Bangalore, the seafronts of Mumbai and the lakes of Kolkata, lovers seek refuge from realities at home, which don't seem to keep pace with a fast-changing world

Indian Express / January 2011 / Public Interest

Without Walls

An intimate glimpse into the lives of Mumbai's 'invisible' homeless population

Guardian Development / June 2016 / Public Interest

Go fund yourselves

India orders premier labs to pay their own way

Science Magazine / November 2015 / Science/Health / [Pdf , 197 KB]

India's secret internet censors

Inside the back end of social media, where secret digital janitors wipe clean gore and porn, staving off spammers, scammers and web-cam girls

GQ India / April 2015 / Technology

Twilight in the Box

The empirical case against solitary confinement

Aeon Magazine / February 2014 / Public Interest

If they build them, who will come?

India just greenlit a £10 bn plan to make 100 smart cities and upgrade 500 towns. But is this plan inherently inequitable and exclusionary?

Guardian Cities / May 2015 / Public Interest

'When you have a museum you count'

A ‘nomadic museum’ in the heart of Mumbai hopes to change attitudes towards the communities that live there

Guardian Development / March 2016 / Public Interest

One is the deadliest number

In India we stigmatise loneliness and mental health issues. But science tells us that loneliness — even the commonplace, bedroom-variety kind — affects both health and mortality

Business Line Ink / June 2015 / Science/Health

Mumbai will flood again. And nobody's doing much about it.

The 2005 flood that devastated Mumbai could just be the beginning, as more rain, more construction and more garbage make the city even more vulnerable to disaster. So why won’t anyone act?

Guardian Cities / November 2014 / Environment

Hot and bothered in the tropics

It isn’t all about polar bears — some surprising species are already feeling the heat

The Verge / November 2013 / Environment

The Vulture Die-off

Across Africa, vultures face extinction, indifference

Scientific American / September 2013 / Environment / [Pdf , 592 KB]

Cull of the Wild

Microscopic predators join the hunt for wolves in the Rockies

Scientific American / July 2013 / Environment / [Jpg , 992 KB]

Hanging by a Thread

Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar has been in a solitary cell on death row for 15 years. He was sentenced under a now-defunct law that made confessions under torture admissible. His mercy plea just got rejected by the President.

Open Magazine / July 2011 / Public Interest

Married to my Rapist

A visit to a district in Murshidabad where rape is grounds for marriage

Open Magazine / October 2011 / Public Interest

Show it Like it is

Martin Parr will pass up on wars and famines. He'd rather shoot supermarkets

Caravan Magazine / October 2010 / Profiles / [Pdf , 549 KB]

The Winning Habit

India's first transgender pastor

Open Magazine / April 2012 / Profiles

The Man with a Movie Camera

A doctor sentenced to life imprinsonment for internet pornography reinvents himself as a writer of pulp fiction

Motherland Magazine / February 2012 / Profiles / [Pdf , 7.49 MB]

Crime and the City

A brutal kidnapping and murder in Tamil Nadu, and the encounter killing that followed

Indian Express Eye / November 2010 / Public Interest

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