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Shreya Das


Shreya is Deputy Copy-Editor at the online desk of Indian Express. She likes to write on social media trends, gender issues, art and culture. She is based in Kolkata. The author is an alumnus of Calcutta University and Jadavpur University. She has been writing for Indian Express Online since 2015.

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‘Clothing has no gender’: Man who is pushing androgynous dressing, one saree a time
Sun, May 01, 2022

Pushpak Sen, 26, has experimented with sarees as a dhoti for years, it wasn’t until last year when he moved to Italy that he started draping the six yards the way most women do.

‘Aimed to make viewer crave for these kebabs’: Kolkata photographer wins international contest for pic of Kashmiri vendor
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

Titled “Kebabiyana”, the picture went viral after Debdatta Chakraborty was named as the overall winner of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2022.

‘This is unreal’: Chennai artist’s filter coffee painting blows away people’s mind
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

Chennai-based artist and photographer, Varuna Shreethar,  took social media by storm by sharing a painting of the humble filter coffee.

Empowering a community: Assam gets its first transgender-run tea stall in Kamrup
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

The organisation hopes that soon they can not only make this stall profitable but also pave the way to open more such establishments in other parts of Assam.

NGO names rescued horses Alia, Ranbir to raise awareness
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

Talking about the horses who have become overnight internet sensations, the NGO revealed that they may seem happy now but such was not the case when they had rescued the animals.

‘This tea is as strong as Zelenskyy’: Assam company names its black blend to honour Ukraine’s president
Fri, Mar 18, 2022

In a nod to Ukrainian president's valour, Aromica Tea company has dedicated their newest brew of a “strong Assam black tea” to him.

‘Survival in adversities’: Rajasthan artist paints ‘Tree of Life’ to break Guinness World Record
Sat, Jan 15, 2022

Leaving a nearly two-decade corporate career behind, Soni took the most important decision of his life and created a massive artwork amid the coronavirus pandemic. It paid off.

‘My name is Kovid and I’m not a virus’: How life of a ‘namesake’ changed in the pandemic
Mon, Jan 10, 2022

While his name, which means scholar or learned in Hindi, has always intrigued people, the hilarity it evokes hasn’t worn off even as the pandemic enters its third wave.

Kerala couple’s ‘save the date’ video has a Minnal Murali twist and even the film’s director approves
Fri, Jan 07, 2022

Crafted by the team at Athreya Wedding Stories, the groom Amal Raveendran emerged as a superhero saving bride Anju KH in the streets of Vytilla, Ernakulam last month as he channelised Minnal Murali.

‘Don’t hesitate to push boundaries’: Woman who scaled 6,000-m mountain peak while on her period
Sat, Dec 11, 2021

With her next goal being to climb the world's highest peak, Prakriti Varshney said the Mount Ama Dalbam expedition was a stepping stone in that direction.

MA English Chaiwali wants to brew her own success story
Sat, Nov 20, 2021

Tuktuki Das was not short of options, but then her own tea stall came with its own advantages.

‘Had to represent my culture my way’, says Kolkata man, who went viral for wearing saree on streets of Milan
Sun, Oct 31, 2021

Pairing the six-yards with a grey checkered-blazer and white sneakers, Sen made heads turn posing with a black long-umbrella — exuding charm and élan.

Viral photo of samosas with numbers, alphabet sparks jokes online; here’s the mystery behind it
Sat, Sep 04, 2021

The brand revealed each of the alphabets and numbers are part of an identification process to let customers know what kind of samosas they are eating without breaking it.

Vibrant mural in Kolkata’s New Town subway captures the city in all its glory
Sun, Aug 29, 2021

Led by artist Sayan Mukherjee, a group of 10 painters and illustrators have conjured up the captivating artwork in just ten days

Internet’s viral ‘Dancing Dad’ Ricky Pond says they are stuck in India: ‘And we can’t get out’
Sun, Aug 15, 2021

In an exclusive chat, internet sensation Ricky Pond talks about his journey so far with Indian film music, and how he accumulated thousands of fans on the other side of the world.

Meet the Pakistani man behind ‘Bobbywood’, the Twitter account that stars Bobby Deol
Thu, Aug 05, 2021

Thanks to the efforts and dedication of Abdul Ahad Jawaid from Karachi, there has been a resurgence of interest in Deol's films and people on either side of the border can’t stop enjoying it.

‘Pandemic didn’t just take away my livelihood but also passion,’ says Kolkata Maidan’s very own ‘Lozenge Mashi’
Fri, Jul 30, 2021

Jamuna Das, an avid East Bengal supporter, has been selling candies at football matches in Kolkata since 1993. However, Covid-19 has not only affected her means to earn but also pushed her into loneliness.

‘Food for thought’: Photo of a Meghalaya channawala displaying ‘vaccinated’ tag earns plaudits online
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Not just the snack vendor, hawkers and shopkeepers in and around Shillong and different parts of the state have been displaying their vaccinated tags.

Meet Talia Jose, the 8-year-old singer-songwriter from Bengaluru who released her first English single
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Titled ‘Head Held High’, the song written and composed by the girl talks about her own experience with nature.

25-yr-old conquers Everest, days after recovering from Covid-19
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Harshvardhan Joshi, a man from Vasai thanks vaccines from being able to climb after asymptomatic bout of disease.

Twitter user asks airline to raise baggage limit for carrying free covid kits to his village, wins hearts and a response
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

Thanks to the help of the airline company and the poet, the young man is all set to go back to his village with essential medical supplies.

‘Vaccinated bride seeks vaccinated groom’: Here’s the truth behind this viral matrimonial ad
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Savio Figueiredo from Aldona, Goa, has taken social media by storm after many fell for the fake ad he created using a popular online application. This is why he says he did it.

Mizo girl wows all as she aces the keepy-uppy challenge wearing heels
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

The 14-year-old highschooler from Aizawl said she decided to try out the challenge in a new way to inspire others, and to prove that anyone can play football.

‘A blessing if my dance can bring some joy’: Assam’s dancing doctor grooves to Akshay Kumar song in new video
Fri, May 28, 2021

Grooving to a remix version of the song 'Falak Tak Chal' from 2008 film Tashan starring Akshay Kumar and Kareen Kapoor -- the doctor donning his scrubs, lab coat and mask was seen breaking out dancing in a hospital room.

Meet Assam’s Bikramjit Baulia, folk singer on call to help fight Covid blues
Thu, May 27, 2021

Baulia’s initiative has inspired others to volunteer too — not just to sing, but also lend a ear to patients in isolation.