Shruti Ravindran
Freelance

Shruti Ravindran is a freelance journalist, writing about science, health and the environment. Her work has appeared in Scientific American and The Verge, among others.

Written by Shruti Ravindran

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Essay/
Mental health
The company you keep

Hallucinated voices can be helpful life guides, muses of creativity, and powerful agents for healing the fractured self

Shruti Ravindran

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Essay/
Beauty and aesthetics
A circus of the senses

It makes letters colourised and numbers pulsate with cosmic time: a rare gift, or are we all on the synaesthetic spectrum?

Shruti Ravindran

Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a group therapy session at San Quentin state prison, California, 8 June 2012. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Essay/
Human rights and justice
Twilight in the Box

The suicide statistics, squalor and recidivism haven’t ended solitary confinement. Maybe the brain studies will

Shruti Ravindran