I’m Rega. I live in Chennai. I am, despite occassional halfhearted attempts to escape this fate, a writer.
In my joyous decade-long media career, I’ve produced thousands—no, really, thousands—of pieces of writing in various formats, which live scattered around the web. These include lists, explainer videos, reportage, regrettable Twitter rants, memes, a children’s book and, most prominently, many, many essays. The best of this work is listed lower down on this page.
My most current writing lives in small scenes, my seasonal newsletter of personal essays, which you can subscribe to here.
I have, aside from writing, worked as the founder and editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed India, as a research associate for the non-profit The Banyan, and as an audience growth strategist for a handful of Indian media startups. I was also, briefly and unintentionally, something like an influencer—I came to my senses quickly, and now send my pout-pose selfies directly to my mother, partner, and 5 best friends, each of whom’s approval outweighs a hundred thousand strangers’.
To offer me writing work, or send praise or reading recommendations, you can find me at email@example.com. To keep up with my new writing, find me on Twitter, Instagram, or Substack. Criticism, meanwhile, should be whispered into a freshly bloomed bougainvillea on a full moon night. It’ll reach me. I swear.
Thank you for reading,
Tinder Wants My Mom’s Approval
What The Algorithms Don’t Know About Mr. Most Compatible
The Revolution Will be Archived
2020: The Year ‘Apolitical’ Stopped Being An Option
Bollywood’s Beauty Standards Are the Ultimate Catch-22
How Do You Pronounce ‘Quantico’?
The Funny Thing About The End of the World
Your Son Sent Me Rape Threats on the Internet
Imagining Motherhoods and Solitudes
India’s Daughters Are In Danger Because Of How We Raise Our Sons
What To Do About Bad News You Can Do Nothing About
Bollywood Beauty, produced by BuzzFeed for Netflix
Women Try Sustainable Period Products, produced by BuzzFeed India
Why Can’t I Stop Scrolling?, produced by VitaminStree