Thomas Manuel is a writer from Chennai, India. He works as a freelance journalist with by-lines at The Nib, The Wire, Nature Index, 3QuarksDaily, BLInk, Sunday Magazine, etc. His journalism work includes data, comics, cultural criticism, labour politics and higher education. As a playwright, he has three plays to his credit. His latest play, Hamlet and Angad, won the Hindu Playwright Award in 2016. He occasionally blogs about fantasy books and role-playing games and other miscellany. He can be found on twitter @notrueindian.