It took a pandemic for me to accept my current avatar

Woman with grey hair on a black sand beach
Woman with grey hair on a black sand beach
Photo by Alexandra Tran on Unsplash


Lessons from a simple life sprinkled with magic dust

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The former sells because of the celebrity’s public status, the latter because it is a well-crafted story with a generous publicity budget. …


  1. One new yoga mat
  2. One kitchen appliance — an Instant Pot
  3. Books!!

There is happy medium between mindless hoarding and intentional acquisition.


To serve as a reminder of my reading journey

A sign “Books” Ranjani Rao Why I create a reading list every year
A sign “Books” Ranjani Rao Why I create a reading list every year
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A Time for Looking Ahead


Jigsaw puzzle Santorini Ranjani Rao
Jigsaw puzzle Santorini Ranjani Rao
Courtesy Ranjani Rao’s personal archives
  1. A long-pending but incomplete 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of a breathtaking Santorini sunset, a nostalgic reminder of a family vacation.

Figuring out your life on or across from the therapist’s couch

Girl flying above a couch Ranjani Rao Book review Maybe you should talk to someone
Girl flying above a couch Ranjani Rao Book review Maybe you should talk to someone
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Lessons from our annual newsletter in the year of Covid-19

Brighter side of pandemic — small booklets — quaranzines Ranjani Rao
Brighter side of pandemic — small booklets — quaranzines Ranjani Rao
Photo credit Ranjani Rao’s archives

The jar holds the trivial details of our individual lives and serves as a short term repository of our collective memory, before they are transformed into our annual family newsletter.

About

Ranjani Rao

I write insightful personal stories about my scientist, immigrant, travel life. 4 books http://bit.ly/RanjaniRao. Share memoir journey -www.ranjanirao.com

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