Compared to handles such as Instagram that throw us right in the midst of people when we post something, a personal blog site such as nirmalranganathan.com becomes almost a personal space, with almost no visitor. That's precisely the reason why I'm interpreting this as my online diary... with a difference. It isn't a personal record... Continue Reading →
Delighted to produce the next series of podcasts on Creative Writing for Foster Reads, an online community for writers and authors. These podcasts are available on their app. Happy to have them in this space as well! Introduction to Creative Writing Episode 1: The Creativity Intrigue Episode 2: Uncharted Territories Episode 3: Facing The Scare... Continue Reading →
WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, CHENNAI | SHORT STORY CONTEST I was invited to judge an inter-departmental short-story-contest the Women’s Christian College, Chennai, conducted for its students on 23rd September 2022. The meticulously conducted event made me feel completely at home among the 25-something participants. After introducing myself, I gave them the short story thread. It goes... Continue Reading →
Foster Reads, an online community for writers and authors, active through their app, approached me for an author interview, which is scheduled for 9PM tonight. During these discussions, they also invited me to produce a five-episode podcast on a topic of my choice. Naturally, being a writer-author, I grabbed the thought of elucidating my experiences... Continue Reading →
See any photogenic sites. The photographer in me pops out. With the Redmi Note 10 Pro being so handy, all it needs is... compose. Here are a few of them that I got to capture recently.
An ardent fan of J Krishnamurti, I felt an immense delight when I got an invitation from Pathashaala (PCFL-KFI) on the 24th October 2022, to engage with a student's queries regarding local history. The idea was to harness the professional experience I've been gaining as Writer-Director on the Monument Universe project... an app designed to... Continue Reading →
Feel happy and honoured about the nomination recognition The Hope Mafia has got from THE INDIAN AWAZ. But, what makes for a happier moment is the realisation that such recognitions follow the love for writing. Award or no award, recognition or no recognition, keep writing just for the immense pleasure of it. If any appreciation... Continue Reading →
The experience of shooting for Monument Universe acts as a double whammy. It gives me an opportunity to cater to the photographer in me, while the project related shots keep rolling on the other hand. Here's a series of captures that showed me the heterogeneous angles of Chennai.
Meditation is a simple yet complex process of observing myself. Neutrally. Observing my thoughts... my intentions... my actions. It isn't easy. Watching myself in action from a third person perspective can be an ethereal experience. It's possible only if I master detachment. It's like watching life the way it happens. It rolls on, on its... Continue Reading →
Very reasonable and relatable questions, indeed… considering the fact that children aren’t vaccinated yet and the very thought of their contracting Covid is morbidly scary! But, Dr. Reddy’s answer to all these questions is a simple and emphatic YES! CHILDREN SHOULD GET BACK TO SCHOOL! Shocking? Not really… not when we listen in to the... Continue Reading →
The wet days are Dengue’s favorite season. It is during this time of the year that this fever normally manifests itself in the form of high grade fever, headache, body pain, joint pain, and stomach pain. While we shouldn’t panic on sighting these symptoms in our children, we have to be on a constant watch-out.... Continue Reading →