WELCOME TO MY ONLINE DIARY!

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 →

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FOSTER READS | CREATIVE WRITING | PODCASTS

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 →

CREATIVITY WORKS BEST WHEN TIED TO REAL-TIME SITUATIONS

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 | APPROACH TO WRITING | PODCASTS

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 →

THE HOPE MAFIA – THE BEST AUTHOR NOMINATION

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 →

HETEROGENEITY. CHENNAI.

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 ‘DETACHED OBSERVATION’!

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 →

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