Hi! I’m Ranjana and live in Bangalore, India.😃
I’ve forever wanted to have a space of my own to share my musings, inspiration, projects, and experiments. And so, this website was born:) Also, who doesn’t have a blog or a website these days? Seemingly, everyone and their brother!
Having lived in Bangalore my entire life (save for three years when I lived in Chennai), I have an abiding love for the city, its people, and South Indian food. I am a trained Bhratanatyam dancer and learnt it for over 20 years. Learning an art form for as long as I did starting at age five shaped some qualities which I think are the cornerstones of who I am such as discipline, hard work, and expression of one’s inner self. I’ve been a vegan for over half a decade now and it’s an important part of my identity. The journey has helped me become more connected and compassionate towards all living creatures on the planet.
I have a background in pure sciences and management and worked in sales, mostly in startups, for over 6 years. Along the way, I co-founded a sales tech startup, a roller coaster of a ride that I will always cherish. My professional journey helped my introverted, timid self become more people-loving and enabled me to develop my hustle muscle and some important skill sets which will serve me well no matter what career path I choose.
Why this website now? I’m at an interesting point in my life. A series of events in 2019 led me to decide that I wanted to make being a ‘writer’ a part of my core identity. I can’t tell you just how much this means to me. I’ve started leaning into life as a writer and blogger while embarking on a bold, untethered journey as an explorer of life.
This website is my platform to explore topics that deeply matter to me and define me as a person (though, of course, that’s a constantly evolving thing) in the hopes that it might inspire, help, and uplift others. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in personal growth. This was the primary force that led me to go vegan, start my own business, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run a marathon, and make personal development an inseparable part of my life. I think I’ve barely scratched the surface, though. It’s my endeavor to explore all of the following and more:
What does it mean to lead a life of courage, compassion, and love?
What does it mean to love oneself – truly love oneself?
How does one strengthen their sense of self and identity?
What does a life of contribution, care, and service look like?
How does one develop a strong, intelligent, and empowering mind?
What does a take to create a life beyond one’s wildest dreams?
As I embark on this journey, I’m reminded of the song Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield:
I am unwritten, can’t read my mind
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
Much love <3