Ranjani Rao

Scientist. Mother. Immigrant. Published author. I bear many labels, juggle many roles, and have lived in many places. I choose to enter every new home with curiosity, optimism, and a desire to understand. Examining closely and with an open mind helps me make sense of the world I inhabit. From my life experiences in three countries and travel experiences in thirty, I have learned that every life is a journey, regardless of whether you stay in one place, live like a global nomad, or end up being something in between. Whether I write fiction or non-fiction, my characters face everyday challenges, and universal dilemmas. As a writer, I am committed to a lifelong apprenticeship in observation.

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No matter how convenient, and expansive an online event can claim to be, it cannot come close to the experience of attending a live performance, whether that happens to be a music concert, a tennis match, or the Singapore Writers Festival

"As individuals, we make choices every day; how things unfold, depends, ultimately, on our attitude."

Ranjani Rao, No Longer NRI

"Home is not an earthly place; home is a dwelling place deep within our souls."

Whitney Easton

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters

"No winter lasts forever, and no spring skips its turn."

Hal Borland

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