Ranjani Rao is a scientist by training and a writer by avocation. Originally from Mumbai, she spent her early adult life in the USA where she first began writing. Her fiction and non-fiction writing are inspired by her life in three countries and travels to thirty.

Her work has appeared in several print and digital publications such as Khabar, USA; The Hindu, India; and The Straits Times, Singapore. Her essay titled, “The Girl With The Red Dot”, originally published on Alternet.org was chosen for inclusion in the Thomson Reader, a college-level English textbook.

She is the author of three books, a regular columnist for India Currents, an Indian-American magazine and The Curious Reader, an online literary magazine. When not writing, she can be found reading, most often on her daily train commute. Her favorite non-literary pastimes include practising yoga or taking long walks in the nature reserve near her home.

She lives with her family in Singapore and stoically bears the dubious distinction of being the only G-rated person in the household not inclined to binge-watch shows.

Want to learn more about Ranjani? Read her self-interview here.

My Books

An engrossing and thought-provoking collection of essays by two women who examine their life trajectories as they move from Bombay to America and ruminate on the making and meaning of their life in the context of home, family and identity.

A heart-warming anthology of true stories that illuminate the various avatars of love, as viewed, experienced, and understood through a desi-lens. A must-read for romantics!

A collection of insightful short stories about Indians living within and outside India, facing life choices that bring them to a new understanding of themselves.

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