Author Archives: Sandhya Ranganathan

About Sandhya Ranganathan

Sandhya is a dreamer, a writer and a globetrotter. She has authored a children’s book, “Mia finds a home,” and co-authored her father, Lt. Col. V.S. Ranganathan (Retd.)’s autobiography, “Burma to Bangalore”, represented by The Book Bakers and published by Locksley Hall Publishing. Her poems have been featured in various anthologies. She currently heads a Technical Communications team in an MNC and is on the board of Manage The Docs industry leadership community. She enjoys pottering around her home and garden in Bangalore, India, with her human and feline babies. Oh, and she loves miniatures and clouds.

Warm welcome to PDA

That’s the signboard we saw as we drove in. Warm welcome to PDA. Pahalgam Development Authority. Ha. A 2.5 hour drive from Srinagar, we headed here on a day trip, though people often stay overnight. “Look at the yellow farms, … Continue reading

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Houseboat on Dal Lake

Now for all the millions… or twos… waiting to know this answer, our travel destination was Srinagar, Kashmir aka ‘jannat’ or ‘heaven.’ After descending into Srinagar through the mighty Himalayas, and reaching our houseboat on tranquil  Dal Lake on a … Continue reading


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It’s a bird, it’s superman, it’s a plane!

“Mamma, it’s been such a long time since we were on a plane. Can we go somewhere, anywhere on spring break?” My daughter, wailing, post-pandemic, like most of the planet. I needed no further prodding and started Googling, pulling out … Continue reading

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March – #breakthebias

March was Women’s month on the Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel, celebrating women writers in various genres. It was an absolute honour to speak to a former economist, a professor, and an army officer, now turned into flourishing authors. Watch … Continue reading

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February – Romance month

February is the month of love with Valentine’s Day kicking off the vibe. The Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel went viral with some powerful and prolific writers this month. A lot to learn and be inspired from the following episodes: … Continue reading

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January – Poetry month

January – Poetry month When prose is just a bit too… well, prosaic, and we need a different form to express our innermost feelings and thoughts, poetry bursts forth from our hearts and spills onto our pens and keyboards. January … Continue reading

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Poetry: Food for the soul

In 2021, I emerged from being a closet poet to getting some of my poems published in anthologies such as Out of the blue, Assorted Flowers, The Unspoken Words, Safe and Brave space by the Garden of Neuro and Dil … Continue reading

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Blogging for Success Course – Origin Story

It was a dark and stormy night. No, it wasn’t. It was late night, though, when my writer pal, Anu Anniah, a night owl like me, messaged me about joining a platform for women called Garden of Neuro. Given my … Continue reading

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Laughter is the best medicine

Let me make a simple statement. Humour is my favourite genre to read. Isn’t it everybody’s? It should be. However, writing comedy can be complex business. Watch these three captivating episodes talking about very different kinds of humour. Author Episode … Continue reading

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Walk with me

The trees are tall and green, swaying in the breeze. It’s late morning with the sun high up in a blue, blue sky, but myriad birds are continuing to sing. I’m in a coffee plantation in Coorg in Southern India, … Continue reading

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