*This page is and always will be a work in progress*

I find it very hard to describe myself. I guess you could call me a traveller. Not just in the literal sense of someone wanting to pack their bags and travel to other locations but also metaphorically. I like new beginnings, love being a student and learning new things around me. I love reading- I definitely believe that the pen is mightier than the sword, that ideas can change the world where weapons cannot. I lose myself in good music – my taste is eclectic but I have a soft corner for classical crossover. I love coldplay.
I am always ready to travel though I like visiting a new place, coming back, reflecting on it and then setting out to a new place. I am not your regular backpacker though if somebody sponsored a round the world backpacking trip for me for a few months I would definitely not say no.

Sukanya Ramanujan, Carthage, November 25, 2017

My blog is a kinda sorta expression of my need to write and express myself. But expression need not always only be in words. I try to capture in my photographs what I cannot capture in words. Photography was one of the main things that revived this blog when it almost died just about a year after I started it. It may have been ancient history.
Not that I don’t like ancient history. I love Ancient Rome. I am a big fan of Republican Rome- those people were so cool. Their lives while being so different from our own were also the same on so many different levels and that fascinates me.
What also fascinates me are languages- I speak a few and would love to speak more. In my spare time when I am not doing anything else I am flipping through my kanji flashcards. Japanese is my next project. Someday I would like to read Murakami in Japanese. I am about 20 years away from that target.
I also hold a full-time day job that has almost nothing to do with anything that I do online. I like that I can be different people at once. Keeps life interesting that.
I’m originally from Chennai, India but currently live and work in Dubai, UAE.

If you like what you see- leave me a comment! Don’t bother with spam or abuse- I’ve got my spam filters in place.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Sukanya,
    Thanks you for commenting on one of my photos. I took some time to look at your work and it is really impressive…very honest and real.
    Keep it up!!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks so much Paul for your feedback and comments, I do hope you visit again!

  2. Lav says:

    travel, learning…themes of you peripatetic life. May your life be filled with more of that.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      thank you very much! I hope so too!

  3. Laitie says:

    I infinitely appreciate you following my blog! 😀 Thank you!!!~
    But…you won’t see anything happening on it ><. I don't write on Laitie's Scripts anymore. I write on Chocolate Makes it Better (:. Thank you!!!~ Can't wait to see more of your posts!!!~

  4. Victoria says:

    You have a beautiful blog! Keep up the awesome work!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words

      1. Victoria says:


  5. neihtn2012 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. If you want to read my book, Village Teacher, I will be happy to send you a PDF or Kindle version. Just email me at neihtn@yahoo.com.

  6. cardamone5 says:

    I love to travel vicariously, so I am now following your blog. I also love the details you chose to include in your about. I think it’s the off-the-beaten-track details that actually reveal more than the traditional ones.

    Best regards,

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you- I’m glad you enjoy my blog!

  7. Vee dC says:

    Hi Sukanya. Would you be interested in doing a Blog Tour?

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yes, most definitely- what do you have in mind?

      1. Vee dC says:

        You would have to answer 3 questions about your writing, and (because this is a tour of other blogs) ask 3 others to participate. Would you be adverse to communicating via email? If not, I have a contact page on my blog – just so neither of our email addresses are published.

  8. Eugenie Pinto says:

    What a marvelously empowered young women you are. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your interests and looking at the photos you have taken. May you continue to amaze and inspire all who read your blog.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comments.

  9. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

  10. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Sukanya- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. Beautiful blog!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you Jane!

  11. lrod1726 says:

    Hello there! I nominated you for the Creative Blogger’s Award: https://lrod1726.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/creative-bloggers-award/ I love your blog, it’s always so interesting!

  12. Thom Hickey says:

    Glad to have discovered you here. More visits to come! Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks Thom!

  13. LFFL says:

    I want to be a traveler too!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      You can be- just make plans and work towards getting them to become reality

  14. Chris says:


    You have some great content on your blog. I look forward to following you!


    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Hi Chris, thanks for visiting my blog and also for your comment 🙂 Look forward to your visits.

  15. Robin Vansal says:

    Hi Sukanya! Your blog’s definitely unique, at least to me!
    Your photos are really “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. You got real skills. I appreciate your blog. Keep the good pics flowing:)
    Shukriya for the really amazing content you bring to us.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks for your great comments and I’m really glad you like the photos and the content on my blog!

      1. Robin Vansal says:

        Always my pleasure!

  16. Bharath says:

    Dear Dr. Sukanya Ramanujan:

    I learnt from some comments of yours that you are the granddaughter of a sister of Sir P. Rajagopalachari. My grandmother’s grandmother, Kanakam, was also a sister of Sir PR. I am editing a book about him by his grandson, and have put in on open access at

    You might like to take a look at this and I would be grateful for your comments.
    Was your grandmother called Chenga?

    Professor Emeritus, Northern Michigan University

  17. Jackie says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 🙂

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      My pleasure! Thank you for visiting mine!

  18. It sounds as though you have lots of interests which will inspire many adventures! Thank you for following my blog and I look forward to reading about your travels.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you for visiting my blog Karen! I look forward to your posts as well!

  19. Jade Sutton says:

    I love to travel too. I have my bags packed at all times and a travel check list ready. Congrats on learning Japanese. That is amazing!!!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Wow! A fellow traveller 🙂
      It’s the one thing I definitely want to do – travel! I love discovering new places- just going to a new part of the earth.
      Thanks for your encouraging comments on Japanese- it’s proving to be a tough task but I guess if I stick at it long enough I’ll make it!

  20. samruddhisuresh says:

    very inspiring by work ,creativity,&family background just hatsoff .
    really soul touching

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you!

  21. Any relation to The Man Who Knew Infinity?

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Hello! No just share the surname but no relation 🙂

  22. InspiresN says:

    I loved reading and going through the travel adventures and photography on your blog.Great work!

  23. Sirish says:

    Namasthe! Hope you are doing fine since we met on31st December 2015 – before watching Star wars. It was good bumping into you after a, decade or so… Came across ur blog via Linkedin (loving it) and am really happy to see the way you are treating your life – very inspiring! Keep it going.. take care. Best / Sirish

  24. Mahesh Nair says:

    Interesting. Wishing you all the best 🙂

  25. I do like Roman history…I love your pictures and your “take” on it! Good job, Sukanya!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you Valerie! Made my day 🙂

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