Who is Writing?

Pages From Serendipity is nearing its 8th year!

I started this blog in 2010 to kill time. It was the pre-wedding phase of life when time was abundant but there was hardly any inspiration to write. In fact, this blog has remained postless for a couple of years. In 2014, when my son was entering his terrible twos (in other words, when I was entering a maddening phase), I came back here to unwind from the mommy tag; to rediscover my pre-mommy being and de-stress from everything about mommyness.

 Eventually, Pages from Serendipity transformed to an almost-Mommy-Blog!

That was life’s way of pun! 😛

Nevertheless, I have been religiously blogging since then. In May 2016, Pages from Serendipity got its domain name; in January 2018, it moved to a self-hosting platform.

And that’s the history of my little space!

Well, coming to the point,

Who is Writing?!

Nandhini Chandrasekaran

A once-upon-a-time cancer researcher, now a full-time Mom of two under five, on a career break.

Or on a broken career? 

Letting this question aside to rest, I have been an active freelancer, working from home since 2012. And, sometimes I get to write – letting aside freelancing, mommying, home-making and cooking to rest. Honestly, it is a struggle to grab that time to write. However, when I do get to write, I feel calm, like how it feels after days of a passing-by storm.

Writing especially feels good for the thought processes involved in the making of the posts. Perhaps, the time I spend in front of the laptop is lesser as compared to the time spent in conceiving the post in my mind while I cook or while I feed the baby. As an observer and thinker, I like writing about a variety of things around. However, in the recent years, I have been writing predominantly on parenting, kids and motherhood. I am in the making of this space more specifically for kids’ toys and playtime, for that’s what fills my heart watching my little ones do.

Here are a few sections on the blog you can start with:

All about Playtime, the most recent blog series, explores kids’ nature and right to play. Coming soon on the series are popular theories of playtime and early learning, age-wise play activities and toy recommendations, play areas and toy organization ideas, aids and pointers to practically understand your kids’ play interest and more.

A to Z of Mother Emotions is a blog series of 26 posts to drench, relish and cherish in the emotions of motherhood. From baby blues to motherly love, from disorientation to frustration, this series brings to you the warmest realities of motherhood.

A Directory of Kids Toys and Play Resources is under construction now. If you own a business related to kids toys and play and would like to get free-listed, please fill-in the form here.

Play & Be Merry is my small, home-based venture of handcrafted, interactive toys and play activities for children. I am in the process of adding more creations. Come back soon to shop for your little ones.

There are a number of other categories to read about on this blog. Choose what you want to read from the ‘categories’ drop down on the right sidebar.

Here are my other explorations of life:

A Kids YouTuber at Vihaan’s Toys Plays Reviews

I make videos of my little boy’s playtime and unboxing and demo videos of new toys. The tools and resources I use for the video-making is still at the beginner’s level. Nevertheless, we as a family enjoy shooting and creating videos for  my channel.

An Hobbyist Oil Artist @ Conversations with Kolors

Might sound bizarre, but my fingers have tried translating sounds into colours, motions into stills, odours into figures, tastes into art, touches to curves and thoughts to waves. That’s how I knew that colours need not be soothing, stills need not be realistic, figures need not be perfect, art need not be explained, curves need not be defined, waves need not be uniform –  Feeling the liberty in an artist’s hands is a beauty beyond imagination!

A Book Reviewer @ Nandhini’s Book Review Blog

Co-sleeping, co-eating and co-travelling with books is a different world. I’ve sunk in joy with this world a number of times. When I started book blogging, I earned the privilege to connect with authors. It has always been heart-warming to hear the personal, humble stories of authors of reaching their author tags. Of course, one of the rich delights of my life – free books! Every time I receive one, I feel I am getting richer.

I write for brands, campaigns, product reviews and blogging contests. You can find the sponsored content on the blog here. You can find the posts that made to a blogging contest winning entry here. To connect with me for a collaboration, please visit here.

If you would like to get new posts via Email, hit the subscribe button on the right side bar.

If you are a blogger, let’s catch up through Indiblogger.

If you are a Chennai Bloggers Club member, let’s meet on the CBC FB Group.

Here are my social media handles:

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pagesfromserendipity (Pages from Serendipity)

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/playandbemerry (Play & Be Merry)

Twitter Handle: @Nandhini5 (Nandhini Chandrasekaran)

Instagram: @nandhini.chandrasekaran (Nandhini Chandrasekaran)

Pinterest: @Nandhini5 (Nandhini Chandrasekaran)

YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCBP9T4yjhXSwY5ksmItEdqg (Vihaan’s Toys Plays Reviews)

I am greatly grateful to your time!

Wishing you all a Happy Reading 🙂


46 Replies to “Who is Writing?”

  1. Hi, I am Riya. your handwriting is very deceptive and i miss u loads. heheehehe, i lyk the things you do passively and passionately… 😛 i wish to do something similar 🙂 i love reading your blogs… 🙂

    1. Hi Shazia,

      Ha! No, I didn’t read your mind 😆 Probably a part of all writer’s journey – from writer’s block to writer’s knock 🙂

      I really doubt if these changes I am enjoying now could have happened if I hadn’t started this blog, if I hadn’t started writing. While I write, it’s like the mind and the heart have a conversation with one other to come to a mutual agreement which otherwise remains an unsolved conflict.

      Honoured for your time to write here. You have a beautiful pink blog with good varieties. Good wishes!!!

  2. Hi Nandhini,
    Your blog is really wonderful and I am going to be a regular visitor and enjoy your peppy writing.
    All the Best
    Keep Blogging
    And yes, forget about getting into a straitjacket of a writing theme – variety is the spice of life.

    1. Its really encouraging to read a comment from such a wonderful writer.

      //variety is the spice of life//

      Exactly! One of the best things this blog has taught me 🙂

      Thanks a lot for your time and words!

  3. A unique writing style!!Thank you for Scooping out your memories/thoughts/views and serving them to us, topping it with vivid pictures/paintings/emoticons/photos and what not(of course words are nothing but collection of dots which again are carbon atoms in a particular arrangement but your arrangement of them is exactly as you want them to be )As a matter of fact your beautiful expressions of your wonderful thoughts/views are more beautiful than the thoughts/views itself, keep churning out more of them coz of all the wonderful things that I’ve described above and also coz I just love reading it again and again and again………………

  4. Hi Nandu, Today is D day to (I) read your maximum Posts…….What a Writing Nandu? This must be your desirable career….@ what you can do best to you and to others! Wuuhhh I missed (Forgot) all my works to do i just merged into your writing – This what a writer should have!Simply Great.
    Wishing and Dreaming to see your NOVEL soon……All the very best dear.
    some post I cant match it Because not yet come acrossed but It tempted me to have it soon!
    Once again its my pleasure to say Great writing…Beautiful narration….Rhythmic quotes what else to add more?

    1. Thanks Jana. Yes, I do enjoy writing definitely. In gratitude for your hopes on my novel. It might be out one day. When it comes, it will have your name in it for sure. Thanks very much!

    1. Thanks a bunch! It’s much easier to write about varied topics than to sustain a blog with content on one particular thing which you are doing absolutely great at Jaipur through my lens. Loved going through your blog. Thanks for your time here, made my day 😀

      1. Nandini you are quite right. With my blog the topics are varied the only condition is that it should relate to jaipur. Till now I haven’t found any constraints. there’s more to write than what I’m able to
        Thanks for following my blog.

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