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Ranjona Banerji

Ranjona Banerji | Ageing to perfection sneering, the fine art

Is fiery the same as a sharp tongue or does that just mean I have a bad temper

23 Jul 2022 11:52 PM

Ranjona Banerji | Aah... the folly of youth ’twas to ‘other’ the old!

It’s not about how old you are. Maybe it’s about how old you make yourself out to be

19 Jun 2022 12:18 AM

Book Review | Why the ‘hardest’ journalism is exactly what matters most

Rather than fix our data collection problems, the pandemic only made them worse

29 May 2022 12:49 AM

Ranjona Banerji | The diet — where dreams go to die...

And there’s that whole dieting industry ready to 'help' you get your wallet so much thinner

22 May 2022 12:27 AM

Ranjona Banerji | What do you do, and other hairy questions

I have no husband and I have no children and this apparently automatically means that I have a lot of time to spare

24 Apr 2022 1:02 AM


Ranjona Banerji | When the tears comfort rather than the flowers

Dealing with grief is hard enough by itself, but often it is others who find your grief harder to deal with

26 Mar 2022 11:37 PM

Book Review | A spice’s violent trajectory begs us, do not ‘other’ nature, old societies

What happens when you get to the last page of a book feeling a bit confused and intrigued?

20 Mar 2022 12:14 AM

Ranjona Banerji | In India’s hospitals, don’t expect end-of-life care

We have learnt as a family that what we lack most terribly in India is geriatric care and an understanding of the last days of human life

20 Feb 2022 3:01 AM

Ranjona Banerji | A streetcar named nostalgia

These two cities, as Bombay, Mumbai, Calcutta, Kolkata, define my life

23 Jan 2022 2:09 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Some tips and tricks to survive the holidays

May the virus stop controlling us, and see you on the other side

19 Dec 2021 1:51 AM


Ranjona Banerji | Old age, the final frontier; best to manage mortality

I forgive all of you who still believe that in some golden age we lived for hundreds of years

21 Nov 2021 3:31 AM

Ranjona Banerji | It’s like 1980s redux as UK feels Brexit pain

The stranglehold of the pandemic was such that all societies now strain at the leash for freedom

24 Oct 2021 3:42 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Manoj, and the art of bonding professionally

Manoj was one of those people, one of the many we met in a short but harrowing journey from India to England this week

19 Sep 2021 2:26 AM

Ranjona Banerji | How paisa got ‘purana’ & self-reliance lost currency

The old coins of 50 paisa and 25 paisa were called aath (eight) anna and char (four) anna

22 Aug 2021 2:28 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Keeping score, for the love of tennis and for mother

It was in the 2000s that this love for tennis was reborn to a fulltime obsession and it was Roger Federer who did it

25 Jul 2021 1:09 AM


Ranjona Banerji | Man, they don’t write songs like that anymore

My parents’ best friends had an Osibisa album they all loved, with the Afro-rock band’s signature psychedelic flying elephants on the cover

20 Jun 2021 7:34 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Freedom, as understood by escapists and readers

Those fables and fairy tales told to children follow similar patterns: that adults can be evil, you have to look out for yourself

16 May 2021 8:02 AM

Ranjona Banerji | Old sport! The story of my fitness journey

After you reach a certain age and size, in my case at least, your thoughts turn to another age and size, largely imaginary

18 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Book Review: Urgent, cogent, matter-of-fact ready-reckoner on the C-virus

'Covid-19' does not just tackle the pandemic from scientific perspective but looks at historic, social and psychological angles as well

11 Apr 2021 8:34 AM

Ranjona Banerji | What cooking teaches, how tastes are learned

I really learnt how to cook by experimentation. And by eating. To replicate tastes and memories

21 Mar 2021 4:27 AM