I have lived/worked/studied in a few different places, and these are 3 main things that have added great value to my life in all these different contexts -

Think I maybe started this in my 8th or 9th standard, and I’ve filled quite a few notebooks since…


This month, me and my husband have marked our 10th year wedding anniversary, and I’m going to make this entry about how my career has (or rather hasn’t) progressed in this time!

Thinking back to my school days, I would say I was pretty ambitious. I took school seriously, consistently…


I started writing this on 23rd March 2021, our National Day of Reflection here in the UK. It marks the anniversary of our first national lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and I thought I should make this entry about some of my reflections of the past 12 months.


I love reading with my children and I love the books we read/listen to together. We recently finished ‘The Puffin Book of Big Dreams’, and here are some big ideas from the book that I noted down as things for me to aspire to. I am sharing with the hope that others reading may also find inspiration from some of these dreams…

Aim to do something worthy of a standing ovation

Aim to make your work/your life be a part of a learning curriculum

Make your name worthwhile, maybe through a distinguished service to the world in some way

Finally, just make sure when your dream does come true, to stop a while and live it!


I read the following quote on Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich: “Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it”, and for some reason this has stayed with me. I think the quote suggests that deeds, as opposed to words, are what really count, and I…


If anyone can be labelled as ‘prepared for lockdown’, it should be me. I attended a workshop on creating memes this week, and I made this image to sort of express this…

My thesis write-up just did not go according to plan — I had all my data collected and…


I have 2 main objectives in starting this series of stories:

  1. To document my journey as I try and figure out what’s next for me.

After 7 years, I have now completed all the requirements for my research degree, and ready to graduate (once…

Aishwarya Vidyasagaran

Public health researcher and a busy mum of two cheeky chops

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