Indie Shine – Ranjeeta Nath Ghai



In our February edition of Indie Shine, a place for @rebirthoflisa to ‘Shine’ the spotlight on indie artists, we welcome poet Ranjeeta Nath Ghai.



©Ranjeeta Nath Ghai used with permission

Born to a Gujarati mother, Assamese father in MH Agra Cantt, Uttar Pradesh, brought up in New Delhi and married to a Punjabi… I have a rich cultural background. “Mann Ki आरज़ू” is my debut attempt at publishing a few of my poems which I have been writing since 1985 to date. Being an army BRAT(Born Raised And Transferred) and Army Officer’s wife I have had the golden opportunity denied to many(and mine by birth)… to have covered the length and breadth of India, and seeing it in its splendor. Hardly have I ever lived in any state for more than a period of 2 years. Giving up my promising career as a graphic designer I build a parallel career as an educationist, to spend more time with my expanding family. My life has been enriched by my seven furry buddies who with their unconditional love have always been a de-stressing factor of my life teaching me to value and love all HIS creations unconditionally. From being a daughter to being a mother, from a caregiver to being loved back in return, being a friend and having friends worth dying for, life has come a full circle. “Life has treated me good and God has been kind to me. Looking back today I feel no regret as I have lived and celebrated each moment of my life with passion, on my own terms and conditions.” You can follow her blog:

Q & A:

What do you do and Why do you do it?
I am a mentor. Teaching is my passion and I love to express my feelings through poetry.
Tell us about your most recent work
My most recent work is a collection of poems of the past 35 years called Mann Ki Aarzoo, an Amalgamation of Sentiments. It is my maiden venture in book publishing.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by LIFE. what i see, how i perceive, and what goes on around me… all are converted into poems.
What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time? 
My best is yet to come… but for beginners… its my book Mann Ki Aarzoo
What is your motto in life?
Live and let life
Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true.
My wildest dream would be my books breaking all records.
What is your favorite quote?

It is a Bengali quote by Rabindranath Tagore:

“Jodi tor daak shune keu na aashe tobe ekla cholo re. Ekla cholo ekla cholo ekla cholo ekla cholo re.” (“IF THEY ANSWER not to thy call walk alone, If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall, O thou of evil luck, Open thy mind and speak out alone.”)

When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for?
When it is all said and done, I want to be remembered for standing up for truth and justice; be it towards humans or animals.
Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public?
My next book will be Chandramauli, A Ray of Hope. It should be available by April 2018.
Where can fans purchase your work?
It’s available on Notion Press,, Amazon.UK., Flipkart… all you have to do is type the name 🙂 For US Amazon Click Here.
There you have it Lovies. I hope you will not only purchase Ranjeeta’s inspirational poetry, but also follow her on social media.

Social Media Links:


Ranjeeta and her Mother at the World Book Fair

Twitter: @ghainath

Facebook: ranjeetanath.ghai

Blog: atrangizindagieksafar 


Wise Words Wednesday!



Hi Lovies,

A new year brings new features here on @rebirthoflisa! I decided to cancel my previous Words Crush Wednesday #wcw Challenge for several reasons. However, before you clutch your pearls, I am implementing a new feature to take it’s place. The replacement is not a challenge. it is simply wise words spoken from those who came before us and knew a whole lot more. I call it ‘Wise Words Wednesday’ and today is the launch. To kick things off, I am using the wise words of the remarkable James Baldwin.

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Motivational Monday – New Blog Feature!



Hello Lovies,

Today I am starting a brand new feature on @rebirthoflisa dedicated to helping you feel better on Mondays. The feature is aptly named “Motivational Monday”. I will post affirmations to help motivate you to keep going and have a positive outlook. I hope you will enjoy this feature. Please leave me a comment  with your thoughts and/or feedback.


10 things every 45 something woman should do



Why only 10 because time is short and it takes us longer to do this stuff…


  1. Wear less makeup, your face needs the break and you don’t need to pretend you are in your 20s. I would have said don’t wear any but I don’t want to start a riot.
  2. Tell everyone you know your real age. Most of the time you’ll get compliments on how young you look. Those that don’t are haters anyway.
  3. Take a road trip with your partner, husband or special friend. Get lost together and act like teenagers. (Make out, giggle, whisper in each other’s ears and have lots of sex) Enjoy your time together before time creeps up on you and you can’t.
  4. Make a bucket list and start doing the items on the list. What are you waiting for? Do you really think you will complete the list in your 70s? Get to it. Hey if you finish the list, just start over…
  5. Take a trip with your siblings and reminisce about your childhood. If you had a troubled childhood, talk about something else and have plenty of cocktails. Only child? Then go alone…
  6. Make a list of things you used to love to do, but never manage to find the time for them anymore. Once you finish the list, schedule them into your week. It makes a huge difference and you will start enjoying life again.
  7. Once a week watch a funny movie, read a book or have a spa day. Make time to refresh and renew.
  8. Have high tea with your best friend on a weekday. Indulge in the decadent desserts, eat finger sandwiches and sip wonderful tea. Share your latest news and listen to hers. Don’t forget to wear your hats ladies!
  9. If you are still fortunate to have living parents, take your mom, dad or both to lunch and let them talk your ear off. Don’t forget to pay the bill.
  10. Send yourself flowers, an edible arrangement or a gift basket to be delivered on a future day. You need the appreciation and chances are you are so busy you will forget they are coming. Who doesn’t love surprise gifts, even if you sent it to yourself?

So there you have it, my list of 10. Do you have any that you would add? Let me know. Hit me up on Facebook at or on Twitter @rebirthoflisa