I am excited to share my latest talk courtesy of Engage Kenya. I had 10 days to write and practice this talk. It was a fun, yet somewhat daunting experience. But, I actually loved the whole process. The theme was Curveballs. Do tell me what you think!
I was 16 when my mother called me fat. My father’s Punjabi family had a tendency to be on the larger side, my mother’s Gujarati family were all small and thin. Flitting between the two cultures I heard all the jokes of the fat Punjabis and the thin Gujaratis that each family seemed to revel in. In one household I More →
My husband Jeremy always used to say to me – “Shal, stop, breathe and see how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved. Celebrate your successes before you jump to the next project on your list.” But I never listened to him because there was an innate fear in me that if I stopped I would miss out on opportunities, More →
A conversation with Susan Njoroge from KTN – talking about mindfulness, widowhood, dating – we really did cover a lot in half-an-hour!
I watch the TV with growing discomfort as the protestors get more and more incensed. They tear down property, deface surfaces and attack the police. Their fury against the outrageous treatment and deaths at the hands of police is boiling over. I feel their despair and their anger and in their cause I do empathise. But I am equally perturbed More →
One of the first comments I received on my article “Let’s Talk About Death” was ‘Kufa peke yako!’ Die on your own! It was hardly the most scintillating of responses to the article but it did get me thinking that before I do die, I want to live – a full, fun and fulfilling life. I am sure this is More →
Stop! Don’t flick to the next blogpost. Indulge me for a moment please. What are you scared of? Afraid of death? Frightened of dying? Of course you are. That’s normal. We all fear the unknown and death is probably the biggest unknown. So, your fear is justified. But not talking or thinking about it won’t change the fact that we More →