Interview on Living Raw Radio

“In an open, honest and very candid radio interview, I talk about my depression, bereavement, family estrangement and all the life events that have shaped me over the years.” Shalini Bhalla-Lucas

Interviewed by award-winning businesswoman and radio presenter Geeta Sidhu-Robb for her radio programme on Living Raw Radio. More →

Wife to Widow – A candid look at dying

Over the last few years I have been struck by how scared people are about talking about dying. So I get it – it isn’t the most cheerful topic to talk about over the dinner table! And, I think some of my friends are beginning to avoid me as I become a “death bore”. But, the thing is, we need More →

Hamari Adhoori Prem Kahani (Our Incomplete Love Story)

For Jeremy…. Hamari Adhoori Prem Kahani Jab hum mile to zindagi mili Do dil, do jaan ek hue Jab hum mile to hamari jahan ek hogayi Hamari prem kahani ko dhadkhan mili Lekin takdeerne hamarisaat bewafi kee Kuch pal ke liye humko judaa kargayi Ehsaas huan ki hum ek doosre ke bina saas nahin lesakte Aur hamari prem kahani adhoori More →

Chapter 22 – Walking in the Dark (Excerpt 14)

A paragraph from Chapter 22 It was an article in the Guardian that started me thinking about the idea of legacy. The article, ‘Top Five Regrets of the Dying’, was based on a book written by a palliative nurse, Bronnie Ware. She had spent years caring for people in their final hours and they had shared their thoughts with her More →

Chapter 21 – The Afterlife (Excerpt 13)

A paragraph from Chapter 21 Today, I don’t fear death because I believe death is not the end; it is merely part of my soul’s journey. And so, like with everything I do in life, I make preparations for my journey. When my time comes, my assistant, Peta, knows exactly where to find all my instructions, as well the items More →