The Jhooming Nomad – New Blog

So having packed up and rented out my house – I am now on the road… First stop London, and then Sri Lanka followed by Kenya. So far on the list for next year I have India, Italy, Indonesia, Philippines and Switzerland… And as I travel I want to share my experiences with you through my new blog The Jhooming More →

Last Just Jhoom! Class in Cranleigh

And so it was…the last Just Jhoom! class in Cranleigh. After teaching Bollywood dance there since 2005, and launching Just Jhoom! in 2010, I taught my last Just Jhoom! class on Saturday 14 September 2019. It really felt like an end of an era! For 2 hours, Jhoomers and Just Jhoom! Instructors jhoomed to 24 Bollywood tunes. From the ubiquitous More →

Just Jhoom! – 9 Years on…

As we mark 9 years of Just Jhoom! I thought it was prudent to highlight some of the main changes that the company has gone through in the past year or so… Thank you for all your support these past 9 years. I hope you will continue to accompany me on wherever the Just Jhoom! journey takes us next….

Ghar More Pardesiya Choreography

My choreography for the very popular song Ghar More Pardesiya from the film Kalank… I use all sorts of influences – including Bharata Natyam, Kathak, folk, contemporary – a real “Khichidi” – which is often what Bollywood dancing is! Here is the song and dance from the film Kalank featuring Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt…

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 →

Life’s Changing Seasons

When we look back on a year it is usually the extreme lows and highs that we remember. We seem to forget the small things. This isn’t surprising given how much the big events and occurrences affect us. 2018 has been punctuated by loss after loss and it feels likes there has been no respite since the day Jeremy died More →

Chapter 9 – Just Jhoom! (Excerpt 6)

A paragraph from Chapter 9 Just like Just Jhoom!, Jeremy and I shared a relationship that took the best of both our worlds and combined them together to create something entirely new. My mother’s fears of us experiencing a culture clash and a lack of common understanding proved to be unfounded. Jeremy and I enhanced each other’s understanding and embraced More →

Chapter 4 – Feet Away, Worlds Apart (Excerpt 3)

For the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from my forthcoming memoir Always With You. Each excerpt will also have an insight into and the significance of the excerpt. (See below) A paragraph from Chapter 4 It was the only way forward, I knew that now. The only way out of this mess I had created. Yes, it More →