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 →

Farewell Just Jhoom!

I bring you this blogpost with a sense of great sadness and yet hope for the future. Over the last few months I have made the difficult decision to close down my beloved business – Just Jhoom! As some of you may know, the last two years have been difficult for me with the passing of my beautiful, lovely husband and More →

Eight Jhooming Great Years!

27 May 2010 – Launch of Just Jhoom! 9 July 2010 – Just Jhoom! receives accreditation from REPs (the Register of Exercise Professionals) making it the first Bollywood dance-fitness instructor course to get accreditation from the fitness industry in the UK. This strong external endorsement from REPs establishes Just Jhoom! as the UK’s leading Bollywood dancercise specialist. October 2010 – More →

Celebrating 6 years of the Just Jhoom! DVD

It’s six years ago today that we filmed the Just Jhoom! dance-fitness DVD using some fabulous Bollywood music tracks from  blockbuster movies. And, even after all this time, the DVD is still relevant, fun and a must have if you are a Bollywood dance workout fan! Here is the making of the DVD – and to own your very own More →