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 →

Always With You – On Sale 12 July 2018

23 months ago today I lost the most important person in my life – my beautiful husband Jeremy. Today, in his memory, I am proud to reveal details of my new memoir Always With You…. Always With You is about my personal battles with mental illness, the coping strategies I relied on to regain a positive mental state after severe More →

Chapter 7 – The Crash (Excerpt 5)

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 7 One evening, after a long day at work, Jeremy brought in an old cassette player that I had asked him for as More →

Chapter 7 – The Crash (Excerpt 4)

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 7 My eyelids popped open and for a moment I lay still in the darkness, staring up at the ceiling. Without looking at More →

Chapter 1 – A Rabbit In The Garden (Excerpt 2)

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 couple of paragraphs from Chapter 1 I had been brought up in a fairly strict Indian family, where it was expected that I would eventually marry More →

Prologue – Always With You (Excerpt 1)

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) To begin with a couple of paragraphs from the Prologue: He is here to meet me. I know he is here because I can see him: strong More →

Always With You – Launching 30 June 2018

I am delighted to announce the launch of my new memoir Always With You – A true story about love, loss…and hope. Many of you will know that my beautiful, lovely husband and soulmate Jeremy passed away in 2016 after a two year battle with cancer. Since September 2017 I have been writing a revealingly honest book about our life More →