Category: Blog – The Now

A 1000 Splendid Suns

As posted on facebook on 16th December 2019 Hey peeps, Just spreading some sunshine brought over from the shores of Goa from my recent trip last month. This year’s trip highlight was not attending IFFI 2019 (International Film Festival of Goa), despite having a masterclass with some greats, including John...

World Mental Health Day – Suicide Prevention

As posted on facebook on 10th October 2019 This year’s World Mental Health day message is dedicated to suicide prevention. Did you know that EVERY 40 SECONDS SOMEONE TAKES THEIR OWN LIFE? I dedicate this day in loving memory of my Uncle, Gurprem Singh, whom I never had the chance...

Andy Serkis & Best Beginnings

I was thrilled to be invited to an intimate gathering and Q&A with Andy Serkis – he’s the patron of the beautiful charity Best Beginnings and was sharing about his legendary role as Gollum, movies and recent intrepid trek to Mount Everest’s peak to raise money for them. I can’t...

International Women’s Day 2019

As published on facebook on 11th March 2019 I originally coaxed myself onto this public podium to be held accountable in case I bailed out from my dreams. Aside from fulfilling my 3 movie scripts, I wanted to meet a wholesome man I could share my life with. Back in...

The Woman’s Voice

As published on Facebook on 26th Oct 18 The Sad Truth – last Sunday evening on the Jubilee line: “If you were my wife, I would tell you to shut up. Why don’t you just shut your big mouth and stay at home? I would never let you out!” The...

World Mental Health Day 2018

As published on Facebook on 10th Oct 2018 It’s World Mental Health Day as I remember my own struggle with my spiritual emergency/crisis in 2008, following the loss of my father, a relationship and all my freelance contracts within 100 days. It’s World Mental Day as I recall my early...

Ten Years of Recurring Dreams of an Ex

As published on Fearless Femme on 30th May 2018.   “Gee…Gee.” I turned towards the familiar voice calling me. My ex was dashing towards me one second, then he’d vanished the next — poof into thin air. The end. I’ve had a handful of these dreams over the years. I...

A Journey Well Travelled

Funny how the few pictures, above and below, taken on a country hike in Princes Risborough this Saturday, have summed up my story of the last two months gone. This poem to accompany my photo story just burst through. I just love how the discovery of words can soothe the...

Life – A River Runs Through It

As published on Fearless Femme on 16th March 2018.  Writing this poem was hugely inspired by Bruce Lee, who himself, aside from a supreme martial artist, was a philosopher who quoted a lot from The Tao. It’s a reminder that no matter what life throws at us, if we can...

Paying Homage to my Great-Grandfathers on IWD 2018

As published on Facebook on 8 March 2018 It’s International Women’s Day and I pay homage to both my great-grandfathers, who were freedom fighters for Gandhi’s Independence movement. (Can you believe they met in jail and betrothed their children, my grandparents, to marry one another?) Thank you for giving me...