I believe that there are only two certainties. Birth and Death!!! And in between the two is a beautiful, series of travels, called…. Life!!! This planet is AMAZING!
We travel physically, emotionally and spiritually from moment to moment….
There’s so much to see, discover, taste, hear, feel….Unfortunately most of us get caught up in humdrum existences, material pursuits , and fitting in with “the Joneses’”. To me, life is very different. I want to savour every moment and fill my life with experiences, experiences, experiences!!!
My greatest source of joy is travel. Places I’ve been include Africa, America, Italy, France, Greece, Thailand, Mauritius, Dubai, London, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Maldives and all over beautiful India! I’m a PADI certified open water Diver. I can say I’ve been to depths of the oceans and conversely up on the highest motorable road in the world, Khardungla Pass 18,300 ft (Leh-Ladhak). Exploring the Mayan civilization in Machu Pichu, and to drive down the Amalfi coast are still on my bucket list! I thoroughly enjoy spinning, swimming, playing Chess and Scrabble, Reading, collecting music, Taking Photos and helping make the world a better place through philanthropy or simply by spreading joy and laughter!!!
COOKING : I love to cook. I’ve done professional courses in Mughlai, Italian, Mexican, Continental, Thai, Chinese, Desserts, Eggless desserts, vegetable carving, soups and salads and learnt Napkin folding and Vegetable carving too!!!
MUSIC : I pride myself on my music collection. I simply love music. Depending on the genre it can elevate the soul, calm the mind, get you dancing or simply melt you into a puddle of mush. Lounge, jazz, Sufi, House, reggae, pop, instrumental, world, hip hop, classical, African, Italian, French, Aboriginal Australian, Arabic, Egyptian, Indian, oriental…. I’ve travelled the world and bought them all!!!
My favourite collections are café del mar, the Putamayo series and Ministry of Sound.
My favourite artists are Andre Bocelli Frank Sinatra, Dido, Leonard Cohen, Diana Krall, Lionel Ritchie, Bob Marley, Erykah Badu and Tina Turner, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen and Atif Aslam, Sonu Nigam.
My favourite songs are My Way (Frank Sinatra), I’d love to be your last (Clay Walker) Lady (Kenny Rogers) Annies song (John Denver), Just the way you are (Billy Joel), Hero (Enrique Iglesias), Shine on (R.I.O.) and Happy (Pharrell Williams)
My favourite films include Jo jeeta Wohi Sikander, Dor, Taare Zameen Par, Sholay, queen, Serendipity, Only You, A Fish Called Wanda, Scarface, The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, the Secret, Avatar, Interstellar, Oceans 11, mad max, tequila sunrise & the X men series! On TV friends and Ally Mc beal always put a smile on my face as does sex and the city. I was enthralled watching “Fringe” and I think the only reason I was hooked to “The Mentalist” was because of Simon Baker.
My life quote is : The quality of your life is not shaped by what happens to you, but by your reaction to it.!!! If you want something, want it with all your heart. Match it’s frequency, and it will manifest.