Goodbye June and first half of 2020

Third New Year’s Eve at NOIR. #COTER trailer, ebook and paperback releases. Mumbai airport pit stop. Dubai reunions galore! Memory book by Ambreen; one of my most cherished gifts. Holding the first copy of COTER. Prathna turns 50. The Dubai launch and book signing, with my family and loved ones. Book reading by my Amma Pratibha Rao. Quality time with my bestie. Emirates International School talk with senior students.

Mumbai launch and book signing. Book reading by author Nandini Dhanani. Ekta and Anjali make the moment even more special. Singapore celebration. Melbourne event with surprise T-shirts! Book reading by Divyesh Udeshi. Rath Yatra and amusement park rides on a sunny day. COTER becomes an Amazon #1 Bestselling ebook! Start writing part 2 of the trilogy. Retreat for wellness begins. Amy comes to Melbourne. Outlander. Breezy buzz cut. Veer turns 40: virtual birthday song.

Zoom catch up with Kings college gang. Instalive as an Author and then as a Counsellor. Mom and Dad’s 56th Wedding Anniversary. Reacquainted with Baking. Complete writing Part 2, editing commences. Short story gets published: Fairy Tales – Rewind. Start writing Part 3. Revna turns 25. Three years in Australia. Love Schitt’s Creek! Games on Zoom with Sappu, Amy and Bob! Into the night. Teasers ready for book 2. Will and Grace ends. Launched a counselling blog on Medium. Morning Wars. Supervision training begins. Buddha . The world starts to open. Defending Jacob. Winter begins. Alex turns 30. Finished writing part 3. The Exiled Rogue series logo unveiled. 16/6

6 months ago I was eagerly awaiting the launch of my first book. 6 months later, here I am, having finished writing the second and third. Always look for silver linings, you will find them.


Goodbye June and first half 2018

New year at NOIR. First January Summer. Reflective Walk from Brighton beach to St. Kilda beach. Padmaavat. Sunil turns 40! Mussoorie with Mayyur. Delhi pit-stop, Mumbai delight. Adnani Lunch. Mandala Table Alumni workshop. Sherlock Holmes card game. Big little lies. Sydney Spoils, glass bottom cable car and bridge climb scares! DreamS highlights. Daylesford & Lavendula. Downton Abbey. South Mumbai comes to South Yarra. Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Mom & Dad’s 54th Wedding Anniversary. Seaford Sunday. Hogwarts Mystery Wizarding World mobile game! Oriental Tea House. The neighbours visit my hood. Qualified Counsellor! 365 sunsets in Melbourne. Dubai gang reunites. Dad turns 75! Shonali is engaged to Bikram! Hong Kong Happiness. Homemade Nutella Cheesecake 😍 Disneyland after many moons. BrySri20. Origin by Dan Brown. Designated Survivor. Jurassic World. DIA film festival Hat trick. Lucky Penny Cafe. Harry Potter Cluedo and F.R.I.E.N.D.S Monopoly. Second home: Jam Factory. June Winter with Foggy nights. 12 Apostles revisited. Member of the ACA. Puffs: The Hufflepuff perspective. Alienist. Welcome Sangy! Hotel Transylvania 3. Sanju.

Enjoying a chilly Sunday morning as I write this, thankful for every moment of this year where I look forward to another milestone.

Stay strong with a smile 😊