My name is Shalini. So far, I've practised as an architect and opened an organic Indian bakery in San Francisco. For the last couple of years, I've been on a sabbatical - looking for the next adventure and inspiration. Currently, I'm working on my house and garden, reading, writing and painting. I've been married for the last 11 years. No children, but we have a wonderful dog, named Manu. He is one of the biggest joys in my life.
I havent travelled much, but I intend to do more of it in the coming years. Some of the most memorable trips I've taken have been to New Orleans (pre Katrina) - it was as close to time travel as one can get, and Hawaii, on the island of Molokai.
The 5 things I cant live without?
Well, I believe if one is pushed to it, one can do without a lot. But some of the "things" that make my day wonderful each day are my morning cup of tea, a fabulous sunny day in San Francisco, a good book or anime to dissolve into, my lush green healthy garden, music, a good meal....yada yada yada.