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Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

According to Maslow, people go through a hierarchy of needs. Those whose physiological needs have been met go up to the next level -- safety and security -- and then on to personal needs of belonging and intimacy, moving up to esteem and prestige needs and finally to self-actualisation needs.  This five tier model of human needs was up-ended in 2020. As the pandemic raged through a bewildered world, it did not matter whether you were rich, poor or middle class. White, black or brown. Covid19 spared none. The only two goals that mattered for every human being on the planet: to address one's physiological needs and to stay safe and secure. We made it through 2020 - battered by the pandemic and its aftermath. Struggling to find equanimity in a world gone insane. Being forced to cut down on excesses and go back to the basics. Grateful for the things that we had begun to take for granted - home, health, loved ones. Amidst it all, we saw our lives turn upside down, losing  many near and

Witness to a Murder - Excerpt from #NoSafeZone

  Blurb London-bred activist Qiara Rana will do anything to save her mentor and their NGO, Girls Rock!, from ruin. Even if it means visiting the city she had vowed never to return to. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a potential suspect in the murder of a high profile businessman. The only person she can turn to for help is Kabir Shorey, the man who stood her up ten years ago. On a mission to bust an international women’s trafficking ring, Intelligence Bureau officer Kabir Shorey runs slam bang into the girl who has tormented his dreams. He is determined to protect her but can he save himself from the all-consuming passions that flare up between them all over again? As the past and present collide in a deadly plot of crime and greed that moves from the cosmopolitan streets of London and Delhi to the bazaars and villages of Rajasthan, old secrets are ripped away. Treading the fine lines between safety and danger, truth