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Gaurav A.Pardeshi

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Phone: +852-23631786
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you? 
Drawing Sketches.  During my school days, I drew sketches of almost all WWF wrestlers and they were so good, I would actually sell them for 5 rupees each drawing in my school to friends.
How did you come-up with this name A-Desiflava? 
When I was in London doing my postgraduate studies, there used to be an Indian restaurant in Hounslow, London by the name of Desiflava which literally meant Desi (Indians) Flava (Flavour) this name was tinkering in my head from a very long time for some reason, so when planning the magazine I thought of using the same name but giving the flavor of readership for Desi’s by way of a magazine instead of food . I added an ‘A’ before Desiflava so that it could help with SEO and also one Vaastu consultant suggested adding this alphabet ‘A’ before the name of the Magazine.

Neha Pathak

Co-Founder & Director

Phone: +852-23631786
What is your biggest professional achievement so far?
I was the first 5 finalist at the Gladrags Mrs.India 2011 that was a reality tv show on NDTV channel in India. I was chosen among thousands of contestants at the auditions and was also the winner of pageant Most Glamourous Mrs.India in the same pageant. 
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you? 
Dancing.  I used to be a professional classical and Bollywood dancer.  If you see me dancing you wouldn’t say I’m not a professional.
Why did you join hands with Gaurav on A-Desiflava?
I could relate to his view that there was a big gap in the Hong Kong media for the expat and lower to middle-income group of Indians living in Hong Kong. There were very few Indian magazines in Hong Kong in 2012, and also they were only reaching the top businessmen, high-income elite societies Indians in Hong Kong. A-Desiflava is meant to target the readership of lower to a middle-income group of expats and south Asians community of HK.

Preeti Wadhwa

Sr.Ad Sales Manager

Phone: +852-64348876
What was your favorite childhood tv show?
I have always been an ardent fan of Cartoon Network right from my childhood. Tom & Jerry, Dexter’s Laboratory and Addam’s Family were a few of my favorite shows. Apart from these, I loved watching shows like, I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched, which were also popular at that time. I wonder if the next generation would ever get an opportunity to witness all these amazing shows.
 
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you?
Well, specifically nothing is hidden from my near and dear ones. However, people are yet to discover my inclination towards photography, which I also happen to be good at. I love taking pictures and hopefully, somehow, I will be able to convert my passion into my profession.
 
What do you enjoy the most with your job at A-Desiflava magazine? 
My professional background goes way back to 2014 when I had started working with Autocar India magazine. Since then, I have been fascinated with this industry and the work pattern. It has been a great journey with A-Desiflava, since the company allows me to socialize with and get to know different people.

Brinda Khandwala

Managing Editor – Print & Website

Phone: +852 55280788
What was your favourite childhood tv show?
Oh, so many… As much as mom hated it, I was glued to the couch, almost hypnotized by the TV! It’s hard to pick favourites because I loved everything from Small Wonder, Full House, Wonder Years, Different Strokes, Saved by the Bell. In the later years I was fascinated by supernatural girlpower – so, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Buffy The Vampire Slayer took over. There was also Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and Beverly Hills 90210. Of course, as every 90s teen, I have binged on Friends! I still do – its my comfort viewing. Now life comes a full circle – my children are watching Fuller House with the same cast, all grown up!  
 
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you? 
Bollywood gossip! And now with social media at my fingertips, it’s become an addiction. Instagram is my air supply. I can spend hours talking about everything that happens BTS. But this side of me remains in wraps unless I am with someone who is equally nuts about Bollywood.Another free time activity is drafting people’s personal notes! At school I was the in-house Hallmark. Friends came to me to make their cards and love notes. Even now, for most friends, I am the go-to person for drafting their CVs, invitations, school applications. Guess I have a way with words. My husband can vouch for this, mostly because he’s never won an argument!
 
What do you enjoy the most with your job at A-Desiflava magazine? 
I joined the magazine soon after moving here. It is the best way to get to know the city. I love that no two days are the same. Each morning there is something new on the desk that’s challenging and exciting. It is because of the magazine that I get to meet and talk to a lot of inspiring people. That keeps me going every day.

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