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Meet The Team

Gaurav A.Pardeshi (Gary)

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.

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