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Dina interviews actors, musicians, world leaders and other celebrities.

Ajay Walia- Indian Restaurateur of Michelin Starred Rasa Indian Restaurant in Burlingame and Saffron in San Carlos.

Ajay Walia

An Interview with Ajay Walia- Michelin Starred Indian Restaurateur Ajay Walia and I first met about five years ago while I dined at his restaurant in San Carlos, California, Saffron Indian Bistro but we didn’t realize we met. It was a simple, friendly greeting from
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Alicia Yoon, Founder of Peach & Lily, the Korean skincare e-commerce site taking America by storm.

Alicia Yoon- Founder of Peach & Lily

ALICIA YOON DOB: n/a Birthplace: Seoul, Korea Ethnicity: Korean Occupation: Founder/CEO of Peach & Lily Residence: United States Dina’s Thoughts Asian skincare, particularly Korean skincare, has been sweeping the beauty world in a dramatic manner the likes of which we haven’t seen since perhaps the Jennifer Aniston haircut back in the
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Arjun Dev Arora

ARJUN DEV ARORA DOB: 1984 Birthplace: United States Ethnicity: Indian Occupation: Entrepreneur Residence: California Dina’s Thoughts I first met Arjun several years ago to discuss whether there was room in the Silicon Valley ecosystem for a multimedia startup. At the time, he was deep in
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Ela Bhatt

ELA BLATT DOB: September 3, 1933 Birthplace: India Ethnicity: Indian Occupation: Business Woman & Philanthropist Residence: India Dina’s Thoughts Before I and many others of my generation were even born, there was a diminutive woman in newly independent India already single handedly paving the way
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Indra Nooyi

INDRA NOOYI DOB: October 28, 1955 Birthplace: Chennia, India Ethnicity: Indian Occupation: CEO of PepsiCo Residence: United States Dina’s Thoughts Ms. Nooyi is one of the few Asian female CEOs in America, breaking numerous ceilings in women minority’s battle to climb corporate ladders. Her dedication,
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Jennifer Yen

JENNIFER YEN DOB: October 8, 1978 Birthplace: Taiwan Ethnicity: Chinese Occupation: Actress, Entrepreneur Residence: Los Angeles, CA Dina’s Thoughts Fans of the ever popular Power Rangers will recognize the gorgeous Jennifer Yen as Vypra in the series’ 8th season, titled Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. While
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Lakshmi Mittal

LAKSHMI MITTAL DOB: Jun 15, 1950 Birthplace: Rajasthan, India Ethnicity: Indian Occupation: CEO Arcelor Mittal Steel Residence: United Kingdom Dina’s Thoughts Mr. Mittal has created the world’s largest steel company which produces the steel used for one in every five cars in existence. He has
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May King Tsang

MAY KING TSANG DOB: November 13 Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom Ethnicity: Chinese Occupation: Tea Expert and Entrepreneur Residence: Brisbane, Australia Dina’s Thoughts For several years now, May King Tsang has built up a one-woman brand focused on all things tea. Coming from a Chinese background,
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Michael Czarcinski- my interview with the Managing Director of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, learning about how he worked his way up from dishwasher at a restaurant to leading one of the largest hotels in America.

Michael Czarcinski

MICHAEL CZARCINSKI DOB: n/a Birthplace: United States Occupation: Managing Director Residence: Los Angeles, CA Dina’s Thoughts As someone who has been on both sides of hospitality (having worked on hotel acquisitions and having been a lifelong patron of hotels worldwide), I am always deeply impressed when I come across
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Mike Kim

MIKE KIM DOB: December 11, 1976 Birthplace: Chicago, IL Ethnicity: Korean Occupation: Author & Consultant Residence: Los Angeles, CA Dina’s Thoughts Amidst a modern Asian culture that all too often prioritizes finances as the only measure of success, author, consultant, human rights activist and expert
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Vikas Khanna- Master Chef & Cultural Icon

VIKAS KHANNA- MASTER CHEF & CULTURAL ICON DOB: November 14, 1971 Birthplace: Amritsar, India Ethnicity: Indian Occupation: Chef, Author & Television Host Residence: New York and India Dina’s Thoughts If one were to look at Vikas Khanna’s early life, it wouldn’t be illogical to presume that he would never have
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