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The Auntie Network

The Auntie Network, an app by Radha Patel is just over two weeks old as of writing but has already had a positive response among her target audience of fifty-something South Asian parents. SEEMA sat down with Radha to learn more about The Auntie Network, the dating app for desi parents.

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Pickle Perfect

There are many reasons to love pickles. They’re super delicious (albeit an acquired taste), make excellent mixers, and add an enlivening tang to salads and sandwiches. You can even drink the brine straight out of the bottle; it’s full of immune-boosting good bacteria that will keep your gut biome thriving.

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Seema Jain is A Champion of Pluralism!

Seema Jain was a finance nerd until her job at Marriott International required her to push up sales. In the middle of the brutal 2008 recession, she spotted a group of Indian travelers at a nearby hotel. She wanted them to stay at her Marriott Residence Inn property.

Working closely with the general manager, Jain showcased its cultural amenities, including Indian breakfast, Indian newspapers, Indian TV stations, Bollywood nights, educating the staff on Indian culture. The Indian clientele increased from 15% to 30% within a year, and revenue soared. She was able to replicate these results for over 14 other cultures and communities, and became Marriott’s multicultural director.

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