20 Questions

Deepna Sethi

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Dubai is a city that celebrates success in ways that are simply extravagant. It is truly a merchant capital. The pecuniary side of the business mogul churns out millions of inches in column space, where every business facet is packaged across various platforms.

But, somewhere in that, the person who made it all happen gets lost.

So, here’s to the person they were before they became the someone we know.


Deepna Sethi is the quiet but formidable force behind Ajay Sethi and his success. Born and raised in Nairobi, she is an involved and happy mother of three who dreams of a day when the kids go off to university, so she can pursure her passion- art. She hopes to create an art studio in her home where she can paint freely.

  1. What was the last book you read?
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  2. Who did you have your first crush on?
    Richard Gere
  3. What’s the lie you use most often?
    If I absolutely have to, I say “Low battery, I’ll call you back”.
  4. What was the first car you bought?
    My dad bought me a VW Golf GTI when I was 17 and passed my driving test.
  5. Describe yourself in one word.
  6. If not Dubai, where?
  7. What do you really want that you don’t have yet?
    I can’t ask for more, I’m just grateful.
  8. If you were a superhero, you’d be?
    Invisible woman
  9. A song that you know from start to finish.
    Imagine by John Lennon
  10. If you were PM for a day, you would?
    I would prefer to stay away from politics.
  11. What kind of charity would you support?
    Education for underprivileged adults and children
  12. Complete ‘once upon a time…’
    We were young and free
  13. Ever been whacked? By who?
    My grade 6 teacher. What days!
  14. Your favourite drink.
    Hot chocolate with whipped cream
  15. Complete ‘I am who I am…’
    as simple as that
  16. Favorite comic.
  17. What was the last thing you bought?
    New jeans, one size smaller than the previous one. I felt sexy just trying them on!
  18. Ever failed a subject?
  19. Which film dialogue resonates the most with you?
    “Life stops pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
  20. If you were given a paint can and a wall, what would you graffiti on it?
    Hakuna Matata.