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‘Reflections’: A Weekly Show On the Life, Work and Philosophy of Famous South Asian Americans

‘Reflections’: A Weekly Show On the Life, Work and Philosophy of Famous South Asian Americans

  • Among those featured so far on the TV Asia show — hosted by lifestyle consultant Jaswant Lalwani — included fashion designer Naeem Khan; Navina Haidar, head of the Islamic Wing at The Met, and Maneesh Goyal, the man behind Sona restaurant.

Since last July, Jaswant Lalwani has been showcasing renowned personalities in arts, culture and more in the vibrant South Asian cultural scene here. Through his weekly show aired on TV Asia — “Reflections – Arts, Culture and More” — the real estate advisor and lifestyle consultant interviews prominent South Asian Americans with a deep dive into their life, work and philosophy. 

Some of the prominent members of the community interviewed so far on the series include fashion designer Naeem Khan; Navina Haidar, head of the Islamic Wing at The Met Museum; restaurateur Roni Mazumdar; Sanjoy Roy of the Jaipur Literature Festival; entrepreneur Maneesh Goyal, the man behind Sona and a host of other game changers in the South Asian American community. 

The series has been a success since its July 2022 launch, according to a press release issued by the channel, signifying “a ready market thirsting for this kind of programming among both its current base and the new base it hopes to attract.” 

“Reflections” has aired 24 episodes and is in the process of completing its third season starting this month during which Lalwani will feature businesswoman and Grammy-nominated singer Chandrika Tandon discussing her new Album “Ammu’s Treasures” releasing later this month; Rahul Kadakia, Global Head of Jewelry at Christie’s; and actor and activist Maulik Pancholy, among others. 

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Described by his website as “a citizen of the world,” Lalwani is based in both New York City and Miami. He specializes in luxury real estate acquisitions for a discerning international clientele, and “understands that for the truly affluent, real estate is more than an investment; it is a reflection of taste and individuality,” his website says.

A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Lalwani holds an M.S. from Wayne State University, Detroit and an MBA from Columbia University. He has lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Athens and Amsterdam and his native India and has developed business opportunities in over a dozen countries. During his tenure at Cunard Cruise Lines, Jaswant led marketing efforts for 10 world-renowned cruise ships and deluxe hotel properties like The Ritz in London and The Watergate in Washington DC. He also served as president of Cunard American International Cruises for the Asian market and “is credited with introducing their QE2/Concorde program in the U.S.,” according to his website.

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