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Good manners are understated. I walked back home on this thought-bubble the first time I met Holt Dominique. Classy, suave, and oh-such-a-gentleman, Dominique lives up to the reputation of his even more classy name. From moving heaven and earth to make his education abroad happen (from dwindling finances to crippling odds, I don’t know how, but he did it) to landing a fancy job in the heart of India’s capital city, Dominique is one person I always draw inspiration from when my demons are bigger than my dreams.

Q1. What do you love the most about your work?
I love that I get to meet new people from numerous social circles—ones who have unique interests and are ahead of the curve; especially the cream of the crop in Delhi. I do not crave to be a billionaire, but I crave to be in the company of intellectually global people, and this job helps me achieve that. The most rewarding moment was when my boss gave me space to conduct my work, my way. It’s rewarding to have an inspiring, and understanding supervisor, for in the past I have quit bosses and not workplaces.

Q2. The one who got away and is there something you should have said to them you hesitated to say at that time?
A good ol’ friend whom I had tremendous faith in. Losing few people is part of life, but when you lose a close friend due to an unthoughtful decision, it hurts. Rather than letting go of our friendship, I wish I had made my ex-bestie aware of his wrongdoings.

Q3. A family member who has always stood by you no matter what?
My paternal grandma, Bernice Holt, is the reason for my existence. She taught me how to strive and survive, and through it, taught me how to stay humble. Her wrinkles give away her age, but her wisdom shines above all, and the same continues to guide me.

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Q4. What’s one compliment you often receive?
Be it my power dressing or my accessorizing a simple look to dress chic, I have received compliments for having an eye for all things good. Whether good or bad, I have a megawatt smile for every compliment and criticism.

Q5. When was the last time you got into a fight and was it worth it?
I got into a fight with my loved ones because I didn’t want to lose them. Some confrontations are worth having, it’s only when a person means something to you, do you make an effort and fight for them to stay in your life.

Author: AD

Born and raised in India, Anisha Dhiman moved to Toronto to study Publishing and then Lifestyle Media at Centennial College. Writer, social media strategist and content creator, Anisha is the founder of Five Question Series, where she profiles people… you guessed it, by asking five questions. In her free time, she enjoys reading and trolling people with puppy GIFs and memes. Her only phobia? Losing her sight, but staring at the screen all day long doesn’t help much.

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May 2, 2017

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