The amazing Neelam Sethi was the keynote speaker at a marvelous women's salon that I attend. Neelam is a true force of nature in Tucson's cultural world. She and her husband are generous and warm-hearted philanthropists in Tucson and they share a bit of Indian culture in all that they do. They have been sponsors of a "Bollywood" festival at the Fox and each year they host FAME (Family Arts and Music Experience), a wonderful free program for children. Neelam lights up the room with her spirit and beautiful heart.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: