Sumintra Dutt


  1. I hail from the Friendly North Island of Fiji (Vanua Levu) then moved to the Burning West (Viti Levu) and finally to Aotearoa (New Zealand).
  2. My family is my hidden treasure, strength, reflection, and happiness. It consists of my husband, three beautiful children, a daughter-in-law, and three amazing grandchildren.
  3. Rich culture and traditions are deeply rooted in me. I believe in the teachings of Lord Shiva and the Bhagavad Gita. It helps me to live a life with purity, strength, discipline, honesty, kindness, and integrity.
  4. By wearing a saree, I embrace my culture and heritage. It is a symbol of timeless beauty and gives me a retro look with the ‘pallu’ in the front. I love wearing a saree adorned with complete jewellery.
  5. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey). I am a lover of art and craft. Although I am inspired by other artists like Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural materials to create amazing things – he is my favourite artist. I enjoy singing, reciting hymns, and listening to 80’s and 90’s Hindi super hits.