Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Nesuto’s Dilshad Khan

This week, we caught up with Nesuto’s sales manager for Western Australia, Dilshad Khan, to find out how she’s been faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are you reading?

I haven’t found too much time to read, as I am busy watching Netflix series, listening to music, and yes, talking to family overseas as much as I can.

What are you watching?

I am watching The Good Doctor and David Attenborough’s Our Planet.

What are you listening to?

Currently, I am listening to Andrea Bocelli and my all-time favourites, ABBA.

What are you cooking?

Ohh, well … I never knew how to cook, but now I love cooking and it gives me great satisfaction when I cook a nice meal – particularly Bengali, Mexican and Italian cuisines. Currently, I am cooking beef chili con carne.

How are you staying fit both physically and mentally?

I love to walk when I get a chance. To me, mental fitness is all about being calm, so I keep listening to music that keeps me calm and relax.

What’s something positive you’ve witnessed or experienced since the coronavirus hit?

I have seen humanity and kindness in each other during this crisis time.

What have you learned about yourself amid the crisis?

I have learned to be more appreciative and recognised how blessed I am to be surrounded by people who care for me and are always by my side. I’ve also learned to let go of some people from my life and move on.

What’s your advice for others in the industry on coping with the crisis?

Be proactive, think outside the box and always be ready to adapt, because things can change at the last minute. Let’s be kind to each other, since we are all in this together.

Where is your favourite domestic travel destination?

There are so many places across Australia! To name my favourite destination, it has to be Tasmania, where natural beauty never ends. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Mount Wellington in Hobart, and Cataract Gorge and the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery in Launceston are all worth checking out.

What is the one international travel memory keeping you going through this time?

My last holiday was in Singapore and Bangladesh, and that keeps me going.

Where do you want to travel to once international travel restrictions ease up?

I would like to go home where my parents and sister are in Bangladesh. I haven’t seen them in almost three years now.


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