How the Coronavirus outbreak triggered haunting memories

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has become an international emergency as it has killed more than 2,500 people in China and infected over eighty thousand worldwide. These numbers are just adding up by the second. The figures of those deceased are almost four times that of SARS’ (Severe Acute […]Read More

Decoding the mythologies around Chinese New Year

The origin of the Chinese New Year spans across multiple dynasties over thousands of years. To complicate matters, the origins and traditions are steeped in mountains of myths and legends, blurring the lines between fact and fantasy. It is not uncommon. Often rituals and customs follow a path back into history that is littered with the […]Read More

A tale of two economies – Hong Kong and China

To say that Hong Kong has a complex and layered relationship with China is an understatement. Since being incorporated into the Qin dynasty more than 2,000 years ago, the connection between the Asian superpower and this tiny cluster of islands has seen its share of ups and downs. As a result of China’s embarrassing loss in […]Read More

Bhangra finds its footing in Hong Kong

Colourful attire along with turbans for men and dupattas (scarfs) for women, free-flowing hand and leg movements on the beats of dhol; this description would do justice in presenting vivid imagery of a dance form that has left quite an impression all over the world. Originated in the northern parts of India and Pakistan in the 18th […]Read More

Budget in a nutshell (2020)

Any country's growth is estimated from the financial budget allocated to various sectors. With the protests and the widespread flu, the economic growth of both Hong Kong and India has suffered of late. To sustain the economy, both the governments provided some relaxations in the fiscal budget. Here are some key pointers. Read More

Five works of literature that you must read in this

Remember that pleasant afternoon during the spring season when a picnic and book reading was on the cards or that chilly winter evening when you were comfortably tucked inside and lost track of time as you were sipping on hot coffee and reading that murder mystery? Yes, this piece is to remind you about the […]Read More