Give India's megacities a wide berthand head for Pune, where history and culture abound, writes Shafik Meghji.
Man of Steel is the ultimate action movie, but director Zack Snyder also wants us to form an emotional bond with the superhero, writes Kavita Daswani.
There may be some cultural differences, but the cuisine of Spain has a few things in common with Cantonese food, writes Vanessa Yung.
Diffusion lines are no longer the poor little sisters of big fashion labels. Jing Zhang chooses five that fuse hip with high fashion at friendlier prices.
Mando-pop star A-Lin lives in the shadow of her mentor A-Mei, but she remains a rare talent, writes David Frazier.
Ukulele prodigy Jake Shimabukuro is winning new respect for the diminutive instrument, writes Robin Lynam.