Hari Harilela

Sisters score hit with the mother of all Gangnam parodies, Harilela-style

The sisters' video has gained a following. Photo: SCMP

Sherina Utamchandani and Hersha Chellaram's Mama Style - their take on South Korean pop sensation Psy's megahit - has received 12,500 views on YouTube in less than a week.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 4:15am 2 comments

Keep the faith, hotelier Hari Harilela tells Hongkongers in wake of tensions

Hari Harilela, with his son Aron, believes that only tolerance can bring people together and that understanding is a prerequisite for solutions to disputes. Photo: Nora Tam

Prominent hotelier Hari Harilela, who built his fortune by making critical investments during the 1960s riots, has urged Hongkongers to keep faith with their home as the city experiences tension and uncertainty about its future.

2 Apr 2013 - 9:14am 2 comments

How do 90 Harilelas get along under one roof? With plenty of respect

Hari Harilela

The saying "without good fences, there cannot be good neighbours" might not seem appropriate for a family with 90 members living on the same property. But it fits the Harilela family who, according to patriarch Hari, "maintain a kind of privacy and harmony" in their home - a 25,000 square foot complex in Kowloon Tong.

2 Apr 2013 - 4:20am

'Mother Teresa of Tomorrow' wins the Harilela 'The One' award for helping Ethiopian nomads

Over 360 guests, celebrities and socialites turned out on June 8 at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile for the inaugural ceremony of 'The One' - an award founded by Rotary International District 3450's governor David Harilela to honour philanthropists across the globe.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

face-to-face book

HKU chapter of World University Service issues survival challenge to help poor

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

face-to-face book

HKU undergraduate committee kicks off the new school year with banquet dinner

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Harilela nephew keeps it in the family as new Rotary district chief

Rotary has a new chief for the Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia district. David Harilela was named district governor for the 2011-12 term and with his wife, Avisha, welcomed more than 800 guests earlier this month to his inaugural ball at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

India QUIZ

Test your general knowledge.

1Which six countries share a border with India?

2What is the national sport of India?

3Which company controlled India during the 19th century?

4Name the group whose tribute to Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle became a hit in Britain and the US in the late 1990s.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Future sports stars work out

The Hong Kong Baptist University held a sports carnival on July 8 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the handover, as well as promoting the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 East Asian Games.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Harilela clan mourns second patriarch

A second senior member of one of the city's leading business families has died in less than two months.

The death of Mike (Mohan Naroomal) Harilela yesterday at the age of 61 follows that of his elder brother, George, 86, who died in hospital on December 8 of complications following non-invasive surgery.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Tycoons still digging deep to help universities

Tycoons have made donations to two universities as the wave of private funding for higher education continues, with Baptist University receiving a total of $10 million in the last week.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Property tycoon gives $5m to Baptist University's visual arts academy

Property tycoon Lee Shau-kee has donated $5 million to Baptist University for the development and operation of the city's first visual arts academy.

Baptist University president Ng Ching-fai thanked the Henderson Land chairman for his support for education and the arts.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

HKBU receives $5m donation

A donation of $5 million has been made to the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) by Hari N. Harilela, chairman of the Harilela Group, and Padma Harilela.

The pair said they were glad to contribute to nurturing young talent in Hong Kong.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Something to crow about

Some 400 guests were treated to a feast of fine food and champagne as they welcomed in the Year of the Rooster at a lavish bash at the Mandarin Oriental's Clipper Lounge.

Party-goers dressed in their festive finery were welcomed by a traditional Chinese band, before tucking into top culinary delights prepared by the hotel's six restaurants.

18 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

A taste of India

Hong Kong's movers and shakers turned out in force on Saturday for the Gateway to India ball, hosted by the Indian community to raise funds for the Community Chest charity.

10 Dec 2004 - 12:00am