The paint is peeling off a three-storey grey building in a run-down part of Calcutta teeming with beggars and disabled street children.Monday, 27 August, 2007, 12:00am
FIVE YEARS AGO, three books turned Ip Pui's life upside down, hurtling her into a stark new world.
The paperbacks compelled the Hong Kong woman to uproot from her comfortable two-bedroom flat in Sai Kung and job as a journalist at the Oriental Weekly newspaper and relocate to Calcutta, a place she now calls home.26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
The way has been cleared for Mother Teresa's beatification after the Vatican finally put its seal of approval yesterday on a miracle attributed to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nun.
This puts her one step closer to sainthood.3 Oct 2002 - 12:00am
I refer to the letter by Nirmal Laungani headlined, 'Violence a reaction to conversion tactics' (South China Morning Post, January 28).
India suffers from a national malaise which tends to read religious issues into almost every act or event.8 Feb 1999 - 12:00am
Mother Teresa: Beyond the Image by Anne Sebba Weidenfeld & Nicolson, $250 Two of the world's most cherished 'icons' died five days apart this summer - Diana, the Princess of Wales, and Mother Teresa. Any icon is liable to shatter under rough handling: some, like the princess, are susceptible even to scrutiny.25 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
Much has been written about Princess Diana after her tragic death, yet little was printed in the press about one of the most significant saintly Christian workers of this century, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, following her death from cardiac failure in India.25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
Calcutta authorities have been racing against time to arrange security and clean up the city before Mother Teresa's funeral.
Officials have allayed fears the Nobel peace laureate's body could start to decompose through exposure to the extreme heat and humidity.
Now they are grappling with the logistics of coping with an unprecedented VIP flood.13 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
Sisters from a Hong Kong branch of the society formed by Mother Teresa held a simple service yesterday.
Just under 30 people prayed and sang at the Missionaries of Charity's Home of Love, in Nam Cheong Estate, Shamshuipo.8 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
In the last week, the world has lost two remarkable, albeit very different, women. Some 2.5 billion people watched the majestic and poignant spectacle of Diana, Princess of Wales' funeral on Saturday.8 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
Speculation about a successor to Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity is intensifying as a congregation of nuns prepares to discuss the issue later this month.
The timing of the conference was fixed long before the Calcutta-based Nobel peace laureate was admitted to hospital in serious condition on August 20 with malarial fever and heart problems.10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am