Perfume: 'I like trying out different perfumes, but my all-time favourite is Glamorous by Ralph Lauren.' Dresses: Ritu Kumar, Shanghai Tang and Ralph Lauren. Shoes: Kenneth Cole, Rockport and Bally. 'My first consideration is comfort.' Mobile phone: a lo-tech Nokia. Books: The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the Upanishads (Hindu scriptures). On the iPod: Indian classical music, Ella Fitzgerald, Keith Jarrett, Kitaro and Queen Elephantine. Work of art: 'I am very instinctive: I might like one work but hate another by the same artist. Favourites include Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose of the Old Bengal School and Andy Warhol.' Dancer: Mikhail Baryshnikov. 'One of the dance pieces from White Nights leaves a vivid image in my mind.' Also: 'Kalanidhi Narayanan, my guru, and many great Indian dancers. Watching them is a spiritual journey.' Choreography: the forthcoming production Tao of the Heart by Sri Shakti Academy. 'It is a work without defining boundaries, a work based on improvisation. It juxtaposes Indian dance with Chinese, modern and flamenco while drawing upon tai chi, yoga and theatre arts.' Hero: Mother Teresa. 'I come from Calcutta, so I've seen her influence.' Charity: 'In India, I sponsor a boy through World Vision and Cry. In the future, I hope to sponsor a girl in building her dance career.' Restaurant: Mozart Stub'n on Glenealy in Central. 'The souffle is to die for.' Two items to take to a desert island: 'Sun block and a good read.' Place in Hong Kong: 'The open spaces and walled villages in Kam Tin, New Territories.'