Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.
Bhakti Mathur
Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.

Latest from Bhakti Mathur

How to prepare for an ultramarathon – and why so many people are getting hooked on endurance running

Star ultrarunning coach Jason Koop shares insights on why more people are getting hooked on endurance running, and tips on how to succeed at it. Plus seven tips on how best to recover.

16 Feb 2019 - 9:48PM
How to prepare for an ultramarathon – and why so many people are getting hooked on endurance running

Star ultrarunning coach Jason Koop shares insights on why more people are getting hooked on endurance running, and tips on how to succeed at it. Plus seven tips on how best to recover.

How Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray’s blood cancer battle helped her find strength and ‘clarity’

Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray has worked as a top model, Bollywood actress and television host, but she is also a cancer survivor. Now based in Hong Kong, she speaks about her battle with multiple myeloma.

28 Jan 2019 - 8:36PM
How Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray’s blood cancer battle helped her find strength and ‘clarity’

Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray has worked as a top model, Bollywood actress and television host, but she is also a cancer survivor. Now based in Hong Kong, she speaks about her battle with multiple myeloma.

9 tips on avoiding Alzheimer’s and where to turn when a loved one suffers

Angry at the quality of Alzheimer’s information available online after her mother was diagnosed with the disease, Deborah Kan set up her own website, Being Patient, to provide the answers people were looking for.

15 Jan 2019 - 10:13AM
9 tips on avoiding Alzheimer’s and where to turn when a loved one suffers

Angry at the quality of Alzheimer’s information available online after her mother was diagnosed with the disease, Deborah Kan set up her own website, Being Patient, to provide the answers people were looking for.

How a Jersey girl at Harvard caught the marathon bug running Boston Marathon, and hasn’t stopped since

Hong Kong-based working mum Ming Chen runs marathons for fun, averaging more than two a year for the past 30 years. In training for her 65th marathon, she thinks she’ll stop at 88.

6 Dec 2018 - 7:06PM
How a Jersey girl at Harvard caught the marathon bug running Boston Marathon, and hasn’t stopped since

Hong Kong-based working mum Ming Chen runs marathons for fun, averaging more than two a year for the past 30 years. In training for her 65th marathon, she thinks she’ll stop at 88.

How Ayurveda improved this sceptical Singapore man’s life so much, he started an Ayurvedic company

Sumit Nanda had constant headaches and bad digestion, until he saw an Ayurvedic doctor. Despite his scepticism, he found the treatment worked so well, he now runs an Ayurvedic company.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
How Ayurveda improved this sceptical Singapore man’s life so much, he started an Ayurvedic company

Sumit Nanda had constant headaches and bad digestion, until he saw an Ayurvedic doctor. Despite his scepticism, he found the treatment worked so well, he now runs an Ayurvedic company.

Hiking round Mount Kailash in Tibet, world’s most sacred mountain, and how to train for it

Hong Kong-based pair talk about their high-altitude trek around revered – and still unclimbed – mountain in Tibet, the pilgrims they passed, and how to prepare physically for the challenge.

8 Oct 2018 - 7:11PM
Hiking round Mount Kailash in Tibet, world’s most sacred mountain, and how to train for it

Hong Kong-based pair talk about their high-altitude trek around revered – and still unclimbed – mountain in Tibet, the pilgrims they passed, and how to prepare physically for the challenge.

How to run marathons faster: run more, do strength training, lose weight before race, ultrarunners teach marathon debutante

Hongkonger Bhakti Mathur learns there are no short cuts to running marathons faster; ultrarunners advise her to run more, do strength training and lose weight ahead of a race to improve her times

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How to run marathons faster: run more, do strength training, lose weight before race, ultrarunners teach marathon debutante

Hongkonger Bhakti Mathur learns there are no short cuts to running marathons faster; ultrarunners advise her to run more, do strength training and lose weight ahead of a race to improve her times

Room to Read co-founder on trip that sowed the seeds of charity 20 years ago, and the schoolchildren, especially girls, it has helped

John Wood, then a Sydney executive, was appalled when he visited a school in Nepal on holiday and saw only three books there; he returned with 3,000, and helped set up an education charity that has reached 12.4 million children in 20 years

23 May 2018 - 9:52PM
Room to Read co-founder on trip that sowed the seeds of charity 20 years ago, and the schoolchildren, especially girls, it has helped

John Wood, then a Sydney executive, was appalled when he visited a school in Nepal on holiday and saw only three books there; he returned with 3,000, and helped set up an education charity that has reached 12.4 million children in 20 years

How Hong Kong refugees’ running club Run offers relief from traumatic memories and uncertain future

Refugees in Hong Kong face a hard life and uncertain future as they await recognition of their status before heading off to a third country to be settled. We talk to members of Run, a non-profit group that aims to rehabilitate them through treks, runs, training and by offering online study opportunities

21 May 2018 - 4:13PM
How Hong Kong refugees’ running club Run offers relief from traumatic memories and uncertain future

Refugees in Hong Kong face a hard life and uncertain future as they await recognition of their status before heading off to a third country to be settled. We talk to members of Run, a non-profit group that aims to rehabilitate them through treks, runs, training and by offering online study opportunities

How Iyengar Yoga gave three people their lives back after suffering injury, abnormality and pain

Bullet damage, a fractured spine and scoliosis; three people who were suffering from pain and lack of movement turned to a form of yoga taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, and improved the quality of their lives immeasurably

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
How Iyengar Yoga gave three people their lives back after suffering injury, abnormality and pain

Bullet damage, a fractured spine and scoliosis; three people who were suffering from pain and lack of movement turned to a form of yoga taught by B.K.S. Iyengar, and improved the quality of their lives immeasurably

Well done: the Indian vegetarian selling steaks in Hong Kong