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Why Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman Khan are Bollywood’s unbeatable 5

Stars don’t get much bigger than India’s Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and the three Khans, Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh – unbeatable box office stalwarts who continue to dominate Mumbai’s flashy film industry

7 Sep 2020 - 8:27AM

Stars don’t get much bigger than India’s Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and the three Khans, Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh – unbeatable box office stalwarts who continue to dominate Mumbai’s flashy film industry

Why Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman Khan are Bollywood’s unbeatable 5
Katrina Kaif, the enigmatic Bollywood beauty ‘single until married’, but romantically linked to Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal

‘Single until married’, but once romantically linked to Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, the ever-discreet actress guards her privacy with care – refusing to divulge her age, passport, or the story behind her stage name

11 Sep 2020 - 2:05PM

‘Single until married’, but once romantically linked to Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, the ever-discreet actress guards her privacy with care – refusing to divulge her age, passport, or the story behind her stage name

Katrina Kaif, the enigmatic Bollywood beauty ‘single until married’, but romantically linked to Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal
Indian royal, Bollywood star – Sara Ali Khan’s family tree includes Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore, cricket legend Tiger Pataudi and her celebrity parents Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan

Her extraordinary family tree includes a Nobel prize winner, a cricket legend and, of course, her famous actor parents Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan

11 Aug 2020 - 12:00PM

Her extraordinary family tree includes a Nobel prize winner, a cricket legend and, of course, her famous actor parents Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan

Indian royal, Bollywood star – Sara Ali Khan’s family tree includes Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore, cricket legend Tiger Pataudi and her celebrity parents Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan
How Sri Lankan Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez became one of India’s most-bankable actresses – despite being slated by the critics

As former Miss Universe Sri Lanka turns 35, we ponder why the Bahrain-born beauty became so very famous – despite being repeatedly panned by the critics

10 Aug 2020 - 12:13PM

As former Miss Universe Sri Lanka turns 35, we ponder why the Bahrain-born beauty became so very famous – despite being repeatedly panned by the critics

How Sri Lankan Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez became one of India’s most-bankable actresses – despite being slated by the critics
Permaculture centre grows organic food, designs home gardens and offers lessons in gut health for Hongkongers

Meditation led Briton to rethink his priorities. He left his restaurant industry job to found a centre teaching Hongkongers how to stop wasting food, grow their own, improve their health and help regenerate city’s farmland.

5 Aug 2020 - 12:16PM

Meditation led Briton to rethink his priorities. He left his restaurant industry job to found a centre teaching Hongkongers how to stop wasting food, grow their own, improve their health and help regenerate city’s farmland.

Permaculture centre grows organic food, designs home gardens and offers lessons in gut health for Hongkongers
Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Bollywood actor’s death reveals dark side of obsessive fans – copycat deaths, harassment, mob mentality

The untimely death of popular Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked copycat suicides by fans, cyberbullying and death threats, echoing similar cases in Hollywood and Hong Kong.

1 Aug 2020 - 4:46PM

The untimely death of popular Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked copycat suicides by fans, cyberbullying and death threats, echoing similar cases in Hollywood and Hong Kong.

Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Bollywood actor’s death reveals dark side of obsessive fans – copycat deaths, harassment, mob mentality
How Priyanka Chopra became India’s most-followed celebrity – the former Miss World married to Nick Jonas who broke out of Bollywood and into Hollywood

Find out how the the former Miss World, now married to Nick Jonas, broke out of Bollywood and into Hollywood

18 Jul 2020 - 6:22PM

Find out how the the former Miss World, now married to Nick Jonas, broke out of Bollywood and into Hollywood

How Priyanka Chopra became India’s most-followed celebrity – the former Miss World married to Nick Jonas who broke out of Bollywood and into Hollywood
Ranveer Singh: from Bollywood outsider to Deepika Padukone’s husband – via Band Baaja Baaraat, Padmaavat, and playing Kapil Dev in new cricket drama 83

Once dismissed by producer and director Karan Johar for looking too ‘average’, Singh is set to return in hotly anticipated Cricket World Cup biopic 83

6 Jul 2020 - 10:14AM

Once dismissed by producer and director Karan Johar for looking too ‘average’, Singh is set to return in hotly anticipated Cricket World Cup biopic 83

Ranveer Singh: from Bollywood outsider to Deepika Padukone’s husband – via Band Baaja Baaraat, Padmaavat, and playing Kapil Dev in new cricket drama 83
Justin Bieber, Kardashians, K-pop’s Lay Zhang … now Calvin Klein recruits Taiwan’s Greg Hsu as celebrity ambassador for Greater China

Rising star of Netflix’s Nowhere Man and soon to appear in a remake of Korean blockbuster On Your Wedding Day, Tsu’s CK deal cements his ascent to the big leagues

12 Jun 2020 - 6:12PM

Rising star of Netflix’s Nowhere Man and soon to appear in a remake of Korean blockbuster On Your Wedding Day, Tsu’s CK deal cements his ascent to the big leagues

Justin Bieber, Kardashians, K-pop’s Lay Zhang … now Calvin Klein recruits Taiwan’s Greg Hsu as celebrity ambassador for Greater China
Ageing well: at 52 Baywatch star David Chokachi is in the best shape of his life. He shares tips on keeping fit and talks about redefining the ‘dad bod’

Baywatch star Chokachi spent the 1990s baring his six-pack on the beaches of Malibu. Now, 25 years on, he shares tips on ageing well, fasting and working out.

31 May 2020 - 5:44PM

Baywatch star Chokachi spent the 1990s baring his six-pack on the beaches of Malibu. Now, 25 years on, he shares tips on ageing well, fasting and working out.

Ageing well: at 52 Baywatch star David Chokachi is in the best shape of his life. He shares tips on keeping fit and talks about redefining the ‘dad bod’
Why Priyanka Chopra is making a US sitcom about Madhuri Dixit – the 90s superstar who traded Bollywood fame for suburban marriage

Madhuri Dixit was one of the most successful actresses in Indian cinema, but traded it all for marriage and motherhood – now her story is set to be brought to the masses with an ABC sitcom

22 May 2020 - 2:00PM

Madhuri Dixit was one of the most successful actresses in Indian cinema, but traded it all for marriage and motherhood – now her story is set to be brought to the masses with an ABC sitcom

Why Priyanka Chopra is making a US sitcom about Madhuri Dixit – the 90s superstar who traded Bollywood fame for suburban marriage
From Barfi to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 6 of the best Hindi movies to watch on Netflix

3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan, remains the most successful Indian film of all-time in the Chinese market, but Netflix’s library of Hindi films includes many others worth watching

4 May 2020 - 1:00PM

3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan, remains the most successful Indian film of all-time in the Chinese market, but Netflix’s library of Hindi films includes many others worth watching

From Barfi to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 6 of the best Hindi movies to watch on Netflix
‘And, damn it, I survived’: late Indian actor Rishi Kapoor on playing the romantic hero without being tall or buff, until he smelled the coffee

In a previously unpublished interview, the Bollywood actor, who lost his battle with cancer, aged 67, explained he never saw his films because he would start analysing his acting, and talked about how he moved on from romantic lead to character roles.

6 May 2020 - 7:18PM

In a previously unpublished interview, the Bollywood actor, who lost his battle with cancer, aged 67, explained he never saw his films because he would start analysing his acting, and talked about how he moved on from romantic lead to character roles.

‘And, damn it, I survived’: late Indian actor Rishi Kapoor on playing the romantic hero without being tall or buff, until he smelled the coffee
Who is Bollywood star Varun Dhawan – and why does his mum not like it when he takes his shirt off?

How did this Indian actor and heartthrob – who turns 32 this Friday, April 24 – end up as Bollywood’s youngest star in Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds?

22 Apr 2020 - 12:05PM

How did this Indian actor and heartthrob – who turns 32 this Friday, April 24 – end up as Bollywood’s youngest star in Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds?

Who is Bollywood star Varun Dhawan – and why does his mum not like it when he takes his shirt off?
My Covid-19 experience: make-up artist risks business to tell her story

Professional make-up artist Natasha Moor tells of her experience of having Covid-19 in Hong Kong and is disappointed by her generation’s careless approach to the pandemic, warning others to take measures seriously.

16 Apr 2020 - 6:45PM

Professional make-up artist Natasha Moor tells of her experience of having Covid-19 in Hong Kong and is disappointed by her generation’s careless approach to the pandemic, warning others to take measures seriously.

My Covid-19 experience: make-up artist risks business to tell her story
Step aside, Shah Rukh Khan: who are Bollywood’s 10 hottest stars on Instagram?

A recently married power couple makes the list – but is it Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas or Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone? Read on to find out

24 Jul 2019 - 3:20PM

A recently married power couple makes the list – but is it Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas or Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone? Read on to find out

Step aside, Shah Rukh Khan: who are Bollywood’s 10 hottest stars on Instagram?
Body transformation: how chubby, bullied teen became muscle model, beating depression on the way

Timothy Skinner suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure as a teenager, and was pushed around and laughed at by his classmates. Now he’s a fitness model and personal trainer, happy and at peace. Here’s how he did it.

29 Jun 2019 - 7:13PM

Timothy Skinner suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure as a teenager, and was pushed around and laughed at by his classmates. Now he’s a fitness model and personal trainer, happy and at peace. Here’s how he did it.

Body transformation: how chubby, bullied teen became muscle model, beating depression on the way
From Brooke Shields to Kendall Jenner, why Calvin Klein uses celebrity models to sell clothes

Francisco Costa, creative director of the American fashion label, says Calvin Klein himself began the use of actresses to raise its profile and sales, and sees the worth of dressing ‘really smart women’

5 Apr 2016 - 12:02AM

Francisco Costa, creative director of the American fashion label, says Calvin Klein himself began the use of actresses to raise its profile and sales, and sees the worth of dressing ‘really smart women’

From Brooke Shields to Kendall Jenner, why Calvin Klein uses celebrity models to sell clothes
Model and blogger Jeremy Wong shares his favourite books, films, websites and music
Decorator to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard on making small look big

Small flats can work provided you are inventive, the Los Angelese-based interior designer says. Colour is key, he says, and painting walls and ceiling all in one colour makes a place feel bigger.

4 Jun 2015 - 5:10PM

Small flats can work provided you are inventive, the Los Angelese-based interior designer says. Colour is key, he says, and painting walls and ceiling all in one colour makes a place feel bigger.

Decorator to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard on making small look big
Jimmy Choo ready to answer the siren call of China's mall owners

Fans are familiar with the legend of Jimmy Choo. He began as bespoke shoemaker in the East End of London in the early 1990s catering to celebrities, including Princess Diana. Choo opened his first shop in 1996 with Vogue's accessories editor Tamara Mellon. Soon after, his niece Sandra Choi came on board as creative director (a position she still holds). Choo left the company in 2001, and Mellon in 2011, but the company grew selling handbags, small leather goods, scarves, sunglasses, belts, fragrances and men's shoes from 167 stores in 35 countries. Jimmy Choo PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2014, and is now valued at about £546 million (HK$6.6 billion).

1 Jul 2015 - 1:47PM

Fans are familiar with the legend of Jimmy Choo. He began as bespoke shoemaker in the East End of London in the early 1990s catering to celebrities, including Princess Diana. Choo opened his first shop in 1996 with Vogue's accessories editor Tamara Mellon. Soon after, his niece Sandra Choi came on board as creative director (a position she still holds). Choo left the company in 2001, and Mellon in 2011, but the company grew selling handbags, small leather goods, scarves, sunglasses, belts, fragrances and men's shoes from 167 stores in 35 countries. Jimmy Choo PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2014, and is now valued at about £546 million (HK$6.6 billion).

Jimmy Choo ready to answer the siren call of China's mall owners
Italian label Valextra keeps it simple
Hollie Bonneville-Barden collection at De Beers Diamond is poetry in motion
Estée Lauder's granddaughter Aerin designs opulent home interiors

Aerin Lauder's interior design book Beauty at Home by Aerin Lauder peeks out from the corner of her hotel suite. With pages depicting chic living spaces, the patina of grandeur and old money is displayed in shades of blue and white in a book filled with grand interiors.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09AM

Aerin Lauder's interior design book Beauty at Home by Aerin Lauder peeks out from the corner of her hotel suite. With pages depicting chic living spaces, the patina of grandeur and old money is displayed in shades of blue and white in a book filled with grand interiors.

Estée Lauder's granddaughter Aerin designs opulent home interiors
When Sridevi went back to Bollywood - exclusive 2012 interview with the superstar and her film industry fans

Fifteen years after she stepped out of the spotlight to focus on her family, Indian film star Sridevi, who died on February 24 2018, returned with a new movie.

1 Mar 2018 - 6:26PM

Fifteen years after she stepped out of the spotlight to focus on her family, Indian film star Sridevi, who died on February 24 2018, returned with a new movie.

When Sridevi went back to Bollywood - exclusive 2012 interview with the superstar and her film industry fans
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan channels six centuries of musical heritage
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