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New Hong Kong yoga studio has no mirrors, small classes and offers ‘immersive sounds’ sessions, but what’s with the Japanese name?

The recently opened Ikigai wellness studio in Causeway Bay provides diverse classes in yoga, meditation and movement-based practices, but what’s with the Japanese name?

The recently opened Ikigai wellness studio in Causeway Bay provides diverse classes in yoga, meditation and movement-based practices, but what’s with the Japanese name?

New Hong Kong yoga studio has no mirrors, small classes and offers ‘immersive sounds’ sessions, but what’s with the Japanese name?
19 Aug 2021 - 7:15AM
Online counselling team offers help for anxiety, depression, coronavirus woes and more, targeting Hongkongers going through tough times

Breathe HK’s counsellors provide easy online access to those suffering from anxiety, depression and more, with rates lower than average in-person sessions in Hong Kong.

Breathe HK’s counsellors provide easy online access to those suffering from anxiety, depression and more, with rates lower than average in-person sessions in Hong Kong.

Online counselling team offers help for anxiety, depression, coronavirus woes and more, targeting Hongkongers going through tough times
3 Apr 2021 - 4:00PM
Crazy rich Indians and their private jets: how the Ambanis, Bollywood royals the Bachchans and the Poonawallas travel in luxury and style

Mukesh Ambani owns at least three private jets including a US$73 million Boeing – but out of the other 200 billionaires in India, who else is flying in style?

Mukesh Ambani owns at least three private jets including a US$73 million Boeing – but out of the other 200 billionaires in India, who else is flying in style?

Crazy rich Indians and their private jets: how the Ambanis, Bollywood royals the Bachchans and the Poonawallas travel in luxury and style
25 Mar 2021 - 8:00AM
Bollywood rich kids: the children of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan are the true Crazy Rich Asians – 5 Indian Gen Z celebrities splashing their lavish lives on Instagram

The children of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan are the true Crazy Rich Asians – and they’re living it large for the whole world to see

The children of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan are the true Crazy Rich Asians – and they’re living it large for the whole world to see

Bollywood rich kids: the children of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan are the true Crazy Rich Asians – 5 Indian Gen Z celebrities splashing their lavish lives on Instagram
5 Mar 2021 - 12:53PM
Could Shahid Kapoor become a Bollywood legend to rival the Khans and Kumars? On his 40th birthday we look back at the actor’s remarkable rise from music videos to Kabir Singh

Kabir Singh finally made Shahid Kapoor a Bollywood legend to rival the Khans and Kumars – on his 40th birthday we look back at the actor’s remarkable rise

Kabir Singh finally made Shahid Kapoor a Bollywood legend to rival the Khans and Kumars – on his 40th birthday we look back at the actor’s remarkable rise

Could Shahid Kapoor become a Bollywood legend to rival the Khans and Kumars? On his 40th birthday we look back at the actor’s remarkable rise from music videos to Kabir Singh
27 Feb 2021 - 12:00PM
Two Percent Fitness, gym that specialises in personal training, opens in Hong Kong after delay because of virus lockdown, and the co-founders, including celebrity James Wong, breathe a sigh of relief

Celebrity trainer James Wong says waiting was the hardest part of opening slick gym Two Percent Fitness in Hong Kong – but now it is finally up and running.

Celebrity trainer James Wong says waiting was the hardest part of opening slick gym Two Percent Fitness in Hong Kong – but now it is finally up and running.

Two Percent Fitness, gym that specialises in personal training, opens in Hong Kong after delay because of virus lockdown, and the co-founders, including celebrity James Wong, breathe a sigh of relief
22 Feb 2021 - 6:02PM
Will scan-to-fit tech revolutionise fashion? Sweden’s H&M brand Weekday is among the first high-street brands to offer made-to-measure clothes – get the ideal cut and reduce waste

Body scanners can log your body’s measurements in a matter of minutes to ensure the perfect cut – and soon you’ll be able to scan your size at home with an iPhone

Body scanners can log your body’s measurements in a matter of minutes to ensure the perfect cut – and soon you’ll be able to scan your size at home with an iPhone

Will scan-to-fit tech revolutionise fashion? Sweden’s H&M brand Weekday is among the first high-street brands to offer made-to-measure clothes – get the ideal cut and reduce waste
10 Feb 2021 - 8:00AM
After Covid-19 paused Bollywood franchise Krrish, Hrithik Roshan is finally back on set – so how did he overtake Shah Rukh Khan to become one of India’s best loved stars?

Covid-19 hit pause on Hrithik Roshan and his father’s beloved superhero franchise Krrish, but now the Bollywood star appears to be back: as he turns 47, we chart his career to date

Covid-19 hit pause on Hrithik Roshan and his father’s beloved superhero franchise Krrish, but now the Bollywood star appears to be back: as he turns 47, we chart his career to date

After Covid-19 paused Bollywood franchise Krrish, Hrithik Roshan is finally back on set – so how did he overtake Shah Rukh Khan to become one of India’s best loved stars?
11 Jan 2021 - 11:55AM
Why clients rave about weight-loss coach who takes mind-and-body approach to shedding the kilos, with fasting at its core

The turning point in this woman’s life? Injecting herself with a shot of medication for pre-diabetes when she was 32, and 32kg overweight. Now she helps others with weight issues turn their lives around.

The turning point in this woman’s life? Injecting herself with a shot of medication for pre-diabetes when she was 32, and 32kg overweight. Now she helps others with weight issues turn their lives around.

Why clients rave about weight-loss coach who takes mind-and-body approach to shedding the kilos, with fasting at its core
28 Dec 2020 - 12:26PM
Bollywood at the Met Gala: what Priyanka Chopra, Isha Ambani, Deepika Padukone and more Indian celebrities wore to New York’s hottest red carpet over the years

Take a look back at what Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and more celebs rocked on New York’s hottest red carpet – but who wore it best?

Take a look back at what Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and more celebs rocked on New York’s hottest red carpet – but who wore it best?

Bollywood at the Met Gala: what Priyanka Chopra, Isha Ambani, Deepika Padukone and more Indian celebrities wore to New York’s hottest red carpet over the years
17 Dec 2020 - 12:11PM
Why Netflix’s Paava Kadhaigal – a shocking anthology about honour killings starring Anjali and part-directed by Gautham Menon – is set to be a game changer in Indian cinema

Often reduced to gory headlines, the reality of honour killings is not a traditional topic for Indian movie-makers – Paava Kadhaigal sees four accomplished directors address the tricky topic

Often reduced to gory headlines, the reality of honour killings is not a traditional topic for Indian movie-makers – Paava Kadhaigal sees four accomplished directors address the tricky topic

Why Netflix’s Paava Kadhaigal – a shocking anthology about honour killings starring Anjali and part-directed by Gautham Menon – is set to be a game changer in Indian cinema
14 Dec 2020 - 12:09PM
Diwali designers: who will Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai and other Bollywood beauties be wearing this year?

Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan … What will the Mumbai glitterati be rocking for this year’s festival?

Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan … What will the Mumbai glitterati be rocking for this year’s festival?

Diwali designers: who will Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai and other Bollywood beauties be wearing this year?
13 Nov 2020 - 4:08PM
Why Tabu was the only choice for Netflix’s A Suitable Boy – the notoriously picky Bollywood star of Life of Pi and The Namesake

When it came to casting Netflix epic A Suitable Boy, there was only one woman director Mira Nair could turn to for the lead role of Saeeda Bai – here’s why

When it came to casting Netflix epic A Suitable Boy, there was only one woman director Mira Nair could turn to for the lead role of Saeeda Bai – here’s why

Why Tabu was the only choice for Netflix’s A Suitable Boy – the notoriously picky Bollywood star of Life of Pi and The Namesake
4 Nov 2020 - 12:17PM
How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan went from blue-eyed schoolgirl beauty to Miss World, to film superstar and one half of a Bollywood power couple with husband Abhishek Bachchan

Legend has it that when Rai showed up at the Miss India pageant, 20 women dropped out immediately: just what is it that makes the Devdas star so endearing?

Legend has it that when Rai showed up at the Miss India pageant, 20 women dropped out immediately: just what is it that makes the Devdas star so endearing?

How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan went from blue-eyed schoolgirl beauty to Miss World, to film superstar and one half of a Bollywood power couple with husband Abhishek Bachchan
1 Nov 2020 - 12:47PM
Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt – 4 Indian actresses who shook up Bollywood by founding their own film production companies

These 4 Indian actresses all shook up Bollywood’s male-dominated status quo by founding their own film production companies

These 4 Indian actresses all shook up Bollywood’s male-dominated status quo by founding their own film production companies

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt – 4 Indian actresses who shook up Bollywood by founding their own film production companies
29 Sep 2020 - 10:00AM
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

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
7 Sep 2020 - 8:27AM
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

‘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
22 Dec 2020 - 10:55AM
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

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
11 Aug 2020 - 12:00PM
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

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
10 Aug 2020 - 12:13PM
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.

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
5 Aug 2020 - 12:16PM
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.

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
1 Aug 2020 - 4:46PM
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

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
18 Jul 2020 - 6:22PM
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

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
6 Jul 2020 - 10:14AM
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

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
12 Jun 2020 - 6:12PM
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.

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’
31 May 2020 - 5:44PM
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

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
22 May 2020 - 2:00PM
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

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
4 May 2020 - 1:00PM
‘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.

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
6 May 2020 - 7:18PM
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?

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?
22 Apr 2020 - 12:05PM
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.

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
16 Apr 2020 - 6:45PM