Ritu Hemnani

Ritu Hemnani

Ritu is a Hong Kong-based author, teacher and voice actor whose articles have appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Asian Literary Review and Reader's Digest. Ritu is a writing Ambassador for the Home of Loving Faithfulness and serves on the judging committee for the Kids4Kids annual 'My Story Creation' writing competition.

Latest from Ritu Hemnani

Breast cancer survivor on folly of ‘Asian way’ of hiding illnesses after aunts failed to share own diagnoses

Kim Li was furious none of her father’s sisters shared an important detail of her family’s medical history that could have spared her much suffering. Now she says the ‘Asian way’ of hiding illnesses must stop – especially between relatives.

23 Sep 2019 - 7:59AM

Kim Li was furious none of her father’s sisters shared an important detail of her family’s medical history that could have spared her much suffering. Now she says the ‘Asian way’ of hiding illnesses must stop – especially between relatives.

Breast cancer survivor on folly of ‘Asian way’ of hiding illnesses after aunts failed to share own diagnoses
Hindus from Sindh who fled India for Hong Kong at Partition recall how they built a community

When India was partitioned in August 1947, Hindus and Sikhs fled newly created Pakistan. Some Hindus who fled from Sindh province ended up in Hong Kong, where they made a new life but never forgot their cultural heritage.

15 Aug 2019 - 8:30AM

When India was partitioned in August 1947, Hindus and Sikhs fled newly created Pakistan. Some Hindus who fled from Sindh province ended up in Hong Kong, where they made a new life but never forgot their cultural heritage.

Hindus from Sindh who fled India for Hong Kong at Partition recall how they built a community
Needy Hong Kong minority children miss out on scholarships to some of city’s top fee-paying schools

Almost 60 per cent of scholarships offered by city’s international and private schools go unclaimed, with many claiming they can’t find students eligible for the funding. Ethnic minority children would be ideal candidates, a report says.

4 Jun 2019 - 4:40PM

Almost 60 per cent of scholarships offered by city’s international and private schools go unclaimed, with many claiming they can’t find students eligible for the funding. Ethnic minority children would be ideal candidates, a report says.

Needy Hong Kong minority children miss out on scholarships to some of city’s top fee-paying schools
IB diploma for university, jobs: is perfect exam score worth the stress? Four students with top marks discuss

Four Hong Kong IB diploma graduates discuss whether achieving the perfect 45 score benefited them at university or will prepare them better for jobs, and give tips on balancing study and life.

23 Apr 2019 - 7:16AM

Four Hong Kong IB diploma graduates discuss whether achieving the perfect 45 score benefited them at university or will prepare them better for jobs, and give tips on balancing study and life.

IB diploma for university, jobs: is perfect exam score worth the stress? Four students with top marks discuss
Materialism, sex addiction, defensiveness: how a men’s ministry creates space to open up

David was a sex addict, Andrew was a neglectful dad, Brendan was taught to bottle up emotions; each found the Men’s Fraternity, and a space to share their pain without judgment, and talk through issues around marriage, parenting, money or work.

8 Apr 2019 - 7:46AM

David was a sex addict, Andrew was a neglectful dad, Brendan was taught to bottle up emotions; each found the Men’s Fraternity, and a space to share their pain without judgment, and talk through issues around marriage, parenting, money or work.

Materialism, sex addiction, defensiveness: how a men’s ministry creates space to open up
With divorce rates rising, how to make your love last – seven tips from a therapist

Marital problems are made worse by a lack of understanding, and work and family pressures. Tips include premarital counselling, learning each other’s love language and making time for each other.

28 Feb 2019 - 8:19AM

Marital problems are made worse by a lack of understanding, and work and family pressures. Tips include premarital counselling, learning each other’s love language and making time for each other.

With divorce rates rising, how to make your love last – seven tips from a therapist
How to deal with back problems: an osteopath shares tips on keeping the pain away

Long working hours in a sedentary posture with limited down time for rest and exercise can lead to upper back and neck restrictions; osteopath Jonine Nash offers tips for how to ward off and combat such problems.

26 Nov 2018 - 8:49PM

Long working hours in a sedentary posture with limited down time for rest and exercise can lead to upper back and neck restrictions; osteopath Jonine Nash offers tips for how to ward off and combat such problems.

How to deal with back problems: an osteopath shares tips on keeping the pain away
Diwali: how Indians in Hong Kong make festival special when they’re far away from families

With multi-faith Diwali balls and assemblies at schools, and homes filled with friends in place of family, Indian community celebrates differently; Indian firms’ Chinese staff take part in lucky coins ritual for the ‘Festival of Lights’.

4 Nov 2018 - 10:56AM

With multi-faith Diwali balls and assemblies at schools, and homes filled with friends in place of family, Indian community celebrates differently; Indian firms’ Chinese staff take part in lucky coins ritual for the ‘Festival of Lights’.

Diwali: how Indians in Hong Kong make festival special when they’re far away from families
EQ vs IQ: why emotional intelligence is more important than intellect, and how to nurture it in your children

Studies show that emotional skills are a better predictor of success in life than intelligence, and psychologists says parents need to know how their children’s brains work to help them reach their full potential.

3 Oct 2018 - 7:10PM

Studies show that emotional skills are a better predictor of success in life than intelligence, and psychologists says parents need to know how their children’s brains work to help them reach their full potential.

EQ vs IQ: why emotional intelligence is more important than intellect, and how to nurture it in your children
A naturopath’s tips for health: eat, sleep, and exercise well, and do things that make you happy

Benita Perch cured her asthma and chronic fatigue after studying nutrition, homeopathy and naturopathy. She talks about how she treats patients by combining natural and conventional medicine.

10 Sep 2018 - 8:15PM

Benita Perch cured her asthma and chronic fatigue after studying nutrition, homeopathy and naturopathy. She talks about how she treats patients by combining natural and conventional medicine.

A naturopath’s tips for health: eat, sleep, and exercise well, and do things that make you happy
The Big Fat Indian Wedding and the Hong Kong professionals who make extravagant, extraordinary ceremonies happen

With Indian nuptials evolving from home to hotel and chai to champagne, four Hong Kong-based specialists find their professional skills in demand to help turn the fairy tale dreams of couples into reality.

20 Aug 2018 - 10:48AM

With Indian nuptials evolving from home to hotel and chai to champagne, four Hong Kong-based specialists find their professional skills in demand to help turn the fairy tale dreams of couples into reality.

The Big Fat Indian Wedding and the Hong Kong professionals who make extravagant, extraordinary ceremonies happen