British writer Rajeev Balasubramanyam, whose latest Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss explores the nuances of New Age, from appropriation and infuriation to enlightenment. Photo: Mike Clarke

Hong Kong is ‘one of the unhappiest places I have been to’: British writer Rajeev Balasubramanyam

  • Racism and anger sent the novelist down a path of self-destruction before a 10-day silent retreat changed the course of his life
  • His latest book, Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss, explores the nuances of New Age and the spiritual search for happiness
Topic |   Books and Literature

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British writer Rajeev Balasubramanyam, whose latest Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss explores the nuances of New Age, from appropriation and infuriation to enlightenment. Photo: Mike Clarke
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Actress and director Crystal Kwok, in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Director Crystal Kwok on Jackie Chan, sex talk and where Asians fitted into segregated US South

  • The former actress is investigating her family’s experience in the ‘binary’ American South in new documentary Not Black and White
  • Her habit of challenging the status quo earned her the nickname ‘Flip-lip’ as a child
Topic |   American films

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Actress and director Crystal Kwok, in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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