Category: Hong Kong

Magical Makeovers

Marriage….. a new beginning for persons directly or indirectly involved……especially if it is an Indian one. 30 years is a long time to remember the customs, the minute details of color of flowers and dresses, co-ordination and synchronisation, the drum beats and stolen glances. Reliving the excitement preparing for son’s wedding in the month of…

Past Reloaded- Koel Song

Feb. 28, 2010: The morning fog had a surprise in store for me. Walking on Hung Leung road, Hung Hom towards Whampoa,(Kowloon) I heard the distinctive ‘Koo Ooo’ of the Koel, my childhood nemesis. It was a surprise because in 2 years of my stay in Hong Kong this was the first time I heard the…

Hong Kong- Gold Coast

  Cities/countries gain notoriety by definitions but sometimes it is difficult to confine them into one shell. Hong Kong is one such place that is quirky, antiquated and contemporaneous, a prop of Chinese culture juxtaposed with British expediency. Spread across both sides of the Bay, Hong Kong projects a compact look probably due to vertical landscaping.…