2023 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mahbouba Seraj recalls growing up in Afghanistan’s ‘best years’, exile in the US and feeling compelled to confront the Taliban I was born in Afghanistan in 1948. My aunt chose my name. Mahbouba means “beloved”. If you take the “a” off the end, it becomes a man’s name. I didn’t…Continue Reading ...
Face-mask wearing during the pandemic affected young children in various ways, from stunting speech to emotional development, according to a psychologist Marco was an energetic and sociable three-year-old just starting kindergarten when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020. He stayed at home with his one-year-old sister and mother, who had switched to working from home….Continue Reading ...
A date changed Rabi Yim’s life forever – the man who had just professed his love for her crashed his car, leaving Yim in a wheelchair My mother was a nurse and after she married, she began working with my father in his jewellery company. I was born in Hong Kong in the 1970s –…Continue Reading ...
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Landlord has not renewed the Italian Restaurant’s lease, amid plans for the live music venue to be turned into a food court The impassioned pleas of musicians and music lovers, backed up by a well-supported online campaign, have failed to save Hong Kong’s famed Grappa’s Cellar live music venue. The popular Italian restaurant and live…
A date changed Rabi Yim’s life forever – the man who had just professed his love for her crashed his car, leaving Yim in a wheelchair My mother was a nurse and after she married, she began working with my father in his jewellery company. I was born in Hong Kong in the 1970s –…
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The winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize, Toyo Ito tells Kate Whitehead that the 2011 Tohoku earthquake taught him a great lesson and explains why architecture must be felt with your entire body