Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Imagine a world with easy visas on arrival…

(This column was published in DNA edition dated January 5, 2011.) Venky Vembu The ex-Beatle and irremediable peacenik John Lennon, who was murdered 30 years ago last month, wanted us to imagine a world without countries (or religions or possessions). … Continue reading

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Dim sum days in Delhi and Mumbai

Venky Vembu For four days from today, Delhi and Mumbai will wake up to dim sum delights and showcase other cultural aspects of Hong Kong, as the chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, arrives on an official visit … Continue reading

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‘Hong Kong can’t overlook India’s rise as an economic superpower’

(This interview with Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, in the context of his official visit to Indian starting today, was published in today’s edition of DNA.) For four days from Monday, Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen … Continue reading

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The kung-fu clown

(This column, on kung-fu action hero Jackie Chan’s thoughts on democracy and limits to ‘freedom’, was published in DNA edition dated April 24, 2009.) Venky Vembu A couple of years ago, when action star Jackie Chan was walking the red … Continue reading

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Hare Krishna in a Chinese classroom!

(This feature article, about an Oxford theologian who teaches Indian religious studies at a Hong Kong university and is a practising member of the Hare Krishna movement, was published in DNA edition dated April 22. 2008.) Venky Vembu By day, … Continue reading

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Guess who came for langar…

(This article, about the visit to a gurdwara – a Sikh place of worship –  in Hong Kong by Chinese students at a Hong Kong university as part of a programme on social inclusion, was published in DNA edition dated March … Continue reading

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Why is this man laughing?

(This article, about an Indian-origin stand-up comedian in Hong Kong, who was adjudged the best Chinese-language comedian, was published in DNA edition dated February 27, 2008.) Venky Vembu   A funny thing happened to Vivek Mahbubani late last year in … Continue reading

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