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

Early this year, British writer Rajeev Balasubramanyam was attending an Ayurveda retreat in the south­ern Indian state of Kerala. In an atmosphere of peace, healing and harmony, the 45-year-old over­heard a group in conversation.

“There was a bunch of white women and men sitting around a table, talking about which yoga teachers they had been to, which yoga certificates they had got, where they had been. It sounded like big-game hunters in South Africa. It was …” Balasubramanyam reaches for the…

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