AKASHDEEP GILL
AKASHDEEP GILL
Akashdeep is a food fanatic and a Chef by profession. He is quite adventurous when it comes to trying new cuisines and dishes, and is usually the first in line to try out new restaurants. He loves Hong Kong for its versatility in terms of cuisines and hopes the readers of BTB enjoy going on his food journeys with him.
MARIANA DE OLIVEIRA DIAS
MARIANA DE OLIVEIRA DIAS
Mariana is a Hong Kong-based certified holistic wellness consultant and plant-based nutrition coach, raw vegan chef, and a yoga instructor. She is the Co-Founder of Macau’s 1st Cold-pressed juicery – Sattva Juicery and is the founder of Mariana de Oliveira Dias, an online holistic wellness consulting and plant-based nutrition practice. #wellnessbymod

info@marianadeoliveiradias.com

www.marianadeoliveiradias.com

SONALI DEVNANI
SONALI DEVNANI
Travel Photography is what inspires this amazing photographer the most. “What I see through my lens is captured forever, it remembers little things long after one has forgotten everything. We travel first to lose ourselves, and then to find ourselves…” Having visited most of the South East Asian countries; Cambodia, Thailand, The Philippines, to name a few, India still remains her favourite.
PRIYA SUBBERWAL
PRIYA SUBBERWAL
Priya is a qualified Classical Feng Shui practitioner. With a background in Interior design, she has trained in formal Chinese Metaphysics with Dato Joey Yap of Mastery Academy in Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2016 she formed the company ‘Disha’ which comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Dishadhara’ meaning direction - something she aims to give to all her clients. Priya works towards bringing focus and stability to the lives of others through her practice.
SHONEE M. MIRCHANDANI
SHONEE M. MIRCHANDANI
Shonee is the owner of the retail chains, Bookazine, Partytime and Sweet World. Prior to joining the family business, she worked in banking at Credit Suisse and also for Amnesty International. She has a law degree and an MBA from Durham University. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and reading in a café with good coffee. She loves to travel and her favourite trips include a cruise in Alaska and scaling the Himalayas. Her guilty pleasures are late-night online shopping and binge-watching American politics on the news.
PUNAM CHOPRA
PUNAM CHOPRA
Punam is the founder of SpiceBox Organics, a leading organic market and cafe brand in Hong Kong. She is also a nutrition consultant and yoga instructor with over 20 years of experience in the fitness, holistic health, nutrition, and wellness fields. Passionate about sustainable and organic food production, Punam aims to source products with minimal carbon footprint and encourages fair trade practices amongst producers and suppliers. During her free time, she enjoys trekking and cooking for friends and family.

www.spiceboxorganics.com

SEEMA PURI BHATIA
SEEMA PURI BHATIA
Seema is the co-founder of Pranayum yogic teas, and shares her passion for the culinary arts through cooking demos, food consultations, recipe development, spiceology and writing. Her love for all things organic is reflected in her column “Skin Kitchen”, where she shares her knowledge of chemical-free recipes drawing from ancient beauty rituals passed down from her grandmother. Her motto is “If it’s good enough to eat, then it’s good enough to put on your skin.”

www.pranayum.com

MEHROO TUREL
MEHROO TUREL
Mehroo Turel is the founder of Mums@PLAY, a platform that brings mums together, “mumtrepreneurs” in particular, who run small businesses in HK. She also runs a clothing line, SUMMER which is a high-quality cotton casual wear brand for women and girls and is the founder of “Indian Mums in HK”, a popular Facebook group. Originally from Mumbai, India Mehroo has an MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mumbai and is a certified TESOL teacher. You can enjoy her writing on her blog “From Miss India to Motherhood”.

mehroo@mumsatplay.com

www.mumsatplay.com, www.styleatsummer.com

ANN HAYDON BSC, NPQH
ANN HAYDON BSC, NPQH
Ann Haydon has the privilege of leading Harrow International School Hong Kong, the first woman to lead a Harrow School. Ann took up the role as Head in September 2018. Previously she was Principal of Surbiton High School for ten years, and prior to that Deputy Head of Guildford High School. As a leading educator, Ann is committed to getting the very best out of young people and preparing them for life in the 21 st Century. Ann and the staff at Harrow Hong Kong have a keen focus on developing the character and creativity of their pupils, encouraging effective teamwork, building personal resilience, and nurturing the ability to work collaboratively and think strategically. Ann understands that these qualities of character are essential to a fulfilling life and success within a rapidly changing and developing world.
NITYA SATYANI
NITYA SATYANI
A reader, dreamer, traveller, and a shopa-chocoholic beyond repair! Nitya is a teacher by qualification, writer by passion and a mother by profession. She has contributed to several leading newspapers and magazines in Mumbai. In her own words, she makes the time to connect with her soul and write about things that matter, inspire and affect. Her books “The Tribe”, “No! I don’t want to” and “Spinning top” are available on Kindle and her random musings can be found on her blog.

www.nityasatyani.wordpress.com

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