Needless to say, the past couple of months have been straight out of a science fiction movie for most of us. Masks, sanitizers and even toilet paper have dominated headlines and conversations around the world. With over 400 million school-going children sitting at home, major corporations operating out of homes, cities and towns under lockdown, these times have seen the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

Now more than ever, we are reminded of how fragile the lives we build are, and how grateful we should be for the amazing things that we are left with once the world is shut down. Our prayers and heartfelt thanks go to all the doctors, nurses, healthcare and front-line workers who are working to contain the COVID-19.

BTB continues to provide you with interesting articles, recipes, poetry and book recommendations. Reading is something we can all make time for now, and we certainly need the distraction.

The BTB team has put together this issue remotely working from their homes, and though we are not printing our current issue, it is available online on our website.

Thank you for your support. Stay safe and stay healthy.

About the Editors:


Shikha S. Lamba is a jewelry designer living in HK. She has contributed various articles for BTB through the years. Her poetry was published in the 18th issue of the WIPS (The Hong Kong women in publishing society) annual anthology last year. A mother of two, she is a vocal health advocate. Having managed multiple health issues of her own, the quest to improve her own health has led her to explore health and wellness, especially in women. Passionate about all things creative, she hopes to bring content that is not only fun to read but also makes the readers think.

Gurpreet Kaur is one of the main driving forces behind the magazine. From graphic design to event management, to editor, this mother of two keeps incredibly busy. Not only does she cover most events featured in BTB, but she is also always on the lookout for interesting stories she can share. Photography is a recent passion of hers, and when not working on her various projects you will find her completely immersed in her family. With a strong work ethic, Gurpreet aka Genie is most motivated when she feels she can make a positive impact on people’s lives.