Ritu Hemnani

Ritu Hemnani

Ritu is an author, educator and TEDx presenter who promotes inclusiveness and diversity through her writing. Her articles have been published in the South China Morning Post, Asian Literary Review and

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Regulate big tech like tobacco or alcohol, says top expert
Tech giants should join the ranks of big tobacco and alcohol corporations in being forced to mitigate the damage done to users, says a New York University professor. Adam Alter, an author and professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, believes that modern technology has never been so “efficient and addictive.” He warned that tech companies’ ability to prey on “behavioral addiction” could have devastating long-term effects on the relationships and mental health of users and called out for their protection by making those companies legally responsible. As tobacco and alcohol companies are bound in many countries to warn consumers about the dangers of consuming a
Breast cancer survivor on folly of ‘Asian way’ of hiding illnesses
Last October Hong Kong-born Kim Li could not have anticipated how her world would be turned upside down when her 14-year-old daughter came home from school in tears, having discovered her school friend had just found a lump in her breast. Li, a former science teacher in Hong Kong now teaching in Britain, was used to dealing with teenage upsets. But as she tried to comfort her daughter, Priya, she couldn’t shake the nagging worry about the lump in her own breast, which she had been ignoring for over a month. That same evening, Li asked her physician husband to feel the lump. After he felt it, her husband became quiet. He turned off the light and said: “We need to ring the GP [general practiti