Theses and life in general these days So what do you do when you have a thesis to write and less than a month to submit it? You eat, drink, you finish the book you've been reading, write a verse or two, knead some bread (and bake it), watch a movie and then write a longass blog post about it. Really I am pathetic. So as ...

Stranger in a Sari When Dinesh Ravindra Gunaratne (otherwise known as DRG), longtime friend, movie maker and fellow arts-enthusiast invited us for “Stranger in a Sari”, I literally rubbed my hands together and said “finally!” Having known this individual for quite a while as an incredibly gifted artistic soul with this sense of something (we have always interpreted as) just bursting to come ...

So I went for my very first "beauty" treatment thingy. So all the cajoling, chastising, scolding, threatening and bulling by both Mother Dearest and the lovely girl who will be dressing me for the big day (who can be pretty scary when she wants to be btw) came into fruition as I headed salon-ward the other day. "Why you ...

Well, he’s gone and done it again. If you’ve been following my rants, you’ve probably come across my rants (for they are rants and not "reviews" as I have trouble taking myself all too seriously to call myself a "reviewer") on Cadence of Your Tears and then The Ascetic Paradox. And if you have come across those rants you’re ...

And so the wedding frenzy begins. Sigh. Me in all my naivety had thought that a wedding is all about putting on a dress, looking pretty and just showing up at the event. But apparently, that doesn't even scratch the surface. So there I sat in the waiting room of the designated seamstress the other day, amongst other bridezillas ...

2015 has been life changing. Quite literally. Being a Scorpio, my life has always been one of fate. And fate has been at its very peak this year. Fateful encounters albeit troublesome leading to the enrichment and the closer bonding of other fateful relationships (although they came a little too late), a greater clarity in matters, revelations, enlightenment, it's ...

A launch to remember - Stigmata hurls forth a Paradox If you are above 20 years old, heck, if you are above 16 years old, consider yourself a music enthusiast in general but haven't yet heard of the Launch of the Year, I simply must ask - dude... what blessed boulder have you been concealing yourself under? Ahem....the Lady is peeved *smooths her ruffled skirts*. Anyways, Stigmata is releasing ...

The book fair this time was a rather squidgy affair. The usual rainy season culprits of our paradise isle - water, mud, floating Kottu-mee cups were very much there with pointed elbows, ample derriers, hefty bosoms and smelly armpits (I am of the opinion that deodorant must be made mandatory by law) that are occasionally shoved in your face ...

Facebook, the blogsphere, Tumblr, Twitter, all these social media platforms have been teeming with anti-Buddhist/anti-Sinhala rants in the recent past at an alarming rate. The blatant discrimination and the absurdity of their claims – all this has got me scratching my head in wonderment. Oh so being anti-Buddhism/ anti-Sinhalese is the trend now? It seems that the Sinhala Buddhists ...

Sitting here, with a big bowl of chocolate ice cream with music revving up in the background, writing this post without a thought or any definitive plans for tomorrow. Life is good :) I got a room full of books, unlimited time (well, unlimited until next week) and a head full of food ideas! Couldn't be happier! Well the ...

Sunday evening vicious circle of revelations - I haven't read a single book or watched a single movie in the past few weeks because I am afraid to start a book for the fear of not being able to put it down because if I don't put it down I wouldn't have been able to complete anything that I ...

My mother took out her Kandyan bridal jewelry yesterday. I have had no interest in weddings or of being a bride, ever in my life. In my childhood, while every girl dreamed of their fairy tale wedding and playing happy families with their Prince Charming husband, I trained myself in self defense and dreamed of ridding the world of ...

My brain.....is numb. It's had a trying hectic week and it's going to have an even more hectic weekend, so I'm gonna just let it ramble on today. It needs to rant. It is overworked. I can almost see the fumes rising up, up and above, over the skull. It's sometimes a curse to be a perfectionist. People take ...

It's that time of the year again! Such hustle and bustle, such activity and beautiful smells wafting about seducing the senses. A few burns and cuts are absolutely nothing. You brush them away and bury yourself ankle deep in your dough/batter/mixture again. These are wonderful times. Side by side with Mother Dearest, two stoves, having a chat over boiling ...

Rainy nights. Ooh I like this! What I don't like is the pouring just when its time to get off work. I dislike mud with a passion. I dislike getting soaked after a hard day of work. I know, my relationship with rain is complicated. Was stuck at work till a bit late today. Nights like this I rush ...

My eyebrows were raped at the hands of a terrible, terrible salon personnel today. They are still recovering from their psychological wounds. You see, I have very simple requirements when it comes to my eyebrows - to have two instead of one. Nothing fancy, just enough to undo the Helga from 'Hey Arnold' look. The problem is, when these ...

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