Death, as a final destination                        How is it that concerned parents, activists and citizens of this island find it possible to hand over to a government incapable thus far of even acknowledging injustices to women, children and other marginalized sections of our society, the right to impose death as a penalty for crime? Do ...

Sex Is Not A Four Letter Word Written originally for Ceylon Today.                 Kris Jenner, the mother of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, came under considerable attack in a largely liberal USA, for revealing on Fox Television her decision to put all of her daughters on birth control ‘as soon as they expressed sexual curiosity.’ Jenner defended her unconventional method ...

Kanchana Thalpawila was gracious enough to ask me to model yet... Kanchana Thalpawila was gracious enough to ask me to model yet another collection of clothes for her. ‘Orange Summer’ was designed especially for Cotton Collection and is the first from her brand KT Brown since moving store from Park Street Mews to No: 7, Coniston Place, Colombo 7  (lane alongside Wycherley International School). Make up was by Jacquie Mei and ...

Wait Posted this first waaay back in 2010. Re-posting as a BIG hint to the Universe. Because I hate waiting.  Image by Melvin Sokolsky. Part of a the iconin ‘Bubble Series’ shot for the Harper’s Bazaar when he was just 21. For more images see here, or just google the man.  wait in silence mind storm blue sky, all around mind ...

#freehamzakashgari No matter how far I stray from you, I come back to you. And you’ll stand in front me on your day of birth, and offer to shake my hand with your blessed right hand, as peers.. And you’ll accept that I won’t kiss your hand, or bow to you, But offer my hand to shake yours, And you ...

Making of a Model              Making of a Model is brand spanking new reality television series, currently broadcasting at 9pm Tuesdays on ART Television in Colombo. In it, 17 year old Shenelle, 18 year old Anita, and I, the oldest at 26, face a number of challenges intended to initiate us to the travails of the modern modelling industry, ...

Zit I have a zit. It is on my face. I have never had a zit on my face. I touched it and wondered if some insect had bitten me, but no, it is very definitely a zit. It’s a novel experience. It’s not an experience I want to repeat. I now know why girls, other girls, hate zits so much. ...

Christmas went off quite well this year, despite a rather large disconnect on my part, right until the 24th of December. It was then that I finally ‘felt’ like Christmas, and to be honest this feeling - when it came - had more to do with friends, good food and copious amounts of wine than the birth of Jesus Christ.  ...

Look at what I stumbled on yesterday! This really really cool site that delivers personal messages to kids…from Santa! Just last year I was grumbling that Santa needed to get his act together and get himself an email address, and this year I found this. Given that current favorites - despite my protestations - are Twilight and the Walking Dead, I had given ...

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