(Its been a long long while since I had an installment of the 'From Another's Blog' posts - I guess its been a long while since something I came across made me feel compelled to share it. This poem is written by a friend - Jessica Ferrari and was posted on Facebook. It struck me for its raw bleeding honestly, ...

Seaweed Cultivation: Unlocking the Potential of the Oceans Earlier this year the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UN FAO) organized a field visit for the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP) to the Northern Province to observe the various agricultural practices currently in function there.On the second day we drove up to Pooneryn to meet two young men who showed us the seaweed cultivation that has been ...

Shaping our Future: Global Shapers Annual Curators Meeting 2014 #ShapersACM What happens when you put 356 passionate, remarkable, loud, very special and stellar people; from 156 different cities spanning over 150 countries together for 4 days in the beautiful city of Geneva?The experience of a lifetime (please forgive the cliche).Who are the Global Shapers and the Global Shaper Community (GSC), you may ask? You can explore the various Hubs, Shapers, ...

"There are things that you can't do – like writing letters to a part of yourself. To your feet or hair. Or heart" - The God of Small Things.Here is a letter to a feeling - which I suppose is a part of myself. Can it be done? I tried anyway.Hey you,I often catch myself thinking of you at times ...

Poetry: For Mel On Sunday, the morning 2nd February 2104 while many people in Colombo were lounging enjoying a Sunday morning or hurrying to the next Colomboscope event - finance journalist Mel Gunasekara was found killed at her home. I have good friends who knew her well, and although I didn't share that privilege having known of this bright, wonderful woman I felt ...

ColomboScope 2014: My List! Organised by Goethe-Institut, British Council and Alliance Française, the Standard Chartered Colomboscope 2014 is Colombo's arts festival and celebrates contemporary literature, music, film and dance, bringing together national and international academics, authors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and actors to reflect upon history in all its complexities. This year they share their theme with the Colombo Art Beinnale 2014 (soon will write ...

(Poetry this time. One of those pieces that were cathartic to write more than anything. The structure is well - unstructured, something I find myself leaning towards a lot more as of late when I do write poetry. A phase? Perhaps. On another note - Khaled Hosseini's new book, 'And the Mountains Echoed' is beyond amazing. MUST read)Waiting for Extraordinary ...

It seems prudent and apt that the final post of 2013 is a tribute to the wild ride that 2013 has been. I haven’t even completely absorbed the completely incredible experiences that it has given me, the untarnished memories, and the numerous lessons. This year I did a live international TV interview,made it to a paper cover, traveled, went viral ...

Last week in Bangalore, India over 600 Toastmasters from Bangalore, Mangalore, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka gathered for the Mid-Year Conference of District 82. The two days were a chance for the D82 Toastmasters to network, wrap up the first term of the year, watch the finals of the Evaluation and Hunrous speech contests and the fantastic educational sessions.One ...

Let the Youth's Voices Really Be Heard: Reflections from Navi Pillay's address at the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament On the 30th of August at the third sitting of Sri Lanka Youth Parliament, the Parliament and observers were honored with a visit from Mrs. Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights who addressed them while she is in the island on her official visit. Before one reads any further please do keep in mind that I am ...

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