Never settle for less. Keep striving, reaching and working. Be better, be greater, be more amazing. Love with all your heart and take a leap with every breath. And in between it all - don't forget to pause, take a breath, smile and take it all in. Then just keep going.

We see life through a viewfinder. No two are the same. Each one is scratched, bent, coloured and adjusted for our unique view of life. Each one reflects the journey you have taken in this life. And no view is more exciting, more amazing, more imperfectly beautiful than your own.

(This was written as a Facebook status on the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day 2015, a manifestation of something I had been doodling for a while and had become what you will read below)The future of our nation lies in our hands.If someone were to ask me what is the most impassioned and complicated relationship I have in my ...

#ShapingConflict 'Why Young People are Our Best Chance for Peace' (Feature on the World Economic Forum Blog_ I have been very privileged since 2013 to be a a member of the Global Shapers Community - which is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Last year I traveled to Geneva to attend the Annual Curators Meeting, and wrote about the experience which literally changed my life.This year - in lieu of the Forum's flagship event - the ...

(This post is written as an attempt to explain to a non-Sri Lankan what the story surrounding the Sri Lankan 2015 Presidential Elections are all about, why the excitement, some background, and information. Please note not all opinions cited here are my own, I have attempted to show ALL sides - opinions and constructive criticism are welcomed. I've tried to ...

(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 ...

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