I thought he was having the time of his life. It was his birthday. His desk was decorated with balloons. He was being showered with kisses from a lot of females. And when you are working in a bank a lot of females mean a lot.I nearly fell off my chair when someone whispered to me "This is absolute torture ...

Over 70% of those killed by elephants are drunk men. Did you know that? Neither did I!This was one of the many interesting facts which I have learnt after talking to several experts in the field of elephant conservation.To me you have to be a special kind of idiot to venture out in the dead of night wearing bright colored ...

The Power of perception! Actually the heading “The problem of perception” would have been better suited for this post. Whilst thinking of how to start this post my thoughts took a trip down memory lane. It was to an advertising campaign done by the Rolling Stone magazine. Not to sell more magazines. But rather to educate potential clients that their perception of the magazine’s ...

"Oh goodness these Sri Lankan men are useless!""I will never even associate with any one from Sri Lanka - even though I am Sri Lankan"!"These people don't even know how to loving or be romantic""Or even how to make love properly". "I want to marry a Sudda (foriegner)".This was the constant stream of drivel which was spewing out of the ...

"Every one wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die". This was a phrase I came across many many years ago.And it crept back into my thoughts as I was contemplating on how to handle a situation I am facing right now. I have realized that this is true with a lot of people. They want the ...

He sits quietly in front of his computer… A luminous square of nothing staring back at him. Urging him… no challenging him to write something.He types… then deletes it. He types again… and deletes once more.The past few hours have been a constant cycle of typing and deleting. Someone has told him that he needs to open up. Be more ...

"I have prayed about this" she says looking at me defiantly! "Oh!" I say doing my level best to keep my face dead pan knowing very well that with those few words our discussion has reached a stale mate situation.We are having a conversation about a communication plan for an event. A task which she is not capable of handling ...

Bloody Peasants! This was the comment made on a fb post I had shared where Derana made an apology for criticizing Kishani Jayasinghe on singing "Danno Budunge" in an operatic style.I resented that comment.As much as I resented all the negative comments made about the performance.Because this, along with most of the other comments supporting the performance reeked of - ...

This little nugget of valuable info is embedded in my previous post titled "What should have been the most popular TED talk every". However in this modern world of seven second Vine videos and 140 character text messages watching an entire TED talk to find the key to happiness would not be appealing to most people. This video distills what ...

"I don't eat fruits, or potatoes or pork or chicken and very rarely...fish" she said to no one in particular. 30 heads looked up in surprise around the breakfast table. A few, exchanging knowing glances. Which read a desperate "Oh no!""I always try to eat organic, and try to eat healthy" she continued. Now there is nothing wrong in sharing ...

"I have never loved anyone as much as I loved him" she says. I scratch myself wondering how to respond?This is not the first time I have heard her say this. And I doubt this is not the last. How can someone fall in love with someone you have never met?Whose just an image on a computer screen? Yes you ...

Remember the band KISS?They said it was an acronym for Knights in Satan's Service.Or Stair ways to heaven by Led Zeppelin? They said it has lyrics worshiping Satan when back-masked (Playing it backwards).If you haven't heard of either of these bands - after all they were bands of my youth - I am sure you would have heard "Hotel California" ...

Three circles of blessings converged in the last week to bring me an absolutely wonderful experience. It started with a walk outside my office and stepping in to a store to check out the price of a phone. To my amazement they had special deal through which they were giving a 30% discount. A price too good to ignore. And ...

It was a innocent face book question which caught my attention. What would you do if you were pulled over by a cop for a traffic violation?1. Explore the possibility of paying a bribe.2. Leave your license with the cop and pay the fine and collect the license later.3. Don't know.For me I always would chose the first route. Not ...

Sco(r)ned!!!! I was shaking with anticipation in a beautiful tea house in Vienna. Maybe it was lust?I was going to be eating my first scone! The fact that they were serving scones triggered a flood of memories. Of me devouring Enid Blyton books and thinking how delicious this thing called scones must be. Be it fantastic four. Or famous five or ...

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