'My Other History', written and directed by Jake Oorloff opens this Friday! Presented by the Floating Space Theatre Company, the cast comprises of Thushara Hettihamu, Ruhanie Perera, Freya D'Almeida and Amaz Irshad. The play opens on the 8th of April at 7pm and goes on till the 10th April 2011 at the Park Street Mews warehouse. Tickets priced at Rs ...

A fairly large group of people gathered in the garden at the German Cultural Centre last evening to watch the premier of the documentary ‘Gandhi’s Children’ by Vishnu Vasu. It was about marginalized and oppressed communities in India and looked at what role the non violent movements play in the India of today – in the superpower that it aims ...

I came across this news item in the Daily Mirror today and I was little shocked at this name and shame exercise. Basically what the news item said was - ' "Colombo court Magistrate today orderd Police Headquarters media unit to publicize 83 faces of local porn stars, in the news papers, in order to trace them."First of all, just ...

Originally published on groundviewsWhen I overhead someone talking about the dramatic finale of Swarnavahini’s Megastar reality show I wanted to know what had happened since I had seen a few episodes of this bizarre show – where arguments and insults that fly freely between the judges and contestants is as much the draw as the singing skills of participants.I checked ...

.. they should have just opened their eyes and realized that recorded phone calls and texts and the posters don't cut it for us anymore.Blink and you will miss 50 posters and 3 billboards. Seeing their faces plastered everywhere in different angles and backdrops? That's sure to get my vote. Because an election is all about the Mr Photogenic competition. ...

if we're now beating mentally retarded people and forcing them to drown in the sea. I heard an account from someone who saw from a building. I saw the video and it makes me sick. Leave aside the fact that the man was possibly mentally retarded, you don't do that to anyone. I hear of shit everyday, from torture to ...

So there I was on the bus minding my own business when I felt a bit of my hair being pulled. This was nothing new, I always find strands of my hair getting caught to people’s hands and bodies when I leave it down. So I tie it. Few seconds later I feel the pull again. I feel my back ...

There is a crisis situation going on, with more than 1 lakh people in camps and in need of a lot things. I look around me as I drive to work and what do I see? The people getting ready for Vesak. I see pandols being constructed, I see banners for dan sal. A pandol costs around 2 lakhs I'm ...

Yay! I think right now I'm more thrilled that I actually got to watch it live. We were calculating time differences and what not at work, and didn't really think that the tv would give trouble when we did troop in at 4.30! With 7 minutes to go (yes, we ARE very precise) we bothered every single person possible and ...

Finding accommodation in Colombo is not an easy task. Safety, cleanliness, value for money, distance to public transport are all issues which are rarely solved in one go. If you’re looking for accommodation with all the said issues in mind, the ideal place exists, tucked away in Dehiwala, just 20-30 minutes from the heart of Colombo. Situated in a ...

From 'The First Post - The Online Daily Magazine'.Rape: now women can bite backThe words of a rape victim - "If only I had teeth down there" - have inspired the design of a new anti-rape device. Rapex - dubbed the 'rape trap' - is a product worn internally by women. The hollow inside is lined with rows of razor-sharp ...

Parasailing - check! Yes, that would be meFew months ago, I wrote about what I wanted to accomplish before I turn 30. Lists and I generally don't go well together, but hey, I got started on this one. I was in Goa 2 weeks ago and the first thing I saw when stepped on the beach ...

And I don't know if I'm happy or sad. As it is with everything else right now, I'm undecided. A mixture of both I guess. I know I won't miss the long hours of classes and piles of projects but what I will miss are the people and the crazy lecturers and spending 6 days of the week with a ...

Sahanaya - the National Council for Mental Health is badly in need of volunteers (preferably youth) who are willing to dedicate a few hours a week to help with their various in-house projects. Some of the work involved would involve working directly with the clients of Sahanaya and thus, could be quite challenging and interesting. So, do try to help ...

They can be crazy sometimes. Extremely funny and makes you wonder what the devil they were thinking when they came up with it. I wish I carry my camera when I see these things, but haven't been able to do so so far. The first time I saw 'Standard' fireworks, I snickered to myself and thought, "well, they seem to ...

The Merry Ann singers were simply wonderful tonight at 'Magnificat', the annual Christmas concert hosted by Christ College in Bangalore. Its been years since I heard them sing and I was amazed at the sheer power of the voices and the brilliant show. I loved their rendition of 'Oh Holy Night'. Nothing monotonous, lots of different items with the kids ...

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