Bow your head before you hang it!!

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Many it seems are busy these days hanging out…themselves I mean. Last one I heard was a young carpenter who hung himself because he had lost his new phone (????). I mean a PHONE FOR HEAVENS SAKE!!! The statistics tell us that every few minutes (or was it seconds?) a person in this world dies, i.e. by their own ...

“People tend to become what you tell them they are”

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There was an inmate at a certain prison who had been given a death sentence for a crime commited. The doctors there used to place a tablet beneath his tongue daily, promising him every single day that on the 30th day this tablet would cause his death.The doctors, however, were flabbergasted when the inmate, as promised immediately died on ...

Made in Cheena

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Doing some last minute Eid shopping two months ago it occurred to me that nearly everything in my shopping bags was made in China. From a tiny pin to a huge toy, a head shawl to a prayer mat, even an ear phone to a smart phone seems to be from China. Evidently the Chinese have been very busy. ...

Made in Cheena

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Doing some last minute Eid shopping two months ago it occurred to me that nearly everything in my shopping bags was made in China. From a tiny pin to a huge toy, a head shawl to a prayer mat, even an ear phone to a smart phone seems to be from China. Evidently the Chinese have been very busy. ...

Supermoms: To be or not to be??

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According to the dictionary, a supermom is a mother who successfully manages a home and brings up children while also having a full time job. The number of these so called “supermoms” has multiplied during the past few decades including in our little Sri Lanka. A fast moving world, directed media and financial constraints due to the high costs of ...

Supermoms: To be or not to be??

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According to the dictionary, a supermom is a mother who successfully manages a home and brings up children while also having a full time job. The number of these so called “supermoms” has multiplied during the past few decades including in our little Sri Lanka. A fast moving world, directed media and financial constraints due to the high costs of ...

I am hungry…

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                       The delicious aroma of cooking food wafts from the kitchen making my stomach growl in hunger. But I cant eat. Well, not yet and not until a little after sunset. As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close I have been fasting continuously in this manner daily from before sunrise until after sunset for nearly ...

I am hungry…

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                       The delicious aroma of cooking food wafts from the kitchen making my stomach growl in hunger. But I cant eat. Well, not yet and not until a little after sunset. As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close I have been fasting continuously in this manner daily from before sunrise until after sunset for nearly ...

The Property of Ward 48

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Nestled amidst the sprawling buildings of the Colombo National Hospital of Sri Lanka is Ward 48. Conveniently situated on the second floor of the building opposite the O.P.D, outwardly, it seems to be no different from the other wards except for an exotic treasure it contains. Entering the ward, one would be greeted on the left side by two isolation ...

The Property of Ward 48

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Nestled amidst the sprawling buildings of the Colombo National Hospital of Sri Lanka is Ward 48. Conveniently situated on the second floor of the building opposite the O.P.D, outwardly, it seems to be no different from the other wards except for an exotic treasure it contains. Entering the ward, one would be greeted on the left side by two isolation ...

A Buddhist, a Muslim and an Undivided Nation

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No Halal. That’s what they said the last time. No Hijab. That’s what they say now. No Muslims. That’s what they would say the next time. Indirectly No Unity .That’s what they are trying to say the whole time. Who are these people?? What do they really want?? A few Buddhists friends even doubt whether these people who claim to ...

A Buddhist, a Muslim and an Undivided Nation

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No Halal. That’s what they said the last time. No Hijab. That’s what they say now. No Muslims. That’s what they would say the next time. Indirectly No Unity .That’s what they are trying to say the whole time. Who are these people?? What do they really want?? A few Buddhists friends even doubt whether these people who claim to ...

A Buddhist, A Muslim and the Halal factor

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                It was with much confusion that I followed the recent protests by some in the Buddhist community against  Muslims and the Sri Lankan Halaal Certification Authority. I mean, do these guys of the “Bodu Bala Sena” really realize what they are protesting against? Or what actually Halal is? And don’t these guys who proclaim to safeguard, protect and fight ...

A Buddhist, A Muslim and the Halal factor

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                It was with much confusion that I followed the recent protests by some in the Buddhist community against  Muslims and the Sri Lankan Halaal Certification Authority. I mean, do these guys of the “Bodu Bala Sena” really realize what they are protesting against? Or what actually Halal is? And don’t these guys who proclaim to safeguard, protect and fight ...

A virgin girl in India

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Thirty miles west of Taj Mahal, on the road to the city of Jaipur lies a collection of shelters which houses the 59 families of the Bedia tribe. And their livelihood? A long tradition of caste based prostitution. Girls born here become prostitutes in a rite of passage into “adulthood” as routine as marriage is to the rest of the ...

A virgin girl in India

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Thirty miles west of Taj Mahal, on the road to the city of Jaipur lies a collection of shelters which houses the 59 families of the Bedia tribe. And their livelihood? A long tradition of caste based prostitution. Girls born here become prostitutes in a rite of passage into “adulthood” as routine as marriage is to the rest of the ...

Why I pray..

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Life is hectic. And I have no time. A family to love, a fast paced husband to keep up with, an even faster nine month old kid to run behind,  a happy marriage to maintain, friends to keep in touch, studies , laundry, ironing, household work, office work and a hundred and one other things to do. Yet in between ...

Why I pray..

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Life is hectic. And I have no time. A family to love, a fast paced husband to keep up with, an even faster nine month old kid to run behind,  a happy marriage to maintain, friends to keep in touch, studies , laundry, ironing, household work, office work and a hundred and one other things to do. Yet in between ...

If what SriLanka violated was human rights..

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We lost. And we violated human rights, so they say. since anyone violating (only ) human rights are brought before the UNHRC then what was it that was violated in Vietnam, Iraq,Afghanistan and Palestien?? Our heads being nearly blown up left and right for nearly 25 years,what was it ?? A violation of animal rights?? Is that the rank we ...

If what SriLanka violated was human rights..

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We lost. And we violated human rights, so they say. since anyone violating (only ) human rights are brought before the UNHRC then what was it that was violated in Vietnam, Iraq,Afghanistan and Palestien?? Our heads being nearly blown up left and right for nearly 25 years,what was it ?? A violation of animal rights?? Is that the rank we ...