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 ...

                       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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

                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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

HERE I AM Back in Colombo after a month long vacation in the cool, mountains surrounded countryside of Gampola, the hometown of my grandmother. Adjusting back into the Colombo climate and lifestyle took a few days and it got me thinking about how different the lives of those living in Colombo and those in the countryside are. And if ...

It seems that my previous blog on “Why a Muslim woman cannot be raped” has angered many. And that, trust me, was not my intention. But if I had, then I am sorry.. That, however does not mean that I agree with the comments and neither does it mean that my facts were wrong. It is simply that I had ...

In America it is every five minutes. In India it is every twenty minutes. And in the world as a whole it is every SINGLE minute. Every minute what?? Every minute somewhere in the globe a woman is being raped, her honour is being played with and her dignity is being lowered..But a Muslim woman cannot add to these figures ...

                     Saeed Anwer was born a Muslim. But unfortunately his life was not like that of one. Just like millions of others who lived under a muslim name but sadly did not have in them that which Islam had to offer.ie “salam” or “peace” meaning peace of mind, peace of soul and peace of body. [...]

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

                This wasn’t going to be my topic. But having lost the world cup just three nights ago, and like any other Sri Lankan there is not much else inside my head. And I don’t mean those Pakinis supporting “kalu suddhhas” anyway.                 It WAS pretty much disappointing, especially when we were quite sure at [...]

2010 in review The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this ab

How are you? Doing well I hope . I guess you must be surprised to hear from me. But did you know that: Your heart pumps approx 65litres of blood per day. Your brain sends out billions of tiny electrical         signals every second in order to control your body. Your lungs contains over 300,000 million [...]

Its dark and wet inside .There is enough room for my tiny self to move around, yet I am alone in here. But a reassuring steady rhythm beat keeps me company in my loneliness. Your heart beat mother. Yet..I wonder how long this would be, because mother, I know that you want to kill me and I want to know ...

Want to know what made me, a Muslim, write this in the first place? It’s the sight of a sculpture termed as “Lord Buddha in the decayed form” I mean like DECAYED FORM??? Maybe you would say that it is a form of art and needs a lot of imagination for that and me being an art dodo wouldn’t understand ...

The non denominational church in Gainesville, Florida, USA planned to host an “International burn a Quran day” on the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks which, for the time being, has been postponed, but NOT cancelled. This seemingly attention seeking endeavor, as expected by the church authorities, drew an International outcry from the Muslims the world over. But ...

1.You wont grow old With a failing lung, a kidney, an eye sight and a failing nearly every organ you just wouldn’t live long enough to grow old. SO during your time on earth you stay young! 2.No more thieves at home and no security expenses With the lung cancer you’ve got courtesy of the cigarette company you are gonto ...

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