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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

                       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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

                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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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