Reconnecting the Bay of Bengal

LIRNEasia
That is the title of the talk I will be giving on 24th August at 0900 hrs as the 2nd BIMSTEC Foundation Lecture at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Here I present (incomplete) evidence of the historical connectedness of the Bay of Bengal, reasons why the connectivity decreased after the Second World War, and information on current major developments in ...

TEDx Colombo 2016 – Blueprint for Change

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Sundays are usually the day that one would sit back, sip a cup of coffee and relax. But this Sunday was different. This was a change. One could even say that it was a blueprint for a change. TED, short for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a set of conferences held globally. Their motto “Ideas Worth Spreading” revolves around many scientific, ...

How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processors

LIRNEasia
Sixth course of the series of courses funded by Ford Foundation on “How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processors” is currently being held in IIT Delhi. This course is co directed by Dr. Rohan Samarajiva and Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Sessions are conducted by well renowned industry professionals, researchers from think tanks, academics and retired government officials of broadband ...

Future Today with Kushan Indunil

The Papare
Double champion and the captain of Isipathana College Rugby team 2016 Kushan Induni in ThePapare studios. He led his team for the Singer schools rugby league and Milo President trophy triumphant and speaks on the secret of success.  The post Future Today with Kushan Indunil appeared first on ThePapare.com.

Around The Wickets – Is this Dilshan’s last hurrah?

The Papare
Rangana Herath, getting better with age? Has Sri Lanka unearthed a real gem in Dhananjaya De Silva? Roshan Abeysinghe analyses the 3rd Test between Sri Lanka and Australia and previews the upcoming five-match ODI series. The post Around The Wickets – Is this Dilshan’s last hurrah? appeared first on ThePapare.com.

Discussing how research can inform broadband policy and regulation in India

LIRNEasia
The sixth iteration of the Ford Foundation supported course on how to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes commenced today at IIT Delhi. An interesting mix of participants has been assembled by Dr Vignesh Illavarasan who is directing the course. He has also assembled a stellar cast of speakers, with perhaps the best gender balance we have achieved in ...

Sumudi Suraweera | Voyaging Musical Waves

Artra
Sumudi Suraweera’s passion to celebrate experimental music is robust. He not only co-founded Musicmatters, the music school dedicated to educate about alternative forms of musical compositions, but also initiated the Musicmatters Festival – which has established its position as a significant contemporary musical event in Sri Lanka’s  arts calendar taking place for the fifth consecutive year this August. During our ...

Coldplay & P413 | Beating the Humdrum

Artra
Coldplay, one of the most popular music bands of our time released their newest album A Head Full of Dreams which exudes an aura of energy and exuberance. While watching the videos and listening to the lyrics, we realized that they question our mechanized lifestyle which reminded us of the reflections posed in the works of art by Sri Lankan ...

Anoli Perera | Feminist Readings & Contemporary Art

Artra
Anoli Perera’s vast knowledge and experience coupled with her vibrant personality formed a vivacious conversation about her upbringing and  deep-rooted passions.  In her recent exhibition, ‘Memory Keeper’ held at Hempel Galleries, she incorporates sewing and fabric in her works of art to resonate to the theme of nostalgia, forgetting and anxieties caused by the erasure of memory, for which she ...

Chronicling YouthHack Sri Lanka’s Startup Challenge

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YouthHack originated in the Philippines and since then it has managed to host events such as ‘Startup Challenges’, ‘Code Weekends’ and ‘Skills Boot Camps’ to educate high-school and university students about startups, technology and entrepreneurship. They hosted a Startup Challenge on the 6th and 7th of August at the MAS Innovation Center. The event was complete with panel discussions, talks ...

Highlights – Colombo FC v Army SC – Champions League 2016

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A rivalry that is brewing into a classic as these two sides have met in championship deciders in the last three years. This time they meet in a group stage match but pride was at stake. The post Highlights – Colombo FC v Army SC – Champions League 2016 appeared first on ThePapare.com.

Highlights – Java Lane v Air Force SC – Champions League 2016

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In their last match of the Dialog Champions League Java Lane needed to win, which would have been their first this season, against Air Force to have any hope of avoiding relegation. The post Highlights – Java Lane v Air Force SC – Champions League 2016 appeared first on ThePapare.com.

Week 10 Review – Champions League 2016

The Papare
Final week in the Dialog Champions League group stage saw five teams vying for the remaining 4 places for the Super 8’s. The post Week 10 Review – Champions League 2016 appeared first on ThePapare.com.

How to make peanut butter – The video

Peckish Me
Peckish Me releases its first ever video in collaboration with Life Online on how to make peanut butter at home!I know the video quality isn’t the best and I can think of a few ways to improve it to give you a better experience, but we are still trying out various techniques and tricks to improve the quality to give you ...

Around The Wickets – Roshen Silva deserves a break at SSC

The Papare
Should Dilruwan Perera feature regularly  in the Sri Lanka Test team? What is wrong with Dimuth Karunarathne? Will a Josephian replace another Josephian? Suranga Lakmal to make a comeback? Roshan Abeysinghe reviews the historic win in Galle and previews the upcoming third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Colombo on Around The Wickets. The post Around The Wickets ...