Once upon a time, a few years ago really, a good friend of mine went to Katharagama with her parents and asked me to join them…and I did. Said friend, lets call her L and I shared a room in the hotel while her parents shared another. On the day we were leaving to come back to Colombo, L made ...

procrastinating and putting your heart out on facebook you will only generate attentions towards yourself and make those who care about you  begin to worry while unintentially putting pressure on those who would rather not be hinted at i have done this in the past and am superbly embarrassed about genuinely am sorry to all those i made feel uncomfortable/pressured ...

For madness and all its colours “I am not the remedy for your madness” she says  disdainfully, looking blankly at her screen.    “Yes, You are only the madness” I would reply.    Then,  all the moments of doubt and fear and anxiety  transform into a speck of dust  that gets disappeared (easily) in the process of trespassing. Love starts flapping its wings  at inauspicious ...

live. breathe. be-in-the-now forget the past forget the future and live-in-the-now what happened happened. and can never be reversed stop-worrying. and live-love-be stop thinking of what was cut-it-off let-go be – free be – happy be – busy with the now. with the positive. something new. #tonewbeginings.  

of you and the memory of us is by far the hardest thing to do… #needtolive in the #now and #letitgo but #staypositive and #fulloflove and #compassion for you.

Somehow, electricity lacks the sexiness of ICTs. People debate how many households have mobiles, but few know how many households have electricity. This on a subject Lenin thought was so important that he proclaimed “Socialism + Electricity = Communism.” Not that I advocate Communism, Lenin forbid. So I was very pleased when a book on energy policy was launched by ...

In life we deal with many kinds of pain … I just watched the Movie “The fault in Our stars” and it made me feel and remember all kinds of pain that I have felt before … We have felt pain when: loved ones and parents have left us … the things we really want in life get so close ...

Mapping the weather Mapping the weather. ROYSTON REPORTS Tropical Topics, Number 219, 30 August 2014. Greetings to readers new and old with this week’s topics touching on ancient weather and sybaritic revelations. Chutney From gherkins last week to chutney this week. I had some chutney that inspired raptures of appreciation recently at a bar, in the middle of an abandoned paddy field, that ...

For Flowers, Fights and Everything Else You know exactly how soppy I could be, hence the flowers carried across states, hidden in your backpack and delivered over a meal for two, after a random walk, on a chilly evening.  You picked well, red roses, not too many, just one, but sweet enough, to get a smile on my face, a lingering one,  for the surprise and ...

The younger sibling being a boy had the tendency to fight a lot and was one little terror back in the day. He probably saw me like a boy too coz we used to have so many physical fights where I have been kicked in the stomach and scraped, beaten with things. Once during a heated argument with the sibling ...

Internet & Facebook users, 2014 I was always intrigued by the differences between South and South East Asian countries when we did the Teleuse@BOP surveys. But playing around with some numbers for Facebook users in four South and four SE Asian countries, I was struck by an astounding fact. In all the SE Asian countries, there are more Facebook users ...

Unlike prolapsing, hyperlapsing is awesome. Above is an hours tour through Colombo compressed into a few minutes (and edited in iMovie). We shot it on an iPhone running the app Hyperlapse, from Instagram. The tech itself is amazing. I really think that personal video is on the cusp of becoming as ubiquitous and high quality as personal photography has ...

About a week or two ago I suddenly felt like giving up meat…. and I stopped it thinking I’ll stick to seafood for a few weeks and stop that too and become vegetarian. Im not sure why I felt like doing it but im perfectly fine and I realised this yday at the wedding coz when I was serving dinner ...

B for Being Hospitable The Functional Angle Anyone who’s worked with me in advertising will tell you that I am a real bitch/bastard/brandon to work with, for, alongside and sometimes in between. I will have you know that it was all true. Nice guys are the Ned Starks of the ad world – they die quick, unpleasant metaphorical deaths – that or they ...

Smile. When they doubt Be Strong. When they think you messed up show them otherwise. Be true to who you are always Don’t let the corporate world change you and cage you into a frustrated stone cold animal – in the zoo break- free be true. be you. #live #love #learn #bethechange you want to see  

Says so why because you ignore me so and have been for months it’s also in the way you kissed me on that last day not catching my eye feeling sorry but somehow i keep telling myself no – it can’t be true this can’t be you – you would never… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCkpzqqog4k

Originally posted on When Worlds Collide, by Nalaka Gunawardene:Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 29 August 2014 Diesel fuel sulphur status – June 2012, Map by UNEP Progress is slow and incremental. Those who take all-or-nothing positions often end up with…nothing. So let’s hail Sri Lanka’s leading…

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