Hope I fished out Something beautiful When we talked that day About Hope, not the type That hypes fate but loses out In reality but a little girl What is part of you and me What stands as our bridge Holding on to an aqueduct Rooted to your uterus She will be Your princess and my hoopstar When you will ...

Knox-Knox: Robert Was Here! Have you ever read a book about a place you’ve never seen? Did you find yourself being enthralled by its vivid descriptions of creatures and trees and people you never knew could exist? If you have, you would agree that an author’s artful use of language has the power to connect you to a whole other world, to such an ...

Postcards A child unknowingly Collects postcards – from many wondrous locations Such as the playground, the park And even from behind the bars of the cot – Unsigned by the sender And relayed through the postbox A black letter box that opens her latch For dawn till dusk And lets in what is time-stamped And fate unrobed And in this ...

Although it has always been a principle concern for animal rights activists, in recent times, even the local media has been paying close attention to the state of animals in captivity. Particular emphasis has been given to the state of Sri Lanka’s National Zoological Gardens, more popularly known as the ‘Dehiwala Zoo’. The state-run Daily News this March ran an ...

It’s no secret that Sri Lanka offers some great opportunities to check out wildlife ‒ is it safe to say that our island could be one of the world’s best wildlife tourism hubs? Our article here explored this idea ‒ now here’s a video that gives you some visual insight too. The post Video: Sri Lanka – The next hub for wildlife tourism? appeared first on Roar.lk.

Janith had written something on this that prompted me to put down a few thoughts. Its a very complex question that I have been puzzling over for some time.I have not had time to think through everything but I jotted a list of what I believe are the factors that lead to the phenomenon: A sense of alienation/isolation from the ...

I’m all sobbed out, I’m broken I’ve never felt like this before Then I look up and see you Standing, staring, at the door You cross the room in two strides And collect me in your arms Hug and hold me close to you Say I’m safe from any harm You rock me like a child Whisper in my ear ...

Is it safe to assume that no one reads these anymore? That Kottu has finally moved on to the netherworld. That the old blogger crowd, now probably married and old enough to have multiple grandkids, no longer cares?Good.I love being busy, because it keeps the mind occupied, but I recently had quite a long exam season (abridged with Avurudu) and ...

Sometimes after life excites me, finally we get to know what's real.. life is short, and everyone knows, Planet earth a tiny invisible dot even in our very own galaxy, the milky way. When we compare it with the universe, someone can simply ignore the existence of planet earth, just like we ignore decimal points / millimetres / milligrams etc. in our day to day life. Because when you look at the

Home Gardenning by a Blind man It took me a while to find out something interesting to make an entry to the blog. This is by no mean a big thing; nevertheless it is a yet another activity that gives me a pleasure and satisfaction. At present, I am staying at home more regularly than what I used to do in the past. Whilst being at ...

And… And then he comes along. After six months of refusals to meet him. Still he comes along. With all the nagging of getting medical tests done, and willingness to go shopping for soles for your stilettos. He chooses to be part of your life. Without you realising it, of course.  You think that life could not be different, but it ...

Saving Sri Lanka’s Marine Turtles If you caught the previous article and video we ran about sea turtles, you already know that there are seven species of sea turtles that roam the world’s oceans. A quick scan of the World Wildlife Federation website (www.worldwildlife.org) shows that they work on the protection of five of these seven species. Surprise surprise then, that these are the exact ...

A couple of days ago I spotted a curious question on a YAMU review:  “Has the economy improved here so much that 1500-2500 per person is considered middle-class?” I’m not here to diss YAMU or its writers or their definitions of middle-class. I’m here to try and answer this question. Let’s set some context. I. I work in Colombo. I ...

Queen A south Asian woman The kind that is not desi or masala And is found south of Adam’s bridge Possessing mahogany skin and ebony irises Is a canvas of two colors Brown, the kind that is tanned And shaded by the saturation of melanin And black, the type that is finely concealed Beneath oversized pull-up bras – Where two ...

I am not the religious type. I have my faith and it is unwavering, but you wouldn’t see me at mass every sunday evening or find me observing lent with the same zeal that the rest of my family does. In fact, there was an age when I religiously rebelled and didn’t go to church just because I knew it ...

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