Kirby, Colomboscope and A Rant Against All These Idiots I was at Cinnamon’s Colomboscope the other week. To be honest, I liked it. Well, some of it. Most of it was a bunch of expats explaining Sri Lanka to foreigners. Generally, this includes well-meaning but meandering discussions on class conflict and a lot of thought on where Colombo is headed. This is ironic, because the people actually listening to this were definitely ...

With thousands and thousands of books, articles and assignments we push children to study, study and study. Face the exams, get the highest marks, beat your friend and then you will be able to get your dream job which will help you to live a luxurious life. This is very common in Sri Lanka. Everyday tuition classes, piles and piles of paper work, everyday exams and assignments, heavy

Should Instagram Have Ditched The Square? People have always speculated why Instagram picked the 1:1 square format for its photos. I always believed it was a love letter to those old Polaroid and Kodak cameras – until I came across a Quora post by Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram: “We realized that if we were going to do photos, that we’d have to be ...

He wrapped his arms around her so hard that she can’t go. She says “please hold on tight” “i want to feel your warmth in my veins”. He brings her closer, almost choking her but she seems not to care about it all. All she wants is to breath his soul. The emotions run high she can barely breath He ...

Sad blue eyes were communicating a wistful farewell to all those who came to see her fight to live one more day. Tears coursed through her ravine of wrinkles and pooled into a tributary at the deep cleft in her chin. Janice whispered an earnest prayer to live just a little bit more so that she could appreciate the things ...

It is darker than the darkest hour. Yet a light is what it keeps alive. How deep is the most passionate clover.. where two hearts mingle, and the flame burns so bright. There is a surface of silence Where kisses and hugs blossom and takes control. You always dream of these kind of moments Where you forget all the bitterness ...

I honestly don’t know what came over me. Shit; in fact, I don’t know what came over all of us. It was madness for sure. How else can one explain the stampede and the buffet of gore that shocked us all after the adrenalin and the confusion of common sense wore out that glaze of bloodlust from our eyes. She ...

What is it about this placeThat makes me think of you more than I shouldIs it because I am so far away from homeThat my heart hurts in more ways than it shouldIs it the quiet and the stillness hereOr the sense of peace that surrounds this placeThat reminds me of the kindness in your eyesThe goodness of your heart ...

The deepest cut That bleeds the heart Is regret for not taking What was there for you in the first place And when it moves away To someone else, Some separate place Your heart bleeds Like a waterfall.. And you die inside With  a blank space Written in your soul That was once full And made you happy and content..

I am asked by many friends “why not take a stand against injustice happening around us?” I do understand the issues, and I like to be part of it. We all want solutions. My point is, our country is craving for action. Think of action you can do in your domain – action in which […]

It’s been a month and I have finally come to accept that there is no getting over you. That no matter how much I want to not love you, I have no control over my heart. But what I do have control over is my life and how I live it. So regardless of whether my heart hurts, cracks and ...

He’s worshipping me with his lips With his hands and with his kiss He’s looking at me with adoring eyes Staring hard like I’m a prize Holding me like he can’t let go Saying he loves me to my core From the top of my head To the tip of my toe From my entire body To each and every ...

Secrets of the species that thrive in the big city Langur at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple (from TripAdvisor)Some species have adapted to city life and made their home in the city.Foxes, Badgers in London, and Red Tailed Hawks, Ospreys, Racoons in New York City are examples.In Sri Lanka I think there are more snakes (per sq meter) in suburban Colombo compared to say the Dry Zone. There troops of moneys ...

For Friendships It was my wedding day. As usual my x husband was late. While everyone was panicking, and I was assuming that the man was being his usual self, Harshu decides to comfort my mother. I hear later that he had volunteered to play the mock groom in case the one who should play the real groom did not turn up. ...

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