Have you ever had your life flash in front of you? Well I did a couple of days ago, when I tumbled down a flight of hard, tiled stairs and landed on my butt, literally. Ouch, that hurt! But before the pain set in, in those few seconds of blessed numbness a series of worse case scenarios crossed my mind.
Smiles baffle me all the time. There are various smiles and sometimes you just don’t know the appropriate reaction to another’s smile. Here are a few types of smiles that you may have been greeted with at some point of your life.
“I have been thinking the whole of my life that I would demystify the universe. But what has happened is just the contrary. The deeper I went into existence, the more the mystery deepened. I am dying full of wonder, I am dying in wonder,” said Albert Einstein, a widely acknowledged genius.
Application developers popularly known as app developers in the global village are very well recognized due to its immense supply and demand. They are exposed to huge markets in cyberspace. Heshan Pathirana and Tharaka Wijebandara are two young Sri Lankans who were recognized globally for developing mobile apps for the Nokia Create Global competition.
Aptly named, ‘Lotsa Dough’ is a baking venture by a very industrious aunt and niece duo. The customized cookies they make are intricate and creatively decorated. At first glance one might feel they are just too pretty to eat and linger before the first bite to admire the hard work put in and rightly so.
I’ve always thought of myself as a tomboy, mostly because I was never an overly feminine girl who liked girly things. I climbed the trees, had short hair and wore boys’ clothes. A girl once even refused to believe that I was of her sex. Naturally I was quite disgruntled and when I wore a dress to prove that I…
Sexual abuse is a violation committed by a person who holds or is supposed to hold power over someone who is vulnerable. The abuse may have physical, verbal and emotional components. It includes violations such as rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, incest and sexual molestation. The victim experiences sexual activity that is neither wanted nor agreed to.
Samuel Fuller made “Pickup on South Street (1953)” when America was rife with ‘Red Scare’—that is, fear of Communists. Hence the movie’s plot: Skip McCoy (a pickpocket by profession) steals a wallet from a young lady, only to find out later that there is an important microfilm inside which the Russian Communists want. So now the FBI starts tracking
Rishan Rizvi is a 21-year-old basketball player from Colombo. He was a victorious member of the Royal College team at the ninth Annual Royal-Thomian Basketball Encounter. He immensely contributed for his school to win the Colombo South Zone Basketball Tournament organized by Sri Lanka School’s Basketball Association in 2013. His super performances saw his team emerging as the second
Many Asians like the bohemian and hippie look and love to style up with large prints, baggy clothes, details jewelry and earthy to bright shades. I will be sharing some tips about what I call ‘Hippie remix’.Did you know that bell bottoms were originally made for military uniforms?
The notion ‘reading makes a complete human’ is a longstanding and very much accepted one. It is put forward to highlight the benefits of reading, arguing that reading gives people wisdom. However, some instances do not support this common belief and brings it to question.
On the morning of February 26, we were invited into the main WSO2 office for a press conference where it was announced that WSO2 was hosting its popular user conference WSO2Con Asia 2014, in Colombo for the third time at Water's Edge, Battaramulla from March 24-26.
If living in the digital age has taught us anything, it is that information spreads fast and often incorrectly. It is with this warning that I launch into this week’s column, regarding the widely discussed and debated (usually whilst only knowing one side of the story) issue of the tragic deaths named the Facebook suicides.
Keerthi Ruwan from Rambukkana is on the right path to finding a career in movie production. He is already an assistant director, and has worked on productions like Daruwane, Sinahawa Atharin and Anithya. Keerthi Ruwan is also the co-director of Doni. What makes Keerthi Ruwan shine among those his age is his willingness to go forward. He doesn’t let age,
Valentine’s Day passed, and as usual, people were presenting their loved ones with heart-shaped cards, candy and ornaments. Heart shape plays a major role during this season but how did the heart shape become the symbol of true love? And why do we single out February14 to celebrate romance?It’s said to be the day St Valentine, a Roman priest
If you are a female, there is no way you have never received some awful comment from a male. The words are usually offensive and have a sexual context. They make us cringe. A female friend told me sometime back, that it is sometimes a blessing to not be a beauty. There was some truth to her words, although men…