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You’ve seen them.  They are not related to ants, but are also called ‘white ants’. They are tiny creatures.  They feed on dead plant material such as wood.  Taken individually, they look quite inconsequential.  Leave them alone for a period of time and they can bring down entire buildings. The problem for termites is that people don’t usually leave them...
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Places of worship are often not on our most visited places due to a lack of interest or belief in religion and also due to conflict between what we want to do and what religious says is right and wrong. Youth is seen as a period or age of transformation, the age between being a child and an...
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Magic Leap released a video teasing their latest VR Headset When you say ‘augmented reality’ and ‘Office’ what’s the first thing you think about? Robots? Maybe not. But that could change. Magic Leap, a company backed Google who are working on a little known augmented reality headset, have released a video showing off its futuristic interface.Simply titled...
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One of the most persistent myths is that psychotherapy is supposed to be based upon protocols. When somebody is for example depressed then ‘protocol’ demands that this person should be treated with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Especially medical doctors are trained in this way and they often assume that CBT falls within this protocol-thinking way too. But...
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In life, we meet people of different walks of life. People come into our lives. People leave our lives. Some people stick in our lives. Yet some ‘strive’ to stick in our lives. Unless you are Mother Theresa, you sure think like I do. My life. My rules. But when it boils downs to reality, I have a question...
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This is the season for school big matches in Sri Lanka. Usually cricket big matches are held at the end of the first school term in March. Annual big matches have become a main event in  school calendars. Big matches are played between two rival school cricket teams. Most of big matches are held among the Colombo schools, but...
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I have to admit that I have never been a lover of Nicholas Sparks and I’ve stopped reading in the middle of most of his books. But when it comes to movies based on his books, hands down, I am completely caught in his spell. My opinions are more about how Sparks’ novel is depicted in the movie rather than...
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When I flew too near to the sun, and felt its harsh heat threatening to melt the wings you painstakingly created, I heard a voice. That voice calmed me down, and steered me away from my downfall. Icarus’s tragic fate did not befall me - thanks to the voice that helped me see where I went wrong. That voice belonged…
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Poetry cannot be liked, loved or enjoyed by all. Further, poetry can be interpreted in many ways, and while some poems can be torn apart in search of meaning and hidden message, others can be left as they are. This isn’t because the poems are straightforward, too simple or not worth one’s time. It is because one can be satisfied…
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
We’re infinite and so are our desires. We are covered with piles of worldly pursuits, and thus we cannot see what’s there an inch ahead. When one dream comes true, another dream takes the place of the previous one and this drives us crazy and kind of mad sometimes.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
Many people still believe that the cause of depression is something ‘in the genes’. This is a remnant of the school of thought (‘nature’) that oscillated upwards again in the 1980-ties when researchers assumed that more or less everything was genetically determined. Nowadays most scientists don’t accept this explanation anymore. As a matter of fact, there are no known genes...
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
‘Time’ is a term that plagues rebels.  You have to be on time.  You have to get the timing right.  You are always ‘running out of time’.  The ‘time window’ is narrow more oft than not.  You can’t be too early, you can’t be too late.  There are a million things to do and there never seems to be enough…
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
Women in Tech - In our industry – in interviews, in all the events that we attend, in all the news that we hear – we invariably speak a lot about a lot of men. The simple fact is that there are far more men than women in the tech industry; and thus, when we hear great things – electric…
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
For someone who loves words, situations or emotions of any kind can only be truly felt and experienced or overcome by reading or writing. For some, it’s the former. They seek words already written, prose or poetry. For others, they need to carve words on paper, they need to put letters together and just write.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
‘Local undergraduates’ are a group of individuals that some may perceive to be the cream of the nation who cultivate within them the capacity of producing a true genius every now and then. On the other hand, some others would more often than not perceive them to be an aggressive bunch of individuals who need to find something better to...
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
I generally feel like a goat while eating leafy salads, but potato salad is one of my favorites and especially a must have at BBQs. I learnt to make it from my uncle who however, adds pickles as well to it. Yuck! Perhaps that’s how they do it in Germany. I could never remember to ask.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
A Tibetan activist holds a candle as members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) take part in a candlelight vigil during a protest rally in Hyderabad.
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00
Our lives are plagued with exams and conversations often consist of discussions about exams. Even the thought of exams makes us consider sitting through hours and hours of boring lectures and read page after page of notes, too often photocopied due to our laziness to take down notes. Say you manage to study, make up your mind to sit for...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
We know stuff, but one ‘stuff’ we know but don’t often admit even to ourselves is that we don’t know ‘all the stuff’.  Twenty two years ago, there was a young boy who didn’t know much.  He knew so little that when things got really bad he thought things were far worse than they actually were.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
After the beautiful sunny day, night comes with the traffic peak hour. Vehicles are moving recklessly and trying to overtake and reach homes as fast as they can as if the world is going to end. There is a saying better late than never. Everyday in newspapers and instant messengers we get accident news due to the reckless drivers. Many...
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