We all need a safe place where we can be honest about our feelings. We often bottle up our feelings and thoughts because we don’t want to be judged or because we don’t want to hurt other people. This is why we sometimes hide behind pseudonyms or remain anonymous. It’s sometimes easier to rant about our lives with people we…
I never gave any thought to my biological clock until it started to tick out on me. When it hit me, it wasn’t so much the need to have a baby. I didn’t excessively coo at babies on strollers and I didn’t think baby shoes were particularly cute. It was the fear of never being able to ‘settle down’. In
Drums are not to be seen much in streets now. Not even a beggar who could entertain passersby with a drum. Instead, I came across some beg… sorry, some flutists and some with mouth organs recently. Music is like the beat of drum that keeps time with our emotions.Drums can look dreadful and deadly. They did for me.
When I met with Nila, I told him about this and he asked if it was a joke. Charith was there too. And he thought I was joking for sure as we had only a few days for semi finals. The next day, I messaged the lyrics to him. I took only three or four minutes to work on the
Madampa Caterers is a shop in Punchi Borella, where many buy breakfast, lunch and dinner from. It’s one of those typical stores, glass walls, various curries waiting to be served, a counter full of toffees, sweets and chocolates and of course, people walking in and out of the place. Close to lunch hour, it gets packed and orders are shouted
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the…
Google I/O recently concluded on June 27. Honestly, it was more along the lines of Android I/O because all the buzz was around the sneak peak of the latest Android OS tantalizingly codenamed “Android L” (we suspect this stands for either Lollipop, Laddu or Lunu miris).Interestingly, in his keynote speech, the senior vice president of Google, Sundar Pichai addressed one
Many wait for a lot of things in their lives. They wait for love, friendship, money, or whatever they consider valuable in life and believe is worth the wait.It’s not a bad thing to wait. The belief is that you will eventually get what you want, or sometimes, something better.People wait for true love, while some argue it doesn’t exist.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) commemorated World Population Day on July 11 at the JAIC Hilton Residences. The Chief Guest of the event was Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and the UNFPA publication Generation Youth: Yielding the Returns on Investments was presented to the Minister at the event. Generation
Our parents tell us of the hard lives they lived while growing up. The rickety-old bicycle, they used to cycle to the market and bring back heavy bags of spices and vegetables. The long walks to school, wearing hand-me-down shoes and uniforms. The crack of the cane as it met with their naked skin, their father’s angry words deafening them.
We hear that we are social beings all the time. We carve friendships of others. We look for shoulders to cry on, hands to hold. While majority is like this, there are a few among us who carve solitude and for some unexplainable reason, the society tries to look at these solitude people with an eye of suspect. However, there
As we all know, most of the time, thoughts are inexplicable. It’s a bit different when people around you become experts in guessing what you have on your mind, because most of your intimates should be able to read your mind if you believe they deserve the term ‘intimate.’We belong to various social groups. We are brought up within the
An individual can make a difference by being an example for others. If you throw away your bus or train ticket in the middle of the road, just because everyone else does, it contributes to littering. But if you throw it into a dustbin, some kid may just be inspired to follow your example. Here are some very simple everyday…
Do you know how the rollercoaster ride is? It’s challenging and fun. It depends on the rider how challenging the ride is. Just like life. I would say life is a rollercoaster. There are many different kinds of rollercoaster around the globe. Some are very dangerous when you see. But it’s not that bad when you go on it. However,
In the first article it was briefly mentioned how nanotechnology exists in nature and how scientists are trying to mimic (the field is called biomimicry, however the whole field does not come under nanotechnology) the behavior of those systems to use in making new things. One such area of studies was focused on insect eating plants. We, Sri Lankans are
It’s been some time since we last took a look at the Yamu app. Back then, we were pretty happy when the IOS version finally rolled out and the Yamu team fixed the offline use issue with the Android app. Indeed, the app became the one Sri Lankan app that we actually found useful enough to have on our phones