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What is friendship? It’s a whole lot different form love. We all love our friends, do we not? But we don’t usually say it, do we? Our true friends know everything about us. Sometimes they understand and know us better than anyone else in the world. Why do we do so much for our friends? The obvious answer would be…
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
The Quran was his first introduction to poetry, when he read an English translation at the age of 13. “I found it strange that people would recite it in a foreign tongue and not their mother tongue,” Imaad Majeed says, adding that the footnotes in the text explained the historical context and symbolism. “This was my first introduction to the…
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
Happy Street Pooch was initiated by the Rotaract club of the Management and Finance Faculty, Colombo University. Later, Ray of Hope joined hands with them to make the cause better and stronger to raise funds. The organizers conducted an anti-rabies vaccination camp for the dogs, especially around the premises of the Colombo University. The vaccination program was held on March...
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
Traditionally, a sonnet is a 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employs one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Mainly, there are two forms of sonnets; the Petrarchan and the Shakespearean.
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
Little Boxes was written and composed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962. The protest song became a hit when Pete Seeger sang it in 1963. The lyrics of the song are quite interesting and carry a strong message.
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Creativity is in some way a wonderful stroke of luck that coincidentally crosses someone’s path offering him/her a turn to be out of the ordinary. When it envelops someone’s mind or thoughts it brings out something that is never seen, heard or talked of before. These are called creations. Creations take much of freedom, courage and some sort of...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
It’s important to go for the root causes and not only ‘treat’ symptoms with medications. Psychotherapy practiced by an empathic professional therapist and with an active client does work. Depression has to do with a person’s past history and what others have done or said to him. So, therapy should focus on the emotional link between the triggers..
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
‘I’m stuck with work,’ ‘I don’t have time to do it,’ ‘I need more than 24 hours per day’, ‘Reserving time for this is the problem’, ‘I am busy,’ and ‘I have no time’ are  some of the many comments we make during our hectic life and we can hear those expressions from others as well. Time is the reason…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
There is a girl who is fond of little things. Little things like feeding ants sugar cubes. Ladybirds thrill her. She likes to watch sundown. Even sunset. She wants to know how spores turn into fungi so soon. And how wind can turn into a tornado in seconds. She fell asleep earlier than usual one night. Before anybody else she...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
In most countries, English is the most-spoken language. In schools and universities, lessons are conducted in English because it is very essential in our day-to-day life.  Sometimes we feel that, as it is not our mother language, we don’t have to learn English. But we will never realize the importance of English until we try to get jobs, because nowadays...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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…
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
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

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