PANDEMIC 2020|Hairy Adventures – Part deux

Pandemic Special It’s been just short of a month since the current curfew conditions were imposed in our city, and quite a lot longer in some other metropolises. And while the world at large has been preoccupied with the more immediate imperative of procuring food and other essential provisions, nature has been gleefully taking itsContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|Hairy Adventures – Part deux”

PANDEMIC 2020|The Importance of being Gracious

(Quite as Important as being Earnest) These are strange, even somewhat chilling times as we navigate through a viral storm of unprecedented proportions. We have all been constrained to significantly modify our lives as we traverse the largely uncharteted waters of interminably extended curfews and lockdowns. Where the regular hustle and bustle of life asContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|The Importance of being Gracious”

PANDEMIC 2020|For whom the Curfew tolls

(The summons of the Paleolithic Man!) A bit of a rant, this. We’re one of the few countries where the citizens/ residents are being superintended by an all-out curfew rather than the slightly more assuasive (read: civilised) “Lockdown”. This is now Day 15 of the curfew and there is no end in sight. As muchContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|For whom the Curfew tolls”

PANDEMIC 2020|I have a dream

and i see Nature hazarding light but sure-footed steps into the concrete enclaves that have been striding into its realm for a few unlovely centuries now. It flits, it floats, it lingers a little longer; it sees, it feels and it widens its embrace. And then i awake. More and more, it’s a jungle outContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|I have a dream”

OPINION|The Myth of Super-Luxury Condominiums – Part Deux

(When the Food Chain upends – The age of fastidiousness, curfews and microscopic annihilators) The current high stress, painfully limiting, curfew-constrained environment has been a fitting test for how well the Super luxurious developments in the city have responded to the basic needs of their residents – like the politico with the 100 watt smileContinue reading “OPINION|The Myth of Super-Luxury Condominiums – Part Deux”

VERSE|I shot the Sheriff

And I think he’s called the Covid, the Covid 19.I also know this declaration seems somewhat extremeBecause I hadn’t been testedSo how could I have bestedThe microbe that has its pestilential clawsrender all it touches, grievously impure?Try “dead” to be factual!But hope doth spring eternal ….In this pandemic, we lasses are only gently brushing byContinue reading “VERSE|I shot the Sheriff”

OPINION|Faith

More and more, a tenuous ideology as it has traditionally existed. Increasingly, we are seeing how conventional belief systems are becoming less and less able to minister to the spiritual needs of believers at large. As our spheres of existence evolve, leaping and bounding into the digital age; as we progressively become a part ofContinue reading “OPINION|Faith”

PANDEMIC 2020|The Corona Theatre – the Muses weigh in

We have indeed entered the Age of the Mighty Microbes as the days go by and mankind continues to buckle at the knees in the face of the latest onslaught. Welcome to 01AC – Year 1, Anno Coroni Despite the obvious ravages wrought by the bacillus, one can’t help but take an existential view ofContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|The Corona Theatre – the Muses weigh in”

PANDEMIC 2020|Why this Kolaveri, Corona-weary, Covid-19?

These are strange times indeed! It’s almost like the human species is being cosmically positioned at the brink of a life-altering crossroad. Like we are being asked, nay, told by the universe to excogitate to the next level mentally, emotionally, spiritually and materially. The time for cosmic requests and gentle omens is probably done. EachContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|Why this Kolaveri, Corona-weary, Covid-19?”

OPINION|The myth of “Super Luxury” condominiums

Colombo is still a quaint little city with a population of about 2.3 million people*, a small portion of which lives in apartments. And most of this denominator consists of the super privileged (read: professional expats and local landed gentry who have moved with the times, and therefore, out of their sprawling, oftentimes crumbling homes).Continue reading “OPINION|The myth of “Super Luxury” condominiums”