With October declared as Reading Month and the grand book fair just coming to an end at the BMICH, it is an appropriate time to talk of books. Reading books is probably a skill, which is fast on the decline, especially amongst children.
Friday, 30 September 2011
It's an idea Older than solar power itself - converting the potential power of water into electricity. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, looking for green energy has become a quest - one that is not too difficult for a country like ours where hydro energy is in abundant supply.
Friday, 27 May 2011
What does sustainability mean in the PR business, especially when it is well known the world over that Public Relations specialists are famous for their spin? That is to give various versions of the truth, and by this I mean that sometimes some things are far from the truth! Ahem! The all-important question – is there any hope or redemption for us in this business, i.e. to become honest brokers between the all-powerful fourth estate and the equally powerful business world?
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died last week and I was quite surprised at the response this news received here in Sri Lanka. I thought it especially good, given the fact that Apple is a relatively unknown brand here, since almost all our computers are run on Microsoft (pirated or otherwise).
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Somewhere on a bridge in the Chilaw area, there are a couple of fishermen selling their catch of wewa maalu (tank fish). At around four or five in the evening, passersby can see them at the roadside, pulling out small black fish from a net. The fish are so alive that some even escape from the basket to do a last ditch leap along the side of the road. The fishermen meanwhile conduct brisk business, as passing motorists stop to buy their fresh catch.
Friday, 24 February 2012
There are some in the world of IT who predict that we are poised to enter a new age - the age of cyberwar. It may sound quite dramatic, but it’s also quite apocalyptic, since we are after all in the year of 2012.
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