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The Gentleman’s Game?

August 27, 2008


In Sri Lanka, cricket is a passion that borders on religion. And I don’t just mean that as a comparison. The day of a match, productivity at workplaces hits a slump, and school kids smuggle in little radio’s to keep up with the scores. That cup-wielding beggar on the street pavement can serve as a […]

Exam Mania!

August 26, 2008


Walking to a friend’s place the other day I couldn’t help but stop and read what some kid had finger-written on the dirty windshield of an abandoned car: “IGCSE: New Horror Movie” Not only was it hilarious, but the fact that this 16-17 year old had abandoned the more popular “CLEAN ME” in deference to […]

Glow’s over folks!

August 22, 2008


“You don’t live here do you?” inquired a just-acquainted acquaintance only a day after I had landed in Sri Lanka.                                                                        […]