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When Worlds Collide #105: Exploring Twentieth Century Time Capsules with British Pathé

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 2 May 2014 Time travel is not a technological possibility – at least not yet. Right now, we can travel back and forth in time only in … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #76: Against the Fall of Memory…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 28 July 2013 “I’m everything you lost. You won’t forgive me.  My memory keeps getting in the way of your history.” So wrote Agha Shahid … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #50: Uncommon Ideas for the Common Good

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 20 January 2013 For a year, this column has explored the power of ideas – some proven and celebrated, others still emerging and experimental but worth … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #28: From Great Basses Reef to ‘Ran Muthu Duwa’ – Story of Ceylon’s First Colour Movie

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 12 August 2012 Ran Muthu Duwa (Island of Treasures), the first colour Sinhala feature film made in Sri Lanka, was released exactly 50 years ago this … Continue reading

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