Category Archives: Documentary Film

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 #102: A Bird’s Eye View of our Planet and Island

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 4 April 2014 A bird’s eye view offers a unique perspective. Yet no humans had that vantage point until two and half centuries ago. That changed when … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #85: Climate Change – Big picture and small pixels

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 29 September 2013 The UN climate panel (IPCC) reconfirms that accelerated climate change is happening without any doubt. In its latest assessment report, released in Stockholm this … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #78: Homicide by Pesticides: Can we escape?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 11 August 2013 Everybody lives downstream of somebody else! That was the core message in a column I wrote a year ago (26 August 2012) … 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 #58: Making Our Roads Safer – Every Life Counts!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 17 March 2013 See also: When Worlds Collide #53: Saving Lives on India’s ‘Mean Streets’ “You lay crushed Under twisted metal. I held you, stunned until … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #56: Communicating for Survival – Who will save Earth?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 3 March 2013 See also, previous columns: 23 Dec 2012: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’ 24 Feb 2013: ‘Wake-up Call’ from Outer Space Imagine this … 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 #49: Living with Our Toxic Heritage…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 13 January 2013 My column on 30 December 2012, which assessed the lasting influence of Silent Spring and its author Rachel Carson, was focused on the … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #34: Ozone/Climate Nexus – From Shattered Sky to a Warming Planet

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 23 September 2012 “Why don’t the greenhouse gases escape through the Ozone Hole?” The misperception of the TV viewer in this cartoon (which first appeared in … Continue reading

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