Category Archives: Film making

When Worlds Collide #118: Astrology in Sri Lanka – Are we leaving it all to the stars?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 22 August 2014 “Sri Lanka has many persons claiming to practise astrology with its professed powers of predicting the future. However, not one of them anticipated the … 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 #96: Before Malala came Meena…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 17 January 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager turned activist, was a key newsmaker of 2013. Having survived an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen in October 2012, … 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 #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 #40: End-of-the-World, Inc.

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 4 November 2012 Last Monday, I discussed the end of the world on a live TV talk show. The latest date for ‘imminent doom’ is 21 … Continue reading

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