Category Archives: Generations

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 #75: Watching Sri Lanka’s Children of ‘77

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 21 July 2013 When launching the column 18 months ago, I chose this theme because I am fascinated by worlds colliding all around us, all … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #45: Reimagine Development: Where Nobody Gets Left Behind

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 9 December 2012 Paul Hermann Müller (1899 – 1965) was a Swiss chemist. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize in physiology (medicine) for his 1939 discovery … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #2: Get used to the ‘Idiot Box’, folks!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 12 Feb 2012 Question: What was gifted to Sri Lanka’s Children of ’77 in 1979, was properly unpacked three years later, and over the next three … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #1: Welcome to my new column!

Published in Ceylon Today newspaper, Sunday 5 February 2012 With or without our knowledge, worlds are colliding all around us, all the time. It happens in both physical and metaphorical realms. The night sky might appear calm and serene to … Continue reading

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