Category Archives: Road Safety

When Worlds Collide #115: Fast-tracking Road Safety in Sri Lanka

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 18 July 2014 The Apollo 8 space mission, which lasted from 21 to 27 December 1968, was the first time that a manned spacecraft left Earth orbit, … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #89: Our Long Road to Cleaner and Safer Cities…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 27 October 2013 Indian environmental activist Sunita Narain was seriously injured while cycling in New Delhi last Sunday, October 20. She was hit by a car while … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #74: Mamma Mia! Is Italy an extension of South Asia?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 14 July 2013 My column last week, about the various slow movements that counter our fast paced modern life, elicited several responses. Many agreed that … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #73: Stuck in Fast Forward? Slow Down!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 7 July 2013 I’m a slow reader of books. I do it deliberately hemin-hemin. Oh, I can read fast when I really have to — … 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 #53: Saving Lives on India’s ‘Mean Streets’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 10 February 2013 Sometimes it takes a personal tragedy to open our eyes to monstrous realities. A few years ago, 17-year-old Shivam Bajpai was struck down … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #38: ‘Surgeon of the Lamp’ Takes on All Accidents

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 21 October 2012 Dr Wijaya Godakumbura is what I call a serial life-saver. All medical doctors have opportunities to save lives. But only a few take … Continue reading

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