Tag Archives: Colombo

When Worlds Collide #83: Exploring City Life in Lankan Imagination

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 15 September 2013 What makes real cities? Beyond urban infrastructure and administrative designations, what turns an urban area into a city proper? Is it bohemian lifestyle, bustling … Continue reading

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A New Look at Our Planet – and Island of Lanka – at Night…

I couldn’t write the When Worlds Collide column this week. Instead, here is a news feature I wrote for Ceylon Today, published on Sunday 16 Dec 2012: It helps to take a look at the bigger picture once in a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #18: Living with Floods in Colombo: Between rain and the sea

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 3 June 2012 World Environment Day is once again being observed on June 5. It’s 40 years since the first UN Conference on the Human Environment … Continue reading

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