Tag Archives: Sir Arthur C Clarke

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 #80: When politicians turn to science for evidence…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 25 August 2013 “For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert!” With those tongue-in-cheek words, Sir Arthur C Clarke opened a June 1998 … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #71: Bridging the ‘Other Digital Divide’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 23 June 2013 “We’ll never allow satellite TV into our country! The minds of our youth must be shielded from those decadent western TV shows!” … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #46: In Search of Arthur Clarkeisms…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 16 December 2012 “Did you hear about the man who lit a cigarette from a nuclear explosion?” Sir Arthur C Clarke was fond of asking his … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #14: Freezing Moments and Defying Time’s Tyranny

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 6 May 2012 Growing up in a very different Sri Lanka during the 1970s, I was image starved. We had no television, no Internet, and going … Continue reading

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