Tag Archives: When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide #10: Wanted: Our own ‘Cool Biz’ to save energy!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 8 April 2012 Now we’re feeling the heat – literally. The period from February to May is the hottest time of the year for most parts … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #9: Near-misses in the ‘Battle of Ceylon’ (Japanese Air Raid on 5 April 1942)

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 1 April 2012 Few among us have personal memories of the Japanese air raid of Ceylon that happened on the Easter Sunday, 5 April 1942. Yet … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #8: Beware of ‘Vampires’ Sucking Out Your Power!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 25 March 2012 This year’s Earth Hour will be observed worldwide on Saturday 31 March 2012. That evening, millions of businesses and households will voluntarily switch … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #7: Sri Lanka – Spice Island or Bland Nation?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 18 March 2012 I’m neither a historian nor chef, but have a healthy interest in both their subjects. I wish the two come together more often! … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide#6: Facing Uncertain Futures

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 11 March 2012 I was both delighted and depressed watching the 84th Academy (Oscar) Awards ceremony, held in Hollywood on 26 February 2012. I shared the … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #5: Close Encounters of a Wild Kind

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 4 March 2012 HELP! I’m under siege – from creatures only a few centimetres long. Every nesting season, my home and office – both in Colombo’s … 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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