The first 268628 Words


In the last 711 days, I've written 268628 words. The quota is a minimum of 106 words a day. It started in December 2019. Despite gaps, the writing activity is one of the few anchors to my routine. I never expected to create such a word pile. Little of that output is for public consumption. … Continue reading The first 268628 Words

Books in the background


What you read says a lot of unsaid things about you. So I tend to snoop on people's bookshelves. This post covers some of the critical points. That was pre-COVID.  Now I have to rely on Zoom backgrounds. It's distracting in a meeting. Not the fake Zoom backgrounds - the real thing behind the person. The … Continue reading Books in the background

Processing July


July is a miserable month. It continues to be in new, unexpected ways. I've given up processing Sri Lanka's history or the current historical. Eight years ago, my father called Sri Lanka a "god forsaken country". I'm glad he's not alive to see his prophesies become historical face. Generations of privilege insulates most people I know … Continue reading Processing July

Dog injured


First time I've written a post with tears in my eyes. Me out of all people. A calm, cool, responsible adult during an economic depression. A vegetarian who dislikes animals. Except he's not an animal. He's family. The most simple guileless, loving soul I've encountered in my life. Referred to as "the third child" - … Continue reading Dog injured

Person responsible for Sri Lanka’s economic collapse


I didn't wish him a happy new year. How rude of me. In Sri Lankan culture, every mess and mishap is someone else's fault. The natural thing to do is blame the culprit. Sneer and yell at their face. It feels good. So here goes. He failed to persuade people around me to stop repeatedly … Continue reading Person responsible for Sri Lanka’s economic collapse