9th blog aniversary


9th blog anniversary post

2 Sri Lankan bloggers worth your time


One is a photographer. The other is a poet. Each I feel has a rare mastery of her medium. Your attention to their work will be well rewarded. The photographer is Aamina Nizar. I blogged about her years ago. She sort of “went” off line for a while. She’s back with a new WordPress.com blog. … Continue reading 2 Sri Lankan bloggers worth your time

Obituary for Kalusudda, a Sri Lankan blogger


Kalusudda, an active, positive presence in the Sri Lankan blogosphere (2008-2009) has died in what appears to be a terrible mishap at sea. His wife has posted the sad news on his blog. He died saving the life of his brother. Unaware that he was a father to be. I read his wife's post with … Continue reading Obituary for Kalusudda, a Sri Lankan blogger

Memorial to silenced Sri Lankan blogs


I'm not a nostalgic type. There are no "good old days". Just figments of our deluded sense of linear time mixed with fuzzy granules of pleasant memories. Some of these are the posts put out by bloggers who are now inactive or sporadic. Most of them were highly active during the "pioneering" days of Sri … Continue reading Memorial to silenced Sri Lankan blogs

Twitteroff : Social media fasting


Social media fasting, is basically some form of abstinence from social media. For me it means avoiding interacting on twitter - which I've done for the past few days. The tweeple I follow are too informed and interesting to drop it completely. Another hurdle is the dangerously addictive 55 word Sri Lankan Stories project. The … Continue reading Twitteroff : Social media fasting