Time: a true measure of space


I measure distance with travel time. Not by fixed the impersonality of metres and kilometres. My perception of distance is fluid. Stretching and shrinking based on where I am, where I am going, how I’m going, when I travel, the parking or available transport, . So my idea of the “distance” from Colombo Fort to … Continue reading Time: a true measure of space

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Colombo Airport VIP service : Silk Route


Airport security, customs and immigration rituals are great levellers. It doesn't matter whether you travel first or cattle class. You are at the mercies of bored officialdom and the humiliations they can inflict. Colombo Airport'S Silk Route "service" claims to spare those who can pay. The idea is you just hand your bags and documents … Continue reading Colombo Airport VIP service : Silk Route

Mastering Colombo traffic with secret short cuts : practical steps


This post covers the practical parts of mastering Secret Colombo Short Cuts (SCSC). If you don’t know what that means read the 2+ minute intro post. It will prepare you to master the Triple Swords of Colombo Traffic. These are: Geography (physical and social) Climate (political and meteorological) Whims of traffic deities Their purpose is … Continue reading Mastering Colombo traffic with secret short cuts : practical steps

Trishaw sex book frozen, authors deny BBS links


Publication of the long awaited “How to have sex in a Trishaw” book is on indefinite hold. Its publisher, the Vātsyāyana press, refuses to explain. It merely issued a tweet stating that “no date for future publication is planned”. The exploding speculation of the causes has focused on a falling out with extreme faction of … Continue reading Trishaw sex book frozen, authors deny BBS links

People’s Republic of Dehiwala flag – Wikipedia entry draft


The following is a draft for a Wikipedia entry on the flag. Please use the comment box in this post for corrections/additions. Image created by the chair of the PRD's. Central cultural committee. The flag of People's Republic of Dehiwala, Sri Lanka's only openly nuclear armed country, appears quite unorthodox. However it is rich in … Continue reading People’s Republic of Dehiwala flag – Wikipedia entry draft

Best Sri Lankan trishaw slogan of 2010


I've seen quite a few but they have tragically disappeared into the fog of memory. The one that stands out does so only because I saw it on the way from an airport run. It was short and to the point: No woman, no tears. Everyone in the chariot has a good laugh. Than in … Continue reading Best Sri Lankan trishaw slogan of 2010

Trishaw details


When driving in Colombo or anywhere else for that matter, I instinctively check the blind-spot just before I turn. Inevitably there is a previously invisible three wheeler ready for a collision. I was stuck in traffic when I noticed this one sneaking up on me. At least it had an interesting design. Now its blogged … Continue reading Trishaw details