Power failures are such a intrinsic part of the whole third world experience that the local blogosphere seemed to have missed it. Perhaps there wasn't one and I'm dreaming this up. Or felt it wasn't worth a comment. Or I havn't read enough blogs. Well for the sake of history (and unless I'm proven wrong), … Continue reading Sunday’s nationwide power outage
Took the picture below yesterday (15th April 2007) at the only "official" entry/exit point to Galle Face (the Green being still closed). Seriously underestimated the Sunday evening crowds trying to squeeze past the entrance to the Galle Face Hotel. The optimism of the van drivers who thought they could find parking on that narrow artery … Continue reading Sign of development at Galle Face Green
With the usual running spot closed for the holidays had to make do with the partially closed confines of Galle Face Green. Galle Face is still my favourite public space in Colombo to get a breath of clean air without the usual automotive perfumes. It is sad to see the place closed off and cut … Continue reading Colombo’s Galle Face Green under (de)construction?
It started off rather harmlessly - trying to create photographs of places for an early post - rather than just relying in links to other people's images. From there it was a slippery slope (sorry that's all the phrase-o-matic could come up with) to link online photographs taken around Colombo with satellite images from Google … Continue reading Colombo Sri Lanka geo blogging with Google Earth
This post contains a map to Bevis Bawa's Brief garden and images of landmarks mentioned on the map. They are listed in the order of the numbers on the map. Update with Google Map - 2012 Disclaimer The map (as you can see from the many ass covering disclaimer on it) is not anywhere near … Continue reading Bevis Bawa’s Brief garden – how to get there: map, directions, photos of landmarks
Been writing the longest comment I think I've ever left on someone else's blog. Did it again today though I'd planned to work on my billing this morning. 😦 But Nazreen's post got too many neurons buzzing. Have to face the fact that blogging has an addictive aspect. Some might say this is a trait … Continue reading Dealing with the addictive face of blogging
Worth the risk of recomending even before I get my paws on it. But I'll throw in the following ass covering disclaimer: IF this book turns out (however improbably) to be a bad read don't ask me for a refund. You have been warned. Found a link from Kitabkhana to an interview with Pakistani writer … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid’s new book