Archive | July 6, 2013

Remembering Dalai Lama on his Birthday….


The true value of existence is revealed through compassion

On This Day, Dalai Lama’s Birthday, he turns 78..

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic – Jaffna oh my Jaffna

Remembrance of things past  

– William Shakespeare –

The city of Jaffna is in the northern peninsula of the island of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon). I was born and bred in Jaffna  for the  first two decades of my life. A few years ago my spouse and I took our teenage daughter to show her the place where we grew up.

The swing at my primary school brought a rush of sweet childhood memories to mind.  It was a popular pastime during mid morning recess  and lunch time. It looked so high in those days – as children we found it very difficult to reach the ring of the swing so we would jump or were lifted with the help of a fellow classmate.  The screechy sound produced when this rusty manual merry-go-round was rotated is still etched in my mind.

Nearly 45 years later I was elated to  see that swing again at St. Johns College, Chundikuli, Jaffna and it hasn’t changed at all…


Please check the link for other entries : Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic.