Archive | July 2013

Great Paintings by Raja Ravi Varma.

For more  Varma’s paintings, click the link below:

Great Paintings by Raja Ravi Varma..

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.

Favorite Bengali Poem “আমার এ গান ছেড়েছে তার” By Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore remembered.