Marianne David and Shezna Shums
Watching about 50 elephants
playing, bathing and
relaxing in the cool waters
of the Maha Oya is an experience that totally contradicts what
one would expect when the words ‘elephants’ and ‘river’
come into mind.
away the laundry problem
So you’ve seen her cook, clean,
take the children to school, rush
to work and come home to throw a
dinner party for 12 and to top it all her garden looks something out
of a women’s magazine.
you cannot remember the number of times you’ve peeped through the
window to see what your next door neighbour’s magic secret is, just
as well the number of times you’ve wondered how on earth she manages
to do it all? May be the answer lies somewhere along her clothes line.
Believe it or not your next door neighbour belongs to the new breed of
housewives who not only bring take away dinners home but who also
happens to get the weekly washing done the ‘fast’ or ‘instant’
his father’s great work
The house that had always pulsated
with traditional rhythms has not
quietened down. The
Thalawathugoda residence of the late Lionel Ranawala, an artiste who
strived to discover a Sri Lankan identity in music till he breathed
his last, still throbs with folk music and dance. Carrying the mantle
today and shouldering the Herculean task of pursuing the same ideal is
young Sahan, late Ranwala’s son.
This milk van, it does not necessarily
have to be white: it can be of
any colour, it can serve milk, both cold and warm, preferably warm
because street children at most times suffer from terrible colds.
milk van is the best advertisement for any of the multinational milk
distributors. The costs incurred will be as much or as little as any
commercial or print advertisement but will appeal not so much to the
eye — but to the stomachs of the starving children of Sri Lanka’s
streets. And to the general public that sees this, it is definitely
going to touch hearts. It is going to bring tears of joy.