On Elephants and Their Humans: Reflections from Sri Lanka


Sri Lankans love elephants. One could say that they are a cornerstone of Sri Lankan culture and religion. They are also significant for the country’s tourism industry, which is slowly getting back on its feet – eight years after the end of a lingering and bitter conflict that lasted more than twenty years. During a … More On Elephants and Their Humans: Reflections from Sri Lanka

Nominations Open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards


The deadline is Thursday, December 14. Don’t leave it too late to apply – or nominate someone! 14 November 2017 Nominations Open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards Nominations are now open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth … More Nominations Open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards

Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014


It really has been a strange week. Moreover, Kingston has reverted to drought mode, which is not good. Thunder – yes; rain – no… In the wake of the wave of murders, the people of Rockfort are not co-operating with the police. It’s a case of “See no evil, hear no evil…” If they don’t give any information … More Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Very Inspirational!


Wow. Well my dear readers, another kind fellow-blogger, the Wanderlust Gene, has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  So I am considered both versatile and inspirational, which is very nice.  Thanks so much to my friend half-way across the world on another tropical island – Sri Lanka. You can read her blog at https://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/. … More Very Inspirational!

Food


2011 hasn’t got off to an impressive start, has it.  There are floods (Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka), famine (Kenya, parts of India), and indeed pestilence (Haiti, a few African countries).  There have also been large quantities of birds falling out of the sky, and dead fishes floating side by side on the surface of lakes … More Food