Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Features

Features
Features

Long-awaited sequel to the groundbreaking science fiction movie fell short of being a hit – and we may have hit our bad-future saturation point We...

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to...

Aries (Mesha): Your 6th House has now gained strength with the ingress of Mars and Venus and as a result, an improvement in your...

Junk food is everyone’s Achilles Heel and, on a low day, the only comfort you’d ever get. And there’s no dearth of junk food...

For years Brits have been heading Thailand, inspired by the stunning scenes in The Beach starring Leonardo Dicaprio. In fact, Phuket was the most...

Now on an electronic device near you Popular media personality Kumar de Silva is back with his latest celebrity talk show, but this time he’s...

Gone are the days where a heroine’s shelf life is a mere five years in the Tamil cinema industry of India. Times have changed...

Estuaries are a transient zones, where salt water from the sea and fresh water from a river mixes to make a brackish water ecosystem....

It is extremely difficult to find a person aged 45 or above who has never had a significant episode of backache in his/her lifespan....

A few days ago, a two minute teaser of a Tamil film took the internet by storm, garnering a record 10 million views within...

“The day the rain smelled like ice cream, my bunny went to heaven in front of my eyes,” says surgical resident Shaun Murphy (Freddie...

The gender gap is a global challenge on the minds of today’s business leaders. To achieve gender equality, companies set hiring targets, put in...

There’s a strange psychology behind the to-do list. On the one hand, a 2011 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology study found that writing...

Climate change brought on by changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases and resultant global warming pose an immediate challenge for the preservation of...
Paradise Regained

The Tigers’ lair was deep in the jungle. It was difficult to find and tough to get to; two hours jolting, semi-prone, in a...

Metro - 2 This was a secret metro lane parallel to the public metro, which was 50-200 meters deep metro service in the undergrounds of...

Aries (Mesha): It is advisable for you to exercise caution and foresight particularly in respect of matters relating to your health, monetary transactions, rivals...

If you believe that the stars and the universe have something to do with our personalities, likes and dislikes, dating profiles and what not,...

In Sri Lanka we regularly speak about building new highways, in modern IT world the highway is the internet with high speed, more data...

Puriyatha Puthir (Mystifying puzzle) What will happen if your personal photographs saved in your mobile phone gets into the wrong hands? What are the consequences...
Artist-musician Rahju-Ji

Somewhere high up in the hills surrounding the town of Kandy in Sri Lanka, there lives a man called Rahju. An artist, spiritualist and...
A scene from ‘Trojan Kanthawo’, a play meant as an anti-war statement

Not only in Sri Lanka, even in many other countries in the world the mainstream discourse on human rights is very much limited to...
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The food we consume should be healthy for the body. This is the popular rule in nutritional science. A few decades ago our forefathers...

Raising mentally-strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy, yet popular, parenting practices that are...
Shankari Chandran

Shankari Chandran’s debut wide-angle ‘Song of the Sun God’ A young Tamil boy in Colombo watches a Buddhist monk immolate himself. It is 1932, fifty...
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

Mega book sale open 24-hours to offer over 1.5 million books The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, will be in Sri Lanka from October 5...

A&K Lit Fest to bring out local talent once again Last year we saw a giraya wielding Lucy Hami glowering at Sherlock Holmes as Nasrudin...

Scorpio Great Pyrenees: A Great Pyrenees is a strong dog with a beautiful, thick coat. When not provoked, it is calm and well-mannered, but it...
OPPO Launches Speedy Operation A71

OPPO, the leading global technology brand, marked a significant shift towards speedy operation with a spectacular design, the A71 in Sri Lanka. With the...

With ice finally meeting fire, Starks getting back together and Jamie hopefully coming to his senses and abandoning Cersei and of course, Night King,...

A great boss makes all the difference in the world. Hopefully, a great manager has elevated your work to the next level. Of course,...

MSG is one of the most notorious ingredients in the world. The Japanese ingredient that’s commonly used in Chinese restaurants, has been blamed for...

The annual fashion show that showcase the talents of Singer Fashion Academy Diploma Students, Singer Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony 2017 was recently held...

Popular Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam was back in Sri Lanka last week for a rocking concert. This was the singer’s second visit to Sri...

Elephants loom large in Sri Lanka and a controversial baby elephant walk delights tourists but has our writer contemplating the great yet endangered mammal...

When the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) fought the Sri Lankan Army, and when I read reports on their victories and losses, they...

Acclaimed as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ as well as the ‘Granary of the East’ Sri Lanka is renowned for its proud agricultural...

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications...

The Katina Chivara is marked with three dots placed in a corner of the robe. The dots are made by placing a betel leaf...

1. Origin of man Buddhism talks of twenty realms for beings of light called Brahma worlds. One is called the ‘Abhassara Brahma world’. It is...

Brad’s Status Running time: 1h. 41min. Rating: R Genre: Comedy Director: Mike White Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Jemaine Clement Brad Sloan has a...

Mr. Robot * 8.6 Running time: 49min. Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Creators: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday Starring: Christian Slater, Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Frankie Shaw, Gloria Rueben,...

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life. Struggling to...

Aries (Mesha): You have to cultivate mindfulness – better practice meditation – for you are likely to lose your poise and become restless. Sun...

Aquarius Sometimes shy and quiet, other times eccentric and energetic. In both cases you really are a deep thinker and a person to have highly...

Jaffna has many stories to tell, stories that mostly deal with the 30 years of war and its repercussions in the peninsula. The conflict ruined...

Aditya Narayan is an actor, music composer, singer and TV host, and son of famous Bollywood singer Udit Narayan. He had his first debut...

Entertaining, but lacks the sophistication and focus to really do the subject justice In 1947 Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), along with his wife Lady Edwina...

What is it? The humdrum Avengers assemble. Why you’ll love it: Because it is short, and better than Iron Fist. The term ‘Netflix bloat’ was...

The shortlist for the third Fairway National Literary Awards was announced recently at a gathering attended by academics, literary enthusiasts and media. An eminent...

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