YES, On Air

Last Thursday, I paid a visit to the YES studio in Pannipitiya. I had a great time co-hosting the YES Home Grown Top 15 with Yazmin Yousuf. If you missed it, you can listen to the show via the podcast below:

Without Artifice

Jean Arasanayagam was schooled in Kandy and graduated from the University of Peradeniya. Her name is synonymous with English literature in Sri Lanka, and her work, which has been published internationally by Penguin India and locally by Godage Publishers, has been translated into Danish, Swedish, French and German. Jean has published over 40 books in her … Continue reading

Eros Ergo Sum

Eyes set to the stars, gazing Lightning rolling across the periphery Of his mind, in her life Queries, quarries, quandaries, Under the signs of their stars Envisioned, interwining of paths Never to return their identities Ceasing to be who they were Entranced by the idea of change. Pouring their tears, swirled in glass, like wine … Continue reading

I Wonder…

Was Rumi alone when he wrote his Masnavi? Was Attar forlorn when he wrote Manteq aṭ-Ṭayr? Was Khayyam by himself when he wrote his Rubaiyat? Was Hafez apart when we wrote his Divan? Did any of these supposed mystics have any need for a muse, or was it the energy of Love in itself, and … Continue reading

Jim Morrison

Pop Art Jim Morrison by ~thomaspwgy People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? … Continue reading