Living with the Other

Originally published on Groundviews. Imaginary friend, by *V3Nr3VeNG3 I often have to remind myself that I live with a Tamil. My housemate, Vanessa is a Tamil, married to a Sinhalese and I have been living with her and her husband for almost a year and working with her for over two. She is also one…

Sri Lanka: The country without citizens.

Edited version originally published on Groundviews. NOTE FROM AUTHOR: For someone who is not in the least interested in politics – and is more often than not bored by it – my reaction to the 2010 Presidential Elections was surprising, even to me. Strangely enough though, I found that a lot of people felt much…

Understanding Horror

Guernica, Pablo Picasso I’ve tried to understand this war, and failed. It’s made me feel rather stupid – this inability to wrap my head around 30 years of horror, why it all started and who is to blame. Everyone seems to talk about it with such ease – like it’s the simplest thing to understand….