Thai Pongal and “Pongalo Pongal” To our dear readers

Words : Prabha Rupasinghe Although not familiar to us, Thai Pongal is a festival which is celebrated by the Tamils in a much joyful way. Also known as the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, this is a festival which falls on the month of January right after a new year celebration. Growing up I had […]

Planning for the New Year

Words : Sirohmi Gunesekera (Teacher, Attorney-at-Law and Researcher into Human Relations & The Family Unit) Yes, we are already in the Year 2020.  Have you made plans or are you waiting till the year unfolds? January is a good time to organize your programme at least for the first quarter. First of all, think of […]

Fabienne Francotte The lady from Brussels painting with a different style. She’s first and foremost an artist with empathy

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Rushiru Tharanga Working with patients of Angoda, The National Institute for Mental Health, drawing with the female forensic and the adolescent unit and volunteering in Maha Wewa in Chilaw with deaf kids, she has seen suffering first hand and brings out their stories in her paintings. Fabienne also […]

Caroline Jurie Crowned Mrs. World 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, after competing with 51 contenders

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa & Mandulee Mendis Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya & Jagath Dharmakeerthi Crowned Mrs. World 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, after competing with 51 contenders, she wants to show Sri Lanka’s young with troubled childhoods that there’s a world out there waiting for them, and help them battle their depression woes […]

An Iconic Woman Opening Doors for the Younger Generation

Words : Prabha Rupasinghe She is strong. she is bold. She is kind. She is a modern day warrior. Breaking barriers since she was a teenager. she is a renaissance woman who opened up doors for the young champions in Sri Lanka to conspire dreams, which were impossible few decades back. Wining 1997 and 1996 […]

Creating a luxurious and a joyful Christmas!

Words : Prabha Rupasinghe It’s the magical time of the year. Work is winding down, there is a definite chill in the air. warm drinks and nestling in our cosy homes. Red and white flashes everywhere. Christmas songs on Radio. Celebration all around. But for many women, this could also be a time of insane […]

A Christmas Feast on a budget!

Words : Ronali Moonemalle Goonetileke Christmas is surely the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be otherwise to some of us, especially considering the additional expenses incurred. To make life easier, and the season more enjoyable, here’s a Christmas menu that’s as grand as Christmas itself but not as heavy a […]

Upuli & Chamali Gamage

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya Hair and Makeup : Lakkitha Ukwattha Location : Marino Beach Colombo Two Identical Twins on a mission to becoming the largest twin organisation in the world and entering the Guinness Book of Records. In a world first, Upuli and Chamali are set to conquer the world […]

The Love Story of the Season and A Fairytale Wedding in England

Words: Helen Efange and Anusha Dias, Compiled by: Indika Madapatha Sellahewa, Photographer: Divine Day Photography, UK. Anusha Dias  is a a nationally recognised specialist consultant gynaecologist living and working in the UK. She comes from a family of doctors and is the great niece of V.A. Sugathadasa. Narendra Patel, known to his friends as Naren, […]

Proven health benefits of Garlic

Words : Ronali Moonemalle Goonetileke Garlic is a plant that belongs to the Allium family with its origins from the onion genus. It is freely available in many parts of the world and heavily used in Asian cuisine due to its strong and distinct flavour. Incorporating this flavourful ingredient into your daily diet not only […]