Sri Lankan Food

Sri Lankan Dhal Curry (Parippu): Sri Lankan dhal is thick, a perfectly cooked balance of of mash and lentils, a serendipitous blend of spices in coconut milk with a kick of chili to make it interesting. Fresh curd and kithul treacle (made from jaggery). The curd (Buffalo milk) is rich, creamy and delicious – yoghurt […]

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Délices d’Archtecture: Madurai

 Even by the already interplanetary standards of India Madurai stands out as otherworldly, a bastion of spirituality reflected in buildings and people, the Meenskshi Temple, sacred to the Fish Eyed Goddess, seems to be a sacred portal into another world, pulsing with energy and spreading it’s love over this extraordinary place.  

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Howzat ?

A sunny afternoon in Galle and the young men grab their willows and their whites and head past the lighthouse onto the strip of green by the ramparts for a game of cricket. The young men look on admiringly As do the birds The bowler hurtles towards the pitch and unleashes a thunderbolt in an […]

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Joyce Haskett

We have been quiet and will be for a while longer for our hearts lie with our beloved Mother, Joyce, who, after starring in our lives and shining light and love and laughter into the dark corners of many hundreds of other people’s lives has left us at the age of 93.  The good may […]

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Sravanabalagola

A giant Jain Saint stands meditating on top of a holy hill, 2 hours from Mysore, concrete tendrils winding around his calves as he stands in blissful serenity gazing at the hazy plain below. We took a cab through miles of sugar cane and bananas.  Some ladies were letting the traffic thresh their harvest.   […]

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Medical Matters

    Touch of the flu here but never fear the great Indian health system has come to the rescue. The Drs and staff at the clinic were splendid.  Consultation fee was $1, antibiotics, pain killers and decongestant another $4. Just a little delirious, let’s see, how does it go ?  If I eat one […]

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