The Real History of Srilanka – Part 4

TweetPart-2 of this series outlined the background of the “Sinhala Only” Bill in 1956 & traced its outcome – or debacle, depending on one’s point of view. It was a prelude to the “Policy of Standardization”, implemented in 1970. This was an excruciatingly difficult topic to write about. I had to look beyond many lies, […]

Celebrating 1 Million Page Views!

TweetThis blog has not exactly had a spectacular run. We have had the occasional links from Desipundit and a few Carnivals, but that is about it.  Last November, we had completed 3 years and 5 months of existence and  the total page view count was 92,443 (from Sitemeter stats for 2.5 years. the first year […]

The Real History of Srilanka – Part 3

TweetAs we saw in Part-1, the earliest Srilankan Tamils moved out of India 2,200 years back.  Why is India  entangled in their affairs now? I was struggling to come up with a germane reason. Tell me, how much longer should we consider these people Indian? It is amazing that not a single politician or rabble-rousing […]

The ‘Sorting Hat’ of Life: Children and their Career Choices

TweetWe are pleased to add another writer, Sultana Fakhri, to this group Blog. She has written this post to more or less coincide with “Children’s Day”, celebrated on November 14th in India. Please welcome her warmly by commenting on her maiden post. – Priya Raju. `Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.  `I can’t explain myself, […]

The Real History of Srilanka – Part 2

TweetIn my previous post, I had touched upon the origin of Srilankan Tamils. In this serving, I’ll outline some of the reasons behind the simmering ethnic strife. But, first I’d like to lay some lies & disinformation to rest. Srilankan Presidency and Disinformation Any armed struggle uses a variety of tools to incite the masses […]