Research into Art

May 28, 2014, 4:04 a.m.

    Research could help us understand the Arts, and Arts could help us understand Research. Dr. Godwin Kodituwakkau, tells us in his book, 'Paryeshana Lokayata Pivisemu'.   Man's thirst for knowledge has been always insatiable. From the day of his birth, from the moment he opened his ...

Tagoredesha

May 24, 2014, 10:05 p.m. Tagore , FOSWAL ,

The SAARC literary Festival in Dhaka made me think that we could call South Asia as Tagoredesh. I met so many poets, writers and fellow travelers, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and our own Sri Lanka. All of them held Tagore in the highest esteem, as the great ...

Art of Gluttony

May 22, 2014, 9:45 p.m.

  While seven billion children, women and men are starving, others are making an art of gluttony. The Catholic Church considers gluttony (over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste) as one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and St. Thomas Aquinas added gluttony is also the "o ...

Art of Hunger

May 22, 2014, 2:49 a.m.

    'A Hunger Artist' was written by Franz Kafka in 1924, describing the 'Art of Fasting'. Kafka begins the story, "In the last decades interest in hunger artists has declined considerably. Whereas in earlier days there was good money to be earned putting on major productions of this sort ...

The World in My Hands

May 21, 2014, 5:12 a.m.

Art of Pandering   daya dissanayake   'World in My Hands' by Dr. K. Anis Ahmed, is based in a country named Pandua (not the town in West Bengal), which could be any country in the world today, specially a country in South Asia, or even Asia or Africa. In his first novel, Ahmed has seen man ...

Heritage Tourism. Who Benefits?

May 20, 2014, 12:12 a.m. Heritage , Culture , Tourism ,

daya dissanayake   Tourism & Heritage. Who benefits?       Heritage Tourism Today     At 3.45 pm on April 5th, I visited Angkor Wat, for the first time, thanks to Dr. Sanjay Garg. You can also visit Angkor Wat, or the Taj Mahal, even from here. All you have to do is ...