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I bet you wouldn’t have guessed that this is not an ordinary poem about the Unceasing Darkness of our Turbulent Existence, about the numbness of the State and the piercing shots of bullets to young flesh, and the blood-curdling scream of a motherless child. No, this is not that. For I cannot do...

Education: Rain Water

The rain trickles far away Falls onto the dusty pavement, unknown The footsteps of children become quicker Their laughter reminding me of Sunday school; The little monks who smiled all day, giggling Behind their saffron handkerchiefs The cries from the minarets are drowned out briefly by The drums...

English, Lanka!

In Sri Lanka, the English language remains a symbolic marker of privilege, refinement and class—as well as a means of upward mobility.
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