Category Archives: Issue 9: Favourite Places

Finding Serenity in  Faisal Mosque

Finding Serenity in Faisal Mosque

It’s evening, and I can hear the call of prayer from my house. I know it’s coming from Faisal Mosque, which is only a few minutes’ drive from my house. I suddenly feel the urge to go and offer my evening prayers at this magnificent mosque. I grab my car keys and head in theContinue Reading

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

All across the ol’ USofA, there are a few telltale signs that spring has officially decided to kick winter off its nasty, icy throne.  Some might argue that the daffodils blooming is when spring is official.  The bright yellow flower is one of the first to pop, and the explosions of color give the coldContinue Reading

The Sacred Lake: Gosaikunda

The Sacred Lake: Gosaikunda

Many beautiful lakes exist in Nepal, often surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and majestic mountain ranges that are common in Nepal’s mountainous regions. Gosaikunda (pictured) is one of the purest holy lakes whose radiance I have been fortunate to witness. Standing steadily 4380 meters above sea level, this sacred lake is constantly spreading its divine blessing to the people ofContinue Reading

Memories of Orwell Estates

Memories of Orwell Estates

Whenever I think back on childhood, there are some memories that always make me smile. Almost all of these memories are from time spent in my father’s ancestral home. Situated in the hilly regions of Orwell Estate, Gampola, it was a sprawling British colonial bungalow overlooking the famed Mahaweli River. While the verandah, with its white picket gate,Continue Reading

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