This article has taken me more than two years to write. Writers are known to be lazy and procrastinators but this one tops it all. I am so happy  that I was able to visit Italia before Covid hit and changed our world forever. We now live in a dystopian reality. I wanted to capture […]

Taking advantage of a Hindu festival of Holi – long weekend, I escaped the impending Indian Summer, to a cool paradise on earth called Nepal. While getting on the flight of the Nepal Airlines, I was intrigued by their logo of “Akash Bhairava” a sky form of a Bhairava (a Tantric form of Lord Shiva) […]

Introduction to Ravan’s own country Sri-Lanka (resplendent Island in Sanksrit) or Ceylon (British name) is teardrop shaped island off the southern most coast of the Indian sub-continent. My only impressions of Sri Lanka were the poor and destitute refugees I encountered during my studies in Switzerland, mostly Tamil, who do odd and menial jobs en […]