First and Lasting Impressions of Japan

  An invisible sense of efficiency and a non-intrusive level of politeness weaves through the landscape of Japanese society as sinuously and naturally as rivers do. Surgically clean train platforms where people wait in line to board and once in no one talks on the mobile phone. It is hard to describe, but for me […]
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The Journey of an Engineer from Jaffna

  My childhood education started in a rural village school in Mankulam, Sri Lanka, and continued in Kodikamam, Valaichenai, Wattegama and Pesalai, all rural village schools across Sri lanka, because of my father’s frequent transfers working for the Railways. My father was an extremely hardworking, unassuming, and humble man who started his working life as […]
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Photos from My Garden

Here are some photographs of my garden that I took during the past few summers. I have also included the photo ( left bottom ) of the flower arrangement made by my wife from the fruits of our labor. All the photos were taken by an iPhone.  

Feeling Like a Visitor in Jaffna-My Home

All of you who are reading this post know that my blog is named “A Journey from Jaffna”. I am very proud to say that I am from Jaffna and have many fond memories of growing up there. I am proud of Jaffna because I feel that I am a product of a city whose […]
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Mobile Photography – 3 – Gardening

I am showing some more photographs taken with my iPhone over the last few years. These were taken from my home garden except for the ones taken in my office and the orchids inside my house. The first photo is a panoramic view of the plants in my office.

Mobile Photography – 2

Here are some more photographs taken with my iPhone during my travels.  

Mobile Photography 1 – Travel

I was always interested in travel photography. But carrying a decent SLR camera on your neck or an accessory bag has always discouraged me for obvious reasons. Mobile Photography – using your mobile communication device for capturing your travel memories – is very convenient and also the ease of use is another big reason for […]
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Travel 3 – Celebrity Sightings

  I thought of writing on a light hearted topic as my next blog post, somewhat deviating from all of my previous posts. I have been a business traveler for the last two decades and probably have flown over 2 million miles during that time. The law of chances should indicate that I should have […]
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Whither the Tamil Diaspora? Part-1

The traditional idea or meaning of “diaspora” is often construed in terms of a catastrophic dispersion of a group of people. Their scattering mostly resulted from a cataclysmic event that had traumatized the group as a whole, thereby creating the central historical experience of victimhood at the hands of a cruel oppressor. You don’t need […]
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Travel 2- Lonely Business Traveler

There is something about traveling. It takes you out of your comfort zone and everything you see and experience is new and exciting. As a family, we have traveled extensively every summer during the last two decades on family vacations as travel is meant to foster a sense of wonder and discovery which has as […]
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