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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.

Travel 1 – First Impressions of China

  My wife and I visited China recently for about 12 days and we spent reasonable amount of time in three cities – Nanjing, Shanghai and Beijing. In terms of our expectations of visiting China, the culture shock we experienced was much subtler than our experiences in India and other Asian countries. The rapid development […]
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