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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Scotch 1- A Failed Attempt to Convert a Scotch Drinker

Just before this past Labor Day weekend my wife and I drove to Ann Arbor, Michigan to drop our son to start his freshman year at the University of Michigan. Then we proceeded to California for a wedding during the long weekend. As much as we were excited about the fact that our youngest child […]
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Journey – Destination 2 – Peradeniya

My journey started on a Sunday night in May, 1974, when I boarded the train from Jaffna to Polgahawela, with few of my future batch-mates. We had to change into another train there, during the middle of the night, on our way to Peradeniya. Even though I embarked on this trip with a lot of […]
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Journey – Destination 1 – Jaffna Central College

I joined Jaffna Central College (affectionately known as JCC) in 1967 and walked to school from my uncle’s home on Clock Tower Road. For a kid moving from a small school in Mannar, Central was an enormous and magnificent place – a hub of activity in every sense. Later on, my parents lived in Athiyady […]
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