Skip to content

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Trouble at’ Mill

Notes on the life (and afterlife) of JS Mill, philosopher . The classical liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill was born and died this month – in, respectively, 1806 and 1873 – and in between he wrote (or co-wrote, with his wife, and then his step-daughter) On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Principles of Political Economy, Considerations of Representative Government, […]

(Re)building a library

Confessions of a bibliomaniac in the South Atlantic. — For The Critic

The Very Old New Normal

An ancient livery company celebrates St George’s Day and a year of successful ‘virtual’ operation in the teeth of Covid-19 . A year ago today, around the swelteringest part of the Sri Lankan year, I clambered to the roof of our apartment building in Colombo, donned my lairiest tropical shirt, cracked a Lion ‘larger’, and, […]

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. The Paris Louvre is in future to be guarded by watch-dogs. — The Nelson Evening Mail, Monday, July 13 1908 . A gold coin celebrating the assassination of Julius Caesar has been auctioned for more than $3m dollars. 50% of a man’s hair is gone before it becomes noticeable. Good socialists need not refuse […]

The One That Got Away – Yadushika Radkakrishnan

The Sri Lankan fashion photographer and jewellery designer talks about the shot she never got… and one she did. — For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Munira Mutaher

The Sri Lankan photographer and documentarian talks about the greatest shot she never got… and one she did. — For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

In-line, online, and where to draw the line?

Notes on Colombo’s books and bookmen in the time of Covid-19. — For The Critic

The One That Got Away – Abdul Halik Azeez

The Sri Lankan photographer and artist talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. — For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Jonathan and Ryan Wijayaratne

The fourth-generation Colombo photographers talk about the greatest shot they never got… and one they did. — For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Shehan Obeysekara

The Sri Lankan artist and photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. — For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times