Who is an intellectual?
My handy collection Webster's dictionary defines
an 'intellectual' as an intelligent and informed person. The 1913
Webster dictionary defined it to be endowed with intellect; having
the power of understanding; having the capacity for the higher forms
of knowledge or thought; characterised by intelligence or mental
No fuss, no announcements, just soul-cleansing events: Finest
hours of May
My very best memory of Vesak, apart from the
visit to the Temple, the sight of so many oil lamps, the soothing
smell of flowers, the heady fragrance of hundreds of burning joss
sticks, is the smell of freshly made 'paan piti paappa' [flour
paste], multi coloured 'sav karadasi', freshly cut bamboo sticks,
new 'nool bola' and the pungent smell of a burning'boomi thel
Goethe Institut, Colombo says, Guten Tag!
"Tag" (Hi!) or "Guten Tag (Hello), "Guten morgen!
(Good morning) or just Morgen (morning), said the staff with warm
smiles at the Goethe Institut, Colombo on May 6, 2006 when they
literally opened their doors to the public, introducing the new TV
language course "Redaktion D" ....