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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 capacity.

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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 laampuwa'.

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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" ....

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