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Pilgrims' Progress: A popular song rings true, about pilgrim values

The writer explores a few bizarre pilgrim behaviours of our time, related to religions that span the gamut...

"Though there are rules, still, a considerable number of people visit the Maligawa in unsuitable attire. Some express displeasure at the officers at the check points for not allowing them to enter the premises in the skimpiest of skimpies. They should know that gauging the length of their sleeves, skirts or shorts give these officers no pleasure. They are just performing their duty."

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Highway to heaven?

The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure which can be seen with the naked eye from the moon, in testimony of its enormity. The Great Wall which took hundreds of years to build is today a living fossil of China's past.

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Report on HIV in Jaffna: A journey to Jaffna

Jaffna, situated in the Northern part of Sri Lanka has been completely destroyed during the two decades of civil war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Although the community is supposedly in peace, the possibilities of violent conflict remains an ongoing possibility. A journey to this island reveals that the population is highly vulnerable to HIV, yet civic infrastructure is almost non existent.

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