A new vision is vital to prevent infant desertion
Imagine being abandoned in the street as a baby
by your mother. It's a terrible way to come into this world, but for
many abandoned new-born babies, it's a stark reality. Technically,
such infants are called foundlings. In 1990, one of my team members
came across a foundling abandoned as an infant in a public phone
booth in the Capital.
Is philosophy what philosophers do?
What is philosophy? Who is a philosopher? Such
questions still remain to be answered satisfactorily. However, there
have been a string of philosophers starting from Socrates, Plato and
Aristotle who lived in the sixth century BC up to Bertrand Russell
and Jiddu Krishnamurti,
Thorns on the Side:
Facing the tsunami threat
If you are one of the thousands of Sri Lankans
who experienced the tremor - and the threat of a tsunami - last
week, memories of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami would have kept you
literally on your toes.