Today is World Alzheimer’s Day:
When memory fails …
Rita, 63, was a busy, active housewife who was
constantly on the ‘go’. Up at dawn to cook meals for her elderly
husband and two grown children who still continued to live with
their parents despite being in their late 20s, she spent the rest of
the day cleaning, marketing, gardening and reading.
The mystic aftermath of a book launch
I am still suffering from the after-effects of
an event popularly known as a book launch. I am not sure when the
madness of holding one entered my head. I have held two launches
before, but holding one when you are about to evacuate the hustle
bustle of life approximates to sheer madness.
Breathtaking Buduruwagala rock carvings - an ornate wonder
When you enter the forest area, suddenly the
placid lake of Buduruwagala is dramatically revealed through a dark
arch of a forest canopy. The white skeletons of dead trees which
still stand and the variety of birds’ nests on the trees in the tank
instil a sense of serenity to the moment.