Saturday, May 25, 2019

Anybody can bake Pizza....

                              Pizza, Basil, Garlic, Crust, Sauce, Food

Admit it, we all love pizza. This Italy originated mouth watering food has touched almost everybody's heart at least once in their life time. The modern pizza was originally made in Naples and by today around 3 billions of pizzas are sold per year in United States. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

One day Plastic FREE challenge

So I signed up for the one day plastic free challenge by WAKEcup. The challenge is to go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags. If you are interested you can also sign up by clicking HERE. And make sure you tag @globalWAKEcup and #1dayplasticfree when you are posting on social media about it.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April Bookworm..

" She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. " - Annie Dillard

That's something you would say if you know me. Yeah I read. Alot. I don't honestly remember when I started reading.. But I can clearly remember Radiant way English book that I used to read in Nursery. I literally read everything which has letters printed/written in and my mom thought it's a good idea to get me the membership of local library. By the second grade I finished reading all the books in the library and wanted more. So mom bought me books.. It was a habit of us to visit the local bookstore at least once a month. Soon books started piling up but was that enough for me? NO... I wanted more.. and more books. As a result of collecting books for about 18 years I have a huge library in my house and also proud to say that I won the 4th place of an all island library competition when I was in seventh grade.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tears of the Pearl...

I'm sure you all heard of the tragedy occurred in my country, Sri Lanka. On 21st of April I was on my way to hill country with mom to attend a series of lectures. Suddenly at about 9 am the woman behind me asked me if its true that there has been bomb blasts in Colombo.. Thinking if the woman is insane I turned my phone on and messages started flooding in about 2 bomb blasts in Churches. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Who killed innocent people on Easter? Why would somebody do that? Will there be more? How many people died? Is there anyone I know among casualties? How many people got injured? Where are my loved ones at the moment?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Brinjal Moju Recipe

Brinjal Moju is something I make often and one of my favorite dishes. To make this yummy dish you will need,

  • Egg plants (About 400g)
  • Red onions 
  • Green chillies
  • Garlic and ginger paste (2 tbsp)
  • Curry leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • Turmeric powder
  • 3tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard

Friday, January 25, 2019

Kudiramalai Point...

Kudiramalai Point, or Thambapanni is a very significant area in Sri Lankan history. It is said that Prince Vijaya and his followers from India landed in Kudiramalai. It is also known as " Horse mountain and according to a one record by the Roman author Pliny, a Roman tax collector who was blown off course in the monsoon season and landed in horse mountain.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Radiotrophic Fungi - From Chernobyl to Mars..

Chernobyl accident, one of the major nuclear accidents in the human history occurred on April 26th 1986. An explosion in the reactor 4 in Chernobyl power plant (USSR) released a huge amount of radioactivity to the environment contaminating 160,000 square kilometers. Two hundred and three people were hospitalized and 31 died eventually It caused more than 200,000 indirect deaths.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Menikdena Archaeological Reserve and Arboretum

It's the year end vacation and everybody is busy travelling. So today I thought of writing about an interesting place to visit near Dambulla. Even though it's not far away from popular tourist destinations most people are not aware about Menikdena. The name Menikdena is associated with a legend which says that the ashes of the arahath maliyadeva thero was buried in a casket decorated with gems. The ancient name for this place is Buddagama and the king " Kithsirimewan" built the mountain monastery according to legends. It also served as a military base for King Vijayabahu I and king Parakramabahu I. 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Why we should have expiry dates...

I like the idea of dying by a cancer or some illness where they label me with an expiry date. Nobody who's in their right mind would say that right? But I keep saying that again and again, Why? Because then nobody will have to live with regrets.. Things they could have done for me, fights they could have avoided so that they will not resent themselves after I die. A cancer or any disease which has an ability to kill a person hurts. It definitely hurts I know, but I don't want to die suddenly leaving people who loves me in misery. When you have an expiry date just like a jar of candy on your shelf you get to use the most of it wisely and carefully. Any death hurts.. I have seen more than 200 deaths. Death is  so painful and takes time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The thief who steals your passion.. - Depression

Do you feel sad all the time? Feeling like you are not worthy and nobody loves you?Do you get angry with the ones you love over nothing? The activities once you were passionate about means nothing to you now? Feeling like all the energy in your body has drained? Chances are you might be suffering from depression.