Of life after debt; traps and wisdom

Of life after debt; traps and wisdom

[Original publication : http://www.ft.lk] M V Muhsin Time was when Ceylon had no debt. And the ‘$hylocks’ of that world had little interest in affluent Ceylon to capture   pounds of flesh. But times and tides have changed. As Shakespeare’s Polonius had advised his son Neither a borrower nor a lender is; for loan oft […]

Of Tweets, Trumpets & Triumphs

Of Tweets, Trumpets & Triumphs

[Original publication : http://www.ft.lk] M V Muhsin The last time I checked, the Twitter Meter showed 650 million tweets had been sent out worldwide within the last 24 hours – some 7000 tweets per second. Now if I was writing the above sentence on Twitter, I would have reached exactly the max of 140 characters […]

Of autism, literary brilliance and hidden potential

Of autism, literary brilliance and hidden potential

[Original publication : http://www.ft.lk] M V Muhsin “How does a person cope with autism?” asked a member of the audience during a presentation. The presenter walks up and down the platform contemplating a response, wrings his hands, makes a nervous sound, then smiles and makes a dash to the computer. Soon his message appears on […]

Of anti-supremacist heroes, Ramadan and coexistence

Of anti-supremacist heroes, Ramadan and coexistence

[Original publication : http://www.ft.lk] M V Muhsin Last week there was the horrific and incomprehensible tragedy in Portland Oregon, USA. Two Muslim teenage young ladies on a train, one of whom wearing a hijab, were subjected to hateful and offensive speech by a 35-year old known white American supremacist. Three American heroes – 53-year-old Ricky […]

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