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The story behind the photo

The story behind the photo

Determined not to create just another ‘photo blog’ the founders of ‘The Picture Press’ marry the images on their site with narrative text to provide a more valuable experience for the viewer By Smriti Daniel This week, we meet the three founders and curators of The Picture Press ( Anushka Wijesinha is a research economist [...]

Sweet things of life

The women in Take 3 this week are sculptors of cream and cake.  Their artistry is all in the delicious, imaginative detail. Each works from home and is largely self-taught, but when it comes to creating a birthday cake, they’re professionals in inspiring delight. Here’s what you need to know:   Petit Pot Cakes Battaramulla. [...]

Miniature memories of our big neighbour

By Yomal Yapa I remember India like a sad dream. It was a country-as so many writers have stated- of contrasts. It is the big sister of our country; the big sister not only in the sense of being a neighbour and a source of inspiration: but also in features -we take after her.  But [...]

Mirror Magazine

Dancing through the seasons

Dancing through the seasons

NATANDA Dance Academy’s 10th annual production celebrates the evolution of the ‘Cicada’ By Duvindi Illankoon The ‘Cicada’ is a creature of the earth. From its birth deep underground, its evolution as a nymph feeding on root juice, to its eventual surfacing into the harsh light of the world, the cicada is symbolic of the earth’s [...]

The gift of self

I have always felt that the Universe – or God – gives in abundance to those who are open to its gifts. I have learned, as each of us has or each of us will, these gifts are not always given in a way that seems easy, natural, or even fair; quite the opposite, really. [...]

Would you wear these jeans?

Rihanna can pretty much get away with wearing anything except maybe these jeans… Recently, the “Stay” singer donned one of her own fashion creations – “double top” jeans – at a party in London to promote her new River Island collection, and it had heads turning for all the wrong reasons. According to the item’s description [...]

The art of painting walls

The art of painting walls

Using Sri Lanka as ‘pure inspiration’ Artists Rah Akaishi and Simon Blackfoot use street art as a way to beautify and give back to the country they live in  By Smriti Daniel On Layn Baan St in Galle Fort, two exquisitely melancholy sea monsters are separated by a rusty gate. Stricken by grief, one wears [...]

A spot for lunch

A spot for lunch

Launched recently to great acclaim, Currymuch serves uniquely Sri Lankan food at a reasonable price By Duvindi Illankoon Meet Colombo’s newest culinary darling. Making his way through the markets of Colombo and into the hearts of its office crowds with the single-minded determination of a heat seeking missile, Alphonso is the life and soul of [...]

TV Times

‘Desire’ craving for dance music

‘Desire’ craving for dance music

By Sanath Weerasuriya ‘Desire’ is the latest band to break into Colombo’s vibrant music scene. Started about just twelve months ago, the band ‘Desire’ has already managed to get their name on the billboards.The band comprises of five talented musicians with years of experience behind the,Evo Ferdinands, the leader of the outfit and the bands [...]

Fifty years of Nihal Nelson on show

Popular baila singer Nihal Nelson celebrates his fifty years in music scene on Friday, 15 March. His Golden jubilee show will be held 15 at the Musaeus College Auditorium with his colleagues in the music scene. Having started his career as an SLBC singer in March 1963, Nihal Nelson became the only singer to release [...]

DJ Paul Mendez mixes Alston’s tracks in NY

DJ Paul Mendez, No 5 in World DJ ranking, takes on Sri Lankan born Alston Koch tracks for Global DJ Expose in New York. Alston will feature alongside ‘WILL I AM’ in New York Club DJ’s ‘Disco Inferno’ on 12 April, where Alston will appear personally with DJ Paul Mendez. Global Multi Award winning DJ Paul [...]

Thisal Thulnith ‘Mouse’ star

Making a star from maiden movie Young Thisal Thulnith Moragoda, is the latest child star who became well-known for his performance in ‘Mouse’ Wasantha Moragoda’s maiden film. Playing ‘Sukiri’, a young boy living in an area full of shanties, Thisal gives an impressive performance in his very first experience before camera. The film opens with [...]

‘Spandana’, Suneth Malinga’s latest direction

Muhurath for ‘Spandana’, Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa’s latest film was held last week with the participation of star-studded cast and crew in Colombo.  Shalani Tharaka, Roshan Ranawana, Dilhani Ekanayake, Thisuri Yuwanika are to play main roles while Buwani Chapa, Sandun Lakshitha, Givantha Arthasad, Darshan Dharmaraj, Nimanthi Porage, Gihan Fernando, Mahendra Perera and Nilmini Kottegoda are to [...]

Musical Theatre for the Family in Tangalle

Somalatha Subasinghe’s Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation or popularly known as Play-House Kotte in association with the Committee for the Development of Art Appreciation by Children in Tangalle present Musical theatre for the family at Tangalle Town Hall from March 12 to 14. This is the first time in Tangalle a festival of theatre [...]

Movies in times of war at Russian Centre

The Russian Centre will screen two internationally famed Russian and American movies on March 29. ‘The Help’, a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name will be screened at 4 pm at the Russian Centre Auditorium. Directed by Tate Taylor the is woven around a young white woman, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, [...]

Raigam Tele’es opens

The 9th ‘Raigam Tele’es’, tele-award ceremony to recognize the talent of the television media will be held at the Water’s Edge on the evening of May 17, 2013. Raigam Tele’es covers all sectors of the television media including tele-dramas, sports, children’s, political, news, documentary, reality and many other programmes and the award ceremony is also [...]

Jaffna Music Festival 2013

The curtains came down on much talked about Jaffna Music Festival 2013 (JMF ’13).JMF was held at the Jaffna Municipal Grounds on 1 and 2 March, drawing a large number of visitors on both days.Morning programmes showcased music groups performing on four stages simultaneously, while the evening programme had all the musicians and dancers perform [...]

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