Journalism that propelled me into blogging

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

My blog is a non-partisan site with diverse views. It is dedicated to the promotion of ethical journalism—a conscious decision on my part. It captures conflict, culture, events, nature, peace, people, tradition, and other subjects, in articles and photos. I travelled solo to the war zone to capture images—a first for a Tamil woman journalist in Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ganeshism: a celebration of Lord Ganesh in art

Mahen Chanmugam has been painting for over thirty five years, and has devoted the last twelve to portraying Lord Ganesh. His art attempts to present the complex symbolism and iconography surrounding Lord Ganesh in a colourful, contemporary form.

With his paintings, Mahen tries to reach back to the past, while looking forward, balancing the challenges between the spirit of modernism and the need to capture the essence of a traditional art form, undiluted. [See & Read More]

Monday, July 28, 2008

Pictorial: ‘Honouring the courage of all who have dared to rebuild’

Anoma Rajakaruna shares her photos of people in black and white. Anoma has captured many expressions and many environments. Every photograph speaks differently. As a film-maker, photographer and poet ,Anoma has well captured the many moods of men, women and children around the Island. The exhibition is divided as My story, her story, his story and their stories comprising 34 photographs. [See & Read More]

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Work for Widows

Hand made Sandalwood incense sticks wrapped in different shades of pure silk in Sri Lanka.

Learning to sew is never easy, learning to sew in a village that discriminates against women without husbands is even harder. Without this work, these women have no hope of a livelihood to care for their children and may lose them to sate orphanages

Work for widows has built a foundation of hope for abandoned and widowed women in Sri Lanka: