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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nandita Das on politics of identity

“It’s a wonderful feeling to expand beyond your national boundary and it’s easier to find solutions when we come together,” Nandita Das says. Having faith in one’s own conviction is what is needed to overcome challenges she adds. [See, hear and read more]

Being escorted in a convoy of women journalists in Lahore

“This is my life. It is my one time to be me. I want to experience every good thing” ~ Maya Angelou- Poet, dancer,film producer, television producer, playwright, author and actress. (b: 1928-)
“City of Lahore is currently on alert. You are our honourable guests. We have to protect the foreigners, especially women” said one of the Elite Punjab Police Officers, while giving escort to the convoy of visiting South Asian women journalists. [See and read more]

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Battle of Lord Murugan and Soorapathman

“Kantha Shasti” is observed in the Tamil month of “Aippasi”, which falls either in October or November on the new moon. Hindus all around the world fast for six days for Lord Murugan. “Kantha Shasti Kavasam” a special hymn is sung at houses and temples during this period. [See and Read more]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Deepavali: “The awareness of the inner light”

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Music for heart and soul in dew filled Lahore night

“Music is expression of harmony in sound;
Love is the expression of harmony in life”-Stephen

Sain Zahoor Ahmad is a leading Sufi singer in Pakistan. He performed at Peeru’s CafĂ© in Lahore on October 10th 2009 in front of the 200 visiting female journalist delegates (South Asian Women in Media) from eight South Asian countries- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. [See, hear and read more]

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A tradition kept alive by transient fishermen of Udappu in Nilaveli

I looked up from clicking the images of sunrise recently at the Nilaveli shore in Trincomalee district hearing, “You were in Udappu recently, right?”

It was Nallamuththu Thayananthan from Udappu. I was surprised to see him on the Eastern littoral! He then explained why he is in Nilaveli; and introduced his friends from Udappu who were with him as well to me. [See & read more]

Monday, October 05, 2009

Celestial Fervour: “Not forgetting the suffering of the other”

Celestial Fervour Art of Jagath Weerasighe is currently being held at the Theertha Red Dot Gallery in Pitakotte. The exhibition began on September 8th 2009, and will end on October 5th 2009. Red Dot Gallery is contemporary-artist- run gallery, and first of its kind in Sri Lanka. [See & read more]