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.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

An Enchanting Annual Aadi Vel Festival in Colombo

The 136th Annual Aadi Vel festival was held in Colombo with colour and glamour. Beautifully decorated wooden carved cart left the Colombo Sammaankodu Sri Kathirvelaayuthaswamy temple in Sea Street left in the morning on July 23rd 2010 and reached the Sammaankodu Sri Maanikka Vinayagar temple at night. [click here to see & read in full]

Thursday, July 29, 2010

“J” Awards Nite

Journalism Awards for Excellence 2009 was held at the Mount Lavinia on July 27th 2010.

Journalism Awards for Excellence 2009 was organised by the editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Press Institute. The awards were selected by a panel of judges comprised of experienced journalists. [click to see & read more]

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Women Artists’ Colloquium Exhibition 2009/2010: “Omnipresence of the Prick”

Women Artists’ Colloquium Exhibition 2009/2010: “Omnipresence of the Prick” was inaugurated at Theertha Red Dot Gallery in Pitakotte on July 24th 2010.

An exhibition of Art Works by 9 women artists will remain open to the public from July 25th 2010 to August 3rd 2010.

Gallery hours-Monday to Wednesday 10.30AM-5.00PM and Sunday 11.00AM-4.30PM. [see & read more]

Saturday, July 24, 2010

“Vigil” and Other Works: An exhibition of installations,drawings and paintings

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing”~ Marc Chagall,(7 July 1887- 28 March 1985),Russian- French Painter

Vigil” and Other Works by Chandraguptha Thenuwara is currently being held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery in Colombo. It was inaugurated today for special invitees. The exhibition will remain open from July 24th 2010 to July 29th 2010 from 10am to 7pm except the Poya Day on Sunday-July 25th 2010. [click to see & read more]

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vairavar Madai: An ancient ritual continues with a traditional touch in Jaffna

Lord Vairavar is one of the most terrifying aspects of Lord Siva. And, Lord Vairavar is also considered a God who safeguards villages and his devotees. He is the fierce manifestation of Lord Siva associated with annihilation. He is a folk deity who safeguards the devotee on all eight directions. [click to see & read more]

Monday, July 19, 2010

Anguru: An exhibition of Charcoal drawings

Artists mostly use pencils, pen, ink, brushes, canvass, water colours, graphite, wax, colour pencils, crayons, chalk, pastels, markers, stylus or various metals like silverpoint to bring out their imagination into images. [see & read more]

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Aadi: A month of festivals, celebration and observances

Aadi Pirappu or the birth of the Tamil month of Aadi is being traditionally celebrated today-July 17th 2010. The Month of Aadi is associated with the festivals in Goddess temples around Sri Lanka. [click to read & see more]