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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kokkuvil brings back many pleasant, traditional and unforgettable memories

“It takes a whole village to raise a child” ~ Anonymous

Kokkuvil is a small village in Jaffna Peninsula.It is situated 3 miles away from Jaffna town. It has many Hindu temples and thick traditional values are still being followed here. [click to see & read more]

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kondavil brings back a wholesome and cherishing childhood memories

“The Sun does not forget a village just because it is small”~ African Proverb

Kondavil is a small village in Jaffna Peninsula, adjoining the village Kokkuvil. “Yazh Devi” – Colombo – Jaffna train used to stop at Kondavil station. Most of the travellers stop by the Ambaal temple and get her blessings before the long journey. [Click to see & read more]

Residing at Jaffna Railway Station: “Nobody Cares For Us and We have Nowhere To Go”

“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard is to risk nothing” – Anonymous

A family of three reside at the Jaffna Railway Station. Selvaratnam Jeyalingam (43) and his wife Jeyarubi Jeyalingam (40) have lost their legs and fingers in 1992 in Vasaavilaan, in Jaffna Peninsula. [click to see and read more]

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jainism: An ancient religion which teaches the way to liberation and bliss to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation

“Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.” ~Jalal ad-Din Rumi, (Persian Poet and Mystic), (1207-1273)

Jainism is an ancient religion of India. Most Jains live in India, and according to the 2001 Census of India there are around 4.2 million living there.

According to community estimates and Jain leaders there are 6 million to 8 million Jains in the world. About 100,000 live in North America, including 4,000 in the Bay Area in San Francisco, Northern California. [click to see & read more]

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sri Krishna Jayanthi: Spread the Melody of LOVE

“Share our similarities, celebrate our differences” ~ Morgan Scott Peck,American Psychiatrist and best-selling author,( May 1936 –September 2005)

Sri Krishna Jayanthi was celebrated on 1st of September 2010 with pomp and splendor. [click to read & see more]

Sunday, September 05, 2010

"Noothana Prathishda Maha Kumbabishekam" at Naattukkottai Nagaraththaar Srikathirvelaayuthaswamy temple

"A woman whom we truly love is a religion"~Anonymous

Three new deities namely Lord Murugan, Goddess Valliyammai and Goddess Theivayaanai have been installed at Naattukkottai Nagaraththaar Srikathirvelaayuthaswamy temple recently.

“Noothana Prathishda Maha Kumbabishekam”- a ceremony to officially install the new deities took place at Naattukkottai Nagaraththaar Srikathirvelaayuthaswamy temple on 29th of August 2010. A large number of devotees attended the ceremony. [click to see & read more]