Bengawan Solo

"Begawan Solo, Your history attracts the attention of many" Most of you must have already guessed what’s the right up is about. Yes it’s about the famous Indonesian folk song ‘Bengawan Solo’. The song is about the Solo River (alternatively, Bengawan Solo, with Bengawan being an Old Javanese word for river) which

5 Sri Lankan Malays you should absolutely know about

Ever faced the scenario where someone has commented how weird your name sounds and you reply that it’s because you’re a Malay and you subsequently find yourself having to explain what being a Malay is all about? Yes, let’s face it, we all have. During such a conversation where you

Colonel Nizam Dane – An officer who loved peace but was pushed towards war and died with his boots on

Colonel Nizam Dane: An officer who loved peace but was pushed towards war and died with his boots on I am posting an appreciation I wrote for The Sunday Times 27 June 2010, since I still am not sure what and what not to say about this serious, hilarious, jovial etc