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The fact that her school project would most likely give this little girl a completely unrealistic and false expectation about the country in which she lives, troubled me no end.

We talk about how vulnerable women are. None of us has been raped but we have between the three of us experienced a fair amount of sexual interference, violence and...

My mother’s influence over me is immeasurable. I can’t think of a point in my life when I have been truly independent of her. I have always needed her –

Er…………Um………… Irritated by my lack of inspiration on the subject I put pen to paper and attempted to formulate a list, half way through I realized that what I was...

One of the things he loved doing on the New Year was taking a picture of his three daughters all decked out in Avurudu finery. When we were younger, the...

In short "Run! Run! Ruuuuuuuunnnn!" So yeah, maybe not share the advice I would give myself.

Ranjini even succeeded in meeting my mother's exacting standards. Our kitchens and bathrooms were spotless, and best of all not a single cupboard "Smelled of cockroaches" (my mother's pet peeve). She...

Fast forward a couple of weeks and we find ourselves at the end of January (Cue loud cries of "My God men, time just flies!") and I thought, wouldn't it...

Tomatoes that can provide you with unique health benefits. Skin , eye sight improvement and glowing skin benefits. Let's explore a few of the reasons why they are such a...

Calamansi is a tropical . Local name NARANG. Like all citrus fruits, calamansi is loaded with vitamin C and B. It's also traditionally used as treatment for certain diseases. In...

Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years - with a number of potential health benefits. Oregano has a very...

Fresh or dried, thyme leaves and flowers lend a sprightly essence to flavouring casseroles, soups, stews, and sautéed vegetables.  Chopped fresh or dried and combined with parsley and bay leaves,

Gotu kola is a very important herb that has wonderful health benefits and especially it's use in improving memory is legendary.It's botanical name Centella asiatica its this super herb Gotu...

Fragrant, delicious rosemary is a wonderful herb to grow on your own, either indoors in a pot or outside in your garden. Rosemary is generally not hard to grow, and...

We all know Parsley as a pretty little herb that lends a sprinkling of color and taste to our favorite dishes. If you think of parsley as just a garnish that...

Egyptians call it the  'Plant of Immortality'.  Aloe gel promotes skin growth and repair. It has natural soothing properties and suits even the most sensitive skin. Aloe is a succulent plant,

We all know that Popeye the sailor man made himself super strong by eating spinach.  Popeye popularized spinach, but it's too bad he ate it out of a can. Fresh...

Besides praying to the plant, a number of people use the leaves and roots of the plant in various medicine. It's  really a miracle plant and miracle herb also known...

Pandan also known as rampe is a tropical plant which is commonly known as pandan leaves, and is used widely in Southeast Asian cooking as a flavoring . They have...

It's fragrant, fast-growing, green, and it has it's own ice cream flavor. So what's not to love about mint? If you've ever grown the herb, you know where I'm going...

Curry leaves are very popular in Sri Lanka where they are used in every dish and cooking to add a super aroma and flavor to the dishes they cook in...

I call it the sweetest spice . Not only is cinnamon good for us, it is also very easy to grow!  You can grow a cinnamon plant in corner of...