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Wanted: A Balanced Forum for Debate
I was in my high school debating society a long time ago, a place I loved to hang out purely for the ideas that wafted
The Age of Evaluation
When I was a kid, I had to memorize the arithmetical tables, I had to remember important dates in history, and recall key cities in
When is it time to stop writing?
I have often thought about this day and what it would mean for me. I have given up a lot of things with age: cricket,
The Funniest Books….
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For whom the bombs toll
(This article was published in the Sri Lankan Anchorman newspaper in April 2019) Once upon a time, the bombs tolled only for those engaged in
The Reading Lists interviews Shane Joseph
How do you describe your occupation? I am a jack-of-all-trades, having had several occupations over 45 years of working life, sometimes several at one time.
Blackmail is Dead
There was the guy who popped a threatening e-mail into my inbox the other day saying that he’d caught me watching porn by inverting my
The Wombwell Rainbow Interview: Shane Joseph
Reproduced here are the Eleven Questions with answers: What inspired you to write fiction? I was always inspired by the parables of Jesus. So much
Our Headlong Rush into…what?
I wrote about Artificial Intelligence (AI) last year, and I am going to revisit it, in fact, I may revisit it many times in future.
A Meditation on Second Chances
I’ve often written stories in which my principal characters are offered a second chance to get it right. Either a new lover after a relationship
This polarization is taking its toll
We are so polarized and angry these days that I feel the pain emanating from almost everything I read on my smart phone. Facebook is
Should I write another novel?
An ennui overcomes a writer between the writing of books: bad dreams, purposelessness, a sense of time running out, a lack of accomplishment, anger towards
Feeding the Barbarians at the Gate
Once upon a time, a benevolent prime minister looked upon the land and decreed that we would no longer be diminished by books written in
Self-Censorship leads to Self-Paralysis
I was going to write something the other day, and paused. The words were not flowing as freely as they used to. Was I getting
Shrinking Attention Spans – an epidemic
Thanks to social media, we constantly joke about “shrinking attention spans,” as if this is a phenomenon embroiling only the younger generation. We lamented when
Custom Advertizing in Politics – Good, Bad or Ugly?
Advertizing in politics is now under the microscope. Especially after Facebook was able to create custom ads that only the individual viewer could see, targeted