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Medici (TV series)

In Florence, during the Renaissance period, was a powerful Italian noble family bearing the name, Medici. Their power and influence bolstered by the banking and trade activities conducted by its members, the Medici family stood dominating political and economic aspects in Florence, while also extending their influence all across Europe in a way that one might call them truly the Masters of Florence. The Netflix series, “Medici”, a collaborative creation by Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer, chronicles the rise to the power of this notorious Medici family, set in 15th century. With the combination of a talented cast and an excellent cinematography, the series focuses on the political intrigue, betrayals, murders, and the complicated dynamics of power that characterized the Renaissance period in which the Medici family rose to the epitome of European power. Consisting…

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Timeless Elegance Unveiled: A Spellbinding Journey Through ‘Downton Abbey’

Several years ago, amidst the not-so-remarkable movie racks at the British Council library, my attention was captured by a disc pack featuring the unmistakable face of Maggie Smith. Faced with limited alternatives and intrigued by Smith's familiarity from her role in Harry Potter, I decided to borrow the first season of "Downton Abbey." Back at home, in a moment of sheer boredom, I nonchalantly inserted the disc into my laptop, unknowingly opening the doors to an aristocratic world teeming with romance, scandal, and drama. Despite my initial, less-than-soaring excitement, this seemingly casual decision to explore "Downton Abbey" unexpectedly transported me into a captivating realm of aristocratic intrigue and historical richness. Before too long, I found myself irresistibly drawn into the…

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මුඩුක්කු යට ඇඩ්‍රස් නැති ජීවිතවල රූපමය පුනර් කියවීම

ඇඩ්‍රස් නෑ සිනමා කෘතිය පිළිබඳ කෙටි විවරණයකි  “ආලෝකය ඉපදුන ද අන්ධකාරය ද ඉපදුනේය  පොහොසත්කම ඉපදුන ද දුප්පත්කම ද ඉපදුනේය  රජුන් ඉපදුන ද සිගන්නන් ද ඉපදුනේය”       (ඇඩ්‍රස් නෑ සිනමා පටයෙනි) ලෝකය සෑම විට ම පරස්පරතාවයන්ගෙන් යුක්ත වන්නේ ය. අපි එය විවිධත්වය යැයි හඳුනා ගනිමු. එහෙත් එම විවිධත්වය තුළ සෑම විට ම කිසියම් පාර්ශවයක් අසාධාරණයට පත් වන්නේය. එම අසාධාරණය කවදා අවසන් වේදැයි අප නොදනිතත් ඒ පිළිබඳ සමාජ කතිකාවත විටින් විට සමාජ අවකාශයේ මතු වෙයි. මෙම ලිපියෙහි අවධානයට නතු කරන "ඇඩ්‍රස් නෑ" සිනමා නිර්මාණය ද එවැනි සමාජ ගැටලුවක් තේමාව බවට පත් කර ගනියි. එම සමාජ ගැටලුවේ අංශ කිහිපයක් ස්පර්ශ කරමින් ඒ පිළිබඳ පුනර්කතිකාවතක් ඇති කිරීමට නිර්මාණාත්මක වෑයමක් දරයි. ජැක්සන් ඇන්තනී විසින් තිර රචනය හා අධ්‍යක්ෂණය කෙරුණු මෙම නිර්මාණයේ තිර පිටපත…

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Bungou Stray Dogs – A Review

Original title: Bungou Stray Dogs Release date: April 7, 2016 Genre: Action/ Comedy/ Drama I was first introduced to Bungou Stray Dogs through a friend of mine in my early days of watching anime. Having watched Black Butler and Jujutsu Kaisen prior to that (both of them having no similarity other than being supernatural), I was a bit hesitant to try any other anime fearing they would, to put it in a rather blatant manner, “ruin my taste." Finally, however, when I decided to watch, it immediately became my favourite. And to my luck, the 4th and 5th seasons of the anime franchise were soon released in the following year. I ended up binge-watching the entire story several times and…

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The 14th Installation Ceremony

Folks… we did it! We held a phenomenal Installation Ceremony to welcome the new committee in style. The date was the 19th of September and the place was the New Arts Theater, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. While the rain was committed to act in opposing forces, RotaractArts was committed to powering through… and so it began! So, let us tell you all about it. We chose purple as the theme color and while the girls were draped in beautiful sarees, the boys were in tuxedos… it was quite the show! The event was compered by Rtr. Vibhavee Sarathchandra and Rtr. Barani Imalsha, who did a spectacular job leading the event. We started things off right around 6.45 pm…

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Blame!? Him, Her or Him? – Part II

: An extract from a burnt letter. The thought that you are alone, even without a mother, an innocent boy struggling to stand up on his own with a BIG Zero in life killed me every time. I don't know how to explain the feelings I had all the time. He was with me in every step I took. He took me all around the city and got out the coward inside my alone, guilty self. I lived every single moment with him, getting burned inside. We were looking at the purple skies that create art all over the sky and how the mood stealthily enters to the sky in that twilight, which is the time you should never be…

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Blame!? Him, Her or Him?

: An extract from a burnt letter. ....ause I was scared, I might fell in love with you again. Please do not do refuse to see me. We should see each other one last time! At least come this time, of all times we missed! I missed. I never meant to let go of the love we shared for two years. I don't know whether to blame you or to me or to him, who was unaware of the things happened around me, even though he was with me all the time. This all started from the second semester that year and I... I was alone without the family, without you in a mischievous boarding house where no one cares…

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කවි දෙකක්, දෙන්නෙක්ට.

ඔහු තම පෙම්බර ළබැඳියටත් , ඔහුගේ ම යහපත් මිතුරියකටත් මෙසේ ලියා තිබුණි. ළබැඳියට, හදවත කැඩී සුන් වී ගිය එක දිනකකොහෙන් ආව සුරඟනක් ද ඔබ එදිනනෙතඟ කඳුළු බිඳුවක් නුඹ මෝදු කළඅලුත් හීනයක් දුන්නා මගෙ හිතට හැම දිනක් ගනින්නැතිනුඹ දකිනු රිසින් මංඑක දිනක් යෙදෙන්නැතිනුඹව දැකගත්ත මංමුනිවත ම රකින්නැතිගොළුවෙකුගෙ විලස ම මංකොහොම නම් කියන්න දනුඹට පෙම් කරමි මං යහපත් මිතුරියට, කටකාර කියවිල්ලනිමක් නෑ කනත් නෑඒත් නුඹෙ හිත හොඳයිමං තාම කිව්වෙ නෑකිසි දෙයක් කියන්නටබයක් නෑ වගක් නෑයහපත් ම මිතුරියටමිලක් නෑ කමක් නෑවිහිළුවට තහළුවටකෙළවරක් ඇත්තෙ නෑබණ කතා දෙසන්නටඊට වැඩි කෙනෙක් නෑලොකුකමයි පණ්ඩිතයිකමක් නෑ කමක් නෑමචං උඹ හොඳ එකීතරහ නෑ තරහ නෑ Rtr. කවීෂා හංසි

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Nature’s Blueprint: Balancing Laws and Wealth for a Greener Future

In a world where nature and mankind entwine, A tale of hope, where the sun and moon align. With laws that nurture, and economics keen, Sustainable development, the ultimate dream. Nature's canvas painted with hues so grand, Forests, oceans, deserts, earth's endless land. In the fragile balance, where ecosystems thrive, Laws stand as guardians, ensuring all life. Environmental laws, with purpose profound, Protecting the earth, with a watchful eye around. Air, water, and soil, they safeguard with care, For a world that's healthy, clean, and fair. But some may question, do these laws impede? The engines of growth, where industries lead. Yet herein lies a tale untold and true, Economics and nature, in harmony they brew. For sustainable development, the…

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Thoughts of the Flawed – II

We never knew each other heart to heart, Never talked much, My views being misguided by what I thought to be true. Yet, at the moment fire enveloped your resting soul, and the heat seeped into your dry flesh, And your body became charred and melted, Turned into ashes, We were closer than ever. When I breathed in the air filled with the smoke of your burned corpse, We were one unlike before . - Rtr. Vibhavee Sarathchandra

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