St. Maria Goretti – In forgiveness was her uniqueness

St. Maria Goretti is known for her uniqueness as she is the youngest canonized saint in the Church.  She died tragically on July 6, 1902, at the age of eleven. Born on 16th October 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Ancona Province in the Kingdom of Italy to parents Luigi Goretti and Assunta Carlini, Maria was … Continue reading St. Maria Goretti – In forgiveness was her uniqueness


Give It A Little Time

Once during the initial days, Buddha was on his journey on foot from one town to another with a few of his followers. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. Feeling very thirsty, they stopped nearby the lake and Buddha told one of his disciples, "Please get me some water from that … Continue reading Give It A Little Time

The Sinhalese

Many a times I have always tried finding out on how the Sinhalese people came to be? There are so many texts on various inhabitants of Lanka. Yes, Lanka - in short for Lankapura, the oldest name known for the then modern days Ceylon which was recorded during the times in the Ramayana. Many know … Continue reading The Sinhalese

Inky – The Lazy Donkey

Another story customized in my style for my little ones... * * * Once upon a time, there was a salt merchant named Simsim who owned a donkey named Inky. Simsim was a very patient, calm and a very kind master. Inky, the donkey was lazy and always found ways to avoid work. One day, … Continue reading Inky – The Lazy Donkey

The Lion and The Mouse

Today, I share with you one of my daughter's favorite bedtime story. There are several versions of this, but this is one of my versions that I knew would be interesting for my little girl of age 3. Yeah, she simply loved it - being so animated, sweet and short. * * * * Once … Continue reading The Lion and The Mouse

Unless You Change And Become Like Little Children

We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there.” He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was … Continue reading Unless You Change And Become Like Little Children

Veera Puran Appu – A Heroic Son of Mother Sri Lanka

Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is known to have received its Independence from the British Rule on the 4th of February 1948. Behind the story of independence, lies a lot of national heroes who have contributed till the day. The struggle began not just a couple of years before 1948, but much more before that… Ever heard of the … Continue reading Veera Puran Appu – A Heroic Son of Mother Sri Lanka