A Life in Colour

Barbara Sansoni died in April at her home in Colombo after a long illness. She was the last surviving member of a pioneering group of creative designers and makers, among them Bevis and Geoffrey Bawa, Ena de Silva and Laki Senanayake.

Life Amidst an Economic Crisis

While much of the world is experiencing an economic crisis, countries that had to slow down due to the pandemic are now trying to catch up with their infrastructure and building projects.


For the first time in more than half a century, the U.S. Congress held a hearing last month on unidentified flying objects—or as the American government now officially refers to them, “unidentified aerial phenomena.”

The New Omnivores

McDonald’s recently completed U.S. market testing of the McPlant—as the name suggests, a plant-based burger—co-developed with Beyond Meat, one of the growing number of companies that have made good business selling meat alternatives in recent years.


NASA has delayed the launch of its Artemis 1 moon mission twice over the past two weeks—keeping its 322-foot Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule grounded in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where crowds of eager onlookers have been hoping to see the making of history.

Heal the World

Welcome back to our second quarterly edition. This edition will, we hope, bring you some moments of pleasure and reflection – perhaps even some respite.