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Since we celebrate Mother's Day in the month of May, I thought it appropriate to review a book about a new mom who decides to become a Private Investigator. This...

My dearest momma, My thoughts are scattered all over and I want to put them in to words. But I am fidgeting in front of the keyboard unable to form...

Eva Ibbotson is a best-selling children's author. She was born in Vienna but fled to England with her family during the Second World War. Her books have been shortlisted for...

Welcome back to our monthly issue of ‘Home Gardener’, a blog for beginners and passionate gardeners, where we share tips on how to start your own home garden and everything...

The continuous expansion of the burgeoning DCEU has provided audiences with 2019’s first DC film, 'Shazam’. This film could either mark a refreshing change of pace for DC or be...

I thought I'd do something different this week. Instead of reviewing a book, I thought I'd interview a person. Authors become well-known in the literary world, but what about illustrators?

In the last decade or so, the quality of animated children's films has skyrocketed. These films have gone past the childish humour and wonderment and entered territories that deal with...

We train our children meticulously to be careful of strangers, making them aware of the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. Fast forward to adulthood, where we...

'Captain Marvel’ is the final film to release before Avengers: Endgame and is sure to hold many an Easter egg and hint for the plot of the upcoming film. Given...

Most of us grew up reading what are now called 'Classics', and the various tales by Enid Blyton. So, we are used to what I like to call the more...

Recently for my child’s birthday, I bought some orbeez. Buying in bulk I thought I should make sure they work and so removed 2 and inserted them into a glass...

DId you know, that February 2019 has been designated Michael Morpurgo month by Harper Collins? Did you also know that he visited Sri Lanka and conducted a programme for children...

It’s that time of the year again. You can hear music in the air and there is excitement, laughter and merriment in every corner of the island. Garlands of bright...

Welcome to the monthly issue of MIC Home Gardener, your guide to growing healthy vegetables at home and learning about their health benefits. In this issue, we are going to...

While the holiday season is well behind us, some of us are still dreading the extra pounds gained in December thanks to the feast of biriyanis, Christmas puddings and warm...

Alita: Battle Angel'. This Robert Rodriguez- directed and James Cameron-produced film would be expected to have an extremely high standard in its visual storytelling and writing. But does its pedigree...

Unexpected conversations take place in a hospital waiting rooms, while you are twiddling your thumbs. Recently, I ended up recommending the work of David Walliams to a young boy who...

Back in 2014, audiences received the acclaimed “ The Lego Movie”. A film that despite being based on such a bare minimum concept somehow managed to overflow with ideas creativity...

My husband and I are observing our 15th Valentines Day this year. Observing? You may think that’s a weird choice of a word for the most romantic day of the...

Independence Day is fast approaching and the familiar scenes play out again. Over the years I have gone from watching starry eyed to taking down notes (because the teacher said...

I thought I'd write about one of my favourite authors, for today's post. However, I do not know how widely he is read here in Sri Lanka... So make this...

55 years ago, audiences were treated to the release of ‘Mary Poppins’, a beloved family classic. However, did said classic ever warrant or need a sequel? 2018’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’