Art Gallery

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This is a shameless self promotion for the “TP Hunt Memorial art Gallery” at Chavakachcheri.  SRi LANKA.

The video was made by a former student of Janaki Anandakiruban who is an art teacher and a member  of the Art gallery organization. 
He heard about the art gallery and visited it  to check it out. What he saw prompted him to make the video. He wanted others to also enjoy what he saw.  He was not paid, It was a good promo for the gallery. I am taking advantage of it to inform you. 
The audio is in Thamil. Unfortunately there are no subtitles. But then “a Picture is worth a thousand words”. Video is perhaps worth a million words!!! 
If you are in the Jaffna area try to visit the gallery. You will not be disappointed as many have  said. Also no entry fee! If you plan to visit the Art Gallery, please let me know. I can make sure there is someone is there to give you a guided tour or Call
Kiruban, Manager: 077 583 4845
Rajkumar: 077 335 0281
Both are not very conversant  in English. Can manage. Make sure you mention Dharma / yogamany Alagaratnam

The art  gallery  was started by Evangerline Yogamay on her ancestor  “Dowry” land, in memory of her father, Thomas Poage Hunt. 
The gallery opened  June 24th, 2018.

Dharma deals with Corona!

Just for you to smileūüôā.¬†I thought you may enjoy moments(?) of my insanity.¬†I enjoyed making it!!
“If you cannot beat it, join it ” . Enjoy it. This is my way of dealing with “Corona”

“More than one way to skin a cat” ( cat lovers, I didn’t mean it literally)!CHEERS!!!!!!!ūüôā¬†YOU have one for me!For those concerned about my well being, NO, CORONA has not made me¬†an ALCOHOLIC! The bottles are “props”. Left over from socially distanced outdoor gathering for 5 close friends with masks (except for eating and drinking). I allow no more than 2 of thesefor myself, that too once or twice a week.¬†Only a few brain cells remain, and I don’t wish to destroy them. However,Need some alcohol as therapy for my “Broken” heart.Thanks to¬† son Joel aka Joe, for the photography with Iphone

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Mini RU in Colombo, Jan 7th , 2019

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It so happened that Asokan and I  with our wives were on the same flight to Colombo. We wished to meet resident and migrant (avian lingo) batch mates. One call to Aley and we had 6 migrant and 7 residents. Aley called them Foreign Bodies (FB)and Locals. Some of the spouses  were able to join. There were 20 in all. We had a lovely time. We were the loudest and rowdiiest in Palmyra, Renuka Hotel with  Alley, Shoukat and Gaspar as main entertainers. Anoja was at the burnt of most jokes. Being a great sport and best friend to most she took them all in stride. Aley has trained her well !!!!!!!!
Here are some pictures  I took with the phone 
 Wish more  batch mates were there.

Dharma’s Birds of Florida- update

For BIRD LOVERS and BIRD PHOTOGRAPHERS.¬† Use the link below to see “Dharma’s BIRDS of¬† FLORIDA”¬†

Click on each image to see the enlarged version.

These are pictures I took on my¬† trip to Florida in Nov 2017. I spent 1-2 days with each of our batch mates. Wimal and Iranthi in Marco Island, Sam and Kathy, Sarasota, Johnpulle¬† and Angela, Tampa, Devacaanthan and Thanam, Fort Myers. All of them went out of their way to cater to my craziness for bird photography. ( T¬† Not forgetting the gastronomical treat). A BIG thank you to all of them. Fortunate to go on “Photo safari” with Sam to a rookery, in Venice, Florida about 1 1/2 hour from Sam’s place. Sam has already put his rookery¬† pictures on our web. He wanted me to give my pictures also. But as usual, I was not ready until now. Some Pictures are for our web page. Others will be in the link below.¬† Did not want to¬† clutter the web page.

dharma’s BIRDS of FLORIDA.

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Update –from– Dharma

I¬† went to London in November this year on a 4 day trip to surprise my sister at her 70th B’day luncheon.¬† It went well. There, I met Arulrajah and his wife Ruth.¬† ¬†The next day Sathyanayagam¬† travelled 2 hrs in the rain to met me. We had dinner at an SL restaurant.¬† ¬†The next day¬†Biga and Sunila came and we had dinner at the same place. Had hoppers and Masla Thosai.¬† As we sipped our drinks, I told Biga that I thought Kingsley¬† lived in this area, Cockfosters.¬† Immediately Biga called Kingsley and he joined us in 10 minutes!¬† We had a good time.



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