The road from TIMBUKTU may be paved with GOLD
To many people, Timbuktu these days sounds
nothing more than an allegory for a distant and outlandish place of
no particular significance; Even fewer people would have been
exposed to the facts that Timbuktu is a real city in the West
African nation of Mali; It was the capital of the Empire of Mali in
the 14th century, and was one of the most advanced cities in the
world during the Dark ages in Europe.
Reminiscences of Gold
Vijitha Yapa - books and basics
From the most humble of beginnings ending up as
one of the most influential people in Sri Lanka, Vijitha Yapa’s is a
success story. He has been a leading journalist and editor and is
now a publisher. Vijitha Yapa is a well known name in Sri Lanka
being the Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of the largest
English bookstore chain in the country. Reminiscences of Gold spoke
to Vijitha Yapa about his life experiences and achievements.
The Human Dimension
Would you change if this was your LAST 24 HOURS ON EARTH?
Many among us would give an arm and a leg for
another day, another 24 hours to spend with their loved ones. So
many are facing life threatening illnesses that teach us the value
of life we take very often for granted. To savour the laughter of a
child, to capture look of love in your mother’s eye ..to see a
sunset in all its glory, to witness the beauty of a new dawn. Most
of us take these everyday simple pleasures for granted. Some of us
just pass life by, mindlessly passing these moments, never stopping
to smell the flowers, the coffee or return the smile.