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Top 5 Attractions Not to Miss in Colombo

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A huge, sprawling city boasting of great food and tropical climate; need one say more? Colombo – commonly called Sri Lanka’s ocean city – has emerged as a must visit stop when visiting Sri Lanka. Apart from being the most accessible, centrally located site in Sri Lanka, Colombo’s vibrant markets, cosmopolitan culture and delicious food have transformed it into an admirable travel destination in its own right. When in Colombo, here are 5 attractions you can’t afford to miss:
1.A stroll along Galle Face Green:
Brimming with chit-chatters, kite flyers, couples and families alike, the Galle Face Green is a broad promenade facing the sea, making it the one of the liveliest spots in the city. Try reserving a Sunday evening for a stroll along the long open space, as the street fills itself with the aroma of freshly fried snacks. Make sure to devour isso wade (delectable shrimp fritters), while sipping on fresh lime juice from the famous ‘Nana’s’.
Pro Tip: If you’re a solo traveller looking fo…

Back with a bang – Jignesh Shah

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Jignesh Shah’s Financial Technologies India Limited (FTIL), now known as 63 moons technologies shares climbed to considerably higher prices today. The stock rose to a high of ₹ 82.55. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) for which Shah worked earlier in his career holds a daily volume of 3.08 lakh shares. The company today witnessed a volume of almost 10 lakh - thrice the amount of the normal.
On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), however, the stock saw a high at ₹ 82.70. About 4.6 million shares have been noted on the NSE in this session so far in this season. After struggling for support post-Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)’s order of impounding averted losses exceeding ₹ 125 crore, the stock touched a low of ₹53.80 in August. The Board had alleged 13 people for insider trading in MCX and its previous supporter FTIL. The accused included family members of Jignesh Shah for possession of price sensitive information regarding the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) case. It p…

Jignesh Shah and the underbelly of NSEL conspiracy

Many stories go untold but unheard but fortunately the story of Jignesh Shah was given a voice. Shantanu Guha Ray is  a former Tehelka Journalist therefore we can understand that he is one of  the best at investigative journalism. He is also an active columnist some of the media organisations but finally he took upon to write the book to  tell the story. FTIL has been a part of controversies since 2012, but Shantanu Guha Ray has refused to  acknowledge the presented facts and did the investigation all by himself. Jignesh Shah says that he has wanted to  be a businessman for as long as he can remember.  Shah had made up his mind to start a business after growing up when he was at the age of 8 years . In an interview Shah says, ”‘I was very clear that I would do engineering, after which I would go to the US, complete my MS, work there and later start my own business.” Instead of travelling to the US for the popular choice of the time, a course in mechanical and electrical engineering, …

Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama

It is said that movies are a reflection of society. As a society that loves moving forward, it is understandable that most movies would then focus on stories that glorify the city life, full of innovation and excitement. However, on the contrary, it is seen that movies that feature places to live, often showcase cities as dark and brooding kingdoms filled with depressed people. On the other hand, movies about small towns are showcased with a simplicity and old school charm which makes it appear as if anyone not living there doesn’t have emotions. While all these different narratives contain some form of reality, they tend to ignore the sentiments of the people who have actually escaped this small town life and went in search for greener pastures. These people aren’t all evil, or heartless; rather they just want to live their lives in peace, while still enjoying the excitement of the big city. Representing these people is Reese Witherspoon in her role as Melanie Smooter in Sweet Home …

Reese Witherspoon in Election

In the long run of Hollywood, high school movies have always found an audience for themselves. It doesn’t matter which generation we focus on; there will always bestories that tell the coming of age tale of celebrated stereotypes. These stereotypes are portraits of the people that we know and love; who we have grown up with and who make up a big part of our identity. Of course, some stereotypes are more relatable to us than others, but in the end, they’re just that, stereotypes. It is very rare that we see a sort of character in a movie, who breaks the convention and redefines what their role is supposed to be. Tracy Flick is one of those characters. Tracy Flick, played by Reese Witherspoon is the character around which the world of the movie Election is built upon. She is a know-it-all student with heaps of ambition, who has no problem destroying anyone who comes in her path. It’s very rare for a movie to have a strong female lead, who is also the supposed villain. In the story, she…

Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde

Reese Witherspoon playing the role of an ambitious blonde is probably something that gives you PTSD flashbacks if you have watched her amazing performance as Tracy Flick in Election. Her role in that movie was so iconic that it would have been easy to get stuck in the mold. However, known for her ability to break the mold, Reese has found another strong female character who makes us fall in love with her, despite her ambition. We are talking about Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Elle, much like Tracy is a smart character, who is a born leader and knows how to get things done. However, unlike Tracy, she is actually a kind hearted person, who values her morals and sense of righteousness more than her ambition. She is willing to do whatever it takes to reach her goals, but only as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. Some would say that this makes her a weak person, but her resolve is so strong, that her struggles only make her journey that much more endearing. Her str…