Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tamil Romeo and Sinhalese Juliet

(NP)My departmental secretary was a Sinhalese woman, except we called her Ceylonese, because this was 47 years ago. No, I wasn't a high-powered executive, but back then even drones had secretaries, and my department had three, one for each drone. Mine was very pretty, wore multicoloured saris most of the time and when something amused her she moved her neck from side to side like a cobra. I called her Juliet, not because it was her name, but because it was her story. Full text