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Author Posts: Ara Vetha

Guests were warmly greeted with a traditional Tamil welcome as they entered the 2018 Jaffna Festival hosted by Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Last year’s event attracted 4000 diners and received wonderful reviews. This year the festival ran for 10 days between the 15th & 25th February, showcasing the diversity of Jaffna’s indigenous cuisine, art & music. […]

British Tamil artist Arjun Coomaraswamy recently dropped the music video to ‘Vaadi’ and within a week it has crossed the 1 million view mark. Taken from Closer to home, the highly anticipated 10 track debut album by Arjun is being released through his music label ‘Island Records’ on the 2nd March 2018. Island is home […]

London based Veechu have a new Tamil Street-food stall (serving dishes from Sri Lanka & South India) in Brick Lane, famous for its abundance of Bangladeshi restaurants, fashion & lifesyle markets. You can find them on Sundays at Upmarket in the Old Truman Brewery. Sunday Upmarket first opened its doors in September 2004, housing more […]

London based art collector Jana Manuelpillai has had a varied and colourful career in the arts and several world-renowned institutions. Born in Wembley and hailing from Sri Lanka, Jana is an art historian by trade with a BA in art history and English literature and a MA in the study of museums and galleries. He […]

I put the phone down to a loved one and breathe a sigh of relief. She’s gorgeous and intelligent, but most importantly understanding. ‘I have to be up early baby. Let me luv ya and leave ya.’ Disclaimer: This is not a post on love and loneliness.  She has had similar life experiences and is […]