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Author Posts: Jani Anandh

Tamil community

According to official reports, one in four people in the world have – or will, at some point in their lives – suffered from mental health problems. Yet, the same statistics tell us that only one-third of those affected ever seek medical treatment. While this is indeed sad news, it is, however, in no way […]

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After 1727, waves of Tamil immigrants entered Mauritius from Southern India. The first to arrive were merchants and masons during the French rule, followed by a wave of labourers brought in during the British period to work their sugar cane plantations. Today, the island nation is home to roughly 115,000 Tamilians, who have established a […]

After the roaring success of Palme d’Or-winning Dheepan, there appears to be an increasing interest in the cinematic telling of Tamil stories. Stories, however, that are not told by the mainstream South Indian film industry, but stories that are real and gripping. Stories told by the real, everyday Tamilians. Stories that are a true representation […]

A while back I was shown an exclusive trailer about an up-and-coming young magician called Niresh Satkunarajah, best known perhaps under his nom de guerre “NIO BELIEVE”. First reaction: a Tamil magician? His parents must be really cool and chilled out people, because I know for a fact that if I or any of my […]

Photos by Helen Fickling & Charles Hopkinson For five days each year, London houses its own little Garden of Eden in the heart of the city. Every May, since 1912, gardeners from all across the world make their way to the Chelsea Flower Show, turning the capital in to a heavenly paradise with their beautiful, […]