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Aiyoh, is now officially in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)! The September update to OED contains more than 500 new words, phrases, and senses. Interesting additions include splendiferous, YOLO, our favourite Aiyoh and some inappropriate ones! Popularly used amongst the Tamils and other South Indian & Sri Lankan communities, “Aiyoh” actually originates from China! The word is […]

Tamil heritage month

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Parliament passed motion M-24 recognizing January of each year as Tamil Heritage Month with all party support. The Private Member’s Motion put forth by Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, was debated on May 20th, and September 29th, 2016 and passed today. During both days of the debate, […]

Five young high school students, recipients of the 2016 National Student Poets accolade, were invited to the White House in recognition of their poetry skills. They delivered their poetry in front of their family and distinguished guests including the First Lady, Michelle Obama, who is also the honorary chairman of the President’s Committee on the […]

On “National Handloom Day”, celebrated on August 7th in India, Aishwarya Manivannan a Tamil Nadu based artist, designer & practitioner of Silambattam released a video celebrating her love for Silambam & Handloom. Dressed in a cotton saree, Aishwarya showcases Tamil Nadu’s traditional martial art form and the versatitlity of the saree. Silambam or Silambattam is […]

Thank you to everyone who attended the first-ever ‘Jaffna Food & Music Festival’ in London, presented by Thamarai.com & Ruby’s Catering. The event took place on Saturday 6th August at the Nakshatra Hall in Feltham, West London. The festival featured a variety of dance & music workshops, musical performances, traditional cuisine & street food. Here is a quick trailer with plenty […]