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Today Canada’s Tamil community mourn the passing of a hero. In 1986 Shipping boat Captain Augustus Dalton saved 155 Tamil refugees stranded at sea. After 13 days on a cargo ship, the refugees were abandoned in two lifeboats in the Atlantic Ocean. Without food or water they remained on the lifeboats for a further three […]

One of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world, Tamil is spoken by over 70 million native speakers within the Indian subcontinent and across the globe. Tamil is an official language in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Sri Lanka, and Singapore, and is also prevalent in Malaysia. Microsoft are excited to announce that Microsoft Translator now supports […]

Is Padman based on the achievements of Arunachalam Muruganantham from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu? A social entrepreneur who went to extraordinary lengths to invent low-cost sanitary napkins for women in rural India? It seems that the life of Arunachalam has been romanticised & immortalised in the upcoming Bollywood film “Padman” by Tamil Nadu born Bollywood […]

Already watched and re-watched all of Lilly Singh’s and Dayan Shan’s videos? Looking for an additional fix? Well, ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you your newest YouTube obsession – Mona Choudhury, whom Thamarai had the pleasure to sit down with for a quick chat. First of all, thanks very much for taking the […]

An 18-year-old, 12th grade student from the small town of Pallapatti in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, entered a contest called ‘Cubes in Space’ that was jointly organised by NASA and a organization called ‘I Doodle Learning.’ The satellite built by Rifath Sharook weighs a mere 64 grams and is named Kalam SAT […]