Thai Pongal is a harvest festival event celebrated by Tamils across the world. Pongal coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi celebrated in various parts of India. Pongal in Tamil means “boiling over or spill over.” The act of boiling over of milk in the clay pot is considered to denote future wishes for the family.
In this Pongal special, Thamarai celebrates with the diaspora by showcasing India’s most well known talent, the double Oscar winning Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman. In this exclusive interview, Ashanti OMkar discusses a wide range of subjects, from his latest Tamil release, Vinnaithaandi varuvaaya, with Gautham Menon, his Trinity college London fellowship, his numerous awards and much more.
The Thamarai team wishes you a very Happy Pongal and hope that the 3 days of festivities, Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal bring you tremendous joy and success.
Photos: (c) Akin Aworan