Tuesday 20th August 2019

Author Posts: Ara Vetha

The Harper Lee Prize is awarded annually to a published work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. Canadian Tamil writer Sharon Bala picks up the 2019 prize for her debut novel. “The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply […]

Congratulations to Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi, who has bagged the Best Actor award for his recent Kollywood film ‘Super Deluxe’ at the 10th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The festival in Victoria, Melbourne runs from the 8th till 17 August. “I can’t thank my director and Mitu enough. I was begging for […]

A short award-winning documentary titled Kamali by London based film-maker Sasha Rainbow is being screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on Friday, August 16, at 3 pm. Kamali is about a single Tamil mother’s fight for her daughter’s empowerment through skateboarding. Seven-year-old Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in Mahabalipuram, a small fishing […]

It’s 2019 and in some progressive parts of the world, diversity is embraced. Unfortunately, it seems as though Singapore & Malaysia haven’t received the memo, especially those who work within the advertising world! Some call it racism, apologists will call it ignorance. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s clear to see that the darker […]

The Live Aid concerts in 1985 would not have been possible without the contribution of Tamil businessman Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan. American newspaper Newsweek credits Ananda as providing the brainpower and seed-funding for the historic events. Held in London’s Wembley Arena (attended by 72,000) & Philadelphia’s John. F. Kennedy stadium (attended by 100,000), along with […]