Tuesday 16th July 2019

Category Posts: Independent

In 2006, a Tamil Nadu engineer named Arunachalam Muruganatham won a national award for designing what’s known as “the pad machine,” which a few people can manually operate, and using sustainable products, create pads. The low-cost sanitary pad-making machine has been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. In 2014, he was featured […]

London based Sri Lankan Tamil film director & writer Suba Sivakumaran premieres her full-length independent fiction film “House of my fathers” (Tamil: Mouna Kaandam, Sinhala: Nomiyana Mathakaya) at the BFI London Film festival, shortly after its world premiere in South Korea at the Busan International Film Festival. After decades of war, one Tamil and one […]

In case you weren’t excited enough for the upcoming film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s book, Disney present’s a trio of dolls modeled after actresses Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

An independent Tamil documentary filmmaker living in Sri Lanka has been invited to the prestigious Cannes international film festival to screen his latest production. Demons in Paradise is the result of ten years of work by Jude Ratnam, who for the first time is seeing the Civil war from the inside. Synopsis Sri Lanka 1983, […]

Here at Thamarai we do our very best to cover all things South African with a Tamil connection. When it comes to films, we have featured period dramas including “White Gold“, a 2010 film about the struggles of indentured Indian labourers, and more recently, “Free State” staring the handsome Andrew Govender, who represented South Africa […]