Sunday 18th August 2019

Category Posts: Society

One of 60 ambassadors tasked with promoting gender equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is Dr. Devika Kamath, an Astrophysicist and Lecturer in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Macquarie University, Australia. She is internationally recognised for her work on observational studies of dying stars and their implications on the origin of elements in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile is the new book by Toronto based writer Logathasan Tharmathurai, who recounts his harrowing journey as a teenage refugee in the quest for a better life, never giving up on his dream of seeing his family again. Born to a wealthy family in northern Sri […]