Monday 22nd April 2019

Category Posts: Society

Nishan Duraiappah

Canadian Tamil Nishan Duraiappah was first introduced to the Police force as a high school student, participating in an inaugural Police Ethnic and Cultural Education Program (PEACE) in 1991. The experience inspired him to pursue a career in policing. In December 1995 Nishan was sworn in as a constable in Halton Hills, located in the northwestern […]

In an recent online poll commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a clear favourite to succeed Lee Hsien Loong as Singapore’s next Prime Minister. 69 per cent of the 897 Singaporeans who participated in the survey said they would support Tharman, a member of Singapore’s Ceylonese community (another name for the […]

Tamil television show interview Jaguar Land Rover's Siva Yogaiswaran

Vettrippadi is a new Tamil television show conceptualised by London based journalist and producer Sunita Thevathasan of Red Creative Productions. Sunita is currently in the process of presenting her pilot to Tamil television channels in India, Sri Lanka & the diaspora. வெற்றிப்படி Vettrippadi, translates to ‘The ladder of success’. The show is presented in by […]

A Los Angeles based attorney of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage was selected and awarded the MacArthur “genius grant”, which comes with a no-strings-attached $625,000 stipend. The foundation identifies people doing groundbreaking good deeds, studies them from afar, then calls with the good news. For Ahilan Arulanantham defending the rights of people fleeing violence became his […]

Tamil stalking in Tamil films

The portrayal of women chased and harassed by spurned lovers in south Indian films has made stalking a “cool, romantic thing to do” activists said on Tuesday, urging the film industry to stop glorifying a crime that has resulted in violent deaths. “Tamil films routinely promote stalking as an acceptable, even preferred way of wooing […]