Thursday 22nd August 2019

Category Posts: Society

In late June American Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk posted a picture of a young skater from India to his 6 million plus fans on social media! The internet went crazy to track her down and the credit goes to Buzzfeed! She is six-year-old Kamali Moorthy from the coastal town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. The photographer, Jamie Thomas, is also a […]

A while back I was shown an exclusive trailer about an up-and-coming young magician called Niresh Satkunarajah, best known perhaps under his nom de guerre “NIO BELIEVE”. First reaction: a Tamil magician? His parents must be really cool and chilled out people, because I know for a fact that if I or any of my […]

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s “amma canteens”, which serve cheap meals to hundreds of thousands of people daily, have become immensely popular with the poor and the middle classes. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey samples the treats at a canteen in Chennai (Madras). It’s just a few minutes after noon on a hot summer […]

Meet six-year-old piano prodigy Yaashinii Kalai Vasudavan. She recently shone at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, where she was invited to perform after receiving a gold medal in the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ international music competition. She is now going to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York. Young classical musicians of all […]

Math be the only subject that counts (get it?) but for many it is also the stuff that nightmares are made out of. But for all those that dread math class, there is a new online platform out there designed to help you during those dark moments of despair when it all feels hopeless. “Knowledgehook” is […]