Monday 22nd July 2019

Australia and New Zealand

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 […]

UPDATED 07/10/2016: Series 2 of Asian Provocateur with British Tamil comedian Romesh Ranaganthan & his mother Shanthi kicks off on Wednesday 12th October on BBC 3. Original article: 12th April 2016 Popular British Comedian Romesh Ranganthan prepares for his ultimate ‎Tamil‬ diaspora odyssey! Currently busy with his UK wide comedy tour, Romesh took time out of […]

I was a brat when I was young. I studied in Ananda College first and then continued at Manipay and Jaffna Hindu Colleges. In my early twenties, I wasn’t doing anything meaningful with my life; hence, my parents told me to leave the house. I had no choice but to join the RAF to make […]

A photo series featuring two ‪‎American‬ ‎Tamil‬ sisters has inspired a new social campaign celebrating dark skin ‪#‎unfairandlovely‬ In recent weeks, three students from the University of Texas, Austin, have launched a new campaign which has become a talking point on social media around the world. It was inspired by a project that Pax Jones, […]

This poem by london based writer and poet Indrani Balaratnam sums up the emotions felt by many in the Tamil diaspora upon being able to view their villages & homes for the very first time after three decades of conflict. Thanks to the introduction of Google Street View in Sri Lanka, accessing streets in the […]