Monday 19th August 2019

Canada and America

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 […]

During our recent visit to Canada, Toronto based chef ‘Fusion by T’ hosted an unforgettable Filipino inspired Banana leaf Tamil feast. What was originally meant to be a casual BBQ in the park for a few friends, similar to what he cooked up for us on a previous trip to Canada, spontaneously grew to become […]

American Tamil standup comedian & Master of none’s Aziz Ansari is back on Netflix with a comedy special. ‘Right now’ has received fantastic reviews. The Guardian (UK) describes it as “Sharp, insightful and incredibly funny”. Directed by Spike Jonze, Aziz Ansari uses the opportunity to address the sexual misconduct allegation made against him last year […]

American Tamil scientist V ’Ram’ Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church – St. John Paul II. This moment may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on climate change and led to what is known as […]

It’s been a whirlwind journey for a 13-year-old Tamil boy from southern India who has been competing in Season one of “The World’s Best”, a global talent show presented on America’s CBS Television Network. Lydian Nadhaswaram’s mesmerising piano skills, at times blindfolded or at incredible speeds, has won him a legion of fans across the […]