Monday 22nd July 2019

Middle East

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 […]

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, […]

Indian film composer and singer Anirudh Ravichander is live in concert in Dubai on Friday April 29 at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. After making his debut in Tamil film 3, his song for the film – ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ – went viral, with more than 100 million views. Since then he has had […]

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 […]

Its a good day for Southern music fans & artists across the globe as media guru, former ‘editor in chief’ of Thamarai.com and an advocate for all things Southern, Ashanti Omkar has her own show on the BBC Asian Network, a UK based BBC radio station serving the South Asian audience.