Monday 22nd July 2019

South Africa, Mauritius & Reunion

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 […]

South African Tamil talent Candice Pillay breaks it all down in an interview with MTV, sharing what it’s like to work with Eminem, Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar! Dr. Dre is known for introducing the world to future superstars. After all, he’s helped highlight Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Game and Kendrick Lamar, among others. […]

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.