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Roy Ratnavel’s incredible journey begins when he was 17, taken by government soldiers to a prison camp for no reason other than guilty of being Tamil. He was tortured for two months, until he was able to get word out to a family friend-a colonel in the Sri Lankan army. ‘Uncle’ Fernando was able to […]

In 2017, after meeting at a house party, Suruthi Bala & Hannah Maguire, who share an obsession for all things true crime recorded their first murder podcast inside a violin cupboard. By 2019, they were able to leave their jobs to focus full-time on the weekly podcast – the duo offer a dose of murder, […]

Perumal Murugan’s Pyre, a novel about caste based violence, becomes the first Tamil work to be longlisted for the prestigious International Booker prize. “Perumal Murugan is a great anatomist of power and, in particular, of the deep, deforming rot of caste hatred and violence,” the 2023 Booker judges said. It tells the story of a […]

January is Tamil Heritage Month in London, as recognised and announced by the London Assembly – acknowledging the tremendous contributions that Tamils make to British society, particularly the vital role the Tamil community has played in helping the UK tackle covid-19. It is also an opportunity for Londoners to celebrate the richness of Tamil culture, […]

Sunthar V stands proud at the entrance of “Up the Creek” in London, the location for The Tamil Comedy Club’s first anniversary show. The Canadian Tamil comedian and presenter conceived the idea of the pioneering monthly open-mic style comedy club during the pandemic, the first of its kind showcasing new Tamil talents in the London […]