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This summer there are three unmissable events in Toronto where you can sample the delights of Tamil food & culture from Sri Lanka & South India. Everything from traditional curries prepared using recipes handed down by grandmothers from Tamil Nadu in Southern India, right through to Kothu Roti, a popular street-food from Batticaloa on Sri […]

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 visit to Canada in June 2019, Toronto based chef ‘Fusion by T’ hosted an unforgettable Banana leaf Tamil feast inspired by the traditional Filipino style of eating (with hands) known as Kamayan. What was originally meant to be a casual BBQ in the park for a few friends, similar to what he cooked […]

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 […]