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A 14-year-old Tamil girl has won the 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Maryland, America, on Thursday night. Harini Logan from San Antonio, Texas, receives the trophy and a check for $50,000. Harini went head-to-head with Vikram Raju, 12, in the first ever spell-off, a format that tested the contestants on how many words […]

Anjali Kantharuban is a first-generation American of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which fully funds graduate study in the UK at the University of Cambridge. Anjali, who studies Computer Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, grew up in the Bay Area and has never […]

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 […]

Aziz Ansari accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The popular American comedian, co-creator & star of “Master of None”, whose parents emigrated from Tamil Nadu in Southern India, became the first actor of Asian descent to win […]

Co-founder & creative director of the S Movement, Tamil-American Smrithi Ram explains why its important for communities to embrace diversity and cultural variety. At Tedx, held at the University of Cincinnati where she is a senior studying psychology, she speaks about her experiences with racism, cultural detachment, and her own identity explorations. Like many first […]