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Earlier in the week, American Tamil artist @ganavya made her UK television debut on the award winning “Later with Jools Holland,” performing her single “Forgive me my,” accompanied by mridangam and harp. Ganavya Doraiswamy, is a New York-born, California based and Tamil Nadu-raised critically acclaimed vocalist, scholar, Carnatic musician and multidisciplinary creator. A soundsmith and […]

American Tamil, Shruthi Kumar was invited to deliver a speech “The Power of Not Knowing,” at her Harvard graduation ceremony after winning a college contest. Going off-script, she calls out the university for punishing 13 Pro-Palestinian undergraduates, by barring them from graduating for their involvement in campus protests. More than 1,000 students walked out of […]

American Tamil Padma Lakshmi is one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023. Sitting in the TITANS category amongst the likes of Lionel Messi, Beyoncé and Elon Musk, the 52 year old American author, activist, actress, model, philanthropist, and television host was born in Tamil nadu. Padma is the host of “Top Chef”, […]

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 […]