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A Los Angeles based attorney of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage was selected and awarded the MacArthur “genius grant”, which comes with a no-strings-attached $625,000 stipend. The foundation identifies people doing groundbreaking good deeds, studies them from afar, then calls with the good news. For Ahilan Arulanantham defending the rights of people fleeing violence became his […]

American Tamil comedian, writer & actor Aziz Ansari accepted his first Emmy last night alongside Alan Yang at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The award recognised their ‘Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series’ for the ‘Master of None’ episode ‘Parents’. The episode focused on the […]

Five young high school students, recipients of the 2016 National Student Poets accolade, were invited to the White House in recognition of their poetry skills. They delivered their poetry in front of their family and distinguished guests including the First Lady, Michelle Obama, who is also the honorary chairman of the President’s Committee on the […]

Joining the likes of George Alagiah, Tim Kash, Romesh Ranganthan & Maya Arulpragasam are four Tamil women who are in the British limelight this week. Do you know who they are? If you haven’t heard their names already, you will know after this article and most certainly by the end of the month. They star in three separate, blockbuster […]

American president Obama has called him ‘a trailblazer who personifies the best of America’. If he is nominated and sworn in as the Supreme Court Justice, Srinivasan, known as ‘Sri’, will break new ground as the country’s first Indian American justice. Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday, Sri Srinivasan’s name […]