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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 […]

A 14-year-old inventor from Tamil Nadu is in the running to win £1 million as a finalist in “The Earthshot Prize”, an global environmental initiative launched by Prince William. Vinisha Umashankar of Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, proves you are never too young to help the environment through innovation. Aged just 14, her solar-powered ironing cart is […]

A short award-winning documentary titled Kamali by London based film-maker Sasha Rainbow is being screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on Friday, August 16, at 3 pm. Kamali is about a single Tamil mother’s fight for her daughter’s empowerment through skateboarding. Seven-year-old Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in Mahabalipuram, a small fishing […]

Flying in all the way from Tamil Nadu in Southern India, Ambujam came to support her son Subha Ramiah who is currently participating in the culinary reality show ‘Masterchef’ USA, which is in its 10th season. In the first episode, Subha cooked a chicken & sausage Jambalaya with Raita, a fusion of New Orleans (Cajun) […]

In 2006, a Tamil Nadu engineer named Arunachalam Muruganatham won a national award for designing what’s known as “the pad machine,” which a few people can manually operate, and using sustainable products, create pads. The low-cost sanitary pad-making machine has been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. In 2014, he was featured […]