Monday 17th June 2024
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An Open Love Letter to the Tamil Man

"An Open Love Letter to the Tamil Man," a poem by Meena Serendib

A beautiful poem which takes us on a journey from the yearning of a Tamil woman for her Pandyan King, her aspirations for our people in Serendib, a change in Tamil attitudes to our fellow brethren, betrayal & heartache, through to the tragedies of 2009 in Northern Sri Lanka.

Who is Meena Serendib? Born in the UK and raised in Northern California, Meena Serendib graduated from UCLA with a B.A. degree from the School of Theatre, Film, and Television and a minor in French Literature. Film credits include the upcoming horror film, THE APPARITION, directed by Todd Lincoln and starring TWILIGHT’s Ashley Greene and her most recent short film, FATAKRA, directed by Soham Mehta will be screening at 2011’s South by Southwest Film Festival. TV credits include NCIS: LOS ANGELES, BONES, and CSI: NEW YORK.

In addition to acting, Meena has over 12 years of South Indian dance training under her belt, studying primarily under Smt. Sundara Swaminathan in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam. Having performed alongside artists such as Christina Aguilera, Karsh Kale, and Cheb i Sabbah, Meena continues to dance and choreograph as a member of the TAAL DANCE COLLECTIVE.