London Tamil Market showcases very best of British Tamil business success

The two day exhibition held on 9th and 10th April 2016 included over 150 Tamil businesses and saw thousands of visitors coming through its doors.

Sivakumaran memorial football tournament held in Switzerland

The Tamil Youth Organisaiton (TYO) Switzerland held a football tournament in memory of Ponnuthurai Sivakumaran last month. Ponnuthurai Sivakumaran is widely known and remembered as the first Tamil to die in the liberation struggle.

definition: a statement of the meaning of a word

A poem by Kothai.

Sri Meenakshi Amman temple festival celebrated in Chavakachcheri

Tamils in Chavakachcheri celebrated the Sri Meenakshi Amman temple's annual festival. The statue of the goddess, adorned with a background of doves and the outline of Tamil Eelam, was carried by devotees around the temple.

Tamil farmers honoured in Farmers' Festival

Farmers of the Northern Province were honoured with a Farmers Festival in Mullaitivu on Saturday. The event was presided over by Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran as well as several Northern Provincial Council Ministers, and prolific Tamil poet Vairamuthu attended as chief guest.

"As an artist I’m still dealing with being a refugee" - Interview with M.I.A.

Photograph MIA Universe Tamil Guardian exclusive interview with rapper and musician M.I.A. following the release of her latest track and video on the 27th November 2015. Sometimes friends of M.I.A. (aka Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) tell her, just make what you want to make . “But every time I make something, this is what comes out,” she says. “I can’t help it.” She’s talking about her latest video and track of course, ‘Borders’. It’s controversial, political and topical, but to Maya, the British Tamil once-refugee, the subject matter is not novel. The self-directed video features the 40-year...

Canadian Tamil youth commemorate Maaveerar Naal

On November 25th the Tamil Youth Organization (TYO) Canada, in partnership with the Tamil Students' Associations (TSAs) from several universities, held a “Commencement of Tamil Eelam Remembrance week” event in Scarborough to mark Maaveerar Naal. Dances and songs were performed, speeches and poems were read out and flowers were laid in tribute to the thousands who have died in the Tamil struggle. Throughout November, several of the Canadian Tamil Students' Associations also held campus-based events marking Maaveerar Naal. See more photos of the various campus events below.

Tamil students commemorate Maaveerar Naal in London

Photograph: Tamil Guardian Tamil students across the UK convened at University College London (UCL) to commemorate the Tamil nation’s day of remembrance Maaveerar Naal.

A night to remember as Tamil comedy takes to the stage

All photographs : Thamarai With Tamil variety shows having been a staple part of the British Tamil calendar for years, the Tamil comedy scene remains a relatively unexplored field. Yet, with an array of budding comedic talent and millions of views across social media, the rapidly growing industry was never going to remain uncharted for long. Kutti Hari’s Comedy Night, the UK’s inaugural show devoted to Tamil comedy, proved to be the perfect way to bring this entertainment in front of a live studio audience for the first time. Hosted by the ever popular Kutti Hari and organised by online...

'Super Singer Junior' audiences stunned by song dedicated to Eelam Tamils

A 15 year old Canadian Eelam Tamil singer, Jessica Judes, stunned audiences of the widely popular Tamil Nadu singing competition - Super Singer Junior on Saturday, singing a song dedicated to the Eelam Tamil people. Judges, audiences at the live event, and viewers around the world were left speechless and many in tears after tuning in to watch her heartwrenching combination two songs associated with the Eelam Tamil struggle: 'Tholvi Nilayena' and 'Vidai Kodu' at the competition's season 4 finals. 'Super Singer' which is aired lived on the Indian TV channel, Vijay TV, allows viewers to vote...