Archive for the ‘Cafe’ Category


Thaalam 2017 Greetings from MP Gary Anandasangaree

By Editor - June 20th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings from MP Gary Anandasangaree

As we celebrate Canada 150, we reflect on our shared Canadian values. Paramount to our identity is the strength we draw from our varied cultural backgrounds. Through this event, the Arts & Culture Council of CTYA provides an opportunity for Tamil youth to display our rich Tamil heritage and culture.

Best wishes to all the competing teams and congratulations to all who dedicated their time and hard work to make this event a success.



RFT Iron in Heels – Don’t Fear Trading in Breasts for Pectorals

By Editor - February 12th, 2016

RFT Iron in Heels - Don’t Fear Trading in Breasts for Pectorals

Bottom line – your pectorals are one of your major muscle groups, which are activated by push movements. It is important to evenly strengthen them to counter the development of your back muscles. So, remove any association behind chest exercises and losing breast tissue because, the reason behind any possible loss of breast tissue is due to OVERALL loss of fat mass brought on due to physical activity as a whole.



TECC – Volleyball 2016

By Editor - February 12th, 2016

TECC - Volleyball 2016

The battle to crown the new Tamileelam Challenge cup Champion is fast approaching, as the Athletics Council of CTYA are going to be hosting the 2016 Volleyball Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup. We welcome everyone to the tournament and we are looking to have teams from 6 to 10 players. If you wish to register a team, please email: athletics@ctya.org or contact 416-428-8467. Registration is open untilSaturday, February 27th 2016.



How to Win My Heart

By Editor - February 9th, 2016

How to Win My Heart

  I do not need A diamond ring Or your empty words Of a grand wedding What I need Is to see How you care For your queen I want to see The bond that runs Between a mother And her son So show me Your love and respect For your precious mother Whom you…



Midila Writes – The Tear-Shaped Island

By Editor - January 26th, 2016

Midila Writes - The Tear-Shaped Island

Written By: Midila Anton The Body Of my home Carries the struggles Of my people – The tear-shaped island   Midila Anton is wrapping up her final year in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Passionate about social issues, she is highly involved in the community. She is the founder and president of the…



I am Canadian, but I am Thamizh first

By Editor - January 10th, 2016

I am Canadian, but I am Thamizh first

As a Tamil
As a Canadian
As a Tamil Canadian
It is my duty
To carry forward
My first language
My mother tongue
Enathu thai mozhi
Thamizh



Koffeedate – Redefining South Asian Matchmaking

By Editor - December 3rd, 2015

Koffeedate – Redefining South Asian Matchmaking

Written By: Ahalya Kathirkamanathan Thanusan Chelvarajah is a dedicated, imminent entrepreneur, and the mastermind behind Koffeedate, a mobile dating application that caters to the South Asian community.  Although a newcomer to tech start-ups, the extensive market research conducted over an entire summer by Thanusan and his team, which include a marketing genius and a software…



Petals of my Skin

By Editor - November 24th, 2015

Petals of my Skin

Petals of my skin
Mapping my identity
Flourishing to embrace the beauty of our differences



Janaath Vijayaseelan, Cross Roads: Pick A Path

By Editor - September 15th, 2015

Janaath Vijayaseelan, Cross Roads: Pick A Path

Life does not always play out according to plan. One way or another every individual is met with cross roads. Cross roads that will either throw you down the drain, or bring you to new heights in life. Such was the case for Arrun Durai, a Toronto based software engineer that had everything he ever needed from life. Which is quite hard to believe, considering the fact that he is an orphaned child, raised amongst other orphaned children.

Like all men, Arrun too falls in love. Love is beautiful, although at times love is not always as beautiful as portrayed. Sometimes, love is what causes a mans downfall, and in Arruns case, it may have been his defeat.



Top Talents Awards Gala 2015 – Nomination Package

By Editor - August 24th, 2015

Top Talents Awards Gala 2015 - Nomination Package

The Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) will be holding its 5th annual Top Talents Awards Gala in December 2015. We are now accepting nominations for our 2015 awards. If you or someone you know has been a high achiever and is an outstanding leader in the community, make sure you submit your nomination package by November 6th, 2015 at 6pm.