Archive for the ‘Cafe’ Category


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.



RFT: Iron in Heels – How to Achieve That Booty! Part 2

By Editor - August 20th, 2015

RFT: Iron in Heels - How to Achieve That Booty! Part 2

Bottom line – When we are asked how to build a booty, we all think of SQUATS! Although squats are a great exercise that help target your entire body and engage each and every one of these muscles, we must not forget to focus on strengthening these muscles individually to not only improve our performance but, to ensure that we can gain strength and growth evenly. Now, go make those gains!



Arthika Srivarapathy, Artist

By Editor - August 11th, 2015

Arthika Srivarapathy, Artist

She is a graduate of York University, now heading into Osgood Law school. Since a young age, art has been a huge part of her life, starting piano at age 8. She then started creating portrait sketches at an early age of 9! She is constantly striving to use new mediums, attempt new styles, and create new expressions.



Abira Rajadurai, Gaana Workout Trainer

By Editor - August 3rd, 2015

Abira Rajadurai, Gaana Workout Trainer

Abi has now completed her MD, using her medical knowledge to develop healthy eating habits. She has chosen to share her story by writing her own blog ‘Love Healthy. Live Happy” and recently founded Gaana Groove Dance Workout. Gaana Grove is is a new and innovative cardio workout based on popular Gaana songs to help burn calories while having fun. It combines dance, music and cardio workout into one.



Design Tips With DC Interiors – Thinking Outside the Box

By Editor - August 3rd, 2015

Design Tips With DC Interiors – Thinking Outside the Box

Space is one of the most desired factor in a home, especially when there is more than one person living in it and all are expected to share whatever little of it that exists. Some of us can never have enough no matter how big our storage availability is and some of us can barely fit all our belongings in a tiny dwelling. At other times, it is difficult to keep allocated regions free of clutter when there are kids also fighting for a play place of their own. Whatever the case may be, there are many ways to maximize existing space and create a cohesive zone without compromising style.



Irudaya Dance Company

By Editor - July 20th, 2015

Irudaya Dance Company

This week on #TalentTuesday we feature Nattiyakalamanis Keerthana Arulanandarajah and Nivatha Moothathamby. These two young women are talented and skillful dancers who have begun their own dance company titled Irudaya.