Posts Tagged ‘Poetry/Art’


Check out SE Boyz’s new video, Penne Nee Yaar!

By Admin - February 15th, 2014

Check out SE Boyz's new video, Penne Nee Yaar!

Check out SE Boyz’s new video, Penne Nee Yaar!



Love is an action

By Admin - February 13th, 2014

Love is an action

Painted By: Keethi Karunakaran
Media: Chalk pastel, oil pastel, pencil crayons

As we all know, February is known for Black History Month but it is also when we celebrate Valentines Day. This artwork was inspired by a couple in their late 80’s. They’ve been together for many years now. Today is their anniversary and the man still finds his wife as young and radiant as when he met her all those years ago. They sit down together to watch TV together. They don’t really like any of the shows and they don’t pay much attention. In fact, they sit there complaining about the bad acting in the Big Valley and how Dr. Phil doesn’t ever know how to really help anyone. I couldn’t figure out why they did this for the longest time, but when I started sitting down and listening to them, I realized that they have so much fun cracking jokes back and forth and making sarcastic remarks about how the actors’ daddies must have payed to produce the shows or how any girl that falls in love with the Cartwright boys in Bonanza either dies or has to move away. They aren’t entertained by what’s on TV. They just love sitting together every day and finding ways to make each other laugh. Let this be an inspiration to those young couples out there. One of the first things that comes out of young people’s mouths when they’re in love. FOREVER. And that’s cool, it’s all good-until you get old enough to realize what forever is.

Check out Keethi’s other paintings! A picture is worth 1000 words.



A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

By Admin - January 9th, 2014

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Painted By: Keethi Karunakaran

To me, art isn’t just taking a paintbrush and splatting paint on the canvas, or just jumping around when listening to music. To me, dance is a form of way that my feet speak to music. I paint/draw and dance my feelings. That is how i express my feelings out to the world. I illustrate issues because Aristotle once said “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” and Napoleon Bonaparte once said “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I believe that my paintings are worth a thousand words.



Thoondal 6: The Beauty of ‘Art’

By Editor - September 21st, 2013

Thoondal 6: The Beauty of ‘Art’

Doodling away into the wee hours of the night, it took me a good while to realize that the topic for this week’s Thoondal was right in front of me. Art! Now, I speak of visual arts in particular, but of course the term ‘Art’ is inclusive of so many different types of creative expression, all of which need no words to communicate. This brings me to the purpose of this piece. Music, dance and visual arts, what is it about these beautiful expressions that is able to capture our hearts and carry along the artist’s intention or message to his or her audience without using language?

It is amazing how art has travelled across countries, breaking ethnic and language barriers all over the world. Even news of violence against people does not always reach a third person in its entirety. We relate to such news, but not to the extent that we must in order to feel the complete pain of the victim. How is it then that we are able to look a painting and feel the mood that the painter wanted us to feel? The colours, the strokes, the light and the shadows? Music reaches our hearts with its varied notes or sounds: the highs, the lows, the loud, the quiet, and perhaps most importantly, silence. The dancer mesmerizes us with his/her grace, quick feet, gestures, loud thumps and flashes of emotions. The pictures that are etched in the viewers’ minds as such are almost always in resemblance of the artists’ own imaginations, and it is this that is truly the beauty of ‘Art’. The ability to draw in a vast audience with no need for explanation makes ‘Art’ one of the best and strongest tool for activism, change and developing a better future. As such, the beauty of ‘Art’ is also its greatest power, and we must embrace it.

Use your creativity to its highest potential and realize its utmost value.

About the Author:

Shayanika Suresh is a Law Graduate currently working on establishing her legal career. She is also a passionate writer and has self-published a collection of short stories, “Lips no longer sealed”. Shayanika’s passion to raise awareness of various social issues that affect individuals and society as a whole is evident in her work, leaving a message for the reader to take home.



No rationale, just life

By Admin - July 17th, 2013

No rationale, just life

Written By: Shayanika Suresh

Some moments in life have no rationale

Why do they happen, how do they take place?

Perhaps only fate could explain its game.

Lasting forever in our memories,

Not all are happy, for some make us cry,

But there is always a time, one moment,

Where we realize that all has a purpose.

Suddenly our hearts weigh lighter, we smile,

That is a sign that the hurdle has passed.

Never saw it coming, just looked ahead,

Don’t know if we jumped, or ran straight through it,

But all that matters is that now, it’s gone.



I am

By Editor - May 26th, 2013

I am

Written By: Thulasi Jothiravi of Ottawa, Grade 6

I am a Tamil civilian.
I am scared and unequal.
I wonder why this is happening to us.
I hear the cries of injured, innocent civilians.
I see dead bodies scattered on the ground.
I want life to be easier.



Memories of Yesterday

By Editor - May 14th, 2013

Memories of Yesterday

By Ahalya Kathirkamanathan

I remember yesterday your voice resonating the periphery
The chaos multiplying underneath the spaces between the door
My stain glass window shuttered with every syllable



Sexism on an everyday basis

By Editor - April 3rd, 2013

Sexism on an everyday basis

Written By: Nirusha Maheswaran

We, women suffer instances of sexism on an everyday basis
Sometimes it becomes so normalized, we don’t protest, there is no oasis.



November 27.

By Editor - November 30th, 2012

November 27.

Written by: Saruja N.

I realize today, to live every day like it’s your last
Is not optional for everyone
To enter without testing the waters,
Demonstrates their bravery
To fuel days with mere memories,
Showcases power of their love



“Perfect World” Music Album Release by Tamil Artist, Roveena!

By Editor - November 4th, 2012

"Perfect World" Music Album Release by Tamil Artist, Roveena!

Here’s a clip of “Broken Wings,” the official Teaser music video from the debut EP “Perfect World”.  Check her music out, and be sure to support this budding Tamil Youth Talent!