Posts Tagged ‘TAMIL’


Thaalam 2017 – Greetings from Councillor Neethan Shan

By Editor - July 11th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 - Greetings from Councillor Neethan Shan

I want to congratulate the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance for their tremendous work in empowering Canadian Tamil youth to become outstanding artists, performers, leaders and citizens of our society. We will soon be fortunate enough to enjoy a dance competition showcasing talent from diverse and vibrant youth teams.



Thaalam 2017 Greetings – TDSB Trustee Parthi Kandavel

By Editor - July 11th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings - TDSB Trustee Parthi Kandavel

I would like to extend my support to the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) and their valued work. CTYA is a non-profit organization that includes many Tamil youth clubs in the GTA and across Canada, creating opportunities and events for Tamil youth so that they may realize their life’s potential and contribute to all that Canada has to offer.



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.



Artist, Keerthana Nagaratnam

By Editor - May 18th, 2015

Artist, Keerthana Nagaratnam

This week on Talent Tuesday, we present Keerthana Nagaratnam. She is the young artist behind Waves of Colour and uses art as a medium to express important topics to youth. Keerthana has played an active role in the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance’s Thazhumbakam project. As part of the project, there have been a series of artwork viewings for its future establishment as a Tamil genocide memorial museum. We wish her the best on all her success!



Chronicles of a Tamil Freshman – Part 8

By Editor - May 18th, 2015

Chronicles of a Tamil Freshman – Part 8

She knew she would never be the same person again. And for as long as she lived, she would never forget the terror, grief and anguish that resonated within her, as well as the Tamil community, as a result of the Tamil genocide.



Cycle

By Editor - May 10th, 2015

Cycle

Watch the song birds
As they sing the sorrowful song that men always forget



Thulirkal, Basement Reels Team

By Editor - April 17th, 2015

Thulirkal, Basement Reels Team

Basement Reels runs like a two person team, with support from everyone around us. I (Krusan) do most of the direction, cinematography and editing for Basement Reels, as well as creative writing. Tharshan is the creative brain who brings forth a lot of ideas, and of course is the main face/superstar actor of our team. Basement Reels was started as a way to get us to produce videos, practice, and get audience feedback. Late December 2014, Tharshan came to me with ideas for videos related to a Tamil/South Asian audience. He was passionate about writing and acting these ideas out, and I was passionate about producing videos, so our talents just meshed together nicely. Since then, we’ve found a working system to write great ideas together and produce them quickly while maintaining good quality.



Thornless Rose

By Editor - April 7th, 2015

Thornless Rose

The thornless rose
Lied in the field
Surrounded by those
Who became her shield

These lost souls
Came for this flower
But at large tolls
Lost their power



Singing Sensation, Roveena Gnanabakthan

By Editor - April 5th, 2015

Singing Sensation, Roveena Gnanabakthan

This week we bring you Roveena Gnanabakthan – a Toronto based vocal powerhouse that captures you instantly. She first grabbed attention with her riveting cover of Etta James classic “At Last.” That made her a YouTube star and led to a CITY TV appearance that has launched a musical career destined for greatness. She studied classical piano and composition as an undergraduate at The University of Waterloo, but chose to pursue a career in human resources. Her love of music never diminished, however, and she began posting YouTube videos of performances of cover songs. That led to a genuinely life-changing moment when Toronto’s CITY TV invited Roveena to perform on their Breakfast Show. She was quickly invited to sing the national anthems at Blue Jays and NFL games, and a placing in the Top 10 on the singing competition show TVI’s Superstar boosted her profile in the South Asian community, both in Canada and internationally.



Danga Maari Dance Cover by Zillas

By Editor - March 31st, 2015

Danga Maari Dance Cover by Zillas

This week’s Talent Tuesday feature are the Zillas! The Zillas are a Toronto-based dance team combining the skills of city-wide, versatile dancers. They have created a dance cover to the popular Gaana song ‘Danga Maari’ from the film Anegan. This dance group’s first debut was at CTYA’s Thaalam 2014 competition where they placed 2nd. Thaalam 2015 will be taking place on July 4th at the Rose Theatre in Brampton so stay tuned!