Roshne Balasubramanian

Paving the way for pan-Tamil identity

Oxford Tamil Society, a first-of-its-kind student organisation for people from the Tamil diaspora at the University of Oxford, has been ushering in a chapter of inclusivity and diversity 

12 Jan 2023

Six dots and social inclusion

She opens her eyes and looks at her daughter, who is now intently focusing on her mother’s voice.

04 Jan 2023

Tokens of inclusion

Photographer Srivatsan Sankaran’s Deaf Artist NFT Collective is an attempt to bridge the existing gap between deaf artists and non-disabled communities, and offer them a space to showcase their works

22 Sep 2022

The Boss and his Bugle boys: The story of Gemini Studios producer SS Vasan

Historian Venkatesh Ramakrishnan talks about the works of the founder of Gemini Studios, SS Vasan, who played a key role in casting the right talent in Tamil cinema.

28 Dec 2021

Composing a green world 

Ditching his camera to build a farm, photojournalist-turned-farmer A Raja Chidambaram’s attempt is 
to prompt the youth to adopt a sustainable lifestyle

16 Oct 2021

Montessori the Tamil way

Author Monisha introduces the Montessori method of education to the Tamil-speaking population on her Instagram page

13 Oct 2021

Train, teach, transform

The Muscle Movement’s recent offshoot, Unschool — run by Guru Siddharth — offers courses for trainers, making it south India’s first school of fitness

13 Oct 2021

Creamy kolams on cupcakes

“My boyfriend Gerardo is Mexican and I learned to prepare a few Mexican dishes and desserts including the popular tres leches cake and churros from him.

13 Oct 2021

Festive fervour at Aavaranaa

On the counters of the store, we find more reasons to feel this way.

11 Oct 2021

New police museum in Chennai is a place of pride for peacekeepers

The recently opened police museum on Pantheon Road is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts, showcasing the valiant efforts of the state's police force.

10 Oct 2021

Queeriously Tamil

Queer terms or rather having terms to express queerness in Tamil is important to communicate ones experience to others, in a language they are comfortable with.

07 Oct 2021

Global tales, local dreams

It was the challenge parents faced, including me, as we planned holidays for our children.

04 Oct 2021

Staying sassy in their silver years

Senior residents of Athulya Assisted Living show us what it means to be young at heart, as they sashay down the ramp on World Heart Day

03 Oct 2021

Tribal voices get a means to your screens

It’s been almost four years since a friend and I made our way to Marayoor, a town in Kerala’s Idukki district, for the first time.

30 Sep 2021

Global stories, local dreams

 It was the challenge parents faced, including me, as we planned holidays for our children.

30 Sep 2021

Fighting a fake news epidemic

Addressing the audience, principal Lalitha Balakrishnan stressed the need for active citizen participation and initiatives to tackle the spike in debilitating misinformation.

29 Sep 2021

A sweet ‘Sangam’ of poems and paints

The body of literature from the Sangam period is not just about love and war. It isn’t mere bardic flattery or religious mythology.

29 Sep 2021

In pursuit of health reprieve 

 A national mental health survey that was done before the pandemic shows that about 70-85 per cent of people with diagnosable mental illnesses don’t receive any treatment.

28 Sep 2021

Creating Kollywood culture in Canada

Meet Nigerian-Canadian actor Zazu Oke whose recreations of popular Tamizh film scenes have taken the Internet by storm

25 Sep 2021

Ladders to Literacy

Discussing the importance of education, first-generation graduates narrate the academic and socio-economic odds that overwhelmed  them in their journey to march ahead

25 Sep 2021

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