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Alex Gunaseelan

Alex Gunaseelan

Born and raised in Scarborough, Alex earned a BASc in Chemical Engineering and a BSc in Computing Technology from the University of Ottawa. He is currently a graduate student at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. Creativity and innovation intrigue his mind, which has led him to write about his thoughts on his surroundings. Outside of school, Alex enjoys travelling and learning as much as he can about the four corners of the world.

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  • Canada1bigger

    Am I Canadian or Am I Sri Lankan?

    July 1st is of utmost importance to all Canadians. It marks the day the British North America Act came into effect giving birth to Canada, a country that is today home to 34 million. Canada is a free, prosperous and multicultural nation developed via contributions through people from all four corners of the world. As a citizen of Canada, I take pride in my country and embrace all the values it has taught me.

    Author:   |  Published: July 1, 2014  |  2 Comments

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    What is the Jaffna Kingdom?

    As a child, I became familiar with the historical events of Sri Lanka leading up to the start of the civil war that erupted in 1983. I was told stories of how the island was called by many different names, the most common ones being Serendip from which the English word serendipity was coined, and Ceylon which was used by the British Empire and is still used by many to this day. I learned that Sri Lanka offered many goods and resources such as cinnamon, rubber, and tea that enticed Europeans to frequent and eventually colonize the land.

    Author:   |  Published: May 21, 2014  |  4 Comments

  • arwi33

    What is Arwi (Arabic Tamil)?

    Arabic is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. It is the predominant language of the Middle East and North Africa,including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – countries with a significant Tamil population. Furthermore, Arabic is the language used in Islam; since Muslims are expected to read and interpret the works of the Quran, they are expected to read the Arabic found in this religious text.

    Author:   |  Published: March 31, 2014  |  1 Comment

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    What is KumariKandam?

    When I learned geography in elementary school, I was taught that the world is composed of seven continents, each having distinct characteristics that make them unique landmasses. I also learned that sub-regions exist as well, including areas such as Central America and the Middle East.

    Author:   |  Published: February 4, 2014  |  1 Comment

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    Who is Little Black Sambo?

    A facet that amazes me is just how quickly the Tamil community in Canada has been established over the past quarter-century. Canada is home to numerous Tamil organizations, Tamil media and Tamils in various professions. This may be due in part to the mentality of the community when it comes to working hard to achieve goals, especially ones that were not attainable back in our respective countries of origin.

    Author:   |  Published: January 21, 2014  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Why is Christmas Celebrated in December?

    Winter is working its way upon us and the start of this season marks the arrival of Christmas. What was originally celebrated in Northern Africa and Europe many centuries ago, Christmas has now become a holiday celebrated in many nations across the world, including India and Sri Lanka where a sizeable practicing Tamil Christian population exists.

    Author:   |  Published: December 23, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

  • Bob Marley

    Why do Sri Lankans Love Reggae?

    Recently, I viewed a video entitled “TCTS Studio 54” by TCTV. While the video was entertaining, a particularly chord struck with me when at a certain point in the video, the following question popped up: “Why is it that Sri Lankans like reggae so much?”

    Author:   |  Published: November 14, 2013  |  1 Comment