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Suruthi Ragulan

Suruthi Ragulan

Suruthi is a born and bred Scarberian. She is often seen wandering the streets of Toronto with her headphones on, completely oblivious to the world around her. Suruthi is a lover of feminist literature, complex carbohydrates and copious amounts of eyeliner.

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    This Is Why Mindy Kaling Is A Big Deal

    A few weeks ago, TamilCulture posted a picture of popular actress and comedian Mindy Kaling gracing the cover of Elle Magazine. While the photo garnered a few likes, most of the comments focused on the fact that Kaling was half-Tamil, and continued to point out that celebrity worship was not something we should aspire to. Either way interest in the story was next to none.

    Author:   |  Published: April 9, 2014  |  4 Comments

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    The Art of Teasing

    I’ve always had a complicated relationship with art. I can still vividly remember going to the National Gallery of Canada, in the nation’s capital. There was 13 year old me, surrounded by all my friends being ushered into a large room for a special unveiling of a new painting by a master Canadian artist.

    Author:   |  Published: October 30, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Bollywood Express

    When the world thinks of Indian cinema, often what comes to mind is Bollywood. With its onslaught of colours, catchy tunes and multi-million dollar productions it is easy to see why. Indian cinema is so much more than Bollywood, but given the industry’s global scope when an actor crosses over they receive wider fame and recognition. Here are six Tamils that have made their mark Mumbai’s tinsel town.

    Author:   |  Published: July 10, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    As a society we love to celebrate how great women are and how much we love them- International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, even Valentine’s Day is really about the gifts men should buy women. But where are we on issues that really count? Violence, self-esteem, power, income – where are the days to recognize these struggles? Recently Facebook has been in the hot seat.

    Author:   |  Published: June 1, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    An Idiot’s Guide to Online Etiquette

    I read a lot of blogs. Some may say too many - but I try not to listen to them mostly because they sound like people who enjoy bike rides in the park and my only interaction with nature is my rolling hills screensaver. So, as someone who spends too much time in artificial light with my increasingly near sighted eyes glued to a computer screen, I know a little something about comment wars.

    Author:   |  Published: April 30, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Prickly Stuff: The Politics of Body Hair

    One of the most common complaints I hear from Tamil women is about hair. Women from various walks of life, all with many accomplishments seem to be obsessed with hair. It appears to me that either not enough of it is growing where it should be, or too much is growing where it’s not wanted.

    Author:   |  Published: February 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

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    Having “The Talk”

    Sex education is rarely without controversy. Parents, teachers and students alike often dread the talk that happens in ninth grade gym class. The talk is where sexual body parts, methods of contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infections meet awkward giggles and shifting glances. But, the discussion, giggles aside, is an important one, especially for young people who may need information and resources but do not have access.

    Author:   |  Published: January 22, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts