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Editors

    Editor
    Niluja Albert

    Niluja Albert

    Born in Colombo, Niluja grew up in Scarborough and currently works as a high school Mathematics teacher. She is also the Co-Founder of Diaspora Debates. Niluja earned an HBA double major in English and Mathematics and her B.Ed., both from the University of Toronto. She is currently working on her Masters of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Niluja is an eternal optimist, with a particular interest in social commentary pertaining to the assimilation of Tamil culture in North American society.

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    Nive Thambithurai

    Nive Thambithurai

    Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Nive is a dreamer and writer who loves exploring how Tamil culture varies around the world in fashion, food, films and music.

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    Sen

    Sen

    Sen grew up in Toronto and currently calls it home. An avid social commentator, he is particularly interested in the evolution of the Tamil diaspora and its integration to the Canadian mainstream.

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    Simrin

    Simrin

    Born and raised in the beautiful city of Toronto, Simrin recently started her career at Banga Studios as a Post Production Editing Specialist, as well as photographer. Her hope is to one day peruse photography within the fashion industry and publish a photography book as she travels the world! Aside from perusing her dream job, Simrin is a singer/song writer, adores literature and the cosmos.

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    Editor
    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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    Editor
    Tasha Nathan

    Tasha Nathan

    Born in the Middle East and having come to Canada when she was 7, Tasha spent most of her life growing up in Scarborough. She completed her BA in Sociology from York University and did her Diploma in Assaulted Women and Children's Counselling.. She is an avid reader, with interests ranging from various genre of fiction to politics. Along with being an avid reader,she is also an artist and an author, having published her first children's book just this year. Her focus lies more within women's empowerment and gender equity, particularly within the Tamil Community.

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TCTV! Team

  • Media
    Aaranan

    Aaranan

    Aaranan or "Ari" as he likes to be called has a love affair with crafting stories through the lens. He adores wasting time discussing things that don’t matter and definitely is that awkward guy at the party.

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    Allan Rajadurai

    Allan Rajadurai

    Allan has never had dreams of becoming a writer. In fact, he has always wanted to coach a team of racing turtles. His dreams were ruined when he found out that job did not exist. So he's here instead.

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Administration Team

  • Admin
    Ara

    Ara

    Serial entrepreneur with socialist mindset looking to make a difference. Tweet me at @AraEntrepreneur if you want to know more!

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    Kaavia

    Kaavia

    Kaavia is a senior at the University of Waterloo, where she's studying Science and Business .She's really bad at singing, resisting chocolate temptations, controlling her love for her puppy, instagramming and hiding her feelings. You can email her at [email protected] Follow her on twitter and Instagram @kaaviak.

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    Maathavan

    Maathavan

    "Live. Laugh. Eat. That is all."

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    Mathusha S.

    Social Media for Roots of Diaspora (RoD). RoD is a collection of real life stories of flight and migration of Tamils from Sri Lanka. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @RootsOfDiaspora.

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    Prat

    Prat

    Prat is an avid Marketer, having worked on various brands such as RBC Royal Bank, Audi Canada and American Express Canada. Aside from marketing, he loves food and is always looking for the next great dish!

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    Shivanu Thiyagarajah

    Shivanu Thiyagarajah

    Shivanu is the CEO & Co-founder of TamilCulture.ca. She is a designated Accountant with a passion for Entrepreneurship and Marketing. She loves movies by Mani Ratnam, music by A.R Rahman, running, scrabble and traveling. Follow her on Twitter @ShivanuT.

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Writers

  • Writer
    Anoojan Vijayasri

    Anoojan Vijayasri

    I'm an engineer by day and a supehero by night. Some of you may remember me from my glory days as the infamous Boy Wonder, but most of you have probably never even heard of me. When I'm not infront of a computer screen or a camera lens I love to put pen to paper and bleed out my thoughts. I would love to tell you that I'm artistically gifted, but I merely have a tendency to go on and on about anything and everything.

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    Anu

    Anu

    @Anu_Ksomething is a loner who finds joy in sitting behind a computer monitor and venting about random stuff. He writes articles in hopes of finding others who are just as "normal" as him. Now, it's your turn...

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  • Writer
    Braveen Kumar

    Braveen Kumar

    I'm really just a jack of all trades. Except math, science, drawing and most sports. Is that a bad way to open? Let me try again. My name is Braveen Kumar, and I'm a writer of sorts. Before you ask, yes, I am Tamil and yes, that is my full last name. I do a little creative writing in my spare time, which you can read at The Wrong Kind of Write. You can catch me on Twitter too @braveenk. I also freelance on the side, if you're interested in a writer-for-hire.

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    Dr. Kanna Vela

    Dr. Kanna Vela

    Dr. Kanna Vela completed her medical degree and post-graduate training in family medicine at the University of Toronto. She is currently a family physician at the West Durham Family Health Team and emergency physician at Rouge Valley Health Services and Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. She is very passionate about health prevention and promotion and hopes that she can empower patients to lead healthier lives through her health articles on Tamil Culture.

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  • Writer
    Jana Nadesan

    Jana Nadesan

    Laughs at the most inappropriate times, still (secretly) jumps in puddles and tries to find inspiration in the minutia of life.

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  • Writer
    Janaath Vijayaseelan

    Janaath Vijayaseelan

    Much like any individual I’d rather not say things about myself, I’d rather have someone else try to figure me out on their own; its what makes every life unique trying to figure a person out rather than them explaining everything. But just for you as readers to have a basic understanding of me I’ll explain to you a little about myself. I’m a kid entering adulthood, currently doing my post-secondary education, with an admiration for basketball, music, computing, and forms of art; with plenty more to experience in my young life, I’ve noticed that writing is a form of expression forgotten by many so I decided to use it as a way of expressing topics that intrigue my mind. So read and if you like please share with your friends and family. Thank You!

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  • Writer
    Janani Shanmuganathan

    Janani Shanmuganathan

    Janani Shanmuganathan is a criminal defence lawyer with Derstine Penman, Criminal Lawyers in Toronto. She grew up reading crime fiction and naturally went on to study Criminology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Janani has a keen interest in appellate advocacy and is pursuing her passion upholding the rights of those charged with criminal offences.

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  • Writer
    Julia Arasaratnam

    Julia Arasaratnam

    M.A., OACCPP; Mental Health and Addictions Counselor committed to promoting wellness. She considers herself as a curious explorer with a passion for learning, creativity, and celebrating diversity. Through her work, writing, and personal interactions, she hopes to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

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    Mango

    Mango

    Ambitious & motivated .. always dabbling in something. From being a science geek one day and a sprinter the next, I'm still finding myself. I write short stories, poetry, other rhyme and personal reflections on my blog which can be found at The Silent Mind

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    Maria Arasaratnam

    Maria Arasaratnam

    Health Professional with a thirst for research, travel, culture, and experiences.

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    Parthiban Manoharan

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    Piraveen Sivagnanam

    Piraveen Sivagnanam

    Piraveen is a father, husband, artist, neuroscience graduate, designer, entrepreneur @ www.aablossoms.com, and bodybuilder. His two best friends are Milo & Comet. He is currently preparing to participate in the upcoming WBFF World bodybuilding and fitness competition.

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    Saran Siva

    Saran Siva

    Born in Jaffna and raised in Toronto, Saran has a passion for continuous learning, music, health, and loves exploring.

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  • Writer
    Shiromi

    Shiromi

    Shiromi is a teacher, an amateur photographer, a mad scientist in the kitchen, and a lover of cinema.

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    Sriram Pakeerathan

    Born and raised in Norway, Sriram has since moved to Canada with his family. Currently enrolled at Wilfrid Laurier's Political Science honors program, Sriram's work revolve primarily around Global Governance, International Political Economy, as well as Comparative Political Theory.

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    Vinoth Kumar

    Vinoth is a freelance writer who occasionally writes for freelance magazines.

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Contributors

  • Contributor
    Abi Shakthivel

    Abi Shakthivel

    Abi finished her B.Sc. degree at the University of Toronto and wants to pursue her MBA in the near future. She loves to know what people are passionate about and how they plan to go about achieving their dreams. Her personal inspirations are Steve Jobs and Robin Sharma.

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    Abinaa Mahesan

    Abinaa Mahesan

    22 year old girl living a busy but crazy life in Toronto. Blogger at www.trendtoronto.blogspot.com. Fashion is my love and I enjoy exploring new trends and styles. I am an aspiring business woman and I do love to continuously seek out new opportunities. Writing is my escape from the real world into my own.

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    Abinaya Kunarathnam

    Abinaya Kunarathnam

    ​From the Empire State of mind, where your PR/Business student meets fashion, Abinaya is your average university student who grasped her passion for fashion from her biggest supporter, her mother. Aside from fashion, beauty is another calling. She loves to experiment with colors and use natural beauty as a baseline to create exotic looks.

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    Abirami Reddy

    Abirami Reddy

    1. Soak Basmati rice in water for 10 to 15 minutes 2. In a heavy based pan, add oil and sauté the chicken with- cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, followed by garlic and onion. 3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook till the raw smell is gone. 4. Add the tomatoes followed by chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and turmeric. 5. Reduce heat, add curd and cook till half done. Let the chicken simmer. 6. Gradually incorporate the rice into the chicken masala. 7. Cover the lid and let the rice and chicken cook together for additional 10-15 minutes on medium heat. That's the 7 step recipe for my favorite chicken dum briyani. Why am I putting this up in my bio? Because, nothing else matters to me in this world when I hold a plate of yummy chicken briyani in my hands. Now, that's ME!!!

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  • Contributor
    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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    Allan Rajadurai

    Allan Rajadurai

    Allan has never had dreams of becoming a writer. In fact, he has always wanted to coach a team of racing turtles. His dreams were ruined when he found out that job did not exist. So he's here instead.

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    Amarnath Amarasingam

    Amarnath Amarasingam

    Amarnath Amarasingam is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and also teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Pain, Pride, and Politics: Sri Lankan Tamil Activism in Canada (under contract with The University of Georgia Press). His research interests are in diaspora politics, post-war reconstruction, social movements, radicalization and terrorism, media studies, and the sociology of religion. He is the editor of The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News (2011) and Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal (2010). He has also published articles in Studies in Religion, the Journal of Contemporary Religion, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Muslim Minority Affairs, the Journal of Religion and Film, and Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. He has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences, and has contributed to The Daily Beast, The Toronto Star, Groundviews, The Province (Vancouver), The Huffington Post and The Washington Post’s On Faith blog. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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  • Contributor
    Andre Thillai

    Andre Thillai

    Andre Thillai is a lawyer, creator and start-up enthusiast. He is also the founder of We Are Not Models, a blog that encourages style, creativity and confidence in a world that tells him his desires are out of reach. We are not Models focuses on tackling the issues of diversity and representation in fashion media. Join him as he documents his inspirations, travels and professional evolution in the legal, entertainment and fashion industries.

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  • Contributor
    Anjali Joshi

    Anjali Joshi

    Anjali Joshi is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom who loves writing about her adventures of mommyhood; from tales of terror to lessons of love, she shares the not-so mundane musings of just another stay-at-home mom. What started out as a fun pass time has blossomed into so much more. Now, she is the Education Editor and a parenting contributor at Masalamommas. She also writes for Huffington Post, Bay Area Parent, and blogs at The Adventures of a New Mom.

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  • Contributor
    Anushiya Jeyalinkam

    Anushiya Jeyalinkam

    Anushiya is a mother of three living in Toronto who has recently returned to her career path after being a stay-at-home-mom for a few years. As she is transitioning back into the wonderland of chaos all full-time working mothers juggle, she enjoys writing about cultural and social issues focusing on parenting dilemmas as she is one of the trio of Mommy Culture. In doing so, she is pleased to collaborate with other remarkable mediums such as Tamil Culture.

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    Aria Srinivasan

    Aria Srinivasan

    Financial analyst trying to use her know-how to make the world a slightly better place. Travel addict and beauty not-so-guru.

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  • Contributor
    Athavan Anpalagan

    Athavan Anpalagan

    Athavan is a fourth year student at the University of Waterloo who has an immense love for the arts especially dance, photography/film, and music. He is commonly known by his stage name, WessTigga, and is quite active in the community. While cultivating his passions, Athavan also continues to embark on public speaking and creative writing opportunities.

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    Claudia Ehamparam

    Claudia Ehamparam

    She is not interested in "me-time" and is most content when in the presence of her family or friends where they could share in her love of eating, dancing to soca/reggae music, watching basketball, or traveling.

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  • Contributor
    Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

    Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

    Born in Madras (Chennai) to a multicultural Indian family; one grandparent each of Tamil, Malayali, Telugu-Brahmin, and Rajput-Bondili. Spent the first decade of his life in India, then moved to Brunei Darussalam before finally arriving in Canada at age 18 for university, and (perhaps a bit crazily) deciding to stay. Love literature, jazz and blues, basketball, tennis, rugby and photography. Makes his home in Ottawa.

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    Dr. Ranjit Singarayer

    Dr. Ranjit Singarayer

    Dr. Ranjit Singarayer is currently an Internal Medicine resident physician at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. After completing his medical school in England, Ranjit returned home to Canada in hopes of witnessing the Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup (seriously)! He intends on pursuing a career in Endocrinology and is eager to educate the Tamil population about common diseases that are easily preventable.

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  • Contributor
    Dushahi Sribavan Law

    Dushahi Sribavan Law

    Dushahi Sribavan completed her law degrees (LL.L. and J.D.) at the University of Ottawa. She currently runs her own practice in Toronto, Ontario. Her main areas of practice are in Immigration, Criminal, and Wills and Estates. It is through her practice that she advocates for human rights and representing the unheard voices.

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    Edward Philip

    Edward Philip

    Edward graduated from Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and is currently a consultant at a Healthcare Technology Consulting Firm in Toronto. But when he's not working for his Day Job, or trying to get his start-up off the ground, you'll probably find him jamming out on his violin somewhere. Music & Technology. That basically sums him up.

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    Gayathri Ganesan

    Gayathri Ganesan

    A student from the University of Waterloo, whose dream is to spend every summer in the deserts excavating archaeological sites. She's always looking forward to put her views down in words, but never thought of publishing until now.

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    Gayethiry S.

    Gayethiry S.

    To discover an individual it takes great patience. To understand me as an individual just imagine my voice through my writing. . I write to relieve my thoughts , and to gain a better understand of you. The individual mind will always grow that way. :) Like any other person , i come with a vast history of stories , but to keep it short i'm a undergrad student currently pursing law and society. With this my greatest ambition is to work for the Human Rights Commission one day. Justice will always prevail.

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    Inthu Ravindraraj

    Inthu Ravindraraj

    Born and raised in Toronto with a passion for writing and dancing.

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    Jeavana Sritharan

    Jeavana Sritharan

    Jeavana is a PhD Student in Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are occupational and environmental exposures, cancer risks, and community/population health. She also writes monthly for the Monsoon Journal on various emerging health topics.

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    Kaavia

    Kaavia

    Kaavia is a senior at the University of Waterloo, where she's studying Science and Business .She's really bad at singing, resisting chocolate temptations, controlling her love for her puppy, instagramming and hiding her feelings. You can email her at [email protected] Follow her on twitter and Instagram @kaaviak.

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    Kagindra

    Kagindra

    Finance professional with an interest in photography and travel. Covers the photography of various TC sponsered events.

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    Kavitha Aryharan

    Kavitha Aryharan

    Kavitha grew up in Scarborough and currently works at Staples Advantage Canada in Marketing. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce and her Fashion Styling and Coordination Certificate from Ryerson University and has taken design and project management courses at Seneca College. In addition, Kavitha is part of Sequence Media, where her role is to work with brides on their wedding planning as well as business clients on their marketing needs. In her spare time, Kavitha enjoys playing both volleyball, boxing and listening to music.

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  • Contributor

    Kayfabe

    Late 20s, Sri Lankan Tamil working in sales for a top Canadian company and aspiring sports entertainer!

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    Kim Chang

    Kim Chang

    Kim is a true foodie at heart. She enjoys trying new restaurants, cuisines and foods, and documenting her food adventures on her blog. Her friends have told her how conversations with her often gravitate towards food and how she has really opened their eyes on what Toronto's culinary scene has to offer. While Kim enjoys all kinds of foods to their fullest, she also tries to be health-conscious. She studied Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and tries to incorporate the knowledge she acquired from this program into helping her make sound food choices.

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    Krishanthe Keerthikumar

    Krishanthe Keerthikumar

    Birmingham City University Student who believes retail therapy is the only therapy you need. Small time beauty blogger, big time dreamer who one day hopes to take the world of beauty by storm.

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    Kumaran Nadesan

    Kumaran Nadesan

    Much like many other Canadians of Sri Lankan Tamil origin, Kumaran is a third culture kid who grew up in several places, belonging everywhere and belonging nowhere. Nevertheless, he feels blessed to have finally found a home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which, despite its flaws, still manages to hum a beautiful tune of peoples, accents, and cultures even in the midst of polar vortexes.

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    Little Black Sari

    Little Black Sari

    The Little Black Sari blog is a community catered to those who love the style and versatility of the simple strip of cloth - the sari (aka saree). Just as Coco Chanel & Givenchy made the little black dress a staple in every women’s closet, we envision a world where this holds true for the sari, whether you are South Asian or not!

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    Mahinthan Thaya

    Mahinthan Thaya

    As a UofT (St. George) graduate of Health Sciences and English, I am highly interested in writing on Health topics -- which may inevitably veer into the realm of society, culture, and relationships! Poetry and fiction (short story) are other interests of mine. I am also published in the Journal Of Neurotrauma. Creativity and humour are used in my writing to entertain and engage the audience without compromising the facts of the subject.

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    Manga

    Manga

    London based wedding/events planner, who loves travelling, socialising and appreciates a good cocktail. Check out her work at Cachet Events.

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    Mathusha S.

    Social Media for Roots of Diaspora (RoD). RoD is a collection of real life stories of flight and migration of Tamils from Sri Lanka. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @RootsOfDiaspora.

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    Mayuran Surendran

    Mayuran Surendran

    Just a guy blessed/cursed with way too much curiosity. Having gone through numerous reincarnations in a single lifetime, I decided to switch off the philosophical part of my brain. The result was a stagnated individual that only cared about ROI, perfection and academics. In the pursuit of those things, my humanity, soul and weaknesses were traded away for more power. But to become an Übermensch requires too high a price, one's ethics. Right now I am busy earning back the things I sold much too cheaply.

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    Meena Serendib

    Meena Serendib

    Meena Serendib is a former Hollywood starlet who currently works as the Crisis Services Coordinator for her local rape crisis center. Meaning she works long hours for non-profit pay and still shops at the 99 Cent Store. She aspires to be like Andre Agassi: ever open to learning, growing, and creating more than what she first set out to do.

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    Meera Navaratnam

    Meera Navaratnam

    A 20-year old student at the University of Guelph just trying to find her way through society like everyone else. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences with a minor in Zoology and hopes to use it towards a career in Conservation Medicine. Aside from animals and global issues, Meera's interests include mental health and its growing prevalence in the Tamil community. She wishes to advocate the education of these issues by writing about her own experiences and hopes to reach out to those in need of support.

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    Mira Ragunathan

    Mira Ragunathan

    Having graduated in sociology recently, Mira has left academia to work for a German NGO in the field of anti-discrimination. She has studied in Bielefeld (Germany) and London (UK) to engage with post-colonial theory and feminism. Mira's writing is themed with Karl Marx' famous quote: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways, the point however is to change it" (Marx, 1845)

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    Navi Kanagalingam

    Navi Kanagalingam

    Navi Kanagalingam is no stranger to Toronto’s real estate markets. Growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, Navi always knew that he wanted to own various properties. At the age of 23, he began to make that dream a reality when he purchased his first property. He has since invested in numerous estates yearly. Graduating with a B.Comm degree in Information Technology with a minor in eBusiness from Ryerson University, Navi has over 5 years of real estate experience and 10 years of customer service experience, having worked as a Project Manager at Rogers Wireless Corporate Head Office in Toronto, Ontario.

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    Nelson Sivalingam

    Nelson Sivalingam

    One day i’ll make a film about all of this but until then…entrepreneur, filmmaker and annoyingly curious kid. Founder and CEO of One Minute London.

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    Niveda Anandan

    Niveda Anandan

    Niveda Anandan is in her final year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology, English literature, and Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is a writer at Tamil Feminist and is passionate about issues pertaining to gender inequality. You can follow other articles with related themes at http://kumukam.com/tamilfeminist/.

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    Praveen Suresh

    Praveen Suresh

    Born and raised in Bangalore,India, Praveen holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing Master's in Engineering Management. Praveen is also an avid Debater, Blogger and Emcee.

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    Praveena Puveendiran

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    Ron

    Ron

    Living in a truly international city called Toronto. My interests are mostly economics, investment, the world and its people. In my spare time, I read, think, travel and workout.

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    Roshani Rajah

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    Rosshanee

    Rosshanee

    A full-time student enslaved at the University of Waterloo, trying to find ways to liberate my mind from the institutional drones. A thrift shopper, a bargain hunter, and a hauler. A street-style kinda girl. I love dogs more than humans. And I'm fluent in three languages: English, sarcasm, and profanity.

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    Roy Ratnavel

    Roy Ratnavel

    Roy is an analog character in a digital world. Addicted to caffeine, cat videos and excellent at parallel parking. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.

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    S. Sundaralingam

    S. Sundaralingam

    S. Sundaralingam was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Canada in 1988 with his family. He has a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and currently lives in San Jose, California.

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    Sajanika Sivanu

    Sajanika Sivanu

    Sajanika is a second year university student in International Development and Public Policy. Apart from dabbling in politics and immigration debates, she likes long walks to the refrigerator and, of course, fuzzy socks.

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    Sajepan Srikrishnarajah

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    Sangeethaa Siva

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    Saumea Thayalan

    Saumea Thayalan

    Saumea is one of the trio behind Mommy Culture, a blog about motherhood, parenting and lifestyle matters. She works full-time and enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and daughter. Saumea is also a self-professed DIYer who loves to reuse and repurpose things in creative ways. In between diaper changes, and running after her little one, you will find her doing yoga and scouring the bargain shops around town. Saumea hopes to share her knowledge and experience as a new mother, and engage with other moms through the blog she runs with two of her close friends.

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    Sean Smithson

    Sean Smithson

    Former tax professional turned humorist. Author of the largely unheard of 'How to Lose a Girl in 10 Ways - Words from a wonderfully woeful womaniser'. Currently at home waiting for the royalty cheques... I've been sitting here a while. SeanSmithson.com

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    shaggyy

    shaggyy

    In east Toronto, born and raised, the school ground is where she spent most of her days. Mathin' n' sciencin' n' relaxin' all cool and playing some handball outside of the school, when a couple of authors showed her some good, started making her write in her neighbourhood. She wrote one little article and her bro just stared. He said ''You're writin' for TC so you can bring in some flair...

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    Shaini Saravanamuthu

    Shaini Saravanamuthu

    Born and raised in Montreal, Accountant in the day and a Sephora girl by night. Love learning new things and trying new projects, which have lead me to several great opportunities and great friendships! & I hope that my story inspires others and helps others who may be going through a similar situation as me. & Always remember, Live. Laugh. Love & Learn <3

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    Shanelle Kandiah

    Shanelle Kandiah

    A graduate from the University of Toronto, Shanelle recently completed her Master's in Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University where she wrote her Master's Research Project on the state of Sri Lanka's democracy. Born to a Sri Lankan Tamil father and a Filipino mother, Shanelle has always been eager to learn more about her cultures and to find opportunities that will allow her to give back to her community.

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    Sharan R

    Sharan R

    Now, this is a story all about how, mylife got flipped-turned upside down,And I'd like to take a minute, Just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town.....cough cough...ok guys who didn't like that intro, Will smith beat me to the punch. I finished my studies at McGill Mining/Civil Engineering with a minor finance. I am financial advisor/ Business consultant / a entrepreneur and part time tutor ( I know I am a workaholic). I always love to write but never mustered up the courage till now. I love to look at the different perspective of life and bring about innovative ways to explain it through writing. The MTL city has groomed me to write my story of life and je ne sais pas quoi effect. But the audience will always be my joy and inspiration to write. If ever you want to leave your thoughts, opinions comments or questions. Please leave your messages on my Facebook link and until then keep smiling with those 32 teeth.

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    Sharon Muthu

    Sharon Muthu

    Sharon Muthu is a professional Actress, Voiceover Artist, and Singer, who is currently based out of Los Angeles, CA, after many successful years in the Chicago Theatre world . Her acting resume includes Television Guest Star appearances on shows such as Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Outsourced, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and even a recent episode on ABC’s newest hit comedy, Black-ish. Sharon is also a professional Singer and trained Bharatanatyam Dancer. She hopes that her life and career will serve as an inspiration to others. She is grateful to God and to her family for helping to make her into the person and artist that she is today.

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    Shen Vijayananthan

    Shen Vijayananthan

    Shen is part of The Real Estate Men - a two-man team of residential real estate agents specializing in serving the millennial home buyer including newlyweds and young professionals. Combining industry experience with marketing finesse, they are committed to providing successful real estate transactions for clients. http://www.facebook.com/TheRealEstateMen‎

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    Shifana

    Shifana

    Born in Pattukottai, Tamil Nadu she came to Canada with her family when she was 8. Studied chemical engineering but somehow life put her in the IT sector, as they say, 'when life gives you lemonade, throw lemons at it!'. She is often (too often) asked the question: 'How can you speak Tamil but not be a Tamil?' Well, life is full of mysteries...

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    Shika

    Shika

    Doesn't it amaze you how Nutella makes everything 1000x better? Everyone should just have a spoonful every morning and the world would be a much happier place. I love sunshine and sunflowers. I'm always dreaming of all the places I haven't traveled to yet. I like dressing up just to go to the grocery store. My favourite thing to do is curl up with a new book, a cup of tea, and a jar of Nutella.

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    shivusri

    Blogger from London with a massive beauty and fashion addict. Co Founder of FB Page: Caramel Beauty Counter. Running my own retail store. Love travelling and engaging with friends and family. Most importantly...Nr.1 fan of Power Star!!!!

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    Shobana Murugiah

    Shobana Murugiah

    Shobana is a psychology major from Malaysia who has an unshakable belief that the world should be seen through a harmonious filter. She plans to further her studies in clinical psychology focusing on adolescents who are undergoing depression and are having low self-esteem. Passionate about music, people, art and promoting mental health, she's friendly in nature and is always looking forward to meeting new people.

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    Shovan

    Shovan

    A digital media enthusiast based out of London, UK, he loves to support Tamil diaspora talent around the world.

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    Sinthujan Varatharajah

    Sinthujan Varatharajah

    Born and raised in Germany, Sinthujan is the London-based founder of Roots of Diaspora. He is a writer,and an aspiring poet and photographer. Besides a passion for interrogating the present via the past, Sinthujan is interested in critical race and postcolonial theory, migration and diaspora studies as well as Arabic, Farsi and Japanese culture and language. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Geography.

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    Sivakami Siva

    Sivakami Siva

    I dabble in a little bit of everything and if I don't have an opinion on something, give me a read about it and I'll get back to you in the morning.

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    Sreenivasan Iyer

    Sreenivasan Iyer

    Sreenivasan is a 26-year old from Mumbai. When not glued to cricket, he watches cinema, kills time on Twitter, pretends to brood on life, and cracks stolen jokes. "Life is a Test match. Play it one ball at a time."

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    Straight Up

    Straight Up

    Do you have a question for our advice columnist? Send your questions to [email protected] Check us out to see if your question was answered! Please note this is not a professional help column but for those seeking an objective perspective.

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    Subashini Jeyaratnam

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    Sudan Ponnuchamy

    Sudan Ponnuchamy

    Sudan is an IT professional who was born in Jaffna and grew up in different parts of Toronto. Well versed in both Hollywood and Kollywood movies, Sudan likes offering his opinion on various different topics with a Canadian Tamil view.

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    Sujantha Nathan

    Sujantha Nathan

    Sujantha is a foodie, an avid traveler and a student of humankind. Who is from Toronto and currently resides in Vancouver.

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    Tamil Health Association

    Tamil Health Association is dedicated to supporting the Tamil population by bridging the gap between health service providers and the community through research and health promotion. We've got a list of great ideas and programs for the community, but we realize there are some first steps we must take. Three areas we will focus on (1) getting the numbers, (2) building an information hub, and (3) community empowerment.

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    TCgiftoflife

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    Thangachi

    Thangachi

    Keerthana Raveendran, known by her flock as Thangachi, is an aspiring author whose motivation to write usually kicks in when she’s supposed to be occupied elsewhere. She is an avid procrastinator who sees potential novel ideas as movies in her head. Maybe one of these days they’ll make it onto the page. Thangachi is currently a Masters student studying English at York University.

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    Tharisi Wije

    Tharisi Wije

    Tharisi holds a degree in Biology and Psychology and has worked in industries from financial crimes, wealth management, and IT staffing. In her free time she loves the pursuit of creative endeavors and writing about her experiences.

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    The Alternative

    The Alternative

    The Alternative is an online platform that seeks to inspire sustainable ways of everyday living and chronicle and support social development in India.

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    Theepan Balasubramaniam

    Theepan Balasubramaniam

    Theepan is a passionate real estate professional with a vision to empower people with the information needed to buy and sell homes with confidence. The promise: To ease the process, give clients proper guidance, and create a memorable experience. His strength revolves around executing a customized plan of action that works for you. Above all, creating an enhanced experience throughout the journey!

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    Thevaki

    Thevaki

    People often hide their plates when they hear what I do for a living...are you ready? Yes, I'm a Registered Dietitian! This is NOT the equivalent of the food police, quite the opposite actually. RD's are licensed food and nutrition experts who work in a variety of industries. My journey to becoming a dietitian is fueled by my passion for food; eating well to live well. I'm a firm believer in great tasting food, and with a little thought and creativity you can have the best of both worlds, great food and optimal health. I hope to share with you my adventures in the kitchen, cool food tips and anything else food related worthy of sharing!

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    Vaitheki Tharmaratnam

    Vaitheki Tharmaratnam

    Vaitheki was born in Zambia and has travelled to various countries throughout her life (Nigeria, Portugal, UK, Amsterdam, etc). She is a Management Consulting professional in Toronto, an up-and-coming musician (pianist), professional photographer, and an avid volunteer. "Music is my religion" -Jimi Hendrix-

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    Vanaja T.

    Vanaja T.

    Loves seeing the world and experiencing everything it has to offer!

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    Vasugi Kailasam

    Vasugi Kailasam

    Vasugi Kailasam is a final year PhD student at the Department of English Literature at National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research looks at Sri Lankan English and Tamil literature written in the time period between 2000 – 2009. Under the NUS Tamil Language Society, she was the vice chairperson of the inaugural World Tamil University Youth Conference ( WTUYC 2012). From September 2013, Vasugi has been a part of a educational venture called “Critique”. Critique is a Singapore based education services company that crafts and conducts workshops that aim to discuss the evolving identity issues of Tamil-speaking youth. At the heart of its mission is promoting critical thinking and encouraging inclusive conversations that pique the interest in analyzing contemporary Tamil identity.

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    Vaveena Somas

    Vaveena Somas

    Vaveena Somaskantharajah is an established dancer, performer and choreographer in Toronto. She started learning Bharathanatyam from a very young age, and completed her arangetram in 2004. She then went on to obtain a minor in dance from York University. Today, she has her own dance school, through which she teaches various forms of dance in the GTA. She also works as a dance choreographer and creative director for concept and music videos in collaboration with main stream artists in the Tamil Community. Vaveena defines her life through her art, and is a strong believer in the therapeutic quality of creative expression.

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    Venusha Kalatharan

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    Vith

    Vith

    Aspiring young professional.

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    Vithya

    Vithya

    Vithya is a London based Hair and Make Up artist who specialises in Asian Bridal Hair and Make Up, and dressing. She qualified at the London College of Fashion, has worked for M.A.C Cosmetics for almost three years, and is now self employed.

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    ♡ s i n t h u

    ♡ s i n t h u

    I am a Finance student completing my last years in University. On my spare time, I love reading, drawing and jotting down random thoughts in my diary. It has been a secretive way for me to express myself and organize my emotions. Although I am not an English major, one of the best things about writing is being able to write out opinions and knowing you can't be wrong. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I just finally chose to share mine.

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