Vocalists across the Palk Straits join for a duet

by Saba-Thambi A beautiful melodious song “Aval Oru Melliya Poonkaatru” rendered by two accomplished musicians is becoming popular among the You-tube viewers. Padmashree Hariharan of South India & Sarangan Sriranganathan of Sri Lanka have joined together to create a catchy melody which is luring the young and old music listeners and carnatic and fusion music …

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Thai Pongal ~ the charming festival of Thanksgiving

by K. Thirukumaran Tamil month of ‘Thai’, falling on January 14th or 15th is Pongal day, the Tamil Thanksgiving Day celebrating sun, rain, farm cattle and ushering in pureness and prosperity. The Sun Morning sun in Dayton , NJ Thai Pongal is celebrated on Jan 15th in 2012, according to the Tamil almanac. Thai harvest …

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‘Every town our home town’: History and heritage reside in California’s Japan Towns

‘History and heritage reside in California’s Japan Towns’, a pictorial by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai from PassionParade ~ nostalgically envisages – the images of very many different homes away from to be in the next several decades, of their own heritage, history of migration-immigration, communities and so forth around the globe; and how will they be told, seen?

There will be plenty to be said, but the browsing today of Japan Towns fittingly goes well with KaNiyan Puungunran’s poem – puRam 192, in the heart which was written crica 100 BCE, and has withstood the currents of time: