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Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."
Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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Tamils - a Nation without a State

United States of America - ஐக்கிய அமெரிக்க நாடுகள்
- an estimated 35,000 Tamils live in the USA -


The Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America, Inc. (FeTNA)  
21st Annual Tamil Convention  July 4 to July 5, 2008
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando, Florida, USA

Thamizh Vizha 2008


கலைமாமணி, "திருநங்கை. நர்த்தகி நடராஜ்" வழங்கும் "சிலம்பும் தமிழும்" - சிறப்பு நாட்டிய நிகழ்ச்சி Ms Narthaki was born in to the third gender, in Madurai, one of the oldest cities of Tamil civilization. Unfortunately modern society did not appreciate her unique God given identity. She was subject to Social isolation, ridicule and poverty. However her determination and passion for dance brought her to Mr K.P. Kittappa Pillai of Tanjore, who agreed to take her in as a full time residential student.

Mr Kittappa Pillai was a great master and an authentic source of 'Tanjore Nayaki Bhava tradition'. He was a direct descendant of"Tanjore Quartet Brothers" - renowned musicians and dance masters who lived in the 17th century. Mr Kittappa Pillai was a treasure house of knowledge and experience preserved and passed down by his ancestors over 6 generations.

Ms Narthaki stayed with him for 15 years(till he died in 1999),learnt everything she could and practiced rigorously under his supervision. She also worked as his assistant in the Tanjore Tamil University.

The Tanjore Style that Ms Narthaki excelled in, is not only unique and rare,but is also difficult and demanding. To support her in her research and teaching,she was bestowed with a fellowship from the Sangeet Natak Akademi - Govt of India. She has also been placed at "Top Grade" status by an independent National level jury, a rare milestone only a handful have achieved.Ms Narthaki has won many awards and performed in prestigious organizations and festivals. She will be visiting USA for the 3rd consecutive year in 2006 and is in the process of finalizing her tour plans for UK and Europe.

"கலைமாமணி" சுதா ரகுநாதன் 'Sudha Raghunathan is a singer in the Carnatic musical tradition of southern India. Sudha was initially trained by her mother Smt. Choodamani since the age of nine. She continued training under Sri. B.V. Lakshmanan. Even as a student, Smt.Sudha Raghunathan received the Central Government Scholarship for Young Artistes for advanced training in Carnatic Music. Sudha came under the tutelage of the illustrious Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Dr. M.L Vasantha Kumari in 1977, who encouraged Sudha to pursue music as a career. Sudha is one of Dr. M. L. Vasanthakumari's prominent successors.

டாக்டர் இறையன்பு I.A.S., சுற்றுலாத் துறை செயலர், தமிழ் நாடு அரச

"மௌனம் பேசியதே" திரைப்பட புகழ் நடிகர் நந்தா Nantha is a film actor in the Tamil film industry.

Seeman"புரட்சி இயக்குநர்" சீமான் Seeman is a Tamil film director who has worked in both the major South Indian industries, known as Kollywood and Tollywood. His first film Thambi became a success and he is currently in the production of his two other films. 
தமிழ் அன்னை என் தாய்...

Wakeup call for Tamilians

பேராசிரியர் சுப. வீரபாண்டியன் -

"தாய் மொழியைப் போற்றி வீழ்ந்த நாடும் இல்லை. தாய் மொழியைப் புறக்கணித்து வாழ்ந்த நாடும் இல்லை"...

"There is no nation which has praised its mother tongue and fallen. There is no nation which has turned away from its mother tongue and lived."

"மக்கள் இயக்குநர்" தங்கர் பச்சான் Thangar Bachchan is a film director from India. His movies reflect the Tamil villages after Bharathiraja.

He directed or participated in the following movies:  Solla Marantha Kathai (Dierctor Cheran debuted as hero in this movie) Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy (Thangar himself acted as hero) Thendral (lead actor - Parthiban) Azhaghi (First movie as a director) Pallikoodam (Thangar acted - other heroes being Naren and director Seeman) Onbathu Roopa Nottu (Sathyaraj and Archana)

Dr. ந. சேதுராமன் 


சன் டிவி ஈரோடு மகேஷ்

G. விஸ்வநாதன், Founder & Chancellor, VIT University


இசை அறிஞர் மம்மது அவர்களின் பழந்தமிழர் இசை விளக்க நிகழ்ச்சி "  தமிழிசை ஆய்வறிஞர் நா. மம்மது - ஒரு நேர்காணல்"  His website is http://www.tamilinnisai.org/

திரைப்படப் பாடகர்கள் கிரிஷ் & சின்மயி ஆகியோருடன் இணைந்து ஐங்கரன் & அனிதா குழுவினரின் மாபெரும் திரை இசை கொண்டாட்டம்

Dr. C. Subramaniam, Vice Chancellor, Tamil University, Thanjavur
Dr. P.R. Nakkeeran, Director, Tamil Virtual University, Chennai  www.tamilvu.org
Dr. R. Vijayalakshmi
தாயே! தமிழே! வருங்காலம் நின் காலம் - தலைமை: கோ. வேள்நம்பி

Kaviarangam coordinator: Jayakumar Muthazhagu, Bay Area Tamil Manram
Email: [email protected], Phone: (510) 396-1727

பட்டிமன்றம்: இனி தமிழ் வளர்வது: தாய் தமிழ் மண்ணிலா? வேற்று மண்ணிலா? - தலைமை: ஈரோடு மகேஷ்
Pattimanram coordinator: Peter Yeronimuse, Greater Washington Tamil Sangam Email: [email protected] Phone: (301) 573-8574

இலக்கியக் கருத்தரங்கம்: 20 ஆம் நுற்றாண்டில் இயல், இசை மற்றும் நாடக மறுமலர்ச்சி

யோகா: ஆழியாறு வேதாத்திரி மையத்தின் "வாழ்க வளமுடன்" சித்தர் யோகா பட்டறை (http://www.vethathiri.org/) Vethathiri Maharishi�s profound revelations enabled him to synthesize a complete science of living for the betterment of humanity through: Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY) meditation , Physical Exercises , Kaya Kalpa Yoga and Introspections. His writings add new dimensions to current philosophy, science and literature, and provide deep insights into how self, society and nature are interconnected. Vethathiri�s lifetime contributions are called Vethathiriyam, which literally translates as a roadmap to the mountain of knowledge. It is an emerging worldview for new millennium.

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