Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, BEH YUEN HUI and R. ARAVINTHAN
THREE siblings, including a pair of twins, have completed their bharathanatyam aranggetram (first performance) together, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Twin sisters M. Swarnananthini and M. Hemananthini, along with their brother M. Mohanakumaran, had trained under Satyayoga Samathanam at the Natya Kala Mandir in Ipoh.
Satya, who spoke at the performance, said Indian youth, especially boys, should be encouraged to take up the art form.
> Veteran local Tamil writer Aadhi Letchumi’s latest novel Vidiyum Pozhuthil (At The Drop Of Dawn) was launched in Seremban, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The book focused on the sacrifices of the Indian community when they worked in the plantations.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.