S.P. Balasubramaniam performs in London: thanks all who offered condolences for the loss of his mother 

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Feb 11, 2019: Legendary singer S.P. Balasubramaniam thanked all those who offered condolence for the loss of his mother from around the world. Continue reading “S.P. Balasubramaniam performs in London: thanks all who offered condolences for the loss of his mother “

Malayalee girl Ashlyn makes entry to Miss England competition: Vote Now

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Jan 25: UK Malayalee Ashlyn Mathews, a self taught Bollywood dancer, has made it thorugh it the public vote round of Miss England competition. Continue reading “Malayalee girl Ashlyn makes entry to Miss England competition: Vote Now”

UK Malayalee’s 11 min read story needs your support to win competition

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Jan 25: UK based Malayalee Sreejith K’s story “The Mysterious Town” has been selected by Pratilipi (www.pratilipi.com), world’s largest online platform to read stories. Continue reading “UK Malayalee’s 11 min read story needs your support to win competition”

After Kiki Video On Train, Court Orders Mumbai YouTubers To Clean Station (Video)

MUMBAI Aug 10: A local court in Maharashtra’s Palghar district ordered three people to clean the Vasai railway station for three consecutive days for posting a video which showed them taking the “Kiki challenge” on a moving train. Continue reading “After Kiki Video On Train, Court Orders Mumbai YouTubers To Clean Station (Video)”

Liverpool Malayalee Association to celebrate Easter and Vishu on April 14

By A Staff Reporter

LIVERPOOL March 5: Liverpool Malayalee Association (LIMA) will celebrate Easter and Vishu on Saturday, April 14 from 5pm to midnight at the Whiston Town Hall in Liverpool.

The celebrations will see a host of cultural events to celebrate the two holy festivities.

For further details please contact 07859060320 or 07886247099

Sugathan Thekkepura to contest as Labour Councillor for East Ham Central

NEWHAM Feb 28: Noted social activist and community leader Sugathan Thekkepura has been selected by Labour Party members to contest as councillor for East Ham Central in the forthcoming local government elections to be held on May 3, 2018.

Sugathan replaces sitting Councillor Mukesh Patel to take up this position to contest under the banner of Labour Party.

Sugathan has been an active worker within Labour Party and has held several positions on a executive level. He has also been in the forefront in campaigning for London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Sugathan is at present Indian Workers Association’s national assistant secretary. IWA was formed by the migrants from India in early 1930s who fought against racial discrimination and for their working rights.

East Ham Central, which has a healthy Malayalaee population, means Malayalees will too play a part in the voting process at the local government elections.

Sugathan is from Vaikom in Kerala. He is married to Dhanya Sugathan, who works as Maths teacher in a school in Walthamstow, is from Vallikkavu in Kollam and has three children and the family are settled in East Ham.

Sugathan Thekkepura to contest as Labour Councillor for East Ham Central

NEWHAM Feb 28: Noted social activist and community leader Sugathan Thekkepura has been selected by Labour Party members to contest as councillor for East Ham Central in the forthcoming local government elections to be held on May 3, 2018.

Sugathan replaces sitting Councillor Mukesh Patel to take up this position to contest under the banner of Labour Party.

Sugathan has been an active worker within Labour Party and has held several positions on a executive level. He has also been in the forefront in campaigning for London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Sugathan is at present Indian Workers Association’s national assistant secretary. IWA was formed by the migrants from India in early 1930s who fought against racial discrimination and for their working rights.

East Ham Central, which has a healthy Malayalaee population, means Malayalees will too play a part in the voting process at the local government elections.

Sugathan is from Vaikom in Kerala. He is married to Dhanya Sugathan, who works as Maths teacher in a school in Walthamstow, is from Vallikkavu in Kollam and has three children and the family are settled in East Ham.

Sweet homecoming for BBC Masterchef contestant Suresh when he bids adieu to UK

By Balagopal
If you ask a migrant what would be his utmost desire he is sure to say that he would fulfil his desire for what he migrated and then would return back to his homeland. Many never make it back. Not because he didn’t achieve and fulfil his desires but he still endures his desire to ensure that his children and family never fall behind in their journey. He is happy to forgo his happiness just to see that no more in his life he sees his children go through what he had to endure. He waits around  even if his children didn’t want him to. Such is what life has taught him to be and it will never change for many of those early migrants.
 
Here we have a story of one of the rare and fortunate one to return home triumphantly. After having to fight back severe bad times he returns home without losing anything which he has built up in his life.
The final homecoming has come for Suresh with him being lured with minboggling offers from back in India which he couldnt turn down.  Suresh is now appointed as the Executive Chef of The Raviz Ashtamudi Kollam and Head of Indian Cuisine at The Leela Raviz Kovalam, The Raviz Kadav and The Raviz Calicut which he will be taking up in April 2018.
Before flying out to India Suresh will also be giving a lecture on Indian food at The Bahamas University. Suresh will thus become the first Indian chef to do a lecture on Indian food in The Bahamas University.
Suresh will also be giving a demo of Indian cuisine and will also be helping the university to organise a fundraising dinner which will be open to the public with a menu that Suresh provides.
Suresh Pillai had a very difficult childhood with his parents finding it difficult to make both ends meet. Suresh realised the shortcomings at home and he always yearned becoming a breadwinner for his home. It all started when he was studying for the pre-degree in Kollam when he thought he should earn while he studied so that he didn’t have to put on any further burden on his financially struggling parents.
He slowly trudged the streets of Kollam town gazing at the big shops and restaurants thinking how he will make his mark and finally one day ended up walking into a restaurant named Chef King, located in Bishop Jerome Nagar in Kollam. They could only offer him a job of a table attendant. Any job for him was a god gift those days and he embraced them with both arms. He slowly started to help out the cook at this restaurant. His culinary skills got noticed and Suresh realised that herein lies what god has gifted him to succeed in life.