The Legend of Ponnivala put up a large booth at FeTNA 2014 and we had plenty of visitors! Families, kids and individuals of all ages kept us busy. Many participants expressed interest and visited us more than once. We were kept busy by grandmothers, parents, young adults and even kids. All wanted to learn more!
St. Louis, Missouri is famous as “America’s Gateway to the West” which is memorialized in a stunningly beautiful arch of immense proportions. It is so large that there is actually tramway hidden inside it that allows visitors to go to the very top. We took this tour and were thrilled with the lovely view of
The Ponnivala team was in St. Louis last week for FeTNA 2014. We enjoyed all the displays, cultural presentations, and even some fun workshops like Zoe Sherinian’s drumming workshop. Professor Zoe Sherinian (Ethnomusicology, University of Oklahoma) is a phenomenon all her own. She has specialized in the playing of the Tamil parai drum for many
On Monday, June 23, Parthi Kandavel’s grade three class from Sathya Sai School came out to Ponnivala headquarters for an all-day field trip. Despite the long drive (nearly two hours), the youngsters arrived full of energy and enthusiasm. The day started off with a meditation by the pond. During the afternoon, the class was divided,
The Sophia Hilton Foundation of Canada is very excited to announce that The Legend of Ponnivala will soon be on the air again, this time in Tamilnadu on the Thanthi TV network! This is a very exciting announcement, as we have been working hard to have the series come to televisions around the world, and
On Saturday, September 28, Dr. Brenda Beck was invited to give a short talk on the Ponnivala epic to the Tamil Literary Garden in Toronto. The event was very well-attended, and while Dr. Beck’s talk wasn’t the main feature this time, the reception was very warm. Several in attendance opted to purchase copies of the
The Legend of Ponnivala has teamed up with Digital Maxim to break new ground. Introducing their new interactive ebooks for iPad, the team hopes to create a new bar for interactivity in ebook design and implementation. Over the past year, Digital Maxim has been working on developing a proprietary software set that will enable future
As The Legend of Ponnivala opens, a group of aboriginal artisans and merchants controls a cluster of trade routes that pass through a marginal area known as Ponnivala. Soon a colonial power from the East sends in farmers to cut down the trees and begin tilling the rich local soil. Those farmers squabble amongst themselves
Friday and Saturday, July 5 & 6, The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto was the venue for FeTNA 2013. Hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress and presented in conjunction with ATN Canada, the event featured the best and brightest in Tamil talent and scholarship from across North America and around the world.