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Exam Info 2017

2017 Exam registration is now open. You can now apply online or send us the completed manual application form.

Anouncements!!

We have Moved

Please note we have moved to a new location. If you need any services please call 416-724-2466 or visit our office at: 1120 Tapscott Road, Unit 3, Scarborough, ON M1X 1E8.(Main Intersection is Tapscott Road/McNichol Road)

 
Exam Registration

2017 Exam registration is now open. You can now apply online or send us the completed manual application form. If you are a new student please click here to become a TIKM Student. If you have misplaced your user ID or password you can request by sending us an email.

 
Student ID Card

Starting Year 2007 all students will receive TIKM identity cards. To apply for the identity card please click here and download the application form.

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Music is the art of thinking with sounds

Music is the art of thinking with sounds -Jules Combarieu
I am very proud that my article and my photograph are going to appear in the Annual Festival Souvenir Magazine published by the Thamizh Isai Kala Manram of Ontario.

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Our Music tradition is rich; let’s not contain it

By Victor Karunairajan
The Sri Lankan Tamil community after centuries of self-imposed isolation has suddenly found itself amidst cultures considered in variance with its own. The traumatic process has been brought about largely by the painful political cir-cumstances in Sri Lanka.

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The Visions of Subramanya Bharathiar

The richness of the Tamil language is rooted in antiquity. Writers through history have used it to focus on the ethical and social philosophy of the people and such works as Arthisoodi. Tirukkural and Naladiar are good examples in this respect. There are also larger works, religious writings both prose and verse, commentaries and a vast amount of Sangam literature that are a testimony to the premium the Tamils placed on knowledge and high ethical and moral standards.

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The Story of Bharatanatyam

The Story of Bharatanatyam - By Kumar Punithavel
Like every other Tamil art and craft Bharatanatyam too has its own mythology. One such story goes as follows. Once the Gods and Goddesses pleaded Lord Brahma to create another Veda, as the four Veda’s in existence was hard to understand by the average masses. The new Veda should be simple, so that the common man could understand it.

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Dance, the Language of Eternity

Dance is the language of eternity and the primordial mode of communication of the human kind and the entire life forms on earth. Dance certainly developed from the concept of motion that sustains the universe and the founding belief of the ancients that an eternal power is lord over it. It is a continuous motion that conforms to a definite form.

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Gayathri Sankaran

Tamil triumphantly towers at Toronto concert
Courtesy: Tamil Times, United Kingdom
She was born blind, a handicap that confines a person in perpetual darkness. Many blind people accept this as an inevitable karmic consequence in this birth and opt to while away a lifetime in less human circumstances; in most cases they are helpless but worse, even shunned without helping hands and compassionate hearts.

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You and Me – Ourselves as One

Introduction: A new dawn peaks over yonder hills, the birds of the wilderness commence their dawn melodies and before soon those that enjoy human symbiosis would join them as well. The night had been cool, soothing and gentle and had given refreshing slumber to the folks of the village who toil hard during the day on their lands to eke out a living for their families and the community.

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Todays Highlights

Tamil triumphantly towers at Toronto concert
Courtesy: Tamil Times, United Kingdom
She was born blind, a handicap that confines a person in perpetual darkness. Many blind people accept this as an inevitable karmic consequence in this birth and opt to while away a lifetime in less human circumstances; in most cases they are helpless but worse, even shunned without helping hands and compassionate hearts.

Activities

  • Providing opportunities for young singers, musicians and dancers to stage their programs
  • Providing opportunities for Canadians to listen to professional artists from India and Sri Lanka
  • Conducting Karnatic music and barathanattyam dance examinations for students from grades one to seven