Mrs. Soundaranayaki Vairavan
She has a Bachelors in Arts Degree in History from Ethiraj College, Madras University, Diploma in Freelance Journalism from International Correspondence School, UK and Masters in Communication Management from University of South Australia.
She has worked as a part-time tutor with Communications and New Media Program,National University of Singapore. She has also worked part-time for the Singapore Tamil daily ‘Tamil Murasu’.
She writes both in Tamil and English. She has published more than hundred articles for various publications in India, Sinngapore, Malaysia. the USA. Srilanka and Congo, Africa like The Hindu English, The Hindu Tamil, Nanal, Nagarathar Malar, Namathu Nagara Malar, Aachi Vanthachu, Thisaigal, Dinamani Kadir, Singai Chudar, Tamil Murasu, The Serangoon Times, Kumudam publications, One India One People, IgoUgo, Daily Mirror and others.
Initiated and was the first editor of the magazine ‘Singai Nagarathar Malar’ in the year 2003 and for the years 2015 and 2019.
She has been the editor of the E-Magazine ‘Online Voice’ at https://singindvoice.com , since 2001. She has interviewed Dr Kalaingar Karunanidhi, Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr Chandhrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister of India, Mr Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Isha Foundations, Mr S R Nathan, Former President of Republic of Singapore, Ma Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, Mr S. Iswaran, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore, Mr Sam Pitroda, a policy maker and a visionary, Mr Sashi Tharoor, former Cabinet Minister of India and many others.
She has written five books in Tamil and three books in English.
- Singapore – Oru Mulumaiyana Parvai
- Tamil and Tamils in Singapore
- Pengale ungal mathipai uyarthikulungal
- Tamil Isai – oru Kannottam (with Mrs Gowri Gokul)
- Neengalum ezhuthalar aagalaam
- Nagarathars in Singapore (with Dr Sp. Thinnappan),
- Tamil Community and the Making of Modern Singapore (with Mr A P Raman)
- A Harvest of Inspiring Tales in English
As a member of Toast Masters Club, she has won the best speakers award, several times. She was in charge of conducting the monthly poetry session when in the EXCO of Singapore Tamil Writers Association.
Her speech during various occasions such as her book release ‘Singapore our mulumaiyana parvai’ and her video featuring during the 75th year celebrations of Tamil Murasu caught the attention of many.
She has delivered keynote addresses in many international conferences.
Singapore Tamil Writers Association
Madhavi Literary Society
Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)
LISHA Women’s Wing
Abdul Kalam Vision Society
Inter Religious Organisation
She has released five music albums ‘Vocal Songs Six’, ‘Tamils in Singapore’ and Tirukkural, the first ten couplets, Nanneri Thangam Paattu, Tiruviratai Manimalai. She has given more than 100 vocal performances in Singapore, Malaysia and India.
She is the founder of the organisation ‘Kalamanjari’ to promote Tamil Isai and is based in Singapore.