Bharat of Thee By Encore has started volunteering at Global Voices Online to cover Tamil blogs across India and Sri Lanka. In his introductory post he talks of the language, the people and blogs.
Spoken Tamil is very different compared to written tamil.“Madras baashai” is a very popular variant that has an ever growing vocabulary as it borrows words from English day after day after day. For example: “Peter” means a guy well versed in English and “Mary” is his female counterpart. Note that both “Peter” and “Mary” are Tamil words in this context.