Vadi is at it again! His latest play, Shanmugam: The Keling Kia Trilogy Part 1, has stirred up a hornet’s nest among a part of the Tamil community in Singapore. A few have decided to take offence at the term ‘keling kia’ – a Hokkien term used to refer (derogatorily) to South Indian Tamils. Narayana Narayana has a nice piece that provides a bit of background to the names used to refer to different sections of Indians in Singapore. The New Paper also has a report on the controversy.