In Indian classical music, Tala (Hindi tāl, Sanskrit tāla), literally a "clap," is a rhythmical pattern which determines the rhythmical structure of a composition. It is similar to metre in Western music. Each composition is set to a tala, and as a composition is rendered by the main artist(s), the percussion artist(s) play the pattern repeatedly, marking time as well as enhancing the appeal of the performance.
Tala is a fictional supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared as an adversary of the Phantom Stranger, but has become better known for her appearances on Justice League Unlimited. Tala is the mistress of her own part of Hell.