World Last Week

Saturday 06th September

 A giant white rabbit by Dutch artist Florentijn drew more than one million visitors during an art exhibition held at Taoyuan Country in Taiwan. The rabbit made out of waterproof paper.

 NASA has successfully tested the most complex robot engine part ever designed by the agency and created by 3D printing in Marshall Space Flight Center located at Huntsville, Alabama showcasing latest technology.

 New York is the most populous city in USA. Scientists have developed an algorithm for taxi sharing that can potentially ease traffic congestion and cut pollution level.

 Markings dating back nearly 40,000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated. Conclusions were made after the discovery of engravings in Gorham cave.

Sunday 07th September

 A Dutch designer has come up with a unique remote controlled flying robotic bird which looks and fly’s very realistic. The project aims to create environment awareness and study bird problems.

 Barcelona based industrial design, Studio BAG Disseny has created rolling flowerpot. This unique flowerpot lets plants grow in a much better and healthier manner.

 Claudio Vieira, an accountant and public speaker from Monte Santo, Brazil has arthrogryposis, a condition that fuses joints. He was also born with his head upside down.

 Aliens are always important subjects for scientists and researchers. Anelia Loubser, a photographer in Cape Town in his latest art show depicts how aliens will look like.

Monday 08th September

 The White Temple of Buddha is found in Thailand. The temple was designed in 1997 by Chalermchai a Thai artist. The temple has even survived a destructive earthquake.

 Scientists have found out in a research that the best technique to prevent ageing is standing up. The research shows that person standing has shorter telomeres than that of a person who stands up.

 German photographer Herbrich has clicked 1,00,000 pictures of nothing but smoke in the air that look like different images. It took him three months just to get 20 pictures which are worth displaying.

 With a aim to discourage people from smoking and throwing cigarette butts in the streets, London City Corporation in association with Keep Britain Tidy installed giant cigarette butts all over London roads.

Tuesday 09th September

 The illuminated caves in the town of Waitomo in New Zealand, are a popular attraction since the year 1887. The glowing worms clustered inside makes the caves bright and beautiful.

 Many different kinds and types of dinosaurs walked on Earth. Researchers have found out that a dinosaur named Dreadnoughtus was the largest dinosaur which weighed about 65 tonnes.

 One Direction has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records 2015 after their three albums debut at the number one spot in the American chat toppers list.

 A new research study by Health experts in America shows that it’s possible to retrain the brain to be addicted to low calorie and eat healthy food. This method will reduce diseases.

Wednesday 10th September

 Eating in front of a television is bad for health. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states that watching action movies will make a person to gain weight.

 Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe on a mission to mine a celestial body. The probe is named Hayabusa-2.

 Social networks, including Facebook, increase the risk of being exposed to “offensive behaviours and hate speech”, which could have a harmful effect on users’ mental wellbeing, a new study has shown.

 MS Tûranor Planet Solar, is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. The ship powered exclusively by solar energy went on a voyage along the Venetian Lagoon in Venice.

Thursday 11th September

 Australian scientists baffled by finding that men are targeted in 84 per cent of all unprovoked shark attacks, and make up 89 per cent of all shark bite fatalities.

 The study by International Telecommunications states that Mobile phones will outnumber human population by the end of 2014, reaching a staggering 7.3 billion.

 A vaccine against dengue fever being developed by Sanofi proved effective in its clinical trial. This will help in the introduction of the world’s first inoculation against the disease.

 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is beginning to give a more definitive timeline for when she’ll decide whether to run for president. She has a “unique vantage point” on the presidency.

Friday 12th September
 Brussels celebrates the comic book festival annually. All the comic heroes from create a fantastic atmosphere to celebrate their great festival. There are also comics exhibitions and Balloon’s Day Parade.

 A massive 100 million-year-old ancient extinct volcano has been discovered lurking four kilometres underwater in one of the least explored areas of the Pacific Ocean

 Xenon gas, used in people for anesthesia, may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions linked to fear and anxiety, a new study suggests.

 A new study conducted at Zhejiang Institute of Archeology in China’s Zhejiang Province has suggested that peaches’ ancestry dates back to at least 7,500 years to the lower Yangtze River Valley in Southern China.


Striving towards the all-round development of her students

R.Hemamalani, Principal of Jaigopal Garodia Matric Higher Secondary School, 7th Street, SRP Colony, Chennai – 82
is an educationist, enthusiastically moving forward, ever striving towards the all-round development of her students. In recognition to this contribution, she was awarded Dr.S.Radhakrishnan Best Teacher Award by the Hon’ble Minister for School Education Thiru K.C.Veeramani, Government of Tamil Nadu for the year 2013-2014 on 5th September 2014. I am honoured to be selected for such a prestigious award,” said Mrs.R.Hemamalani, who has been associated with the school for the last 21 years. Smt.R.Hemamalani rose from a humble Biology teacher and after serving at various positions she was promoted as the Principal of the school.

Lady junction 1The students have performed exceedingly well under her expert guidance securing 100% results in the Board Examinations every year. She has the privilege of producing Chennai District First; Second and Third rank in the +2 Board Examination (Commerce Stream) and State III rank consecutively for the past 2 years in the SSLC Examination. Besides, she is a skilled administrator and an organizer. Her proficiency has helped her conduct various programmes based on Science, Space, Sports & Medicine thereby igniting the young minds to display their hidden talents. She has received “The Best Teacher” Awards from various organizations which has motivated her to go higher. Both as Principal and Biology teacher, her approach has always been child centered.

She keeps on endeavoring to provide a stress-free, holistic education by ensuring involvement of the students in sports and games. As Principal, she believes in empowering the students to be independent, kind, creative innovative and above all, to be of sound character. The Managing Trustee, Shri.Ashok Kediaji has congratulated and wished the Principal climb many more steps of glory. The Trustees, Shri.P.K.Somanathanji, Shri.Hitesh Kanodiaji and Shri.Era.Meiyappanji, The Principals of Sister Schools, Staff, Parents and Well-wishers feel extremely elated at her marvelous success and congratulated her and look forward to many more progressive years. May she be always blessed with good health, strength and prosperity. Jaigopal Garodia School office can be contacted on 25500552, 25500083.


Safety awareness programme conducted by TNEB

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), T Nagar Division organised a safety awareness programme for its employees and consumers at Bhuvaneswari Kalyana Mandapam, Dr Singaravelu Street, T Nagar The programme included demonstration of fire extinguishers, emergency handling techniques and preventive measures for the benefit of its employees working at various sections of the board such as Tenement, Saidapet, West Mambalam, Nandanam.  Apart from the employees, residents from T Nagar, Teynampet and West Mambalam took part in the programme.Live demonstration was held to save a life from incidents like electrical shock with few crucial first aid methods.

Also methods of handling safety equipment during fire were explained. The board issued hand bills at the venue to take precautionary steps like using three pins in the connection and wearing gloves while handling electrical equipment. Consumers present were also given answers for their various queries. Consumers were explained about methods to move safely from top floors of multi-storey buildings in case of fire incidents. Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has taken adequate measures to completed installing RMU (Ring Main Units) successfully. The RMUs will minimise tripping issues.


Workshop on Environment and Health

WorkshopChennai District Environmental Information Dissemination Centre(EIDC) an  initiative of the dept. of Environment, Govt of Tamil Nadu has conducted a oneday  workshop on  ” Environment & Health ” at  Bentinck Girls  Higher Secondary School,Vepery,  for 325 NGC / Eco club School Teacher Coordinators of Chennai district in association with Dr.Gupta’s Dental Speacialities Centre. Dr.H.Malleshappa IFS Director, DOE inaugurated the workshop and honoured the teachers who excel in their environmental activities in schools and created awareness among students in the  presence of G.Thangaraj Dist Coordinator, NGC and HM Mrs.N.Marian Usha  Rani.

G.Thangaraj stressed the role of teachers and students in conserving biodiversity and detailed the steps taken by the dept for the awareness programmes to avoid plastics.  J.Daniel Chellappa, Scientist BARC, Dr.M.S.Chandragupta and Scientific officers from Adyar Cancer Institute explained the food habits the ill effects of Tobacco products, energy in daily life etc.  Mrs. P.Kiruba NGC teacher proposed vote of thanks.


Reaching greater heights

Reaching great heightsLife Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is celebrating its 58th anniversary throughout the country. The LIC building at Mount Road was well decorated and illuminated to mark the occasion. LIC completed 58 years of its service to the nation on 1st September 2014. The anniversary Insurance week was observed from 1.9.2014 to 7.9.2014. On 1st of September 1956, The Life Insurance Corporation of India ( LIC ) embarked upon its momentous journey in true spirit of serving the people and nation as a whole. Since then, it has spearheaded the financial and infrastructure development of the nation. The performance of LIC has been exemplary and it has been growing from strength to strength. LIC Building is a 15-storied building at Mount Road, Chennai, India, serving as the southern regional headquarters of the Life Insurance Corporation of India. It is the first skyscraper built in Chennai and a famous landmark in the city. Moreover the 177 feet tall building was the tallest building in India when it was inaugurated in 1959.


35th Annual Day Celebration

Variety is the spice of life and school life without feasts and celebrations is charmless. SBOA School and Junior College celebrated its 35th Annual Day on 4th September 2014 at the school premises. The school wore a festive look with decorated arches and colourful flags adorning the pathways. The school band welcomed the Chief Guest and the Management. Mr. A. Krishnan, President, SBIOA Educational Trust, presided over the function.

35 annual dayIt was a proud moment when Principal Mrs. P.C. Selvarani, presented the annual report highlighting the long list of achievements of students in academics, sports and cultural events. The Chief Guest Dr. M. Rajendran, IAS, Director of Agriculture, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, spoke about the innovative farming methods used by farmers in Tamil Nadu in line with the central theme of the function “The International Year of Family Farming”. In his special address the Secretary &Correspondent Mr. D. Thomas Fraco Rajdendra Dev, envisaged a new world where SBOA students would take their country to greater heights. Mr. R. Balaji, associate Secretary and Mr. K. Bavanisankar, Treasurer, SBIOA Educational Trust, were the guests of honour. The cultural extravaganza held the audience spell bound.


Good artistic skills in line drawing and painting!!

Meet A.Munusamy. He had obtained Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Government College of Arts and Crafts in 1971-76. He did his Post Diploma in Paining (Recipient of Merit Scholarship from Victoria Technical Institute, Madras) from 1976 to 1977. A.Munusamy has participated in many group and one man art shows and exhibitions. He had participated in Government College of Arts and Crafts group show in 1971-77 and Alliance Franchises. He took part in group shows held at Madras Medical College in 1974and at Indian Institute of Technology in the year 1974.

Know yr neighbour 1He took part in group shows conducted by Max Muller Bhavan, Tamil Nadu Oviya Nunkalai Kuzhu, Mayura art gallery etc. A.Munuswmy participated in shows held at Doordarshan, South Indian Society of Painters, Udupi, Southern States Regional, Padappai and in Chennai Mahendra Pallavar Oviya Kuzhu. He had participated in group art events at Bangalore and Trichy. He took part and displayed his unique art works during group shows held at Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery and Parvathi Art Gallery. He has also attended art camps in Mysore and Karnataka. A.Munusamy did a one man show in 2013 March at Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery.The show was sponsored by Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkala Kuzhu Chennai.

He also did a one man show in November 2013 at G-Gallery Bangalore.It was sponsored by  Tamil Nadu Arts and Crafts Teachers Improvement Association. A.Munuswamy has won awards and honours. He secured the first prize , a cash award in the Eight All India Fine Arts held at Karnataka Chitrakala Prashant Bangalore. He won a cash award from the Association of Young Painters and Sculptor. He also received a souvenir award for Etching from Tamil Nadu Arts and Crafts Teachers Improvement Association, Kancheepuram. A.Munusamy is a member of Young Painters and Sculpturs Association, South Indian Society  of Painters, Tamil Nadu Arts and Crafts Improvement Association. He is the Vice President of Chennai Mahendhra Pallavar Oviyakalai Kuzhu and the Ex Deputy Director, WSC Chennai (Govt of India-Ministry of Textiles) DCH,New Delhi.

A exhibition of drawings and paintings by A.Munuswamy was inaugurated by Mr.M.Perumal, Joint Director, Art and Culture Department, Chennai in the presence of  Mr.Indran, Poet and Art Critic, Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation on 3rd September 2014 at Tamil Nadu Foundation Art Gallery located at No-27, Taylors Road,Kilpauk. The exhibition cum sale is on till 3rd October 2014 from 11am to 7pm. The show  is sponsored by Government of Tamil Nadu Art and Culture Department, Chennai.Mr.A.Munusamy resides at RV.Nagar, Anna Nagar East, Chennai -102. He can be contacted on 9940219012.


City Bee

Saliyar Monthly Meeting
The monthly meeting of Saliyar Mahajan Sangh Chennai Branch will be held on 28th September 2014 at 10.30 am at Door No-4, Tamil Nadu Housing Board Complex, Luz Corner, Mylapore, Chennai-4. For details contact A.Palanichamy on 9884603087 and visit www.saliyarcommunity.in

Humour Club Meeting
Anna Nagar Humour Club is holding its monthly meeting on Sunday, 14th September 2014 at 4.00 p.m. at Shri Krishnaswami Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vaigai Colony (near Anna Nagar West Bus Depot), Anna Nagar West, Chennai. Mr. K. Elangovan, Humorist, will be the Chief Guest and speak on “HUMOUR IN OFFICES”.

Drawing Competition
Kutties-The First Step Play School is conducting a fun and joy competitions for couple and kids on 14th September 2014, Sunday from 9.30 am to 12.00 noon at its premises located at W 759, D-Sector, 4th Avenue, Anna Nagar West Extn, Chennai-101. All the participants will be awarded by certificates. The best will be given prizes on the spot. There is no entry fee. For details call Lion.K.Srinivasan on 9940646496, Bala on 8754436212.

Painting Shows
Apparao Galleries presents ‘Sounds of Silence’- an exhibition of paintings by Yusuf till 28th September 2014. ‘Islands of Light’- an exhibition of photographs and paintings by Ashish Dubey & Masreen Mohamedi will be held till 25th September 2014.Apparao Galleries is located at No-7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam, Chennai. For details call 9941012385.

Creative talent
The Leela Place hotel, MRC Nagar presents The Gilded Edge, an exhibition of art works by Shan Bhatnagar. The show is on till 30th September 2014 from 10am to 7pm on all days. Dr.Susil has exhibited a series of photographs on wetlands in India at Kadambari Art Gallery, East Coast Road, Muttukadu.The show is on till 31st August 2014.

Chess Tournament
The Vishy Anand Chess Foundation is conducting a one day chess tournament for girls and boys in under-12, 14 and 25 categories respectively. The chess tournament will take place on 20th September 2014 at Mallika Mahal, Redhills Road, Pudur, Ambattur. Entries close on 16th September 2014.For details call 9952021133.


A Retrospective exhibition at Chennai Lalit Kala Akademi

A Retrospective exhibitionLalit Kala Akademi, Regional Center,Chennai in collaboration Sir JJ School of Art,Mumbai is organizing a retrospective exhibition of Prof.Krishna Reddy ( Curated by Prof Anant Nikam) at Lalit Kala Akademi, Greams Road,Chennai. The exhibition was inaugurated by Prof.R.B.Bhaskaran, Eminent Painter and Print-Maker and Former Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi on 9th September 2014 in the presence of Rm.Palaniappan, Regional Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi,Chennai. The exhibition is on view till 20th September 2014. It is open from 11am to 7pm. All are welcome.


Growing partnership and Togetherness of Naval Forces

Growning partnershipAn interesting and informative photograph exhibition organised by Australian Consulate General for South India was on display at the lobby in Hyatt Regency, Teynampet, Chennai. The exhibition displays photographs and information about the growing partnership of Australia and India Defence links. The exhibition highlights the close defence ties between the two countries and visits by Indian Ministers, Australian Armed forces and official Navy and Army Talks. The exhibition also displays photos of the ship INS Sahyadri visiting Darwin in June 2014. The exhibition also showed how the armed forces of India and Australia have fought alongside each other, particularly during First and Second World Wars.