World Last Week

Saturday 02nd May

 NASA has developed and successfully flight tested a battery-powered plane with 10 engines that can take off and land like a helicopter.

 A team of high school students has detected a rare pulsar with the largest orbit ever.This pulsar, was discovered by Cecilia McGough.

 Reckless drivers, very soon your cars may be able tell if you are driving wrong, thanks to a new research by Indian scientist.

 The US space agency has selected proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions to develop new technologies at NASA headquarters in Washington.

Sunday 03rd May

 At least 13 people were killed by a car bomb in Baghdad, police said, in one of the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital.

 Health experts said that a proper treatment plan can prevent deaths especially in children due to asthma.

 The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), is set for first-ever “pad abort” test that will help NASA save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight.

 US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle spoke of their joy after Prince William’s wife Kate gave birth to a baby girl .

Monday 04th May

 Ahead of his visit to China next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made debut on Chinese social media platform ‘Sina Weibo’.

 On the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his teachings of compassion were the answer to the ongoing turmoil in the world.

 An RTI query seeking details of expenses incurred by the Centre on hosting US President Barack Obama earlier has been rejected by the Ministry of External Affairs.

 The universe may actually be two dimensional but appears three dimensional – just like a hologram, according to scientists,

Tuesday 05th May

 Global rating agency Fitch said the likely upturn in the country’s investment climate and interest rates will improve the property market by the end of March 2016.

 French IT giant Capgemini is acquiring Nasdaq-listed IGate for $4.04 billion in the IT services space to take on rivals like IBM and Accenture.

 Everyday innovations aimed at reducing size of the gadgets.Now,the space bar is what Google wants to put to rest.

 Chief Minister N Rangasamy paid homage at the statue of the Tamil poet Bharathidasan here on his 51st death anniversary.

Wednesday 06th May

 Now, geologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unearthed India’s rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years .

 In a bid to beat exam stress, students at a UK university are being offered a novel way to relax by cuddling a puppy for a small donation of £1.50.

 Harvard researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new biocompatible hydrogel that can be filled with cells or molecules.

 A seventeen year old boy from Bangladesh with one of the rarest varieties of cancer was successfully treated in the city.

Thursday 07th May

 Astronomers have discovered a galaxy that is 13.1 billion light years away from earth, making it the farthest galaxy known currently.

 US researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit

 The sounds and vibrations emitted by cellphones carried by pregnant women may rattle the sleep-and-wake cycles of their foetuses, a new study has found..

 Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has become the world’s first orbiting barista after firing up experimental coffee machine 250 miles above Earth.

Friday 08th May

 New obesity figures for Europe to be announced by the World Health Organization at the European Congress on Obesity in Prague are causing alarm.

 Nepal government has decided to close Mt Everest for climbing activities this season as routes above the base camp were impossible to be fixed.

 A small number of very premature babies are surviving earlier outside the womb than doctors once thought possible, a new study has documented,

 Scientists have developed a new injectable polymer material that encourages faster, more durable blood clotting at wound sites to stop bleeding.


Onam Celebration at Valliammal College

IMG_0005Onam festival was celebrated in colourful way with great enthusiasm by the students of Valliammal College for Women, East Anna Nagar on 27th August 2015 in the college campus. The students dressed in traditional attire, celebrated the festival in a traditional style with excitement and happiness. The college campus was filled with festive decorations.


Indian Season 2015

DSC00001A wonderful painting exhibition titled Indian Season by Mr.C.V.Vadivelu is on at “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Egmore till 31st August’2015. He is a recognized artist, short film maker. He has exhibited his paintings at major art exhibitions. The paintings showcasing beach views, village ambience are excellent and colourful. For details contact 9840780373 and 7200493715.


Inspired by Suzuki’s traditional racing colours

Suzuki Gixxer Dual Tone Black and RedChennai, August, 2015: Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has introduced two attractive new dual-tone colour schemes for its bestselling motorcycle. Gixxer carries the DNA and legacy of the GSX-R series, and is the flagship model for Suzuki in India. The motorcycle will now also be available in two dual tone colours – Metallic Triton Blue with Pearl Mirage White (BAQ) and Candy Antares Red with Glass Sparkle Black (APS). These have been inspired by Suzuki’s traditional racing colours. Gixxer also sports exciting new body graphics which gives it an edgy, dynamic look.

Suzuki Gixxer Dual Tone White and BlueIn addition, the side frames of the bike will be colour-coordinated with its new dual tone schemes.According to Mr. Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, SMIPL, “Gixxer is one of Suzuki’s most successful motorcycles. It has a loyal customer base because of its striking looks, power, ease of handling and the excellent mileage it delivers, thanks to the new SEP technology. Gixxer is now available in both, dual tone and monotone colour options  Metallic Triton Blue / Pear Mirage White, Candy Antares Red / Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Oort Grey, Candy Antares Red, Glass Sparkle Black   and Metallic Triton Blue.  Gixxer comes at a price of Rs. 79,561 (Ex showroom, Chennai).


Educomp School Conclave to discuss challenges before schools of the 21st century

Chennai: 26th August, 2015: Educomp Solutions Ltd. held its education development School Conclave at The Park in Chennai. The Conclave is part of Educomp’s 55 city road show on their theme of the year #Thereisanotherway, which seeks to help Schools identify, discuss and solve key issues facing them in imparting high quality education. The School Conclave involved educationists, principals and school management from various city schools to discuss and find solutions to key challenges for schools of the 21st century. Over 40 principals of leading schools in Chennai attended the School Conclave to jointly discuss problem and possible solutions. Rakshit Tandon, a well known IT & Cyber Security expert who works closely with stakeholders in the education space was the key speaker on the occasion.

DSC_0084Speaking on the sidelines of the School Conclave held in the city MRK, Regional CEO, Educomp Solutions Ltd. said, “Educomp School Conclave has been organized in Chennai so that city schools can update themselves on the latest in education technologies and meet the challenges of the future. Schools today need to be very aggressive on technology integration to stay state of the art. It is our belief that the School Conclaves will go a long way in helping schools to upgrade their pedagogy capacities and be future-ready for the next wave in education technology.”


World Last Week

Saturday 22nd August

 Great carnivores and dinosaurs and other creatures have transformed with new scientific knowledge into speedy, graceful animals and birds.

 In a major breakthrough, Indian scientists have managed to get a glimpse of the protein fragments known as amyloid beta, which hallmark Alzheimer’s disease.

 Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health.

 NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of the dwarf planet called Ceres that show the small world’s features in unprecedented detail.

Sunday 23rd August

 In a study in the journal Animal Cognition, gives a series of experiments with whether rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) to test whether they are able to compare ratios.

 Depressed people who turn to their smartphones for relief could be worsening their psychological condition, say scientists.

 A female manager effectively works for nothing for 100 minutes of each day because of the pay gap between men and women, according to the latest authoritative survey.

 200 years later after the April 1815, powerful volcanic blast, investigators are still struggling to grasp its repercussions.

Monday 24th August

 Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated less than three minutes after its launch, from Cape Canaveral, sending a cargo capsule plummeting into the Atlantic.

 Men who feel insecure about their masculinity may be more likely to resort to violence, a research in the US has shown.

 A good cry can indeed make people feel better, according to a new study which found that watching tearjerker films improved the moods of viewers.

 Scientists have taken a major step towards creating a vaccine that works against multiple strains of influenza, according to two studies published in in top journals.

Tuesday 25th August

 The Pilatus railway in Switzerland connects Alpnachstad on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the summit of Mount Pilatus at an altitude of 2,073 meter.

 The Millennium Park Bus Depot is a major bus station located in Delhi, India is currently the largest bus depot in the world.

 A software by Intel that lets physicist Stephen Hawking communicate via a computer has been published online by the company.

 Researchers have found that magnetic stimulation of the lower back can reduce the frequency of nighttime bed-wetting.

Wednesday 26th August

 New Parliament House, Canberra, Australia is a marvel of modern architecture at Capital Hill designed to replace the Provisional Parliament House.

 Lara a photographer in Europe captures models in a specially built tank filled up with water in order to create a dreamlike cage for painting the subject.

 The “Story of My Life” hit makers, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, are taking are currently on their On The Road Again Tour promotion.

 A delight series of pet portraits by Russian art illustrators Alex and Lena shows cats as 17th century aristocrats .

 People in Ohio America were chased by a huge inflated big red ball which was not a movie shoot by an art project.

Thursday 27th August

 New batteries could hold much more charge, last pretty much forever and not be liable to blowing up like existing technology, according to researchers.

 By tweaking a single gene, scientists have turned average mice into supersmart daredevils for conducting studies on Alzheimer’s disease

 In a major breakthrough, Indian scientists have managed to get a glimpse of the protein fragments known as amyloid beta.

 Humans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them, according to a new theory proposed by Stephen Hawking.

Friday 28th August

 By exploiting the quirks of quantum mechanics, physicists consistently determined what a quantum computer would have done without actually running the computer.

 A study in L.A. high school students finds that those who vape are much more likely than those who don’t to eventually take up smoking cigarettes.

 Hands-on instruction by trial and error is gaining traction. Kids really can learn mightily from their mistakes.

 Scientists discovered the molecular tool that roses use to make fragrance. And it wasn’t what they expected to be.


Deana dances to great music

lady junctionBollywood movies these days are incomplete without foot tapping dance songs and an song is incomplete without a beautiful actress singing it. Aankhon Aankhon which is picturised on the lead actor Kunal Kemmu and the sizzling actress Miss India UK and Big Brother finalist Deana Uppal.
Indo-British model Deana Uppal who is all excited about her song in the movie said this song is sung by India’s favorite Yo Yo Honey Singh. Deana Uppal will be seen dancing and grooving alongside Kunal Khemu Deana said, ” I was really nice to work with Kunal and Yo Yo Honey Singh on this as they are very talented and professional. I was also excited to work with Gifty the director as he makes amazing videos. The song is fast and stylish dance number, requiring high energy. Deana cut a glamorous figure in her patterned number with its voluminous skirt as she paraded around in the song.



A Salute to a World War II veteran

India’s Independence Day celebrations were recently held in a grand manner across the country with grand flag hoisting and presentation of outstanding awards for courage and service. Surprising a World War II veteran was in Chennai by Kingston, National Co-ordinator for Minorities, HRPM who has been quietly residing at Jawahar Nagar in Perambur. The regular visits by his grand children Calvin and Melvin Rozario cheers him a lot. The War Veteran Eric Rozario was a corporal during the World War II in the infantry battalion.

Know yr neighbourHe served the British from 1940 to 1945. This is a person who deserves due recognition by the Indian Government especially the Tamil Nadu State Government which is always a leader when it comes to welfare measures. Eric Rozario is a pride to the nation and is respected by the Anglo Indian Community. Eric born in 1932 is 92 years old. A recognition and appreciation for the Indian Government will not only bring a smile on Eric Rosario’s face but also be an encouragement to those who have made India what it is today.


City Bee

Madras –A Reflection

madrasIn view of the Madras Week Celebration, Forum Art Gallery is holding an exhibition of water colour  paintings  titled MADRAS – A REFLECTION by S.Potrarasan. The opening ceremony was held on Saturday, 22nd August, 2015. The exhibition is on till 5th September, 2015 from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, (Monday to Saturday). Forum Art Gallery is at No-57, 5th Street Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai. For more details contact 42115596.

Vintage Car Rally 

car rallyMadras Heritage Motoring Club, the premier Vintage and Classic Car and Bike Club in Chennai, in association with Vivanta Taj – Connemara, announced the 11th Edition of the prestigious MyTVS Heritage Car Rally to be held on Sunday, 30th August 2015 at Don Bosco School, Egmore, Chennai.

Art display  

art displayA painting exhibition of MR.PRABHAT BISWAS who will be exhibiting at “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, from 1st to 15th September 2015.  Biswas has  been painting and participating in exhibitions in various prestigious art galleries in India for the last fourteen years. Presently he is living in Pondicherry. He is a self taught artist. For details contact  him on +91 94888 13604.