An enjoyable Fancy Fete

fancy feteAnna Nagar Helping Hands Trust had conducted an enjoyable Fancy Fete at St. Luke’s Church, Anna Nagar premises on Sunday, 13th July 2014. Stalls at the fete had a wide range of sales of clothes, house hold items. There were interesting games stalls such as ringing the item and car race. The Foodie Corner has a delicious spread of food items. There was also a super jumble sale. Visitors enjoyed playing Housie-Housie and winning cash prizes. Mr.Rudy Fernandez, Founder-President of Anna Nagar Helping Hands Trust said that all the visitors had an enjoyable time at the fancy fete.


Proper traffic management required at Guindy Industrial Estate

The intersection of Alandur Road and Guindy Industrial Estate Main Road has become a busy and risky stretch for road users. The stretch is chaotic with unregulated traffic movement. Pedestrians are found running across the road in between moving vehicles. Absence of traffic policemen makes matters worse. There is continuous flow of MTC buses in all directions. A traffic police man is needed to regulate the vehicle traffic movement and help the public to cross the road at least during peak hours.

guindy  ieBetter regulation and creation of separate pedestrians crossing spots will be very helpful to the public, especially near the MTC bus stops. Many vehicles, especially MTC buses, turn into Guindy Estate from GST Road.The risky movement of vehicles at Alandur Road intersection can lead to accidents. This spot needs immediate attention as there is a good number of pedestrian movement. Be it peak hour or non-peak hours pedestrians always find Guindy Estate roads difficult to cross. The presence of a Traffic Police is essential to regulate the vehicle movement.


A Once in a Lifetime chance to Cherish Forever!!

Wedding Vows magazine launched India’s first personalized magazine service, My Wedding Vows at Sathyam Cinema,Chennai on 16th July 2014. The launch was followed by a private screening of the movie “The Fault in Our Stars”. The ultra luxury service is available for couples tying the knot offering them a once in a life time chance to be on the cover of India’s favourite wedding magazine. The couples experience a high end fashion photo shoot designed directed styled, conceptualized and finely executed by the crew of excellence skills. My Wedding Vows, a premium service allows couples to create, capture, celebrate and cherish moments of togetherness.

wvThe couple also gets a chance to live the dream of being on the cover of India’s favourite wedding lifestyle magazine. More the couple can choose to give this personalized magazine as a wedding invite, a giveaway gift or a post wedding gift to friends, well wishers and family members who attend their wedding. The price of personalized My Wedding Vows magazine is on request and can be customized according to each client. Talking about the launch Mr.Dakshna Moorthy N.Naidu, Chief Editor and Publisher, Wedding Vows Magazine, mentioned that wedding vows recognizes the fascination for glamour quotient during weddings and also joyful stories. He further stated that this customised magazine will be a timeless memory that marks the beginning of the most beautiful journey of togetherness. Ace fashion photographer G.Venket Ram stated that a lot of couples will look forward for My Wedding Vows concept because the special moment can be captured and shared with friends and family. Speaking about the concept, Vikram Mittal, renowned makeup artist mentioned that the idea of couples coming together to make their dreams come true is an amazing and memorable concept.

Leading stylist Mahima Shukla said the concept gives star treatment to the couples and will be a good memory that will be remembered lifelong. My Wedding Vows is a product of the Wedding Vows magazine, For details visit www.myweddingvows.co.in -By Elwyn


World Last Week

Saturday 12th July

 A study by National Academy of Sciences, researchers have discovered that Pelagornis sandersi was truly the biggest flying bird having a wingspan of up to 24 feet.

 A new blood test may make it possible to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, British scientists say. At present there are no treatments which can halt or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.

 Scientists working with human DNA have predicted that the red hair gene synonymous to UK and Scotland will soon disappear due to climate change. Only 1-2% of the world’s population has red hair.

 Norwegian cafe worker, 25, is spitting image of Game of Thrones character Margaery Tyrell who is the poster girl for hit American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.

Sunday 13th July

  Germany has claimed a fourth World Cup crown in a 1-0 win against Argentina after extra time in the final in Rio de Janeiro. Substitute Mario Goetze was the hero, as he scored the only goal with seven minutes.

 Nearly 500 divers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for a “concert” beneath the sea. It was part of the 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival.

 Researcher Sooyeol Kim from the Kansas State University found that allowing employees to take smartphone ‘micro-breaks’ may be a benefit rather than a disruption for businesses.

 Nigeria’s literary icon Wole Soyinka turned 80. Well wishers rendered their tributes to the first African to win the Nobel literature prize.

Monday 14th July

 The Seikan Tunnel is a 53.85-kilometre railway tunnel in Japan. Seikan is also both the longest and the deepest operational rail tunnel in the world.

 Design student Limkfung has created a series of handmade typography entitled Wisdom. The project features quotes by famous personalities and film actors of the past.

 Branding is all about creating a good company image. But are slogans for brands true.Clif Dickens replaces the original slogan in a unique and more honest way.

 London’s iconic Route master buses would celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2014. The world-famous buses are popular with tourists and Londoners alike.

Tuesday 15th July

 The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau. It is powered by six turbofan engines.

 A few street artists across Europe showcased their talent by turing their 2D and 3D installations on public walls. The unique sketches had left passersby and children amused.

 Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world’s highest railway bridge over Chenab River which is expected to be 35 meters taller than the Paris Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016.

 The SSC Ultimate Aero has twice been named the fastest car in the world. The Ultimate Aero has a 6.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine for great speed.

Wednesday 16th July

 Hallmark, a world famous greeting card company is promoting its Hello You campaign by dressing up puppies in postal uniforms to deliver cards in Australia.

 A mutated strain of cat poop parasite has been found to reprogramme the natural power of the immune system to kill cancer cells, say American scientists.

 Archaeologists have discovered a wall painting dating back to over 4,300 years in a tomb near the great pyramid of Giza.

 As part of the Agitagueda art festival, umbrellas are hung over promenades in the streets of Agueda, in Portugal. This beautiful tradition has become world famous.

Thursday 17th July

 According to Guinness Book of World Records, Rumeysa Gelgi, a 17 year old girl in Turkey who stands more than seven feet has become the world’s tallest female teenager.

 French Photographer Frank Bohbot inspired by night life in the well illuminated New York City, America decided to shoot a series of photographs in a series called Lights On.

 AIDS can be brought under control by 2030 according to a global report issued by United Nations. The numbers of cases are slowly reducing and HIV infected people are stabilizing.

 A Dutch built Helicycle which is a two seated hybrid motorcycle and gyrocopter is the future of transport. It can go from 0 to 60 in eight seconds and can fly at low altitudes.

Friday 18th July

 Terminator movie style shape shifting robots from solid to liquid could soon become a reality. British scientists have created a material which is capable of shifting from hard to soft states.

 Writer and illustrator Joe Butcher has come up with an interesting idea of having sticky notes with drawings and motivational messages for office computer users from a cat named Peppy.

 New Orleans has a unique pump station that keeps the entire city safe. Moreover the giant pipe system at the pump station keeps the city from flooding.

 NASA expects to find first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. A detailed road map of space journeys and research is launched to find life in other planets in the universe and discover stars.


Service minded Rotary Club President of K. K. Nagar!!

Meet Girija Raghavan. She has recently assumed charge as the President of Rotary Club of Chennai K. K. Nagar. She taken initiative of feeding poor on the road margin under ‘meals on wheels’ project where her members transport cooked items it includes rice with side dish and eggs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Girija introduce ‘Dhanya’ project to provide provisions to 24 homes it include orphan, old age, mentally retarded and other service organizations. Those who are interested may contribute ‘Dhanya’ project Rs. 500 during special occasions like birthday, wedding anniversaries and other auspicious days. The volunteers are conducting coaching classes for the students of Chennai School (Jafferkhanpet) for Tamil, English and Maths after the school hours, she added. Girija Raghavan is a publisher and editor of ‘Ladies Special’ women magazine.

Girija Raghavan president of Rotary K. K. NagarShe was passionate about media since her childhood. Earlier she started with All India radio ,Madras Doordarshan as presenter, News Reader and announcer .She developed her expertise in writings for magazines and periodicals and became a freelance reporter (Since 1985 to 1995). While she was into all these media activities she was employed in a nationalized bank (1977 to 1991). Leaving her lucrative bank job, she floated a company and became an entrepreneur in 1993 . The company was named as “Gayathri Cassettes” which produced pre-recorded audio cassettes. While making programmes for the satellite channels, she ventured into her own production in 1995. She floated the company as “Gayathri Creations” in which television productions are made. Girija Raghavan is a founder of a trust by name W.I.S.E. Trust (Women Improvement and Social Empowermet Trust ) with which she help women for their empowerment. She also has a guidance cell for Women Entrepreneurs by name BRAWE (Business Related Advice for Women Entrepreneurs) under which she gives counseling for women who want to start business and run them and conducts seminars and workshops for them. Girija has authored 6 books .

She is into translating popular books in other languages into Tamil. She is in the audio, video and print media for the past 25 years. She started her media career from All India Radio from children programme, in 1965. Later she was a Drama artist ,Announcer and then News Reader .When Madras Doordarshan commenced she was a presenter, interviewer in the television also (1986-1995).When the satellite channels entered the market she did her first talk show in SUN TV . Then she became a producer & Director and started doing shows for RAJ TV,VIJAY TV,JAYA TV PODIGAI & WIN TV for about 18 years (1995-2012) .Her programmes are always focused towards women empowerment. She had traveled to USA, Canada, Malaysia, China and Kuwait. She had visited these places in USA.San Diego, Cleveland, Washington, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Florida, Las Vegas, New Jersey , Boston ,Massachusetts, Pittsburg, North Carolina and New York. Girija Raghavan resides at No- 60/9, LKS Nest, 7th Avenue, Ashok Nagar. She can be contacted on 94443 62244, 98408 16281.


An excellent display of antique items at Sreyas Art Gallery

Sreyas art exhibution (1)Sreyas Art Gallery has organized an exhibition cum sale of brass idols, antique items and paintings from 1 pm to 9 pm from 20th to 24th July 2014 at its premises located at A-2, 8, Bazullah Road, T. Nagar,Chennai. The exhibit includes brass idols of includes deities. Brass chains, bells, wall hangings, wooden panels, fancy railway clocks, binoculars, maharaja telephones, sand timers, compasses, gramophones, door handles, Tanjore paintings, canvas paintings, Kerala mural paintings, multi colour stools, mandapams, pots and key boxes. The exhibits items designed from various parts of India it includes Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka and Assam. The item prices starts from Rs.50 onwards. All are welcome to visit the exhibition. For details call 94434 56774, 94447 48784.


Get a look of sparking luxury OMEGA watches

wt2OMEGA, the prestigious Swiss watch company, as part of an illustrious exhibition, unveiled some of its most precious timepieces from its recent collection at Chennai 17th July 2014 which was launched in Switzerland in April. True to OMEGA’s quintessence, this exhibit blends grace, timeless design with the brands ground breaking technology like never before. The highlight of the collection is the Master Co- axial Movement, which enables watches to possess anti-magnetic feature which makes the watch resistant to magnetic fields. OMEGA has showcased 30 of its most unique watches for watch enthusiast of the city. The exhibits are on at Chennai till 20th July 2014. OMEGA founded in 1848 has been a brand of excellence, innovation and precision. Till today OMEGA continues to make technical and watch making history with cutting edge technology and fine design quality. OMEGA’s timekeepers and data handelers are preparing to resume the roles at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Rail Tech Gallery at ICF Museum

rm1ICF Regional Rail Museum now has an additional informative attraction for the visitors. A spacious rail tech gallery with valuable exhibits has been created. The gallery has models of trains and pictorial charts of different high speed trains in the world. Valve lever, freight wagons, EMU windows assembly process, loco engine master controller etc. The gallery also highlights salient features of ICF bogies and the manufacturing process at ICF. Rail Tech gallery is equipped with an audio visual facility which screens films on various topics including Neale’s ball token signaling system, Fairy Queen, Heritage steam run, electrical locomotives, steam engines and rail museums. The Regional Railway Museum has interesting and heritage locomotive exhibits. The museum is well maintained by the Integral Coach Factory which  is a premier Production Unit of Indian Railways manufacturing railway passenger coaches.

Regional Railway Museum has interesting and heritage exhibits. The museum’s collection includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The indoor galleries include various photographs detailing the early years of Integral Coach Factory and the Indian Railways. The model of the Fowler steam ploughing engine made by Sir John Fowler is the main attraction at the museum premises. The Regional Railway Museum at ICF is worth visiting. Children will enjoy visiting the ICF railway museum in Chennai.

rm7The museum is situated along New Avadi Road, near Furnishing Division which is near to Anna Nagar. The museum has an indoor and out door gallery. The museum also exhibits various vintage coaches. The indoor galleries include various photographs detailing the early years of Integral Coach Factory and the Indian Railways. The museum also houses a working scale model of trains and rare artifacts. Steam engines and locomotives are placed in the out door gallery. A toy train ride around the museum premises is the star attraction.


Global Wind Day observed

DSCN6138Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that is observed for discovering wind, its power and possibilities it holds to change the world. Globe Wind day is a day when students visit wind farms, meet experts and find out everything about wind energy. To mark the occasion, Global Wind Energy Day was celebrated by WWF-Chennai along with Centre for Wind Energy(C-WET), Chennai recently at C-WET. Painting, Elocution Competitions on “Wind Energy – the need of the Hour” were conducted for 125 NGC students from Chennai and Kanchipuram Districts.

The event was inaugurated by Dr.S.Gomathinayagam, Executive Director, C-WET in the presence of Mr.S.Saravanan Sr.Education Officer,WWF-India and G.Thangaraj, District Coordinator, National Green Corps(NGC). After the competitions Dr.H.Malleshappa, Director, DOE distributed the prizes to the winners and appreciated their performances. Dr.P.Kanagacel, Scientist, C-WET presented a PPT on Wind Energy and interacted with the students. WWF-India made all arrangements and hospitality for the function.


Kathipara flyover awaits beautification

The Kathipara flyover is one of the largest grade separator in Chennai. But no good development works have been undertaken at the space below the flyover. The State Highways Department has converted the area below the loops of the Padi flyover into a green garden similar there is also a garden below the Koyambedu flyover.

kathip1Finally after a long time, the unused space below the Koyambedu flyover is getting a facelift. At present no work is in progress to beautify the space below the Kathipara flyover pillars.A new wall will help to prevent parking of vehicles, especially two-wheelers below the flyover.Many motorists have suggested that the vast vacant space below the flyover can be put to good use by converting it into a spacious green garden. Moreover Chennai Corporation has planned to cleanup and improve the untidy and unused areas beneath all the city flyovers under its city beautification project.

Thanks to the good initiatives taken by the Highways Department, the ugly space below Padi flyover will have a neat and green look. The vacant space below the Koyambedu grade separator has been improved. But the motorists feel that more needs to be done to make Kathipara space clean and neat.Motorists stated that things can change for the better if the concerned authorities decide to acct immediately.