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A Good Achievement

The students Daniel Thomas Matric Higher Secondary School , Arumbakkam had secured a hundred percent pass results in the 2014 public examination. However, the truly commendable achievement is the 84 out of 141 students who appeared for the exams secured distinction, scoring over 80 percentages in the exams. The school has also produced a total of 20 centums in various subjects. An interesting aspect was that the boys and girl students have equally preformed well. All the four school toppers, namely Saranya G, topped the school with 98.6 percentage, followed by Muthukeerthana S with 98.5 percentage.

123 Aravind B and Solai Venkatesan M stood school third with 97 percentages. The Senior School Principal, Mrs.Minvelli Sapphire, said that the success is only possible because of the hard work and efforts put in by the teachers and the support extended to them by the students, parents, and above every thing, grace and blessings from God. The motto of the school is Prayers bring Victory and victory comes from the Lord, Mrs.Minvelli Sapphire, added with a winning smile. Daniel Thomas School which opened in 1978 has maintained an impressive record in public examinations. The school ahs secured 100 percentage pass results in 16 out of 20 higher secondary batches that have attended the public examinations so far.

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Art show inaugurated at Egmore

20140515_185107Mr.K.Venkataramana is exhibiting his paintings at La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava till 31st May 2014. The painting exhibition was inaugurated by Dr.B.R.Annapillai, Founder and President of Tamil Nadu Arts and Crafts Improvement Association (TACIA). Mr.K.Venkataramana is a talented and creative artist by profession. He has displayed many of his paintings at many exhibitions and art galleries. He is also selected as the Secretary for Tamil Nadu Arts and Crafts Improvement Association. For more details contact 98403 13521.

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An innovative collection by Levis

This spring, Levi’s is launching COOLMAX, an innovative collection specifically constructed to combat sweltering hot weather. With COOLMAX®, everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to wear denim and non-denim styles year-round, regardless of the temperature. Engineered for comfort and woven with COOLMAX fibers that create a cooling effect, these looks help adjust the body’s temperature to maintain temperature balance and comfort amidst the summer heat.

COOLMAX enables proper body ventilation and ensures motion at the same time, therefore it’s perfect for seasonal weather changes. Levi’s cutting-edge COOLMAX jeans will change your mind about the misperception that denim is too hot and heavy to wear during the warmer months. The added style benefit, Levi’s COOLMAX looks as great as it feels. The Spring ’14 collection offers smartly rendered classic, sophisticated styles like the 511™ Slim, but in fresh washes that are perfectly on trend for the season.For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores visit levi.in.

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Winner of many awards and titles!!

Meet Kalaimamani Guruvayur Dorai. He was recently honoured with the Acharya Kala Bharathi title by Bharat Kalachar during the inaugural ceremony of their 27th Margazhi Mahotsav held at Sri YGP auditorium, T.Nagar, Chennai. Guruvayur Dorai received professional mridangam training under emient Mirdangam Vidwans late Sri Palghat Subba Iyer.Simultaneously learning from Sri E.P.Narayanan Pisharody of Erannallur. Later had higher grade training from Sri Palani Subramania Pillai. His first performance was with the legendary carnatic vocalist late Sri Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bagavathar at the age of eight.

Know yr neighbr1Guruvayur Dorai has accompanied leading artists for the past 67 years. He had performed at National programmes conducted by All India Radio and also for National Television network. He performed a music concert in the presence of American President Mr.Barack Obama, Indian President Mrs.Prathiba Patil, Prime Minister Mr.Manmohan Singh at Rashtrapathi Bhavan,New Delhi in 2010.Guruvayr Dorai has performed concerts and tours in various countries. He has also released several discs with Carnatic Maestros and is the visiting professor at Washington University, USA. He is appointed as Dean for Temples of Fine Arts, an international organisation that promotes music and dance.

Guruvayr Dorai has received many awards and titles. He was presented an award for excellence in rhythmic fineness by the Association of Musicians. The Tal Vilas title was conferred on him in 1990 by Sangeet Peeth, Sursinger Samsod, Bombay. The prestigious Kalamamani title was conferred on him by the Tamil Nadu Government in the year 1990 and he is also the recipient of Asthana Vidwam title by Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in the year 1991. He was honoured bybIndian Fine Arts,Texas, USA in 2002. He was presented the TTK Memorial Award by Music Adacemy, Madras in 2004.

The Layakala Sindhura Award was presented by Shruti Sindhura Academy of Music,Bangalore in 2010. He was awarded with the Sri Guru Surajananda Award by Sruthi Laya Kendra Chennai in 2011. Guruvayur Dorai was predented the Tagore Ratna Award in 2012 by Sangeetha Natak Akademi,New Delhi. He was conferred the title Sangeetha Samrat by Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan,Chennai in the year 2013.

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City Bee

Saliyar Monthly Meeting
The monthly meeting of Saliyar Mahajan Sangh Chennai Branch will be held at 11am on 25th May 2014 at Door No-4, Tamil Nadu Housing Board Complex, Luz Corner, behind Vinayagar Temple) Mylapore, Chennai-4. For details contact A.Palanichamy on 9884603087.

Photography workshop
Konica Colour Lab and Studio at Nungambakkam conducts photography workshops at its training center on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm. For details contact Konica Colour Lab and Studio, No-24and 25, Sivaganga Road, off Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai or call 42909898.

Art Training
S.C.S.Kothari Academy for Women, is conducting workshops on painting, paper art, glass painting, diya decorations for women and kids from 5th May 2014 onwards from 10am onwards. S.C.S.Kothari Academy for Women functions at No-17, Venkatapathi Street, Kilpauk. For details call 26460820.

Education Fair
A world education fair having about 80 universities from 12 countries around the world is taking place on Sunday, 18th May 2014 at Hyatt Regency]Mount Road, Teynampet from 10am to 5pm. The event gives students to meet professionals from leading universities in the world. Information about new courses, admission, loan and visa will be highlighted at the event. For more details contact 08600911333.

Music Concert
A music concert by Andrea titled Oh Crazy Minnal will be held on 23rd May 2014 at The Music Academy at 6pm. Andrea is a famous playback singer and actress in the Chennai film industry. For show tickets visit eventjini.com or call 044-24336959.

DVD launch
Palani M.Subramania Pillai Trust on the occasion of the maestro’s 52nd Guru Puja Anniversary will be launching a DVD titled Pazhani Shri Subramania Pillai on 21st May 2014 au 10am at Narada Gana Sabha,TTK Road,Alwarpet,Chennai.The DVD is produced by Swathi Sanskriti.

Dance workshop
A 10 day workshop will be conducted by eAmbalam for Bharatanatyam dancers from 16th June to 30th June2014 at Kalakshetra Colony,Bessant Nagar.The workshop is on fitness, yoga, compositions, Carnatic vocal and nattuvangam sessions. For details call 43016555.

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Green Celebration by Tree Bank

Tree Bank Enviro team had recently celebrated the birthday of its evergreen founder Mr.G.Mullaivanam  by distributing 1 lakh plant saplings during the year 2014. Tamil film comedy actor Vivek joined the green celebration and launched the plant sapling distribution programme.

tree bankActor Cell Murugan, school and college students, teachers and environment friendly individuals joined and made the occasion successful. Tree Bank Enviro team conducts green kids project for children. Tree Bank invited children from all over the city especially from Alandur, Meenambakkam, Mount , Butt Road , Pammal and Guindy. The children were explained the importance of caring and protecting trees. They also shown ways to reduce plastic wastage .

Tree Bank is also conducting a summer special camp and organizes free saplings distribution programmes. Those who are interested in conducting tree plantation programmes in Chennai city can contact G.Mullaivanam,Tree Bank Enviro Team on 9789892080 and  9382184310.

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For a hassle free train journey

Southern Railway, in its present form, came into existence on 14th April 1951 through the merger of the three state railways namely Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway, and the Mysore state railway. Southern Railway’s present network extends over a large area of India’s Southern Peninsula, covering the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry,and a small portion of Andhra Pradesh. Serving these naturally plentiful and culturally rich southern states, the SR extends from Mangalore on the west coast and Kanniyakumari in the south to Renigunta in the North West and Gudur in the North East.

srDuring travel, passengers need to carry their ticket, ID Proof in original.However, if you are travelling by Sleeper class or in Second Reserved sitting (2S) classes, passengers are permitted to carry Photocopy of only either your Ration Card with your photograph or your Bank Pass Book (Nationalised Bank) with your photograph, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/Chief Reservation Supervisor/Station Manager/Station Master. All other Forms/ID proofs must be in original. The composition of the train will be 8 Sleeper Class Coaches. Southern Railway has changed the numbers of 16 trains as they are being converted into superfast express trains in the new time table that will come into effect in July 2014.

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Chennai Corporation plans Skywalk at T.Nagar

It is officially reported that Chennai Corporation has applied to the World Bank, seeking partial funding for the makeover of T. Nagar. Chennai Corporation is exploring options for projects such as a skywalk connecting Mambalam railway station and T. Nagar bus terminus T.Nagar is everyday crowded with shoppers at any time.

T.NagarRanganathan Street which leads towards the Mambalam railway station is the busiest commercial stretch in T.Nagar having a constant heavy movement of shoppers. The intersection of Ranganathan Street and Usman Road is one big pedestrian crossing zone. It is common to witness shoppers rushing across the road or in between vehicles. There are Traffic Police men posted at the intersection to regulate the traffic and pedestrian movement. Many shoppers suggested that a pedestrian traffic signal will help in better regulation of vehicle movement and also ensure safety for pedestrians. Another chaotic point is the South Usman Road, Burkit Road and Madely Road signal junction which needs proper attention.

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World Last Week

Saturday 03rd May
 New China South Mall located in the city of Dongguan in China is one of the biggest malls in the world. It has space for 2,350 stores. The mall is divided into seven zones.

 Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Liu Bolin is the master of camouflage and is known as the invisible man. His current May 2014 art show was held at London’s Scream Gallery.

 Jamie Harkins a talented artist and musician from New Zealand has been busy creating fun optical illusions and 3D images of beaches that makes passersby surprised and delighted.

 According to Guinness World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world’s longest “motorable road”. The Pan-American Highway in many regions driving is occasionally hazardous.

Sunday 04th May

 Seoul subway serving the Seoul Metropolitan Area is the longest subway system in the world. The first line of the subway was opened in 1974 and the system presently incorporates 17 lines.

 About 300 dolls have been installed in a village called Nagoro in Japan by Ayano Tsukimi. According to him the dolls replace the individuals who had earlier lived in the village and are now dead. The dolls are found all over the village.

 Brewed in 60 seconds. a vacuum powered tea maker promises the perfect cup of tea at any time. Untouched by modern technology, the tea maker is the perfect equipment for a refreshing hot tea.

 AGV Italo is the first train in the AGV Series. It has a maximum operational speed of 360kmph. The train built by Alstom is considered to be the most modern train in Europe.

Monday 05th May

 A strange interesting incident happened in Perth, Australia. It was a incident of a shark chasing a whale to the shore as it searched for food off the sea coast of Western Australia.

 John Wilhelm a 44 year old IT Director in a Swiss University is a creative photographer having a passion for digital art. Some of his wonderful art works based on his life’s journey and family members makes a unique and new technique.

 Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that diamond can radically improve the quality of high power laser beams. The findings were made by Australia’s Macquarie University, by exploiting optical interactions.

 The Trans-Siberian Railway network with a length of 9,289 km, it is the longest railway line in the world. It has been connecting Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916 and is still being expanded.

Tuesday 06th May

 Four Indians are among the winners of a Harvard Business School Competition that awards prizes worth 300,000 US Dollars to new and innovative business and social impact start-up conceptualized by the US institutions students and alumni.

 Jaysea Devoe, a 12 year old girl from California has become the youngest female certified yoga instructor in America. She has a good number of followers and devotees at home and from abroad.

 Scientists in China have discovered a new formula that helps one to win a Rock Paper Scissor by predicting the opponent’s moves. The formula is recipe for success since it gives one a winning edge.

 China’s Fengyun-III, a polar orbiting meteorological satellite which provides a three dimensional view of the earth, was put into operation. The satellites will form a three-dimensional, multiple-spectrum and remote-sensing observation.

Wednesday 07th May

 Melbourne has the biggest operating tram network in the world with 250 kilometers of double track. The tram route 75 – Vermont South to City (Spencer Street) is the longest tram route in Melbourne.

 An Israeli inventor and his team has developed a handheld gadget that can scan the molecular fingerprint of physical matter and instantly provide useful information about its chemical makeup.

 Jupiter has a bigger size moon comprising of ice and liquid oceans. NASA’s space craft Galileo has flew by Ganymede and confirmed presence of an interior ocean.

 Dinosaurs just shrank their bodies over a period of time to help them turn into birds to continue exploiting new ecological challenges throughout their evolution, a fascinating research have revealed.

Thursday 08th May

 Researchers have created atoms of the element 117 matching the heaviest atoms ever observed which are 40 percent heavier than the normal atom.. This finding is an important step for long lived super heavy nuclei.

 Swedish scientists who have developed a vaccine that shows tremendous promise against heart attack and coronary artery diseases and strokes are keen to test it in India.

 Scientists have stated that Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mono Lisa may be part of the first 3D art work. Experts say that when the paintings are viewed together create an impression of depth.

 Electronic cigarettes are safe and smoke free. But now researchers have found out that even e-cigarettes may pose cancer risks as it can produce tobacco like levels of carcinogens.

Friday 09th May

 Britain has some very old towns. Recently researchers have found out that Amesbury in Thatcham is the oldest Stonehenge town in England. Earlier the oldest town was Thatcham in Buckinghamshire.

 Susi Kenna is always interested in art history. She combined both the aspects together to create Nail Art History by using her skills and other nail artists.

 Amithabh Bachchan awarded a prestigious Ph.D scholarship instituted in his name to an Indian student from Melbourne based La Trobe University.

 According to scientists transfusion of young blood into an older body may hold the long sought cure for decline of the ageing brain. Young blood recharges the brain and improves memory power.

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Awarded Best Violinist by Music Academy!!

K. Gayatri is Carnatic vocalist. She is a disciple of Kalaimamani Smt.Suguna Purushothaman for the last 20 years. She has learnt few compositions from Smt Suguna Varadachari . Gayatri has performed in all the major Sabhas in Chennai and elsewhere in the last ten years. She secured a Gold medal for best Pallavi singing from The Madras Music Academy in December 2013. She is a top Graded artist of the All India Radio, Chennai 2009. She is the winner of the Best concert award under the sub-senior category and under the sub-senior category from The Music Academy 2010. She won the “Yuva Kala Bharathi” award from Bharat Kalachar, T.Nagar 2010.

Lady junction 1She was invited by the Cleveland Araadhana Committee to perform at the Cleveland Tyagaraja Festival 2009. She is the recipient of the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award 2008. She had also received the best performer award from the Parthasarathy Swami Sabha during the music season 2008. Chennai based Kartik Fine Arts had conferred the title “ISAI CHUDAR” on her. K. Gayatri is also the recipient of the Talent Promotion Award by Narada Gana Sabha. She is the recipient of the ITC Sangeeth Research Academy Award to recognize young artists by Music Forum, Mumbai in 2002. K. Gayatri was awarded “Most Musically Gifted Student” for the graduating high school.She is a recipient of Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 90th Birthday celebrations award initiated by K.R.Sundaram Iyer Music Trust.

She had released CDs titled ” Tiruvadi Saranam”, “Tiruppavai” and a live concert of Dec 2006 at The Music Academy and a thematic concert on “abhayamba kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshithar”. She was invited to present a paper on “Styles of Niraval in carnatic music” at the international conference “Africa meets asia” hosted by the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Bangalore in 2008. K.Gayatri was also invited to present concerts in Chicago, Miami,Florida, Atlanta etc during her tour in 2009.Carnatic Vocalist K.Gayatri was conferred the Bhavan’s Cultural Awards during the Naatya Utsav Festival consisted of 34 dance performances. Artists from various parts of India and Abroad performed during the function.