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Art Exhibition
A painting exhibition by Mrs.S.Varalakshmi is on at La Galerie D’Expressions, Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Montieth Road, Egmore till 14th February 2014.She is a portrait artist and is experienced in oil paintings. Most of her art work has received great appreciation in exhibitions. For details contact Mrs.Varalakshmi on 9840839146 or 9840997328.

Education Fair
An Australian educational fair by IDP Education India Pvt Ltd based at Raintree Place complex, Mc.Nichols Road Chetpet will be held at Sheraton Park Hotel, TTK Road, Alwarpet on 9th February 2014 from 11am to 5pm . The event will have educational representatives for universities at Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, New South Wales, Southern Queensland etc. Spot admissions and scholarships will be provided to the candidates. For details call 1800-102-2233 or 044-44118888.

Album Launch
The new album titled Hazir-2, by Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain and Ghazal king Hariharan will take place on 17th February 2014 at The Music Academy at 7pm. The launch will be followed by a concert featuring ghazals and excerpts from the newly launched Hazir-2 album. The event is organised by SS International Live. For donor passes and details call 7299966666, 044-42107267.

Darts Tournament
Darts Corp based at Chakarapani Street, West Mambalam will be hosting the world’s most prestigious youth darts tournament – PDC world youth darts tournament- Asia qualifiers in India at Accord Metropolitan Hotel, G. N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar on 24th, 25th and 26th February 2014.The tournament is open to all from age 12 years and above. For details contact 98400 30430.

Folk Games
A talk by M.D.Muthukumaraswamy on ‘The Art and Joy of Folk Games’ will be held on Sunday, 9th February 2014 at 6pm. The event will take place at The Galleria, The Leela Hotel, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar, Chennai-28.The event is organised by Apparao Galleries,Nungambakkam. For more details contact 9941012382/85.

Textile dyeing and printing
A training programme will be conducted for three days at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Information and Training Centre (TNAU I&TC). The training will be held from 11th to 13th February 2014. Contact: 044 -2626 3484.


Actress Devayani inaugurates Can Bazaar

DSC00145Can Bazaar, an exhibition cum sale to encourage and promote women entrepreneurs was held from 5th to 7th February 2014 at Canara Bank, Anna Nagar West Branch premises located at No-583, School Road, Anna Nagar West, Chennai.

The exhibition was inaugurated in a grand manner by Smt Devayani Rajkumar, famous actress on 5th February 2014 in the presence of A.Sivaji, Senior Manager, Canara Bank, Anna Nagar West Branch.


Documentary Film Screening

Sarojini VaradhappanApoorva Women’s Association based at No-27, Arulambal Street, T. Nagar will be screening documentary film on Late Padma Bhushan Dr. Sarojini Varadappan (veteran social activist and daughter of Tamil Nadu’s former  Chief Minister M. Bakthavatsalam, ) during their 9th anniversary celebration at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at Vani Mahal, G. N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar as their tribute. All are welcome. For details contact 93814 93939.


Actor Narain encourages young talent


Y’s Men’s Club of Anna Nagar West, a part of Y’s Men International, South India Region, Chennai District conducted the 20th Inter School Drawing and Painting Competition at Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Anna Nagar West, Chennai in a successful way on 2nd February 2014. Actor Narain was the chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony. Mr.Rajeevan, President of Y’s Men Club of Anna Nagar West welcomed the gathering.


Appreciated for her art talent and portrait skills

Mrs. S.Varalakshmi is a portrait artist. She started her career at the age of 25. She has completed her B.A. She was encouraged to pursue art as a career by her father late S.V. Chalapathi Rao who had 50 years of experience in painting and who was a famous portrait artist in South India. She is interested in doing oil paintings, most of which are portraits. Mrs. S.Varalakshmi paintings had won great appreciation in exhibitions.

Lady JnAt many art exhibitions her paintings were portrayed and won high score. She had participated in Raj Exhibition of paintings held at Grand Kaktiya Hotel & Towers, Hyderabad in 1997and at Park Sheraton Hotel, Chennai in 2001.

She exhibited her paintings at Victoria Technical Institute, Chennai in 2003and at Lakshmi Ethiraj Art Gallery, Chennai in 2007 and 2008 respectively. At present Mrs. S.Varalakshmi is exhibiting her paintings at “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava. The exhibition is on till 15th February 2014. Mrs. S.Varalakshmi resides at Chamiers Road, Teynampet, Chennai. She can be contacted on 9840839146 or 9840997328.


A Technical Expert in the field of Renewable Energy!

Know yr neighbr 1Meet Mr.Parthasarathy of B Sustain Energy Projects Pvt Ltd based at Arumbakkam, Chennai. He is a graduate in Industrial Biotechnology having many years of technical expertise in the field of Renewable Energy in India and South Africa. Mr.Parthasarathy gave a presentation about Biogas during a kitchen garden awareness programme conducted by Good Governance Guards at Adyar on 26th January 2014.

BSustain Energy Projects Pvt. Ltd., is founded with the vision of creating an energy independent World through B Sustain’s strong mission of providing customized and sustainable energy solutions for converting organic wastes into heat and power generation plants to reduce fossil fuel dependency. B Sustain is a pioneer in handling energy projects by taking up most challenging assignments based on customer needs. B Sustain is specialized in biogas generation, purification, bottling and gasification. As an integrated technology company, B Sustain have expertise in design, manufacturing and installation of biogas plants starting from small homes to large industries for varying applications ranging from household cooking to industrial thermal purposes, power generation, transportation fuel replacing LPG, Petrol, Diesel, CNG and all kinds of fossil fuels BSustain excels in catering to the upcoming specifications of clients more than what they expect. B-Sustain develop bioenergy projects and technologies that contribute optimally towards a sustainable society.

As an integrated technology company, B-Sustain have expertise in all aspects of environmental efficiency. B-Sustain’s quality team of experienced and qualified professionals is capable of meeting the growing industrial demand as well as the objectives of an organization Quality is the key point over which, B-Sustain outstands in. B-Sustain have adopted various quality guiding principles as well as measures suggested by the industry. The mission of B-Sustain is based on providing customized and sustainable energy solutions.

B-Sustain are engaged in manufacturing and supplying of Biogas Plants, Biogas upgrading system and Biomass Gasifies. B-Sustain Energy Projects Private Limited is located at No 7/10, Ambalavanar Street,100 Feet Road, Arumbakkam,Chennai. For details contact 91766 50001 and 2475 3338.


Camp at Adyar Eco Park

DSCN4263Ninety school students from National Green Corps(NGC), Department of Environment participated in a one day camp at Adayar Poonga, a 350 acre Eco Park as part of an annual activity as instructed by the Dr.H.Malleshappa IFS Director of Environment. The NGC students were given explanation on identification of trees, their economical importance, medicinal values, Rain water harvest and afforestation by Mrs.Gomathy , Interpretation Officer of the park.

The students were also shown the recycling processes and the solar powered units where the entire power is being produced. The highlight of the camp was the identification of the flora and fauna inside the park.The ancient and traditional herbs and its importance were also explained to students by officials and G.Thangaraj Dist. Coordinator, Chennai District , NGC.


Importance is given to pursue excellence in sports

The 26th Annual Sports Day of Valliammal College for Women, Anna Nagar East was conducted in the college ground on 1st February 2014.Thiru A. Saravanan, Secretary, Handball Association, was the Chief Guest for the sports day celebration and distributed the prizes to the students and staff. He encouraged the students to practice exercising to keep their body and mind fit. Students gave a great exhibition of yoga, aerobics and Silambattam.

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The display of karate skills and safety combat measures was well highlighted. The college band was also a special attraction during the sports day celebration. Events for parents were also held. The opening and closing March-past was the cynosure of all eyes. The College Chairman Thiru A.P. Maikandan, Academic Advisor Dr. S. Valavan and the College Principal Dr T.V.S. Padmaja graced the occasion. Valliammal College for Women encourages sports activities and also gives great importance for students to pursue excellence in sports. The college has the entire necessary infrastructure for developing growing talents and sports personalities.


Rescued stories received thunderous applause and praises

The Blue Cross of India held its annual Great Indian Dog Show on Sunday,2nd February 2014 at P.S. School ground, Mylapore. The dog show featured a number of rescued and adopted non pedigree dogs, mongrels and many spectators.


The event was held with the view of applauding people who have rescued or adopted their companion animals from streets or animal shelters. On stage rescue stories narrated in front of eminent and famous personalities as judges and audience were met with thunderous applause and praises. Several trophies were given and this year the show also coincided with the Blue Cross of India’s 50th year celebrations. The dog show also had an adoption section for puppies and kittens to get caring homes.


Saturday 25th January

 Evidences suggest that feeling cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to lose weight. Conversely warm and cosy homes and offices may be contributing to expanding waistlines.

 Stethescope will become obsolete according to top doctors in the U.S. as the advent new hand held ultra sound technology which is more accurate than the stethoscope.

 A startling new book claims Adolf Hitler actually escaped his hideout in Germany and died in 1984 in a small town near Brazil’s border with Bolivia and now it can be proved by a picture reports “Mail Online”.

 A report reveals that a Hong Kong tycoon may double a marriage bounty to find a male suiter for his gay daughter to 130 million U.S dollars –Rs 815 crores – despite his initial offer attracking 20,000 candidates.

 A Swedish woman who was born without a womb has become the world’s first women to give birth from a transplanted womb.
 Ela Gandhi, a grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi has been honoured with an award for her life time contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa.

 A Japanese online retailer has come up with bras, knickers and even silky nighties, certainly not meant for women but are actually for men.

Sunday 26th January

 A recent study reveals that those who watched an average of six hours of television per day would cut their life expectant by almost 5 years as compared to the group that did not watch television.

 7338 students of schools run by Sangli Shikshan Sanstha in Maharastra set a Guinness World Record of forming the largest lezim dance on the Republic day.

 A box like device called “Phone Soap” that uses ultra violet rays to sanitize cell phones while charging has been developed in Phovo, Utah. Mobile phones are known to be breeding grounds for bacteria and this device cleans everything in 3 to 5 minutes.

 A research in Rome says Fruit flies can distinguish cancer cells from healthy ones using their olfactory sensors.

 A mathematician from Eurana National University in Astana, Kazakhastan claims to have solved an enormously important equation which has a million dollar prize on it after working on it for 30 years.

 Nobel Prize winning Indian origin author V.S.Naipaul and Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been named among Britains 500 most influential people across different fields.

 A new study has found that love really is sweet, both candy and water taste sweeter when people think about love. However jealousy fails to bring out bitter or sour tastes despite metaphors that say it might.

Monday 27th January

 India post has drawn a massive plan to install as many as 3000 ATMs and 1.35 lakh micro ATMs at its ubiquitous post offices across the country for its saving account holders.

 A 7000 year old man from the Mesolithic period whose remains were discovered in Spain is believed to be the earliest human being with blue eyes.

 On line retailer Amason claims to have developed a technology that will predict what people want to buy and stuff packages even before customers have placed the orders.

 A 61 year old German woman Angela Maier who won a 330,000 pounds lottery, after getting drunk, tore the cash into pieces and flushed it down the toilet.

 A 16 year old boy held up a bank in Germany with toy gun before making off with a four figure sum was quickly arrested while trying to flee on a bicyle.

 A woman in Pakistran has given birth to six healthy babies, four girls and two boys at a hospital in Bannu district of Khyber, Pvkhunkhwa. The mother and all the six babies are healthy.

 One in four school kids caught up in Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems caused by the horrors of loss and distract.

Tuesday 28th January

 The DNA of a Hunter Gatherer who lived in Spain some 7000 years ago suggests that Europeans were dark skinned until mush more recently than previously thought.

 Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the week end and stole a reliquary with the blood of late Pope John Paul , a custodian said.

 In a long awaited fusion between hot blooded hormones and cold headed engineering, a Japanese Lingerie company has produced a bra they claim will only unlock when the wearer is really in love.

 A new research at the University of Liverpool suggests that vast amounts of water beneath the earth’s mantle.

 In a break through Indian researchers in the U.S. have developed an innovative method to release discarded plastic bags by transforming them into fuel to power car engines.

 According to a report, a New Zealand doctor faught off an attacking shark with a knife before heading ashore to stitch his own wounds and onto a nearest pub for a beer.

 Two Chinese scavengers found two boxes containing gold jewels to the value of 133,919 dollars while sifting through a garbage pile.

Wednesday 29th January

 In a break through Scientists claim to have successfully transformed human skin cells into hair follicle generating stem cells for the first time.

 A study by an American University psychology professor, if anyone is addicted to coffee, he or she may be suffering from caffeine use disorder.

 Two Norwegian politicians have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize saying his disclosure of secret U.S. documents have contributed to making the world more peacefull.

 A man in Japan has been arrested for stealing high heel shoes from a Tokyo Hostess club, was found to have a total of 450 purloined pairs of high heeled shoes in his room.

 The world famous grand Canyon took its present form just five to six million years ago,much more recently than previously thought. Previous studies claim it was perhaps 70 million years old.

 A chemical that is found in fruits and vegetables from just fruits to cucumbers stop memory loss that accompanies alzheimer’s disease in mice. A daily dose prevents progressive memory and learning impairments.

 A recent study suggests that development of childhood obesity cases is established by kindergarten. Over weight kindergartners were found four times as likely as normal kids to become obese by the eighth standard.

Thursday 30th January

 Dr.Zenko Hrynkiew A U,S surgeon walked about ten kilometers to the hospital through snow and then performed the surgery on a patient suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

 A school teacher has been arrested after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his suburban Carolina homes.

 NASA is planning to launch robotic missions to make water on the moon in 2018 and oxygen on mars in 2020.

 In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand or attempted to do so.

 Raw unprocessed honey is nutrition power house containing, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous,magnesium, copper, chromium and selenium. Also honey contains four kinds of sugar so it could be used in moderation.

 Scientist at McGill university are developing a new gen-next glass that bends but does not shatter when dropped.

 Doctors in U.S. have successfully implanted an artificial retina in two near blind patients to allow them to see objects, light and people standing before them.

Friday 31st January

 A Chinese man bought a first class plane ticket and re-booked the same ticket 300 times to have free meals at the VIP lounge of an airport in China.

 Scientist at the Oxford University have for the first time identified the part of the brain that makes humans superior to known all animals and which also functions as the voice from within popularly called conscience.

 According to official figures almost 800,000 people living in England and Wales knows little or no English with more than half of them non working and 60% of whom are women.

 According to The Lancet Medical journal doctors say that could treat peanut allergy by feeding children the very thing that their body reject, so building tolerance that could save a life in case of accidental ingestioon.

 The world’s oldest flamingo aged 83 years named Greater, was put to sleep in Adelardo Zoo in Australia due to its deteriorating health.

 A man left Mexico for El Salvado in September 2012 survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific ocean floating more than 12500 kilometres from Mexico survived by eating turtles, birds, fish and drinking turtle blood when there was no rain.

 A 60 year old retired school teacher from China has spent an incredible 11 years knitting a sweater and hat using more than 11 lakh strands of her own hair.