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Community I Wellness I Lifestyle I Food I Enter tainment I People Vol. 1 I Issue 22 I 8 pages I Free Circulation

Saturday, May 5 - May 11, 2012

The Last Land

Congratulations! If you have been to the Guindy Children’s Park, that is.

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e proud that you are one among the annual 15 lakh visitors who have unwittingly visited one of the last surviving homes of tropical dry evergreen forest type of the Coromandal Coast. Vegetation is almost exclusively dry deciduous scrub jungle with a mix of over 350 species of plants that comprise the 'green pyramid’ (floor/ shrub/understory/canopy/emergent). The Children’s Park is just one part of the 270.57 hectares of land which was affirmed a `reserved forest’ in 1910. It was declared `National’ in 1978 and is the backbone for protecting and restoring the bio-diversity of the land. With shedding of leaves in summer, the vegetation looks bare but during monsoon, they acquire a lush green look. The best feature of the Reserve is that the forests are scattered with open

grasslands that is ideal for endangered species like Black buck. The Chital spotted deer can also be found in plenty here. While jackals are the main predators and scavengers, many reptiles and nocturnal animals like the hedgehog, civet cat, toddy cat etc. can also be found aplenty. The place is also a haven for ornithologists, since 130 species of birds have been sighted and recorded. Not to be forgotten are the invertebrates which are the last link in the ecosystem but play a very crucial role in retaining the fertility of the soil by decomposing and scavenging nature’s waste. The place is like a time capsule situated in the heart of the city and is largely responsible for preserving the ecology of the forest and also for maintaining the balance of the water-table. It is our responsibility to safe guard the place so that it can truly benefit our generations to come. In a chat with Wildlife Warden, Ms.


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ECOLOGY them.” says Ms. Karuna Priya. When questioned about the general state of neglect in the park, she said, “Every week we change the hooks in the swings. Despite mentioning only children below 12 years are allowed, we have adults getting on them. At every point we have specified not to feed the animals and to throw waste only in the dustbin. The people have to realize this themselves and be m ore sensitive to issues.” The Park on its part has put systems in place so that the

History of Guindy Park

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Vedanthangal lake V. Karuna Priya, LIA understood the enormity of what we took for granted and also our duty to preserve the place.

With the Central Zoo Authority enforcing strict regulations, the few carnivores (crocodiles & hyenas) found in the Park

would soon be transferred to the Vandalur Zoo. “We are planning to set up an aviary with many exotic birds as and when we procure




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was a hunting lodge of Mr. Gilbert Rodericks which was purchased by the government in 1817 after the owner died. l It became the Governor’s house in 1821. l In 1910, it was declared a reserved forest. l In 1978, it was declared a National Park

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cages are cleaned on a daily basis and the water is changed every day. Toilets have been privatized on contract basis. Rain water harvesting has also been undertaken and the tank filled through this method is what sustains the Park throughout the year. “Since it’s summer time extra care and precautions have also been taken.” says Ms. Karuna Priya. “Left over food is removed since chances of it getting spoilt is more. Wet gunny backs cover the cage to reduce temperature.” she adds. The birds and animals are examined and their feed is measured and given to them as prescribed by the veterinarian. Anything out of the ordinary, like popcorn or chips or human food in general can do more harm than intended. Our contribution to preserving this wildlife sanctuary is by adhering to the prescribed rules. More importantly, we could sponsor these birds and animals. It could be for a day, a week, a month, a whole year or a lifetime. The Guindy National Park, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary and


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ECOLOGY of Vedanthangal, it has been preserved and fiercely protected by the locals who have directly benefitted from the tank. They realized that the bird droppings falling into the tank enriched the water and when used for irrigation the crop yield was high. An estimated 40,000 birds make an annual season visit to this 29.56 hectares of area.

Pulicat lake Pulicat Birds Sanctuary come under the purview of Wildlife Division, Chennai. All three come under the Wildlife Protection Act. Why Vedanthangal is a success story? Located in Kanchipuram

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district, Vedanthangal is actually a (lake) tank that was declared a Reserved Land and subsequently a Sanctuary in 1972. It is an ornithologist’s dreamland since it has the most concentrated population of different species of birds in

a particular confinement. Being the oldest sanctuary in the country; it also has the most interesting history. The success of any endeavor is when it benefits the immediate surroundings. In the case

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Pulicat lake – Story of Painted Storks and Spoon Bills It is the second largest brackish water lake that lies in part in Tamilnadu and in Andhra Pradesh. Pulicat is actually a

lagoon and in Tamilnadu is situated in Thiruvallur district. With the advent of North-East monsoon, the rain water reduces the salinity of the lake and there is abundance of fish, prawn and lime shell deposits. Besides, silica sand, gypsum and other minerals are also present in the sides of the lake. That is when the migratory birds flock to nest. There seems to be a pattern of arrival and departure for these birds that start arriving from September and prepare to leave from February.

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Unique, exquisite and special!

For all of us who are big into accessorizing and doing so almost down to a detail, this boutique is a must-to-visit……with very unique designs, ranging through varied colors and patterns, it has it all catering to the myriad tastes of its customers.

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small clientele but very “happy” customers, says Mrs.Shanthi Ganesan, who has run and managed this boutique for nearly two years now. From being a Finance professional in the Corporate World, Shanthi has made a very conscious decision to walk away and follow her passion, and thus was born the TY Boutique. She has wanted it to be a “fair price” shop, favoring ethnic and eco-friendly products that use only organic materials and vegetable dyes, and that cater to all spending patterns. When asked what really motivated her to open such a different outlet, she replied “I was lucky to travel to various parts of India during my assignments and experiencing the diversity of Indian clothing, food, jewellery and handicrafts, I developed immense passion for ethnic products of India….” And so much so in tandem with these ideas is also their mantra Transform Yourself … Let Nature & Tradition beautify your life….

What’s more special is that these products are each exquisitely hand crafted by artisans and artists from all over India! From ethnic designs to wood and bone carved pieces, from contemporary patterns to rich earthy shades, each of the pieces has a story to tell, its very own extraordinary journey from the point the idea was conceptualized, imagined and crafted to its adorning the shelves of TY boutique. The raw material for this collection ranges from hand painted and hand crafted Terracotta, wooden, Coconut shell, bamboo, paper, beads, TY Boutique: jute, palm, river Gokul Arcade grass, koana grass, basement shop No: 7, nuts & seeds, bone and silk. She actually Sardar Patel Road, personally goes and Adyar, Chennai. hand picks the items unorganized groups of directly from the artisan artisans and social NGOs, groups, and that is what makes thus favoring and supporting the it all the more a special collection talented, creative workforce and too, she states. making sure they get their value’s To further add value to these worth and in effect also promoting products is also the significant their source of alternate income. fact that all these ethnic and Shanthi proudly displayed a eco-friendly products are sourced jewel cum utility box made out from self-help groups & small

of bamboo, hand painted and sourced from one of the NGOs supporting tribal groups. As these groups are assured of a regular flow of orders, they are certainly more encouraged to expand their small shops, improvise creatively and sustain our varied art forms. Take a peek next time, and you

can’t but revisit the boutique encore, for all the changing fashion trends, or may be for that simple curiosity that urges you to check out what’s new, there is always a surprise waiting for you to treat yourself to these simple joys of living!

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Driven by

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s you sow, so shall you reap”. One of the icons of advertising world, writer, director, producer G.N. Dhinesh Kumar has set an example for all through his timeless efforts and following his passion. Dhinesh feels


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that majority of people could not follow their passion due to various circumstances and end up doing things which they don’t love.

“Follow your passion and love your work, money will come your way as a bi product," says Dhinesh in a confident tone

Born in Virudhu Nagar, he pursued his college education in Chennai. For this MBA graduate 1989 became a crucial year in his career. It was in this year he moved to Chennai after his marriage and set up his company Saroj Ads. With a humble beginning offering graphic designing, printing and photography services, Dhinesh with his unflinching efforts and out of the box thinking made Saroj Ads a sought after advertising, marketing and media agency with branches in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Saroj Ads has played a major role in building many successful brands. Dhinesh, after tasting success in the

feature film titled ‘1977’ starring Sarath Kumar, Namitha in the lead. The film did reasonably well in Tamil and created box office record in Andhra Pradesh. It was appreciated for its grandeur and making style. He has won many awards and recognitions in his illustrious career the highlight being the National level Ad club award for the Best TV commercial in the service category. A movie lover, an avid traveler, a voracious reader, a health freak Dhinesh believes that staying healthy is the most important aspect in life. A black belt from London Martial Arts Academy, Dhinesh has also trained about 1000 students. For this multi faceted personality his family has always been a pillar of strength. Amidst his busy schedule shuttling between towns, he never misses to spend quality time with his family at their Besant nagar home. Learning guitar, long walks in Kalakshetra colony and hitting the home gym are some of the stress busters for this evergreen personality.”

Dhinesh can be reached through


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Through the lush fields of Punjab Singh's: No.24/3, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar. Chennai-20 Ph: 24417918, 244421512

Jagyaseni Chatterjee


hough there are hundreds of eateries promising authentic north Indian food in the city, a few actually live up to their claims. Gurpreet Chadda’s "Singh’s" whips up authentic Punjabi khana that stays true to its roots and takes you on a gastronomic journey through the north of the country. Her prior experience working in the culinary world shows through every morsel she serves. Having worked with companies like Wipro and Infosys and catering to the Indian hockey team add feathers to her cap. The restaurant is mellow and rustic, with interiors done up in authentic Punjabi style with paintings and murals adding to the feel. The relaxed atmosphere of the place complements your meal. Every dish is cooked using



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traditional methods and spices and are prepared only upon order, ensuring the food that reaches your table it hot and fresh. Among those on the menu, Gurpreet specifically recommended the Patiala Chicken and the Chicken Badnami both having succulent chicken pieces cooked in a hot and creamy gravy. The Malai Kofta with tender balls of cottage cheese cooked in a slightly sweet creamy sauce was another dish we just had to try. Another specialty was the Dum Biriyani made in the most traditional methods, the grains of rice which were gently spiced made the perfect accompaniment for the spicy chicken. Dessert was the scrumptious “Gajar Ka Halwa” laced with cashew nuts and pistachios. Apart from this A-la Carte, The Singhs also serve both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Thaali’s priced at Rs 210 and Rs 300 respectively. They also serve Chinese and

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South Indian food among a selection of Soups, Juices and Desserts. A meal for two would approximately cost Rs. 400. Also attached to the eatery is a Banquet Hall that can occupy upto 50 persons at a time, it is a perfect setting for corporate lunches and small parties. They also host food festivals with the latest being the 2 day Baisakhi Food Festival where specialties were cooked up to celebrate the Punjabi festival “All my customers are treated like family and I like to serve them the kind of food I would give to my children” quipps Gurpreet Chadda, who wants nothing more than customer satisfaction. The Singhs are open to door delivery between 12:00-3:00pm for lunch and 7:00-10:30 pm for dinner. With authentic Punjabi food coming up to your doorstep, what are you waiting for? bganuhL ts®ªJ tªjhŸ. gUt taij milªj j‹ kfS¡F âUkz« brŒa jªij g®tjuh#‹ Koî brŒJ, j‹ kfsh»a r¡â g®tjt®¤âÅ átbgUkhid kzKo¡f Mir¥gLtij m¿ªJ mj‰F©lhd V‰ghLfis brŒjh‹. âUkz¤â‰F K¥g¤J K¡nfho njt®fS«, KÅt®fS«, cwÉd®fS« NH ãu«knjt‹ ònuh»juhf mk®ªJ áw¥ghfî«, ÉkÇirahfî« âUkz¤ij el¤â it¤jh®. âUkz« Koªj ã‹ átbgUkhD«, gh®tâí«, kz¡nfhy¤âš vGªJ ËW ãu«knjtD¡F cÇa kÇahijia brŒa K‰g£lnghJ ãu«knjt‹ xU nt©LnfhŸ ÉL¤jh®. j‹Dila x›bthU Kf¤â‰F« x›bthU âirÆš ïUªJ jd¡F cÇa j£rizia tH§FkhW Mzt¤njhL nf£L¡bfh©lh®. âirfŸ ïU¥gnjh eh‹F, ãu«kD¡nfh Kf§fŸ IªJ. átbgUkh‹ ád§bfh©L, j‹id ãukk‹ mtkâ¥gjhf fUâ, cd¡F v‹id nghš IªJ Kf§fŸ (<rhd«, j¤òUõ«, mnfhu«, thknjt«, r¤nah#hj«) ïU¥gjdhšjhnd ïªj Mzt« vd¡ T¿ ãu«kÅ‹ IªjhtJ Kf¤ij Mntrkhf »ŸË v¿ªjh®.

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Are you seedy or

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just plain nuts?

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ver felt fatigued and drowsy on a hot day? That’s an early warning signal of dehydration. Without question, you’ve got to focus on increasing your own and your family’s water intake. Especially young infants and toddlers (see box) and elderly members. The new kids on the health block are pumpkin, flax, watermelon and sesame. These are comparable with nuts in nutritional benefits. Lightly toast them (for 2 -3 mins) to enhance their flavour. Roasting them for longer can lead to destruction of the healthy fat component. Most seeds are RICH in fiber (lowers cholesterol and keeps the gut healthy), Selenium (a powerful antioxidant), Vitamin E (protects the nervous system, prevents clotting of blood to prevent heart attacks and protects cell DNA). Seeds are also GOOD sources of Iron, Plant Protein, Zinc and other essential minerals. This gives you an idea of just how they contribute to health. Try out the recipe for making watermelon seed chutney powder (see box) or invent your own! 1 tbsp a day of these nutrient dense seeds is great for health. The heart disease risk lowering property of nuts has been written about for as long as we can remember but that’s only because it is SO TRUE! Study after study finds that those who consume an ounce (30g or 2 tbsp full) of nuts per day show a reduced risk of dying from heart ailments. So far so good, but that’s only a fraction of the big picture. Eating a daily fistful of nuts along with a balanced, healthy diet, can prevent or greatly reduce the risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome, Alzheimers, Dementia, certain cancers, Diabetes and the list is expanding as more research occurs. Enough reason to make like a squirrel ? Hold on though – this doesn’t mean they’re OK ad libitum. On the

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contrary, nuts are high in fat (mostly good though) and therefore are best consumed only as stated above. Did you know that peanuts are not really nuts? They’re actually legumes but their nutritional content resembles most nuts so closely, they’re considered honourary nuts! The real crème de la crème of the whole bunch are of course almonds and walnuts.. Nut and seed butters are great tasting spreads and liven up that daily slice of whole grain toast. Go ahead, so long as you’re using them within the specified limits (they count equal to the whole nuts and seeds). With commercially prepared nut butters, watch out for added sugar, salt, artificial colours and flavours and preservatives. You can even surf the net and make your own.

Watermelon Seed Chutney Podi:

Watermelon seeds – 100 g Pepper corns – 1 tsp Jeera – 1 tsp Peanuts – 2 tbsp Tamarind – 1 inch piece Red Chillies – 2-3 nos. Salt – to taste Toast all the ingredients together for 2- 3 mins, cool for a while and then dry grind roughly. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of this on hot red rice, mix and enjoy the warm, earthy flavour! Nut and Seed Oils are equally beneficial, especially the cold pressed versions – same rules apply as with the butters. Remember that while nuts and seeds have their specific benefits, nothing works better than including them as part of a natural, healthy, balanced diet.

The writer is a qualified nutritionist.

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May 5 - May 11, 2012

EVENTS Textile Printing

Workshop on textile printing. Classes on 10 and 11th May. Contact: 90032 18459. You can design your own on your salwars, kurtis, sarees and t shirts and also you can earn from this.

Design your dresses the way you desire

Balajothi Technical Institute, Thiruvanmiyur is a government Registered Institute which offers courses in Tailoring Diploma , embroidery ,specialization in different patterns like katori blouse, princess cut, chudidar, kurtis, Anarkali, Patiala, and advanced course in designing the saree blouse and salwar kameez. women and girls above 12years shall join this course. For the benefit of working women evening classes are scheduled . Certificate will be awarded on completion of the course. The registration commences from 6th May. For details contact Mrs. Jothi Parvathy 9884480870 / 24483632.

Summer camp

From 7th may onwards summer camp for children and adults at Mamta Creations .Children can learn drawing and painting (all mediums), folk art, textile designing, paper craft , gift items, clay modelling, and fireless cooking. Adults can learn oil and acrylic painting, 3d glass mural, 4d statues, mehendi applying, embroidery, nest wall clocks, jharokas, waterfalls, 3d clay murals, 4d statue, cold porcelain flowers, cooking, baking and eco friendly gift items. For details contact FF2, Shri Harshita


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Summer Fitness

O2 is conducting a 4-6 week Junior Fitness Camp for children in batches. The timings are between 9am and 5pm. The gym based program will be supervised and monitored by the physiotherapists & nutritionists. The program covers Yoga sessions, Fat loss, Posture correction, Strength, Stamina and Flexibility Training, Sport Specific Fitness Training and Nutrition Counseling. This camp is available in the Nungambakkam, Mogappair, Velachery, Besant Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Neelangarai and Mylapore branches. There is a Swimming Summer Coaching Camp for Children at Hotel Savera, located at R.K salai in Mylapore. There are four batches, each with 15 day duration. The first batch starts on April 16th under swimming coach Mr.Jayaraman. The batch timings are 9am-10am; 10am-11am and 2.30pm – 3.30pm. O2 also offers a special summer discount of up to 33% on its annual gym membership, Fast Track Weight loss program and wellness programs, with complimentary group exercise classes, personal training and summer kit!! More details are available with Mr.Dinesh at 9094791922 / 42323231. You can also email


Programme in Sri Sakkarai Amma Shrine, 75,Kalakshetra road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai-600041. 5-5-2012 Saturday 6 pm Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Bhajans and pournami pooja 6-5-2012 Sunday 6 pm Swami Tatwa Chaitanya Lectures All are welcome. For more details www.

Summer Camp at PlayCoop

May 2nd to May 31st. Enjoy, Learn and

have Fun in making Puff on Painting, Papier Mache, Tile Painting, Story Enacting, Origamy and many more. Age Group: 3-5 yrs and 6-12 yrs. Timing : 9.30 to 12 noon. Venue : Koodam, PlayCoop 12 (83), 4th Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, (behind Fortis-Malar hospital) Adyar, Chennai, 600020 All the activities are conducted in an air-conditioned hall. For details and registration contact us at: 42054989, 9940514873, 9884765925.

Spoken Samskrit class @ Adyar

Namo NamaH! Samskrita Bharati, a voluntary non-profit Movement, dedicated to bringing Samskritam back to daily life, offers “Spoken SamskritaShibiram (Workshop).” At the end of this 20 hour course, one can Start making simple day to day conversation in Samskrit. If interested one can enroll for a follow up weekly class or correspondence course. Details are as follows:

For registrations contact: Vidya, 98418 17467. Nithya,, 98407 30156.

Talent building workshop

Studio creative and innovative teaching for school kids frm std 1 - std 12. special summer camp. Students can get trained in freehand sketching, painting, art and carft, public speaking, story telling. Helping kids to improve good communication skill in this camp. Students will have great time to find their caliber so they may register them in regular classes to go next level of communication. This summer entertainment includes playstation2 game, Animation movie and chess to brush up your intelligence to move towards your destiny. To join Contact 80561 11339.

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