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Double Tank Colony Flats Owners Association celebrated its silver jubilee r e c e n t l y. C o r p o r a t i o n Mayor M.Subramanian, was the chief guest on the occasion. He also released the annual souvenir. M u t h u s w a m y, c h i e f engineer of TNHB received the first copy. On the occasion, Mayor inaugurated the security guard's room. He also promised that necessary arrangements would be made to lay concrete road in Double Tank Road. However, he informed that he was a bit sad that many residents in Nesapakkam

did not cast their votes. He also reiterated the facilities offered by the Corporation, such as payment relaxation in burial grounds, free vehicle and freezer service to the public. He announced that from June 3 onwards, babies who will be named in Tamil will get a gold ring a n d t h i s i s t o commemorate the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's birthday. He asked the association members to initiate sapling plantation in the area. Expressing his happiness over the Corporation School's performance in

the class 10 examinations where the pass percentage was 83 per cent. He said that about 100 crore rupees have been allotted to the education department. He added that free shoes, uniform, bags and dictionaries are distributed to the students of Corporation Schools. He said that a scholarship amount of Rs.25,000 will be given to Corporation School students who opt for higher studies in engineering courses and Rs.3000 will be given to the first 50 students, joining BBA course. Contd...Page 3

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News Double tank colony... from Page 1 L i o n V Va i r a s e k a r presided over the function. K.Elango, assistant solicitor general, Madras High Court and K Dhanasekaran, zone 9 chairman graced the occasion. M . S . M u t h u s w a m y, assistant commissioner of Police distributed prizes to the winners of sports events conducted by the association. Ponkumar, building construction workers board president distributed prizes to Vijayasree, and Gayathri, toppers in class 10 and 12 respectively. M.R.Chandran, president

of Double Tank Colony Association welcomed gathering. He informed that the association was started in1984 with 96 owners. “Though proper water supply and electricity are there, there are issues such as bad roads,” he said. He requested for a separate entry to the colony. Secretary of the association, Mohan Kumara Mangalam honoured all the guests. A music programme by Sree Udaya Ragam entertained the audience.

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Dr. V.Balabal, former Professor of History, University of Madras and a resident of KK Nagar was invited to present a paper at the VI World Bioethics Conference held between May 18 and 21 at Gijon, situated in the northern

evaluation of their participation and experience in the VI Bioethics conference. The conference was inaugurated on 18th and the Rector of the University of Oviedo, Member of the Parliament from Asturias, Mayoress of Gijon and the organiser of the conference were present. Many special lectures and papers were presented at the meet. Dr.Balambal spoke on the topic “Hunger, Poverty and Ethical Values” highlighting the Indian scenario. She said that in spite of growth in agriculture and industry, there is poverty and hunger in India due to over population, natural calamities and improper

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distribution. She highlighted that absence of ethical values on the part of the government, landlords, industrialists and every human being result in low standards. She also touched upon subjects begging, organ donation, deforming children for begging, high taxation, farmers' suicide and so on. She concluded her paper specifying the importance of ethical values and the responsibilities of the government, NGOs and individuals in the society. Dr Balambal said that though most of the speeches were in Spanish, translations were available in English and French and African languages.

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Aarumaname audio launched

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directed by Nandhini JS. The movie is a romantic comedy. Nandhini is a gold medalist from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil

Nadu. The music is by Mani Sharma. Swaroop Reddy of Sathyam Cinema said that this was his way of giving back to Tamil cinema.

Suresh Krishna back with Aarumugham

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The audio launch of Aarumaname directed by debutant Sudhish Shankar took place at Four Frames. The movie has Deepak debuting in Tamil as hero. There are three heroines and Nicole plays the role opposite Deepak. Karthika, who recently got married and Mythili are the other heroines.

The music is by Srikanth Deva and a three songs and a trailer were screened on the occasion. The audio CD was released by director Cheran and director Ameer received the first copy. The movie has Sriman and Rajesh acting in significant roles. Anbumani handles the camera. Deepak's

parents KS Rajan and Va l s a l a R a j a n a r e producing the movie. Mr Rajan while presenting the welcome address said that he decided to launch his son in Tamil and produce the movie as he was overwhelmed by the behaviour and peace-loving nature of Tamilians who work for him at Dubai.

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News In an effort to save the Virugambakkam Canal

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Members of the Exnora Innovators' Club of Virugambakkam and Saligramam conducted a 'canal walk through' on the b a n k s o f t h e Virugambakkam Canal recently. This was part of the canal restoration project to be taken up shortly. Besides residents, the

officials of Chennai Corporation, PWD and Metrowater too joined the team by participating in the walk. The launch walkthrough covered the zero point in Nerkundram and the Canal Stretch in Chinmaya Nagar Stage 2 in Virugambakkam on Sunday. The officials

appreciated the concern showed by the resident representatives and assured their help to keep the environment clean. This was followed by a walkthrough of the canal in rest of the areas in Virugambakkam, Saligramam, MMDA from Monday (June 1) through Wednesday (June 3). The

findings of the walk through would be submitted to PWD, Chennai Corporation and Metrowater shortly. Exnora have also launched “Canal Warrior Campaign” comprising school children and residents of the areas near the canal bank to highlight the need for residents to control garbage and sewage disposal into the canal. This is being coordinated by the Exnora Innovators Arms in Virugambakkam and Saligramam. Exnora has also formed a Canal Monitoring Committee comprising members of resident Welfare Associations in Virugambakkam and Saligramam to help the government agencies in their efforts to effectively desilt the Virugambakkam Canal. The Canal Warrior Campaign will resume once the schools reopen in June 2009.

English language programme for kids Zoom Kids, KK Nagar, run by a US educationist is conducting an after school English programme. This is a spoken English class where phonics and fundamentals of

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ARTS Surya the leader of Navagrahas

Gangavatharam in kuchipudi style

Narthanasala director Sathyapriya Ramana`s Gangavatharanam was in complete kuchipudi style involving grace, typical f o o t w o r k a n d dramatisation. The theme dealt with river Ganga - its greatness, glory and importance. P r o f . C . M . K . R e d d y, playback singer Ravu Balasaraswathi Devi and M.S.Murthy graced the occasion as guests of honour and felicitated

Sathyapriya. The programme highlighted the importance of Ganga in the minds of the audience. Patnayak Sangeetha Rao has taken charge of music composition. N.S.Prakash Rao and Akshaya gave vocal support. Instrumental support were given by Raadha (veena), Ramana (flute), M.S.Rao (violin) and Ganesh (mrudangam). In the dance-drama, Madhurima played the role

of Ganga, Nagapooja as Lord Siva, Nivedita as Bagheeratha, Keerthana as Brahma, Vedantham Ramu as Himavanthu, Sreya as Mena devi, Anoosha as Bali, Rajesh as Va m a n a s w a r o o p a , Pavithra as Vamana, Akhila as Sukracharya, Harshini as Vishnu and G n a n e s w a r i a s Nandeeswar. About 21 dancers proved themselves and mesmerised the audience.

A variety fare in guitar

Prapancham Sailendran, son of eminent fluatist Prapancham Ravindran presented a guitar concert at Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Matam, West Mambalam as part of the Music Festival conducted by Vadapalani Times. The novelty of doing a Carnatic concert on guitar itself brought a lot of expectation in the minds of audience. The first item, mohana raga varnam itself proved different as it was presented in three beats, and the improvisation factor made a good impact. He justified the

composition of Ramanathapuram S r i n i v a s I y y e n g a r. G a j a v a d a n a , a composition of Papanasam Sivan in sreeranjani ragam started off the traverse in the traditional path. Brova Bharama , Thyagaraja`s composition was presented after a bahudari raga alapana with swara prakriya. The hereditary style and training were well noticeable in it. Prapancham Ravindran`s composition, Unnai Nambinen Murugane was the main piece of the evening. A detailed

alapana in shanmugapriya raga showed his mettle and reflected his father's training. T h y a g a r a j a ` s Samajavaragamana in hindolam was melodious. Purandharadasar`s Venkatachala nilayam in sindhubhairavi and Bharathiar`s Chinnanchiru kiliye in ragamalika were the thukada items. He is a first year B.Com s t u d e n t i n Va i s h n a v College and he has composed different pieces in western classical. Prapancham Krishna Prasad on keyboard and Master Sreevadhyan Sriram on mrudangam gave full support to the main artiste. The audience were upbeat by the end of the concert as it was a right combination of western instruments and classical percussion and they u n a n i m o u s l y congratulated Vadapalani Times for bringing out such innovative programmes in the neighbourhood.

Violin duet concert Sri Sadguru Gana Nilayam Bakula Panchami Innisai Kutchery will be held on June 12, 6.30 pm at Sri Thyagaraja Hall, SMR

Matriculation School, Jothiramalingam Street, West Mambalam. There will be a violin duet by Vital Ramamoorthy and

Padmashankar. They will be accompanied on mridangam by Seithalapthi B Sivaraman and Dr Karthick on ghatam.

Sangeetha Pravachamani Kousalya Sivakumar depicted Surya as the leader of Navagrahas. Aditya Hrudaya was the central theme of her musical discourse at Vani Mahal, organised by Thyagaraja Gana Sabha. She had selected the k e e r t h a n a s o f vageyakkaras like D e e k s h i t h a r , Harikesanallur Muthiaha Baghavathar, Barathiyar, Villiputhur and literature from Silapadhikaram. She conveyed that Surya, son of Kashyap and Adithi was initially called Maarthanda. Surya has 1008 names and is being called with a different name every month. She said that Surya can be seen in the form of Siva, Vishnu and Fire. He gives knowledge in the form of Siva, mukti in the form of Vishnu and wealth in the form of fire and provides health in his original form. She further added that

Surya gives memory power and intellect at the brahma muhurtham, energy at 11am, and satisfaction to pitru devata in the afternoon and health to pregnant women in the evening. Kousalya chanted 30 slokams of Adithya Hrudaya in 10 ragas with chitta swaras, which was the highlight of the evening. She had taken keen interest in selecting the texts and getting information from authentic scholars was evident. Arukkan padam, a composition of Appar, Adityam devadi devam, a composition of HKMB, Gyairu vanakkam, a composition of Bharathiyar and bhajan were rendered in a classical format. She continued that Surya is a guru to Vinayaka and Anjaneya. He had asked Anjaneya to cooperate with Sugreeva in the search for Seetha as gurudakshina. She said that Surya is

considered as Fire god in Persia and Mithra in Rome. Romans consider Surya as Mithra, who rides four horses. Chanting of Suryakavacham is supposed to give good health. There are temples for Surya at Konark (Bhuvaneswar, Orissa) and at Arasavilli , a village in Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that Agasthyar gave the Adithya Hruydaya mantropadesam to Lord Rama during the battle so that Lord Rama could kill Ravana. Hence it is being considered and chanted as a mantra for victory in all aspects. K o u s a l y a w a s accompanied by Nagamani Ramesh, disciple of Late B. Rajam Iyyer on vocal and R.S. Gopalakrishnan, g r a n d s o n o f Ananthakrishnan, on violin and Guru Raghavendra on mrudangam.

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NEWS MLA to felicitate toppers be honouring students who came first and second in their respective schools in the class 10 examinations. Students studying in government, private and Corporation schools that fall under T Nagar constituency are T Nagar MLA VP Kalairajan eligible to apply. has announced that he will The school toppers will

receive two grams of gold with AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's picture embossed on it. The s e c o n d p r i z e s will be 56 grams of silver coins to each student. And there are prizes for those who top the South Chennai Constituency with the highest mark. The topper will be given a half sovereign gold coin. This is the second year in

succession that he has been felicitating toppers with gold coins. Last year he gave away 57 gold coins and 40 silver coins. The last date for applying for the above is on June 20.For more details contact the MLA's office at No. 1, Bharathi Nagar I Street, T Nagar, Chennai-17. Ph: 94440 13892 / 9840337479.

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Flying has captured the imagination of human beings since ancient times. Though it's possible to fly by an aircraft now, still the urge to fly an object is inborn in us. And it's here that the role of aviators and the concepts of aero-modelling come to fulfill the mind's cravings. And taking it a step further is Aravind, an aviator, instructor, aero-modeler and cinematographer. Vadapalani Times catches up with the ace aeromodeler. When he says that there are teenagers to septuagenarians with him in the pursuit of flying objects using remote, you wonder, but soon get convinced, since we know that our own Maddy (actor Madhavan) and Thala (actor Ajith) are sport for this game and have learnt some of their lessons from Aravind on aeromodelling. Aravind is the founder of Rotor Spirit and Hobby Pvt.Ltd, which supplies everything related to aeromodeling and teaches the enthusiasts, the nuances of flying objects using remotes. Aravind says that he is happy to see a lot of enthusiastic school and college goers showing keen interest in the sport. Elucidating on the benefits, he says, “The hobby keeps you occupied, alerts the motor senses and improves concentration power. It's sheer pleasure to learn the methodology of the system and break the puzzle. It is a kind of meditation”. He recalls that when he realized there was no support for training,

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