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March 21 - 27, 2010

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Graduation day of tiny tots

I am having diabetes for the past six years. My blood sugars are under control. I am planning to keep fasting for a day in next week. I want to know whether I need to take medicines on the day of fasting. Keeping your blood sugar under control is really commendable. When a person fasts, many changes occur in the body, especially in a diabetic. Once a diabetic is fasting, new blood sugar will be formed from protein and fat. To maintain the blood sugar levels, the protein and fat in our body is broken down to amino acids and fatty acids . These amino acids and fatty acids are converted into blood sugar with the help of liver. During the breaking down and converting processes, dangerous ketone bodies are produced by the liver. Increased level of ketones leads to electrolyte imbalance, further causing heart and brain dysfunction. Fasting will not only alters the blood sugar levels but it will also produce ketosis and dysfunction of the heart and the brain. Fasting is not advocated for diabetes patients. Once the diabetes sets in, the food habits and the time of consumption of food has to be altered according to the body’s needs. The simple rule for diabetics is ‘no fasting and no feasting.’

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Springfield Matriculation Higher Secondary School, K.K. Nagar, celebrated the kindergarten graduation day on March 13 at 10 a.m. V. Chandrakanthan, senior advocate, High Court of Madras, presided over the function.The school principal, V. Sankarlal, gave an inspiring speech detailing the academic and extra-curricular activities conducted in the institution to ensure the all round development of the pupils. Chandrakanthan expressed his pleasure of seeing the tiny tots dressed up in their convocation costumes, taking part actively in all the proceedings.The kids of UKG handled all the aspects of the function such as compeering, welcome address, annual report and also the vote of thanks.

Chandrakanthan conferred the degrees on the little ones. A variety entertainment programme was presented by the kids with vigour and enthusiasm. The programme included a classical dance, Punjabi

Programme on life awareness VVV Research Academy is conducting a free premarital and post-marriage life awareness programme at Life Transformation

dance, Konkani dance, Western dance, Tamil folk dance and Tamil skit based on the concept ‘Unity in Diversity’. The kids mesmerised the audience with their synchronised movements, scintillating

tunes, attractive props and exquisite costumes. The highlight of the function was the grand finale in which all the students joined together and danced merrily to mark their perfection in unity. -VP Times

Cultural exchange programme

Centre, KK Nagar, Chennai – 78, from March 21 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. For registrations, contact: 92836 64145.

Students of the Surana group schools, Sowcarpet has been involved in doing collaborative science projects with USA based Irving Independent School ISD, Dallas through video conference and Internet exchanges on the topics, global warming and climatic change. Inspired by the innovative “Net Zero Project” of Crockett Middle School, a letter was sent expressing an interest in the students-staff exchange programme between the

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two Institutions.Recently Surana Group of Schools took a historical stride by signing a pact with Crockett Middle school ,USA when A n a n d P. S u r a n a , t h e s e c r e t a r y a n d correspondent of Surana Group of Schools visited Dallas, USA. It is hoped that such a pact will not only promote exchange of scientific knowledge but also enable students to enrich their knowledge on culture and history of both the countries.


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March 21- 27, 2010

Kollywood Speaks

Aishwarya entices the citiites

Audio released

The audio launch of Nanevaruven was a unique one. The audio launch was done by physically challenged people at the F i l m C h a m b e r. T h e occasion also was an experience as it had the demonstration of smoke and fragrance. The director of the film, G Babu Ganesh, said that the same

experience will be brought alive in the theatres to the delight of the audience. The audio was launched in the presence of Justice Valli Nayagam, Ramanarayan, V. C . G u g a n a t h a n , Sivasaktipandyan, R.K.Selavamani, Kalipuli Sekar, Pannerselvam along with hearing-impaired and visually challenged

children. Present among others, were actors are B a b u g a n e s h , Chinnijayanth, Sreeman, Dr.Srinivasan and actresses Vakitha, Victoria, Stephee, Shilpa and Jyotsna. This film is produced by actor G Babu Ganesh under the banner Balavignesh Creations. -VP Times

has been designed in such a way that one half of it looks like a modern bus while the other half sports the look of an old bus. People outside can view the interiors of the bus.Five lucky winners will be selected during the journey of the Ethirmarai bus and they will receive the audio

The pretty actress was full praise for the film, Rettaisuzhi, in which veteran directors K Balachander and Bharathirajaa are acting in lead roles. She said that she’s sure that the movie w ill turn out to be a wonderful family experience.The actress recalled her shooting days while acting in Shankar’s Jeans. She also said that

she consider Jeans as the r e a s o n f o r h e r achievements.Rettaisuzhi is being directed by Thamira and has music composed by Karthik Raja. Vairamuthu, Mahendran, Parthepan, Linguswamy and Sasi were some of the important film personalities who were present among others. -VP Times

Aatanayagan audio launched

A novel way of publicity

Ethirmarai, directed by G Arun recently kick-started their publicity campaign by flagging off a transparent glass bus. The bus was flagged off by actor Parthepan from near the Pillayar Koil at the AVM Studios. The bus titled Ethirmarai bus will travel around the state. The bus

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attracted quite a few gathering when she released the audio of Rettaisuzhi. Aishwarya, who is seen very rarely in public functions was roped in by director Shankar, who is the producer of Rettaisuzhi. Aishwarya has been shooting for Endhiran, directed by Shankar in Chennai and surroundings for the past so many days.

CD, which will be released by five well-known directors, during its launch. The film has Ajaykumar and Sherina in the lead. While Vairamuthu has penned the lyrics for all the five songs, it’s Murugan Mohan who’s composed the music.

The audio launch of Aatanayagan was held at the Sathyam cinemas recently. The film has Shakthi, son of director P Vasu, in he lead. The function saw the attendance of KS Ravikumar, Vikraman, Rama Narayana, Sivasakthi Pandian, Anbalaya Prabakaran, Abirami Ramanathan, Kalaipuli Sekar, Paneerselvam, Sibi, Prasanna, Radhika, Bhagyaraj, Hansraj Saxena, AC Shanmugam, L Suresh, Kastoori Raja, VC Guhanathan, Pyramid Saimira Saminathan among others. Heroine Ramya Nambeesan and

Aditya who plays the hero’s brother in the film was also present.Debutant Krishna Raam, an assistant of KS Ravikumar and Vikraman is directing the film. The film is an action-packed one and

Srikanth Deva has composed the music. Rama Narayanan released the audio and it was received by Hansraj Saxena. - VP Times

Simbu croons for Thillalangadi

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Wedding bells for Rambha The glam actress of Kollywood, Rambha, got engaged to Indran, a C a n a d a - b a s e d businessman recently. It is reported that the wedding will take place in Tirupathi on April 8th. The wedding is expected to be a private affair and it seems it will have the participation of just a few family members and friends. However, there’ll be big bash at the wedding reception which will be hosted in Chennai on April 11th at a five-star hotel. -VP Times

Thillalangadi from the Jeyam Company is a muchawaited movie. Movie-buffs are waiting to know whether the hit pair, Jeyam Raja and Jeyam Ravi brothers, will recreate the success that they achieved for their film M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi. The film also has an interesting cast

which include actress Tamannah, actor Sham, Vadivelu and Prabhu. With this film director Raja has teamed up with Yuanshankar Raja for the first time and Yuvan has scored some peppy music too. And the highlight of the music is that actor Simbu has sung one song in the

film. Apparently Jeyam Ravi has suggested Simbu’s name to sing Pattupattu pattampoochi, written by Na. Muthukumar. Yuvan was in full praise for Simbu, who did a commendable work by singing the song so well in just three hours.

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Enchanting performance

With a soothing touch

Multifaceted Vidwan Sree Ram Parasuram proved that he is an ace musician in all respects by performing a scintillating violin concert at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan on March 10 on the o c c a s i o n o f D.K.Pattammal’s 91st Birth Anniversary celebrations. Sree Ram Parasuram commenced his concert with a navaragamalika varnam in the traditional format. His concentration and dedication amazed the audience. Sabapathikku veru deivam samana

maaguma” in Abhogi c o n v e y e d t h e vaggeyakara`s surrender to the feel of devotion. Saint Thyagaraja`s “ Anupama Gunambudhi”.and Papanasam Sivan`s” Sara nam Ayyappa” in Mukhari enthralled the audience. Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar `s Bhuvaneswariyam in Mohan Kalyanai was performed along with detailed alapana and it was a soothing experience to listen to the violinist. Saint Thiagaraja`s “Nannu Kanna

Thalli Na Bhagyama” in Kesari ragam stood for the sahithyanubhavam. BhoSambho in Revathi was presented as the thukada. The kalpanaswaram and a l a p a n a g a v e sangeethanubhavam. The violin concert was a treat to the audience with a variety. Shertalai Ananthakrishnan on the mrudangam and Sree Sundara Kumar on kanjira supported violinist. They inspired the audience to enjoy the layanubhavam d u r i n g t h e thaniavarthanam.

Isai Jothi for Vijay Siva

N Vijay Siva, a disciple of late D.K.Pattammal,was conferred with the title “Isai Jothi” by Dr.Vyjantimala B a l i , e m i n e n t bharathanatyam exponent on the occasion of the valedictory function of Gana Saraswathi D.K.Patammal`s 91st Birth Anniversary Celebrations held on March 12. Aaanmajothi Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy, chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Murali, managing director, Sree Krishna Sweets graced the occasion and felicitated Vijay Siva. Dr.Vyjanthimala Bali recollected her relationship with DKP, who

was a mother, guru and deivam to her and said that she considered it a boon to undergo vocal training from DKP. She appreciated Vijay Siva`s talent and said that he is the only vidwan to maintain the DKP style, diction of sahithyam and r a s a n u b h a v a m . Krishnamurthy lauded the services of Aaanmajothi, which has been doing wonderful service to the music by propagating through “Music to Schools” project. He appreciated Vijay Siva`s music knowledge. Murali expressed his happiness in conferring the title to Vijay Siva. The CD namely

Vinisha Kathiravan recently performed her arangetram at the Chinmaya Heritage Centre. Vinisha, a class seven student of Chinmaya Vidyalaya and a disciple of Urmila Sathyanarayan, kept the audience amused with her soulful recital throughout. She began her concert with a Pushpanjali composed b y D r M Balamuralikrishna in a traditional way. This was followed by alarippu. The jathiswaram set by Tanjore Quartet was followed by a varnam. And the varnam, B h a v a y a m i Raghuramam, a Swathi Tirunal composition, brought out the best of the artiste. Just like diamond dazzles after polishing by an expert, Vinisha gleamed like a diamond after being trained under the renowned guru. And what took the performance to a completely different level was her complete

involvement. With commendable stamina, the young girl carried out the varnam in a brilliant way. And the audience witnessed some glowing

moments, when she portrayed Mandara poisoning the minds of Kaikeyi and also when she enacted Hanuman’s

meeting with Sita at the Asoka vanam to hand over the ring given by Rama to her. Be it the episode of Ramayana war or the Pattabshishekam, it seemed safe in the artiste’s hand and her guru’s focus on detailing the minute aspects is laudable.After an elaborate varnam, the young Vinisha proved that she can turn out to be the mischievous Krishna within seconds and she danced to the Mayya Mouri bhajan by Surdas.The thillana, another composition by Dr Balamuralikrishna in raga Brindavani showcased her potential by way of neat and intricate footwork.And the chief guests, musician Dr M Balamuralikrishna, d a n s e u s e D r Vyjayanthimala Bali and playback singer S Janaki praised the child and the guru to their hearts content.The concluding item was a kurathi dance. However, Vinisha’s folk dance too resembled a bharathanatyam recital probably due to her long practice sessions of the classical format. While Urmila Sathyanaryanan handled the nattuvangam, Swamimali S K Suresh supported the artiste with good vocal support. M Dhananjayan on the m r i d a n g a m , R Sathishkumar on the violin and T Sashidhar on the flute wholeheartedly supported the dancer.

Devaram, sung by Vijay Siva was released by Krishnamoorthy and the first copy was received by Murali. The second CD namely Janaranjakam sung by Vijay Siva was r e l e a s e d b y Dr.Vyjayanthimala Bali and the first copy was received by Krishnamurthy.The function was followed by Vijay Siva`s vocal concert with support by R.K.Shriramkumar on the violin and J.Vaidyanathan on the mrudangam, which recreated the magic of D K P ` s d i c t i o n , sahithyanubhavam, sangeethanubhavam and rasanubhavam.

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Children come out with innovative designs

XS Real, realtors conducted a drawing competition for students on the theme, my dream room. The contest was aimed to provide an avenue for the students to exhibit their creativity and come up with attractive designs for their rooms.The first prize, a mini

laptop, was won by Keerthana from Chinmaya Vidyalaya. An Apple Ipod and a computer study table were the second and third prizes, which were won by Sripooja and Susila, both students of Velankanni Matriculation school. Bicycles were given to

One for the world record

seven students, and encyclopedias and general knowledge books were given to nine students as prizes. The other participants received a students’ kit as participation prize. The competition saw more than 200 entries from nine schools situated in and around Vadapalani and Porur .The students came out with some innovative and vibrant designs. "The creativity exhibited by the students was exemplary. The innovative ideas exhibited by the students were a real motivation for us to develop futuristic concepts in designing living units in our future projects,” Chef Jacob created history said, Madhusudhan Karatgi, COO of XS Real when he cooked the world's longest barbeque.The chef Pvt Ltd. known for his exotic biryanis and research on south Indian cuisines, recently entered the Guiness Book of World Records by grilling promises to colour hair in barbeques non-stop for 24 10 minutes compared to the conventional 30 minutes taken to colour the hair. It is in the format of a powder colour and is available in PepsiCo India recently black, brown black and announced its entry into the brown colours at affordable powder category with the rates. The dye is enriched launch of Gatorade Sports w i t h a m l a a n d Mix. Gatorade, a sports henna.Commenting on the drink.The product-available new product, Ramesh in exciting lemon and Vishwanathan, executive orange flavours- is a readydirector, CavinKare said t o - m i x p o w d e r t h a t that the product was empowers the consumer to created keeping in mind the make their own Gatorade increasingly busy lifestyle by just adding water, at their of consumers who do not find sufficient time to groom themselves.

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hours. And after 24 hours and five minutes, he had 489 dishes to his credit which included several south Indian delicacies too. Lucia Sinigagleisi, the adjudicator of the event was all praise for the chef and she also said that Indians

are always interested in creating records in several ways.The chef took just 20 minutes break in six hours which he utilised for a massage and some quick refreshments. -VP Times

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C a v i n K a r e r e c e n t l y product-Indica, 10 minutes l a u n c h e d t h e i r n e w , a hair dye. This product

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Handwriting workshop Calligraphy Training centre will conduct “Handwriting workshop for Teachers/Parents” on March 22 at No.

25, II Floor, Chari Street, North Usman Road, T.Nagar from 10.30 a.m to 4.30 p.m. The workshop will concentrate on

the neatness and speed of the handwriting. For further details, contact: 098410 23115.

Mahakumbabishekam Consecration of Sri Maha Sakthi Vinayagar Temple at Mahalaxmi Apartments, Stage-1, 2/3 Lakshmi Street, West Mambalam is scheduled between 11 am

and 12 noon on 21 March (Sunday) under the auspices of Sri Maha G a n a p a t h y Vi n a y a g a r Baktha Jana Sabha. There will be various

programmes starting at 4 am from 20 March in connection with the consecration.For more details contact 43512849. -VP Times

Programme on life awareness VVV Research Academy is conducting a free premarital and post-marriage life awareness programme at Life Transformation

Centre, KK Nagar, Chennai – 78, from March 21 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. For registrations, contact: 92836 64145.

convenience. Gatorade Sports Mix available in easy to use sachets are priced at Rs.15 per sachet. Each sachet makes 500ml of Gatorade. It is also available in liquid format in three flavors’ – orange, lemon and blue bolt - priced at Rs 35 for a 500 ml pet top metro cities in both bottle. Initially the product traditional and modern would be made available in format stores.

Koti chalisa prachara yagnam Sri Sanjeevarya Charitable Trust will be conducting the Koti chalisa prachara yagnam today at Sri Veera Anjaneyar temple , Beasant Road, Triplicane. After the chanting, prasadam, sindhooram, raksha and p h o t o w i l l b e distributed.The Sri Ramanavami celebrations will be held on March 24 at 5.30 pm. There will be Sri Rama raksha sthothra

parayanam at Kasi Viswanathar temple, Kuppaiah Chetty Street, West Mambalam.Drawing contest: On the occasion of the silver jubilee year celebrations the trust will be conducting drawing competitions on February 2 from 10 to 11 am. The competition will be held at Ethiraja Kalyana Nilayam, N o 8 7 , T. T. K . R o a d , Alwarpet. The prize

distribution will be held on June 5, Hanuman Jayanthi celebrations. Only spot registration and will be held between 9 am to 10 am. There will be different categories in various age groups. Participants should bring school ID, pencil, rubber and writing pad. For more details, call: 2471 2231, 97898 17373, 98403 64567. -VP Times

Sri Rama Navami celebrations Sri Rama Navami celebrations will be held at Sri Srinivasamurthy Mandiram, Ellaiamman Koil Street, West Mambalam from March 22 to April 4.

On 22nd, Bombay Sisters, C Saroja and C Lalitha will present a vocal concert. On 23rd, Srikala Bharath and her troupe will present a dance recital. Between 24th

and 30, Dr Sudha Seshaiyan will present a discourse on Srimath Ramayanam. -VP Times

Sri Rama Navami mahotsavam Sri Rama Navami mahotsavam and inauguration of the 55th music festival will take place on March 25, 6 pm at

A y o d h y a A s w a m e d h a Parthasarathy, executive Mahamandapam. V. Sridar, vice president of Indusind f o r m e r c h a i r m a n a n d Bank will participate. managing director of UCO -VP Times Bank a n d S . V.

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Get the blessings of Sai bhagwan

Shri Shirdi Sai Seva Samaj, West Mambalam, will be inaugurating the entrance mandapa on March 22 between 9 am and 10.30 am.On March 24,

Ramanavami celebrations will be held with Baba’s procession. There will be Ganapathi homam, a b h i s h e k a m , Sahasranamam, bhajans

- Photos : VK and annadhanam in the forenoon session. In the evening Vishnu Sahasranama parayanam will be held. There will be Sai Maharaj procession in

the evening. On March 28 laksharchana for Sai Maharaj will be held at Shri Shiradi Say Seva Samaj (21/ 9 ) Jayashankar Street West Mambalam, Ch - 33.

Know your rights

A special programme on “Consumer Awareness” was organised by Exnora International inviting the participants of other Exnora groups, residents welfare associations and public March 15 at 6.00 pm on the day of the World Consumers Rights Day at the head quarters of Exnora International, No.40,

Vijayaraghava Road, Rams Apartment, Flat II / 2, T. N a g a r , C h e n n a i – 17.Vijayathilagam, faculty, C o n s u m e r Aw a r e n e s s Wing, Department of C o n s u m e r Aw a r e n e s s Protection was the chief guest and she delivered a lecture on consumer rights, duties and responsibilities. During her address, she

emphasised the citizens to realise the duties and responsibilities of consumers and be aware of the consumer rights envisaged in the Consumer Protection Act 1986. She said that consumers should be aware of the said act to be smart. M.Chidambaram, general secretary of the Exnora welcomed the

gathering. Sulochana Ramaseshan, president of Exnora International presided over the meeting and the meeting decided to form Consumer Exnora to promote consumer activities. Vijayathilagam made a thought provoking presentation on consumerism and consumer awareness. Participants voiced their concern on the effect of consumer protection act, as they continued to suffer from apathy. Participants said that the consumers were affected by the worst services. P.Jaganathan, president, consumer action group, lamented that consumer protection act has not been implemented properly. He said that people are suffering a lot due to the inferior commodities in the market and under the pretext of discount and free gifts, several consumers are taken for a ride.

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