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NEWS Know your diabetes New office bearers for Lions Club South Central

Dr Shanmugam, diabetes consultant, Chendur Diabetics Clinic dispels some myths about diabetes through this column. Since there are a lot diabetes patients and the condition has been there in many population, several wrong concepts are going around among diabetic patients. Here are some of the myths and the facts. I am eating a little food; particularly I am not taking my breakfast regularly. Still, my blood sugar values are not coming down. This is a common question from patients, as most of the diabetes patients do not have a proper understanding of the disease. Basically one needs sugar for body cells to thrive, particularly for the brain cells. The food we take used to get converted in to sugar by liver and is then released in to the blood stream. Whenever, there is no food, the glucose stored in the liver is released for a short time; fat and protein in our body is converted in to sugar with the help of counter regulatory hormones. While this process is on, these counter regulatory hormones increase the blood sugar and also produce dangerous particles called acetone bodies. High acetone level in the blood will lead to coma and may even to death. So fasting is dangerous. In diabetes patients, acetone formation is very rapid if they skip meal or insulin. And this formation is faster than that happens in non-diabetics. Whether the patient is taking food or no,t blood sugar level is maintained by the help of liver at the expense of fat and protein and with ketone production. Hence, diabetic patients should understand that skipping the food will not bring down the blood sugar level; rather it will cause high sugar level and trigger acetone formation, which is more dangerous. Diabetes patients should walk on an empty stomach and the walking must be very vigorous, just like that of 'sweat bath' This is common misconception. American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetes patients should go for 'brisk walking' for at least 30 minutes per day for 5 to 7 days a week. Brisk walking does not mean vigorous walking. Brisk walking means patients should be aware that he is walking. In other words, two steps per second can be considered as brisk walking. Patients can choose either morning or evening to walk as per their convenience. Always avoid walking on an empty stomach. Diabetes medicines work round the clock, bringing down the blood sugar values. Walking will reduce the blood sugar values further by increasing the insulin sensitivity. Walking on an empty stomach may produce dangerously low blood sugar called hypoglycemia. So avoid walking on an empty stomach. Hence, it is always advisable to follow regular diet at regular timings along with regular medicines to avoid fluctuations in sugar levels and avoid complications for details to contact : Chedur diabetes, #72, 7th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai - 83. Ph : 9444484351

Dr Rajalakshmi Gurumoorthy, international t r a i n e r, L i o n s C l u b International installed the new office bearers for Lions Club South Central for the year 2009-10 at a gala function organised on June 17. The programme started with a prayer by cub V Sree Chitra, which was followed by a welcome address by past president Poornima Kumar. She introduced the installation officer Rajalakshmi as a dynamic and model Lion. It was a rare coincidence that she is the sister of Seetharaman, whom she later installed as the new president. Murali Krishnan a s s e c r e t a r y, R a v i Sahnakar as treasurer, Karthikeyan and Anish as vice-presidents were also installed by her. Rajalakshmi in her inspiring address asked the members to follow the motive of Lionism by doing service and promoting fellowship. Service projects The club which was formed just a year ago has been doing yeomen services in serving the needy. The club's president announced that there would be two permanent projects this year from the club- one adoption of the government school in Jafferkhanpet and also the construction of a home for street children, for which the land was sponsored by Lion Deivanayakam. For installing the reverse osmosis plant to provide drinking water facility at the school in Jafferkhapet, the

club has so far raised Rs. 86,000. Of that a cheque for Rs. 50,000 was given to Mr Srinivasan to start work on the project. A cheque for Rs. 10,000 was handed over to Dr Shanth Kumar, former governor of the district for the old age home which was his brain child. Rs. 15,000 worth notebooks and Rs.20,000 towards schools fee for needy students were also distributed on the occasion. Summer programmes The club conducted various free programmes in the summer, which included chess, silambam, karate and computer science. The faculties, Mohanavalli (karate and silmabam), sundar( computer science) and Kumar (chess) who c o n d u c t e d t h e programmes free of cost were honoured by the club.



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June 21- 27, 2009

Ayirathil Oruvan audio launched in style

The audio launch of Selvaraghavan directed Ayirathil Oruvan was held at the Madras University Centenary Hall on June 14. It was an audio launch with a difference. There were dancers from Nigeria, women percussionists from Kerala, magic and

catwalk to jazz up the event. The leading women of the movie, Andrea and Reema Sen were dressed in their best. The star studded function saw Lata Rajinikanth, Lakshmi Sivakumar, Vijayalkashmi Kasturiraja and Sonia Agarwal. Dhanush and

KOLLYWOOD Azhagan Tamil Mani to launch his son in Surla

Aishwaryaa who have sung in the film also belted out the song Ummele Asaithan live on stage. The event also saw Yuvan Sankar Raja, once a favourite of Selva turning up for the event putting a full stop to their fight.

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Kollywood is getting one more hero with Ajay Krishna's introduction in Surla. The movie is his home production with his father Azhagan Tamil Mani, who had earlier produced movies such as Anbulla Rajinikanth and Solaikkuyil, producing the film that too after a gap of almost five years. The female lead is Sanjitha, from Sandalwood. To jazz up the glamour quotient, Nikitha Rawel from Mumbai has been included in a dance sequence. Radha Ravi, Ramesh Kanna, Ganja Karuppu and

Tamil Mani are also acting different get-up in the in the movie. Radha Ravi is movie. But he has one request to the producers and directors here, “Look for heroes and heroines in Tamil Nadu.” The music is composed by Dina. Dina became nostalgic when commenting about the music. “I started as a trainee with Tamil Mani sir and now I am happy that I am part of a project where his son is being launched as a hero,” he said. The story, screen-play and dialogues are by Sanjay Ram. The director who has made movies Aadu Puli Aatam, Verramum all excited that he will be Eeramum is directing Surla doing a meaty role in a now.

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Sridevi daughter of actor Vijayakumar and actress Manjula got married to Rahul, a Hyderabad-based software engineer on

June 18. Kollywood starts in large numbers including Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Vikram, Jeyam Ravi and his wife,

Kushboo, Sundar.C, Vivek, Trisha, Meena, Aiswarya and actress Sridevi from Bollywood attended the wedding.

Veteran actor Sivakumar and his sons, Suriya and Karthi together celebrated the award function of Agaram Foundation, their charitable trust. The trust has been providing educational assistance to

poor students. About 30 toppers in plus two exams were awarded Rs 10,000 each. Ve e r a p a n d i a n , w h o secured 53rd rank in the IAS competitive examination was also

honoured at the function. It was Brindha, Sivakumar's daughter who sang the prayer song. Karthi welcomed the gathering and Suriya gave away the awards.

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NEWS Now a bowling machine to perfect the cricketers

Budding Stars Cricket Academy functioning at Pon Vidhyashram School, Valasaravakkam inaugurated its new BOLA Bowling machine on June 14. The valedictory function of the summer camp was also held the s a m e d a y . C.R.Vijayaraghavan, vicepresident, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association was the chief guest for the function. Pushpa Balajagam, CEO, Pon Vidhyashram group of schools graced the occasion. R.Ashwin, the tall and handsome Tamil Nadu Ranji, South Zone Cricketer and Chennai Super Kings player (IPL 2009 fame) knocked the first ball from the bowling machine and inaugurated the facility. He appreciated the efforts taken by Sai Subramanian of the academy in providing the trainees professional infrastructure and advanced methods of coaching. He said that he was exposed to the bowling machine only at the age of 18, but the young trainees of Budding Stars Cricket Academy are

fortunate to get this opportunity at the age of 12 itself. He asked the parents provide enough opportunities to their children and to motivate and encourage them even if they fail. He also shared some moments he spent with International players like M.S.Dhoni , Hayden , Morkel and Muralidharan in the IPL 2009 for Chennai Super Kings team. Ashwin said that the facility will improve the reflexes and skills of the upcoming cricketers. “Bowling machine can expose the flaws in technique and the mistakes can be eliminated quickly and perfectly by repeatedly playing that particular delivery any number of times till the perfection is achieved,” he said. Pushpa Balajagam, the CEO of Pon Vidhyashram Group of Schools appreciated the tireless efforts of Sai Subramanian and his dedicated team of coaches under the guidance of veteran coach Prakash Banagara, in moulding promising players from the

academy. She recalled that the academy has produced a lot of district players. C.R.Vijayaraghavan, appreciated the enthusiasm of the kids and the efforts taken by the parents in encouraging their children. He appreciated the support rendered by C.Damodaran, the chairman of Ponnammal Group of Educational Institutions towards the academy and requested their continued support so that the Tamil Nadu may get quality cricketers from the academy. The facility is useful for not only bowlers and batsmen but also for wicket keepers and fielders as well. By practicing on the machine, one can improve the fielding skills. By continuous practice, the wicket keepers can improve their footwork and glove work. The fielders will be able to develop hand eye co-ordination and the reflexes will improve. The Bowling Machine can bowl the balls at 45 Kms per hour to 160 Kms per hour. The machine can bowl inswing, outswing , off Spin , vicious legspin and top spinners. It can almost mimic all the tricks a real bowler can do. The academy informed that it will spare the machine for use of outsiders based on appointments. For more details, call : Sai Subramanian , 9840726158.

Silver Jubilee year for school Hari Om Vidhyaalayaa Matriculation Higher Secondary School, K.K. Nagar is celebrating silver jubilee this year. The school has been doing yeomen service for the benefit of economically weaker section of the

society in the locality for the past 25 years. The school has been imparting value based education with emphasis on Indian culture and vedic heritage. From this year, the school proposes to provide free education to 25 children in

all classes up to 8 t h standard based on their merit. For details, contact: Hari Om Vidhyaalayaa, 22nd Street, 5th Sector, K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Phone : 23661052

Learn to make artifacts from seashell Kriti Artsis conducting its second batch of seashell craft workshop from June 16. J Abraham Raman, master artisan and State Award Winner in sea shell crafts will conduct the classes. Classes will be conducting during in the morning from 10.00 am to

1.00pm, Monday through Friday at Kriti Arts, 45/21, Kripa Shankari Street, West Mambalam, Chennai 33. For more details, call: 9003077453 An advanced course in seashell craft, which includes collecting, sorting and cleaning of shells with caustic soda,

bleaching powder and hydrochloric acid will be held in the afternoon session from 2 and 5 pm. They also conduct weekend workshop on gift box making, gift wrapping and designer card making during the weekends in the forenoon session

Sing your way to award function The 2nd Annual Meera Tamil Music Awards organised by Kalaignar TV and Social Media was launched recently. The final awards ceremony will be held on July 11 at Nehru Stadium. Adding more excitement to the final awards ceremony this year, is an exciting contest 'Meera Ganakuyil Potti' to aspiring singers across Tamil Nadu. 'Meera Ganakuyil Potti' contest will provide the perfect opportunity for two talented winners to perform live in the presence of renowned

playback singers at the awards show of the 2nd Annual Meera Tamil Music Awards. What you have to do is dial 56006700 (for Airtel, Aircel & Reliance users) & 1255670 (for BSNL mobile & landline users) to listen and record the Meera Ad Jingle in your own voice to be a part of the contest. Meera Ganakuyil Potti will also have a road show with a Meera Tamil Music Awards branded mobile van travelling to prominent hot spots and high traffic zones across major towns in TN to identify the

participants. The contest will end on June 30. The final 10 winners will be selected for auditions, which will commence from July 1st to July 10th, and the short listed two will be selected to perform. All the voices will be reviewed by popular playback singer 'Srinivas' and his team. The short listed 10 participants will be auditioned and groomed by Srinivas himself, who would subsequently select the two best voices.

A reflection of today's society Sowmya Theatres presented Padmavyuham as a part of Mudra`s Dasarathinangal at Infosys Hall, T.Nagar. The concept of the play was by T.V.Radhakrishnan, an eminent writer and director. The story revolved around sentiments. The values of relationship in a family were handled very nicely. Scene after scene, the current trend and selfishness of youngsters towards their parents were clearly shown. The entire story was in a flash-back format, which was in the form of a narration by Dr Prabhu, a selfish son at the inauguration of ThaiThandiar Illam. Rangarajan, a sick person and his wife dreams of making their son a doctor to serve the poor. They suffer a lot to fund his education. But Prabhu falls in love with a rich girl, without knowing that she is his uncle's daughter. His uncle who came from a poor background has grown wealthy and greedy and get ready to solemnise the wedding. He forgets

that he was a classmate of Prabhu's fatherRangarajan and P a r o p a k a r a n Paramanandan. He treats Prabhu's family in a very shabby manner. Paramanandan's efforts to solve the problems did not succeed. In spite of knowing all these facts, Prabhu settles in his uncle's house and refuses to see his mother, who dies without seeing him. After a prolonged struggle, Rangarajan receives Rs 10 lakhs from the court as compensation for his wife's death. Rangarajan decides to give his amount

10 lakh rupees to his son, despite his friend's advice. Prabhu realises his mistake and builds a home in the name of ThaiThandaiar Illam. In this play, Karur Rangarajan as Rangarajan, Kaveri as Seetha has lived as their characters. The others, SBI Murali as Paropakaran Paramanandan proved himself. Sakthi as Prabhu, R a j e n d r a n a s M u n u s w a m y , Geeyapuram Vasudevan as Mathrubhoomi and the actor, who played a negative role as Seetha`s brother have done a commendable job

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ARTS Clear diction and neat execution

As part of the 23rd week of the Music Festival organised by Vadapalani Times, Sruthi, disciple of D r . M a n j u l a Sreeram,.Lalitha Subramanian and Sree Rangachari gave a vocal concert. The festival is being organised at Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Matam, West Mambalam. Sruthi commenced her concert with Calcutta Krishnamoorthy`s varnam in kadanakuthuhalam ragam with swaras. She continued with Mysore Va s u d e v a c h a r y a ` s Va n d e n i s a m a h a m i n hamsadhwani ragam set to adi thalam. Selection of the sub-main and main items suited her vocals v e r y w e l l . Aparamabhakthi in panthuvarali executed with alapana showcased the

raga lakshnam. The neraval charanam, Thirusathalalu theerchi kanti reppa vale gaachu was good. Her sadhaana was evident in the swaraprakriya. Ramanamamrutha Paaname in khamas provided melody. Bhairavi was chosen as main raga for the evening. Detailed alapana of bhairavi by the vocalist and violinist was well appreciated. The lengthy swaraprasthanam was loved by one and all. Upachaaramulanu Chegonavaiah stood for clear diction. Thani by the mrudangist was very good. As thukada items, virutham was performed in shanmugapriya and behag ragas in a nice and neat manner. GKB`s Idu thano thillaisthalam rendered in behag was good. The

Thirupughaz in chakravakam was an inspiring piece. She concluded her concert with LalgudiJayaraman`s desh raga thillana, in a traditional format. Lalitha Subramanian, director of Rasigapriya introduced the artistes and kick-started the programme. Master Sreeram on violin and master Kowshik on mirdungam gave dedicated support to the vocalist. As a token of appreciation, Lion KP Vijayakumar, editor-publisher of Va d a p a l a n i T i m e s , distributed certificates to the artistes. A large number of rasikas who were present, appreciated Vadapalani Times for promoting the young and talented artistes.

M a i n d a n e i n hamaswadhwani ragam set a divine atmosphere. Jathiswaram in Hamsanandi ragam set to roopakam stood for graceness. Swamiyai v a r a s o l l a d i kumarswamiyai in poorvikalyani ragam was the main item of the evening. After a detailed alapana of Poorvikalyani by violinist, the complete caliber of Kavya was executed during the jathis, dramatisation and swara movements. Her stage sense was good. Thaa madam saiya lakumo, solladi manam kallodi , sanchara charanams were neatly executed with dramatisation .Bo-sambho in revathi ragam revealed typical poses of Lord Nataraja. Kuzhaloodhi

Bombay Lakshmi Rajagopalan gave a vocal concert at Sree Sundarsekharendra Saraswathi Hall as part of the Chrompet Cultural Academy's monthly concert. She commenced her concert with an abhogi varnam. Ragam kalyana vasantham's lakshanas were clearly visible in her alapana. The keerthana, Manoharam Pranamami Mahesam Umapathim, was impressive. Shyama Sastri's Mariveregathi evvaramma in ananda bhairavi ragam was presented with alapana, swaram and the sahityanubhava was palpable. Thyagaraja's Ganamoorthe in ganamoorthi ragam and

Alaipayude Kanna in kanada scored provided rasanubhava and were well-received by the audience. Poorvi kalyani ragam was the main item of the evening, and she sang it with detailed alapana and lengthy kalpanaswaram. The violinist during the kalpanaswars and mrudangist in the tani proved their mettle. Deekshithar`s Meenakshi Memudham Dehi was executed in a dedicated and submissive manner. Madhurapuri Nilaye, the neraval was soothing and was enough to inspire divinity. T h e t h u k a d a s Nadamadum Deivame on Kanchi Periyaval in

saramathi was very apt as Kanchi Periyaval`s birth star coincided with the day of the concert. Slokam Krishnaya Vasudevaya rendered in viruttam style in ragamalika and Annamaiya`s Kaligene ika naaku kaivalyam in sindhubhairavi were good. The spontaneous selection of keerthanas revealed the vocalist experience and self-confidence. Melakkaveri Thiagarajan o n v i o l i n a n d T h i l l a i s t h a n a m Suryanarayanan on mrudangam supported her in a tremendous manner, responding promptly to the impromptu selection of keerthanas. It was indeed a musical journey.

OS Thiagarajan concert OS Thiagarajan will present a grand vocal concert today under the auspices of Mahathi Academy of Music and Dance at 6.30 pm at Shirdi Sai Baba Universal

Prayer hall, Balaji Nagar, Saligramam, Chennai – 93 t o d a y. H e w i l l b e accompanied by Anantha Krishnan on violin and by Thyagarajan on mrudangam.

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Graceful dance recital Sri Raja Rajeswari Natyalaya`s director Lalitha Subramanian's disciple Kavya performed a graceful arangetram at Vani Mahal Mini Hall. Kalaimamani Sreekala Bharath, artistic director of Thejas and Kalaimamani Dr.Ambika Kameshwar, director of Rasa Dance School graced the occasion as guests for the evening. Sreekala Bharath and Ambika Kameswar appreciated Kavya's performance, her confidence, the experience of supporting artistes and guru`s training and the style of Nattuvangam. Kavya commenced her arangetram with a traditional pushpanjali in nattai ragam set to aadi thalam. Sadasivan

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Manamellam in kamboji was a visual treat. Sree chakra raja rajeswari in ragamalika stood for its divine aspect. Aanadal pasuram in ragamalika was satisfactory. She c o n c l u d e d t h e performance with a dhanasree raga thillana, which was very beautifully executed.11-years-old Kavya could prove herself as she had performed in many stages earlier. Lalitha Subramanian enjoyed her disciple's performance during her nattuvangam. Bhavana Mohanasundaram on vocal, Villivakkam. S.Raghuraman on violin, Sriharikrishnan on flute and Thillaisthanam R.Suryanarayanan on mrudangam gave very good support to the dancer.


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NEWS Spiritual library in Vadapalani temple MCI Recognised Diabetologist

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Chendur different publications such as Sree Rangam, Govt.Publications and Saraswathi Mahal are also available. Mr.Adikesavan, a retired manager from Tractor & Farm Equipment and a resident of Padmanabha Nagar, MMDA says, “ It's a unique concept. #72, 724740821 Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai - 600 083. The valuable books in the Ph : 94444 84351 library should be kept for Consultation : 6 - 9 p.m. reference purpose only." S.Gunasekaran from Anna Nagar says that the facility is a boon for visitors. Govt. Authorised Tourist Vehicle Operators The temple library project has been there for almost two decades, but was going on a low profile. In Kapaleeswar temple also there is a library. No.49, 4th Avenue, DESIRED LIFE DESPITE DIABETES

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Now you need not limit your visit to the Vadapalani temple only for worship. You can also browse through the wide range of spiritual books available at the library and enrich your spiritual well being. After a declaration regarding the renewal of temple libraries in the a s s e m b l y K.R.Periakaruppan, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments has recently re-launched the library project at Vadapalani Andavar Temple. HR & CE Deputy Commissioner of the temple, Vasunathan says, “The objective of the library is to help devotees develop knowledge in the areas of spirituality. This achievement was possible only due to the cooperation of the temple

trustees - Dr. Seergazhi K.Sivachidambaram,. Kannappan, Palani Gramaniyar, Kanmani Sreenivasan, and Manimaran.” The library has been set up with the donations from devotees. Vel Tech Group has donated books worth of Rs.70,000. Located within the temple premises, it is airconditioned also. The audio library has collections of discourses, S u p r a b h a t h a m , Thiruvachagam and so on. Three persons can use the facility at a time. Thiagarajan from Vadapalani and Subramanian from Choolaimedu are all praise for the facility. Thiagarajan says that books on Tamil Literature, Tamil culture and civilization, epics, bhakti literature, Veda,

Upanishads, Hindu rituals, Saiva –Vainava puranas and other religious books are available at the temple libray. It is the environment and the cooperation from the librarian and the assistant that attracts Subramanian to here. Va s u n a t h a n t o l d Vadapalani Times that the library has more than 3500 books, worth Rs three lakhs. Books are available both in Tamil and English. The library isopen from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on all days, except Thursday. There are books by Bharathiar, Bharathidasan, Osho, U . V. S w a m i n a t h a n , Kannadasan and books related to Aagama encyclopedia and iconography as well as mythological books for children. Books from

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Kamala theatre is now a multiplex

Kamala Theatre, one of the landmarks in Vadapalani has taken a new avatar now. The inauguration of the multiplex, a newly renovated facility was held on June 12. Maasilamani and Manjal Veyyil are being screend in screen no.1 and in screen no.2, n o w. I t w a s S a n g e Muzhangu by MGR which was screened some 36 years ago as the inaugural film at Kamala Theatre. The recently renovated multiplex movie theatre has ultra modern sound

t e c h n i q u e s . V.N.Chidambaram, owner of the theatre has brought in the new facilities with assistance from his sons, Valliappan, Naagu and Ganesh. On occasion of the inauguration of the multiplex, Valliappan, e l d e s t s o n o f Chidambaram spoke to Vadapalani Times about the state-of-the art facility. He told that when the theatre was started some 36 years ago, it was a non a/c one. He said the

theatre was in the forefront of bringing up appropriate changes from time to time along with technological advancement. “Now the theatre is made into two screens, as the management's passion for cinema has not allowed them to convert it into a commercial complex,” he said. “The theatre has a capacity of 997. This has been converted into two screens now with screen1 &screen 2. While 626 seats have been provided along with push back seat system in screen no.1 and 366 seats have been provided with the same facilities in screen. 2. Fourway sound systems with low, medium and very high frequency levels and exquisite treatment for walls have been provided with 24 speakers,” Va l l i a p p a n a d d e d . Additional facilities for parking two and four wheelers and food court are added attraction. The revised ticket prices are in the range of Rs 65 to Rs.95.

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