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Children's Day celebrated Felicitation for school secretary

I am a diabetic for the past six years. I have been taking medicines for that. However, nowadays I feel very hungry by noon and feel palpitation and giddiness if I delay my food. This is due to low blood sugar that occurs during the periods between your food timings. This is very common in diabetics, especially around noon, as it is the time before your lunch. For a diabetic patient timely intake of food is very important. They should also avoid sweet rich diet. A diabetes affected person is requested to take regular food intake with three major feed (i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner) and three small feed in between (mid- morning snacks, mid-evening snacks and bedtime snacks). Food stuff like that of tea or coffee without sugar or buttermilk or sugar free biscuits or vegetable salad or vegetable sandwich or vegetarian soup or some selective fruit salad can be taken in the mid- morning to avoid low blood sugar levels. Whatever the diabetes medicines, it will work 24 hours to bring down your blood sugar level; so patients have to take regular food at appropriate timings to avoid low blood sugar levels. Two major laws particular in diabetes food is to avoid fasting and avoid feasting.

Sri Sitaram Vidyalaya Mat. Hr. Sec. School celebrated Children's Day Ayodya A s w a m e d h a Mahamandapam. D.Dhushyanathan, retired principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi presided over the function and distributed the prizes. School secretary K.Subramanian welcomed

the gathering. Leela Parthasarathy , school principal proposed a vote of thanks. The board of trustees, the president and members of the governing body of Sri Ram Samaj graced the occasion. Prize distribution was followed by cultural programmes by the students.

Kalmandir Matriculation Hr. achievements and his Sec. School principal, staff, students and parents felicitated the school secretary Ln. Dr. S.J. Sharma for receiving a honorary doctorate from the cosmopolitan University Missouri. Swami Padmasthananda Maharaj, secretary, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama and Schools graced the o c c a s i o n . Kalyanasundaram, parent of Thirumalai of Std IX and Mrs Bhavani Ramgopal of Makkal Kural, parent of Premsunder of Std X services to the school and praised the secretary for his society.

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KOLLYWOOD SPEAKS

Pavithran makes a come back with Mattudhavani

Paiyya audio launched

The audio launch of Paiyya was held recently in a multiplex theatre. Lingusamy and his Thirrupathi Brothers made Director Pavithran who made films like Sooryan and Indu is coming out with a new film Mattudhavani. The story is based in Madurai. The film has new

faces only and recently a trailer and some songs from the film were shown to the media. The film stars new face Ramkiran and a new villain Satish. The film is an

action packed commercial with lots of suspense. The music is being composed by Deva. The film is scheduled for a December release.

Captain to wield megaphone

Captain Vijaykanth is all set to do a different role. This time he is trying his hands on direction. Vijayakanth will be launching himself as a director in his new film Viruthagiri. The film's

launch was held on November 23 at Rekha House, a shooting place. Viruthagiri, which is Captain's 153rd film, will again show Vijaykanth as an upright cop fighting the

the launch a grand one. The lead pair of the film Karthi and Tamannaah were present along with the film's music director Yuvan

Shankar Raja. Director Shankar launched the audio by giving the first copy to actor Suriya. Venkat Prabhu was the emcee for the evening. A promo trailer and two songs of the film were screened. Going by the trailer it seems Paiyaa will be an action film with romance. The star-studded audio launch was attended by Jayam Ravi, Silambarasan, Shankar, Hansraj Saxena, Abirami Ramanathan, RK Selvamani Parthipan, Mysskin, Balaji Sakthivel, AR Murgadoss and K Bhagyaraj.

Kandha Kottai audio released first copy of the album from Harris. Music director Dheena has composed music for the film. The lead pair of the film, Nakul and Poorna attended the event. Lingusamy, Larencce, director Vijay, Chimbu Devan, Arya, 'Jayam' Ravi, KV Anand, KRG, Editor Mohan, Hansraj Saxena and Pandu graced the occasion. The trailer and three songs from the film were screened. Music director Harris album of 'Kandha Kottai'. S Kadhirvel debuts as Jeyaraj launched the audio Prabhu Deva received the director with Kandha Kottai.

bad elements. Sundar C Babu will be scoring the music and the film will be produced by L K Sudeesh, Vijaykanth's brother-in-law under the Captain Cine Creations banner.

Gauthami to act in teleserial Ramanathan's mega serial, Abirami. Actor Kamal Hassan switched on the camera and producers council president Ramanarayan, gave the first clap. Khushboo, Kasturi Raja, Kutty Padmini and Kalpana were present. Abirami Ramanathan who had earlier produced Devathai is planning to make it big in television. The creative head of the serial is Kutty Padmini and her daughter has written the Actor Gauthami is making a through small screen by story. come back and this time a c t i n g i n A b i r a m i

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ARTS

Impressive show

Narthaka Sikhamani award for Ramli

Ramli Ibrahim, odissi and bharathanatyam exponent was awarded Narthaka Sikhamani by Natyanjali Trust on the occasion of its Third Narthaka Natya Festival held at Bharathiya V i d y a B h a v a n . Padmabhooshan Alarmel Valli inaugurated the third edition of the Narthaka Natya Festival. Axcel Saurer, Deputy Counsel General of the Republic of Germany was the guest of

honour. While felicitating Ramli Ibrahim, Alarmel Valli expressed her happiness and said that it is apt to honour a dancer like Ramli, a well known internationally a c c l a i m e d d a n c e r, choreographer and teacher. Ramli was awarded with a cash award and was honoured with Narthaka Sikhamani title, as suggested by eminent bharathanatyam guru

Dhananjayan. Ramli, a mechanical e n g i n e e r, s t a r t e d h i s creative journey very early in life. He found his form of expression through choreography. Mrs. Prema, who welcomed the gathering and introduced the awardee and the guests. Art critic V.R.Devika, dance guru V. D h a n a n j a y a n a n d danseuse Anitha Ratnam graced the occasion. Mr. Axcel Saurer felicitated Ramli and said that Ramli deserves the appreciation for his calibre. An overwhelmed Ramli, said that his growth was possible due to his teachers Deva Prasad in odissi and Adayar Lakshman in bharathanatyam and proper guidance from Anitha Ratnam in modern and contemporary dance. Ramli`s presentation on navarasa and dasavathar in odissi style enthralled the audience.

Vignesh, disciple of T.V.Gopalakrishnan and D.Rajyalakshmi presented a captivating performance on the keyboard at V.D.S Arts Academy as part of its 2501st programme. Vignesh commenced his concert with Pranamaamyaham, a composition of Mysore Vasudevacharya in Gowla set to adi. Maya malva gowla raga was selected as the sub-main and a brief alapana was performed followed by swarams. The neraval, Jatharupani bhajela Janmarchita exhibited different kala pranamam. Swathi Thirunal`s Deva Deva Kalayami was performed with dedication. Muthuswami Deekshithar`s Nava varna keerthanam – Kamalamba Samrakshathi was selected as a special piece and was performed in Aananda Bhairavi raga set to Misrachapu in an impressive way. Harikesanallur Muthiah B h a g a v a t h a r ' s Bhuvaneswari yal ninai in Mohan Kalyani raga set to adi inspired devotion. Thiagaraja`s Chakkani

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Melodious concert N.S.Vignesh, disciple of Tambaram Sundaresan, performed a vocal concert at the V.D.S.Arts Academy as part of its 2502 n d programme. He commenced his concert with Vasantha raga varnam. Papanasam Sivan`s Mooladhare Moorthe in Hamsadhwani raga set to adi was a good start. Suddha Dhanyasi raga was selected as the sub-main and a brief alapana was performed to exhibit its

l a k s h a n a . S r e e Parthasarathi was performed in that raga which was good. Syama Sastri`s Vegame Nannu Brova in Lalitha raga depicted good diction. Vocalist maintained a clear diction throughout. Maruvakave o manasaa was melodious. Keervani was selected as the main raga of the evening. Thiagaraja`s Kaligi Unte Kada Kalgunu was performed with a

detailed alapana of Keervani. The neraval –“ Bhagavathadre sarudagu Naarada Prahlaada Bhadrachala Ramadasulu” was a praiseworthy attempt. The diction and split up of t he words were very impressive. Nambi Kettavar Evarayya in Hindolam as thukada was melodious. Vijay on the violin and Karthik on the mridangam supported the artiste with enthusiasm.

Raja margam in Karaharapriya raga was selected as the main piece. Detailed alapana was

He concluded the concert with Lalgudi Jayaraman`s Thillana in Kamas. Ganesh, secretary of VDS Arts

performed with dedication. The kalpanaswaram presentation was notable. Vignesh is a class nine student and succeeded in presenting the concert without missing on the nuances of a traditional concert. Papa nasam Sivan`s Maname Ganame Maravade in Beem plus, thukada, was melodious.

Academy appreciated Vignesh for his talent and guru's training. Karthik, disciple of K . V. P r a s a d o n t h e mridangam and Ramya Ramesh, disciple of V. R a j a s e k h a r o n t h e ghatam gave a very good instrumental support. Ramya`s thaniavathanam needs a special mention.

Ganesh, secretary of VDS appreciated Vignesh for his alapana and his paadantharam. He suggested to take better care about the time factor.

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between 3.30 pm and 5 pm. Bhargavi, a school student said that she finds it very tough to use the road to reach her school. Narasimhan, a car driver pointed out that the school authorities are not concerned about the safety

of the students and their conveyance problems. Radhakrishnan, a resident said that all his efforts to ease the situation have not yielded results. Valarmathi, a homemaker said that she finds it tough to come out of the house even to buy

things and such is the state of affairs. Residents also alleged that their repeated complaints to the local authorities are not making any difference and the stretch remains slushy, narrow and congested. Bhaskaran, a two wheeler

rider said that as Alagirisami Salai connects three streets, the traffic volume is very heavy. “It's the duty of the local authorities to set things right,” he said. - Vp Times

Jawahar students excel Students of Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Ashok Nagar participated in the C B S E N a t i o n a l championship 2009 held at Amritsar, Punjab and emerged victorious. The school's chess team secured the first position in Under – 19 mixed category and Third position in Under – 1 4 c a t e g o r y. I t i s noteworthy that the present Under – 19 team won the championship in the CBSE National level in Under – 14 in 2008 – 2009 held at

N a g p u r. A m o n g t h e students, Ajay Srikanth, had secured individual championship in the Under – 14 National Level and received Chacha Nehru award and Rs.6000 cash from CBSE in 2008 – 2009. The team members include D.S.Shashaank, Ajay Srikanth, G.Akash, S.Kaushik in the under -19 category. The under-14 team consists of N.Aadityan, Naven Swaminathan, R.Bhuvan, M.Hemanthram and S.Aditya .

Both are said to have been personally initiated by Babaji, and refer to him in their writings. He has maintained the remarkable appearance of a youth of about 16 years of age. During the 19th century Madame Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society, identified him as the Matreiya, the living Buddha, or World Teacher for the coming era, d e s c r i b e d i n C . W. Leadbetter's "Masters and the Path." Babaji was believed to be born in a small coastal village now known as Parangipettai, in Tamil Nadu, India, near where the Cauvery River flows into the Indian Ocean. He was given the name "Nagaraj," which means "serpent king," referring to "kundalini," our great divine potential power and consciousness. His birth coincided with the ascendancy (Nakshatra) of the star of Rohini, under which Krishna was also

born. The birth took place during the celebration of Kartikai Deepam, the Festival of Lights, the night before the new moon during the Tamil month of Kartika .With his grace, the birthday celebrations for the Master will celebrated with Annadhanam to the needy and continuous chanting of mantra's in the sacred birth place Babaji in Parangipettai, near Cuddalore this Dec. 2. Although Babaji prefers to remain obscure and invisible to others, occasionally he does reveals himself to his devotees and disciples, capturing their hearts in various types of personal devotional relationships in which he guides them in their development. His appeal is universal and his message is timeless. The Master is available. The Master's lila, is one of one infinite compassion. The ultimate truth is the same in all the religions.

Master of masters

As the devotees gear up to celebrate the birthday of Babaji, Vadapalani Times gives a glimpse of Babaji's life, a life which is the labour of love and gratitude. It is the Master's compassion and grace that allowed me to put these words down on paper. Mahavatar Babaji, a Himalayan mahayogi said to be about 1,800 years old, is the founder of kriya yoga. "Mahavatar" means "great avatar", and "Babaji" simply means "revered father". The world first heard about

him courtesy Paramahansa Y o g a n a n d a ' s Autobiography of a Yogi. Today, many cults are growing around his enigmatic persona. Babaji mostly works in obscurity, even while serving as a spiritual mentor to scores of masters. He has guided the destiny of India and her people, yet he is perhaps one of the most accessible of siddhayogis to walk in our midst in recent times. Over two millennia, Babaji has continued to nurture hundreds of accomplished disciples. Over the centuries, Babaji has continued to guide and inspire some of history`s greatest saints and many spiritual teachers, in the fulfillment of their mission. These include Adi Shankaracharya, the great 9th century A.D. reformer of Hinduism, and Kabir, the 15th century saint beloved by both the Hindus and Muslims.

Once this truth is realised, the shackles of religion will drop away. With the Master, inner growth happens in us without any religious compulsions. Inside each one of us there is a saint waiting to emerge. The work of a master is to bring the saint out. Babaji's mission in life is really simple. He is the destroyer

of the cycle of life and death. He is the master who carries our spirits across time and work tirelessly with compassion. He lives with us in form and h i s f o r m l e s s e n e r g y, sharing his love and energy. Om Kriya BABAJI Namah Aum ! - Vikram V


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It's going to rain runs

While the city is known for your respect to none other its way of paying tributes, than Sachin Tendulkar. Yes, here's another way to mark t h e F r i e n d s C r i c k e t

Academy is all set to host a series- Chennai Cricket League, today at the IDPL ground in Ekkattuthangal. The finals will be held on December 6 at YMCA grounds. It all started when a group of about 20 youngsters, both students and employed, joined hands to pay tribute the cricket master. Ranjith of Friends Cricket Academy says that more than 16 cricket teams are going to participate in it. And it's sure bouncers and sixes are going to rule the game which is dedicated to the master blaster.

The teams selected on the basis of mere merit, will fight it out to win the trophy and Rs 5,000. There are also prizes for runners up, man of the match and bowler of the tournament. The organisers say that the aim of the Chennai Cricket League is to spot emerging talents. With a dozen sponsors trickling in, the organisers they want to make this an annual event and offer their support to charity. In the absence of beach cricket it seems this will provide an impetus to the famous gully cricket.

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