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Alpha Times Dec.14,2008 ***

Putting Heart and Soul of your Neighbourhood
Parthasarathypuram residents get water connection after five decades

T Nagar MLA quenches

five decade old thirst
If Tamil Nadu has a long history of disputes over sharing of Repeated requests from the area to the
water with its neighboring states, the plight of its residents erstwhile members of the state assembly yielded no swung into action and made the water connection a reality.
are no better when it comes to getting their legitimate share results and when Kalairajan met these people he was The residents heaved a sigh of relief when the
of drinking water from the civic bodies. horrified that the area is without metro water connection in water connection which was inaugurated by a seventy year
Over 500 houses in Parthasarathypuram area in the heart of the city. He immediately moved the necessary old lady of the area along with the MLA.
T .Nagar which had to wage a protracted battle with the civic papers and allotted funds of Rs.16 lakhs to the civic body It is ironical that no officials from the civic body
was present at the
Talking to Alpha
Times T Nagar MLA
Kalairajan said The
present government
has always been
viewing the opposition
with an eye of hatred
and they are not
looking at the positive
features of the
performance. Over
and above this red
tapism in the utilities
are major hurdles.
W i t h o u t t h e
Government co-
operation and without
having a proper office
in the area we are able
to do well and if proper
facilities and co-
operation extended we
can make this
a n d t h e constituency a model
body for close to nearly five decades for getting drinking dream came true. one he added.
water connections, finally managed to get justice, thanks to Civic body officials were mum when contacted Parthasarathypuram residents praised the MLA
the request made to the T Nagar MLA V P Kalairajan and since they had no specific answers. Even after Kalairajan Kalairajan whole heartedly.
the subsequent intervention of his office and extending a elected as MLA the civic officials has been turning a deaf A large number of AIADMK party functionaries,
helping hand with funds allotted from his MLA area ear to MLA’s request according to sources close to MLA. including T.Nagar B. Sathya, A.A.Arjunan participated in the
development fund. Determined to help people in his constituency Kalairajan function.
Thirunatchatram celebrated
VOL : 1 ISSUE 28 Dec.14,2008 The Tirunakshatram of HH For the week upto Dec.20,2008
45th Azhagiyasingar - Sri
Terror is not politically Lakshmi Nrisimha Divya
Paduka Sevaka Srivan
encashable Satakopa Sri Narayana
Yateendra Mahadesikan of Sri
A combustive Mars urges you to spend
recklessly. Assurances of support you have been

Y winning three states out of the five that went to Ahobila Math, - presided over
the polls, the Congress has proved that it is no
receiving will evaporate. Beware of tricksters.
b y M a n n a r g u d i
pushover. It is a hat-trick for the party in Delhi Rajagopalachariar Swami –
where Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is likely to form a Asthana Vidwan of Sri Ahobila
government for the third consecutive term. While it Math, was celebrated at Sri With a dominant Venus gaining momentum,
swept the polls in Mizoram, it has emerged the single Ahobila Math Oriental Higher your life should be like a bed of roses and romance will
largest party in Rajasthan. The BJP can take Secondary School, West bloom. You are very close to the jackpot.
consolation from the fact that it could win handsomely Mambalam, on Dec. 06.
in Madhya Pradesh and scrape through in The Swami in his upanyasam stressed that
Chhattisgarh. Even so, it has to reconcile itself to the knowledge can be acquired only with the help of an
fact that the Congress has improved its vote share and Acharya. Hailing the virtues of Srimad Azhagiyasingar, If you are planning to undertake some new
seats in these states. The calculation that the high voter he said that the Acharya removes ignorance from the responsibility, you are heading towards a big adventure.
turnout in all states other than Chhattisgarh would go in mind and is the divine source, who through his Your money and health may be at risk.
favour of the BJP in view of the Mumbai attack has been Anugraha, delivers us from sorrows and guides us to
proved wrong Moksha. Students should love, respect and worship
The voters in Delhi would surely have been their teachers, and exhibit gratitude and devotion
influenced by the Metro, dozens of flyovers and the towards them. Guru's anger results in perfection, in A lustrous moon brings happy tidings this
Bhagidari schemes launched during the two terms of students. This has been experienced by the speaker week. A lost game could be revived with success. It can
the Congress. The BJP’s sinister attempt to cash in on personally, as he had been under the nurture of his add more shine to your reputation.
the Mumbai mayhem would certainly have alienated a Guru Srimad Azhagiyasingar.
large section of the voters from the party. In Mizoram, Ealier V. Srinivasan, Commerce Department
the voters have by voting massively for the Congress rendered the welcome address and Dr. Smt. T.N.Jaya, [ July 23 to Aug 22 ]
voted against corruption. In Rajasthan, the voters Sanskrit Pandit, delivered the Vote of thanks.
found in Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje a person who
The sun, overwhelmed by gandamool
could not keep her word given to such communities as
the Gujjars. Nor did she keep her promise to give better
Prahladha Bakthi Vijayam afflictions, is playing a negative role. An unfamiliar task
could pose a serious problem. Avoid doing anything
governance. The ruling party’s campaign against The Harikatha Upanyasam on Thyagaraja's important especially on Sunday.
terrorism did not pay any dividend as its own "Sri Prahlada Bakthi Vijayam" organised by the
government failed to prevent such attacks in Jaipur and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, at Sri Ahobila Math
Ajmer. In short, the campaign against terror did not Oriental Higher Secondary School, West Mambalam,
carry conviction with the voters. on Dec. 08, was presented by "Isaikalaimani" P.T. Your grasp of facts could run counter to your
In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP can be proud of Seshadri, disciple of Smt Radha Viswanathan, estimate. An awaited opportunity could also elude you.
retaining the state. But it cannot overlook the surge the daughter of Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi, with the
Congress has made in terms of vote percentage which accompaniments of the Violin and the Mridangam by
will count in the next general elections. Ms Uma Bharati Kum T.V. Suganya, disciple of Violin Maestro Lalgudi
has been proved to be what she has always been — an Jayaraman and Ashwin, disciple of Poongulam Sri Yo u r e c o n o m y i s s h o w i n g m a r k e d
empty vessel that makes a lot of noise. In neighbouring Subramanian, respectively. improvement despite rising costs. Time to recover your
Chhattisgarh, the BJP has retained power against P.T. Seshadri explained the significance of old losses.
heavy odds. The defeat of Mahendra Karma, the kingpin bakthi and described the glorious bakthi of Prahlada,
of Salwa Judum, is a warning that the people have not advising the students to place such implicit faith in the
approved of the strategy to deal with Naxalites. The Lord. The raindrop deposited in the oyster develops
emergence of the Bahujan Samaj Party in all the North into a rich pearl. Just as one dives deep into the Tuesday-born scorpions will be playing their
Indian states is something that will cause concern to ocean, holding one's breath, in order to retrieve the cards with skill. However, Saturday-born scorpions are
the BJP and the Congress. Although not much time is pearl, one can seek the grace of the Lord, only by warned to change their hackneyed habits.
left for the Lok Sabha to complete its term, the submerging deep into the ocean of bakthi with total
favourable results may persuade the Congress to concentration. These aspects of bakthi were stressed
advance the parliamentary elections to take advantage through various keertanas of Thyagaraja in the ragas
of the containing of inflation and the economic stimulus Sourashtram, Kalyani, Reethigowla, Agiri, Varali, Since you are at emotional crossroads, choose
unleashed during the last few days. Sahana, Asaveri, Panduvarali and Madyamavati. the right direction. Shake off streak of pessimism at the
More than 1,000 students enjoyed this earliest.
delightful musical discourse, listening with rapt
Iyappa vilakku Pooja attention, enthralled by the melodious music. The
Vote of thanks was rendered by Smt Dr T.N. Jaya,
The sixth edition of Iyappa Vilakku Pooja Sanskrit Teacher of the School. Dr N.V.
would be held at the Sri Ram samaj's Ayodhya Vasudevachariar, Correspondent of the School, Opportunities are slipping from you as a ‘devil-
Mandapam West Mambalam, on Sunday Dec. 14 under hailed the performance of P.T. Seshadri. may-care’ attitude on your part is spoiling the show.
the aegis of Sri Sabarigiri Sasatha Seva Sangam There can be some truth involved if others criticise you.
Chennai 600 033. from 6.00 am onwards. In the
evening 6.30 pm a Bhajan programme by Centenary of Narayana
Bakthimamni Sasthadasan would be held.
Dikshithar Be on your alert while dealing with Leos and
Sri Ram Samaj, a Scorpions. Lady luck will smile on you, if you join
socio cultural orgnization, is taureans or librans.
celebrating the Centenary of
Narayana Dikshithar, on
Monday, Dec. 15 at 6.30 PM.
A portrait of
Narayana Dikshithar will be Jupiter shuffling between two signs will show
unveiled and a Souvenir mixed results. Vital issues may remain pending. Don’t
released, containing the
biography of Dikshithar on that
let others pressurise you to do things their way.
N a r a y a n a
D i k s h i t h a r, b r o t h e r o f
Sengalipuram Ananatharama
D i k s h i t h a r, h a d g i v e n
programmes in Sri Ram Samaj
in the initial stages and in
Send your news and events to
commemorating the
extraordinary contribution of
Dikshithar in rendering
Upanyasam, Sri Ram Samaj
is organizing this function.
The event will be followed by
Nama Sangeerthanam by
Vittaldas Jayakrishna
Dikshithar says a release from
the samaj.
Oneday workshop New bus routes launched
Neuro Linguistic Programe Eight new deluxe buses in new routes were
introduced to connect Kanchipuram with Chennai
and Transactional Analysis from Thursday. The new buses were operated from
The Stenographers' Guild, T. Nagar, has Tambaram, Poonamallee and T Nagar.
proposed to conduct a one-day Workshop on NLP Route No 576 plying from Kanchipuram to T
(Neuro Linguistic Programe) and TA (Transactional Nagar would have two more air-conditioned
Analysis) on Sunday, the Dec. 14 in its premises from buses.Labour Welfare Minister, T.M.Anbarasan
10.00 am to 4.00 pm with a lunch break of one hour. flagged off the new AC bus service between
The workshop will cover Visual, Auditory, Kancheepuram and T.Nagar at Kancheepuram bus
olfactory, tactile, gustatory, memory techniques, self- stand on Thursday. The Collector, Santosh K.Misra,
confidence, self-appreciation, circle of expression, fear, Kancheepuram MLA, Sakthi Kamalammal,
new behavior therapy, reframing, stroke analysis, Uthiramerur MLA, K.Sundar were among those who
structure, transactional analysis. The registration fee for were present on the occasion.
this workshop is Rs.200/- The admission will be on first- The AC bus service to Kancheepuram will
come-first-served basis subject to a maximum of 50 leave T.Nagar at 5.30 a.m; 7.30 a.m; 10.30 a.m; 12.30
persons. p.m; 3.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. In the return direction,
The workshop is open to those who are the service will leave Kancheepuram at 8 a.m; 10 a.m;
working as managers/executives in various offices and 1 p.m; 3 p.m; 6 p.m. and 8 p.m, according to the
who want to handle the latest techniques in managing Managing Director, MTC, M.Ramasubramanian.
the affairs of companies. While the AC bus service, which will be
For more details, the Office of the Guild may be operated via the Chennai-Bangalore National
contacted at No.1, Guild Street, behind Siva Vishnu Highway, will have stoppages at Sunguvarchatram,
Temple, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600 017. Ph: 24342421, Sriperumpudur, Irrungattukottai, Poonamallee, Porur,
24337387. 996216312 Fax: 42867859- E.Mail: Guindy and Saidapet, the fare in this bus is Rs 75 per person.
Apart from this, four buses in the
Music World annual sale Poonamallee-Kanchipuram route and four in
Tambaram-Kanchipuram route were operated. All
Music World, music and home video retail these are deluxe buses.
chain, announces the commencement of their annual
Music Sale from December 12 to January 4, 2009 (both
A new bus in the existing M-18-C from
Nanganallur to T Nagar had also been introduced.
days inclusive). Commercial space in and around
This is the eighth edition of the sale and will be
held at Chettiar Hall, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet from An evening of poetry reading Chennai from 1000 sq. ft to 25000 sq. ft.,
10.00AM to 9.00 PM . Spread over 5000 sq ft, it's the
A Poetry Reading session titled ‘Secret Life of ideal for MNC, Banks, BPO, Software
biggest music and movies' sale in Chennai featuring over
40,000 titles across nearly 100 labels – covering all
Poems’ will be held at the British Council by Tom Paulin on companies etc., Affordable price. Easy
Friday, Dec. 19 at 6.30 pm
genres including film, regional, hindi, international Rich, intense, hard, profound and paradoxical,
classical and devotional. Besides, Music World will have Tom Paulin's poetry is a fascinating blend of contemporary
attractive offers of upto 50% off on all music and movies
and special offers on IPods, playstations and
and classical elements. Relentlessly searching for
answers, Paulin's work encompasses a wide range of
accessories which form an integral part of the sale says
a press release.
themes relating poetry with the complex and disturbing Commercial Space required in and
realities of history, politics, religion and society.
around Chennai from 1200 Sq. ft., to
Artificial limbs Tom Paulin, born in Leeds, 1949, grew up in
Belfast and was educated in the universities of Hull and 20,000 Sq. ft. for an MNC. Contact
Jaipur Foot, an NGO, will or ganise a service Oxford. He has published seven collections of poetry and
camp for fitting artificial limbs to the disabled people in
Chennai from Dec 15 to 19. No fee is involved.
two major anthologies, two versions of Greek drama and
several critical works including ' The Day-Star of Liberty:
Those from outside Chennai can come in William Hazlitt's Radical Style'. Well known for his Ph : 4204 6556, 4204 6557
before 2 pm at the venue for taking measurements and appearances on the BBC's 'Late Review ' and ‘Newsnight Cell : 98400 30466, 98403 49559
get the work done by evening. Review’ programmes, he is also the G.M .Young lecturer in e-mail :
The venue is Shantiniketan, Hasthinapur English Literature at Oxford.
Nagari (Maloo Jain Bhawan), 30, Venkatachalam Mudali
St, Choolai (near Choolai post office). The camp is open
Tom Paulin’s programme in Chennai is part of
our India ‘09: Through Fresh Eyes initiative. India is the
NIFT admissions
Market Focus at The London Book Fair in 2009 and British The National Institute of Fashion Technology has set in motion
from 9 am to 7 pm
Council is putting together an exciting literature the process of admission for the next academic year to its four
Railway pension adalat programme for the world’s premier publishing trade and
rights event. Forty Indian writers will travel to London in
year degree and two-year post graduate programmes in
various fields, including fashion design, textile design,
April 2009 as part of India 09: Through Fresh Eyes, and be knitwear design and master of fashion management.
Southern Railway will conduct a pension adalat The admission will be made through an all India
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 15 at the Southern part of seminars at The London Book Fair and other
venues in the UK. As part of that cultural exchange, British entrance examination to be held in 29 centres across the
Railway Headquarters Office, Park Town, here to redress country in February 2009. The applications for the courses can
Council India will present a number of writers from the UK
grievances of those who retired from the headquarters be obtained from NIFT, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani. For
at various venues up to April 2009 and beyond.
office, the Chennai Divisional Office and other details, calla 22542755. The last date for submitting filled in
Also a work shop on poetry would be conducted
offices/workshops in Chennai area. by Tom Paulin on Thursday Dec. 18, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm> applications is January 7.
Those who wish to participate in the adalat can Submit the poem that you have written and
approach the reception/registration booth at the discuss the same with him to reshape it.
entrance of the Chennai Divisional Office of Southern For more detailsWalk in to the
Railway on December 15, a release said. British Council, 737, Anna Salai, Chennai
600 002 or Call on 42050600
Expo on diabetes after 5 years orEmailchennai.enquiry@in.britishcounci
A three-day meet "Diabetes 2008" is being
organised by Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre
here from December 19 to spread awareness about the
disease among the public.
State Health Minister M R K Paneerselvam
would inaugurate the event being organised by the Dr
open house meeting
Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre. Chennai Metrowater will conduct open
"The theme of this event was 'Diabetes in house meeting at its area office in
Children and Adolescents', with an objecctive to create TNagar and Kodambakkam Area VIII
public awareness about diabetes and its complications located at No.9, Muthukrishnan st.,
and to educate and empower people so that they can T.Nagar, on Saturday Dec. 13 between
manage the disease better", Dr V Mohan, Chairman and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Chief Diabetologist of Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Consumers may present their
Centre, told reporters. complaints regarding water supply and
"The event being held in Chennai after 5 years, sewage removal at the meetings to the
wherein we will have over 25 theme stalls to educate the officials concerned. They can also get
public on diabetes and associated complications. The
their doubts clarified about water and
stalls will display posters, charts and photographs
depiciting various aspects in diabetes", he added. sewerage taxes and water charges.The
He said that blood glucose testing meters and Superintending Engineers will inspect
strips, pen injectors, insulin pumps, special diabetic foot- the meetings at the area office under their
wear, fitness equipment and diabetic foods would be control, said an official release
available at special discounted rates

City police notifies renewal G.N. Chetty Road Flyover to

of Arms licences open on Dec. 29
The Chennai City Police has requested the holders of
Arms licences which are valid upto this year to apply for renewal Local Administration Minister M K
before December 31. Stalin Tuesday said. that Chief Minister M being undertaken at Villivakkam and
According to an official press release, they licensees Karunanidhi will inaugurate the flyover Korukkupet.
can apply for renewal by downloading forms from the website
being constructed at Gopathy Narayana
Road and
Speaking about the flooding of
the roads in Our Team
The forms can also be obtained from the office of the Tirumalai Road during the Editor
Commissioner of Police and the filled in applications should be intersection on recent rains, S. Raghunathan
sent to Commissioner of Police for renewal of their Arms December 29. Stalin said that
licenses for three years. much of the
The licensees are also requested to affix a Court fee w i n g t h e flooding was K. Venkataraghavan
stamp to the value of Rs 2 in the renewal application and enclose construction caused due to Reporters
the original license book for making renewal endorsement. works of the the runoffs Usha
The prescribed fees for each type of weapon and the flyover works, f r o m P o r u r, Sai Narayan
applications should be remitted at the City Police office, Egmore he said that the Virugambakka Designer
between 10 am and 1 pm on all working days either by licensee f l y o v e r m ,
or by any authorised person.
B. Harish
constructed at Chembaramb
The weapons should be produced before the a cost of Rs
akkam and
respective jurisdictional Assistant Commissioner of Police (Law 16.5 crore Puzhal lakes. Akbar
and Order) for inspection and their remarks recorded in the would ease ‘The State Advertisement Desk
license book before sending for renewal. t r a f f i c government 044 42697393
The licensees have also been asked to produce the
xerox copy of residential proof, if there is any change of
congestion in T Nagar to a considerable has forwarded a proposal for the JNRM Owned & Published by
extent. project estimated at Rs 1538 crore to the S. Raghunathan
‘It is wide enough to allow two- Central government, which would cover the Office :
Completed application forms should be handed over
at the office of the Commissioner of Police, Chennai Police
way traffic,’ Stalin said.The construction construction of more storm water drains in First Floor
which will be processed and the original arms license will be works of the flyover began in September the city, desilting and upgradation of Sai Abhirami Old 30, New
returned to the licensee for renewal, the release said. 2007, he said adding that to ensure smooth Chennai’s waterways, raising the 72, Brindavan St., Extn.
The holders of arms licenses in respect of the three flow of traffic in the city more number of embankments of Adyar, Cooum rivers etc. West Mambalam,
districts - Ambathur, Madhavaram and St Thomas Mount should flyovers and subways will be built. If sanctioned it will take care of Chennai - 600 033.
apply to the Commissioner of Police, Suburban, St Thomas The ongoing projects including monsoon-related problems,’ the Minister Cell : 94449 43293
Alandur Road Bridge, Jones Road Subway, said. Chennai Corporation Mayor M email :
Mount for renewal.
The release also said that under Arms Act 1959 the subway near Stanley Hospital will be Subramanian, Corporation Commissioner,
section 25, weapons in licenses that are not renewed should be completed by May 2009 and the bridge at Rajesh Lakhoni, Zone -8 Chairman Disclaimer
Readers are recommended to
deposited at the nearest police station or authorised arms dealer Perambur will be ready by December 2009, Elumalai, Former T Nagar MLA J mak e appropriate enquiries
for safe custody and the licensees should not keep them under the Minister said. Anbazhagan, Councillor of Division 127 J before entering into dealings
any circumstances as the same is punishable. He also informed that similar Karunanidhi and several corporation with advertisers who advertise
After the expiry of the last date, the licensee should projects for constructing flyovers were officials accompanied Stalin during his visit in this publ icat ion, Nei ther.
submit the application with penal fees and receipt from the the Editor, nor the Printer and
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“Sivaraman, the mridangam maestro launches Publisher do not vouch any
claim s made by advertisers

Multifaceted ‘Mridanga Cintamanih,” and hence shall not be held

liable for any adverse
As his fingers trace the intricate consequences.

T.N. Seshagopalan honoured patterns on the mridangam, the audience

watch and listen in disbelief, wondering at
preserving our glorious treasure.
The DVD set contains IOB signs
how despite the speed, each syllable is instructions divided into four levels. The
WE did not speak at
all, in the beginning, as we
travelled to our first kutcheri
traced with
crystal clarity.
first level is a
beginner’s guide
together, sometime in the
1960s – our violinist even alpuram K.
Umay and provides
information about
agreement with
complained that we were too
silent – but by the time we
Sivaraman “is a
legend serving
posture and
f i n g e r i n g
began our performance at the the cause of the techniques. The The Public Sector
ICF, and the first song was art for over six second level gives Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)
over, Sankaran and I had decades,” said a d v a n c e d signed a distribution
spoken much to each other – N. Murali, exercises and agreement with Japan's
through our music and hearts Managing includes a Universal Sompo General
…” Not many of the audience Director, The d e t a i l e d Insurance Company Limited
could fail to be moved by such words, as Madurai T N Hindu. He is not explanation of
Seshagopalan, musician, teacher, composer and Harikatha (USGICL) for distribution of
just the Maradona of Carnatic music, but a ‘gathi bhedam.’ its insurance products.
exponent par excellence paid his own tribute to professor Trichy
Sankaran, who had just felicitated the musician a few moments combination of Maradona and Pele, he The third includes ‘thani The agreement
ago. The occasion was Mudhra Fine Arts’ inauguration of its said, explaining that though Mr. Sivaraman avartanams’ in different talas and the fourth was signed by IOB CMD S A
14th Fine Arts festival at the Infosys Hall – an event well is a genius like the maverick footballer, he is deals with how to embellish a concert Bhat and Universal Sompo
attended by celebrities from both the music and theatre worlds – also disciplined and structured like Pele. through the mridangam. The set contains a Executive Chairman O N
and the presentation of the Mudhra Award of Excellence to T N He was speaking at the launch of short film, ‘Laya Naadha Pravaaham,’ on Singh.
Seshagopalan. ‘Mridanga Cintamanih,’ a set of seven Mr. Sivaraman. USGICL was a
Endowed with a rich voice and trained mind, T N DVDs featuring Mr. Sivaraman and his art, Kerala Minister for Education joint-venture non-life
Seshagopalan’s mastery and style have proven, for many years presented by Swathi Soft Solutions here on and Culture M.A. Baby said that when insurance company of IOB,
his undeniable supremacy in the field of carnatic music. His Monday. great mridangam players are enumerated which has a 19 per cent
singing technique, with a knack of transferring and Mr. Sivaraman has evolved an in the field of Carnatic musicians, the first equity investment in it,
communicating intricate musical expressions with ease and original ‘bani,’ a style, which is a fine blend name would be Palghat Mani Iyer’s and the Allahabad Bank, Karnataka
aesthetic charm has won him many accolades through the of rhythmic patterns, creativity and melody, second would be Mr. Sivaraman’s.
years; professor S Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, University bank, Dabur Investments and
Mr. Murali said.Commending the effort at Carnatic vocalist Madurai G.S. Sompo Japan Insurance
of Madras conferred on him the Mudhra Award for Excellence,
creating the instructional DVDs, Mr. Murali Mani and Bharatanatyam exponent company.
while Nalli Kuppusami Chettiar, President of the Sabha presided
over the event, in company of A Natarajan, former Director, said that as the Gurukula practice does not Padma Subrahmanyam were present. U n d e r t h e
Doordarshan and also the Vice President of Mudhra. exist any longer, technology helps in agreement IOB would sell
The kuthuvilakku having been lit, followed by Mudhra nearly 40 of the insurance
Bhaskar’s welcome address, Professor Ramachandran
addressed the gathering, praising not only the evening’s
NCAT honours eminent musicians products of the USGICL to its
T h r e e All those
awardee, but the patrons as well, comparing them to the kings of eminent personalities in Speaking on the
present on the
yore, who patronised artistes. Both Nalli Kuppusami Chettiar their own fields were occason, Mr Singh said the
occasion of the
and A Natarajan shared brief anecdotes of their own musical conferred titles at the inaugural function, Bancassurance tie-up with
journeys, while also extolling T N Seshagopalan’s inaugural function of lauded the services Allahabad Bank was a
performances. But perhaps the cream of speeches was Nungambakkam of Nungambakkam
delivered by mridangam maestro, Professor Trichy Sankaran tremendous success and
Cultural Academy Cultural Academy
and the awardee’s speeches themselves, which were full of there was huge clientele for
T r u s t ’ s 3 9 t h and its president
warmth and shared reminiscences about past concerts and a Anniversary and Fine retail general insurance
Nalli Kuppuswami
long musical journey. Arts Festival held at Chetti. Felicitating products like health, motor
Having arrived for the December season from Rama Rao Kala the awardees, noted and package policies which
Canada, Sankaran was voluble in his praise for T N M a n t a p , T N a g a r. Bharatnatyam were the mainstay products
Seshagopalan. “TNS is an expert in all aspects of music,” he Carnatic singer exponent Sudharani for the future general
said. “He is a musical genius, endowed with a gentle voice – Nithyasree Mahadevan Raghupathy said, “I insurance business.
multi-faceted, multitalented artiste. This award is but another was conferred Sangeetha Kala Siromani title was so proud when I got this award 15 years Mr Bhat said the
feather in his crown.” T N Seshagopalan, who rose to make his and danseuse Rajeswari Sainath and artiste T back and then I was not able to sit back after association with USGICL
acceptance speech, thanked his patrons, and put forth his wish V Varadarajan were conferred Nrithya Kala getting the award. I was proud but also feared
Siromani and Nataka Kala Siromani would provide the IOB
that more sponsors took a hand in promoting sabhas and their as I have to perform well.” In her acceptance customers best-in-class
musical events. Speaking about Sankaran, he said, “There are respectively After conferring . titles on the speech, Rajeshwari said, “The award gives
some artistes who understand the talent of others – but fail to eminent personalities, Union Minister of State me confidence to perform well.” Nithyasree products and general
appreciate them, because of an unwillingness of heart or voice. for Statistics G K Vasan said that these and Varadarajan said that they would give insurance services in the
But Sankaran is one of those large-hearted musicians who seek awardees have carved a niche for themselves their best to their respective fields. The music years to come, besides
and appreciate others fully.” Thus ended a convivial evening in their respective fields and brought laurels to festival is on till the end of Margazhi at Rama augmenting the revenue of
with a touch of poignancy. the country . Rao Kala Mantap. the bank.
. - Pavithra Srinivasan

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Hard to bank on feast to the eyes of the onlookers. At the end of the pooja
Thambulam and Prasadham were distributed to all the FOR ALL COURSES
IF you want to know the kind of problems that consumers face parents, staff and students present.
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cases of valuables disappearing from lockers; and in one
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kept in the locker of a client. There have also been cases of
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There have also been cases of cheques deposited in ‘drop
boxes’ getting lost; of banks making mistakes in the statement
of accounts and then penalising the customer for it.
Banks have also been held guilty of ‘forgetting’ to
pay premium on motor vehicle insurance policies despite
having taken the money towards it. Banks have also come
under fire for failing to provide adequate safety to depositors at
bank premises.
Another area of concern is credit. Courts have taken
banks to task for the inordinate delay in releasing sanctioned
loans, and more recently, for withholding credit sanctioned
under the Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana to unemployed youth
without justification. In recent months, I have also written about
cases where banks had dishonoured cheques of depositors
on grounds of ‘insufficient’ funds in the account despite facts to
the contrary.
In all these cases, banks are unwilling to accept
responsibility for the deficient service rendered by them and
make amends. As a consequence, consumers are forced to
seek the intervention of courts which, in most cases, do not
disappoint them.
Now here is another case where the cash deposited
by a customer was not credited to her account at all, and the
bank refused to correct the mistake even after several letters
on the issue. The consumer in this case, Pooja Joshi, had
three accounts with Vijaya Bank in Bandra west, Mumbai. One
was a savings account, the other two were current accounts.
In June, 1997, she went to the bank to deposit Rs 5
lakh in cash. Apparently, the cashier was not at the counter. So
Joshi handed over the cash to the chief manager and got on
the counterfoil of the pay-in slip, his signature and also the seal
of the bank. She obviously had no reason to suspect any foul
play, and so did not even check her account to see whether the
money had been credited to her account. However, in August,
while checking her account for the purpose of income tax, her
chartered accountant noticed that the money had not been
credited to her account. Immediately, Joshi brought this to the
notice of the bank and asked it to credit the amount. When the
bank refused to comply, she filed a complaint before the state
consumer disputes redressal commission, which asked the
bank to credit the amount to her account, along with 7.5 per
cent interest, and also pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation.
Challenging this order before the apex court, the bank argued
that the counterfoil referred to by the client pertained to some
other transaction and not the cash transaction that she was
referring to. Dismissing the contention of the bank, the court
pointed out that the bank had not submitted the affidavit of the
then chief manager, who had signed the counterfoil, but had
submitted that of an assistant manager of the bank, who had
no knowledge of the case.
The bank had not even provided the affidavit of the
cashier, even though it argued that the cashier was present
that particular day. In other words, the bank had failed to prove
that it had not received the cash of Rs 5 lakh, while the
customer had shown that she had indeed deposited the
money and taken the signature of the chief manager.
The bank also argued that the case, filed in 2000,
was time-barred as the Consumer Protection Act puts a time
limit of two years for filing a complaint. Dismissing such a
contention, the court pointed out that the complaint was well
within the time limit as the calculation of time began from the
time the bank repudiated her complaint.
Thus, upholding the order of the lower court, the
new president of the national consumer disputes redressal
commission, Justice Ashok Bhan, in his order directed the
bank to pay in addition, Rs 20,000 as costs to the consumer.
(Vijaya Bank v. Pooja G.Joshi, FA no 801 of 2003).
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dreaming to become Vaigai declares
CM of Tamil Nadu. that the party will
Some astrologers advised him to conduct free mass contest against
marriage for 54 pairs, as the lucky number for Vijayakanth is 9. Vijayakanth's
While the marriage for most of the pairs was a second
marriage between themselves, for a man from Theni, it was his party.
second marriage as he already has a wife named Azagu Rani T h e
and two children through her. Seeing the video in a news only candidate in
channel, Azhagu straight away went to police station and lodged the election will
a complaint against her husband and Vijayakanth. be Vadivelu himself and he will be the sole member,
As Thali and blessings for this second marriage was sole proprietor and if people vote him to be MLA then
given by Vijayakanth himself, police are consulting with legal he will sit as PM
experts on how to book a case against Vijayakanth for he Idhu Konjam overa theriyala ?
encouraging Polygamy!

BUSINESS LEISURE Some thing to ponder

(The following points on great governance are
doing rounds in email in Chennai City Please read
7 million GSM users Contradictory Proverbs through )
An Olympic shooter wins a Gold Medal(Only a
added in November Each action has an equal and opposite reaction
similarly every proverbs has an equal and opposite
Game) and Govt gives him 3 Cr + awards. Another
Shooter Dies fighting with terrorists and saving our
The country added over 7 million GSM mobile proverb! You be the judge! country and lives of our country men and Govt pays his
users in November, with the Bharti Airtel taking the lead family 5 lacs. The great Governance!
with an addition of 2.7 million users. All good things come to those who wait but Government implements Sixth Pay
In November, the total GSM subscriber base in commission recommendations and ensures that Millitary
the country stood at 249.3 million, according to the data Time and tide wait for none. chiefs gets less salary than Secretaries. Even Senior IPS
released by the GSM lobby group Cellular Operators officers gets less salary than Secretaries.
Association of India (COAI). The pen is mightier than the sword but MARCOS could reach after 4.30 Hours of
Bharti Airtel which enjoys over a 32 percent attack because of formality in Government that is
market share has added 2.7 million subscribers, followed Action speak louder than words bureaucratic and NSG after 9.30 Hrs. The greatest
by Vodafone Essar which has added 2 million responsibility!
subscribers. Wise men think alike but Many Commondos (from armed forces) and
State-owned BSNL had added 6 lakh users Policemen died fighting terrorism. No responsible
wheras another telecom PSU MNTL had added 77,398 Fools seldom differ. person from the Government(i.e. Bureacracy) was there
users. to fight terrorists. The Great Governance!
Other major GSM players such as Idea Cellular, Look before you leap but Two home ministers resigns. Govt hit two birds
BPL, Spice and Aircelhave also added good number of by one stone shifting FM Chidambaram to Home
subscribers. Strike while the iron is hot minister but no Secreatry is held responsible and asked
India's mobile subscriber base stands at over to resign taking respomsibility. The Great Governance!
325 million. The mobile players (both GSM and CDMA) Birds of a feather flock together but Buracrates are part of permanent Governance.
had added 10.42 million users in October. Politician forms temporary Governments. The politicians
GSM (Global System for Mobile Opposites attract. are providing just shield to bureacrates. The bureucrates
communications), originally from Groupe Spcial Mobile) best salary in India without any accountability and
is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the Don’t across your bridges before you come to them but
responsibility. The Great Governance!
world. Think that who is truely responsible for all
In India the major GSM players includes Bharti Fore warned is forearmed.
these. Is it those who are part of permanent Government
Airtel, Vodafone, Idea , Spice , Aircel and others.
or those who constitute the temporary Government
Doubt is the beginning of wisdom but
which gets changed in 5 years and some time even less
SBI to review interest rates soon Faith moves mountains. than five years.
It is high time when we must think about who
The country's largest lender, State Bank of Practice makes a man perfect but are true responsible for all these. Is it only politicians are
India, on Thursday said that it would review interest rates bureacrates who have build a system which can not see
soon following monetary measures taken by the Reserve All work and no play makes jack a dull bay. beyond themself.
Bank of India last week. Please think and propogate it to each Indian. It
"We are going to review rates," State Bank of Many hands make the work lighter but is time when we should proud of our Great Country and
India Chairman O P Bhatt told reporters. do something to find out who are responsible for system
The RBI had reduced repo and reverse repo Too many cooks spoil the broth. failures and why? Then only we can correct it otherwise
rates by 100 basis points each to 6.5 percent and 5 we will always hit wrong target, the politicians and no
percent respectively, effective from Monday. A man’s reach should exceed his grasp but reform will take place.
Soon after RBI's decision, three banks namely India needs true administrative reform where
Yes Bank, HDFC Bank and Union Bank reduced the A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. service to nation comes before administration.
benchmark prime lending rate by 50 basis point each.
Complied by SR
SBI had last month slashed benchmark prime
lending rate by 75 basis points to 13 percent. a vowel we are to use ‘a’ to quantify it. Examples: a
Commenting on the economic package, ahead
of Indian Bank Association meeting, Bhatt said, "There
LANGUAGE ARTS United Nations’ employee and a university student.
Obviously the same will happen if a word that begins with
are lot of things happening to stimulate demand in a vowel sound starts with a consonant. Examples: an
economy. Still there is a feeling that more is required". All writings in the English language refer to MBA, an LLB, and, an honest man. Thus it is the sound of
This meeting assumes importance pursuant to many different notions, people and objects. In our a consonant or of a vowel, which determines the choice
the fiscal stimulus package announced last Sunday descriptions and arguments related to a variety of between ‘a’ or ‘an’, the two indefinite articles.
mentioning that banks would work out a package for contexts we use articles where necessary. Articles lend A discussion on articles cannot be complete
housing loans below Rs 20 lakh. smoothness and clarity to the flow of ideas, besides without pointing out the area where it is necessary to
acting as connectives. Therefore, the importance of omit them. Articles are generally avoided in newspaper
Exports decline for their correct use can never be overstressed.
The three harmless looking articles — a, an,
headlines. The reasons perhaps are that the headlines
appear different and more sensational and, of course,
2nd month in row the — constantly create problems for their ignorant-of-
the-rules casual users. It is, therefore, very important to
say it all in much fewer words occupying less space even
when written in bold and big letters. So the effort is, that
India's exports declined by around 10 per cent be aware of the principal features and conditions that though the sense may seem incomplete, they should be
in November, showing a negative trend for the second govern the usage of articles. easily understood and convey the message correctly.
month in a row this year, following a recession in the US The indefinite articles ‘a’ and ‘an’, both used Examples:
and several other European markets. Although the before countable common nouns, are somewhat weak Mangal Bagh offers to talk to Government
government is yet to officially release the November forms of ‘one’ and refer to a person or thing in a general Militants burn college and police post Customs duty
figures, exports showed almost a double-digit decline on context. Examples: a man, an Indian. The third article, revenue up 1 pc
lack of demand in most of the buying markets, sources which is a definite article – ‘the’ – is a somewhat weak As necessary as it is to avoid the use of articles in news
said. form of ‘this’ and ‘that’ and is used to refer to particular headlines, conversely it is as important to include them in
Following the global financial meltdown, the objects and persons. Examples: the best story, the the titles of books. A book may carry a title that conveys
country's exports for the first time after a gap of seven English language. its theme, its context, or just an indirect reference to the
years dipped by over 12 per cent in October. India has In this respect the English language is one up final outcome of its story. Whatever the nature of the title
been facing the ripple effects of the global financial on Urdu and Hindi, two major languages of INDIA. Both one thing is clear that a book written in the English
turmoil, which has resulted in slowdown of country's these languages function without articles and so bank language is expected to uphold the rules that apply to
exports. heavily on words like ‘this’, ‘that’ and ‘one’, thereby, Standard English.
Several developed markets including the US, lacking the fluidity that articles lend to the English Examples:
the UK, Japan and other countries in the Eurozone, language. Let us compare two sentences, one in To Kill a Mocking Bird
which are India's major export destinations, are officially English and the other its Urdu translation: ‘Once upon a One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
in recession. time, there was a woodcutter who lived in a tiny house The Remains of the Day
near the forest’. (Eik dafa ka zikr hai eik lakarhara A Tale of Two Cities
jungle ke qareeb eik chhote se ghar mein rehta tha). Another point to remember is that the names of some
It is clear from the example that the English cities and countries are also preceded by the definite
For Advertisement idiom has certainly benefited from the addition of
articles to its script.
article ‘the’, such as the Hague, the Maldives and the
Another important factor to keep in mind You see now how important it is to use the three articles

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at all where they are not required.
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Quick Reads Homams for improving scores Businessman held for

in examination
Sahasranamaparayana Sri Veda Vidhya Ashram, 63, Ellaiamman Koil Street, ( cheating bank
Opp. Kittu Park) West Mambalam is organising Medha
City Crime Branch Police recently arrested a
Anniversary Dakshinamurthy Homam, Sri Hayagriva Mahamantra
Homam, Mahasaraswathi Mantra homam on Dec. 13 businessman for allegedly cheating Bank of India to the
Sahasranamam is recited daily in the evening at 5.00 pm and 14 between 4.30 pm and 7.00 pm at its premises tune of Rs 26.76 lakh using cheque purchase facility.
at the Ayodhya Mandapam and the 31st anniversary will for improving memory power, improving scores in According to the complaint lodged by BVR
be celebrated on Tuesday Dec. 16 at 8.00 am at the examination and also improving the genius. Murthy, Chief Manager at the Usman Road branch of
Samaj premises. The pujas subsequent to the homams may be Bank of India, Sheik Ajmul of Ayanapuram submitted
performed either students or by their parents . To seven cheques be tween November 13 and 17 in the
realise the full benefit of the above pujas the name of his wife and his friend Satish. Though he knew
Dharma Upanayanam participants will be imparted 'Mahamantra Upadesam' that there was no money in the accounts of his wife and
by the vedic scholars. The sanctified Thread ( Rakshai friend, he withdrew Rs 26.76 lakh using the cheque
Sri Guruvayurappan Seva Samiti, Triplicane, will purchase facility.
Kayaru)God's Photo pen will be distributed as prasad
conduct its 40th year dharma upanayam on March 15, Ajmul is the proprietor of Vaibavan Enterprises,
to participants.
2009, at Triplicane Fund Kalyana Mandapam, 81, involved in construction business. He has been
Those desirous of participating in the above
Singarachari Street, for Vaishnava, Madhwa and remanded in judicial custody. The police are on the
poojas contact the Ashram at the above address or call
Smartha boys. Those interested may contact Kovai lookout for Ajmul’s wife and friend.
94440 55444
Padmanabhan at 28587814 or 94446 71756.

Concerts on SS Music
To coincide with the Margazhi festival, SS
Music is airing Bharath Sangeet Utsav. On December
15, 8 a.m., Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan will present a
vocal concert. On December 16, 8 a.m., Vijay Siva is the
artist. It is Nithyashree Mahadevan on December 20, 8
a.m., and S. Sowmya on December 25, 8 a.m. On
December 27, 8 a.m., Sudha Ragunathan will perform.

Rasika Kala Bharathi’ to be

conferred on Sikkil Sisters
Rasika Fine Arts will conduct its 5th annual
music festival from December 25, 2008, to January 4,
2009, at Jaigopal Garodia Hindu Vidyalaya, 4th Street,
Postal Colony, West Mambalam.
The title ‘Rasika Kala Bharathi’ will be
conferred on Sikkil Sisters Kunjamani and Neela, along
with gold medals and cash. T. Pitchandi, IAS, will
inaugurate and Cleveland V.V. Sundaram will release a
commemorative souvenir on the occasion.

Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam

Sri Gopalakrishna Nama Prachara Sabha is celebrating
t h e 11 7 t h j a y a n t h i o f S r i G o p a l a k r i s h n a
Bhagavathaswami and Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam
under the auspices of All India Sai Samaj, Mylapore on
December 13 and 14, at Sai Baba temple. The event will
begin on Dec. 13, 6 a.m., with Ganapathy homam. On
Dec. 14, 10 a.m., Sri Namananda Giri Swamigal is
releasing Sri Vasanthotsava Bhajan Paddathi at 10 a.m.,
and Sri Ramananda Saraswathi Swamigal is releasing
the Jayanthi Malar at 10.15 p.m.

Gaambhirya Sangita Pravaham

The two-volume album boasts samples by 14 Carnatic
greats. Vol 1 has veterans including Ariyakkudi,
Chembai, Semmangudi, GNB, Madurai Mani Iyer,
Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Alathur Brothers and
Balamuralikrishna singing one kriti each. Vol 2 has K.V.
Narayanaswamy, B. Rajam Iyer, Maharajapuram
Santhanam, D.K. Jayaraman, T.V. Sankaranarayanan
and T.N. Seshagopalan.
One hopes great names such as ‘Flute’ Mali,
D.K. Pattammal and M.S. Subbulakshmi, to name a few,
will be included in the subsequent editions. The two
volumes whet your musical appetite and are ideal for
those who are just beginning to enjoy Carnatic music.

Winter science camp

Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre will conduct
winter science camp for students of classes VII to IX
between December 29 and December 31.

According to a release, the camp would deal with basic

science principles and demonstrations in physics,
chemistry and biology. For details, contact 24410025.