China Milk Poisoning  

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

China milk poisoning incidents make everyone afraid to look at the daily news report. Everyday, the reports are changing. No one can clearly tell us what to eat and not to eat
What really is poisoned milk

It is the milk powder mixed with "MELAMINE"

What is Melamine use for

It is an industrial chemical use in the production of melawares.

It is also used in home decoration. " US resistant board"

Do you understandMelamine is use in industria productionit cannot be eaten

2.Why is Melamine added in milk powder
The most important nutrient in milk is protein. And Melamine has the same protein that contains "NITROGEN"

Adding Melamine in milk reduces milk content and it is cheaper then milk so it lowers capitalization. It can give the business man more profit!

3.When was it discovered

Year 2007 US cats and dogs died suddenly, they found that pet food from China contains Melamine. Starting 2008, In China , an abnormal increase in infant cases of kidney stones. August 2008 China Sanlu Milk Powder tested with Melamine 

Sept. 2008 New Zealand gov't ask China to check this problem. Sept. 21, 2008 Lots of food products in Taiwan tested with Melamine.

4.What happens when Melamine is digested

Melamine remains inside the kidney. It forms into stones blocking the tubes. Pain will be eminent and person cannot urinate. Kidney will then swell. Although surgery can remove the stones, but it will cause irreversible kidney damage. It can lead to loss of kidney function and will require kidney dialysis or lead to death because ofuremia. What is dialysisIn fact, it should be called "blood washing" it is filtering all of the body's blood into the machine and then go back to the body. The whole process takes 4 hours and it is necessary to dialysis once for every 3 days for the rest of your life

5.What are the foods to be avoided?

Foods that contain dairy products should be avoided. Remember: Foods with creamer or milk should be avoided.

6.Which companies are affected

Hereunder are the companies affected with Melamine.

7.What do we do next

Avoid the above foods for at least six monthsIf you have snack bar, restaurant or coffee shopsStop selling dairy products for the meantime. If you have infants at home, change to mother's milk or find other substitutes. Finally, share this information with friends so they will understand the risk of milk poisoning.

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Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta , USA  

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The newly consecrated murtis of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta

Intricately carved pillars of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta , Georgia .

Ceiling of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta , Georgia

Some details of BAPS Swaminarayan Temple at Lilburn, Atlanta :

It is one among the top ten largest traditional Hindu Vedic stone temples outside India .
The largest temple of the BAPS Swaminarayan sect in United States .
The temple is located on 30 acres of land.
The total area of the mandir is 22442 sq. ft
The exterior of the Mandir is made of Turkish Limra limestone.
The main floor is made of Italian Carrara marble.
The ground floor and basement is made of Indian Sandstone.
Smallest stone 15 gm to largest stone of 5.2 tones.
Total stone material is 8430 tones.
Total 40,000 stone pieces.
Total stone structure 85,000 cu. Ft
The length of the Mandir is 213 feet
The width of the Mandir is 122 feet
The height from the ground is 78 feet
The width of main dome is 23' 3"
The Mandir has tapered ceiling.
Inside and outside 'parikarama' for devotees to circumambulate around deities.
Number of Shikhars (pinnacles) is 5.
4 Small Pinnacles (Samaram)
Number of small domes is 6 and one large dome.
Number of Torans (arches) is 129.
Number of Zarukhas (balconies) is 4
Number of Sinhasans (throne) is 9.
Number of windows is 14.
Number of Pillars is 151.
75 ceilings with 39 different designs
Apart from this the Mandir has numerous windows and pillars, which are intricately carved, and also marble steps.
Central heating and cooling.
Under floor heating with Gel tubing.
Fiber optic lighting.
Estimated cost of the Swaminarayan temple is $19 million.
Other Interesting Facts:

The pillars of the temple are intricately hand-carved and each pillar depicts a famous incident from Hindu scriptures.
The construction of the Mandir is based on 'Shila Shastras' – ancient Hindu text dealing in building and sculpture techniques.
Some stones like marble and limestone were imported from the respective countries to India .
The stones were hand-carved in India and later imported to United States .
Intricate geometric patterns, rosettes, feathers, leaves and other designs which number to more than 500 were hand-carved in India .
Each section of the temple weighing from 50 grams to five tons after carving in India had a bar code.
Each section thus imported was then assembled in Lilburn – just like playing the jigsaw puzzle.

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Flashback....remembering the DD days...  

Doordarshan Logo

Doordarshan's Screensaver

Ramayan....Every sunday will start watching this

Malgudi Days...

Heman....the first cartoon..

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

Alif Laila...

TwaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiingggggggWashin powder Nirma, Washing powder NirmaDoodh si safedi, Nirma se aayiRangeen kapde bhi khil khil jaaye

I am a Complan Boy(Shahid Kapoor) and I am a Complan Girl (Ayesha Takia)

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An Interesting article by Yogesh Chabria on Lehman Brother’s Downfall:  

Monday, October 20, 2008

I have found this article so useful and it should be read by each and every human i felt. Thats why thought of sharing it to the world.

Here it Goes.....

LATELY, I have been thinking a lot about the Lehman crisis. Spending money that they didn’t have and going beyond their means is one of the main reasons for their situation today. In fact that is the cause for the current economic crisis in the US.

When I see all this happening, I can only remember the good old days. Then, karz was bad. People looked down upon those who took loans. Parents would not give their daughter’s hand in marriage to a man with loans. But of course, the times have changed now. Everyone I know has a loan. The buzz word is EMI (Equated Monthly Installment). Today you can buy everything on EMI – a house, a television, an i-Pod. In fact I know of someone who just bought a fancy BMW 3 series on EMI, instead of buying a cheaper car outright with cash. I mostly prefer to take the public transport, but then I am an old man with old thoughts!

Anyway, coming back to what caused the crisis. Imagine having Rs 2 lakh in your bank account, no regular income, yet buying a house worth 65 lakh, in the hope of seeling it for a higher price. Even if the price of the house fell by just 5 per cent (that is Rs 3 lakh), you will go bankrupt. This is what Lehman Brothers did; with around USD 20 billion they went and bought assets worth over USD 600 billion. Isn’t it suicidal and simply foolish?

I am sure things would have been different, had I been the head of Lehman Brothers. But who wants an old conservative man like me to head a complex financial institution.

But there are a few lessons that we can learn:

1. Live a balanced life and avoid overspending.

2. Don’t buy things we don’t need.

3. Don’t buy Branded good’s.

4. Don’t buy excess Food, Clothes, Cosmetics, Footwear, Electronics and Fashion accuracies, just think before you buy.

Tip: World still has a lot of growth ahead and the future holds immense opportunities for us. Let’s make the most of it and save and invest it wisely instead of wasting our precious little on things we don’t need.

5. Try to balance life with work (No one is happy to work in their professions).

6. Don’t stress out yourself, after work try to do some extra activities like swimming, yoga, walking, running where you can divert your mind from stress.
A Thumb Rule: Health is more important than money.

7. Try to understand each other (Wife and Husband) in financial matters and help each other.

Tip: As soon as you get your monthly salary, set aside a fixed amount, usually 35 percent, for insurance, savings and investments. You can then spend the rest.

8. Not all the loans are bad. Loans that are ‘need based’ (home loans, education loans) can always find a place in your finances against those that are largely ‘want based’ (Credit cards, Personal loans, Car loans).

9. Borrow only if repayment is financially comfortable.

A thumb rule: Keep EMIs within 35 to 45 percent of your monthly income. In that respect, there is one American who I really respect – Warren Buffet. He has lived in the same ordinary house for over three decades, drives his own medium sized car and leads and extremely regular ‘middle class’ life. If that’s all it takes for the richest person on earth to be happy, why do all of us need to take extra stress just so that we can get things which aren’t even essential?

“A strong PASSION for any object will ensure success,

For the desire of the end will point out the means. “

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No Smoking Please!!!!!!  

Friday, October 17, 2008

This year, on his birthday, Gandhiji would have felt happy for viewing a "Smokers-free" public places in India. After 61 years of freedom we have proved that nothing is an unachievable dream for an Indian.

Hats off to Dr Anbumani Ramadoss for achieving such a valuable supreme court order, which can save millions of lives from cancer.Some call him a passionate activist, crusading against health hazards, while others allege he is publicity hungry and wastes time on trivial matters. He has been a threat to the film actors, desist from showing smoking & drinking scenes from movies.

Research has generated evidence that secondhand smoke causes the same problems as direct smoking, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung ailments such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma.Specifically, meta-analyses show that lifelong non-smokers with partners who smoke in the home have a 20–30% greater risk of lung cancer than non-smokers who live with non-smokers. Non-smokers exposed to cigarette smoke in the workplace have an increased lung cancer risk of 16–19%.

Now lets look into the world who were all ahead of us in this smoking ban,

1973 - Arizona was the first state in US to pass a law restricting smoking in public places.

1994 - California (Workplace smoking ban)

1998 - California (Complete smoking ban in enclosed spaces)

2002 - Part of Florida

2003 - Newyork(Except cigar bars)

2004 - Ireland

2005 - Washington (25feet public buildings and workplace), Italy

2006 -07 - UK

2008(Jan) - France

A 2007 study of the effect of the ban in Scotland showed that there was 17% year-on-year drop in heart attack admissions since the ban was introduced in March 2006.

Enjoy a Smokers free public and have a proud feeling that we have seeded a healthy environment for our next generation.....Vande Mataram

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Trend setters in Tamil Music  

M.K. Thyagaraja Bagavadhar (1909-1959):

He was a popular actor and singer in the 1930s and 1940s. He was born at Mayiladuthurai. He is considered as the first superstar of Tamil Cinema His first movie was "Pavalakodi" in 1934 and he appeared in another 14 movies until his death. Most of his movies were record breakers. Haridass, released in 1944, ran continuously for three years in Chennai Broadway theatre.He was charged with murder in 1944 but was acquitted and released in 1946. Prior to the arrest he was booked to make 12 movies, but he lost interest and the few movies he did make were unsuccessful. Nevertheless he still drew huge crowds in concerts. He quietly spent his last years, having lost almost all his wealth defending his case.

M.S.Viswanathan & Ramamurthy :

M.S.Viswanathan-Ramamurthy duo dominated the South Indian Film Music especially Tamil
Film Music during mid 50s and 60s. They were responsible for introducing a change in the
orchestration of the songs in Tamil films. They made good use of the guitar and the drums,
and added the touch of Western music into Tamil film songs, which until that time were
pretty much classical oriented. The combination of M.S.Viswanathan and T.K.Ramamurthy
(as the Music Directors), Kannadasan (as the lyricist), T.M.Soundarajan (as the male
singer) and P.Susheela (as the female singer), produced 100s of excellent songs in the
50's and the 60's. Later day Tamil film music directors like V.Kumar, the duo of Shankar-
Ganesh, and some others, started their careers under the wings of M.S. Viswanathan and
and T.K.Ramamurthi. They scored music for a couple of Hindi films but with a lesser
level of success.The duo split sometime in the mid-sixties (1965/1966), after which MSV
continued to score music for Tamil films with great success, almost into the mid-
seventies, before Ilaiyaraja came into the field, and established his own unique style
with greater success, while Ramamurthi did not meet with as much of a success in his solo


Ilayaraja was born on 2nd June 1943 in Pannaipuram, a little hamlet Pannaipuram ,near Madurai,Tamil Nadu . Ilayaraja entered the tamil film industry and composed his first tamil music in 1976 for the movie 'Annakili". The score for this film was a runaway success. It took the audience by surprise as it was totally a different kind of music than the other leading music directors at that time.Most of his movies were a instant hit at the stake of the music alone. Directors used his name to make profit.With his arrival on the scene, for the first time in India, we got a complete music director who does every
thing-composing, orchestration, arrangement of instruments and writing notations.Since then he holds a record of composing songs for more than 750 feature films which include composing songs and also the background track for each one of these movies in Tamil,
Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and English.And even today there is no one like him who can carry an entire film on the strength of his background music alone - the success of at least 100 movies in India have been solely due to his background score. Innovations in chords, progression of chords, strings, percussion, points & counterpoints, harmony, melody, polyphony, bass in the foreground, waltz like movements, baroque style & symphonic interludes- there is nothing this man has not interpreted in his own inimitable grandiose style.

In July 1993 recorded his first major work in western classical music, his Symphony No.1
with the world famous Royal philharmonic Orchestra of London under the baton of John
Scott. Ilaiyaraaja is the first Asian whose symphony was performed by the prestigious RPO
(Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth and the
president is Lord Yehudi Menuhin.

He is also the first Indian who has written a western classical symphony. Composing a
symphony is the ultimate in composing music in the western classical tradition. That is on
the lines of such great composers like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, who had given us
so much of great music. The time taken to complete a symphony to be played by a full scale
symphony orchestra varies from composer to composer; depending upon his mood, the
complexity of music, etc. If Mozart took a few days to complete a symphony, Brahms took
fourteen years to complete one of his symphonies. And Ilaiyaraaja well known for his speed
of composing completed this symphony in just one month's time.

Best Music Director many times from the governments of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
He was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by... Annamalai University of Chidambaram,India in April 1994. The World University of Arizona, USA in June 1994. Madurai Kamaraj University in 1996.
Isai Gnani first award given by politician Karunanidhi.

A R Rahman:

A. R. Rahman was born as 'A S Dileep Kumar' to R. K. Shekhar and Kasthuri in Chennai.At
the age of 11, he joined, as a keyboardist, the troupe of Maestro Ilayaraja.In 1992, the
first time he got chance to enter in film field, through a Malayalam film named Yodha.And
with this good entry he was approached by film director Mani Ratnam to compose the score
and soundtrack for manirathnam Tamil film Roja. Roja's score met with high sales and
acclaim, in its original and dubbed versions, bringing about an effective transformation in film music at the time, and Rahman followed this with scores for films including, among others, Bombay, Kadhalan, Indira, Minsaara Kanavu, Muthu and Love Birds, which gained him notice. His soundtracks gained him recognition in the Tamil film industry and across the country for his versatality in classical, Folk, jazz, reggae, soft rock and other styles in his pieces. Rangeela, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, marked Rahman's debut in Hindi films. Many popular and superhit scores for films including Dil Se and Taal followed. The sales of these albums prompted several film producers to take film music more seriously.He is a recipient of the Padma Shri award from the Government of India. Rahman has been involved in several projects aside from film. He made an album Vande Mataram (1997) on
India's 50th anniversary of independence to immense success. As of 3 October 2008, the
song Maa Tujhe Salaam from this album is the 14th most viewed all time music video[7] on
Youtube. He followed it up with an album called Jana gana mana, a conglomeration of
performances by many leading exponents/artists of Indian classical music.Rahman's instant
success is owed to his clever usage of Western instruments to invoke Indian sounds while
his peers tried to invoke Western sounds through Indian instruments.

Harris Jayaraj:

Harris Jayaraj entered the world of film music as a musician, programming scores and drum–percussion for many films under the famous Indian Music Director A R Rahman. He started his career by composing beats for TV advertisements. His first music score for a commercial movie was for the Tamil film Majunu.But Minnalae was reached the audience better than his first movie. The music was well received, especially the song "Vaseegara", made the film becoming a big box office hit, running the charts for weeks. After Minnale, Harris composed music for the Tamil movies 12B and Kovil which were once again a huge musical super hit. His first music score in Bollywood was for Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein, a remake of Minnale', which was again a hit. His recent release Dhamdhoom has fetched accolades.

Yuvan Shankar Raja:

The first film he composed for was the Tamil film Aravindhan. He captivated the youth's attention by the refreshing Thulluvatho Ilamai album. Then there is no turn back for him. Hailing from a musical family, much of Yuvan’s inspiration is said to come from the several genres he grew up listening to such as Western classical music, pop, rock, heavy metal, jazz, urban Hip hop and other styles and sounds. His versatality is his big asset. He ranges from rustic Tamil folk to heavy metal. His father Ilaiyaraaja is also an inspiration. Yuvan Shankar Raja is renowned for his unique blend of melody and electronic orchestration. Soundtracks for films such as Kadhal Kondein, 7G Rainbow Colony, Kanda Naal Mudhal and others were released to acclaim and popularity. He is known for his ability to produce hit albums back to back in a very short period of time. When Yuvan started music career he was heavily compared to his elderly brother Karthik Raja and often criticized by music critics but later on gained momentum after the hit music for Poovelaam Ketupaar. His recent hits in combination with Venkat Prabhu, Chennai 28 and Saroja, proved him to be a maestro for the youth.

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History of Tamil film industry  

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So I finally came up with the first post. All about Tamil film industry. Before reaching an era of releasing the movies on internet instead of theatres, lets have a look into the history of theatres in Tamilnadu and also about the origin of Tamil film industry… it goes…

M.Edwards screened the first ever movie show in South India at Victoria Public Hall, Chennai in 1897

Electric Theatre-the first ever cinema house in South India was built by Major Warwick on Anna Salai, Chennai in 1900

Lyric-the second cinema house in Chennai was started by Cohen at Anna Salai – 1902.

Edison's Cinematography-the first touring cinema in South India was formed by Swamikannu Vincent in 1905

Gaiety-the first Indian owned cinema house in South India was built by R.Venkiah.This still continues to screen movies in the same spot – 1914

  1. Nataraja Mudaliyar

S.M.Dharmalingam Mudaliyar and Nataraja Mudaliyar started the first film producing concern in South India at Chennai.Nataraja Mudaliyar made Keechavathanam the first feature film to be made in South India in 1916.

Pre-censorship of films was introduced through the Indian Cinematography Act of 1918.

Exhibitor Film Services, the first distributing concern in South India was startedby A.Narayanan in the year 1927

In 1929, with the formation of General Pictures Corporation in Chennai, cinema emerges as an entertainment industry in South India.

T.P.Rajalakshmi Ammal

In 1931, Kalidas, the first Tami talkie was screened. It was directed by H.M.Reddy and T.P.Rajalakshmi played the lead role. So it Tamil movie industry placed its first step here.

Srinivasa Cinetone, the first sound studio in South India was started by A.Narayanan in the year 1934


The birth of Stardom K.B.Sundarambal who received rupees one lakh as salary for playing the lead role in the film Nandanar (1935) .It was produced by Asandas Classical Talkies.

Cinema Ulagam,the first Tamil film journal was launched. It was edited and published by P.S.Chettiar in the year 1935

In the year 1936, the oldest studio in South India, Modern theatres was established at Salem.
Miss. Kamala, the first Tamil talkie to be directed by a woman named T.P.Rajalakshmi was released in the year 1936.

In 1937, Chinthamani, the first Tamil film to run for more than a year in a single cinema house was released.

The South India Film Chamber of Commerce started in Chennai in the year 1939, with S.Satyamurthi as the first president.

D.K.Pattamal,sang the first play back song for the long documentary Mahatma Gandhi by A.K.Chettiar – 1940

A.V.Meyyappa Chettiar

Harichandra(Tamil),was dubbed into Kannada by A.V.Meyyappa Chettiar thus becoming the first dubbed film in South India – 1943

The film Haridas played continuously for 110 weeks in Broadway talkies, Chennai – 1944

In 1951, K.B.Sundarmbal,the first film artiste (That too a women) to enter the legislature, is nominated to the Madras Legislative Council.

Andha Naal, the first Tamil film without any song was released in 1954

A shot from the movie Alibabhavum Narpathu Thirudargalum.

Alibabhavum Narpathu Thirudargalum (1955), the first full-length colour film was produced by Modern Theatres.

Tamizh Nadigar Sangam, an association of film artistes is founded by K.Subrahmanyam (1959).

The Institute of Film Technology started in Adyar,Chennai in 1960.


M.G.Ramachandran, film star wins an election from Parangimalai constituency in Chennai -1967.
Rajarajacholan for the cinemascope film in Tamil was released in 1973.

Annai Bhoomi, the first 3D movie, made in Tamil in 1985.

Maaveeran, with Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role is the first 70mm film, made in Tamil in 1986.

Ooops!!!! am of tired of all these info. So feel proud of tamil film industry and also tamilians who helped in establishing such a great media.

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Hi Everybody!!!  

Friday, October 10, 2008

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