The government launched a search engine that will help people in searching tourism-related queries across websites in five Indian languages. The search engine, Sandhan (http://www.tdil-dc.in/sandhan/), was launched by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) Secretary J Satyanarayana here.
Chickmagalur, meaning ‘Town of the younger daughter’, is a beautiful town located in the foothills of Bababudangiri range. The town is known for its coffee and tea estates. The scenic hill station of Kemmannugundi is about two hours away from Chickmagalur. In the early 1980′s, Indira Gandhi contested for elections from Chickmagalur and won by a huge margin. It was then that the town gained popularity. Hiremagalur, meaning ‘Town of the elder daughter’, is about 5 kms away from Chickmagalur. This village boast of a unique temple of Lord Rama.It is common folklore that when Parashurama met Lord Rama he asked to see him in the pose when he got married to Sita Thus, it is said that the temple at Hiremagalur has the positions of Lakshmana and Sita interchanged.
Two varieties of Puzhungal (boiled) rice, equivalent to IR 36 category will be now sold through “Amudham,” retail outlet of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, and cooperative societies.
R. Kamaraj, Minister for Food inaugurated this on Sept.15 at the outlet in C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet.
This super fine variety rice is priced at Rs.31 for 1 kilo and Rs.155 for 5 kilo, another category IR36 is priced at Rs.25 for 1 kilo and Rs.125 for 5 kilo.
A new brand of tea, Indco’s Tea (Ooty) has also been introduced here. This is priced at Rs.13 for 100 grams.
These will be available at all the “Amudham” outlets across the State. The government has bought out this scheme to beat the increasing price rise in the market.
It is an unlikely setting in which to find a chess champion. An asbestos-sheeted single-room house in a slum at Erukkancheri with the family struggling to make ends meet. However, the tough conditions have made M. Mahalakshmi, who is the world under-12 girls’ chess bronze medalist, more determined to win the forthcoming world under-14 girls’ chess championship.
It’s a strange sight — a hall full of people, young and old, comically springing up and down on their haunches. Look closer, and their hands are crossed over their chests, fingers clutching the earlobes – not some kind of mass punishment, but a ‘super-brain’ yoga class.
The longstanding punishment for naughty children and a means of showing obeisance to Lord Ganesha, ‘thoppukaranam’ is now packaged as ‘super-brain’ yoga and taught to people who feel their brains needs sharpening. In fact, this form of yoga has also gone abroad, and is taught along with the other asanas at yoga schools.
Book buffs around the country ought to be a happy lot right now. Amazon has launched its popular Kindle store in India. Now, readers can swap rupees for reads, as international bestsellers, classics and works by Indian and independent authors are a click and download away. Also, fledgling writers will now have access to Kindle Direct Publishing to showcase their work and find interested parties.
A breathtaking demo drive by Narain Karthikeyan marked the launch of tyre manufactures MRF’s path-breaking single-seater race car project here on Friday. Burning tyre by demonstrating ‘doughnuts’, the F1 racer took the vehicle for a spin in the parking area of a mall, but he could show only a glimpse of the car’s capability on the marble surface.
Coffee is an important beverage used all over the world. Coffee or kaapi is a drink every household wakes up to in Tamilnadu. Coffee table talks have become synonymous with sipping a coffee and discussing a hit or hot topic. Methods to arrive at the ultimate brew have always been a subject of discussion and it has the terms Peaberry, Plantation A, Plantation B, chicory popping up very often. Many of the ardent coffee lovers of Chennai walk to their favorite coffee shop to get the coffee roasted, ground and packaged in small packages to retain the aroma and flavor. Just an insight into the terms and the lovely bean that quenches the thirst of a degree coffee…
Adventure Zone, has introduced Chennai to a whole range of adrenaline sports. Whether parasailing, rappelling, rock-climbing,camping or scuba diving, it has been the first to give a taste of life on the thrill side. The company is run by a former army commando instructor with specialized training and over 25 years experience in adventure sports. Adventure Zone adheres to stringent safety norms, ensuring a 100% safety record.
A photo may convey a message to you, it might roll back years and connect you to the past, evoking hidden feelings etched in your memory. Photographs are thus shot for sentimental reasons to practical concerns. To turn it into an emotive one, a certain amount of training is essential. To know about training programs happening at Konica labs by Mr. Dhamodharan and about him, read more..
Radio jockeys and scribes are seeking celebrities for quotes on why Madras is special. They also depend on historians for facts and figures related to erstwhile Madrassapattinam. But one part of Madras is neither reported nor documented. Kosapettai, Pudhupettai, Chindatripettai, Vannarapettai, Saidapettai, Kanamapettai, Krishnampettai and Tondiarpettai are often forgotten though these pettais have unique identities and for centuries have been hubs for specialised trades. These are the places that really allowed cultural and ethnic diversity to spread when the coastal town expanded as city.
The bureau of immigration has made it mandatory that from September 1, all hotels, guesthouses and furnished apartments across the country should file particulars of their foreign guests on the bureau’s website. Details like the foreigner’s passport number, visa number, purpose of visit and date of departure have to be given in a form available on the site, an official said