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ஒரு போராளி யின் கதை :

மத்தியில் வாஜ்பாய் பிரதமராக இருந்த நேரம். நாடு புதிய ஜனாதிபதியை தேர்தெடுக்க வேண்டிய நேரம். பல பெயர்கள் பத்திரிகையில் வெளி வந்தன. அந்த இளம் வக்கீலுக்கு ஒரு யோசனை.  உடனே மயிலை MLA வை தொடர்பு கொண்டான்.  அவரும் மாநில BJPக நிர்வாகி மூலம் BJP தலைமைக்கு உடனே தொடர்பு கொண்டார்.  பிரதமருக்கு செய்தி தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டது.

நிஜ மெர்செல் 5 ரூபா டாக்டர்

 ஐந்து ரூபாய் ஃபீஸ்… 60 ஆண்டுகால மருத்துவ சேவை… அசத்தல் டாக்டர் மயிலாடுதுறை ராமமூர்த்தி

“மத்தவங்களுக்கு உதவி செய்யறதுங்கிறது சின்ன வயசுலயே ரத்தத்துல ஊறிடுச்சு, ஸ்கூல் படிக்கும்போது அம்மா கொடுத்துவிடும் சாப்பாட்டை மத்தவங்களுக்குக் கொடுத்துடுவேன். யாராவது பசியில இருக்குறதைப் பார்த்தா மனசு தாங்காது. சின்ன வயசுலயே நம்ம வாழ்க்கை முழுக்க மத்தவங்களுக்காகத்தான் வாழணும்னு எனக்குள்ள ஒரு தீர்மானம் வந்துடுச்சு’’ என்கிற டாக்டர் ராமமூர்த்திக்கு எண்பத்து நான்கு வயது. கொஞ்சமும் பிசிறில்லாத உறுதியான குரலில் பேசுகிறார் இந்த ‘மக்கள் மருத்துவர்’. அந்தப் பகுதி மக்கள் இவரை அப்படித்தான் அழைக்கிறார்கள்.

CNN hero – Narayanan Krishnan – Food for Poor

Hero is a very strong word, but it fits 34-year-old Narayanan Krishnan perfectly. During the last 12 years, he has served over 1.5 million meals to India’s homeless, mostly people abandoned by their families, either suffering from mental conditions or too old to care fornarayanan krishnan themselves.

Back in 2002, young  Narayanan Krishnan was already an award-winning chef working in a high-class restaurant for the prestigious Taj Hotels, and close to securing a job with another 5-star hotel, in Switzerland. Just before heading off to Europe, he traveled to his home town of Madurai, to visit his parents, where witnessed a scene that changed the course of his life forever. “I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food,” Krishnan told CNN. “It really hurt me so much. I was literally shocked for a second. After that, I started feeding that man and decided this is what I should do the rest of my lifetime.”

Although he was a Brahmin – an upper class Hindu – destined for a successful career as a chef, Narayanan decided to give it all up and

India’s Defense Minister – Nirmala Seetharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman, the pride of Tiruchi

She is the second woman Defense Minister after late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Most Tiruchites were glued to the television on Sunday as the ‘daughter of the soil’ Nirmala Sitharamantook oath as the Defence Minister of the nation.

She is the second woman Defence Minister of the country after the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who held the post.

Tribute : Expert on water issues calls it a day

Water expert Mohanakrishnan

Mohanakrishnan has served State government for six decades

Located in the southwest corner of the sprawling Government Museum campus in Egmore, the old single-storeyed building, used as the residence of the Museum Superintendent during the British Raj days, may give to any onlooker the impression that it is an abandoned and lifeless structure.

But, in the last 20 years or so, the building, housing the office of the State government’s Cauvery Technical Cell (CTC), has been a vibrant hub of in-depth discussions on matters concerning not just the vexatious Cauvery dispute but also the entire gamut of the State’s water resources.

The person who has played a lead role in ensuring that the building is full of life is former CTC chairman A. Mohanakrishnan. On Monday, the 86-year-old engineer was formally relieved of the government service after having been part of the administration for 64 years, six months and eight days.

He had some chest infection and died of old age. He breathed his last at 4.10 p.m. on Sunday,” his son A.M. Muralidharan said. The funeral procession would start from his Anna Nagar residence at about 1 p.m. on Monday.

Mohanakrishnan served as the Chairman of the Cauvery Technical Cell (CTC) since its formation in 1990 till December 2012, and continued to be an Advisor for the Water Resources Department thereafter. It was during his tenure that the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal gave its verdict in 2007, allocating 419 TMC feet of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu every year.

“He was a thorough gentleman. He was our guru on various issues. He served under different Chief Ministers and offered advice on various projects. He was the man behind many water projects in Tamil Nadu. It was him who invited me to join the CTC in 2002,” said R. Subramanian, Chairman, Cauvery Technical Cell.

Association with dams

An alumnus of the renowned Guindy College of Engineering of the 1948 batch, Mr. Mohanakrishnan, on graduation in civil engineering, had joined the government service as supervisor. Two years later, when he took the Public Services Commission examination, he emerged a topper, just as he did in the engineering degree course. Mohanakrishnan was associated with several dam projects in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mohanakrishnan served the Water Resources Department until his superannuation in 1984. Thereafter, he served for a few years as the Director of Irrigation Management Training Institute, which he was instrumental in setting up.

When the Cauvery Technical Cell was constituted in 1991, Mr. Mohanakrishnan was the natural choice to head the body.

Mohanakrishnan had also taught at the Anna University briefly. “He has authored many books on the history of various projects and his understanding on water-related issues was immense,” Mr. Subramanian added.

Ref :  The Hindu

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business-consultantமாதம் 24,000 சம்பளம். மனைவி;  மகள், வாடகை வீடு;  இழுபறி வாழ்க்கை; சார்!!  இதெல்லாம் தெரிந்த கதைதானே! என்கிறீர்களா! சின்ன வித்யாசம் இது. கஷ்டபடுபவரின் கதையல்ல. வென்றவரின் கதை. ராமநாதன் வறுமையை வென்ற கதை.

உண்மையான சமூக சீர்திருத்தவாதி – ராமானுஜர் 1000

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பாரதத் திருநாட்டில் அவதாரங்களும், மகான்களும் என்றும் வாழ்கின்றனர். நேற்றும், இன்றும், நாளையும் இது தொடரும். ஏனெனில் இது புண்ணிய பூமி, கர்ம பூமி.

மனிதன் தன் வாழ்வின் லட்சியமாம் முக்தி பெற பிறவி எடுக்க வேண்டிய புனித பூமி பாரதம். எங்கெங்கு தேவையோ அங்கெல்லாம் அவதாரங்களோ, மகான்களோ தோன்றி மக்களை நெறிப்படுத்துவர், வழிநடத்துவர்.

அத்தகு மரபில் தோன்றிய மகானே ஸ்ரீராமானுஜர்.

Touching Hollywood Standard – Rajamouli

S.S. Rajamouli believes it will be an achievement if Indian cinema can produce Hollywood quality content within limited budget.

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, who is awaiting release of his highly anticipated multilingual film “Baahubali”, believes it will be an achievement if Indian cinema can produce Hollywood quality content within limited budget.

“Hollywood is much ahead of us in writing and execution. There’s no need to compare our work with theirs. I think getting 80 percent of their quality in our content with 20 percent of their budgets will be an achievement,” Rajamouli told IANS in an exclusive interview.

His film “Baahubali”, which is being touted as India’s most expensive film made on Hollywood standards, is slated for worldwide release on July 10.

The two-part Indian epic film is being made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil languages. The film will also be dubbed into English, French, Hindi, Malayalam and in several foreign languages.

It was through the pages of Amar Chitra Katha comics, Rajamouli envisioned the world of “Baahubali”, which is said to be the story of two brothers for a kingdom.

“My father had introduced me to these comics at a young age. Ever since then, I’ve been living in this world of larger than life characters. I love fantasy, history, folklore and mythology. I dabbled a little with these genres in my previous films. The success of those films gave us confidence to make ‘Baahubali’,” he said.

But it takes more than confidence to set a project of this scale in motion. It required someone with more than just moolah muscle. Rajamouli found all the required qualities in his producer Shobu Yarlagadda, who had previously worked with him in “Maryada Ramanna”.

“I’d discuss everything ranging from the smallest detail to the development of characters with Shobu and his team. He would never let the pressure of budget and deadlines come near me. And my line producer Srivalli single handedly managed the mammoth scale of production,” he said.

It took nearly two years to complete the film, not to forget another year that was spent on the pre-production.

What kept the team motivated?

“I developed an emotional attachment with the characters my father had narrated. To showcase these characters in the best possible way remained my motivational factor over the last two and half years,” explained Rajamouli, and added that the team always draws the motivation from the director.

The film features an ensemble cast of Prabhas Varma, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Nasser and Ramya Krishnan.

Without Prabhas, Rajamouli admits, he couldn’t have done this film.

“Prabhas and I are good friends. I knew he was my hero from the beginning. When I requested him to set aside one year for the film, he kept himself free for two years. Rana was our energy booster on the sets. He brought us and Dharma Productions together,” he said.

Thanks to Rana, the team managed to get Karan Johar to market the Hindi version of “Baahubali”.

The biggest contribution to “Baahubali” comes from its visual effects (VFX) supervisor Srinivas Mohan, who breathed life into an imaginary world with awe-inspiring visuals.

Srinivas along with over 15 VFX studios and 600 artists are still working on the film round the clock.

“Pete Draper of Makuta is responsible for the magnificent waterfalls and the palaces from the trailer. Firefly and EFX Hyderabad have contributed a lot of VFX shots through the course of the film, especially in the war sequences. Tau films are taking care of the scenes featuring the bison,” Rajamouli said.

Thousands of people worked on the film. Although Rajamouli hasn’t kept track of the numbers, he says it was every individual’s working spirit that resulted in the successful completion of the project.

“We never got into putting the numbers together. We shot the war sequences for four months. At one point of time, we were shooting with 2000 extras with about 600 technicians assisting them with costumes, makeup and weapons,” he said.

“There were hundreds of metres of chroma screens. About 30-35 assistants’ job was to ensure the chroma mats weren’t blown away. There were always two ambulances on set, a medical camp for people and a vet on standby for the animals,” he added.

Did Rajamouli ever feel all of this was too much to handle?

“Just before the start of the shoot, the sheer enormity of the logistics hit me. For about three to four days, I contemplated quitting. But the feeling washed over and I never looked back,” he said.

மானுட பணியில் – சிவானந்த குருகுலம்

The tradition of social service has a long and unbroken history. Through the ages, there have been men and women who in their own quiet and unobtrusive manner dedicated themselves to the service of their fellowmen. They have worked tirelessly to remove injustice, relieve distress and mitigate suffering. Examples of their struggle to rescue men from brutal forces of cruelty, inhumanity and injustice are very inspiring and ennobling.One such couple who sacrificed their life for the cause of humanity is the founders of Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram, Shri. S. V. Iyer and Dr. V. Mangalam. Shri S. V. Iyer was a leading lawyer both in Chingleput and in Madras High Court. Dr. V. Mangalam served as the Superintendent of Royapettah Government Hospital. She was also a Honorary Presidency Magistrate and Justice of Peace in Madras, India.Both of them earned well by their professions but could not achieve real peace of mind and happiness in a materialistic world. It was at this juncture that they came in contact with Shri Swami Sivananda, a sage in the Himalayas and then joined the Divine Life Society.

Project Japan – Training Center

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ராமநாதனை சத்ய நாராயாணா கோயில் நீங்கள் பார்த்திருப்பீர்கள். மஞ்சளாக ஸ்ரீசூரணம் மற்றும் நாமம்;  47 வயது;  முணுமுணுயென காயத்திரி;   (வேறு எதுவும் தெரியாது! 6-ம் வகுப்பில் போட்டிக்காக 10 பாட்டுக்கள் திருப்பாவை  மனனம் செய்தது. கொஞ்சம் அரை குரையாக ஞபகம்)  பெருமாளை சேவிப்பார்.  பிரசாதம் வாங்குவார்.   அலுவலகம் செல்வார்.  வீடு திரும்புவார். சுலபமான மனிதர்.