Monday, December 13, 2010

Semmozhi Poonga Garden

The refreshing aroma of freshly cut grass and watered gardens and the sights of aesthetically laid out flower beds and vibrant orchids greet you as you step in the city’s newly created botanical gardens, the Semmozhi Poonga. Here, surrounded by lush greenery and rejuvenating water bodies, it is hard to believe you’re in the heart of a metropolis.This located on Cathedral road.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Madras Stock Exchange started in 1920

The Madras Stock Exchange was founded in 1920 in Broasway. The Exchange functioned in a rented building in Broadway. In a matter of months it attracted a large number of requests for admission to membership and about 100 members were enrolled. Around 25 proved to be active.

The Exchange was trading predominantly in textile shares, shares of foreign-owned plantation companies, including rupee company shares of Ceyon, and active shares of popular companies listed on the Bombay and Calcutta Stock Exchanges. But when the initial interest in shares waned due to a general recession, the volume of business began to shrink rapidly by the middle of 1923.

The older firms, which were somewhat better established, courageously continued to carry on the trade in securities in the hope that better times would arrive sooner or later. These firms had the additional advantage of having diversified activities by way of exchange, freight, and finance broking and were, therefore, able to sustain themselves for a number of years. Nevertheless, by the beginnings of 1926, there were only two firms of brokers functioning in Madras, one European, Huson, Tod & Co., housed in the Chartered Bank Building, George Town, and the other Indian, Kothari & Sons, situated in the building occupied by the Central Bank on Broadway.

In 1934 and 1935, there was overtrading and speculation on a large scale in Government Securities as well as Corporate Securities. Many big clients of Huson, Tod & Co. could not meet their market commitments, which in turn resulted in the firm being unable to honour its market obligations. Hubert Hadow, a partner, who was on home leave in England at the time, immediately returned to Madras and offered to liquidate his assets in England – which were, in fact, beyond the jurisdiction of the Indian courts – to meet the liabilities of the company.

Google launches pc to phone in Gmail

Google launches pc to phone facility with the gmail following the launch in US last August.
List of minimum amount
United States free 2.1 ¢/min + connection fee

Canada free 2.1 ¢/min + connection fee

India 6 ¢/min 9.2 ¢/min + connection fee

UK landline 2 ¢/min 2.1 ¢/min + connection fee

UK mobile 18 ¢/min 25.3 ¢/min + connection fee

Monday, November 22, 2010

Varma Kalai and its landscape in Western Ghats

Indian Physical landscape divides two huge mountain ranges, namely eastern ghats and western ghats. The western ghats is also known as the Sahyadri Mountains, is a mountain range along the western side of India. It runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. The Western Ghats block rainfall to the Deccan Plateau. The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the River Tapti, and runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India

The western ghats in south fertile hectares of land in both district.Papansam and Kothayar are the two sides of the hill hocks and to orginate the river called Thamiraparani.

In two of the hilhocks ,sathus lived there and they have the knowledge of Varma Kalai and another set of group which is speciallity in Siddha medicine(Numerous Medicinal herbs find at the hills).

Varma kalai was performed by the Sadhus who settled in Kanyakumari District and they have the knowledge to treate many disease through their skills.

There are four types of varma

1. padu varmam (hit)

2. thodu varmam (touch)

3. nokku varmam (look)

Varma Kalai, also known as Marma Adi, is one of the oldest and deadliest forms of martial art in history developed in South Indian region, more precisely from Tamil Nadu. The tamil word “Varma Kalai” literally means “The Art of Vital Points”. Varma Kalai uses pressure and precise strikes to vulnerable pressure points on the human body to heal, maim or even kill someone depending on what part of the body is hit and how much pressure is applied based on periodic energy flows (time-dependent) streaming through the body along meridians

This is still exists in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu and is called the southern style of kalarippayattu. Its a unique Neuro Martial Art in warfare practised by the Royal Thiruppad Nadans to defeat/kill the enemy without any external injuries are called Varmam. Varma Kalai is the master of all arts, royal to its name, practised by Asaans ( masters). An Asaan of special rank is a master over 108 Kalaries. These Asaans were the real kingmakers and known as Gramavadins or Gramanis, a term applied to communities like Nadars and Devars. They were the very ancient rulers of South India. Varmam or Marmam When one is affected by Varmam, it stimulates or blocks one or more of the 10 Vayus (air) governing the life centers of the body, which in turn acts on the Sapta Dhathu (Seven Vitals) of the body namely Ninam, Kapham, Majjai, Suklam, Moothiram Pethi and Viyarvai (blood, lipid, marrow, semen, urine, stools, sweat) respectively, and makes the desired effect to the enemy and causes his death or unconsciousness. Sidha Grandhas This Art is the one mentioned in the 300000 Grandhas (Books) of the early Sidhas. More than 75% of the original Sastras have been either lost, sold out or destroyed due to negligence and also through the over conservative character of the people who handled this Art. Yet, there are sufficient quantity of these rare Grandhas, in the form of Palm-Leaf Texts in Southern India. The Asaans of Kanyakumari, Kollam and Trivandrum Districts, although getting weaker at present, are still alive to the standard of these rare records. In order to learn this Art, it was necessary to work with an Asaan for a minimum period of 12 years in those days. This Art was not taught to anyone who came forward.
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Ban Plastic on public places in TamilNadu

Pallikaranai dump yard
According to studies by the Plastic Development Council under the department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, India will emerge as the third biggest consumer of plastics in the world by this year end.

Every year, around 500 billion (500,000,000,000) plastic bags are used worldwide. So many that over one million bags are being used every minute and they're damaging our environment. India's plastics consumption is one of the highest in the world. Yet, precious little has been done to recycle, re-use and dispose of plastic waste. Plastic bags are difficult and costly to recycle and most end up on landfill sites where they take around 300 years to photo degrade. They break down into tiny toxic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways and enter the food chain when animals accidentally ingest them. But the problems surrounding waste plastic bags starts long before they photo degrade.

Our planet is becoming increasingly contaminated by Plastic pollution and by our unnecessary use of plastic carry bags. Big black bin liners, plastic carrier bags carrying advertising logos, clear sandwich bags, vegetable bags and a variety of other forms used to carry our daily food items and other items are all polluting our environment. Just take a look around you. Plastic bags can be seen hanging from the branches of trees, flying in the air on windy days, settled amongst bushes and floating on rivers. They clog up gutters and drains causing water and sewage to overflow and become the breeding grounds of germs and bacteria that cause diseases.

Animals and sea creatures are hurt and killed every day by discarded plastic bags - a dead turtle with a plastic bag hanging from its mouth isn't a pleasant sight but mistaking plastic bags for food is commonplace amongst marine animals. Plastic clogs their intestines and leads to slow starvation. Others become entangled in plastic bags and drown. Because plastic bags take hundreds of years to break down, every year our seas become 'home' to more and more bags that find their way there through our sewers and waterways. Given India's poor garbage collection facilities, tons of plastic bags litter the roads, preventing rainwater from seeping into the ground. Hundreds of cows die in New Delhi alone every year when they choke on plastic bags while trying to eat vegetable waste stuffed in the garbage.

Every bag that's washed down a drain during rainfall ends up in the sea every bag that's flushed down a toilet (many mall bags are), ends up in the sea - every bag that’s blown into a river will most likely end up in the sea. Besides choking drains, plastics are highly toxics. When burned they release cancer-causing gases. Lying in the garbage, polythene bags also find their way in gut of cattle, asphyxiating the animals. The cheap bags contain chemicals such as cadmium- or lead- based chemicals that are harmful to health. They leach into vegetables, meat and food.

An estimated 15 lakh computers and 30 lakh mobile phones are disposed of every year in India. “Computers, mobiles and other electronic items generate hazardous e-waste like lead, brominated flame retardants and chromium which can cause cancer,” There is another problem: India has more to deal with than just the waste generated at home. The Environment Protection Authority of Britain recently said 23,000 tonnes of e-waste was dumped in India, China and Pakistan.

Plastic really is fantastic. The problem is improper disposal. Remember that a careless moment may last
for generations.

Recently in Chennai the vertenary doctors examine the cows stomach and take 10 kgs of plastics

Several Indian states banned plastic use

Several countries have already banned their use and more will doubtless follow. Several Indian states such as Maharastra, Dehli, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himanchal Pradesh, Goa , West Bengal etc. banned their use. Mumbai's storm water drainage choking with accumulated plastics waste, making the floods unmanageable, is an old story. The Environment Ministry has banned manufacture and use of plastics carry bags less than 8 inches X 12 inches in size 20 micron in width. The ministry has also asked State Governments to register all plastics manufacturing unit, so that these can be regulated.

Various States have increased the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags to even higher limits of 40, 50, or 70 microns. These States/ UTs are: Goa (40 micron), Himachal Pradesh ( 70 micron; HP Cabinet decided to ban plastics in the entire State with effect from 15.08.2009), Maharashtra (50 micron), Meghalaya ( 40 micron), Punjab (30 micron), Chandigarh (30 micron), West Bengal (40 micron ), Kerala (30 micron).

(a) The Government of Delhi issued a notification dated 21st November 2008 titled “ the Delhi Degradable Plastic Bag ( Manufacturing, Sale and Usage )and Garbage (Control) (Amendment ) Act, 2008” Section 11(b0 of this notification stipulates that no person shall manufacture, stock, distribute or sell plastic begs made of virgin of recycled, degradable or non –degradable plastic bags which are less than 40 microns in thickness. Another notification issued on 7th January

2009 under the powers delegated to Government of Delhi by the Central Government under Section -5 of the Environment (Protection ) Act, 1986, which prohibits the use, sale and storage off all kinds of plastic bags in Five Star and Four Star Hotels, Hospitals with 100 more beds except the use of plastic bags as pres cribbed under Bio-medical Waste (management and handling) Rules, seats, all fruits and vegetable outlets selling different consumer products including fruits and vegetables.

(b) West Bengal Pollution Control Board has banned manufacture, sale and use of plastic carry bags in ecologically fragile areas viz the entire Sunderban areas, Hilly areas of Darjeeling distinct, Sub-division, CRZ areas (Digha, Sagar, Bakkhali etc.), Forest areas and in different heritage and tourist site.

(c) Action has been initiated for public awareness (trainings, workshops) for plastic waste management such as proper disposal of plastic bottles, banning of plastic carry bags, use of cloth/jute bags etc.

(d) Coloured Plastic carry bags have been banned in Himachal Pradesh. Use of plastic carry begs have been banned in some districts in Mizoram /West Bengal

(e) Jammu and Kashmir has also banned polythene carry bags under Non Bio- Degradable Material (Management, Handling and Disposal) Act, 2007 with effect from 11.5.2009.

(f) Government of Himachal Pradesh has taken a cabinet decision for complete bad of plastics in Himachal Pradesh under the HP Non-Biodegradable Garbage Control Act, 1995 effective from 15th August 2009.

Recently HighCourt bench of madurai have asked govt to ban plastic on public places to have a green state.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Facebook unveils e-mail and wats ur @facebook ID?

The world's favourite social networking website, Facebook has launched a new messaging service, which allows the users to communicate with people outside the social network.

The new messaging system will provide a '' e-mail address to users. The new system will integrates all web and text-based communications and works directly in the Facebook page.

Texts, email or instant messages will all come into one 'feed' or 'social inbox' and users can respond in any way they want. Users can respond to messages via an instant message or email.

The entire conversation histories will be stored in Inbox, which users can check at any time. Now Facebook users can connect with other people with e-mail or messaging other than the current system of posting messages on profile page and internal messaging service

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CMM Level 5 Companies of India

CMM Level 5 companies - List
Sl no.
ANZ Operations & Technology Private Limited
Applitech Solution Limited
CBS India
CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Private Ltd
CG-Smith Software Limited
Citicorp Overseas Software Limited
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Covansys India Pvt. Ltd.
DCM Technologies
Engineering Analysis Center of Excellence Pvt. Ltd. (EACoE)
FCG Software Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Future Software Ltd
HCL Perot Systems
HCL Technologies Limited
Hewlett Packard India Software Operations Limited
Hexaware Technologies Limited
Chennai and Mumbai
Honeywell India S/w Operations
Hughes Software Systems
IBM Global Services
i-flex solutions limited, IT Services Divisions
Mumbai and Bangalore
Information Technologies (India) Ltd.
New Delhi
Infosys Technologies Limited
InfoTech Enterprises Limited
Intergraph Consulting Pvt. Ltd.,
International Computers (India) Ltd.,
ITC Infotech Ltd.
Intelligroup Asia PVT.Ltd.,
IT Solutions (India) Private Limited
Bangalore and Chennai
Kshema technologies Ltd
Larsen & Turbo Infotech Limited,
Mumbai and Navi Mumbai
LG Soft India Pvt. Ltd
MphasiS-BFL Limited
Mastek Limited
Motorola India Electronics Ltd.,
Network Systems & Technologies (P) Ltd.,
NIIT, Software Solutions
NeST Information Technology (P) Ltd.,

Patni Computer Systems Ltd
Philips Software Centre Private
Phoenix Global Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Sasken Communication Technologies Limited.
Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
SignalTree Solutions (India) Ltd.
SkyTECH Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Kolkata and Mumbai,
Sobha Renaissance Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.
Sonata Software Limited
SSI Technologies
Syntel, Inc. (India)

Siemens Information Systems Ltd.,
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Elxsi Limited
Tata Interactive Systems
TCG Software Services Pvt. Ltd
Trigyn Technologies Ltd.,
Wipro Technologies
Software Paradigms(I) Pvt.Ltd
Robert Bosch India Limited
LG CNS Global Pvt.Ltd