Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wishing you a Very Happy New year

"Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year "
Wishing you a new year rich with the blessings of love, joy, warmth, and laughter"
" Happy New Year 2016 "


Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

India's PSLV Lanuch

 India's workhorse rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV, successfully placed six satellites from Singapore in orbit after launching from Indian Space Research Organisation's space port in Sriharikota 16th Dec, 2015 evening.

The distance between Chennai and Sriharikota is around 110 Km. I was able to capture the PSLV launch route from my office. Below are few pictures.

Courtesy: Me
Courtesy: Me

Courtesy: thehindu

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Abhinav - Playing With Printer

During Chennai Flood / Heavy Rain time, I moved all my ground touching parts in house on top of Dining Table, Cot, Chair, Table....etc. I did ensure most of the parts (99%) have a ground Clarence of at least 1 feet ( except for Refrigerator and UPS Battery). 

After climate return to normal condition, I was moving all parts to regular place. When i was moving our Multi function Printer, abhinav wanted to understand the functionality of it.

He asked me What is Print? What is copy? what is Scan? based on the LCD indication. I tried to explain better way. Still he is not convinced, how it is reading it? How it is writing it?

I am not able to explain the technology better way.......My Lack of understanding......

Few Pictures:

Fish Name in English & Tamil

Many times we will be searching Fish name in English. It happened when we are reading some diet / Nutrient / Health care relates articles, watching new recipes, buying at non home state / country....etc. Below is the list of Fish name in English & Tamil.

Source: Google, Tamilcube

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Chennai Rains

Just to Update my Blog Followers.
I am Safe and Fine.
My Area is very good and no water stagnation except few low laying houses. Our Area has acces to Food, water and Milk. Power also Restored from Today. But past 3 days, No Power, No Mobile Signal and No Road Connectivity.
It is a House Arrest....
Still No Mobile Signal in our Area.
But Data Card is working from Today Morning.  While Writing this, it is raining again.
"Wrath of God"

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Abhinav - Little Hand Majic - Part 2

Abhinav's few more Master Pieces (Part 1)

Marina Beach - Redefined

Flowers with Gold and silver Petal

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Abhinav - Little Hand Majic - Art & Craft

Abhinav got very Long Extended Holidays from Diwali. His School ground Floor is submerged in Water  and School is taking all the necessary steps to restore it. But Mother Nature has upper hand so far.
During His Holidays, Abhinav Demonstrated his Art and Craft Skills. Few of his Master Piece are given Below.

Waste Cloth Becomes Happy Family

Abhinav thoughts on Swach Bharat
With Consolation Prize in Global Art Competition

House Preparation from Amazon Shipping Box

Mahilmathi Palace
Courtesy: Baahubali Movie

Next Gen Humanoid Robot
Why limit to Clean India? It is Clean World.

Chennai - Became Island - ChennaiRains

My Observations on Chennai Rains
  • Technically 10cm in 45 minute rain is very rare occurrence which happened Yesterday in Chennai
  • Last week Rain almost shown the Poor Urban planning and Power of Mother Nature
  • Most of the Buildings / Houses in New Urban areas were built on Ancient Pond, Lake or River Bank which caused more damages to Regular Life
  • Most of existing Lake, Pond, Rivers are running fully and excess water is been released which is another issue on Land encroached areas. 
  • Greedy Realtors did not build the house based on IS standards or National Building Code of India
  • Due to Metro and Other Major Infrastructure Projects joined the turmoil of Commuters along with Rain
  • Corporation facilitating the Roads for each  part of City But it impacts the Total level of the Street and many of Old houses already 2 to 3 feet below the newly constructed Road
  • Most of Old Houses are with Garden which are seriously affected because Land is not able to take that much downpour in short time
  • Houses with Well are another soft target because the Water level raised almost 95% of well which is equivalent to ground level. So Poor flooring leads to small water spring across houses
  • Most of the Apartment Lifts are starting from Ground Floor; Hence Lifts are not operational which affected mainly Elders, Kids and Ladies. Because climbing more than 2 times of 10-15-20 floors to reach home is challenging task and sometimes impossible
  • Most of the New Urban areas are submerged under water stagnation almost upto Hip Level which has no space for draining due to No drainage system.
  • Millipede, Centipede, Insects and other living things became immigrants to the Houses and it became many allergy, serious injury, sick....etc
  • Open Potholes, Unclosed Borewell, Construction site without Signboard were potential dangerous places
  • Availability of Medicine, Food and Milk became changeable and most of the Rain affected area people were moved to Government Camps
  • Media People help on propagating the Rain impacts and Holiday announcement were Fast and Crisp. But Media lags to share Hot line number if water entry to House, Insects entry, Nearest Camps, Food Availability, Traffic Update and Emergency Number. Media is using Rain Damage as Political Weapon for forthcoming election. It shows the state of our Media and People Interest. 
  • Septic Tank Cleaning service inflated their price and most of Stagnated water is finding way Entry to Septic Tank. From Rs 700 to Rs 1000.
  • Vegetables prices are touching skies and Tomato is selling 60-120 per Kilo gram based on Rain and Transportation. Online Portals such as Grofers, Peppertap, Big Basket are sometimes reasonable than nearest kirana shops
  • Local Train Services and Inter State train Services are affected heavily. Many Trains are cancelled / Postponed. For the Safety of Peoples, It is mandatory. But we need to improve the Station Amenities in case of worst case scenario like these.
  • Most of Army, CISF,NGO, Individuals, Political Parties joined along with Govt for Rescue Operation
  • Mosquitos became very happy for most of water stagnation and we became victim for that. 
  • It is Big Lesson for the State to handle next Worst case Scenario
PS: In thiru Kanitha Panjangam, it is clearly mentioned that This year (Manmatha Varusam) is with Big Rains and Floods. 

PS: PS: it is my persona opinion and i want to record in blog.So i can see in future about what happened. it is not for discriminating others. 

Few Pictures (from Other website and my House)

My House

My House after Heavy Rain on 23rd Nov
Water from Chembarambakkam Lake in full flow at the Adyar River, near Saidapet. Photo: K. Pichumani
Courtesy: the Hindu

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Google & GRT Jewellery

We planned to buy gold Pendant for Priya's Birthday and We attempted to go to jeweler a day before Birthday. Abhinav Slept and we had delayed start.
I pinned on google Maps to go GRT Jewelry, T Nagar around 825PM. Upon clicking Navigation in App, Google Navigator suggested that as below.
GRT Jewelry, T Nagar
Opening time: 9am
Closing time:  9pm
" By the time you reach Jewelry, It will be closed; you want to proceed"
14.5% to 12 % 11%
Google Maps even calculates the live traffic delays in to account. 
Me and Priya wondered that How Technology simplifying our Problem and it helps to improve our life. We bought Pendant on the day of Birthday itself. Gold also down by Rs 15 per gram compare to previous day.  Lucky me.
But as usual, Jewelry charged Wastage on higher side due to Festival sale. 

Wastage as per Sticker:        14.5%
First Estimate by executive:  12%
Safari dress Person Corrected to 11% which is Final one.

They are providing equivalent weight of silver as per your gold purchase. It is just voucher and it is a Trap for buying more. the Voucher is useless unless you have an agenda of buying Silver. Voucher also has short validity.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Diwali 2015

This Year also Diwali Celebration is at Chennai and the climate is very Pleasant and  Rainy & Cloudy.

Igniting Atom Bomb 

  • As we prayed, Rain God stopped for a while as breather for enjoying Cracker in morning as well as evening. 
  • Oil bath is always tough one and Priya is very insistent on it. We all became victim of that.
  • Abhinav loved to play with Sound based crackers - more of 2 shots, Atom Bomb, Hitler Shot...etc. He is fearless and enjoyed making lot of Cracker noise
  • Home made sweets are always tasty and healthy. Priya made delicious Cashew nut cake and Kara Murruku. Me and Abhinav filled our stomach almost Sweet and Karam
  • Subbu & Family came to our House and we had fun time especially Kids. 
  • All Channels were shouting for their latest movie airing and it became easy for audience to kill the rest time.
  • No festival is complete with out Dr. Solomon Pappaiah Debate Show. Priya is strict follower of it. I always wonder the title selection is very biased to wards easy judgement and Why Speaker Raja is always in losing side though he is very good in arguing. 
  • Evening, there was a chase between Light and Sound in Crackers across Street & city. Abhinav is worried about Birds and he even asked " Where it will go for a day?"
  • Abhinav was fearful in sparklers and Pencil. But he enjoyed Chattai, Flower Pot, Chakra and Color Changing Butterflies.
  • It was good celebration.

Ready for it
Igniting Crackers first in Street

Happy Family

Monday, November 9, 2015

Wish you a Very Happy Diwali

இனிய தீபாவளி வாழ்த்துக்கள்


Friday, October 23, 2015

Diwali Crackers and L&T

L&T Construction Club is doing the special arrangement for purchase of crackers for the forthcoming Diwali festival exclusively for the club members. 
Club arranged Crackers last year also; I found Price was very much competitive than Online Standard fireworks website. But I did not compare with Shop Prices. Anil and Standard are good crackers out of rest. 
I stopped celebrating cracker Diwali right after my college for environmental Cause. But Abhinav enjoyed  it last year and he shown tremendous interest and " No Fear". Below are my small purchase list for this Year via club. 

Price is at least 30-40% discount from their Factory Price list. (Click here for Standard fireworks Price List)
L&T Club Price which i Bought:

Crackling Sparklers                        15 Cm      1 Box      48.00
Flower Pots                                     Big           1 Box      80.00
Khushi Gift                                     36 Items   1 Box     819.00
Colour Changing Butterflies          10 Pcs       1 Box     123.00

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lord Vinayaga Found in Guruvayur

Date: 17-Sep-2015
Event 1: 

Ganesh & Gowri Pooja at Home
Vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration happened at house. This Pooja used to be done by Male Person. So Me and Abhinav wokeup early and had good Head bath. 

Headed out to Buy clay Vinayaga. we have Standard decorating silver ornaments for Lord Ganesha and I was decorating it. Abhinav was playing with ornaments and asked me few questions.  

Abhinav:             "Why Vinayaga has one broken tusk?"
Me:                       He broke his tusk and used for writing Ramayanam Epic.
Abhinav:             "why did not he use Birds Feather?"
Me:                       Since Ramayanam going to be big Story ( EPIC), He wanted something very                 Reliable and Robust. we will discuss later and Lets pray.

Date: 26-Sep-2015
Event 2: 
One Tusked Elephant

We had Family Get together at Guruvayur, Kerala for "Danush Choorunu Function" and   "Priya Tulabaram Event". After both events, we went to "Anakkota" where all guruvayur Temple Elephants live and hang out. 

It is World of Elephants; we can see different size, age, black shades and their regular habituation. Abhinav was enjoying it and he found one elephant was having only one tusk. Quickly he shouted " Lord Vinayagar" is here.

Anakotta More details Click here.

He correlated both events and he made the statement. he felt proud and happy after seeing single tusked elephant. 


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bank - Technology - Frauds

I like to share details about attack on our Bank accounts / Credit Cards. The Attacks are classified as

  • Phishing
  • Vishing
  • Smishing

What is Phishing?

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic comm.
(Source: wikipedia)

What is Vishing?

Vishing is the act of using the telephone in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The scammer usually pretends to be a legitimate business, and fools the victim into thinking he or she will profit.
(Source: wikipedia)

What is Smishing?

SMiShing is a security attack in which the user is tricked into downloading a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto his cellular phone or other mobile device. SMiShing is short for "SMS phishing."
(Source: wikipedia)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Usage of Keerai and How to Live Longer healthily?

Keerai and its uses

Greens (keerai as in Tamil) had been part of South Indian cooking for many years. Keerai is good in nutrients. So it is often recommended by health care advisers for all of us.  It is considered an easily digestible food than flowers, vegetables, and tubers. Though taking greens every day is a healthy habit, it should not be taken at night. Taking greens at night can lead to formation of gas in the stomach and other gastric inconveniences.
Care should be taken in selection of greens. Greens with dark black patches should be avoided as they may be contaminated with heavy metals. Also avoid  infected greens.

(Secret of Popeye: Spinach. I used to enjoy Popeye show when i was kid).

Pasalai keerai 

This is said to have blood cleansing properties. It strengthens the liver and pacifies pitta. It is a well-known remedy for diseases related to the urinary system. People with painful or difficult urination can benefit from taking spinach on a regular basis. There are two types of pasalai keerai used in Tamilnadu. One is kodi pasalai(Climbers) and the other one is tharai pasalai(which is grown as a herbal plant).


This greens belong to the amaranthus family. Singers can benefit from taking cooked Amaranthus polygonoides regularly. This is found to preserve and improve their voice. It also works wonders in the case of mouth ulcers and stomach ulcers. Regular consumption of this greens also benefits those with hemorrhoids. Skin conditions like scabies and eczema respond well to consumption of this herb.

Mulai keerai 

This is a tasty green consumed extensively in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Recipes made of this green are very tasty as well as healthy. It cools and energizes the body. The more mature greens of this family is the ‘thandu keerai’. A very good blood cleanser, this green is also strengthens the heart. It loosens stools and helps treat painful and difficult urination due to increase in body ‘heat’.

Pulicha Keerai

Known as gongura in Andhra Pradesh, there are numerous tasty recipes made using this green. Consuming this green helps constipation, stomach ulcers and digestive disorders.

Pannai keerai

Pannai keerai has immense medicinal value. Regular consumption of this greens helps ward off ulcerative colitis, stomatitis, sore throat and similar conditions. This has a sweetish-sour taste and is found to be useful in treating eczema and venereal diseases. It loosens the stool and helps in easy bowel movement.

Ponnanganni keerai

Ponnanganni (Alternanthera Sessilis) is an excellent coolant. It neutralizes excessive acidity in the body. It helps keep away bad breath. It is useful in treating skin conditions like scabies, eczema etc and improves the skin tone and texture. It is an excellent herb for hair growth. Application of coconut oil boiled with ponnanganni leaves, shoeflower (hibiscus), arugampul helps in luscious hair growth.

Manathakkali keerai

This greens action on ulcers is well known. It has been very effective in treating all types of internal ulcers, stomach and mouth ulcers. Taking this greens twice or thrice a week keeps the body alkaline and takes care of acidosis, which is considered to be the root cause of all modern diseases.

Thoodhuvalai keerai

This green is an excellent remedy for people suffering from sinus related conditions. Thoothuvalai leaves can be ground to a fine paste adding a bit of tamarind and salt for taste. This paste is taken with hot rice twice or thrice a week. This green has a tendency to increase ‘heat’ in the body and hence should be taken in moderation.


Mint is well known for its action on gas. It adds strength to the body and improves digestion. Kashayam made of dried mint leaves is found to help with jaundice, stomach aches, headaches, hiccups, nausea and vomiting. Dried and powdered mint leaves can be used to treat mouth ulcers. It is also a well known breath freshener.

 (Image and content Courtesy: Google)