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Summer beach likely to be revived this year

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Tiruchi is often called as an entertainment starved city thanks to the absence of viable entertainment and leisure activities. However, the residents of the city may once again enjoy their leisure time in the evenings on the Cauvery river bed as the Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC) is contemplating the idea of reviving summer beach this year.

Christened as ‘summer beach’, the district administration with the active participation of Tiruchi Corporation was opened to the public for the first time in 2012. As part of the idea, a stretch of about a kilometre of the river bed on the Cauvery river at Mambazha Salai was cleaned and illuminated with lights in order to give a beach like environment to the people enjoy an outing in the evening.

The idea had become an instant hit with thousands of city residents visiting the ‘beach site’ with children and friends in the evenings. The people, who yearned for leisure spots, visited in large numbers to enjoy cool breeze in the evenings and to watch the cultural programmes arranged by the district administration.

Utilising the opportunity, a number of hawkers had also cashed in by setting up of movable eateries. Motivated by the success, the authorities also opened up summer beach in 2013 and 2014. However, summer beach did not become a reality in 2015 and 2016, causing disappointment to the people.

A senior official of Tiruchi Corporation told The Hindu that it had received a number of representations for setting up of summer beach this year. It was not opened in 2016 due to seepage of water at the ‘beach site’. Idea had been mooted to revive the summer beach plan this year. A decision would be taken soon with the consultation of sister departments. the official added.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 406212.ece


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NEEDLE-QUEEN: Namrata Asrani has found success as an online retailer of crocheted bags . (Left): Close -up of a ring handbag.A Muralitharan

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Besides being a great hobby, crochet can also be a moneyspinner, says Namrata Asrani

Tiruchi-based homemaker M Namrata Asrani put her talent for crochet to good use by starting a home-based business in hand-crafted purses and handbags on Facebook last August, and hasn’t looked back since.


“With my son in college, I realised that I had more time on my hands,” says Namrata, “and as I had been doing crochet all my life, it felt like a good idea to teach others.”

But Namrata found very few takers for classes, so she shifted focus to becoming an online retailer instead. “Crochet cannot be done by machines, which is why each item is unique,” says Namrata, whose home in Anna Nagar is tastefully done up with crochet doilies and runners made by her. “I decided to concentrate on purses and handbags, because they are easier to finish.”

It takes Namrata between a week to 10 days to complete one handbag (9x6x4 inches), and she devotes at least 3 hours to her crochet every day.

A stickler for neatness, she puts in all the finishing touches herself, from matching the fabric of the internal cloth purse, and adding pouches and zippers. “My customer is expecting a shop-style product, so I have to be careful to give the best I can,” she says.

Her most popular product so far is the ‘ring purse’, a handbag with an external layer of plastic rings that have been individually embellished with crochet and placed on a backing purse, also done in crochet. Besides this, there is the ‘strawberry pouch’, that has as its highlight, a cluster of stitches that look puffed, like strawberries in a row. Elegant clutch purses are also on sale.

Namrata clicks pictures of her work with her cellphone camera and posts them on her Facebook page (titled Crochet Passion).

My diary has been full since I started out,” says Namrata, who has so far dispatched her handbags to customers in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai besides buyers in Tiruchi.

She sources most of her threads from craft stores in Mumbai and Tiruchi, and usually mandates a 25-day waiting period for bulk orders. “I prefer to finish one purse before I start the next one, so that it will have a uniform look. Maintaining the right thread tension is very important in crochet,” says Namrata.

Despite doing crochet every day, the thrill of finishing a project never fades, says Namrata. “I keep admiring the final item from different angles before I pack it for dispatch,” she says.

Going online has helped her learn not just about handling her own business, but also finding new suppliers of craft materials. “For example, the sling handles for my bags come from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh,” she says. “Customers pay an advance amount digitally so that I can buy the threads. I email them the photograph of the finished product and they send the remaining amount digitally. The internet has been a boon for home-based businesses,” says Namrata.

She credits her husband’s grandmother Mrs. Bhagwani with teaching her the finer aspects of crochet, and says her family’s support has been crucial to her success as an online retailer. “You cannot do much without the backing of your loved ones,” she says.

Crochet cannot be done by machines, which is why each item is unique



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/chain-stitches-of-inspiration/article18397385.ece


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Herbal farms set up in Pachamalai hills

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The Forest Department has set up herbal farms at Pachamalai hills in view of availability of herbs and shrubs in abundance.

The herbs available in plenty include ‘panchakorai’, ‘kandang kathiri’, ‘kavil thumbai’, ‘nochi’, ‘idhazh nilavembu’, ‘ kavil thumabi’, ‘akasa garudan kizhangu’, ‘tiruneetru pachilai’, ‘karpoora valli’, ‘vallarai’, ‘sirukurinjan’, ‘nannari’, ‘Vishu kiranthi’ ‘ karu oomathai’, ‘gopuram thangi’, ‘athimathuram’, ‘milagu thakkali’ and ‘thanner vittan kizhangu’ .

It has set up farms in front of tree-top houses constructed under eco-tourism programme implemented under the Tamil Nadu Biodiversity and Greening programme. With more tourists coming to Pachamalai in view of eco-tourism project, the department has utilised every tourist-friendly programme, an official said on Friday.

The officials have raised nurseries of these varieties. “Many tourists who are not aware of availability of these herbs in Pachamalai hills spend a lot of time going around these farms,” he said. Herbal tea is available at the canteen set up here.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 380787.ece


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Article on Success of Micro Irrigation Techniques of Agriculture at Trichy District


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A view of Aavin hi-tech parlour at Old Milk Farm in Tiruchi

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wo modern parlours constructed at the Tiruchi District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (Aavin) at Sembattu on Tiruchi-Pudukottai Highway and at the Aavin’s Old Milk Farm (palpannai) have already been opened for business.

They were constructed at a cost of Rs. 70 lakh each. All-weather fridges of various sizes and freezers have been set up and the parlours have been provided with fancy chairs so as to attract youth and family members.

R. Ravikumar, Deputy General Manager, Production, said that the parlours were set up based on the success of hi-tech parlours in Chennai. Each parlour has been transacting business to the tune of Rs. 50,000 a day. The parlour at the Old Milk Farm had received tremendous response. A few more customer friendly facilities would be established at the Old Milk Farm soon.

V. Kamaraj, Assistant General Manager, Marketing, said that the hi-tech parlours had become an instant hit. They had sufficient space for car parking. Moreover, a children’s park has also been set up. Besides local customers, highway travellers stopped at the parlours in large number.

He added that all products of Aavin plants in different parts of the State would be available in the parlours. Besides marketing high quality products, prices were also highly competitive.

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Educational conference at Trichinopoly--Titbits on how British acclaimed the Importance of Trichy in Edu sector

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO APRIL 20, 1917 ARCHIVE

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In opening the proceedings of the evening Professor Vyasa Row pointed out the necessity for the teachers to push themselves forward and show their self-respect and independence when others encroach upon their field.

He then laid stress on the need for a separate university for Trichy and among other things he pointed out that while Great Britain possessing the same area and population boasted of 19 Universities, the Madras Presidency after 150 years of British Rule claimed only 1 University. Trichinopoly both with reference to student population, the existence of 2 First Grade Colleges, a number of high schools, its geographical position, climatic conditions and its historical importance was preeminently fitted to have a University for the Tamilians when Andras and Malayalis had been agitating for their own
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source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/educational-conference-at-trichinopoly/article18150100.ece


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This article came in Hindu Newspaper exactly 100 years ago in the year 1917, April 20th


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