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திருச்சி மாவட்டத்தில் காமராஜர் ஆட்சி காலத்தில் வெட்டப்பட்ட இரண்டு வாய்க்கால்கள்

திருச்சி மாவட்டத்தில் காமராஜர் ஆட்சி காலத்தில் 2 வாய்க்கால்கள் வெட்டப்பட்டன. ஒன்று புதிய கட்டளை மேட்டு வாய்க்கால், இன்னொன்று புள்ளம்பாடி வாய்க்கால். காவிரியின் கிளை வாய்க்கால்களான இந்த இரண்டு வாய்க்கால்களின் மூலம் திருச்சி மாவட்டத்தில் சோமரசம்பேட்டை, அல்லித்துறை, தாயனூர் தொடங்கி நவல்பட்டு, திருவெறும்பூர் பகுதி வரையும், லால்குடி, புள்ளம்பாடி, சமயபுரம் உள்ளிட்ட பகுதிகளில் பல ஆயிரம் ஏக்கர் பாசன வசதி பெற்று வருகிறது.

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Needle and ink----Tattoo Culture fast picking up in Trichy


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Once considered a ritualistic art, tattoos today are aquasi- cosmetic beauty procedure

As the cultural marker of a tribe or a talisman against the ‘evil eye’, tattoos have had a long and involved history in our country.


In Tamil Nadu, until the 1980s, it was the norm for young women to get a tattoo upon attaining puberty. The tattoo artist would invariably be from the nomadic Narikuravar tribe, who would travel with a basic kit in search of clients. There are even songs to celebrate the practice of ‘pacha-kuthurathu’ in the Tamil folk canon.

The industry blog tattoocultr.com estimates that there were over 15,000 tattoo artists in India in 2016. But less is known about how this ritualistic body art slowly inked itself a new image as a quasi-cosmetic beauty procedure that proclaims one’s style and sensibilities to the world.

In Tamil Nadu alone, the burgeoning sector has seen the replacement of needle-wielding tribal tattooists by the upscale tattoo parlour, complete with mood music and high-end precision tools.

In the manual method, a tattoo artist punctures the skin with a needle and injects the ink by hand. Electrical tattoo machines use sterilised needles connected to tubes that contain ink. A foot switch is operated by the artist to move the needle in and out, while injecting the ink about a millimeter into the skin.

Tattoos are often associated with subversive popular culture and recreational drug use in the West. They seem to have broken through this bias to become a ‘fun’ way to celebrate beauty in India, even as they are used by marginalised groups to create awareness on topics like the gay rights movement or gender relations.

“We have moved from to the era of scepticism over the necessity of tattoos to a booming demand for the latest designs helped by the internet,” says C Valayapathy, proprietor and chief artist of Mystic Tattoo Art Studio on Shastri Road in Tiruchi.

The studio is one of at least five listed online in the city, and has a branch in Puducherry.


Drawing skills

Nomatter what the inspiration, though, tattooing is an art form first. “You cannot be a tattooist if you don’t have some sort of a background in fine arts,” says Sujatha Srihari, who runs the by-appointment Jade Studio in Chennai and conducts workshops in cities like Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Kodaikanal.

With more than a decade’s experience in tattooing, Sujatha is a specialist in black ink work. “Even though it is not very flexible to work with, I find the black pigment to be the most stable in tattooing,” she says.

For Valayapathy, who has been certified by Black Magic Bodyart Studio in Chennai, the drawing skills were something he picked up later on. “I prefer to do shading, because it gives a more realistic effect,” he says.

The most common requests are for etching names on to the skin. “We often get people who have their lovers’ names tattooed. Then they return to redo the design after their affair has cooled off,” jokes Valayapathy. “The only way to remove a tattoo is through surgery,” he adds.

He says it takes an aspiring tattooist at least 4 months of practice on synthetic ‘skin’ patches before he or she can be allowed to try it professionally.

Sujatha prefers to take a measured approach towards tattooing. “Tattoos are stories, and not just a design. People should know that this will be the one thing that they will take to their grave. I try and talk to clients and find out their thoughts before we decide on a design,” she says.

Other uses

Thereare alternative uses of tattooing too. For example, Sujatha has started doing cosmetic and paramedical tattooing for those with skin conditions like vitiligo. “It is a medically approved procedure that is done in the presence of the doctors who recommended it,” she says.

Sujatha is also the co-founder of the non-profit Fearless Tattoo Project, an initiative to help women regain control of their lives. Participants have the word Fearless tattooed on their skin for free, in their own handwriting, in their own language. “We have done tattoos for 40 women so far. It’s a serious attempt to empower women,” says Sujatha.

Hygiene

Tattooparlours are generally required to fulfill certain hygiene standards before they are licensed. But in the absence of an industry-level association in India, it always helps for the customer to be safety-conscious.

“Before they start the tattoo, customers should check the premises and see if it is maintained properly,” says Valayapathy. “We have to use disposable needles, and regularly sterilise all the other reusable equipment. Customers should also be briefed on how to take care of the skin after the tattoo is done.”

Hygiene is another reason why Valayapathy doesn’t offer home visits. “Tattooing isn’t the same as a beauty parlour treatment,” he says.

Go temporary

If a regular tattoo sounds like too much commitment, you could always opt for a temporary one, that is becoming all the rage in birthday parties. “A temporary tattoo lasts for around 2-3 days in tropical weather,” says Mohamed Ali Khan (popularly known as ‘Mak’), of the Mak Tattoo Studio and Nivedaa Fashion Planet in Thillai Nagar.

Despite a long stint in regular tattooing, Mak switched over to temporary ones (that use stencil transfer sheets) recently to adapt to the changing market.

On the variety of designs, Sujatha says, “It’s a pity that when you Google ‘Indian tattoo’, you invariably come up with ‘Red Indian’ (Native American) results. It’s about time we started archiving our own ethnic designs before they vanish completely. The old tattooists were the real artists – they could interpret the same motifs in different ways.”


In Tamil Nadu alone, the burgeoning sector has seen the replacement of needle-wielding tribal tattooists by the upscale tattoo parlour, complete with mood music and high-end precision tools





source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/needle-and-ink/article19237648.ece


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The sanitary napkin disposal incinerator at an apartment in Srirangam at Tiruchi. | Photo Credit: B_VELANKANNI RAJ

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Has installed incinerator for disposal of sanitary napkins

In a significant move to support the Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC) on improving solid waste management, the dwellers of an apartment in Srirangam have installed an incinerator for the safe disposal of sanitary napkins and diapers.

It is claimed to be the first incinerator set up in an apartment in Tiruchi city.
The incinerator, set up on the ground floor, is located in a manner that it gives privacy for women to dispose the napkins. The user friendly machine takes not more than a minute to burn the napkins.

Within a few moments from the time of dropping of napkins into the machine, it processes it quickly and disposes the residue in the form of ash.

The Resident Welfare Association of Vignesh Arunodhaya Apartment in Srirangam that has established the incinerator has spent ₹25,000 for it.

The residents accepted the proposal when the Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran mooted the importance of setting up the incinerator when he visited the apartment on the World Environment Day on June 5. The machine has already been put to use by the residents. No resident of the apartment disposes napkins and diapers in the dustbins kept on streets.

“It is easy to operate. We feel happy that we have moved to a modern and hygienic way of disposing napkins,” says T. V. Ramakrishnan, secretary, Vignesh Arunodhaya Apartment on Melur road in Srirangam.

Mr. Ravichandran told The Hindu that there were about 300 apartments in Tiruchi. Majority of them were situated in Srirangam. The Corporation had reached out to the welfare associations of all apartments and impressed upon the need for establishing incinerators.

The other apartments would be motivated to set up incinerators as quickly as possible. It was one of the steps taken by the Corporation to segregate the garbage at source itself. If all apartments adopted the method, it would bring a welcome change in solid waste management.



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HOT SCIENCE A Santhakumari overseeing advanced hot wire gas tungsten arc welding for P 91 pipe joints at Welding Research Institute, Kailasapuram.Special Arrangement

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Hard work can ensure success in one’s chosen field irrespective of one’s gender, says this veteran engineer

It has been a year of recognition for A Santhakumari, Senior Deputy General Manager, Welding Research Institute (WRI), allied to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Kailasapuram, Tiruchi.

Starting with the SCOPE ‘Best Woman Executive 2016’ first prize awarded by the forum for Women in Public Sector (WIPS) on February 11, she was honoured with the ‘Eminent Woman Engineer – 2017’ award by the Institution of Engineers (India), Hosur Centre on March 7.

This was followed by the ‘Munnodi Penmani Award’ by the Department of Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University on March 28.

It is noteworthy that this is the second time that she has won the SCOPE award (the first was in 2015).

How does it feel to be appreciated for one’s work? “It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my colleagues and family,” says Mrs Santhakumari. “I consider these awards as the recognition of my team,” she adds as she dedicates them to her colleagues N Rajasekaran, Lucky Gaur and Palanisamy.

A growing sector

Mrs Santhakumari says that heavy engineering and welding in particular can no longer be considered as a male bastion of employment. “Due to technological advancements, it isn’t necessary to have just muscle power to do well in this field. There are a lot of openings in research and development for women workers,” she says.

With its widespread use in fabricating anything from buildings, infrastructure, transport, consumer durables and defence equipment, welding is a crucial growth sector in heavy engineering.

In the field of welding research, Mrs Santhakumari says that increasing automation has opened up opportunities for women engineers with a background in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

“Another benefit as a woman engineer, is that many designing jobs can be taken up in this field,” she says.

Research

Mrs Santhakumari joined BHEL as an Engineer Trainee at the Bengaluru unit in 1990. She decided to join WRI after she was transferred to Tiruchi. Twenty-six years on, she has been working as a researcher in various capacities at the institute.

The development of controllers for welding machines gave her an opportunity to design and create a controller for India’s first electro-gas welding machine. Mrs Santhakumari also played a significant role in the development of the first transistorised welding power source of the country, with support from German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Germany.

“Welding is not just a simple task of soldering parts – you need to work out the power source first. And you cannot do this without an electrical engineer,” she says. “In a welding job, there are many issues that arise due to wrong power supply. For example, you may get excessive spattering, or high heat. Power source technology has improved to the extent that you can solve these problems by designing specific circuitry to suit the welding job.”

Milestones

WRI has become a nodal point for evaluation of welding automotive steels, for companies in India and Thailand. The WRI’s procedure for welding thin sheets of steel (known as MFDC resistance spot welding) was developed under Mrs Santhakumari’s leadership.

She has also been working with researcher and innovator Professor D Rehfeldt of Germany on the quality of welding power sources, consumables, qualification and process analysis in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

“A bit of knowledge-sharing from Professor Rehfeldt and the encouragement from my seniors like Dr A Raja, Mr Shanmugam and Mr Ravichandran helped me to widen my research horizons,” says Mrs Santhakumari.

She has put her expertise to good use in more than 101 research papers, and also applied for 25 patents and copyrights. In 2013, Mrs Santhakumari became the first woman executive from BHEL to submit a research paper abroad, at an Indo-Japan conference hosted by Osaka University. “I owe a lot to my departmental heads and especially to Mr R Easwaran, the present head of WRI,” says Mrs Santhakumari.

She has come this far while balancing a home life as the mother of two children and the spouse of a busy professional (she is married to paediatrician Dr V M Gnanavelu). “If you concentrate on your goals, with hard work and a proper plan, you will always be successful. Gender doesn’t matter,” says the trailblazer.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/woman-of-substance/article18953869.ece


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