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Facebook group seeks to pull the rug from under ragging

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Every year as a new batch enters colleges across the country, a round up of the various anti-ragging measures assume renewed importance. While institutional and state regulations promise to keep ragging in check at educational institutions, a 10 day-old Facebook group hopes to welcome, help out, and take on board freshers.

Titled, ‘Seniors<3 Juniors,’ the group was started by Nancy Bhatt, a second-year chemical engineering student at National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi (NIT-T). “Ragging is often dubbed the only way juniors will be taken into the fold by their seniors,” says Nancy, who began the group to extend unconditional support to the incoming batch.

“The idea is to replace ragging with friendship.” Having roped in nearly 600 members from NIT-T within the first few days of its existence, the group hopes to be a platform where juniors can seek help, academic or otherwise.

Bond against ragging

“The government of India has made it compulsory for all seniors and their parents to enter a legal bond with their institution, stating that they would refrain from ragging,” says Srinivasan Sundarrajan, Director, NIT-T.

The bond, according to Mr. Sundarrajan, adds another layer of protection to the freshers, who are housed within separate hostels with security.

Besides these safeguards, the movement of the freshers around the campus is kept restricted during their first semester and anti-ragging squads consisting of faculty members and hostel wardens monitor the students. “The various student-run technical clubs are not allowed to enrol first year students because the management felt the interview sessions (for entry into the club) could turn into ragging sessions and we are not willing to take any risks,” he added.

Seek the police

Since 2011, all educational institutions have been provided with drop boxes for students to report ragging instances, if any.

The drop boxes, which are installed and monitored by the police department, are accompanied by large boards that caution students about engaging in ragging activities. “There are ragging help lines, a website and an email address where students can (even anonymously) register complaints about ragging activities within their colleges,” said Superintendent of Police Lalitha Lakshmi.

Stating that she has already written to Vice Chancellors of Bharathidasan University and Anna University on awareness creation, Ms. Lalitha said the sensitisation efforts generally have positive effects.

Engineering colleges’ woe

While all institutions face the threat of ragging, the general perception is that ragging is more pronounced in engineering colleges as against arts and science colleges or management institutions. “Ragging is quite uncommon on our campus because the student body here is more matured, considering that the average age hovers around 23,” says Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchi. Women’s colleges are other places where ragging is almost absent: “We ensure that the seniors interact with the juniors directly in their classrooms and work together to stage cultural events that occupy most of the first month of every academic year,” says V. Sujatha, principal, Cauvery College for Women, Tiruchi.

While these precautions can keep ragging on check at most times, Mr. Sundarrajan feels they aren’t enough to rout it out entirely.

“The change in attitude has to come from within the body of seniors, and the Facebook group is definitely a step in that direction,” he says. A member himself, the director hopes to be able to better identify trouble spots and take action.

On the other end, Nancy and her friends hope to get permission to throw a freshers’ party this year: “I am sure we will get permission because at our party there will be no ragging,” she says.


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அதிகாலையில் கனமழை திருச்சி மக்கள் 'குளுகுளு'

திருச்சி: திருச்சியில் நேற்று அதிகாலை பெய்த கன மழையினால் மாநகர மக்கள் பெரும் மகிழ்ச்சியடைந்தனர்.
திருச்சியில் கடந்த சில நாட்களாக வெப்பத்தின் அளவு அதிகமாகி கொண்டே செல்கிறது. அக்னி நட்சத்திர காலத்தை போலவே வெயில் மண்டையை பிளந்தாலும், தொடர்ச்சியாக காற்று வீசுவதால் வெப்பத்தின் தாக்கம் சற்றுக் குறைவாக தெரிகிறது.குறிப்பாக மின்வெட்டின் மாநகர மக்கள் வியர்வை மழையில் குளித்துவிடுகின்றனர். அவ்வப்போது மழை வருவதுபோல குளிர்ந்த காற்று வீசினாலும், மழை மட்டும் வராமல் மாநகர மக்களை ஏமாற்றிக்கொண்டே இருந்தது.

இந்நிலையில் யாரும் எதிர்பாராத வகையில் நேற்று அதிகாலை நேரத்தில் கனமழை பெய்தது. காற்றுக்காக ஜன்னல் கதவுகளை திறந்து வைத்திருந்த மக்கள், இயற்கையாக கிடைத்த "ஏஸி' காற்றினால் குளிர்ச்சியடைந்தனர்.ஆடிப்பட்டத்துக்கு விதைக்க காத்திருந்த விவசாயிகள் இம்மழையினால் பெரும் மகிழ்ச்சியடைந்துள்ளனர். திருச்சி மாவட்டத்தில் நேற்று அதிகாலை பெய்த மழையளவு (மி.மீட்டரில்):லால்குடி- 12, முசிறி- 25, புள்ளம்பாடி- 30, துறையூர்- 2.30, ஏர்போர்ட்- 34, நவலூர் கொட்டப்பட்டு- 1.20, கல்லக்குடி- 1.20, வாத்தலை அணைக்கட்டு- 10, சமயபுரம்- 30, சிறுகுடி- 18, புலிவலம்- 20, குப்பம்பட்டி- 2.60. மொத்த மழையளவு 186.30. சராசரி 8.10.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:39 am 
Hi Kannan, where did you get this info about sathees.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:46 pm 
Satheesh Gallery

I was born and brought up in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The schooling years of my life were toughest. I struggled a lot in my studies. The standardized procedure of education never interested me. I was doing well throughout the academic life. Extra-curricular activities like sports, drawing, crafts, etc. were my favorite things. However, it didn't serve any purpose in motivating me to take up studies seriously. I enjoyed understanding the concepts more than just memorizing ready made notes. After completion of my schooling and I joined college in the Arts and Crafts, Kumbakonam, I chose to become an Artist. It was a weird decision taken by me at that time. Today, however, I don't regret it at all. My career in Art began a smoothly and I was more than happy to grab the right opportunity for which I was waiting so long. Today, I am happy with my life and enjoy it to the fullest. The positive attitude to face hardships brought out the best in me. Today I am looking forward to face the challenges of life in a positive manner. Now I am living and working in Hyderabad in my related field.

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Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) today announced the selection of 19 young management students from across India as Nissan Student Brand Managers (NSBM) 2012. The third season of the NSBM program garnered a whopping 2,467 registrations from 590 colleges across 25 Indian cities, showcasing the growing popularity of this unique student initiative to promote the Nissan’s brand identity in India.

Name of the Nissan Student Brand Manager City Institute

1.Siva Sankar (National Winner) Calicut Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
2.Tushar Sehgal (First Runner-up) Ahmedabad Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad
3.Neha Damle (Second Runner-up) Ahmedabad Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad
4.Garvita Kumar Lucknow Indian Institute of Management
5.Gopinath Ganesan Tiruchirappalli Bharathidasan Institute of Management

More @ http://www.gaadi.com/blog/nissan-shortl ... agers-2012


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திருச்சியில் திடீர் மழை மக்கள் மகிழ்ச்சி

திருச்சி, திருச்சியில் நேற்று இரவு திடீரென பலத்த மழை பெய்தது. தாழ்வான பகுதிகளில் தண்ணீர் பெருக்கெடுத்து ஓடியது. தமிழகத்தில் வழக்கத்தை விட இவ்வாண்டு கோடையில் வெயில் வறுத்தெடுத்தது. திருச்சியில் வெயிலின் கோரத்தாண்டவம் பிப்ரவரி இறுதியிலேயே தொடங்கி 3 மாதமாக மக்களை அச்சுறுத்தி வந்தது. அக்னி நட்சத்திரம் முடிந்த பின்னரும் 100 டிகிரி யையும் தாண்டி வெயில் கொளுத்தியது.
தென்மேற்கு பருவமழை தாமதமாகி வருவதால் வெயி லின் தாக்கம் குறையவில்லை. நேற்று பகலில் வெயில் அடித்தபோதும், மாலையில் இதமான காற்று வீசியது. இரவு 8 மணி அளவில் திருச்சியில் பல்வேறு இடங்களில் திடீரென மழை பெய்தது. 15 நிமிடத்துக்கும் மேலாக நீடித்த மழையால் மேலப்புதூர், தென்னூர் உள் ளிட்ட மாநகரில் தாழ்வான பகுதிகளில் மழைநீர் பெருக்கெடுத்து ஓடியது. இதனால் வாகன ஓட்டிகளுக்கு சிரமம் ஏற்பட்டது.
இருப்பினும் நேற்று பெய்த மழை திருச்சி மக்களுக்குமகிழ்ச்சியை கொடுத்துள்ளது.


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Trichy’s vintage treasure

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With an enviable collection of vintage vehicles, DJ Venkatesh talks about his prized possessions and what it takes to maintain them.

It is not every day that you get to see a gleaming black car manufactured in 40's in all its glory honking past you on the streets. But when you're in Trichy you can be sure to see such four wheel beauties! Thanks to DJ Venkatesh Durai, the owner of a popular automobile store and a diehard collector talks to us about his prized possessions. Its not just luxury cars but postage stamps, bikes, coins and miniature models of automobiles that catches the fancy of this collector.

Venkatesh started collecting vintage and classic cars more than ten years ago. Something that started out as a hobby soon turned out to be an obsession. A broken down bike on the road had once caught his eye would catch his eye. He then set out to restore the vehicle and so began his journey of collecting, restoring and maintaining his collection of automobiles. Ask him why he considered restoring an old bike and he says, "I think it was lying there in the rubble just for me to be inspired. That sparked my interest and it seems to be going on forever."

If you ask him the history behind each vehicle, he has enthralling tales for each one. He categorises his collections into classic and vintage eras and also dreams of owning luxury cars of each decade. He has an insatiable thirst for not just owning them but restoring them to their original condition. Being in the automobile industry, it seems to be of no surprise that he has parts flown in from different parts of the country, just so he can bring back the glamour of the automobiles. "I ensure that I dig out as much information as possible about each vehicle and see if it is possible for me to restore it. I have really good mechanics on the job and I do a bit of research before I buy the vehicle - as a collector, my aim is not just about collecting but also about maintaining it."

An expensive hobby no doubt, Venkatesh believes that youngsters just need to focus on what they are doing and that alone is enough to help them succeed. "I started as a hobby, but now I try to make more money just so I can own more cars. That is what keeps me working round the clock on my business. Put your life and soul into a passion it would show you the way to success."

While participating in rallies and displaying his collectibles in auto expos, he plans on creating a permanent exhibition in the city where he can showcase the collection which is his pride and joy. Quiz him finally as to why someone would want to invest in old cars and he smiles, "They do not make them like these anymore."


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:44 pm 
Samuthirakani eyeing Trichy

The hard hitting moviemaker Samuthirakani was sharing his thoughts recently when he reportedly mentioned that he has been to the city of Trichy frequently and loves the peace there.

He maintained that soon he would be shooting few scenes there for one of his future projects and he added that he sees it as the place that MGR wanted to make as the state capital.

Recently he was at Trichy for the special felicitation ceremony of iconic K Balachander. Samuthirakani maintained that KB is his Matha, Pitha, Guru, Daivam. His close friend is Sasikumar.


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Diamond vs Diamond

The day doesn’t seem far when red-carpet celebrities will flaunt diamonds manufactured in local factories rather than a mine field. But, what is causing this shift in the market? The reason why cultured diamonds have shown real promise is primarily because mined diamonds are now scarce and getting more expensive by the day.

Logistically, synthetic and mined diamonds are chemically identical, as recognised by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). So, not even a jeweller can tell the difference under the naked eye unless it is put under the scanner of high-tech equipment.

“In India people want mined diamonds as they want to own a slice of history that goes in its making. The problem is that transparency is lacking here. Many a times, synthetic diamonds are passed off as natural diamonds because even the most experienced eyes can give it a miss,” says Prasanna Joshi, GM, Lagu Bandhu Motivale.

Synthetic diamonds are a great bargain if you’re looking for something that is easy on the pocket, explains Annaamalai KP, proprietor of Annam Impex.

He says, “Launching a synthetic diamond factory is cost-effective, because making man-made diamonds is up to 30-50% cheaper than mined ones. We, at Tiruchirapalli, have been manufacturing synthetic diamonds for past 100 years for industrial use. We import rough-cut diamonds produced in the Chinese, Russian or American factories and polish them. Now with the improvement in technology they are being increasingly used in jewellery.”

Also there are other perks that one can enjoy with man-made diamonds. Annaamalai says, “Cultured diamonds often have fewer flaws than mined diamonds as they are grown from perfect slivers of other diamonds. They have unlimited potential as they can be customised to your needs. Finding a larger diamond will prove a challenge as most synthetic diamonds weigh less than one carat.”

Jewellery is often also bought for emotional or astrological reasons. And with synthetic diamonds it’s now possible to capture the memory of your loved one forever in a diamond. Memorial diamonds created from the carbon found in cremation ashes or a lock of hair can preserve your love for eternity. They come at a premium though and are custom made by select international brands.

Marilyn Monroe sang in her sultry voice, ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…’ in the 1949 classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. With synthetic diamonds, it seems like we might be singing this song, often enough.

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