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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Google doing good in Madurai

Google: Doing Good in Madurai
The search engine is helping to overcome the scourge of blindness in India, and its philanthropy may presage a growing business presence

Read more here


Google.org – the philanthropic arm of Google

Happenned to visit Google.org

Check it out...They are really good and lot to come up looks like!


Madurai News: 10-day book fair

A 10-day book fair is being held here from September 1 by the Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI).

Read more here


Thursday, August 24, 2006

IT parks in tier-2 cities - an update and latest news

IT Parks in tier-2 cities...

please read on here in CIOL...


Pesticide Percentage in Coke and Pepsi Cool drinks - data from IMA

Pesticide Percentage (%) in cool drinks released from IMA recently.

1 Thums up 15.2%
2 Coke 13.4%
3 7 up 12.5%
4 Mirinda 10.7%
5 Pepsi 10.9%
6 Fanta 9.1%

If the Range exceeds 2.1%, then its very dangerous to the Human Liver. Results in Cancer!
So don't drink any brand from Coke and Pepsi!
This Message is from Indian Medical Association. Please pass it to all known persons in your e-mails Save Indians!!!.............Save Mankind!!

Source: Ponsgroup


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Small changes to your life changes life in a positive way!!

Just by making small changes to your everyday spending, you’ll be amazed at how much more you can save to help be ready for retirement.

Look at the difference a small change can make.


Morning Coffee
$12.50 week/$650 year
ALTERNATIVE Make coffee at home

$10 week/$520 year

$30 week/$1,560 year
ALTERNATIVE Bring lunch to work

Assumptions: These hypothetical examples of savings are based on weekly contributions made at the beginning of the week to a tax-deferred retirement account earning an 8% annual rate of return compounded weekly over a 20-year period. Your own investment returns may be more or less than this example, and income taxes will be due when you withdraw from your account. Investing in this manner does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss in declining markets.

Source is Fidelity

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There is NO IT park in Madurai??

So, atlast there is no IT park in Madurai?

Read here..

I may be wrong?!!!


Computers in Government Schools slowly becoming a JUNK

Computers supplied to Government higher secondary schools in Madurai and in other parts of the state are gradually turning into a junk in the absence of regular maintenance and delay in providing the required software in tune with the revised syllabus.

Please read the actual news in The Hindu


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Landmark from Dubai in Madurai shortly!

Dubai based retail chain Landmark group is planning to launch hypermarkets in India under the brand name of Max.

This hypermarket will offer product range of several categories such as value apparel, electronics, FMCG products, fresh produce, houseware and outdoor products.

Group has not mentioned from where they are planning to start hypermarkets.

Max Retail stores will be expanded through franchisee route in tier III cities such as Meerut, Madurai and Salem, informed Vinesh Singh, Vice President of Marketing, Max Retail India.

Read more in Fibre2Fashion


Monday, August 21, 2006

News from the Management of New Madurai Foundation

Dear all,

We are talking to Nether's Economic and Educational Development Society(NEEDS), Srivilliputhur and ANNAI THERASA RURAL DEVELOPMENT TRUST, Madurai for a possible partnership and/or a second library in Srivilliputhur village in Virudhunagar district.

If you would like to help(manual efforts are more than enough) in this library effort, please let us know(just acknowledgement) by mailing to newmadurai@gmail.com.

thank you
Managing Trustee
New Madurai Foundation


Memo: Academic Projects for BE, MCA, BSc, MSc Computer Science, ECE engineering students - final year project

Memo: Academic Projects for BE, MCA, BSc, MSc Computer Science, ECE engineering students - final year projects

This is a notice from Customer Satisfied Technologies, Madurai.

Dear all,
To introduce ourselves, we are a software company having registered offices in Madurai(India) and Australia (also we have a sales office in Virginia, USA), concentrating on Products and Services for Small to Medium Businesses in the world. We have our own products for small to medium businesses - SurveyMAC, SupportMAC, AccountsMAC etc., Check out our website

In addition to products and services, we have opened up another channel of services called training and academic projects for final year students. We have a huge catalog of projects, which we are providing to the final year students of BSc(B.Sc.,) Computer Science, MSc(M.Sc.,), MCA (M.C.A), BE (B.E.,) and ME(M.E.) Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) and Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE).

We have projects based in Java, J2EE, XML, Servlets, Swing, Struts, EJB, JSP, XSL etc., for Computer Science Students and for ECE students, we have in MATLAB projects.

You can choose which project you want from the project catalog we show and also you can select the services we provide.
We provide different services in Final Year Projects - Acadamic:

(i) Students who have idea and wants to work on a project in our company as an apprentice. We can help in providing the infrastructure to work and also help you in the coding and implementation of the project you are working on.

(ii) Students who just want the project from us, are also welcome. We will provide Training, Consultation, Project Documentation, Working Code for the project. We will explain the project also.

(iii) In other hand, if you have an idea, and you want us to complete the project, we will help you in that as well.

Please call us at 91 98426 37073 (Madurai Cell Phone Number) and ask for Mani Maran(Customer Satisfied Technologies) for any more information on the final year project details.

Thank you
Academic Projects - Incharge
Customer Satisfied Technologies, Madurai.

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Is Madurai Real Estate coming up? Is Madurai land costs hiking up?

Sponsored by OruAcre.com

Is Madurai Real Estate coming up? Is Madurai land costs hiking up?
Is buying a land in Madurai a good idea right now? Is it really worth to buy a land in Madurai?

Answers for all the questions above is YES.
Anytime, investing in Real Estate is a good idea. Most of the time, from a long-term perspective, investing in Real Estate is good.

Especially, when we have a news floating around - which would flourish the location in couple of years, then we need to move forward in buying the land. Here are some tips to buy a land in Madurai.

(1) First of all, find out whether the news of IT park in Madurai is valid or not.
(2) Check which side of Madurai, the actual IT park is coming up. Is it in south madurai or north madurai or near the madurai kamaraj university?
(3) See whether you have anybody help in Madurai for getting you the right contacts before buying the land in Madurai and also maintenance of the land after you buy the land.
(4) After above all conditions, we will have to contact the seller or broker to finalize the deal.
(5) Before you finalize the deal, you need to have couple of choices to buy a land in madurai. So list out all the lands from all the sellers and brokers or real estate agents.
(6) People will try to fool you because you are in a desire to buy a land in madurai at any cost and you should be wary about agents in madurai before they cheat you.
(7) Once you choose a land to buy, go through the validity check for couple of years backwards in madurai corporation.
(8) If the land passes in validity check for like 50-100 years, then go ahead in the documentation and finalizing the deal.

To give you some hints, what I have found with my research was - some part of IT park is coming near MKU(west madurai) and some part of IT park is coming in the north madurai. That should give you some hint.

Even I researched on the land cost near MKU Madurai - It was all OK and good to buy. Ten acres of land was around 4 lakhs, which is around 9000 US dollars, but it is worth the money.

I am not in a position to buy, so I have not bought the lands. But if you want to buy, we can help following the above procedure and in a very professional manner.
We have very good contacts in Madurai and we can help you complete a deal in Madurai Real Estate.

If you feel you need help, mail us at newmadurai@gmail.com. Best and preferred way to contact is through Email.

Author is Madurai Machan(Internet KeyBoard Name); Owner of Madurai Times - After you email us, we will provide the contact numbers.

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Madurai without any mosquitoes - Madurai Corporation efforts

The health wing of Madurai Corporation has come out with a plan to undertake `dawn spray' on the city streets to eliminate mosquito- breeding points and prevent the incidence of chikungunya by extensive fogging.

Please read more in The Hindu

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Helicopter service in Madurai for tourists....

Many of the Tamils living abroad would like to visit the famous Lord Muruga temple in Palani and other temples in the region. But, it would take at least two days to cover all these places by road.

CPM Member of Parliament P Mohan had requested the central government for helicopter service for the tourists.

please read more in Chennai Online


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Slum Free City - Madurai

The State Government will implement a massive housing scheme at an estimated cost of Rs. 3200 crore under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission to make Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore slum-free cities.

It is one of the New Madurai vision items - I hope government is working towards it.

Thanks to the state government from New Madurai Foundation!!!

Check out the actual news in The Hindu


Investment basics

Sponsored by OruAcre.com

Here are some investment tips for you - three types of basic investment:

Aggressive and looking for highest growth, with high risk and high gain. But If you try the same long term like 10-20-30 years timeframe, you have a bright chance: Stocks

Moderate, decent income in a reasonable intervals of time and medium risk and medium gain and the timeframe would be 4-6-10 years: Bonds

Low risk, low gain, but Safe Money and looking for 0-3 years investment timeframe: Bank Savings

You could mix the above with varied percentages to fit to your needs. We will discuss more about "at what age how much percentage anybody should invest?"

Moreover, this investment basics does not include anything about Real Estate! Will cover them in the forthcoming articles...

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Google searching for talent in Madurai

I could not believe that I just read this news.
Google India had come to Madurai Fatima College for talent search for the Advertising unit. Does that sound interesting for you?

Please read here...


Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I am seeing many of the companies are trying to take up the Dot Com's which might come up in our future days like nanguneri.com. This website gets us the news recently released related to the IT industry!

Check out Nanguneri.com


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

BrokenConnection.com as one of the web 2.0 website

In the era of Web 2.0 companies, one another company has emerged called BrokenConnection.com.

This new age website provides a platform for people to find anyone, who had lost their connection.

Advantages: It is quite innovative, but it has its own flaws. The idea is new and the technology they have used is nothing but a set of free open source forum builders to build the platform.

Disadvantages: It might become very clumsy if it is not coordinated properly or organized properly.

Overall, BrokenConnection.com is a new effort by someone, among the web 2.0 companies. If the same effort is made by Google, everyone will come in. But in this case, not sure about the popularity and marketing. But hope these guys will make it a hit, if they make their marketing and infrastructure strong.


Indian Independance Day Wishes - August 15th


TVS and Department of Posts in Madurai

The Department of Posts (DoP) of India in the state of Tamil Nadu has entered into a unique marketing tie up with TVS Finance and Services Ltd (TVSFS) with the DoP selling loan products in its capacity as a franchise of TVSFS.

This scheme is being launched first in Madurai and Tirunelveli.

Read more here...


Monday, August 14, 2006

Coca Cola, Pepsi being banned in Tamil Nadu

Check this link out

How can they push something on us, if we say we don't want?
They cannot threaten us!! They cannot compell us to do that!
Can we do the same to them? Are they doing this because they have more power!?
Nothing is permanent my friends! Things will change!!
Are we children to them - that they are threatening us and saying us not to do something!?

Banning Fertilized Soft-Drinks does not mean that India is not the right place for foreign investments! Please try to think from others shoes as well!

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Alex Dias video clip against child labour - Madurai and Bangalore based Software employee

Alex Dias had shot a video clip against child labour - He is a Madurai and Bangalore based Software employee.

It is a very interesting video and a news is published in The Hindu as well.

The video is for public viewing now. You can check it out here...

Click here to view the video

You can read the news in The Hindu here


Government Railway Police (GRP) working on ISO 9001:2000 certification in Madurai

The Government Railway Police (GRP) have embarked on an exercise to obtain ISO 9001:2000 certification for their police stations at Tiruchi and Madurai.

The GRP authorities kick-started the process by organising a comprehensive training programme for their men attached to the railway police station here on Wednesday.

A private firm had been identified for training and planning to establish new systems and procedures.

Read more here


Madurai based founder Shankar Narayanan's eMuzed thinking about GPS

Madurai based technocrat and entrepreuner Shankar Narayanan founder of eMuzed Inc., interview is recently published and he talks about his company and his next strategic move to GPS and its related services.

Proud of Shankar Narayanan and its eMuzed Inc.

Read more about the interview in CIOL


Commission Chidambarasamy with a Ambulance Network for the Golden Hour

The traffic police here have come out with a 'golden hour ambulance network' in a bid to bring down road accident deaths in the city round-the-clock.

Basic idea is - to provide faster service to the people in need for ambulance and medical care in Madurai. If we have the network of ambulances, it is easy to serve right?

Read here in Chennai Online

I am very happy to hear such innovative schemes in Madurai being brought up by the commissioner and the collector.


What exactly Google Co-Founder Larry Page wants to do in Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai?

Google co-founder Larry Page had been in India recently on a low-profile visit. He had offered assistance to help improve the operations of Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai. Page also announced that Google would provide technology of Google Earth to map areas of blind population, apart from revamping the portal of the hospital. Google would also promote its advertisements, helping it commercially.

Read in domain-B for understanding what more Larry Page wants to do in India.

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Stalin to open up water pipeline project in Madurai

The Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration, M. K. Stalin will lay the foundation stone for 899 works, including the second drinking water pipeline from Vaigai dam to Madurai city, here on Sunday. He will also inaugurate 153 works, completed at a cost of Rs. 7.86 crore, in the district on the occasion.

Read more in The Hindu


Monday, August 07, 2006

Did you know about Google and Madurai!

The role of Information Technology (IT) in eye care management is set to scale new heights with global IT major, Google, offering to provide its expertise to Aravind Eye Hospital.

The Google co-founder and president (Products), Larry Page, flew down to Madurai by a special plane on Sunday to have an overall view of the functions of the hospital.

Read More in The Hindu


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Horticulture investment in Madurai

The Central and state governments have allocated Rs 15 crore for the development of horticulture in Madurai district for the current financial year.

Read more in Chennai Online

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

All Tamil Nadu Political Party Websites

Did you know almost every major political party has a website -

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam AIADMK
Janata Party

While I was researching and collecting information on this article - I happenned to see the following website, which is done by "project madurai" group! Electronic Tamil Library...

Check out the list of tamil related websites in this LINK

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Information for Women, Moms, Pregnancy and Parenting

There is a very good website for reading information about parenting, pregnancy, moms, women, Beauty and Style, Health and Well-being, Diet and Fitness, Love and Sex, Pregnancy and Parenting, Home and Food, Entertainment - all for just women.

check out this iVillage

Enjoy staying in this website. You will especially, when you are a woman!

Now, Yahoo has launched SHINE!!

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What is the average salary in USA?

Did you know??

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary in the U.S. as $36,764 for 2002.

Please read more in Yahoo!


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Industrial Economy Magazine

I happenned to hit an online magazine "Industrial Economy Magazine" and found it interesting so far. I thought you would also wish to read from here...

Check it out here...


Kamse requires Singers for thier new Tamil POP Album

Kamse requires Singers for thier new Tamil POP Album:


Good voice, age no bar, 14 singers wanted, man/women, no educational background needed. Pls enclose your contact or mobile number. Send you resumes to arunsprasath@yahoo.com

Sending your recorded voice in CDs will be an added advantage.
Address: Libra Graphic, 19, Thennolakara Street, Madurai 625001, Tamil nadu, South India.

Voice test will be conducted in Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Tuticorin, and other cities of Tamil Nadu. The test date will be announced later.

The album will be released on Deewali.. So Hurry up friends!.

For more clarifications: you can ring us at: 98657 06806, 98941 42902, 98949 14050, 0452 3207794.

Thank you and Have a great day.
Arun S Prasath.
Innovator - Soukey.

Note: This is just an advertisement and the party mentioned above is no way related to Madurai Times.


Emerging Giants from Developing Nations

I was very happy reading this article from Business week!
This is the way for us to go towards Economic power...

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Ranbaxy, Wipro, Infosys and TCS are mentioned here as few of the many emerging giants from India. It is just not one way - it is TWO WAY! Isn't that wonderful!?

Read more in BW


College Lecturer posts in Madurai

121 lecturer posts sanctioned for Madurai region

Aided colleges in six districts asked to begin recruitment process by following norms...

Please read more here...


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ready for Retirement?! even if you are 25 years of age!

Hold on..Don't scroll away...You might think Retirement is not for you and your age might be 25 years. You might want to think about it later.

But I would say - you have to think about it from day one...
Here are some goals you might want to set for yourself for retirement...

1) investment to get a steady income to live a comfortable life in retirement
2) Your Health and Spouse's has to be intact
3) Financial Insurance on health and non-financial health precautions
4) Mental, Emotional, Physical equilibrium
5) Post-Retirement home preparation
6) Good circle of friends and relatives
7) Access to emergency
8) Travel plans and its related expenditures
9) PF, pensions from employer, pension funds that you create for yourself and an investment portfolio, life, health and accident insurances, investing in a home and taking home loans, are all part of.

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Free internet access...from VSNL!

VSNL has slashed its internet access rates by 50 per cent under its new monsoon package scheme to be offered between June 1 and July 31. It has also announced a free night package scheme offering free internet access between 11.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m on working days and for the whole day on Sundays.


Forgotten Mahatma Gandhi??

As on date - there is not much talk about Mahatma Gandhi and he is not mentioned to children very often, unlike what used to happen to people of my age...

Anyway - here are Gandhi's views regarding the Bhagavad Gita!

The Gita is the universal mother. She turns away nobody. Her door is wide open to anyone who knocks. A true votary of Gita does not know what disappointment is. He ever dwells in perennial joy and peace that passeth understanding. But that peace and joy come not to skeptic or to him who is proud of his intellect or learning. It is reserved only for the humble in spirit who brings to her worship a fullness of faith and an undivided singleness of mind. There never was a man who worshipped her in that spirit and went disappointed. I find a solace in the Bhagavad-Gita that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad-Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there , and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies -- and my life has been full of external tragedies -- and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagavad-Gita.

Source: God Krishna Foundation


100% Health Fitness ToDo - Daily

Just like brushing your teeth, healthy habits should be cultivated on a daily basis. The following is a guide to daily tasks:

1. Activity should be a daily occurrence. Walk, run or jump for a minimum total of 20 minutes a day.

2. Protect your skin. Sun block should be applied on face, neck, arms and hands even in the dead of winter. It protects against climatic toxins too. Moisturize skin daily.

3. Eat fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products and small amounts of protein. Avoid sweets and other processed foods.

4. Meditate or spend a minimum of five minutes daily in quiet time.

5. Find your spiritual self. Discover what inspires you, raises your level of consciousness, motivates you, and satisfies your soul.

6. Exercise your brain. Read, study, solve problems, and learn new skills. As does the body, the brain atrophies with lack of use.

7. Hug somebody.

Source: Health-Fitness-Tips.com. Thank You!

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Dental Care - Take Care of your teeth!

DENTAL CARE is very important - right from the young age - otherwise you will repent for it later....

Eating sugar, as you probably already know, is a major cause of tooth decay. But it's not just how much sugar you eat - when and how you eat it can be just as important to keeping teeth healthy.

When you eat sugary foods or drink sodas frequently throughout the day, the enamel that protects your teeth is constantly exposed to acids. Hard candies, cough drops, and breath mints that contain sugar are especially harmful because they dissolve slowly in your mouth. Many experts suggest that you take a 3-hour break between eating foods containing sugar.

Sugary or starchy foods eaten with a meal are less harmful to your teeth than when they're eaten alone, possibly because the production of saliva, which washes away the sugar and bacteria, is increased. Eating sugary foods before you go to bed can be the most damaging (especially if you don't brush your teeth afterward) because you don't produce as much saliva when you sleep.

For most people, it's hard to cut out sweets completely, so try to follow these more realistic guidelines:

* Eat carbohydrates (sugars and starches) with a meal.
* If you can't brush your teeth after eating, rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash, or chew sugarless gum.
* Don't eat sugary foods between meals.
* If you snack, eat nonsugary foods, such as cheese, popcorn, raw veggies, or yogurt.

Please read more here...


A news about InfoSys

You recently quit InfoSys and you hear this news? How generous these people are?!!

Infosys is a special company and one of the gems of Indian IT map.
They are dividing a part of their profits to all employees as bonus, depending upon the tenure they have stayed!

Read here...


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