.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Made in Madurai                

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Madurai - a snapshot in Year 2008 - special report from Madurai Machan

Sponsored by OruAcre.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 for Made in Madurai(Madurai Times) Blog visitors

I was analyzing what I have done last year and what I am planning to do next year - as I was approaching the end of the year. My 2008 was great and lot of things has happened and changed. All personal stuff and I am proud of it.

While I was doing that, I also went through the Madurai Times (Made in Madurai)blog for all the months of this year 2008. I was very much depressed and kind of disappointed with no positive change at all in 2008 for Madurai, except for just news!

Only News and very less action in 2008(Positive):
1) Madurai IT park news were out all this year - Ilandaikulam and Vadapalanji
2) Madurai International Airport.

Things happenned in Madurai 2008:
1) Violence in and around - even today, as I write this.
2) Collectors changed frequently - Udhayachandran, SS Jawahar and now Seetharaman.
3) Madurai Real Estate boomed
4) Madurai High court; Madurai Passport Office - good and bad comments
5) Madurai online presence is increasing
6) More SEZs are promoted - Farmers protest
7) More businesses into Madurai
8) More software companies coming into Madurai - incl HCL, Satyam bought land for future branch
9) Rise in prices of all commodities
10) More builders and construction companies in Madurai
11) Few more Hotels in Madurai
12) ELCOT active in Madurai - IT park work started.
13) CII Madurai Chapter working hard to give positive image
14) Election
15) Cable war
16) Madurai gets 610 acres for Airport
17) More rowdies and gangsters floating in Madurai and having upper hand
18) Entrepreneurs cropping all around Madurai

Movies based on Madurai:
1) Mattuthavani
2) Subramaniapuram
3) Paruthi Veeran
4) Pazhani
5) Seval
and more...

Visitors ---- I am sure I have missed few itesm. Your additions and comments are welcome...


Believe - Anything is possible : Madurai Theme Parks

In "Sea World, San Diego", there is a great show called - "Believe - Anything is possible" in which Shamu, a killer whale performs whatever is instructed and asked for.

The theme of the show is that Believe and anything is possible. I believe the show has to be watched by everyone, to believe anything is possible in this world.

The trainers had set a relationship with the killer whales and had trained them to do certain things. It is pretty much as if an animal with 6 senses is performing whatever is instructed.

Training a dog, cat might not be a big deal, but training a killer whale is a big deal which can eat humans as well. The animal is so huge and the show was amazing. Believe and Anything is possible in this world.

While I was watching this show in the Shamu auditorium, I thought of a business idea in Madurai.

If you have good amount of money, then invest in a vast land in outskirts of Madurai. May be in couple of years, you can build a theme park or a recreational park, not exactly like Adisayam(water theme park), but you can choose some other theme for this park. How is this business idea in Madurai - may be long-term?

Labels: , ,

Risk Apetite for an individual - Madurai Business Risks

I went to Sea World Theme park for the long weekend with my family and in-laws. I dared to go on a roller-coaster ride in the park. This ride is definitely dangerous and thrilling. The ride goes really up and down and goes wild, and feels like I am going to fall down. It gives a strange feeling inside the stomach, when it goes that fast downwards.

Overall the ride was very thrilling and scary. I was thinking about it later on and analyzing my risk taking appetite. Here is what I derived from it -

Initially, I didn't think about the risk or scary part before going to the ride. The ride was scary and thrilling. After the ride, I asked a question to myself, if I will be able to go back and ride it without fear. My answer was Yes. That is good for me. My inference from that was I am ready to take the risk any number of times, even though I knew things are risky.

Another feeling is that I felt it would be better if someone would have been there with me, so that it would be much more fun than that. Inference is partnership. It would be more fun if I have a person sharing the risks and profits.

So, my risk appetite is good enough that I can take risks and also will be able to share risks with partners.

Labels: , ,

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Recruitment at MKU

Recruitment drive to be conducted at Madurai Kamaraj University on December 27, 28.

Further details can be had from P. Gunasekaran, Special Officer, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. Telephone: 0452-2458235.

Sourced from Hindu on net

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Family in Madurai

What do you need for a happy family?

1) Understanding spouse
2) Loving and caring spouse
3) Children
4) Satisfaction
5) Work to do for everyone in the family. At least one person as earning MONEY. Not necessary that another one also has to work to earn. But definitely something to do.
6) Savings is good.
7) Simple life.
8) Everyone likes you and your family. Being good to everyone - very difficult but possible.

The above is minimum. If you want to be more happy -

9) Wealthy - more money
10) Achievement in life - Success.

It is all my personal opinion.
If you think of anything more, please post it as comments.

Labels: , , ,

Madurai Culture Analysis : Working women or housewife is good?

In today's expensive lifestyle, it is very difficult to live, save and prosper into a wealthy family just by one income. Life demands for both husband and wife to earn, spend and save.

When I was looking for my wife(arranged marriage), I had this debate inside myself for whether I have to choose working woman or a housewife. May be this analysis would help anybody in the same boat.

Let us analyze what are the advantages and disadvantages of a housewife for a family.

Advantages of working women over housewives.
1) More money into the family finance.
2) Busy mind, is productive. Idle mind is devil's workshop
3) Career for both husband and wife is in good shape.
4) If there is an emergency or worst cases, woman member of the family should be able to take over and balance the financial stability in the family.
5) Whole family is productive, in terms of work.

Advantages of housewife over working woman:
1) If one person is working outside and another is taking care of the family. That is the best thing for the family. All the households are taken care.
2) Kids are well taken care. Ask any working woman about their kids - they would feel bad and guilty for not taking care of them to the full extent - whatever age it is.
3) Happy family, with whatever money is available.
4) Relations are maintained.
5) Provided the family lives economically(of whatever income), a happy family.

Disclaimer: Please note these are my personal views and not intended to hurt anyone.

You wanted to know - what I chose?
At last, I was lucky(arranged marriage) to get a mix of both of them. May be that is the best option for anyone. Opinions differ...

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Latest News about Madurai Passport - Apply passport online

There is one of the previous posts for "Applying Passport details in Madurai".

Apart from that a latest news about Madurai passport is -

Inside the campus of Madurai passport office, a new facility for applying passport online is available. Using this, people can apply passport online. The passport application gets forwarded to the office soon and it is taken care.

Source of the news is w e b d u n i a

Labels: ,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Women (Doctor) entrepreneurs in Madurai

These days Women entrepreneurs are setting up hospitals and they are running their business perfectly. There is nothing women cannot do, which Man can only do!!

We are going to talk about a successful Doctor in Vadipatti, Madurai.
Dr.Sarmila completed her MBBS degree in Madurai Medical College and completed her MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Chennai Medical College. She was one of the few in Madurai to complete this.

Though she was born and brought up in Madurai, she practiced near Salem privately for couple of years, practiced in Madurai Jaihundpuram area also and gained good amount of experience. Came back to her home town and settled in Vadipatti, Madurai.

She has setup a polyclinic called - Sree Women's Polyclinic, Vadipatti, Madurai. Running successfully in that locality and serving the villages in and around. Eventhough, her husband is helping her out with the business and service - her success so far is much appreciated. These kind of women entrepreneurs in Madurai has to be greatly appreciated. More and more people have to come out like this!!!

Dr.Sarmila's polyclinic is located on the main road of Madurai-Dindigul; in Vadipatti. Easily accessible...

We(Madurai Times Publication) wish Dr.Sarmila a grand success in her life and career. We hope she builds multiple hospitals in and around Madurai and serves people for a health living!!

Labels: , ,

Beggars are avoided and respected in Madurai

Madurai Corporation is calling to arrest beggars in Madurai.
There was a recent news (couple of months back) that beggars were arrested and they were released very soon.

My question is - what would police do by arresting these beggars? Most of the beggars are helpless. I am thinking - Beggars are of three categories in Madurai. In fact, everywhere...

1) Physically and/or Mentally Handicapped and do not have a way of doing any work or do not have reasoning. Complete helpless.
2) Partially handicapped - like one leg is gone for example.
3) Completely lazy, homeless and ran-away-cases from their hometown.

First category is the one should be helped and placed in homes for homeless.
Other two categories should not be helped at all.

In Madurai, all the three categories are available. There are some organizations and individuals who help these beggars and homeless people. All said, If you help the second and third categories, it is not healthy at all for Madurai - that guy would become more and more lazy.

I support helping the first category, but not the second and third category.

Instead, work on getting a home and put them in homes for homeless. Give them employment and give them food only when they work! That will give self respect and dignity for them. Even if you don't have a leg or a hand, anyone should learn to live by himself or herself.

We cannot feed them all the time and throughout their life. Neither arresting the beggars would help.

We used donate to Akshaya Trust two years back, but now we could not due to lack of human resources for new madurai foundation. On those days, I asked Akshaya Trust Krishnan and I was enquiring about whom does he feed daily. He replied - he feeds only the first category. Good Stuff...I appreciate his efforts, also he said he is aiming towards building a home. I am not sure, what is the status on it currently. If he is still working on his long-term aim, I am sure he is collecting funds for it. Need to contact Akshaya Trust Krishnan and ask about it. If you want to contact Akshaya Krishnan -

Akshaya's Helping in H.E.L.P. Trust
9, West 1st Main Street,
Doak Nagar Extension,
Madurai – 625 010. India
Ph: +91(0)452 4353439/2587104
Cell:+91 98433 19933
E mail : ramdost@sancharnet.in

Labels: , ,

Elderly People and Senior Citizen's productivity in Madurai

People wait for the age of 58 and retire from them work, once they are 58 or 60.
After that, senior citizens...

Privileges in train tickets; will have tax reduction and/or wherever they go they get advantage.

However, I believe there are much more things, which can be done by them. In foreign countries the elderly people and senior citizens are much more productive and independent in their life.

They generate money and produce something or other.

For example, McDonalds was founded and built by the Ray Kroc in his late 50s.
KFC(Kentucky Fried Chicken) was founded by Harland Sanders in his 60s.

Our senior citizens should try to be healthy and be productive than what they are doing right now, I believe.

The same advice goes to this generation also - in terms of health and productivity.

Labels: , , , ,

Pongal festival: Famous festival in and around Madurai

This is Madurai Mani. I will be a special reporter for "Madurai Times" from now on.
We are aiming to take Madurai Times Publication to the next level by end of 2009...


Pongal is one of the major festivals in Tamilnadu, which is popularly called as Sankaranthi in other parts of India. It is also the birth of a new tamil month ('thai'). Now this day has been considered as the Tamil new year day by the government of tamilnadu also.

As this day is nearing by with only hardly a month, let me share some things about this day which I know.On Pongal day, the people used to wear new clothes and this day is mainly for the cattle and machinery used for cultivation. So farmers mainly celebrate this day by presenting the cultivated goods and presenting to the Sun god. The village people normally celebrate this day by decorating their houses, fields and cattle. They would expect this day as auspicious day as they would have harvested their crops and this should continue throughout their life time. The main food items for this day would be Sweet pongal (ingredients may depend on the financial status of the family).

Other things include the Sugarcane which is purple in color and the Lunch made of fully homegrown vegetables. Root vegetables like potato varieties is also included in the menu.On the next day of Pongal, people used to have non-vegetarian and the next day is the day of Mattu Pongal. This day is mainly for the cattle. On this day they will take care of their cattle specially by decorating and giving special food. Moreover on this day cattle will be sent for Jallikattu also - which is a popular brave sport.

I would like to share some of my experiences during pongal day.We used to wait for this day as we can chew sugarcane on this day. Normally I would love to eat sugarcane a lot. Then about the Lunch in our home it will be heavy with full of vegetables. All vegetables will be there in the Sambar and for side dish we would have potatoes, pachcha mochai and beans usili. Dinner will be completed with dosa and the remaining Sambar. This sambar will be in our home for another two days. :-)

Great festival! But now I am away from my home, missing all the above. Though I am with my family here, I am missing a lot without my parents who are there in my home town. I dont know whether I am having any plan to go to my home town on this day, but I am hoping to do so.

Hope your experiences are similar!

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Game that is forgotten as Years goes by - Jallikattu.

I would like to mention about the famous dravidian game - Jallikattu. Alanganallur, a place in Madurai district is a specific place where this game is famous for. In an around madurai, that too specifically villages also sport such games, but to a small extent. Bulls from all over the tamilnadu will be participating and show their strength. Brave men from the age of 15 to 60 will be participating. Some men end up with serious damages and even lose their lives doing such acts.Also I would like to share one of my breathtaking experience in one such game. Dont think that I had indulged in the act of handling the bulls. But on that day I went just as a spectator. I, my brother who is in CA now and my friend went to witness the game. We had a nice spot to view the game of chasing and as time went on, more and more bulls were going and brave men were chasing them. As it was nearing the end of the game, we three decided to move towards our place and were trying to get way out of the crowd. What happened to our surprise is that, we got strangled in a small gap between two houses when crowd were pushing us and suddenly a bull tried to enter a crowd present over there. There was no other go and we were nearly very near to the bull and it was very fierce. Suddenly i caught hold of one of the low lying roof outside one of the house and my brother and my friend got slipped into a thorny bush. But luckily men from the crowd diverted the bull and it went in the other direction. We had a very narrow escape. phooh.
So always play safe.

Labels: , , , , ,

SanaConsultants.com DeccanForce Career Consultants, Madurai - Placement/Recruitment/Man Power Consultants in Madurai for South India


DeccanForce Career Consultants, Madurai

Are you looking for a job?
You have graduated, but not sure what to do now?
You feel you are not ready to work, but you are in a need to get a job?
You need career counselling?
You need training in facing interviews?
You want to improve communication skills?

There is a company in Madurai to help you get jobs.
Yes - "Velai Vaaippugall in Madurai and in fact anywhere in South India" in any domain and industry/job category. Yes - "Private Employment Exchange" in Madurai to serve South India.

The company is called Deccan Force Placement Consultants.
We shall provide you more information about the company and their services in forthcoming days.

Deccan Force Consultants fall into all the following categories:

Recruitment Consultants
Placement Consultants
Career Care Consultants
Man Power Consultants

DeccanForce is in the process of building a jobs portal, but for now, please send in your resumes to deccanforce@gmail.com or jobs.madurai@gmail.com.

"Madurai Times" had a phone interview with Mr.Tamil Selvan, Director of DeccanForce Career Consultants, Madurai.

"Considering the economy conditions all around the world, there is a need for lot of industries. In order to bridge the gap between candidates and employers, placement consultants are needed more in India" - says Tamil Selvan - Director of Deccan Force Consultants, Madurai.

Another expert on this matter MuthuKumar says - There is an increasing unemployment rate in Madurai and in India. Hence there is huge demand for placement(man power) and recruitment consultants. Hence Deccan Force Consultants are working towards getting placement for every unemployed, but qualified candidates in Madurai - eventually South India. In effect, we want to ease the efforts of employers and facilitate the smooth functioning of
industries with filled human resources.

We want to become a private employment exchange for all the job categories and industries in Madurai and serve the society, adds Mr.Muthu. Muthu assures that they will work very hard to get every candidate placed in the appropriate industry, whoever contacts them.

DeccanForce is in the process of building a jobs portal, and now the Job Portal is built - OruVelai.com.


Labels: , , , ,

Family pressure for Entrepreneurs in Madurai

Parents say no to risks for Madurai Small Startups

Mr.X(name hidden for privacy) resigned his day job and plans to start a company of his own in Madurai.

X is a married man, with dependants including his wife, son, dad and mom.
When a young professional resigns his day job, takes risks - there is lot of oppositions and negative advocacy from all sides. Parents think from a conservative perspective and non-risky thinking of sticking to a job and getting salary and living a normal life.

It is good to have devil's advocate, when we are having an idea and we are going to execute the same. However, it is difficult to have all of them all the time. Those inputs has to be considered for improvement, but not to impediment any success steps.

If you have a brilliant idea, which you think will be a success in the market, considering your market research; if you have a business plan to execute the plan, which is reviewed by experts and they and you think that it is a good idea, if executed properly. Then nothing should stop you from executing this idea.

My friend X is going through this phase and he is starting a company of his own. I wish him success in his venture and "Made in Madurai" is backing up his business with funding.

Labels: , , , , ,

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

From "Madurai Times" Editor's Desk - 800th article of Madurai Blog

From "Madurai Times" Editor's Desk

Did you know the recent Top 10 Search Results released by Google and Yahoo in India?
Yes, search for "Katrina Kaif" stays at 10th in Google and "Namitha" in 9th position in Yahoo search engines from India.

That is where the society is going today. However, we also have achievements to show, excluding top searches tit-bit from google and yahoo! Yes, this is our 800th blog article in MaduraiTimes.com

Thank you for bringing "Madurai Times" this far by visiting MaduraiTimes.com. This is 800th article of "Madurai Times". Your visiting the blog, inspires us to work more on Madurai Times and motivates us to write more.

Reaching 800th article is definitely a milestone. We have crossed various milestones so far. Here are some of the links for hundredth's.

200th Madurai Times Article
400th Madurai Times Article
500th Madurai Times Article
600th Madurai Times Article

and now this is 800th. Sometime in 2009, planning to reach 1000th and going to make it big. That will be a major one and by that time, EITHER

1) will launch Madurai Times Publication for a printed edition of a monthly magazine for Madurai, I believe and I wish.


2) will launch a "Madurai Times" Website with the information organized little bit more.

Here is Madurai Times Publication's aim - it was posted in a previous article in the blog - Aim of Madurai Times.

Problems in Madurai are discussed in two parts. Problems in Madurai Part I and Problems in Madurai Part II in the blog sometime in past. Also the solutions are proposed in New Madurai Website - New Madurai Foundation, as a long-term address.

This is one of the initiatives of "Made in Madurai" consultancy. As we have said before, we want Madurai to become New Madurai and eventually a Great Madurai.

Overall, only help we will ask from you all - Keep visiting the madurai times blog and refer to your friends, who are from south india.

Labels: , , ,

Madurai Human Resources are not expensive, but of good quality and hard working

Madurai human resources are cheap and inexpensive. The reason for that is the human resource are self-satisfied with the lifestyle and the money they have.

Everyone has their relatives and their own life keeping on moving. People run with their life with their jobs, salary and family. Hence, they don't worry much about the salary.

I know, friends in Madurai who lead their life comfortably even with Rs.2000 per month as salary. People are content in life, with whatever money they have got. Living within means is something our fore-fathers have taught us.

Only because of IT and ITeS invasion, normal middle-class people are seeing lot of money in their pockets.

I have one of my relative, who works for Alagendran Finance, who probably gets only less than Rs.5000 per month even after 5 to 7 years of service. Till date he gets his lunch to the office and does not eat outside. He even saves some money for his children. He goes out with his family to a movie once in a month! Amazing... You won't believe, he worked in Chennai office also with a similar salary.

Madurai is a kind of city, in which anyone can live with any kind of salary and BE HAPPY with whatever you have.

If you are starting a business in Madurai, you can get resources with Rs.2000 to Rs.5000. An associate manager can be acquired with Rs.7000 and the same time the resources are hard working and of good quality.

Don't you think it is the best possible scenario for an employer or whoever wants to start a business in Madurai?

If you want to post your resume, please send it to jobs.madurai@gmail.com, and we will post it to the new placement company in Madurai.

Labels: ,

Vijayakanth's DMDK conducting Job Fair 2008/2009: Chennai/Salem/Erode/Coimbatore/Madurai

Vijayakanth's DMDK conducting Job Fair in tamil nadu state...

Over 2,000 people from different parts of the Salem district attended the job fair organised by the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam at a Hall in Salem on November 23rd 2008. Representatives from 30 firms from Chennai, Coimbatore, Salem and various other parts in the State participated in the fair and conducted the selection process.

Chennai job fair is already conducted in Anna Nagar West etc., By December 7th, there is a Job Fair to be conducted in Coimbatore.

Appreciate the efforts of DMDK leader Captain Vijayakanth. However, I wonder why job fairs are conducted in Erode, Coimbatore, Salem, Chennai - but not in MADURAI?!??

Given the fact that Vijayakanth is basically from Madurai, I request Captain to arrange a job fair in Madurai!!

If you want to send your resume, please send it to jobs.madurai@gmail.com. We will do the needful.


All about Tirumangalam Madurai - Voters Details

About Tirumangalam:

Tirumangalam is located in the Madurai District. The town is situated at a distance of 20 kms from Madurai, on the Madurai to Kanyakumari National Highways Road. The town is well connected, by the N.H.7 (Madurai – Kanyakumari).

Source: Tirumangalam Municipality

Population Details has grown rapidly during past two decades. While the overall development patterns concentrated in the central area, the areas along the northern side of the Bus Stand has grown rapidly. The growth pattern of the town is illustrated in the table below:

Population Growth



The p opulation density of Tirumangalam has gradually increased during the past two decades. Spread over an area of 10.70 sq. km. the town has a density of 2800 persons/sq.km. in 1981. With rapid growth of population, the density rose to 3300 persons/sq.km in 1991 and to 4100 persons/sq.km by 2001. The development largely concentrated along the northern side of the town.


Population – Wardwise:

Ward No




















































































































Labels: , ,

Motivating yourself to save: Madurai Money Wisdom

Motivating Yourself to Save

Oftentimes, learning new methods to reduce spending and save money are not enough to change habits by themselves, and you may find yourself reverting back to old behaviors before you know it. Motivating yourself to save requires setting goals and constant visual reminders of those goals. Here are some useful tips:

Write down your financial goals and do research to find out what you need to do to get there. Set realistic timelines for achieving these goals.
Don't be afraid to choose goals such as a new home or car. These big tickets items can stimulate your savings attitude and financial motivation.
Create visual reminders of your goals and attach them to places such as the walls in your room, the dashboard of your car, or the background on your computer.
Along with continually learning of new ways to save, following these goal-setting tips will help you realize your dreams.

Labels: ,

Interesting things happenning in Tirumangalam, Madurai

Interesting things happenning in Tirumangalam, Madurai

Here is the original post in madurai times about the election - please click here.
Looking forward to the election in Tirumangalam, there are lot of changes in Tirumangalam.

1) Bill boards and Display walls of houses are in great demand. All the political parties are interestingly reserving it.
2) Hotel rooms are reserved till January from now on.
3) houses and rooms for rent is in demand and the rent seems be on a rise than usual currently.
4) Effectively, ecomony of tirumangalam is in a good condition for a two month period:) Whoever is beneficiery is happy about it.
5) Shops and small business will be with good business during this two months period.
6) Political parties would fund Tirumangalam people with lot of gifts for sure. Both ruling and non-ruling would do lot good to the people in this period:)

Good for Tirumangalam, Madurai!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Madurai Land Registration Procedure

Sponsored by OruAcre.com

If you are buying land in Madurai, be careful of any evil real estate agents and brokers and be aware of the procedures, before you register a land on your name and make a purchase of real estate.

This message is to be read carefully, because there are complaints regarding this.

Madurai Pazhanganatham (Palanganatham) Registrar official Annamalai explains to Dinamalar. Please read the procedure and how to be careful in madurai real estate registration.

By the way - this does not complain all the real estate agents. This posting is just for consumers to be aware of evil elements in Madurai, if any.

Labels: ,

Madurai Collector: P. Seetharaman from Nov 2008

Photo Source: The Hindu

P.Seetharaman took charge as Madurai District Collector here on Monday. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Seetharaman served as Managing Director, Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC).

Previous Madurai Collector S.S.Jawahar will become the Managing Director of TASMAC. Prior to Jawahar, Madurai Collector was Udayachandran IAS.

I wonder the reason behind change of positions frequently. I am not sure why it is like that?!

By the way offtrack- a tit-bit information:

A total of 16,92,222 voters’ names, including that of 8,43,112 of women, had been published in the draft voter list covering Melur, Madurai East, Sholavandan (R), Madurai North, Madurai South, Madurai Central, Madurai West, Tirupparankundram, Tirumangalam and Usilampatti Assembly constituencies.

Labels: ,

Madurai Politics/Madurai Arasiyal: Tirumangalam/Thirumangalam By-Election 2008/2009

Following the death of MDMK MLA Mr.Veera Elavarasan by Nov 2008, by-election (bye-election) is announced in Thirumangalam/Tirumangalam constituency.

The election is scheduled to happen by January 9th, 2008. By January 15th the election result would be out.

MDMK chief Vaiko (Vai Gopalsamy) has paved way to the partnership for a seat in Thirumangalam legislative election. AIADMK is contesting on behalf of the partnership between AIADMK and MDMK. Candidate nomination from any of the parties is not yet done.

Interesting part is it is going to be a great war between DMK and AIADMK. It is a prestige issue for both the parties. Since the constituency is in Madurai, it is a prestige issue for Mr. Anjaa nenjan Azhagiri. This task has to be done successfully from DMK's side.

No party is released a candidate yet.

By the way - there are other parties curious to take out some votes to their plate. Vijayakanth's DMDK and Sarath kumar's AISMK would be nominating one from each party.

This would take votes from DMK and AIADMK vote banks.

Let us see how it goes and we will closely watch this election. This will prove how strong the parties are in this Madurai area - Thirumangalam/Tirumangalam!!!

Labels: , ,

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Job Opening for Placement Manager in Madurai

Job Opening for Placement Manager in Madurai

A Placement consultancy in Madurai is looking for a placement manager.

* Candidate can have any degree, but 3/4 years graduation is must.
* An MBA would be given preference.

Roles and Responsibilities:
* Strong Leadership, Organization and Communication skills
* Need to lead a team and run a placement consultancy.
* Little Travel to cities and interact with HR of the employers
* Excellent Salary and Bonus Compensation
* Should be proactive and have entrepreneural abilities

If you are interested, contact maduraitimes@gmail.com for further details.

Labels: ,

Press Information Bureau (Chennai) in Madurai

Press Information Bureau (Chennai) in Madurai

29 Kakkan Street,
Shenoy Nagar,
Madurai - 625 020

Phone: 0452-2530856
Fax: 0452-2531174



Labels: ,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Madurai candidates become good employees!

Madurai candidates become good employees!

Do you agree?

Wherever Madurai candidates go, they are usually hard working, honest, conservative, simple, but bold in nature. If you miss any of the above and if you are from Madurai - then you have changed in your new location!

If you are an employer and you are interviewing someone from Madurai, you can take my words and you don't have to test them for how hard they would work and for honesty.

By the way - Happy Thiru Karthikai!!!

Labels: , ,

Global recession hits Madurai too

There is a record of decrease in land transactions for the past couple of months in the tamil nadu state itself. Looks like there is a loss of Rs.50 crores approximately lost in revenues for Government of Tamil Nadu on land transactions.

This is a bad sign to be noted. Hopefully it is temporary and everything would come back. There is a little apprehension in everyone's mind whether market would be down for sometime or will it be back to normal!

People are holding off in investing in any assets. Instead, it is safe to keep everything in cash - may be!

I will be talking to realty consultants in Madurai today. I will get back to you all with some expert views on this.

Labels: , ,

INDexpo2008, Madurai Exhibition @ Tamukkam Grounds Madurai

Please find attached formal invitation for our presentation on LED Street Lights and Indoor lights which will be exhibited from 13th Dec 2008 to 16th Dec 2008 between 11.00 am. and 8.00 pm. at INDexpo2008, Tamukkam Grounds Madurai

Kind regards

The Lights is just one small part of the exhibition.

Read more at indexpo2008.com

Date: 13 - 16 December 2008
Time: 11.00 am. to 4.30 pm.
(Business Visitors)

4.30 pm. to 8.00 pm.
(General Public)

Venue: Tamukkam Grounds, Madurai

Labels: ,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Radio Mirchi, Hello FM and Suryan FM in Madurai City - Madurai Radios

Radio Mirchi, Hello FM and Suryan FM in Madurai City

Madurai City hosts several radio stations like Radio mirchi ,Hello FM, Suryan FM.

In those days, we wake up with a typical radio news read by Vimala Jayaraman and an elderly and mature voice. Or Ceylon radio with all nice and super hit songs. These days, Madurai people wake up with hot FMs in Madurai city. Very young jibbering, talking, talking, talking. Mixing information with little youthful masala and gossips in a productive way.

RJ-ing is an art and there are great RJs in Madurai.

Read an article about FMs and RJs (Radio Jockeys) in Madurai - please click here

Labels: ,

Madurai Eco Park - one of the entertainments/refreshments in Madurai

Madurai Eco Park

Apart from Rajaji park, Athisayam and other clubs in Madurai, Madurai Eco Park is a successful project from Madurai Corporation.

Madurai Eco Park sprawling over 5.5 acres of land is a leisure spot for all age groups. Located at the western end of Anna Maligai, the park was set up and developed by the Madurai Corporation. Apart from its 124 varieties of herbal trees, the park houses more than five hundred varieties of small and big shade giving trees. The major highlight of the park is the tallest artificial fountain that pumps water up to 110 feet and the four optic fiber illuminated trees. There is a minimal fee for entry to the park. Now it is probably Rs.2, I guess.

The park situated near city corporation building where the lighting and fountain arrangements are impressive and the illuminated optic fiber trees add luster to the beauty. The computerized fountain was built costing Rs.13 lakhs.

source: web 1 2 3 india and wikipedia
photo source: hindu on net.com

Also read the article about madurai eco park, madurai

Labels: ,

Idle mind is devil's workshop - if No work at Madurai

Idle mind is devil's workshop - if No work at Madurai

Madurai is in general a sit-back-relax city. Working population is not even 50% to the non-working stay-at-home population.

Housewives, students, school-drop-out girls, girls stopped from school to stay at home, retired community, not-going-to work population etc., are non-productive. As they are at home and they don't have solid work, there is a tendency of cribbing, idling, gossiping etc.,

There is a huge potential if we change the system a little bit to use the capabilities of this non-working population.

Recently I was talking to my relatives and my wife's relatives - there is lot of gossips, hate, frustration etc., I was thinking about the cause to it and I imagine it to be because of idle mind. If everyone works on something or other, there would not be this kind of thinking and gossipping.

I agree that - housewives have lot to do, including taking care of children, house hold works etc., There are positive thinking housewives. But I am talking now only about the other side of the crowd. So, this is not a complaint about everyone.

Anyway, if everyone makes sure there is work or something to do at any point of time - then it will help Madurai's productivity and in fact family's productivity very well.

Labels: ,

Secular city - Madurai - Hindus, Christians and Muslims in Madurai

Secular city - Madurai - Hindus, Christians and Muslims in Madurai

India is a secular country and of-course every city in India is secular too. Madurai demographics include varied set of people with diversified culture, religion, caste, race and creed.

Madurai includes Hindus, Christian, Muslims etc., (Don't want to talk about Caste, however) Caste wise - all kinds of castes are there.

One good part is - even though there is a minority of Muslim population, there is considerable amount of muslim population. Even a single point of time, communal riots in Madurai has not happen in a major way. That is a great indication that every caste or religion in Madurai is cooperative and friendly in Madurai.

Even in Coimbatore, there was a riot, but Madurai has been a safest place. You cannot imagine any kind of damage in that perspective to the city. This is definitely a clear indication for lot of business initiatives, considering its safety.

By the way - Eid Mubarak - Bakrid Wishes to all Madurai Muslims and all. Enjoy the Madurai Biriyani!!

Labels: , ,

Madurai Style Chicken Kuzhambu for Madurai Parotta

Web Samayal writes -

"Madurai Style Chicken Kuzhambu :-I call this kuzhambu Madurai style because it tastes similar to the kuzhambu we get along with paratha in Madurai.I got this recipe from my friend Kamala who is from Madurai."

Read more at the websamayal

Photo and Text Source: websamayal blogspot

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SG Jayaraj Group's Kodai Automobiles!!

All the very best SG Jayaraj and Nadar Sons.
By the way, if you are interested to know about SG Jayaraj and Nadar Sons and Kodai Automobiles, click here.

For other details, Madurai Times published for the group, please click here

Labels: , , ,

Famous Personalities from Madurai

There is an excellent writeup by m a d u r a i site about the famous personalities from Madurai.
Get to know them and be proud of the past and present...

Bala – Film Director
Bharathi Raja – Film director
Illayaraaja – Music director
Indira Soundarajan – Writer
Jana Krishnamurthy – Former president of BJP
M.S. Subbulakhsmi – Carnatic Singer
Madurai Mani Iyer – Carnatic Singer
T.N. Seshagopalan - Carnatic Singer
N. M. R. Subbaraman –“Madurai Gandhi”
Madurai N. Krishnan – Vocalist
Rukmini Devi Arudale – Bharathanatyam Dancer
Solomon Papaiah –Debate specialist
Madurai R Sundar – Carnatic Singer
Augustus De Morgan – Mathematician
T. M. Soundarajan - Carnatic Singer
T. V. Sundaram Iyengar - Auto Industrialis
Vadivelu – Film comedian
Vairamuthu – Tamil poe
Vijayakanth – Film Actor
Maniratnam - Leading Filmmaker
Madurai Kavignar Era Ravi – Poet

Read more here m a d u r a i 4 u dot com


New automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software facility in Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai

National Instruments, a global company making automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software, has established its first training academy in the world, at the Thiagarajar College of Engineering here.

The Austin, Texas-headquartered company will impart software and hardware training to engineering students as well as the faculty at the National Instruments LabVIEW Academy, which was inaugurated on Wednesday. Other engineering colleges can also use the facility.

Read more


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Non-resident Madurai-ites would always come back

I was talking to couple of my old Madurai friends.
Here is what I found -

All of them or most of them are coming back to Madurai. There is a strong feeling and attraction towards Madurai for everyone who were born and brought up there.

I know a friend who is in Ireland, there is a friend in Sivakasi, there is one in coimbatore, there is a friend in USA and also couple of friends from Madurai itself. They all seem to have one thing in common. They love Madurai. We all love Madurai, because we know it is heaven for the way it brought us all up.

This is sure to happen one day. All of the non-resident madurai-ites would come back to Madurai sooner. This might happen in a span of 3-5 years. It is expected that Madurai is going to be improved all at once, due to all cream people coming back to Madurai.

I see Madurai changing in 3-5 years to a far better extent.


Monday, December 08, 2008

Madurai Law college needs Lecturers

The Madurai law college, which also witnesses campus tensions like other TN city law colleges, does not even have half the sanctioned strength of lecturers. While the college ought to have 31 faculty members, it has just 14 of them. Remarkably, only four senior lecturers teach the students in Madurai law college, as 10 posts remain vacant.

Read more here at times of i n d i a

Labels: , ,

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Madurai IT Park work started REALLY!!

Madurai IT Park work really started in Ilandhaikulam and Vadapalanji locations in Madurai.

The dream of having an IT park in Madurai took a concrete shape on Saturday with commencement of work on provision of infrastructure at the proposed sites in Vadapalanji and Ilanthaikulam.

Please read more here at hinduonnet

Labels: ,

Madurai - SPEED 2008

Leading industrialists and senior Government officials had brainstorming sessions at the SPEED conference (Southern Prosperity through Enhanced Economic Development), organised by the CII Madurai Zone on December 5 and 6.

Read more here

Labels: , ,

Madurai Sambavam - Next Madurai based tamil movie

Madurai seems to be the best place for stories these days! The latest we hear is that Eureka, a former assistant of Vikraman, is directing a true-life story to be titled Madurai Sambavam.

Still from Madurai Sambavam. Read more here.

Labels: ,

Lands delivered to IT Companies: Madurai IT Park

The Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education Thangam Thennarasu today handed over the land delivery documents to the IT companies, which were allotted land in Madurai IT park in the city.

Read more here

Labels: ,

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Madurai - Next BPO hub

Temple town Madurai is the next BPO hub in the making. The IT boom is now trickling into smaller towns and cities in southern India.

HCL is investing to set up one of its largest facilities, after its Noida plant. Other companies, which are logging into Madurai are Satyam Computers, Honeywell Tech Solutions and Sutherland Global Services.

Madurai contributes Rs.7000 crores to the state's revenues annually.

Source: CNBC India

Labels: ,

International Standards Health Facility in Madurai

Bangladesh and Indonesia have sought the help of Aravind Eye Hospitals in diabetes management, and for technology to treat eye problems among diabetic patients.

Click here to know more

Labels: ,

Madurai Education Profile

Madurai Education Profile:

221 recognized schools
27 engineering colleges
130 arts and science colleges
1 agricultural college
1 medical college
1 law college
4 universities - Gandhigram Rural university, Mother Teresa university for women, Alagappa University and Madurai Kamaraj University

Labels: , ,

Major Companies in Madurai providing large scale employment and production

Major Companies in Madurai providing large scale employment and production::

Sundaram Fasteners Limited
Fenner India Limited
Hi- Tech Arai Limited
Honey Well Technologies
First Garment Manufacturing Company
T V S Srichakra Limited
T V S and Sons Limited


Advantage of Madurai for IT business

Advantage Madurai

Availability of Electricity
Availability of skilled man power
Low cost of living
Peaceful environment for IT business
Excellent Support from the Government


Tier II Destination - Madurai SEZ 1 and 2 - Ilandaikulam and Vadapalanji

Here is the map of the SEZ no.1 in Madurai, managed by ELCOT.

Source: elcot.in

Labels: , ,

Friday, December 05, 2008

Work starts on Nanguneri SEZ - Tirunelveli Park

Work starts on Nanguneri SEZ

The construction work of the Rs 15,000-crore special economic zone (SEZ) at Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district has commenced with the laying of 4.5 roads, official sources said.

Initially roads, water supply and electricity connection would be provided, the sources said. The Centre had given notification for the SEZ on November 18, after the district administration acquired about 2,500 acres of land for the purpose.


Paramount Airways Madurai - gettings offers for tieups

International and domestic airlines have sought tie-ups with Paramount Airways and the company is evaluating the offers, Managing Director M Thiagarajan said here.

Talking to reporters here today, he said Malaysian airline Air-Asia, which would be operating its flights from Tiruchirappalli to Malaysia shortly, has asked for marketing help in different aspects. If there was reciprocity, it could enter into tie-ups with various airlines, he said.

Labels: , , ,

Appollo Hospital Madurai - new technology addition

Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai, an unit of Apollo Hospitals Group, has always been in the forefront in bringing technology and expertise to the southern part of Tamil Nadu.

Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai inaugurated the State-of-the-art Philips Achieva 1.5 Tesla MRI Unit at a glittering function chaired by Thiru P. Seetharaman IAS, District Collector, Madurai District in presence of Dr. S M Sivakumar, Dean, Madurai Medical College & Rajaji Hospital.


International Airport Status for Madurai

The Airports Authorities of India was giving 'lame excuses' to not notify Madurai Airport as an international airport, despite it having all facilities for landing A-320 aircraft, T Kannan, Chairman of SPEED (Southern Prosperity Through enhanced Economic Development), 2008.

Talking to PTI along with R Dinesh, Chairman of CII and Joint Managing Director of T V Sundaram Iyengar and sons ltd said, he said airports having similar infrastructure like Tiruchirapalli and Coimbatore had been declared International airports long ago.

Labels: ,

Inbox1305 Lifestyle magazine in Chennai from Chief Minister Dr.Kalaignar Karunanidhi family

Inbox 1305 - Lifestyle magazine in Chennai from Chief Minister Dr.Kalaignar Karunanidhi family

Kriuthuga Udhayanidhi, MK Stalin's daughter-in-law and TN CM Thiru. Karunanidhi's grand daughter-in-law had launched a lifestyle Magazine in Chennai. This costs Rs.25 per copy and it is a monthly magazine.

The name of the magazine is "Inbox 1305". Everyone gets email, checks emails and writes emails. Hence everyone has an inbox. Concept is pretty similar to that. The email box with emails about Chennai's happenning. Location of Chennai is in Latitude 13" and 5". That is the reason it is Inbox 1305. Pretty cool name!!

You can checkout the online cover page at inbox1305.com

Labels: , ,

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Indian Medical Association Madurai

Indian Medical Association, Madurai Branch happens to be oldest association for medical profession in India. It was on 20th March 1928, thirteen Medical practitioners of Madurai City that included Dr.G.D.Potham, Dr.A.Narayana Menon, Dr.N.Suryanarayanan and others formed our association in the name of Madurai Medical Association at Victoria Edward Hall at an annual subscription of Rs.1-00 only. Dr.G.D.Potham was the first president and Dr.A.Narayana Menon was the first Secretary. It is interesting to note that an all India body for medical profession was formed only on 28th December 1928 at Calcutta in the name of All India Medical Association on 29th June, 1935. It became an affiliate to the renamed Indian Medical Association on 7th March 1936. Later it became a regular branch when state branch was formed in 1945. Our Association was duly registered under societies Act in the Year 1934. This branch was nurtured and grown to the magnificent status with membership of 1350 today/2008. Our esteemed branch is the largest one in India.

Read more at imamadurai.com


Personal Top Blogs