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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Madurai Money - keep liquid investments in some cases

Keep some of your investments Liquid

Madurai personal finance wisdom -

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Are you planning a major purchase this year? If so, make sure to keep some of your investments liquid. The liquidity of an asset refers to how quickly it can be converted to cash without penalty. So, if you are planning a significant expenditure, is important to have liquid assets to avoid pulling from a long-term investment or a retirement fund at an inopportune time.

Most long-term accounts will penalize you for withdrawing your money too early. Some will take away the interest that you have earned; others will actually dip into the principal that you have invested. Utilize a high-yield savings account or a short-term Fixed deposits to have funds accessible when you need them.

Hope this helps in your savings!!!

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Time is precious - DO IT NOW - Madurai Wisdom

If you want to do something good, do it now. Never delay it.

There is never better good time for doing good things. Do not rely on stupid panchangams and nalla nerams. If you think I am wrong and if you believe strongly panchangams are good and proven - please email me or comment on this blog post.

I know people in Madurai (not all, but mostly) just believe about good times, bad times. Do not delay doing things. Things get delayed due to good times and bad times. Why not just do it today or any planned time?

Is other country people looking at all these good times and bad times? Aren't they living better and well, even though they don't see all those times? Let me know if you have any comment - and I would like to know what you all think!!!

Opportunities never come again, so never delay it for good times!! Do it now!!

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No negative thoughts - only positive thoughts - Madurai wisdom

Keep only positive thoughts and get rid of negative thoughts then and there.
Do not live on negative thoughts anytime. As soon as you in take a negative thought or a saying from someone, immediately kick it out of your mind. If you allow negative thought to come and stay in your mind, then it automatically takes you down.

Why not just stop it when it comes to you first time and in a small scale. It is similar to the garbage at your place. When you get a garbage into your house, immediately think about getting rid of it and placing it in the trash. If you keep piling or even a small bit of it lying in your house then that will make you house stink and at the same time occupy your precious space.

If you are going towards your dream and going towards your achievement in life, then do not accept any negative thoughts.

Say - if you are saying you want to serve your society and you get constant negative thoughts, do not care for it. As you know Madurai is a conservative place and today if you say you want to quit your job and start your business of your own then you get all kinds of advice and placing hindrance to your thoughts about entrepreneurship. That is one main hurdle every youngster is facing today. Most of Madurai citizens live in joint family or atleast the decisions are made by more than one person in family - so it is a great hindrance for entrepreneurship and development in and of Madurai.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Madurai skilled labours and knowledge workers

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Who do you think is working in chennai, Coimbatore kind of cities both knowledge workers and skilled labours and not to forget unskilled labours as well?

I went to pothys in chennai, checked out the emloyees, they are all from Madurai, tirunelveli and around.
Why are they going and working there? brcause there is not much employment opportunities in madurai.

Checked out couple of companies in Coimbatore and chennai for knowledge workers and most of them are from madurai and southern districts.

I was also checking out my friends who studied with me In Madurai and nobody is there whom were with me.

Why is this migration out of madurai? I seriously hate this situation.

Who is left in madurai to start something new?

If you are from madurai and you are living somewhere else think about it outside your old world.

Thank you for listening...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All day long Power cuts in Madurai

Today, in certain areas in Madurai - there is all day long power cut. It is from 9 AM to 5 PM. How are people living here? It is unbelievable?!

How do businesses run here? Would they use some kind of generator/inverter?

What would residential communities do about it? How do they manage in this hot weather? Would it not affect the businesses which needs power?

What is the reason to the power cuts? Is it because there is not enough power generated? or god's sake we are living in a state where power is generated (Neyveli)!

I don't have answers to any of this! We take lot of things for granted and learn to adjust to the life, based on what is provided! We are never trying to rectify or fix the situation...

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Madurai traffic police gets a/c kiosks

First time in the country madurai traffic police gets a/c kiosks.

There is an anonymous NGO providing this facility to only Madurai traffic police.
Lucky Madurai traffic police!!!!!

Due to overheat of Madurai with almost 42 degrees celcius, there is no safe and healthy work environment for Madurai traffic police.
Hence this gift for them. Moreover, this kiosk is wheeled so it can be moved to a different place based on the traffic and the tragfic can be controlled while sitting inside this kiosk.

Good for madurai traffic police. We appreciate the NGO who donated this, but it would be ideal if this comes through state budget.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Madurai Tirunagar to Madurai Airport Road Infrastructure Approved

It is a great news about Madurai infrastructure update.

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Since there is IT park coming up in Vadapazhanji area in Madurai, it was evaluated that there is a possibility of lot of traffic from Tirunagar area and traffic from Theni area in future. If anybody has to go to Madurai Airport from Theni or Thirunagar area in Madurai, they have to go a long way via Palgalai nagar, Vadapazhanji, Thirunagar, Kappalur, Ring road to reach Madurai Airport. This leads too much time and lot of petrol wastage.

Hence, there was a proposal for a road from Tirunagar to Madurai Airport and it is approved by Tamil Nadu State Transport.

Great! It is an infrastructure improvement in Madurai and at the same time Madurai Real Estate will have great improvement in that area.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Job Recruitment in Customer Satisfied Technologies, Madurai

Dear Reader,
We represent - Customer Satisfied Technologies, a registered company in India.

We are in the process of building Customer Related products and developing software for service projects, for helping small and medium businesses work with their customers smoothly.

Currently we are looking for students who are in final year or who have just passed out and looking for jobs in Madurai. If you are experienced that is well and good. If you are none of the above, please refer this article to your friend - please see the recruitment details below...

* Final Year Students or Freshers who have just finished their B.E., or B.Sc., Comp.Sci or MSc Comp Sci or MCA. - except for business development manager.
* Must be very much interested and good in programming. Must be able to code, given a task.
* Preferred Working location is Madurai.
* Good Written and Oral Communication Skills
* Right Attitude and High Aims in life.
* Proactive and Smart worker
* You can be good in one of the following -

Hire 1: Good in Java, J2EE and XML related technologies. - Enterprise Application Development Technologies.

Hire 2: Good in Web Design related technologies - PHP, MySQL, Apache, Linux/Windows - WAMP or LAMP.

Hire 3: Creative in Web Design - Graphics Creation : CorelDraw / Adobe Illustrator etc. Image Editing, Special Effects : Adobe PhotoShop / MacroMedia Fireworks
Animation & Multimedia : MacroMedia Flash / Director / Adobe Premier
HTML Authoring, DHTML & CSS : DreamWeaver

Hire 4: Business Development Manager in Domestic market - India. - Must be an MBA for this position.

Please send in your mail to maduraitimes@gmail.com and have the subject as - Resume for Hire 1 etc., as appropriate.

We will be in touch with you by April.

Thank You.
CST, Madurai.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Customer Satisfied Technologies - Software Marketing Jobs

Madurai Marketing Jobs --

We are looking for a software marketing executive or manager, who can take care of business development for Customer Satisfied Technologies, Madurai.

This candidate would be preferably a MBA graduate and has passion to sell and market the software services offered by the company.

Must have experience bringing in business for the company.

The position is in Madurai. Pay is reasonable and also in addition commission based. If interested, please contact maduraitimes@gmail.com.

We will get in touch with you by April. Thank you

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are you a photographer in Madurai? - Madurai Jobs

We are looking for someone who could go in and around Madurai, take photographs all about Madurai as a full time job - paid reasonably.

Madurai arts, temples, roads, buildings, people, Madurai scenes, problems, improvements, achievements etc.,

It is a very exciting opportunity who has love for Madurai also for photography!!

If you or any of your friends is interested, please contact me - maduraitimes@gmail.com.

Thank you

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Latest news on AIIMS hospital in madurai - it is coming

Following is the news from DINAMALAR about AIIMS in Madurai -

மதுரை தோப்பூரில் "எய்ம்ஸ்' மாதிரி மருத்துவமனை கட்டுமான பணியை அடுத்தாண்டு செப்டம்பருக்குள் முடிக்க மத்திய அரசு திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. இக்கட்டடத்திற்கான அடிக்கல் நாட்டு விழா கடந்தாண்டு பிப். 27ல் நடந்தது. மருத்துவக் கல்லூரி மற்றும் மருத்துவமனையை மேம்படுத்த 25.82 கோடி ரூபாய் ஒதுக்கப்பட்டது. மேலும், கட்டட பணிக்கு 55 கோடி ரூபாய், மருத்துவ கருவிகள் மற்றும் வாகனங்கள் வாங்க 49.18 கோடி ரூபாய் ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப் பட்டுள்ளது. மருந்துகள் வாங்க 2.5 கோடி ரூபாய், சர்ஜிக்கல் 1.5 கோடி ரூபாய், கட்டட பராமரிப்பு 50 லட்சம் ரூபாய், மின் பராமரிப்பு 20 லட்சம் ரூபாய், மருத்துவ கருவிகள் பராமரிப்பு ஒரு கோடி ரூபாய், மருத்துவம் இல்லாத கருவிகள் பராமரிப்பு 40 லட்சம் ரூபாய் உட்பட மொத்தம் 19.97 கோடி ரூபாய் இதில் அடங்கும். மொத்தம் 320 படுக்கைகளுடன் ஆறு மாடி கட்டடம் அமைகிறது. அடிக்கல் நாட்டப்பட்டு ஓராண்டாகியும், தமிழக அரசு சார்பில் அனைத்து ஒத்துழைப்பும் தரும் நிலையிலும், இன்னும் கட்டுமான பணியை மத்திய அரசு துவங்கவில்லை. இதற்கிடையே, கட்டுமான பணியை அடுத்தாண்டு செப்டம்பருக்குள் முடிக்க திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. ""கட்டுமான பணியை மேற்கொள்ளும் திருவனந்தபுரத்தைச் சேர்ந்த தனியார் நிறுவனம், ஒன்பது மாதங்களில் கட்டடத்தை கட்டி, மருத்துவமனை நிர்வாகத்திடம் ஒப்படைக்கும்,'' என்று டீன் சிவக்குமார் தெரிவித்தார். கட்டுமான பணி அடுத்தாண்டு ஜனவரியில் ஆரம்பிக்கப்படலாம் என தெரிகிறது.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Madurai Government Hospital Expansion

Madurai Government Hospital Expansion

The exclusive trauma care facility of the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here coming up at the Anna Bus stand will be ready by May.

The foundation stone for the GRH extension project was laid by the Deputy Chief Minister, M. K. Stalin, in August, 2007. Besides trauma care facility, the annexe building will also have a 100-bed 'maintenance ward' which will be given to paying patients.

Good stuff!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Madurai an Emerging Health Care Destination - Cheap, Best and Caring

Madurai is fast emerging as the destination for quality healthcare. And, at affordable costs too. Patients from as far away as from West Bengal visit the hospitals. The frequency of visits of Indian–origin patients from abroad, from countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai, is also on the rise.

Advantage Madurai:

According to hospital sources, the cost of treatment is less in Madurai. A heart surgery is done just for Rs.1.25 lakhs, whereas, at Chennai, the same is done for Rs.2.5 lakhs. While an Angiogram is performed for Rs.13,500, the same costs Rs.30,000 in Bengaluru . In addition, there is a human touch and personalized service by senior doctors throughout. Major portion of the cost, anywhere is spent by patients on purchase of medicine but there is a definite 30% to 40% operational cost advantage to the patients at Madurai, the sources vouch.


The increase in the flow of patients is attributed to the improving connectivity to the city through road and rail. The moment the Airport here becomes an international airport, which is planned soon, Madurai could as well combine healthcare and tourism in a significant measure, says a report from Confederation of Indian Industry. 'We see a good potential. Only thing lacking is an international airport', according to Dr. Pugalagiri Vadamalayan, Managing Director, Vadamalayan Hospitals (VH).


The chemistry of the city is undergoing a change and a composite culture is in the process of evolution as the numbers of doctors from outside the State, serving in the hospitals are on the rise. There are quite a few visiting consultant doctors from abroad such as Canada, adds Mrs.Hemalakshmi.S., Chief Operating Officer, VH.


Patients from southern districts, earlier used to visit Madurai for treatment at the Government Hospital. The scenario has changed with the emergence of corporate hospitals in the last two decades. Apart from the Aravind Eye Hospital, known worldwide for eye care and Apollo Hospitals from Chennai, there are two home grown corporate hospitals –VH and Devadas Multi-speciality Hospital (DMH). The Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC), a charitable institution is run in a corporate way. The Iswarya Women Care and Fertility Centre (IWCFC), in the nearby Palani, is gaining in attention.


These hospitals have earned distinct recognition. Evolving over time, they have attained and set standards in patient care, academic and research and community development.

Source: iStockAnalyst/HinduBusinessLine

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Texmaco Engineering to invest in Madurai for crores

Texmaco Engineering - the NRI-backed venture would invest Rs 2,200-crore to establish greenfield plants to manufacture agro and industrial machinery apart from alloy steel, forging and other auto components.

The projects are to be set up by the Indian arm in Madurai and Sivaganga districts. This is a next large project after Videocon setting up plant in Manamadurai for TV production.

Melur in Madurai is one such location, where 500 acres has been earmarked for the alloy steel project, that would have a capacity to produce 3 lakh tonnes of alloy, special and stainless steel.

These are notable and significant investments in Madurai and around Madurai (Southern districts of Tamil Nadu).

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Madurai-based eye facility Aravind Eye Hospital chosen for USD 1.5mn Hilton prize

Madurai City based Aravind Eye Care System (AECS) has been chosen for the US Dollars 1.5 million Conrad N Hilton Humanitarian Prize, given annually to an organization that makes extraordinary contributions towards alleviating human suffering.

Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai has been chosen from among 400 nominees for the prize for its "extraordinary work" in the field of eye care, according to a release by the eye care facility.

The international prize is awarded each year since 1996 by the Hilton Foundation established by the late hotel entrepreneur Conrad N Hilton, for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid to the poor.

Isn't it great about Aravind Eye Care Hospital!? I am really proud about being from Madurai!! Dr.V was a visionary person and he did it? When are we going to do a similar contribution to the society like Dr.V!? Five people like Dr.V is enough to improve/change Madurai or take it into a positive direction!

Hats off to you Dr.V!! Your seeds which were sowed in 1976 are growing into big trees today!!

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Building Height restrictions around Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

Around 250 buildings are ordered to be demolished around Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple, due to the fact that these buildings did not consider height limits or bribed the officers to construct the buildings over the corporation height limits.

These tall buildings around 1 kilometer radius are to be removed by Corporation/Police safely as soon as possible. There had been allegations on lot of bribe charges against certain few officers approving these constructions on non-compliance on heights in the city around Madurai Meenakshmi amman temple.

One of the important initiators (or the person who pulled the old files out) was Mr.Velladurai, Police Commissioner - a person to be commended!

Please read more here in dinamalar.

Post contributed by madurai mani!

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Madurai IT Park Latest News - by end of 2010

Anticipating a surge in the Information Technology sector next year, the State government is readying five IT parks/ IT Special Economic Zones for launch between April and December.

“The biggest IT park in Tamil Nadu, the Sholinganallur IT park, will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin in April,” said Information Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna, after an inspection of the park on Tuesday morning. The IT park in Coimbatore would be ready by June and IT parks in Tirunelveli, Madurai and Tiruchi by the end of the year, she added.

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Subway, bridge to replace railway gate in Palanganatham, Madurai

The railway level crossing at Palanganatham will be closed from Wednesday to facilitate construction of a subway and road over-bridge (RoB).

This is an infrastructure item promised recently.

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Possible Madurai Anna University - Madurai Latest News and Updates

Here is another official news about Madurai (dinamani.com) for Madurai Development. Chemicals and Fertilizers Union Minister Mr.MK Azhagiri, has updated that there would updates on Madurai Anna University by the budget release by March 19th.

Click here for the news in Dinamani.

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Thoppur AIIMS in Madurai - Latest News and Updates

This is an official release of news (dinamani.com) about Thoppur AIIMS development - a Super speciality Hospital in Madurai. It is said that by September 2011, the AIMS will be complete.

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Nithyananda Scandal with Ranjitha Actress – Overly Communitive World

If you know “nithyananda scandal” in India, then you might have seen the video somehow or other. I am not going to talk much about the scandal itself (though I will talk about it), but the point of this article is different. Online Internet marketing!

Have we ever seen such a video before about a celebrity and the interesting thing is the reach of the “word” to people and how fast and in all means. It is a real Wowwwww!

What an over communicative world we are in now. In fact, it is too much of
Good or bad – it is stunning to see the word reaching millions of people within just short period of time.

Going back to the past, we had only newspapers to have the message or news to the people. In order for the news to reach, first hand via newspaper, the person has to know how to read or that person has to be linked to people who read etc., Atleast there are so many hurdles before a person gets the news about anything good or bad via newspaper.

Next came the radios, atleast this was better. Then came Television. We thought Television was powerful, but you know what – we are in much newer generation – where the news spreads like a fire or even faster than fire.

Given the example, It started with – in fact SUN TV started showing the video with some censor at least and helping the identity of the actress and they were decent. There are videos which came out from Nakkeeran and others (private parties) who had it uncensored (to an extent) and when I saw the number of views was 352 or so. Now, it has crossed 100s of 1000s. unbelievable!

In other hand to Videos, there are other communication mediums – specific Websites Or social media websites like Facebook. There are broadcasts and propoganda going against the Swami (“holy” man Nithyananda) and also there are propoganda in facebook and youtube “FOR” the Swami (“holy” man Nithyananda). Can you believe, there are still supporters of this man!? How smart and intelligent people are!!

Oh, I cannot forget this – Twitter, Google Buzz, Orkut, Facebook, Blogs! if you calculate how many people follow how many – you will be stunned to know that even a TV cannot beat the level of communication in terms of speed and content and news it can communicate to huge number of people (we are talking about Millions of people).

I wouldn’t forget the phone, email, VoIP etc.,. Many communicated via the same as well. There is nobody today in Tamil Nadu (a state in India) who do not know this scandal and in that case thousands or NRIs outside the country also is included.

This is called Overly-Communicated world! Every three years, we are in a different generation of the world, unlike those olden days where every 20-30-40 years another generation comes up.

OK, now – the example we considered was a BAD or DIRTY news. This is the first example for the country like India to “consume” or realize the existing powerful media and communicative world we are in. It was shocking to see a bad news (victim swami) to realize this media’s power.

Well, it is a realization anyway – whatever the news it might be. This is a great opportunity from an Online Marketing perspective. We should be able to spread ANY news to HUGE amounts of people within seconds and minutes.

Use the opportunity to build your business or make revenue! Well, that is enough on this article. Hope you liked it!!!

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What is in a hair? - Madurai Beauty

What is in a hair?

Why are women obsessed about maintaining their hair? What difference does it make if we make the hair straight or whatever they want to do?

If cinema heroines are doing straightening or a modelling person does the same, then there is a reason to it. Why do normal ladies want to do straightening by spending about Rs.10,000 in Madurai or in that case in India. I might be quoting less - it costs probably more than that.

What is the use out of making the hair straight? That makes it longer? Is that the reason you are trying to make it straightened? Don't we want to just grow, as we have been in doing in a traditional manner?

When someone is earning Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000 a month, why would they spend Rs.10,000 for just a hair straightening? Don't you think it is completely idiotic to do that?

I am sorry, if I am not understanding - but please explain me what is the reason to spend that much money on a hair thing? There are lot better things that can be done when we can do with that same money.

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