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03:11 PM, Capturing a moment of Chennai

Chennai. Born 1639.

Ever wondered how many things have happened/changed in these 368 years of Chennai’s existence? If I were to give these changes a digit, then it would just about take me the closest value to infinity.

With a flick of a finger, Chennai has become a million things old. What if we could take one second out of this city’s life and capture, store and time capsule it? We can’t document everything that happened in that one second in Chennai, but we sure can have a good collection of events/scenes/stories that took place in that one second.

Calling all you people to take part in this ambitious project “03:11 PM”.

Grab a camera, sync. your watch and take a snap of whatever you see at 3:11 PM on 3rd November, 2007. It doesn’t matter what camera you use, it doesn’t matter if the scene is not aesthetic, all that matters is you take that ONE shot telling everyone else, that is what was happening in that part of Chennai at that particular instance.

Do also realize that more the number of people taking part in this project, the more successful it will become. Feel free to blog about it, spread the word to your friends and please refrain from spamming orkut (if possible).

Project 03:11 PM

Top 10 Purali of Chennais….

I have no clue what happened to these rumors that used to be so darn famous whilst i was in school. Gosh am i indebted to these lie monger miracles that spread around the town that gave us kids so many holidays. I will try and list a few of them here. Exclusively for chennai school holiday tactics, here they come…..
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Top Ten Excuses…

A pretty gal will give you when you hint of a relationship…
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+2 student & her Tri-Cycle

What on earth would a +2 student do with a Tri-Cycle? Or am I missing something here?

LIC donates tri-cycle
As part of ‘Insurance Week’ celebrations, the Pudukottai branch of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) donated a tri-cycle to K. Karpagam, a Plus Two student of Raniar Government Higher Secondary School in Pudukottai, recently. The Senior Divisional Manager, LIC, Thanjavur Division, K. Rajivan Nair, gave away the tri-cycle in the presence of LIC officials.

[ Source: The Hindu ]

Getting Zuned…

Here is a simple review of my latest and greatest gadget, the MICROSOFT ZUNE…!
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A bridge too far

I got this by mail the other day. Found it really amusing. In fact, hilarious! Especially in the context of our current affairs of the country.

An interesting conversation
The Lord surveyed the Ram Setu and said “Hanuman, how diligently and strenuously you and your vanara sena had built this bridge several centuries back. It is remarkable that it has withstood the ravages of the climatic and geographical changes over centuries. It is indeed an amazing feat especially considering the fact that a bridge at Hyderabad built by Gammon using latest technology collapsed the other day even before they could stick the posters on its pillars.”

Hanuman with all humility spoke “Jai Sri Ram, it is all because of your grace. We just scribbled your name on the bricks and threw them in the sea and they held. No steel from TISCO or cement from Ambuja or ACC was ever used. But Lord, why rake up the old issue now.”
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Discovery Channel Documentary

Okay, so i’m supposed to blog starting today. Here comes my first one. I got this up already in my blog but i thought it would never hurt to share it with the world.
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Chennai Ultimate

The Ultimate sport, played with a Frisbee, originated in the US of A around 1968. Then on it has attained huge popularity and now has international clubs with professional players and associations backing them up.

This rugby cross of basketball game was brought to Chennai four months back by Manu, Narayanan and Shankar, who were part of the ISB, Hyderabad, Ultimate team. Since then this game has gained momentum and popularity in Chennai to an extent that the first Ultimate Tournament is going to be held this November at Bessie Beach.


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Kaalak Kanavu, feminist docu-play, to be screened

A Tamil play Kaalak Kanavu, that translates loosely as ‘A Dream of Time’ is being screened. If you’re interested in the women’s movement, feminism and modern history, you would want to go. The play is written by the well-known feminist and historian V.Geetha and directed by A. Mangai, who runs the feminist theatre initiative, Marappachi.

Date: 13th October 2007
Time: 4 p.m.
Venue: Queen Mary’s College
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Thiruvanmiyur Beach

Thiruvanmiyur Beach

The report appearing in The Hindu of July 29, 2007 talks about the Chennai Corporation’s plans of inviting landscaping architects for beautification of Thiruvanmiyur Beach.

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