Friday, November 27, 2009

Do you worry about the same thing other girls do?

  • Why am I taller than most of the boys my age?

  • Why haven’t I grown any?

  • Am I too skinny?

  • Am I overweight?

  • Why is my weight going up and down?

  • Am I normal? Will others like me now that I am changing?

  • My breasts are too small.

  • My breasts are too large

  • Why am I so emotional?

  • Why am I getting pimples?

  • Do my clothes look right on my body?

  • That new dress style doesn’t fit me – my friends won’t think I’m cool.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Technologies to harvest uranium from sea

Uranium in trace quantities is present in soil, rock and water. Bounteous nature leaves about 4.5 billion tonnes of uranium in sea water, a thousand times more than what is known to exist in uranium mines. Since its concentration is extremely low (only one particle of uranium for 34 million particles of other elements), harvesting uranium from sea is a formidable task.

Japanese technology

Japan developed a technology by using plastic sheets to which amidoxime, which is capable of selectively absorbing uranium from seawater, is grafted by high energy electron beam irradiation.

Scientists from the Desalination Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre recovered uranium at milligram levels from sea water using electron beam grafted amidoxime.

Underwater farm

Tanada asserts that Japan’s nuclear power industry can harvest the 8,000 tons it needs annually from the Kuroshio Current that flows along Japan’s eastern seaboard.

Japanese researchers found out that they can harvest uranium from sea by cultivating genetically engineered gulfweed which will grow in sea at an unbelievable rate of two metres an year. The weed selectively soaks up heavy metals including uranium.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rescued budgerigars : Birds are Saety in House

CHENNAI: The squawking of Alexandrine Parakeets fills the 20x12 room at a house in suburban Thillai Ganga Nagar, while other smaller birds make an equal effort to attract visitors with their calls. Welcome to the Dax Memorial Animal Rehabilitation and Resource Centre.

The centre currently houses 50 birds of various species, which have been rescued by people and handed over to an animal welfare organization. The founder of the centre, Ranjit Daniels, says that the idea of rescuing birds ongoing in a small way nearly eight years ago and the centre has now turned into a full-fledged home for rehabilitating birds chased by dominant ones such as crows. Chicks of different birds that fall from their nests and others rescued by people also find a place.

The rescued birds are mostly released into forest areas suitable for them. Newly, a pair of barn owls, which came as chicks to the centre, was released into the Nanmangalam forests.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Attractions of Tirunelveli Tourist Places

Swamy Nellaiappar Temple & Kanthimathi Ambal Temple
The temple of Nellaiappar and Kanthimathi is situated in the centre of the town and at a distance of 2 km. from the Railway station. The very name of the town, Tirunelveli which was known in the past as Then Pandyanagaram is a part of the town which has developed around the temple of Nellaiyappar.


60 kms away from Tirunelveli town, at the foot of the Pothigai Hills lies the curative Courtallam. It is the summer resort of 1000 of middle class people who could not afford an Ooty or Kodaikanal. For more tourist places in kutrallam.


42 kms away from Tirunelveli town, on the western slopes of the Pothigai Hills, there is a holy place called Papanasam. Legend has it that Siva and Parvathi appeared before Agasthiyar at a spot near the Papanasam falls.

About 13 km away is Krishnapuram. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Some breathtakingly beautiful life size sculptures carved with great intricacy adorn the temple.

Kalakkadu Wild Life Sanctuary

This Sanctuary located 47 kms away is a naturalist’s delight. Tigers, panthers, Jackals and wild dogs can be seen roaming in this hilly forest. Lion-tailed macaquse can be spotted here.


Srivaikuntam, 27 kms away from Tirunelveli, is one of the Nava Tirupathis visited and commemorated in song by the great saint Nammazhwar. It is famous for the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Its lofty tower and the Tiruvenkata Mudaliyar mandapam rich with sculptures of yazhis, elephants and warriors are worth seeing.

56 kms away is Sankarankovil. This unique temple is dedicated to Sankaranarayana who is the combined manifestation of Siva and Vishnu. There are two other shrines dedicated to Siva and Parvathi. Twice a year, the sun rays fall on the pedestal of the temple.

Kasi Viswanthar Temple
The Visvanathar Temple and the Tenkasi town were constructed by King Parakrama Pandya, who styled himself as Jatilavarman Tribhuvana Chakravarthi Arikesarideva Ponnin Permal, Parakrama Pandyan in his inscriptions.

Mundanthurai wild life sanctuary
Situated 55 kms away from Tirunelveli, these sanctuary fonts an area of 567 sqkms.This sanctuary is a Project Tiger area, so one might well be rewarded with a glimpse of this magnificent beast. Trekking is allowed with prior permission from the forest department.

Birds Sanctuary at Koonthankulam

A tiny village in the far south, Koonthankulam in Nanguneri Taluk of Tirunelveli District is emerging as a new favourite of the migratory birds. It is just 38 Kms. away from Tirunelveli and is in the nearby Nanguneri Taluk. It may soon be catapulted into the list of popular water bird sanctuaries in the country.

Manjolai - Hill Station

Manjolai is 57 km away from Tirunelveli and is at an elevation of 1162 sq. metre. There are many tea plantations in and around this place. Bombay Burma Tea estate is famous one in this area. About 4000 people are working in these tea plantations. Manjolai is noteworthy for the climate, scenery and calm atmosphere.

48 kms away from Tirunelveli is Tiruchendur, one of the 6 abodes of Lord Muruga. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal Sea, the temple draws a perennial stream of devotees. For more info about tiruchendur kovil

85 kms away from Tirunelveli is Kanyakumari which lies at the southern most tip of India where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Sea of the Bay of Bengal meet. The temple of Kanyakumari, Gandhi Memorial, Rock memorial of Vivekananda and the gigantic statue of Tiruvalluvar are worth seeing, as well as the spectacular sun rise and sunset which attracts tourists from all over the country. For more information about kanyakumari

Tirunelveli Map

Thursday, November 12, 2009

India's Swine (H1N1) flu Deaths toll 514, over 15,000 affected

6 swine flu deaths, including two each from Rajasthan and Gujarat, were reported on 12th November Thursday, pushing the total toll to 514 in
India, health authorities said here.

Also, a record 154 fresh cases were reported in the country, taking to 15,016 the total number of people affected with the contagious flu.

Apart from the 2 deaths on Thursday each in Gujarat and Rajasthan, one death each was registered in the national assets and Maharashtra.

The total in Rajasthan has now touched 21, while it is 42 in Gujarat. In Delhi, the deaths have now left up to 18.

However, Maharashtra continues to report the maximum number of deaths in the country. With Thursday's death, the state's figure has gone up to 210. The state also records the highest number of people - 3,778 - precious with the virus.

Till date (13th November), samples from 78,002 people have been tested for Influenza A (H1N1) flu in government laboratories and a few private laboratories across the country, and 15,016 of them have been originate positive..

Of the total hundred and fifty four cases reported Thursday, 32 alone were from the Indian capital. With these figures, the total number of people affected with the flu in the national capital has gone up to 3,702.

New fresh cases were also reported from Rajasthan (49), Kerala (16), Tamil Nadu (13), Maharashtra (10), Karnataka (5), and Andhra Pradesh (1).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kutralam falls now good season water flowing heavily

Since Tenkasi and Shencottai taluks registered good rainfall on November 8th Sunday and Monday also, Collector visits flooded areas.

He also ordered the transport corporation officials to control a couple of buses from the schools to the real destinations till the rain recedes.

All waterfalls at Courtallam were flowing dangerously for the sixth consecutive day, causing floods in the Chittaar River.

Villagers of Keezhapuliyoor were taking efforts to save the irrigation tank in their hamlet from a possible breach as it was brimming with water.

While 10 houses in Tenkasi taluk suffered extensive damage due to the rains, three houses in Shencottai taluk were damaged.

Though sporadic drizzle continues to drench the district for the past few days following a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, only 319 of the 2,000-odd irrigation tanks – both systemised and non-systemised – in the district had reached the maximum storage levels while 214 other tanks had got only 75 per cent water.

Tirunelveli, Gadana and Ramanadhi dams reached their maximum storage level of 85 feet and 84 feet respectively on Sunday evening, the surplus water of 21,000 cusecs was discharged from the reservoirs.

When the rainwater from the forest areas of Western Ghats and the plains entered the Tamirabharani, the quantum of surplus water entering the perennial river rose to 30,000 on Sunday night.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Water level in Papanasam Dam Reach 100 feet mark

Even as Sivagiri in the district received 237 mm rainfall on Saturday, water level in Papanasam Dam, one of the three main reservoirs here, crossed the 100 feet mark on 7th November Saturday evening, bringing cheers among the farmers.

Sivagiri and Sankarankovil, which hitherto failed to register major rainfall after the northwest monsoon set in a week ago, experienced heavy rainfall on Saturday. However, the downpour damaged more than 25 houses in these two taluks in the past 24 hours that ended with 8 a.m.

Water level in Papanasam Dam crossed 102.70 feet on 8th November Sunday evening while Servalar Dam had 128 feet water. Manimuthar Dam water level stood at 91 feet on 8th November Sunday evening.

When the residents of Kalakkad blocked traffic on Sunday demanding pressing compensation to the damaged houses, the police and revenue officials came to the spot and pacified the protestors with the assurance that relief measures would be taken immediately.

Waterfalls at Courtallam are still flowing dangerously and tourists were prevented from taking bath. Kutralam more water coming in the falls, but rain decreases on 9th November Monday morning.

Water level in the dams (in feet) are: Papanasam – 102.70, Manimuthar – 91, Servalar – 128, Gadana – 83, Ramanadhi – 82, Karuppanadhi – 70.21, Gundar – 36, Adavinainar – 96.50, Vadakku Pachchaiyaar – 29, Nambiyar – 10.95 and Kodumudiyar – 42.

Rainfall in the district
(in mm): Sivagiri – 237, Sankarankovil – 98, Papanasam – 60, Manimuthar – 56, Shencottai – 51, Aayikudi – 26.60, Tenkasi – 23, Nanguneri – 20, Palayamkottai – 18.20, Alangulam – 16, Tirunelveli and Radhapuram – 14 and Ambasamudram – 11.

Tamirabharani river

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sri Madurai Meenakshi Amman Kovil Photos

It is Excellent pictures of Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple Photos.

Overview of Meenakshi Amman Kovil

Potramarai Kulam

West Gopura of Madurai Meenakshi Temple

Map view of Meenakshi kovil

Thousand Pillar

Entering Madurai Meenakshi Temple

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hotels in Tenkasi, Tirunelveli

Here some list of famous star hotels in tenkasi and tirunelveli. Its veg and non veg restaurant hotels.

Krishna Tourist Home (P) Ltd
(Hotels - Tenkasi)

2 Bus Stand Road TENKASI-627811. Phone: 04633-323226

Season Hotel (Hotels - Tenkasi)

78 Courtallanathar Road Tenkasi-627811. Phone: 04633-322650

Aravindh Restaurant (Veg) (Hotels - Tenkasi)

1/51 Madurai Rd TENKASI-627811. Phone: 04633-380174

Hotel Anand (Hotels - Tenkasi)
116 A/7 CRT Road Tenkasi-627811. Phone: 04633-323068

Hotel Shah (Hotels - Tenkasi)

Bus Stand Road Senkottai-627809. Phone: 04633-333288

Hotel Tamilnadu (Hotels - Tenkasi)

Contact: MANAGER
8 Ramalayam Colony Courtallam-627811. Phone: 04633-322663

Rose Hotel (Hotels - Tenkasi)

16 Adaikalapattam-627804. Phone: 04633-350595

Hotel Thavamani (Hotels - Tenkasi)

62 Bus Stand Road TENKASI-627811. Phone: 04633-322627

Hotel Prabu (Hotels - Tenkasi)

Contact: ALAGAR
Near Anna Statue Surandai-627859. Phone: 04633-361539

Aachees Non-Veg Restaurent (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

10-B Tvm Rd Vannarpet-627003. Phone: 0462-502287

Anbu Hotel (Hotels - Tirunelveli)
21 S N High Road-627001. Phone: 0462-331486

Barani Hotels (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

29 Madurai Road-627001. Phone: 0462-333234

Bethel Boys' Home (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

Near Police Colony Santhi Nagar-627002. Phone: 0462-540729

Hotel Aravindh (Hotels - Tenkasi)

1/51 Madurai Road Tenkasi-627811. Phone: 04633-323236

Hotel Arunagiri (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

59-B Madurai Road-627001. Phone: 0462-334553

Hotel Blue Star (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

36 Madurai Road-627001. Phone: 0462-334495

Hotel Jony International (P) Ltd (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

264 V E Road TUTICORIN-628003. Phone: 0461-328350

Hotel Sakunthala International (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

Trivandrum Road Vannarpet-627003. Phone: 0462-500002

Hotel SeethaLakshmi (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

Contact: MUTHIAH E
A-1 St. Thomas Road Maharaja Nagar-627011. Phone: 0462-572740

Hotel Semmeen And Lodging (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

Hotel Guru Abbiramy Complex-627001. Phone: 0462-330943

Hotel Vasantham (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

31 Madurai Road-627001. Phone: 0462-322523

Kumara Vilas
(Hotels - Tirunelveli)

142 North Car Street-627006. Phone: 0462-333189

Priyam (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

182 E/5 S N High Road-627001. Phone: 0462-335577

Sri Gowri Sankar Hotel (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

20 S N High Road-627001. Phone: 0462-334732

Sri Janakiram Hotels (P) Ltd (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

30 Madurai Rd-627001. Phone: 0462-331941

Venkateswara Hotel (Hotels - Tirunelveli)

Contact: KUTTI
67B/1 Main Road Vallioor-627117. Phone: 04637-521910

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kids will need two doses of Swine(H1N1) flu Vaccine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Up to 30 million doses of vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 flu have been delivered to the U.S. government and production is now picking up, officials said on Monday.

But they said more studies confirm that children under the age of 9 will need two doses to be fully protected.

And studies in pregnant women, one of the groups most vulnerable to swine flu, show no indication of side effects from the vaccine.

The U.S. government is working to make vaccines and drugs available to fight the pandemic while countering fears about safety and criticisms that officials were too optimistic in predicting how quickly the vaccine would be ready.

Original predictions suggested that at least 80 million doses should have been delivered to state health departments, clinics and retailers by now and a few politicians have complained.

Lines have formed as people seek the vaccine for themselves and their children to protect against the virus, which has killed at least 1,000 Americans and infected an estimated 5 million.

"Over time, we expect that supply will start to increase and eventually catch up with the tremendous demand that we are seeing now," Dr Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a news briefing.

"As of today, 30 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine are available for the states to order." That is a cumulative amount -- CDC had 26.6 million doses of vaccine available on Friday.

"We know that about half the vaccine that has been administered so far has been to children under 18," Schuchat said. Unlike seasonal flu, which is most dangerous to the elderly, swine flu is hitting younger adults and children especially hard.

Clinical trials being run by the government confirm that children under age 9 need two doses of the swine flu vaccine -- optimally four weeks apart -- to be fully protected.

Last week the World Health Organization said governments might consider giving a single dose to as many children as possible, but Dr Anthony Fauci of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said the scientific data showed it is important to get children vaccinated twice.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Guru Nanak’s 540th birthday

HYDERABAD: Devotion and offering of prayers marked the end of the three-day celebration of Sri Guru Nanak Devji 540th birth anniversary on 2nd november Monday.

The events for the concluding day was equally organized under the aegis of Prabhandak Committees, Gurudwara Saheb Secunderabad and Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha, Ashok Bazar where thousands Sikh devotees and people of other communities too participated in the ‘Vishaal Keertan Darbar’ (mass congregation) by offering prayers to Guru Granth Sahibji (holy scripture of Sikhs) at NTR Stadium, near Indira Park.