Happy New Year 2015

We Wish our Visitors a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015 
Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Pondichéry Mineral water is now Ozonised Drinking water

Pondichéry Mineral Water is the oldest brand of Mineral Water in India. This water is directly bottled from a single deep source that knows nothing of pollution and overwhelms your thirst with the natural taste and purity of water you can trust.

The Pondichéry Agro Service and Industries Corporation Limited (PASIC), a Government of Pondicherry Undertaking was bottling and marketing Natural Mineral Water under the brand name " Pondichéry" since 1989.

When the ozonised and reverse osmosis water was in market with cheaper price, Mineral water bottles were not able to compete with their selling price and production cost. The same branded water is now available in Ozonised, RO & UV treated packed drinking water. I purchased a bottle of this brand from Pondicherry Bus Stand PASIC water bottle booth. When compared to Amma Kudineer - Tamil Nadu Govt packaged drinking water available for Rs10, the cost of Pondicherry Packaged drinking water is Rs20. However we still miss the old Mineral water of Pondicherry and its unique taste.

Update: Now as updated at Dec 2015 Pondicherry Packaged water is available at Rs10

New images clicked on 28 Dec 2014 Sunday:

Ref:- http://www.pasicpondy.com/pondwater.htm

Welcome Painting - நல்வரவு

This Picture was taken at a Marriage Hall in Tamil Nadu. These paintings are common in Greeting cards, reception, temples and even at few old Hotels.

Happy Christmas 2014

Happy Christmas 2014

We wish our Visitors a Happy Christmas 2014

Simple Tamil Nadu Marriage Hall


The Modern Theatres Ltd.

It is learnt that Modern Theaters Ltd was a motion picture movie studio at Salem started by Thiruchengodu Ramalingam Sundaram TRS in 1935. The studio produced over more than 150 movies until 1982 in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Sinhalese and even English of which Tamil movies were the majority.

Reefer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Theatres

The landmark was situated on nine acres on Yercaud road at Salem and was handed to a private construction firm for promoting flats and houses. The promoters, respecting its glorious past, have decided to dismantle the exquisitely designed stone arch carrying the legendary name of `Modern Theatres Limited' and erect it a few metres away with a new name, `Sundar Garden' as per `vasthu sasthra'. Other worn-out buildings, including studio houses and sheds, that figured in many movies are also being brought down. The arch is the only remaining of the glorious past.

T.R. Sundaram's grandson Mr. Suman Sundaram who is settled in Australia is currently looking to enter into the film making and follow his Grand Father's route in making successful new technology advancement in the Tamil film industry.

Also people have noticed many old cine artist passing through this site, stop their car for a while and remember their days on seeing the arch. The present view is displayed here.

These pictures were taken on May 2013

Flower Water Lamp

Bhavani Kooduthurai Pictures

Yahoo Tamil Transliteration

Click here http://transliteration.yahoo.com/tamil to reach the Yahoo Tamil Transliteration page to type in English and convert it to Tamil words.

Type in English and it will display a drop down menu displaying suggestion fr the desired Tamil words. You may select the needed word or try a different combination of letters. This will be useful for Tamil learners.

Kuruvi Rotti - குருவி ரொட்டி - Animal cracker cookies / Biscuit

Kuruvi Rotti - குருவி ரொட்டி - Animal cracker cookies / Biscuit
Kuruvi Rotti / குருவி ரொட்டி was famous in olden days during British period. These were cookies or biscuit made specially for children. In the modern world its quite uneasy to find these cookies in bakeries or shop. I found these cookies in a small sweet stall and thought of sharing this here. Cookies were baked with animal shapes like Elephant, Rabbit, Tiger, Birds, etc and later few others interesting characters were also added. Although i was not able to collect all of these, i managed to collect few cookie shapes that are displayed here. These cookies are crunchy, crispy and sweet.
Also you may refer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_cracker and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscuit

Bell Rotti

Butterfly Rotti

Duck Rotti

Fish Rotti

Owl Rotti

Rabbit Rotti

Shell Rotti

Snail Rotti

Violin Rotti

Kuruvi Rotti - குருவி ரொட்டி - Animal cracker cookies / Biscuit pack