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Free Dance Workshops from Swingers in Chennai

Love to shake a leg? Want to try out dance but unsure if you are cut out for it? Now is the chance to check it out.  Swingers, a well known name in western dance classes in Chennai is giving you free dance workshops at select locations and it is open for 3-60 years age group.  More details here –

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Ramco Systems Redefines Work Place to Foster Employee Experience

3a56906e-1d51-4c09-8fcf-330965d3f1eaComing from an IT background, I know what it means to work sitting in front of the system utilizing mental energy and staying put for longer hours to accomplish challenging tasks. Having seen the travel from computer languages to mobile apps development today, the journey has not been smooth though people envy us for the money we earn but then the work the job demands is no easy task and carries with it stress, strain, fatigue and the additional overload of sitting in front of the system for hours together.   Moreover this is one field we can grow stale on the job if we do not keep us in tune with the latest developments and technology updates. The challenges are many and multifaceted but still it holds the interest of many youngsters aspiring to make it big in this field.

There were times when we aspired to make it to US to work for the environment the firms offered us. Today, in the times when the whole world is looking at India for its Make In India, and Startups, I was shocked and sad to note that the IT pass outs ambition lies in finding their dream job in MNCs who have made it to India to utilize the vast talent pool we have here.  On a deeper contemplation, it is the environment that induces them to go for such companies.  It is during this time that we received an invite to be a part of a Bloggers meet at Ramco systems to showcase Life At Ramco and their initiatives to improve employee experience and better employee engagement.  We went there to see the whole perspective from the Corporate and employee angle and here is our experience.

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Food Review : Taste of Madras at YMCA Grounds, Perungudi (OMR)

329dfa97-2d9e-41c3-8b23-0e1db999dab3Taste of Madras , an event by PS events with Krishna Sweets and  Desi Arena is happening at YMCA grounds, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, (OMR)  just opposite Maruti Suzuki Service Centre. Parking available in abundance.  Here is our review of the event for those who wish to visit it tomorrow.  The event is free but requires registration.  We could see lot of chairs and tables to sit and eat and for those cricket lovers who do not want to miss the IPL action, there is a huge LED screen showing the match.

There are stalls for Chinese, Burmese and Thai food but we saw it was predominantly non-vegetarian but Wangs  (Chinese) has both Veg and Non-veg options. We tested the Veg Momo and it was yummy at Rs. 20 each.  We skipped the Burmese and Thai food stalls.   Flubbers, the jelly pudding has come out with instant Oats, tea and coffee.

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EWIT Discusses Hot Theme of Today – Gender Equal – the Work Place of the Future

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Empowering Women in IT and ITES (EWIT Chennai) celebrated their 10th Anniversary with an event in The RainTree Hotel,  Teynampet, Chennai , the theme being Gender Equal – the Work Place of the Future.  The attendees included women from various age groups and organizations gathering under one roof to participate in one of the trending topics of today.  Such presence of women from every strata of society coming together stands as a testimony to the evolving changes and expected transition of the future work place.

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Fashion Premier Week 2016 Grand Finale – Glamorous and Glitzy all the way

Brand Avatar India’s Fashion Premier Week took place in Crowne Plaza (Adyar Park) and needless to say, it was a star studded affair. We were invited by Wedding Vows magazine, official lifestyle partner of the event to cover the unveiling of the 5th Anniversary issue happening on the final day of the event.  Actress Simran unveiled the magazine and the grand finale had the fashion show by  global designer Indian duo, Falguni and Shane Peacock’s  bridal wear inspired by French Riviera. Showstopper turned out to be Actress Namita in the beautiful bridal wear of Falguni and Shane Peacock.

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Chennaifocus Associates with Director Naga to Launch YouTube Channel “Mystic Traditions”

Chennaifocus Associates with Director Naga to Launch YouTube Channel “Mystic Traditions”

Mystic Traditions (MyTra) is the new initiative of Chennai Focus into the domain of video logging in other words Vlogging.   This product has come into being to satisfy our constant pursuit in bringing the power of professional videos to communicate and also use it effectively to explore the nuances and mysticism behind our culture and traditions, practices, and intentions behind it. It is a culmination of Experiment, Experience and Beliefs traversing the length and breadth of Science, Architecture, Ancient Wisdom, Archaeology and the list is endless. Such an attempt needs expertise and knowledge in the subject and also in scripting and film making and who else can it be than Director Naga to spearhead this initiative and take it to places we never had been with the right understanding.  Every initiative needs a catalyst to make it happen and we are happy to announce that Playwright  and Scriptwriter K.Vivekshankar has also joined us in providing multidimensional facet to our channel to explore more areas of application as we move forward. We thank him for his efforts in being instrumental in making our tiny thought into reality by doing all the ground work and taking over the administration and operations of our New YouTube channel MyTra.

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Viveks Bonanza for its Customers – Huge Warehouse Sale for 3 days

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Viveks, yes our own Viveks India is holding a Warehouse sale on 25th, 26th and 27th March2016. It was amazing to see a huge display of televisions, Airconditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, fans, coolers, mixies, grinders, laptops, mobiles and you name it and it is there – latest and at an unbelievable price. This is no simple advertorial since we ourselves checked out various prices and was amazed at what was offered to us in the latest Television and washing machine since we are buying it ourselves.

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City Talk: SuperChef Chennai 2016 and SuperChef Chennai International Food Carnival 2016

sc3SuperChef Chennai 2016 is going to be held in the city from 26th to 27th February 2016.  Super Chef is a competition for amateurs and non-professional cooks.  It is an event that encourages cooks in us to get onto a high profile event well covered by media and has celebrity judges in its panel.  Competitors are put into various assessments to choose the final 50 who go on to cook live in front of celebrity judges. This event is the brain child of the Round Table (MCRT94) and Ladies Circle (MCLC38) in aid of charity.  Round Table and Ladies Circle are non-profit organizations concentrating on healthcare and education. This year the focus is on Chennai Flood victims’ rehabilitation and SuperChef Chennai is one of their important events that generates funds for these initiatives.  SuperChef Chennai has made it better every year since 2013 and expectations are high this time and hoping for more fun this time.

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Two days Snake Workshop in Chennai

Fear snakes?  How about a workshop to get over it by knowing more about them. India is has rich flora and fauna and it is our pride to get to know them more so we can appreciate them. This is one such 2 days workshop in Chennai on Reptile Management, Snake workshop. More details here –

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STORM – Scientific Training on Reptile Management, a one of a kind Snake Workshop in Chennai, India. A pioneering initiative by the Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology in association with bay of Life conservation is aimed at all those people who have taken the leap from abhorring reptiles to understanding and learning to co-exist with them. Be it novice snake rescuers, students, enthusiasts who would like to hone their knowledge or others who want to learn right and ethical methods of handling them, this comprehensive bi-series snake workshop is an open door to learning about reptiles.

Note: Certificate of Participation will be given on completion of the snake workshop.

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Mr. Pat Farmer, Australian Marathon Running Legend Begins ‘Spirit of India Run’

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Mr. Pat Farmer, Australian Marathon Runner and former MP of Australia and Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training from 2004 to 2007 began his 60 days, 4600km from south to north run from Kanyakumari to end it in Srinagar on March 30, 2016.  He is running this marathon through 10 states to raise funds for girls’ education in India through Mahindra’s Nanhi Kali Initiative.  He is running along the west coast through Kochi and Kasargod in Kerala and then through Karwar in coastal Karnataka before moving on to Goa and Maharashtra.

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Interested in Training in Food Processing? – Check this out

TFSC organizes a 6 weeks Free Training Programme on 

TECHNOLOGY BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON Food Processing

 Eligibility: Age 18 – 40 years & possess degree in any Branch of Science/Engineering/Technology or Diploma of at least 2/3 years in any branch from recognized Govt. Institution

Target Group: Aspiring entrepreneurs in Food Processing sector/wards of industrialists in Food processing sector

Duration:       Six weeks (From 01-Feb-16 to 12-Mar-16) 10 am 5 pm

Admission will be provided only on issuing proof of Age & Qualification.

For further details, please contact:

 TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre,

B 22, Industrial Estate,

Guindy, Chennai 600 032.

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 Supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Music Season and Food Review : Quick Roundup

02fr-KESHAV_jpg_2265413fMusic season, December music festival or Margazhi Utsavam as its fondly called is a season of celebration of music in Chennai. All sabhas run their itinerary one after the other or parallel to give in the feast of music and dance not only to Chennai people but for people who make it a point to visit here during this time hailing from different parts of India and abroad. Sabha hopping is one of the activity so dearly associated with this phenomenon which means moving from one sabha to another to attend different concerts.

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