20 August 2014

One Aspect I Want To Change In Chennai – The CBC Tablog 2

This post is the part of  'Chennai Bloggers Club’ super initiative “CBC Tablog-2”. The exercise is where few bloggers write about a common subject and tag each other posts as a chain-blog. The subject for this Blog Tag is ONE ASPECT I WANT TO CHANGE IN CHENNAI. I’m middle of the list. Now the baton was passed on to me from Gokoulane Ravi - my college senior who blogs at gokoulane.wordpress.com which has a collection of his inspirations.  Hereby I'm wishing all the participants of this tablog good luck. keep rocking CBC !!!

Hereby I thank CBC for this wonderful initiative of tablogs. This time the theme has inspired me a lot to participate. Amidst of hectic schedules, people took their time to share their views in a wonderful way.

Madras aka Chennai - being my native, I love the place more than anything. From my childhood, I have always admired nature and its creatures more. It was one of the vital reason for loving villages more than cities. Chennai -a city which has 'N' number of beautiful heritage buildings, malls and IT infrastructures , also has a wonderful environment to live on. Chennai is well known for its traditional culture and heritage, integrity of people from various places, traditional foods, Marghazhi festivals, beaches etc., But still there is one thing I miss in my lovable city. It is nothing but the greenery look. There are some places in Chennai, where we can still witness the greenery look which are not just a treat to our eyes, but also an advantage to our environment. There places like Alwarpet, Gopalapuram, Pondy bazaar, Periyar nagar(near perambur), Adyar , scenic theosophical society(Adyar) and IIT Guindy where there are 'N' number of trees can be found. It was always a pleasure to travel through these areas due to the presence of greenery. It not just makes the place cool, but also helps in controlling pollution. There is a study that trees have the power to reduce noise and air pollution. The change I would like to see in our lovable city is that it would be great if trees are planted on both the sides of the roads. It would help in reducing the pollution as well as makes the place cool (so that even while we are struck in a traffic, it would reduce the pressure, I hope :P ).

Here sharing an image of Theosophical Society , Adyar :
Image Source :
Photography - Chandrasekaran Arumugam 

Let's make our city a peaceful place to live on !!! Hereby, I'm wishing all the CBC members and all readers a very 'Happy Madras Day'. Though we miss little aspects in our city, I'm proud to be a chennaitie where many good initiatives and good things are round the corner !!!

Now I pass on this baton to a young aspiring girl 'Gayu Venkat' who blogs at sindhanaichidharalgal and marudhanivizhigal. Her blogs are well known for her beautiful art and wonderful usage of words. Rock on girl :) 

Once again I thank CBC for this wonderful tablog in this special month of Madras !!! Keep rocking CBC :) 

Have a colorful and blessed week ahead :) 

04 August 2014

Blueberries - A Treat to eyes as well as to your health !!!

Hi all !!! Hope everything going good around you all. In this post, I gonna share about one of the fruits that I have admired the most , not just for its taste, but for its wonderful color !!! Oh God ! What was your creation ! I wondered and loved it much :) There were none other than Blueberries :) 

Blueberries are available in various colors such as green, greenish pink, bluish pink and also available in my favorite color purple / indigo color.  

Nomenclature : 

Scientific Name   :  Vaccinium corymbosum

Tamil Name        :   அ வு ரி நெ ல் லி  @ நா க ப் ப ழ ம் 

Hindi Name        :    Nilabadari @ Feera

English Name     :    Blueberry

Blue berries are said to be native to North America, Europe and Asia. Blue berries were highly ranked among other fruits for its antioxidant property. They were known as perennial flowering plants.

Lets look on to some colorful blueberry images that I have collected from web :


Blueberry Cultivation in India :

Blueberries are cultivated at many places around India as well. Most popularly and successfully it was grown at a firm called Abonna Plants located at Siliguri of Darjeeling District. Siliguri is loacted at the banks of Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas(One of the Nature's paradise in the world) !!!

You can check about the agriculture practices of Blueberry in India through these links below :

Facebook page : BlueberryPlantsInIndia

Astonishing Health Benefits of Blueberry :

        *Blueberries are said to be rich in manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K , riboflavin, niacin, folate and  fiber.

          *As per some studies, blueberries are said to have various phytochemicals which are believed to reduce the risk of cancer and inflammations. A well known University in U.S, has made a study which says that blueberries helps to block the growth of tumor cells.

           *Amidst, all its properties, Blueberry juice was said to have numerous benefits. It was believed to improve memory power and enrich brain. Moreover, it also helps in reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression.

           *It helps against skin wrinkles which helps to make your skin to stay stable always. It was believed to soften your dry skin.

           *It was believed to reduce the risk and severity of allergies. Moreover, they help to preserve vision power, reduce digestive problems.

            *Blueberries such as cranberries , are said to contain some compounds which helps to prevent harmful bacteria affecting the bladder.

            *As per the study in New University of Michigan, blueberries are believed to reduce your belly fatness and reduces the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.

References :


Here's the picture of BLUEBERRY JUICE taken in my office :)

It was a wonderful experience to try them for the first time and most importantly it was a visual treat(due to it's mind-blowing color)  !!! To be honest I enjoyed more watching it rather than drinking it !!!

Hope you all would try this treat as well !!!
Have a Blessed & Colorful week ahead :)