Monthly Archives: November 2012

Operation Christmas Child shoe box in the Waterloo Region

Are you interested in volunteering? Volunteer experience at an Operation Christmas Child shoe box processing center in KW region, Ontario is fun and rewarding. Volunteers are needed to sort and process tens of thousands of gift-filled shoe boxes.  The filled boxes are sent … Continue reading

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A day of remembrance in kitchener Waterloo

A large hushed crowd also converged around the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, who was wearing the blue uniform of the Royal Canadian Airforce, led the national service which also included a military parade, a gun … Continue reading

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Dr. Abdul Kalam – A tribute to a former President of India

The full name of Dr. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He hails from the southern-most tip of India. He belonged to a very poor family of Rameshwaram in his childhood. The name … Continue reading

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“Murali” A Cricket legend among us

“Murali” A Cricket legend among us Muttiah Muralitharan ( Tamil: முத்தையா முரளிதரன், born 17 April 1972), often referred to as Murali, is a Sri Lankan cricketer,  who was rated the greatest test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in … Continue reading

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Wedding customs among Jaffna Tamils

Wedding customs among Jaffna Tamils In the past, before the advent of European rule in Jaffna, weddings were fully based on local customs. However, later with western influence, the legal registration of marriage has become an important part of weddings. … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan & Indian spice remedies for health

Sri Lankan & Indian spice remedies for health   COLD Mix a gram of cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bay leaf and black pepper. … Continue reading

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Parai Musical Instrument (DRUM)

Parai Musical Instrument (DRUM) History In Tamil, the word ‘Parai’ means to ’speak’ or to ‘tell’. Local histories describe the Parai as an ancient instrument performed in the courts of Sangam, Chola, and Pandiyan rulers. The drums were used to … Continue reading

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