Friday, February 17, 2006

50 Reasons to be proud to be from TN...!

Just got a chance to collate from various sources for this info(contributors acknowledged)...any new additions much appreciated.!

1. Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest state of the union of India, it comprises of4 % of the country's total area.
2. Tamil nadu, the holy land, is also the land of temple architecture
Tamil nadu has a very ancient history, which goes back more than 6,000 years. The state represents the nucleus of dravidian culture in India, which the coming of the aryans into north india, the dravidians appear to have been pushed into south, where they have remained confined. Tamil nadu along with other south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala form the repositories of dravidian culture today.
3. The rise of the Muslim power in India has had its impact on tamilnadu, but largely, Tamil nadu remained unaffected by the political convulsions in the north and central India.
4.On January 14 1969, madras state changed its name to "Tamil nadu"-a purely dravidian nomenclature.
5. Bharatanatyam is the purest classical Indian style of dancing
6. Chennai is India's fourth largest city and ranks among the fifty most populous cities in the world. (#35) The name was officially changed to Chennai in 1996, but the older name Madras is still widely used in the West as well as by some of the city's residents.
7. In the vast Besant Gardens(Chennai) are the world headquarters of the Theosophical movement founded by Madame Blavatsky and Col. Olcott.In the grounds of the society is a huge Banyan tree, believed to be the second largest in India.
8. Chennai is called as the City of Long Roads
9. The city is now called the Detroit of India due to its automobile industry producing over 40% of the country's auto parts and vehicles.
10. Sivakasi is known all over India for its small-scale industries as a 'miniature Japan'.
11. Tamil Nadu has the maximum no of Temples in the World.
12. Anna University also known as the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) which was started as a school of civil engineering in 1794 is the oldest engineering college in India and the second oldest engineering college in the world.
13.Marina Beach is the second longest beach in the world, after Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
14, Vandalur Zoo is the First Zoo (1855) in India and one of the largest in South Asia
15.Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is supposed to be the largest Bird Sanctuary in the World in terms of number of birds visiting there.
16. Madras Medical College (1835), Chennai is the oldest Medical College in India and one of the Oldest in the Subcontinent
17. The Cancer institute (1920) in Chennai is one of the Oldest in India
18. Chennai was ranked First in India in Health facilities by Outlook in 2003
19. Chennai was ranked First in India in Education facilities by Outlook in 2003
20. Chennai was ranked the second best city to live in by Outlook in 2003
21. Tamil is considered to be one of the oldest language in the World
22. Brihadeeswarar Temple built in 1010 AD is an architectural wonder and reflective of the artistic skills of the erstwhile Chola rulers who ruled peninsular India in the early medieval period. Built by the Chola king Rajaraja I in the 11th century, it is one of the tallest temples in the world. It was so designed that the vimana never casts a shadow at noon at any part of the year. The topmost gopuram in the tanjavur brihadeshwara temple is carved out on a single stone.
23. The Mofussil bus stand at Koyambedu, Chennai is the largest in South Asia
24. First Asian to compose Symphony (Symphony No. 1) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) of London
25. Composed musical score for the 'Miss World 1996 Pageantry', which was a great success, and acclaimed by the music experts and critics as a class of its own.
26. Sivaji Ganesan won numerous awards highlighted by the "Chevalier" award (which is equivalent to an Oscar's lifetime achievement award)
27. Illayaraja has composed music for a record 800 odd films
28. A.R Rehman is the first Indian music director to compose music for a Chinese film
29. Vishwanathan-Ramamurthy music director pair has a world record of composing for more than 1500 films
30. "Kadhal Kondaen" is the first film in India to have a Motion Picture Soundtrack
31. "Vaanum Vasapadumaey" is India's first hi definition format film (digital)
32. "My Dear Kutti Chatthan" is India's First 3-D Picture
33. Tamil is an Official Language for India, Srilanka, Malaysia & Singapore
34. manorama
35. SPB
36. The Meenakshi temple complex is literally a city-one of the largest of its kind in India and undoubtedly one of the oldest.The grandeur of the Meenakshi temple has remained undiminished for the past two thousand years.
37. This sprawling and awe-inspiring temple complex is not only a marvel of architecture but also a veritable treasure trove of Indian culture and civilization. It is also one of the largest temple complexes in India.
38. This is a twin temple. The temple in the southern side dedicated to Sri Meenakshi the consort of lord Sundareswarar (Shiva) and the other to lord Sundareswarar. This is one of the biggest temple complexes of India. The temple is about 258 meters in length and about 241.4 meters in breadth. Of the five Gopuras (towers) that surround the 48.8 meters high southern tower is the tallest. The towers are noted for stueccowork. Raya Gopuram The base of an unfinished Gopuram may still be seen to the east wing of Puthu Mandapam. Had it been completed it would have been completed it would have been the tallest man-made structure ever created in Africa, Asia or Europe.
39.The Pamban bridge in Rameswaram is a first of its kind and is the longest bridge in India constructed over a bay.
40. Gemini flyover in Chennai is the first of its kind in India.
41. Manoj Night Shymalan born in Tamil Nadu, this director with great films like Unbreakable, Sixth Sense, Signs. He wrote the screenplay for Stuart Little and was paid 5 Million $ for it which was the highest paid to any screenplay writer in Hollywood Industry. His latest film is named "The Village".
42. Vishwanathan Anand
43. Maria Irudhyam
44. Amritraj
45. Ramesh krishnan
46. Kabbadi
47. Venkatraghavan
48.Narein Karthikeyan
49. Sir C.V. Raman
and the last but not the least
50. A.P.J. Adbul Kalam


At 6:19 AM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

copy western movies.
kiss ass of horible actors
kamalahasan the best actor?
holywood is bad too but fart of some holywood actors is probably more tolerable than the "best actors" of TN.
when you don't kiss the *** of actoss - **** the **** of TN politician.
When you are not kissing *** or ******* the **** of politician you are praying in the temple of some **** god?
You are praud???
you are not Tamil, you are Indian.
admit it.

At 8:15 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger Surreal Kid said...


probably, you haven't seen the best of what each have given to the world..and hollywood is not the only best place for movies. Name a place in the world where politicians don't rule the law of teh land..especially after seeing Bihar!!! I'm not saying TN is next to heaven, but certainly a better place than most!

And I would feel proud to be a Tamilian, but not before India!!!

At 1:38 AM, May 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is interested in what your state or Bihar bastard state "gives" to the world? Are you capable of thinking of what and who "gives" what to whom? Talk of being you. Is it possible for a tamil nadu idiot to think of himself as a proud Tamil. Not as a Kamalahasan bastard says 'first Indian, second indian and then keralite then may be Tamilian.'

I like to here why you are praud to be Tamil, not "to be from TN."
You can't be praud to be Tamil and also be praud to be Indian. India like to **** you and your people. It seems you are too simplistic to realize this. I suspect that your mother taught you contemptuousness about other tamil people. Didn't she tell you to be suspecious of other cast tamil people? Have you thought how a Tamil mother be such an enemy of Tamil unity? My comment "you are not tamil, you are Indian" was a sarcasm.

If you are praud of being Indian, then you need to slap yourself for a year or two. If you are a crossbelt you may not have a cure. And the fight is comming to TN and "Tamils who are proud of being Indian" will be biting the dust.

At 10:17 AM, May 15, 2006, Blogger Surreal Kid said...


I can't answer to these stupid queries...forget about me and tamils or for that matter anyone, you don't have that guts to post your view with your real name and I feel ashamed that you don't have the basic decency of knowing how to post comments in an public domain...

At 5:06 AM, September 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

valga thamil


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