Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mass Media and Development: Challenges and Strategies

P.G. Department of Visual Communication conduct the seminar on "Mass Media and Development: Challenges and Strategies" on 27th February 2008. In that seminar I presented a paper on the topic of "Future of Broadcasting: DRM an Introduction". Most of the research scholars and delegates are very much interested in that topic and also ask lot of questions about the new technology.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

RTI Listeners Club Meet Cheenai - 2008

Radio Taiwan International meet held in Chennai on
23-02-2008 in Hotel Ambassador Pallava. 49 active
listeners participate on that event. Most of the
listeners have their RTI ID number. RTI Chairman
Mr.Cheng Yu gave the presidential address. Before that
RTI Host and Foreign Languages Chief Mr. Kasan Carlson
Tjin gave the introduction about the RTI. RTI senior
staff Ms. Hsu Ling-yi were also participate on that
programme. Senior listeners and RTI official monitors
Mr. T.Elampooranan and Mr. Sundar delivered their
speech on experience with RTI.

In the first session all the listeners introduced
themselves with their name, where they from, how far
it is from Chennai and also said their ID number.
After that program Q&A session starts. Most of the
listeners said about the poor reception of RTI to
South Asia. One of the listener Mr. Pallavai
Paramasivam from Erode were also play the RTI three
days reception sample to the RTI delegates.

After the tea brake Quiz were starts. Mr. Carlson
conducts it. Then Chairman answer to the listener’s
questions. In his speech he said about the new
technologies like DRM and DAB. Most of the listeners
were very much interest to listen his speech. Then we
give the memoranda to RTI Chairman to start the Tamil

Afternoon delicious lunch was provided by RTI. All of
the listeners are very happy to discuss with the
delegates. After the lunch mementos were given to all
the listeners who attend the meeting. Then all of them
took a photograph and dispose. Highlight of the meet
is RTI officially start the RTI Chennai listeners

-Jaisakthivel, Chennai

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mamallapuram Ham meet - February 9 & 10, 2008

We hope you enjoyed the 2008 Mamallapuram Ham meet. We will leave informatiion on the 2008 event up here until we start firming up plans for '09 so you can see what you missed. The Mamallapuram Ham meet is held every year on the second FULL weekend in February. Come join us at the Hotal Veeras in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India for one of the best ham meets in the India.
Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram is a tourist town 60 km south of Chennai made famous by its stone carvings. The most famous monument is the Shore Temple: when lit by moonlight, it is one of the most beautiful locations in the region. The best time to visit is November to March.
It is an important tourist attraction close to Chennai (Madras), along with the temples of Kanchipuram and the colonial buildings of Pondicherry. India's fourth largest city. The East Coast Road has made it easily accessible - just about an hour from the city. Unfortunately, the entire strip is now a mess of restaurants, resorts, amusement parks, people, discarded plastic and chaotic traffic. At one time you could see the Bay of Bengal almost all the way to M'puram, but, there is so much development that the ocean is glimpsed only as you get close to M'puram.
Mamallapuram itself was getting run down over the last decade with very patchy efforts at keeping the monuments preserved. This has changed in the last few years with the Shore Temple being included in the UNESCO heritage project. The surroundings have been made much nicer, but, there has been a lot of wind and water erosion on the temple carvings with many of them having undergone loss of detail over the years. Sort of too little. too late, but still, better than nothing. Be prepared to fight you way through clutches of gypsies, beggars, guides, snakes charmers and so on, all of which is an essential part of the experience and not to be frowned upon. The whole thing would be bland without them. A nuisance, but harmless.
It is a nice two-hour detour on the road to Pondicherry, by far and away a more interesting place to visit.