ContentsPresident’s Address.              Page - 3Sachin Tendulkar – A Legend. Page - 5Focussing my vision to.         ...
President’s Address              TOASTMASTERS…where Leaders are made! A tag-line that so aptlydescribes Chennai Toastmaste...
We now have in front of us more such opportunities to create, cultivate and channelizeLeaders. Thanks to the efforts of ea...
Sachin Tendulkar – A Legend   Sachin Tendulkar hits his first century at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Aug. 11, 19...
It‘s difficult to understate this sportingachievement. Scoring 100 centuries was unthinkablebefore Tendulkar came along, m...
.            At home, India has fared better in Tests, though admittedly against weakeropposition than England and Austral...
Focussing my vision                           to......................Pleasure moment - at the Contest in Dubai in 2011..W...
My pleasure moment continues - the photo below is myself with the student, Jakkar,doing English Literature final year.    ...
Paradoxical needsThree pairs of paradoxical needs drive human life and they are,1.    Certainty and uncertainty2.    Indiv...
Second Paradox: As a physical being you are the only one of your kind,absolutely unique and individualistic. But at the sa...
Technology Driven Classrooms              I am an Indian. I grew up in India and have studied inIndian schools. I moved fr...
Educators attend professional development programs to equip themselves for thischange. Teachers and students are provided ...
.            In order to create 21st century workforce, it is very important for educatorsto be comfortable with the use o...
Granny’s Fortune              It was a bright Sunday morning and I was back home after my customarymorning jog followed by...
I have scrolled down the mail and assimilated the instructions left down bymy grandmother in her will .As per her will I w...
Rhetoric 2012"Small things make perfection, but perfection isnt a small thing".              We, the toastmasters from Div...
The guest speaker of the day Dr.Irai Anbu I.A.S, gave an enthralling speech oncommunication. His speech focused on body la...
Rhetoric 2012 is special for many reasons:For the first time ever, the top 3 district 82 officials, DTM Saleem, DTM Nina ...
The event came to a close with toastmasters George Vinoj and Arna Chugani winningthe International Speech and Table Topics...
WATER – ELIXIR OF LIFEDO YOU AGREE? ASK YOURSELF….                                 TM RAJASEKAR                      21
BRAIN AFFECTED BY CELL PHONE      (The Hidden Dangers of cell phone Radiation)Radiation penetration in the head of an adul...
When radiation hits the head, it penetrates the skull. The pictures above arethe results of an experiment show how radiati...
CHANGE IS CHALLENGE              I want the entire system to change, nothing is perfect. Be it education,health care, tour...
So why can‘t one man bring the needed change in the universe? That‘swhat most leaders, teachers and preachers did. They we...
CTM – SPEECH TRACKERName                       CC1   CC2   CC3   CC4   CC5   CC6   CC7   CC8   CC9   CC10Abhay GandhiAbhis...
Name                      CC1      CC2   CC3   CC4   CC5   CC6   CC7   CC8   CC9   CC10PrasannaPawan Kumar RyaliPramothPre...
ACB1   ACB2   ACB3   ACB4   ACB5   ACB6   ACB7   ACB8   ACB9   ACB10NamePrabakaran Ramasamy, CC, CLRaj esh Nataraj an, CC,...
EDITORIAL TEAMG. PREMKUMAR                  THANIGEASWARA                                ANBARASU CHIEF EDITOR            ...
Chennai Toastmasters Club meets every            Sunday between 4pm and 6pm                         AtPresidency club – Ru...
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  1. 1. ContentsPresident’s Address. Page - 3Sachin Tendulkar – A Legend. Page - 5Focussing my vision to. Page - 8Paradoxical needs. Page - 10Technology Driven classrooms. Page - 12Granny’s Fortune. Page - 15Rhetoric 2012. Page - 17Water – Elixir of life. Page - 21Brain affected by cell phone. Page - 22Change is challenge. Page - 24CTM Speech Tracker. Page - 26Editorial Team. Page - 29
  2. 2. President’s Address TOASTMASTERS…where Leaders are made! A tag-line that so aptlydescribes Chennai Toastmasters! Rhetoric 2012 ROCKED… with Chennai Toastmastersleading the way, right from the minute you entered the event. TM Thanigeaswara, TMGomathi & TM Selvabharathi greeted every single delegate upon entry (mind you, nomention of the family mafia here!). Once you entered the Hall, irrespective of where youlooked, you could see the presence of Chennai Toastmasters in the form of currentmembers, members who have moved on and future members! LEADERSHIP – is not just the task of Leading or getting others to do agiven task happily and to your satisfaction; but also the Art of Creating Future Leaders!This is one aspect that has been proven by Chennai Toastmasters over and over again.As the Lighthouse Club of Division G, CTM has created numerous Leaders and helpedthem move on to other Clubs, Areas, Divisions and Districts to spread the good word andhold the flag of CTM high! Abraham Zacharia, Dr. Indira Jeyaraj. Aditya Maheshwaran,Sastha Ram, Saro Velrajan, Lalitha Giridhar, Sadayappan, Prabhakar Ramaswamy, ArnaChugani, Divya Sivakumar…. They are just a few examples of CTM‘s remarkablecontribution in the Making of Leaders process; the list is endless. 3
  3. 3. We now have in front of us more such opportunities to create, cultivate and channelizeLeaders. Thanks to the efforts of each and every one of you, in the 10 months, DivisionG has nearly doubled in strength. From 19 Clubs in the beginning of this term, we arenow 33 Clubs and growing! Quite a number of these Clubs are facing acute teethingproblems and are struggling for lack of sufficient Mentors! I am now writing this to invoke the Leaders amongst YOU to step up to thistask of establishing these new Clubs. It may not be easiest of tasks, but it is not difficulteither. Adopt a Club or two, adopt a few new members – there is some promisingpotential out there, and all they need is a guiding hand, a leading hand, a dedicatedMENTOR! I am sure every single one of you has the potential to be a great Mentor, and ifneed be, we will try and organize some workshops on Effective Mentoring. WHAT is in it for YOU? Ask any seasoned Mentor, they will tell you…Mentoring puts your own Personal Development on a fast-track, makes a better HumanBeing out of You, and brings out the LEADER IN YOU! Yes, Toastmasters is whereLEADERS ARE MADE!!!KARTHIK SRINIVASANPresident - CTM 4
  4. 4. Sachin Tendulkar – A Legend Sachin Tendulkar hits his first century at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Aug. 11, 1990. It‘s been a year and four days, but Sachin Tendulkar, the Little Master, hasfinally done it. He has scored 100 centuries in international cricket, an incredible sportingfeat that may never be matched. In the end, the historic milestone wasn‘t reached in his backyard Mumbai. Itwasn‘t reached at Lord‘s, the spiritual home of cricket. It came against Bangladesh, in theShere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. It was sachin`s first century against Bangladeshand it satisfied his fans in that way too. Tendulkar won‘t care a jot about the venue or opposition. Any internationalcentury is special, and he‘s just scored 100 of them. That‘s 29 more centuries than hisnearest challenger on the all-time list, Australia‘s Ricky Ponting. This latest one is perhapsthe sweetest, as it came when Tendulkar was facing an unfamiliar – and unfair — amountof criticism. The pressure was on. But the pressure valve was emphatically released on Friday, March 16, 2012.The date will go down in history, since this was Sachin‘s day. Tendulkar scored his lastcentury on March 12, 2011, against South Africa in a World Cup group match that India lostby three wickets. 5
  5. 5. It‘s difficult to understate this sportingachievement. Scoring 100 centuries was unthinkablebefore Tendulkar came along, making his debut in1989 as a mere 16-year-old, the youngest cricketerever to represent India. Now 38, Tendulkar is in thetwilight of his career, yet he still shines as brightly asEver. No other batsman in history has comeclose to achieving what Tendulkar has. He is the topscorer in Test cricket by a country mile, with over 15,000 runs to his name. Tendulkar isalso the top scorer in One-Day Internationals with more than 18,000 runs, streets aheadof Ponting, who is second on the list with 13,704. Each time he went out to bat, Tendulkar must have had the echo of a 100million voices asking ―Is this going to be the one?‖ ringing in his ears. Time and again,cricket watchers, from luminaries of the game such as Sunil Gavaskar, Tony Greig,Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly, to average fans like you and me, made pre-matchpredictions that ―today would be the day‖ only to see the Little Master later trudging backto the pavilion having fallen short of the triple figure mark. In the eyes of the romantics,especially, the timing of Tendulkar‘s hundredth century was almost written in the stars. The World Cup final — which India of course won — in Mumbai was surelythe stage for this great cricketer to reach this phenomenal milestone. He knows how tohandle the pressure, and the big stage, and it comes no bigger than a World Cup finalwatched by billions. But no, he was out for 18. 6
  6. 6. . At home, India has fared better in Tests, though admittedly against weakeropposition than England and Australia. In November, the team beat the West Indies byfive wickets in Delhi, and then by an innings and 15 runs in Kolkata. The final match ofthat three-Test series was a draw, but that was notable for the fact that it was the closestTendulkar has come to scoring his hundredth. Again the stars seemed aligned, the match was on a batsman-friendlywicket in Mumbai – Tendulkar‘s hometown – and the stadium was packed with fans moreinterested in seeing if this would be the Little Master‘s day. Whether India won, lost ordrew was secondary. Cheered on with every shot, Tendulkar roared into the 90‘s in thatinnings, but it wasn‘t to be at the Wankhede Stadium, which slid into eerie silence whenthe batsman was caught in the slips by Darren Sammy for 94. Meanwhile his team-mates and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would haveto continue fielding questions about the impact Tendulkar‘s pursuit was having, not juston the player but on the Indian team as a whole. A staggering 15470 runs scored in 188 Tests at a robust average of 55.44confirmed Tendulkar‗s greatness in the longer version of the game.And in the 462 ODIs he has played, the little master has scored 18374 runs with animpressive average of 44.81. On Friday he was eventually out for 114. But he‘d got that century at last.Tendulkar, Dhoni, the rest of the Indian team, and cricket fans the world over, canbreathe a huge sigh of relief, and of course start an endless round of rapturous applause.TM PREMKUMAR 7
  7. 7. Focussing my vision to......................Pleasure moment - at the Contest in Dubai in 2011..Winning trophies in club contestin all the four segments......=================================================================== Exactly four months after my arrival from Dubai, on 24th April 2012, I waslistening to the Radio Ad, the broadcast message said ―Listeners, one hour of yourcontribution will give light and life to the visually challenged or differently (much) abledstudents ........ Approached the founder, Mr. Gopi of the Nedrodhaya (Home for the Blind)which is located in Mogappair, Chennai. It houses around 50 students who are visually challenged and differentlyabled. With the help of volunteers and with the unstinted support of Government andNGO bodies, it teaches school and college curriculum, spoken English, computercourses, motivational courses, Gym, yoga, music, etc The moment, I learnt about what was that, as a Toastmaster, thoughtsforced me to immediately volunteer to assist an English literature student by reading thesubjects for one hour a day. It has been a week‘s time since I got associated with thisinstitution and started enjoying. I feel ecstasy whenever I do my bit to the wonderful soulsthere. What I observed is that the students more knowledgeable, great listeners, withsuperb memory skills and always eager to learn more skills whenever they are awake, forthe rest of their lives.. 8
  8. 8. My pleasure moment continues - the photo below is myself with the student, Jakkar,doing English Literature final year. Dear Toastmasters, it will be a wonderful experience and great contributionif we do our bit to the physically, visually and mentally challenged people when we areoffered with such opportunities......... I just started focussing on my vision to accomplishmy mission in the days ahead..................TM BASKAR 9
  9. 9. Paradoxical needsThree pairs of paradoxical needs drive human life and they are,1. Certainty and uncertainty2. Individuality and connectedness.3. Having and giving Man gets tossed between these paradoxical needs because when oneneed is satiated the other is starved. Then, you focus on satiating the latter, only to endup starving the former. Understand this paradox and you will understand life. First Paradox: Certainty provides order. Uncertainty provides growth. Bothorder and growth are needed to complete life. And, that‘s the first paradox. You wantcertainty. So, you try to achieve certainty by trying to control everything around you. Now,when your life becomes completely certain, when things become predictable, youbecome bored. That‘s why you lose interest in a work that you know you can handle. So,while you want certainty you simultaneously also want a certain amount of variety, whichcomes only out of uncertainty. You need surprises and challenges for you to feel fullyalive. Too much certainty is boredom. Unfortunately, once you hurl yourself completelyinto uncertainty for the sake of versatility and challenges, with too much uncertainty youbecome extremely nervous and concerned. You again seek a degree of certainty. Twosides of the same coin but you keep toggling between the two sides, causing a rollercoaster ride in the flow and rhythm of your life. 10
  10. 10. Second Paradox: As a physical being you are the only one of your kind,absolutely unique and individualistic. But at the same time, as a spiritual being, the spiritof life that enlivens you is also the same spirit that enlivens all. So, spiritually you areconnected to one and all. Both individuality and connectivity are needed to complete life.And, that‘s the second paradox. As a unique person, for your identity, you needsignificance. If you do the right ways to feel significant, the desperation to fulfill this needmight ever you to choose wrong ways to feel significant, some people even becomeunique developing extreme problems that apart from others. In fact, most people havethe subconscious ability to make them ill in order to gain the caring attention of thepeople. From dressing in certain ways to a certain style. That is to lose out onrelationships; at least to distance themselves from others. Now you got separated. Nowyou feel lonely and so, you crave for connectedness. You want cared for and caredabout. You want to go with the crowd. To meet this need, you associate with somegroups or clubs. Once you feel so well connected, you will feel as if you have lost yourown identity in the crowd. And, the seesaw of being tossed one need to another onlycontinues…. Third Paradox: Life is a flow and this achieved through possessions. Bothhaving and giving are needed to have complete life. And, that is the third paradox, theneed to sustain and the need to contribute, the need of accumulation and the need forrenunciation. The toss is between selfishness and unselfishness.While everything you do will be tossed between these paradoxes,if you can find a few active things in your life, which fulfills all the sixneeds gives you that balance in life, you will find a new zeal in life….This is the secret of a complete life.TM SUJITH 11
  11. 11. Technology Driven Classrooms I am an Indian. I grew up in India and have studied inIndian schools. I moved from India to the United States in 2004. Since2006 I have been teaching in United States.Comparison of Educational Institutions in India and United States I have noticed lot of difference in the education system in the US and inIndia. Whenever we talk of education, we think of classrooms in the traditional manner:Blackboards, students taking notes, teacher centered etc. This is how it is in India.Teachers work in isolation and students are responsible for their learning. Teachers arebacked by parental support. Technology is not very visible in classrooms. Education isnot free and there are very limited resources available to the students and teachers. Here, in the United States I saw constructivism enter my classroom. Timeshave changed and teachers are required to work in collaboration and as a team andshow how their collaborative efforts can lead to educational transformation. The valuesand beliefs of teachers formed over the years may conflict the expectations set by theeducational institution‘s administrators and its climate. In India, data driven decisions areunheard of. Educators were (When I left India in 2004) unaware of the fact that exploringstudent data would allow them to scrutinize their instructional practices and theirexpectations for students. Times have changed. This is digital age and it becomes veryimportant for our students to be able to link electronically to this world. To become aneffective and responsible citizen one requires the skill to manage the loads of informationthat one faces on a daily basis. In order to achieve this goal, teaching styles and currentday classrooms need to be changed in order to relate teaching to real world experiencesand problems. 12
  12. 12. Educators attend professional development programs to equip themselves for thischange. Teachers and students are provided all the resources required to excel in thetechnology rich classrooms. In India, students were monolingual, classrooms were traditional and allstudents had the same cultural background. Diversity was invisible and hencedifferentiation was not required. It was the student‘s responsibility to change if required.Teachers were not required to change their style of teaching in order to suit the student‘sneeds. It is taken for granted that students already have mastery on the language ofinstruction.United States is the land of immigrants. The classrooms have a mix of students fromvarious cultural backgrounds. Hence differentiation of instruction is required in order tomake sure that every student learns. There are many students whose first language isnot English. Hence it becomes very important for the teacher to pay extra attention tocommunication (which may at times not be recognized by certain students).Mathematics education depends on effective communication between the students andteachers. Various strategies need to be applied in order to scaffold the possibility ofcommunication gap due to language. Clear communication between the teacher andstudents is the key to success. The communication could happen in class or it could bevia emails. The use of technology plays an important role.Conclusion Technological advances of this digital age and the desire to improve thequality of teaching and learning has created classrooms without walls. I 13
  13. 13. . In order to create 21st century workforce, it is very important for educatorsto be comfortable with the use of latest technologies and to be able to integrate the sameeffectively to educate the young minds. Communicating in this digital era clearlychallenges the pedagogical skills of educators. Some teachers who are from the oldschool do not see the need to use technology for everything in the classroom. Theysucceeded as a teacher using the blackboard for the past 35 years and hence do not seethe need to use PowerPoint to drive down their ideas to their students. Moreover with all the budget constraints, educational institutions do nothave funds for the professional development of their educators. After coming to theUnited States I realized that though the concepts of mathematics are universal, yet thestyle of teaching the same is not. In order to create global awareness, teachers need tomake use of technology. It is very important to make the educational institutions stafffunction as a professional learning community. As important as this task is, it is extremelydifficult too because it deals with adults (who can sometimes become reluctant tochange) and requires teachers to educate and communicate with diverse audience. Theneed to create global awareness has led to integrating multiple technologies in all areas.Teaching is not a job but a passion. Educators learn continuously from their students aswell. Any skills needed to continue this journey of teaching and learning needs todefinitely be imparted in the right manner as education does not only result in studentdevelopment but it leads to the growth of the entire community.TM CHITRA N MAHAJANI 14
  14. 14. Granny’s Fortune It was a bright Sunday morning and I was back home after my customarymorning jog followed by a short round of exercise . I checked my Facebook account andwas appalled to note that there was not even a single ―Like‖ on my latest status message.Come to think of it, it took me more than three days to crystallize on the brilliant wordingsof the status message. It saddened my heart to realize that people were steadily losingtheir ability to appreciate quality humor. I opened my mail box and was pleasantly surprised to receive a mail fromone John Smith (a practicing attorney) from London intimating me that my grandmotherhad bequeathed her entire fortune of two million pounds in my favor before departing forher heavenly abode. The mail also contained clear instructions and steps to be followedto assume custody of the fortune. To the best of my knowledge none of my grannies had ever crossed thefrontiers of ‗Singara-Chennai‘ and not even in my wildest of imagination had I dreamt thata granny I never had, died in a place I never been to, ending up bequeathing her entirefortune in favor of a relative she never saw. But strange are the ways of God .He has this unique way of sharing fortunewith the oppressed salaried class. Steep hikes in the prices of petrol, milk, electricity andvegetables had burnt a large hole in my empty pocket and it was indeed divineintervention that my grandmother had a ‗timely‘ heavenly exit leaving behind her entirefortune Initially I was tempted to discuss the details with my friends and relatives. Butsince this was a matter of huge money I desisted from discussing with anyone lest thereturn out a long queue of more grandchildren. 15
  15. 15. I have scrolled down the mail and assimilated the instructions left down bymy grandmother in her will .As per her will I was to transfer an amount of five hundreddollars in a designated Swiss bank account which was towards incidental andadministrative expenses of executing the will. Once the money was transferred I wouldbe eligible to receive my fortune within a period of seventy two hours. Without a moment hesitation I transferred the money and shared the proofof bank transfer with John for him to proceed with further process. I was chalking out myplans for investing the bequeathed fortunes. Fifty percent would be invested in gold whilethe remaining funds would be equitably distributed between real estate and equitymarkets. Five percent of entire amount would be used for a long postponed Europe tourand I would also take voluntary retirement from my existing organization leaving behindclear instructions that the job be given to someone who was in dire need of the money. Days passed and there was no sign of the money transfer. Days turned intoweeks, weeks into months and in-spite of repeated reminders John Smith never botheredto respond. I decided to wait for some more time. John was probably trotting around theglobe distributing inherited fortunes to rightful heirs. However when I did not receive anyreply for more than three moths my doubt turned into worry. Finally it turned into nigh-mare when I read a report in the newspaper that many hackers were using pseudonymsof John Smith to con people with the bait of inherited fortunes. My purse is lighter by fivehundred dollars but I have learnt an invaluable lesson of never getting trapped by fortuneemails.TM SHANKAR 16
  16. 16. Rhetoric 2012"Small things make perfection, but perfection isnt a small thing". We, the toastmasters from Division G, witnessed the performance of someof the BEST speakers in Tamilnadu who paid attention to those small details - that madethem the STARS of Division G. Rhetoric 2012 showcased the leadership of toastmasterswho skillfully crafted the entire event. Rhetoric 2012 is the Annual conference of Division G toastmasters whichincludes all the 33 clubs in Tamil Nadu. The highlight of the conference is theInternational speech contest and Table Topics contest.The day kick-started with aBharathanatyam performance byyoung masters Ritika and Varshiniwho kept the audience in rapt attentionwith their adept moves. In the morning,we had International speech contest and we had Table topics contests in the afternoon.The contestants gave extraordinary speeches making it tough for the judges to identifythe winners. The speeches were of very high quality. 17
  17. 17. The guest speaker of the day Dr.Irai Anbu I.A.S, gave an enthralling speech oncommunication. His speech focused on body language and how it plays an important rolein communication. He covered various topics such as evolution of communication sincethe universe began; origin of languages; importance of body language etc., Dr. Irai Anbustressed on the fact that listening skills are imperative to be a successful communicator.The highlight of Dr. Irai Anbu‘s session was the non-stop humor. Overall, the session waseducative, entertaining and enriching.Rhetoric 2012 provided a platform for young students, IT professionals and executives tobond with ease. 18
  18. 18. Rhetoric 2012 is special for many reasons:For the first time ever, the top 3 district 82 officials, DTM Saleem, DTM Nina John andDTM Nirmala Lillyattended the conference together for Division G.This is the last conference of the combined Division G which includes all the clubs inTamilnadu.Last but not the least, Rhetoric 2012 celebrates the success of Division G. It is the firstdivision to become the President Distinguished in the whole of District 82. 19
  19. 19. The event came to a close with toastmasters George Vinoj and Arna Chugani winningthe International Speech and Table Topics speech contests, respectively. They willrepresent Division G in the District contests at Ovations 2012, happening in Colombo,Srilanka. Rhetoric 2012 provided an excellent opportunity for toastmasters fromvarious clubs to connect, communicate and cross-pollinate. This is one of the BESTconferences that I‘ve ever attendedTM SARO VELRAJAN 20
  20. 20. WATER – ELIXIR OF LIFEDO YOU AGREE? ASK YOURSELF…. TM RAJASEKAR 21
  21. 21. BRAIN AFFECTED BY CELL PHONE (The Hidden Dangers of cell phone Radiation)Radiation penetration in the head of an adult, ten-years and five years old 22
  22. 22. When radiation hits the head, it penetrates the skull. The pictures above arethe results of an experiment show how radiation penetrates the skull of an adult (25%) 10year old (50%) and a 5 year old (75%). The younger the child the deeper the penetrationdue to the fact their skulls are thinner and their brains contain more fluid than adults.Radio frequencies travel through children‘s brains much more easily and thereforeincrease the risk of cancer.How to reduce risk of brain cancer from mobile phones:1. Limit call time;2. Change the side you use, each time;3. Use landlines when you can;4. Use hands-free or speaker;5. Text instead of voice;6. Avoid using phones in bad signal areas;7. Don’t use GSM mobilesTM SELVABHARATHI ANBARASUKALAPPAN 23
  23. 23. CHANGE IS CHALLENGE I want the entire system to change, nothing is perfect. Be it education,health care, tourism or anything, money is the first priority; everything is business. I feellike I‘m in a no-man‘s land despite living in the second most populated country. That‘sbecause I feel no human touch, no empathy and no warmth. Why has every singleperson, every institution become so business oriented with only profits and money in theirmind, I wondered. At the hospital, when I was seeking treatment, I realized I no longerlived in a no-man‘s land but instead everyone shared the same thoughts and feelings Inourished. That was a moment of realization. Everyone has been expecting the world tochange according to their definitions and descriptions and expected it to be perfect. Now,the world or the whole universe must change – is that possible? Difficult, but yes, it ispossible. The whole universe has millions of animals, creatures, birds, insects, micro-organisms, trees, plants and many other living beings other than zillion human beings. Sohow can the world change for the better? The word micro-organisms reminded me of the minute cells that compriseour body. If the body is the universe, the zillions of cells comprise the inhabitants of thatuniverse. Each cell is alive and performs its duties inside the body working bothindependently and cohesively with other cells. Only if each cell performs its duty properlyand also cohesively with other cells without any abrasion, will the body (read universe)function properly and remain healthy. Just imagine one cell failing to its normal function orone cell getting infected – the infection spreads to other cells and soon becomes atumour or some other ailment, infecting the entire universe. Oh! What a revelation it was.Just one cell had the power to crush the body! 24
  24. 24. So why can‘t one man bring the needed change in the universe? That‘swhat most leaders, teachers and preachers did. They were enlightened and tried toenlighten the world. But why are we still living in this misery, blaming the world, cribbingand complaining all the time. The only difference between a cell and a human is – theability to think. Cells too possess that ability but in limited content - just enough to delivertheir duties; whereas man has much higher ability and despite that he chooses to live inmisery because we expect the others to change and not change ourselves. I have to power to change myself but not others. It is relatively easier tochange myself than trying to change others. So the change must start from me, withinme. I must be the change I want to see in the world. Change is definitely a challenge butlook at the words – change and challenge; just remove the ‗lle‘ from challenge and we getchange. As I said, change is challenge, nevertheless not impossible. I can choose to bethat one cell in this whole universe, and cause a positive transformation. One cell – just one person, just me can bring change. If I change myself, Ican see a huge change in the universe.Go for the change – change yourself and see the change.TM SUDHA 25
  25. 25. CTM – SPEECH TRACKERName CC1 CC2 CC3 CC4 CC5 CC6 CC7 CC8 CC9 CC10Abhay GandhiAbhishek SinghAditya VSAnantha Ram BAncy MamachanAneeshAnjaneya Sastry KanthetiAnuradha SVR RamprasadArna Shashi ChuganiArumugamAshok Kumar VBharat SrinivasanB Nithin, CLBharath RajaDeepa BharatkumarGuruvayurappan BGowri ShankarGomathi SHaritha PhalgunJananee RamakrishnanJayanthJaganK.V.V.GiriKeerthi MLoganathanMadhavan MKMadhukumar RMilton MrMohammed Musthafa AzeezNagendra Bharathi 26
  26. 26. Name CC1 CC2 CC3 CC4 CC5 CC6 CC7 CC8 CC9 CC10PrasannaPawan Kumar RyaliPramothPrem Kumar In CTMRam Mohan Reddy CCRajesh NarayananRaju BansalRajaSekhar PRamnath RajaramSancta MariaSanjiv RameshSailesh GaneshSakthi S PrasannaSarguru SrinivasanSarita RamachandranSelvabharathi KalappanSelvadurai SubramanianSivaprakash SivaprakashSriHarsha SravanSubhashini RamanSudha RajeshSujithThanigeaswara AnbarasuThothathariTrishla JainVenkatakrishna SVeknash PillaiVignesh SwaminathanVijay DeepVishnu Raja 27
  27. 27. ACB1 ACB2 ACB3 ACB4 ACB5 ACB6 ACB7 ACB8 ACB9 ACB10NamePrabakaran Ramasamy, CC, CLRaj esh Nataraj an, CC, ALBNina John, DTM - 2nd RoundSadayappan T M, CCShankar K, CCT homas Cherukara, CCVaradaraj an, CC ACS1 ACS2 ACS3 ACS4 ACS5 ACS6 ACS7 ACS8 ACS9 ACS10NameKarthi keyan B, ACB, ALBOommen John, ACB, ALBRavi Baskaran, ACB, CLSri kanth S., ACB, CLSri ni vasan Karti keyan,CL,ACB ACG1 ACG2 ACG3 ACG4 ACG5 ACG6 ACG7 ACG8 ACG9 ACG10NameAbraham Zachari ah, ACS, ALBRamesh Daswani , ACS, CLAdi tya Maheswaran, DT MSastharam Ravendran, DT MLal i tha Gi ri dhar, DT M 28
  28. 28. EDITORIAL TEAMG. PREMKUMAR THANIGEASWARA ANBARASU CHIEF EDITOR SUB EDITORWe sincerely appreciate & thank one and all for their contributionand support in rolling out April Month’s Newsletter 29
  29. 29. Chennai Toastmasters Club meets every Sunday between 4pm and 6pm AtPresidency club – Ruby Hall, Ethiraj Salai, Commander in Chief Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600 024. (Near Spencer Plaza & Oppsosite to Hotel Kanchi) www.chennaitoastmastersclub.com For more information, please contact:  Thanigeaswara Anbarasu @ +91-9841205333  Deepa Bharatkumar @ +91-95666076959  Sakthi Prasanna @ +91-9884277251

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