Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 31st, 2008


Happy Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tallahassee, FL 32317

We celebrated Halloween with our neighbor. VTS and others went around the Addison Lane and Emerson Lane. They were dressed as Evil Jester and Ice Wolf Ninja.  I stayed home and distributed candy everyone who came. I was dressed as Scary Mask

My first Web Page in Tamil

Friday, October 31st, 2008

My First Web Page in Tamil Language

Fridaym, October 31, 2008

Tallahassee, FL , USA

With the help from couple of articles and an utility by Yesudas, I was able to write a whole webpage in Tamil in Unicode. Unicode allows the webpage to be seen in Tamil without one having to install any fonts. The page should be in Tamil on all modern operating systems (Win2k, WinXP, Vista, MacOSx, Linux, etc) and on all modern browsers (Firefox 3.0, IE 7.0, Safari, etc).



தலகாசி தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் (ததச) [English Version]

வருடம் 2000-த்தை தலகாசி தமிழ்ச் சங்கத்தின் ஆரம்பமாக கருதலாம். அந்த வருடம் திருமதி மற்றும் திரு முத்துசுவாமி அவர்களும், பானுவும், நானும் தலகாசியில் வாழும் தமிழ் நண்பர்களையும் அவர்களின் குடும்பத்தோரையும் ஒன்றாக கூட்டி ஒரு மாலை நேரத்தில் ஒரு விழா தோடங்கினோம். அன்று மாலையில் இந்தியா, மலேசியா, சிங்கபூர், மற்றும் இலங்கை தமிழ் நண்பர்கள் பலர் பங்கு கொண்டனர்.2000‍ முதல் 2002 வரை எங்கள் கூடுதல் பொதுவாக தமிழ் நண்பர்களையும் அவர்களின் குடும்பத்தோரையும் பார்த்து பேசுவதும், பழகுவதும், உணவு அருந்துவதுமாக இருந்த‌து. அற்சமயம் திருமதி உஷா சந்திரா மற்றும் திரு நமா சந்திரா அவர்களும் (கல்லூரி ஆசிரியர்கள்) தலகாசியில் வாழும் தமிழ் குழந்தைகளுக்கு தமிழ்ப் பாடம் சொல்லி தர ஆசைப் பட்டார்கள். அதை அடுத்து வந்த தமிழ் வருடப்பிறக்கு அனைவரும் தமிழ் நிகழ்ச்சிகள் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று பிரியப்பட்டார்கள்.

Career Day (part of Red Ribbon Week)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

BHPS Career Day

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tallahassee, FL, US

Today was Career Dress-up day at BHPS and it was part of Red Ribbon Celebration week. VTS dressed up as a physician and went to school.

Complete our civic responsibility

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Be part of the democratic process
Voted Early
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Leon County Courthouse
Tallahassee, FL 32301



We completed our civic responsibility by taking part in the democratic process and voted early at the Leon County Court House. The location was at the intersection of South Monroe and East Jefferson Streets. The location was busy with many people exercising their civic duties but was not crowded and there were no lines to vote

We were very  happy to do it since it was the correct thing to do.

Greek Food Festival

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Greek Food Festival at Tallahassee Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Food Festival
Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church
1645 Phillips Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:00 – 10:00 PM

We today went to the Greek Orthodox Church grounds in Phillips Road for the Greek Food Festival. There were literally hundreds of people at the Festival and there were long lines to get pastries, dinners, and a-la-carte food. We roamed around the food sections, vendor’s stalls and and the music stage. After about an hour or so the lines at the food stalls decreased and we picked up some a la carte food of cheese pastries (tiropita), potatoes (patates), pepsi, and ice cream with buklava.

Mock Presidential Debates at School

Friday, October 10th, 2008


Mock Presidential Debate at School

BHPS, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Today VTS will be one of the kids who will speak for a randomly selected party platform’s Presidential choice. He will have to speak and defend his party’s platform within short time after he was given the topic.

Visit Gujarathi Samaj Hindu Temple

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Gujarathi Samaj Hindu Temple in Tallahassee

Gujarathi Samaj Hindu Temple

9100 Apalachee Parkway

Tallahassee, FL

We visited the newly finished Gujarathi Samaj Hindu Temple in Apalachee Parkway. We arrived there around 6:00 PM during the Dushera but couldn’t find people inside. So we decided to come some other time.

Speak at Saint John’s Episcopal Church Group

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Speak at Tallahassee Saint John’s Episcopal Church Group
Religions of the World Class
Rev. Canon Lee Graham’s Group
Wednesday, October 1, 2008; 6:30 -7:45 PM


Somasundaram and Rev Lee Graham

I was invited as a guest speaker at the World Religions Class organized by Rev Lee Graham, Rector Emeritus of Saint John’s Episcopal Church of Tallahassee. Father Graham’s class of about 30 people asked me to present for a Question and Answer session about Hinduism and Hindu Beliefs.

The Questions were either from the Group or from Rev Graham himself. I was given the Questions few days earlier and I prepared the Answers and delivered them as a informal speech. Following the speech I entertained impromptu Q&A as well.