Archive for January, 2015

Panorama India Republic Day Celebrations on 1st February 2015

Toronto: Panorama India will be celebrating India’s 66th  Republic Day  on Sunday, 1st February 2015 from 11 am to 6 pm at: Pearson Convention Centre (2638 Steels Ave East, Brampton).

Federal and Provincial  Ministers, Akhilesh Mishra (Consul General of India, Toronto), Municipal leaders, heads of several Community Organizations will be attending this grand event.


The programme will include: Patriotic Songs, India and Canada National Anthems, VIP remarks and Felicitations, Colourful Cultural Performances by different Community Groups and the crowning of the 6th Panorama India Idol.

There will be Children’s Drawing Competition, Folk Dance Competition, Food Stalls, and Vendor exhibitions.

For more info, visit their official website:

Report by: Jaison Mathew (Chief Reporter-WNN)


Related News:

1.Panorama India 66th Republic Day Celebrations – an Interview with Anu Srivastava: 

2.Panorama India announces brand-new initiatives for Indo-Canadians in 2015: 


KALA Canada presents Jayaram Show 2015


Toronto: KALA Canada is proudly presents JAYARAM Show 2015 -a 100% family entertainer directed by Nadhirshah on 5th September 2015 at The Meeting House, Oakville. Manoj Karatha of Re-Max Realty is the Grand Sponsor of this event. For show details, tickets and sponsorships, contact: Divakaran VP (647.669.9715), Rajendran (416.543.2830), Satish Kalathil (905.901.4894) .

Tickets are available at:

For more info, visit:

Report by: Jaison Mathew (WNN)


My encounter with legendary Cartoonist R K Laxman: Cartoonist Thommy






“My brief but memorable encounter with legendary cartoonist RK Laxman happened during my last years at IIT-M when he came there for the annual extra-mural lecture. I had almost given up cartooning by that time but he inspired me to continue cartooning along with a career in science. He was kind enough to autograph one of my cartoons which is still one of my priceless possessions.”
Dr. Thomas A. Kodenkandath, Ph.D.
3036 Fox Sedge Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Tel. 303-683-1102 (R); 508-762-8119 (C)


Modi Suit: Cartoon by Thommy



Dr. Thomas A. Kodenkandath, Ph.D.
3036 Fox Sedge Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Tel. 303-683-1102 (R); 508-762-8119 (C)




“Chekuthaanu Panippura theerkkunnavar”- Malayalam story by Krishna


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Mississauga Ward 4 By-election: Thomas Thomas running as Councillor



Mississauga:  City of Mississauga announced a by-election for ward 4  Councillor on Monday, April 27 2015. Ward 4 Councillor, Frank Dale was appointed as Peel Regional Chair on December 4, 2014. As a result, Councillor Dale was required to resign his seat on Mississauga’s City Council and on December 17, 2014, Council declared the Ward 4 seat vacant. On January 5, 2015, Council voted to call a by-election to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat in accordance with Section 262 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

  • Nomination Period – January 21 to March 13, 2015 at 2 p.m.
  • Nomination Day – March 13, 2015 at 2 p.m.
  • Advance Poll Dates – Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Civic Centre from 12noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Mississauga Valleys Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • By-election Day – Monday, April 27, 2015.

Already 8 candidates submitted their nominations for this post according to .


It is a surprise that the current Trustee of Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, who is a resident of Ward 4 is running as the Councillor this time.  To know more about his election campaign updates, visit his official website: or or Call: 416.845.8225.


When you go to your voting location on By-Election Day, take your Voter Notification Card and acceptable Identification (ID) with you. When you get there, you will be given a ballot with one office on it. You will only have the option to vote for the Councillor in Ward 4.

Report by: WNN



Noted Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan passed away


Mala Aravindan, a noted  theater and film actor passed away. He was 76. Mala Aravindan was admitted to a private hospital (Kovai Medical Centre)   in Coimbatore on 20 January 2015, following a massive heart attack and passed away on 28 January 2015 at 6.27 am.

Aravindan is married to Geetha. The couple have two Children, Muthu and Kala. Muthu is married to Deepthi and they have a son. Kala is married to Surendran and they have two children.

He was born at Vadavucode, Ernakulam district of Kerala state as the eldest son of Ayyappan, an Excise department employee and Ponnamma, a school teacher.Later when his mother got transferred, his family relocated to Mala and he started using the place name as a prefix to his name.

Aravindan started his career as a Tabla artist. He joined stage plays and started playing Tabla as a background artist. Later, he moved into acting and started acting in professional stage plays of Kottayam National Theaters, Nadakashala, Suryasoma Theatres etc. He has won Kerala State Nataka Academy’s Best Actor award for his role in Sooryasoma’s play Nidhi.

Aravindan started his film career with the 1968 movie Sindhooram, directed by Balakrishnan. Since then he has acted in over 400 films and established his own style which became his trademark. During the initial stages of his career, the Mala-Pappu-Jagathy trio was a guaranteed crowd-puller among Malayalam film audiences.

Our heart felt condolences to the sorrowing family. – Team




Green Mango Chutney (Pacha Manga Chammanthi)



Raw Mango: 1

Coconut: ½ cup

Green chilly: 2 or 3

Salt: As required

Curry leaves: 1 stem (Optional)

Ginger: 1 small piece


Cut mango into small pieces. Grind coconut, green chilly, ginger, curry leaves, salt and mango pieces together to a fine paste. To get thick paste, don’t add water.



Tributes to the Legendary Cartoonist R K Laxman – Cartoon by Thommy


Dr. Thomas A. Kodenkandath, Ph.D.
3036 Fox Sedge Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Tel. 303-683-1102 (R); 508-762-8119 (C)




Malayalam Society Houston: New Year Meeting



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