Delicious Bakery

Today I bought bread, cake and some sweets from Delicious Bakery, Oil Mill Bus Stop, Ullagaram, Chennai. These people are from Kerala. The bread was so soft and awesome in taste. Every one could at least try to taste some thing from this bakery. My favorite item is “Apple Cake”.

Thalappakettu Biriyani and Fast Foods Pvt. Ltd. – Ullagaram, Chennai

Thalappakettu Biriyani & Fast Food, Ullagaram - Chennai

Thalappakettu Biriyani & Fast Food, Ullagaram - Chennai

Last when we were retuning to our home from my uncle’s home, we ended up buying  biriyani and butter nan from “Thalappakettu Biriyani & Fast Food Pvt. Ltd.” in Ullagaram, Chennai. The taste was awesome and the butter naan and ordinary naan was so soft. Quality and the quantity of the biriyani was good enough. We ordered an egg biriyani, a chicken biriyan and some naan items. The bill was less than 175 Rs. So if you are living in Ullagaram or Madipakkam area you could give a try. In the shop itself you could have your food.

Thalappakettu Biriyani & Fast Food, Ullagaram - Chennai

Thalappakettu Biriyani & Fast Food, Ullagaram - Chennai

No:8, Medavakkam Main Road, Near Krishna Sweets, Ullagaram, Chennai – 600091.

Phone – 044-43156868.

Want To Buy A Bible in Ullagaram

buy a bible

wish to buy a Bible in Ullagaram area. Most of the Sundays you could see this shop right after you attended the service.

Usually we attend the St. James Church, Ullagaram, Chennai every Sunday. My wife was asking for some stickers which contains Bible verses … Couple of days back I noticed in front of my church only a guy put a stall to sell the Bible in different languages, different sizes, with different cover, different font size and different price range.

We bought some boards with the Bible verses and some stickers. And we bought a Bible to give it to our family friend who wants to know about Bible. A usually talk to them to understand the history of Hindu religion.
New there are some new illustrated Bibles for Kids are available. My son was so excited about his two illustrated Bibles. He loves to read them. When he was a bit small, he used to spend lots of time in seeing the pictures printed in those Illustrated Bibles.Most of the common prayers are printed nicely and made available for sales at a low price. If you buy them and keep it somewhere in your house the kids will be definitely learning those prayers in a short span of time.

Announcement from Ullagaram, Puzhuthivaakam Municipality – SWINE flu H1NI annoucements

உள்ளகரம் புழுதிவாக்கம் நகராட்சி பன்றிக் காய்ச்சல் பற்றிய விழிப்புணர்வு பிரச்சாரம்

பன்றிக் காய்ச்சல் (SWINE FLU) நோயானது இன்புளூயென்சா  என்ற A (H1N1) வைரஸ் கிருமியின் மூலம் பரவுகிறது.

நோயின் அறிகுறிகள்
காய்ச்சல், இருமல், தொண்டை வறட்சி, பேதி,வாந்தி மற்றும் மூச்சுதிணறல் ஆகியவை பன்றிக் காய்ச்சல் அறிகுறிகளில் அடங்கும். இந்த நோய் பாதித்த நாடுகளில், மாநிலங்களில் கடந்த பத்து நாட்களில் பயணம் செய்து திறுங்பிய, இந்த அறிகுறிகளுடன் கூடிய நபர்கள் யாரேனும் உங்கள் குடும்பத்திலோ,அக்கம்பக்கத்திலோ காணப்பட்டால் உடனடியாக அரசு மருத்துவமனையை தொடர்பு கொள்க.


  • வீடுகளில் நல்ல காற்றோட்டம், சூரிய வெளிச்சம் படும்படியாக ஜன்னல்களை திறந்து வைத்திடவும்.
  • அதிக மக்கள் கூடும் இடங்களை தவிர்த்திடவும்.
  • நல்ல சத்தான உணவு, நல்ல தூக்கம் மற்றும் ஆரோகியமான நடவடிக்கைகள் மேற்கொள்ளுதல்.
  • கைகளை அடிக்கடி சோப்பு மற்றும் தண்ணீரால் கழுவ வேண்டும்.


  • கை குலுக்குதல், கட்டித் தழுவுத்சல் மற்றும் மற்றவர்களுக்கு முத்தம் கொடுத்தல் அல்லது தொட்டு வாழ்த்துதும் இதர முறைகளை பயன்படுத்துதல் தவிர்க்கவும்.
  • மருத்துவர்களின் அறிவுரையின்றி ஊசி, மாத்திரைகள் உட்கொள்ளக் கூடாது.
  • வெளியிடங்களில் எச்சில் துப்புவதை தவிர்க்கவும்.

What is Harvesting Festival?

What is Harvesting Festival?

pastorFarmers will bring their best of the first harvested crops / vegetables / fruits every year to the church as an offering to GOD on a particular day – “Harvesting Festival”.  After a few years the tradition changed. Shepherds brought the best of breed sheep and goats as offerings.  Then the trend changed. Whoever was willing to contribute to the church, will bring some thing affordable by them.

Preparation for the festival

The festival agenda will be announced in the church a month before. In our church, St. James Church, Ullagaram, Chennai people will be informed early because they will be prepared for the festival.  The target is, each family should bring at least one friend or family to this festival. In a “weekly meeting” people will be allocated to put stalls. Whatever they are selling for the church, the money will utilized for the needy people.

The Day’s Message

This is a very important day for each one of us. Our pastor will give a speech on the importance of bringing offerings to the church, ‘why to bring?’ and ‘what are all the benefits’ you will be enjoying latter in the year as a blessing from GOD.  Once the message is over, in the regular offering session people will bring their special offerings to the altar (The table in Christian churches where communion is given / A raised structure on which gifts  to a god are made).

How the festival will begin?

church members are buying token

church members are buying token

Pastor will do a special prayer. Then we will have to buy our tokens specially made for festival seasons (Rs. 5, Rs. 10) We will have to buy these tokens to purchase anything inside the festival campus. This tokens are like Secondlife’s linden Dollar(L$)  Currency (The virtual world Second Life has its own economy and a currency referred to as Linden Dollars (L$).) For example if we have to buy a plate of idly, we will have pave 2 ten rupees tokens. It was a great fun to kids and adults as well.

Fun starts with breakfast

After you get the tokens, you will have a plenty of options to buy your breakfast. Some of the breakfast items (stalls)

  • Hot idly with saambar and chattny
  • Hot idly with chicken curry
  • Idiyaappam with chicken curry
  • Pongal & Vadaa
  • Bread omelette
  • Egg Bondaa
  • Banana bajii
juice stall

juice stall

Breakfast will be followed by coffee or tea or soft drinks. At the same time ice-creams are also available. In one of the stalls you will get south Indian special Murukku, Athirasam, achoo murukku. Teens will be busy in packing the Biriyaani (you ll have to book the biriyani tokens one week in advance – to avoid the wastage).

Fun and games

  • Balloon shooting game is all time favorite for many of the church kids. Once they shoot a balloon, they will be awarded with a vehicle toy / a story book. If they shoot the smallest balloon they will be awarded with a big mega toy (the balloon will be flying in the wind – bit difficult to shoot).
  • Throwing rings on objects. There will be lots of small objects placed like toys,  sweets, etc. you will have to throw the rings on the objects. If you win you will get the same object as price.
  • Guess the cake weight. You will have guess the weight of a big birthday cake. Finally at the end of the festival the results will be announced. Whoever guessed nearest weight will win the cake as the price.
  • Draw your luck. You will have to spend a 1o rupee token to tell your lucky number. Pastor will ask any one of the kids to draw a number. Then the winner will be awarded with a costly Kanchipuram Sillk Saree.

Great Moments – The Auction

Auction - A Saree

Auction - A Saree

All the offerings will be place in front of the altar and the auction starts. The representatives of our church (mostly old people – but very active people “Old is gold”) will begin the auction. Auctioning is an art. To keep the crowed engaged, definitely we need some special skills and experience. Anybody from the church can bid. If you win the bid you could pay the money by cash immediately or in the coming week in partial payments. It was nice to see potted plants as offerings by some thoughtful people. I still remember the good old days, when my dad used to bid for hen which he himself offered.