(Note: Experts, writers and professionals will give talks on various themes related to Chennai.
These will be listed here. But the talks are to be held privately by clubs and associations. Some are open to all. Info given below)
Aug. 20: Lakshmi Viswanathan will talk on ' An urban setting for an ancient dance' at Hotel The Park, Mahatma Gandhi Road. At 6.30 pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks in collaboration with the Park Group of Hotels.
Aug. 21: Dr. A. R Venkatachalapathy will talk on ' Songsters of the Crossroads; Popular literature in Colonial Madras' at 'Chamiers', Chamiers Road. At 6.30 pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks held in collaboration with 'Chamiers'.
Aug. 22: V. Ramnarayan will speak on Cricket in Chennai at Taj Coromandel, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam. At 6.30 pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks held in collaboration with the Taj Group of Hotels.
AUG.23 : Madras Book Club is organising a talk by writer V. Sriram on the book 'Music In South India. The co-author of the book, Matthew Allen, will be present at the meeting. This talk will start at 6.15 p.m. At the Taj Connemara Hotel. Open to Book Club members and their guests. Contact 42080417/18; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 23 : Rotary Club of Annanagar Chennai, will host a talk by Mr. K R A Narasiah, historian and writer on 'History of Madras City' on 23rd Aug., Wednesday, at 18.30hrs in Hotel Royal Shan, Poonamalle High Road. This talk is for Rotary Club members only.
Aug. 24: K Hariharan will speak on ' Cinema in Chennai' at 'Chamiers', Chamiers Road. At 6.30pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks held in collaboration with 'Chamiers'.
25: K. Kalpana, a conservation architect will speak at The
Accord Metropolitan, G. N. Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai -17.
At 6.30pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks held in collaboration
with the Public Relations Society of India. Sponsored by The Accord
Metropolitan. Contact - V S Ramana - Head - Corporate Communications,
Larsen & Toubro Limited - ECC Division, Mount Poonamalee Road,
Manapakkam, Chennai - 600 089
Telephone: 99401 98135 ( cell Number)
Aug. 26: Theodore Bhaskaran will talk on ' History from below ;the Roja Muthiah Library of Chennai' at 'Chamiers. At 6.30pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks held in collaboration with 'Chamiers'.
Aug. 27: Kanimozhi will speak ' Poetry in Chennai' at Taj Coromandel, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam. At 4.00pm. A Madras Musings Series of Talks held in collaboration with the Taj Group of Hotels
Talk on 'The last five Test matches in Chepauk'. By Badri Seshadri.
at 5.30pm at Shanmughasundaram Hall, Karpagambal Nagar ( opposite
Amrutanjan office), Luz. Open to all.
is the talk all about? This is what Badri has to say -
1997, I have been watching every Test match played in Chennai. If
not fully, most of it. India has played five Test matches in this
period, of which except for the last wash-out, the others have been
Chennai is known for its sportive cricket spectators. The highlight
of this series was India-Pakistan Test in 1998-99, which India lost
narrowly. The Pakistan team was given a standing ovation. The 2000-01
Test was memorable too, as India vanquished Steve Waugh's Australians
and won the series after the historic Calcutta Test.
In 2002-03 India easily beat a weak West Indies team. In 2004-05
India-Australia was all set for a thrilling last day finish when
rains completely washed out the entire day, disappointing all of
I will cover the above four Test matches and the watching experience
Seshadri is currently the Publisher and Managing Director of New
Horizon Media Private Limited (NHM), a company publishing print
books, audio books and CDROMs in Tamil and English.
Prior to founding Badri co-founded Cricinfo.com, the most popular
cricket destination on the Internet, and as part of the job went
around the world watching cricket matches in England, South Africa,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India etc. When he couldn't watch the matches
in person, he watched the matches on TV. When even that was not
possible, he got the scores delivered to him through his mobile
He now watches less cricket in person, or on TV, but continues to
follow every wicket that falls anywhere in the world through his
has a B.Tech from IIT-Madras and a Ph.D from Cornell University,
USA in Mechanical Engineering. He lives in Gopalapuram and works
in Alwarpet, and co-owns a bookshop in