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Madras Quotient Quiz for school students – Sep. 1 , 2012

Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz will be conducted on September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Vani Mahal, Chennai

Quizmaster Dr. Navin Jayakumar

For school students from class 5 to 12

A written preliminary round followed by a grand finale

Prizes worth more than Rs. 1 lakh to be won

Audience rounds for the general public also

Details of registration www.murugappa.com


Photowalk for children – Aug. 26, 2012

Organised by YOCee.
Led by N. Ramaswamy of http://chennaidailyfoto.wordpress.com

Open to children studying in classes 5 to 12.
From 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. (approx.)
Starts from Spencer Plaza (Mount Road) and ends at The Hindu on Mount Road.

Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join.  Free. Prior registration required. Limited to first 25 registrations.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration.
* Parents are also welcome to join the walk.


The Mint Food Trail – Aug. 25, 2012

The Mint Food Trail – A food trail organized by The Madras Day to discover the food delicacies of Sowcarpet in and around Mint Street.

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 . Starts at 5 pm. Ends at 6.30 pm

Start point: Kakada Sweets, New No 348 Old No 343 (Near Jain Temple), Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai – 600079.

How to get there: Reach flower bazaar police station. Turn left to join NSC Bose Road. Turn into Mint Street on right side, walk for 5 minutes and you will see Kakada Sweets on the left side.

The Walk will take you to 4/5 great North Indian Snacks joints in and around Mint Street to give you a taste of the rich food offers in this part of our city. You will also get a feel of Mint neighbourhood.

All are welcome. No Registration. But you will need to pay for the snacks you like to sample.

Note: Since this is a very crowded area, we suggest you come by auto and walk to start point.

Contact Pratibha Jain ~ 9444020011


Heritage Ride – Aug. 19, 2012

Starts at 5 a.m. From Marina Beach behind Gandhi Statue where all the vehicles can be parked,starting point and finishing point shall be the same.

The Bicycle Heritage Ride will include 10 places/points around the region of Triplicane and Mylapore:
1) Madras University Senate House + Locks of Buckingham Canal
2) Chepauk Palace
3) Sri Pathasarathy Temple and Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar House (located opposite to the Temple)
4) Ice House also called Vivekanandar House
5) Santhome Basilica
6) Pey Alvar Birthplace & Dabba Chetty Shop on Kutcheri Road
7) Sri Kapalisweerar Temple
8) Vasantha Vilas (Law Journal Building)
9) Thanni Thurai Market next to Sanskrit College
10) DGP Office on Marina Beach

All the riders should follow road/lane discipline, the roads will not be closed from traffic for this ride.
Helmets are Mandatory.

Please carry adequate water and energy/nutrition bars for the ride, this ride is totally self supported.
Please be with the group till the end of the ride.
The Organizer’s of this Heritage Ride will not be responsible for any of  the eventualities,this ride is not a race.
A few cycles are available on rent please contact Mr.Visu Ph:9940457777 of Balaji Cycles, Saidapet.

This Heritage Ride is organised by “Cycling Yogi’s” visit Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/414620605215708/


Madras Quiz 2012 – Aug. 26, 2012

Starts at 1.30 pm.
Venue ; Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Montieth Road, Egmore

The annual Madras Quiz will be conducted by Dr. Sumanth Raman. It will have a written prelims followed by a final featuring six teams.
Teams of two can take part – no age restrictions. Questions will cover past, present and cool Madras that is Chennai. Only Madras!
Please register your team leader’s name and ct number at – themadrasday@gmail.com


Adyar Social History Photos – Aug. 26, 2012

At Spaces, No.1, Elliots Beach Road. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Open to all.

This show is part of a private project to archive visuals and documents on everything related to the Adyar neighbourhood. The show will have about 25 photos of Adyar in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Roads, campuses, people, activities, beach front, bungalows, etc. Those who possess old Adyar pictures are welcome to share copies.
Co ordinated by photographer C P Dhanasekar.

Adyar Social History Photos – Aug. 25, 2012

At Spaces, No.1, Elliots Beach Road. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open to all.
This show is part of a private project to archive visuals and documents on everything related to the Adyar neighbourhood. The show will have about 25 photos of Adyar in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Roads, campuses, people, activities, beach front, bungalows, etc. Those who possess old Adyar pictures are welcome to share copies.
Co ordinated by photographer C P Dhanasekar.


Fort St. George Walk – Aug. 26. 2012

Start point and time ; Parking lot opp. main gate of Fort. 7.30 am.

The Fort is where it all began. And all that happened here led to the formation of Madras, now Chennai. The Walk helps you explore the moat, chambers and ramparts of the Fort, landmarks like officers’ bungalows, parade ground, St Mary’s Church, Clive House and Army Barracks and take in the unique architecture and spaces inside this city within a city.  Walk is led by Vincent D Souza.

Note: Walk lasts for 90mins. Register by email at – themadrasday@gmail.com. Parts of the Fort are secured areas; hence walk may be restricted at any point, time. Please carry your ID card.


Fort St. George Walk – Aug. 19, 2012

Start point and time ; Parking lot opp. main gate of Fort. 7.30 am.

The Fort is where it all began. And all that happened here led to the formation of Madras, now Chennai. The Walk helps you explore the moat, chambers and ramparts of the Fort, landmarks like officers’ bungalows, parade ground, St Mary’s Church, Clive House and Army Barracks and take in the unique architecture and spaces inside this city within a city. Walk is led by Vincent D Souza.

Note: Walk lasts for 90mins. Register by email at – themadrasday@gmail.com. Parts of the Fort are secured areas; hence walk may be restricted at any point, time. Please carry your ID card.


Living Statues of Marina Beach Walking Tour – Aug. 26, 2012

World Storytelling Institute is organising  5th Annual Living Statues of Marina Beach Walking Tour.
At 7:30am.
Dramatic Enactments of Historical Characters Kannagi, NSC Bose, Thiruvalluvar, George Pope, Bharathidasan, and Auvvaiyar (English and Tamil languages).
Location: Meet at the Kannagi Statue (on Marina Beach, opp Bharati Salai). Admission: Free.
Contact: 98403 94282.


Events at SOS Children's Village, Tambaram

SOS Children’s Villages of India-Chatnath Homes in Tambaram will organise the following programs in co-ordination with schools in the area.

  1. Children (students) walk around M.C.C. Campus (of 365 acres, mostly comprising of jungles) to know the birds, fauna & flora and environment on  18th Aug 2012
  2. We invite the participation of 10 schools in Tambaram vicinity to benefit from the lectures and also in quiz and drawing competitions on 16th and 17th, Aug 2012.
  3. Trekking on Pallavaram hill on 19th Aug 2012.
  4. Lecture on “culture and temples” –  Mr. Pradeep Chakravarthy (of Infosys Leadership Institute)

Contact SOS Village at E-mail: soscvich@gmail.com; snvrajan1@yahoo.co.in.
Mob: 9445070149; 9500118759. Phone:  (044)22395061/22390097


Photowalk – Aug. 25, 2012

Organised by The Chennai Photowalk.

This walk would also be a Gastronomic delight for many, yes we check the Kandasamy Koil, South Mint Street – Haven for snack food, Ekambareswarar Temple, Chenna Kesava Perumal & Malleshwarar Temple, the Electrical, the Gold trade pockets and end at the Rattan Bazaar Road. Obviously without mentioning the stopovers to check the Pav Bhaajis, Paani Puris, Kachodi’s in between would be a crime.
Starting Point : M A Ethirajulu Naidu & Sons shop @ Evening Bazaar Road / Kandasamy Koil Arch.
Time : 4:30 pm
Date : 25/Aug/2012

Route Map :
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Evening+Bazaar+Rd&daddr=Ekambareshwar+Koil,+Ekampara+Esward,+George+Town,+Chennai,+Tamil+Nadu,+India+to:S+Mint+St+to:Rattan+Bazaar+Rd&hl=en&ll=13.087117,80.28108&spn=0.005664,0.009645&sll=13.0874,80.283076&sspn=0.005664,0.009645&geocode=FVSpxwAdEvfIBA%3BFVu1xwAdJfHIBCHM7uFpI_uLmCn7xSQKVm9SOjHM7uFpI_uLmA%3BFeK5xwAdfvXIBA%3BFUa1xwAdVv_IBA&oq=Flower+Ba&dirflg=w&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=17&t=m&z=17

Be there with your cameras (or even without one)… Call us Srinath 99625 10275 or Ram 94440 62684


Photowalk – Aug.12, 2012

Organised by The Chennai Photowalk.

Lets walk through the maze of Attorney at laws offices’, the Kaligambal Temple, 150+ years old Muthialpet School, Mannady, Krishnan Koil, Coral Merchant Street Nagarathar Chathirams, The Lungi Merchants, Kachaleeswarar Koil, YMIA’s Gokhale Hall, Catholic Centre, St Mary’s Church & Armenian Church. Hopefully we get to see the trade starting in the morning around the places of worship and thereby a melange of colours to capture. (We could end the walk heading for a breakfast at the Cosmo Cafeteria for many and for a few at the Hot Chips and for very few at Ramakrishna Lunch Home)

Starting Point : Front of Anderson Church, NSC Bose Road.
Time : 6:30 am
Date : 12/Aug/2012

Route Map : https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Thambu+Chetty+St&daddr=Thambu+Chetty+St+to:13.0989557,80.2897102+to:Krishan+Koil+Street+to:Armenian+St&hl=en&ll=13.092959,80.29124&spn=0.011328,0.01929&sll=13.099333,80.29168&sspn=0.005664,0.009645&geocode=FYq3xwAdaBrJBA%3BFXjfxwAdyyDJBA%3BFcvfxwAdrh_JBCkBC3ORRG9SOjEfsGtMD4SzLw%3BFfTfxwAd3R7JBA%3BFQa4xwAd4xfJBA&oq=armen&dirflg=w&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=17&via=2&t=m&z=16

Contact: Be there with your cameras (or even without one)… Call us Srinath 99625 10275 or Ram 94440 62684


Photo Exhibition: Sights and Sites of Madras – Aug. 19 to 31, 2012

Venue : Seminar hall,  Dakshinachitra
Time : 10.30 am to 6  pm except Tuesdays
The Photographic Society of Madras (PSM)was founded in 1857 by Dr. Alexander Hunter and the Honorable Walter Elliot. One of the earliest photographic societies in the world, PSM has a hallowed heritage and was established to bring together photographers and enthusiasts of various hues, to create an opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, appreciation of the art, exposition of the science, having fun travelling and exploring together.
In its long years of existence, PSM has had members who have been, were and are some of the finest photographers and cinematographers in South India.
This exhibition will have 50  photos on display.

Contact DakshinaChitra on phone no. 27472603. Email: mcfindia@gmail.com


Heritage tour of Mylapore – Aug. 25, 2012

Organised  by Namma Mylapore. Led by Dr. Chithra Madhavan. The tour by van will start at Luz Church at 7 a.m. and will end at Kapalishwara temple at approximately 9 a.m. The places covered will be Luz Church, San Thome Bascilica, two temples near Chitrakulam and  Kapalishwarar temple . Tour will end at Karpagam Mess (near Kapalishwarar temple) for coffee. The monuments will be explained from the outside only. The fee for the tour will be Rs.300/- per person.
To contact write to nammamylapore@hotmail.com or call Geetha 9941450776


Heritage tour of Mylapore – Aug. 18, 2012

Organised  by Namma Mylapore. Led by Dr. Chithra Madhavan. The tour by van will start at Luz Church at 7 a.m. and will end at Kapalishwara temple at approximately 9 a.m. The places covered will be Luz Church, San Thome Bascilica, two temples near Chitrakulam and  Kapalishwarar temple . Tour will end at Karpagam Mess (near Kapalishwarar temple) for coffee. The monuments will be explained from the outside only. The fee for the tour will be Rs.300/- per person.
To contact write to nammamylapore@hotmail.com or call Geetha 9941450776


Activity for children – Aug. 22, 2012

At Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani

5 p.m. to 6.15 p.m: Spring & Zoom, KK Nagar, an activity centre for children, welcomes children to learn to make envelope puppets and enact the story ‘Magic Vessel – Maaya Paathiram, a Tamil Nadu-based story. Resource person Nandini Sridhar is a storyteller and special education teacher. Open to children 5 years and above. Registration fee: Rs 50. Participants to bring light coloured envelopes that don’t tear easily (preferably the one used for courier with a layer of gauze inside), sketch pens, pencils, erasers, colour pencils and crayons. For more details, contact 9940450495 / 9940286740.