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Meandering down Mint Street – Aug. 28, 2011

Starts at 6.30 a.m.

One of the longest streets in the whole world according to some, this is one of the oldest thoroughfares of Madras. Come and see what makes it an area buzzing with life and a melting pot of several communities.

This is a tour by foot and will last two hours. The tour will be conducted by Sriram V, Associate Editor of Madras Musings and will conclude with breakfast.

Fee : Rs. 450 per head.

Please make your bookings through phone (28411495 – contact Ms Dhanalakshmi) or email (editor@madrasmusings.com).


The Magnates of Mount Road – Aug. 27, 2011

Starts at 6 a.m.

A tour by van and foot for two and a half hours on how Mount Road developed as a downtown for the city with newspapers, jewellers, cinema theatres, restaurants and business houses making it their home.

The tour will be conducted by Sriram V, Associate Editor of Madras Musings. The tour will conclude with breakfast.

Fee : Rs. 450 per head.

Please make your bookings through phone (28411495 – contact Ms Dhanalakshmi) or email (editor@madrasmusings.com).


The Studios of Kollywood – Aug. 21, 2011

Starts at 6.30 a.m.

A tour by van and foot for two hours in Kodambakkam and Vadapalani, looking at some of the great studios in the world of South Indian films. Tour includes going into studios as well.

The tour will be conducted by Mohan V Raman, veteran film and TV actor, who has been devoting hours of study into the history of Tamil films and speaks frequently on the subject. The tour will conclude with breakfast.

Fee : Rs. 450 per head.

Please make your bookings through phone (28411495 – contact Ms Dhanalakshmi) or email (editor@madrasmusings.com).


The Wallajah Trail – Aug. 20, 2011

At 6. 45 a.m.

A tour by van and foot for two hours in Triplicane and surrounding areas, to look at vestiges of the glory of the Nawabs of Arcot.

The tour will be conducted by S Anwar, well-known photographer and documentary film-maker who has been studying the contributions of the Nawabs of Arcot in great detail. The tour will conclude with breakfast.

Fee Rs. 450 per head.

Please make your bookings through phone (28411495 – contact Ms Dhanalakshmi) or email (editor@madrasmusings.com)


Architectural Styles of Madras- From the Colonial to the Post Modern – Talk by Dr. K. R. Sitalakshmi – Aug. 17, 2011

Organised by Rotary Club of Madras Centenary Commemoration
Venue: Presidency Club , Egmore, Chennai 600 008 (opp. Ethiraj College)
Talk by Dr.K.R.Sitalakshmi, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai.
Open only to Rotarians and their guests.


Art, music, dance oratorical contests

Lions Club of Chennai Elite hosts contests for children on the occasion of the Madras Week

Date: August 14, 2011
Venue: Bharathiar Illam, Triplicane

Oratorical contest:
Topic: Role of Youth in making Chennai green and clean
Open to students of class 6 to 9

Fancy Dress Competition :
Traditional and Indian Culture
Open to children up to 8 years

Dance Contest:
Open to students in class 4 to 9

Drawing Competition:
Topic: Ancient and modern buildings in Chennai
Open to children in class 1 to p in three age categories.

To register contact : Lion S Basker on 9380565885


The Madras Quiz in Tamil – Aug. 27, 2011

For students studying in Tamil medium schools in Chennai.

Students from class 7 and above are eligible to participate in teams of two students. Each school can send three teams.
At P.S. Higher Secondary School, R.K. Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 4.

Written prelims followed by six teams on stage for the finals.

Prizes:

  •     Rolling trophy for the winners
  •     Prizes for two runner-up teams.

For registration call Revathi on phone no. 98405 44629

Venue Sponsor : P S Educational Society, Mylapore


Tour of Bronze Gallery, Madras Museum – Aug. 28, 2011

Namma Mylapore is conducting a tour of the Bronze Gallery of the Madras Museum, Egmore on Sunday, August 28 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Dr. Chithra Madhavan, archaeologist will lead the tour and point out the salient features of the exhibits.
There is no fee for the tour; however those who are interested must buy their entry tickets and camera tickets on their own.

Assembly will be by 9.45 a.m. at the ticket counter near the main entrance..

A maximum of 15 people will be taken on a first come first serve basis. For reservations call 99414 50776 or e mail nathanlatha@yahoo.com


Guided tour of Dakshinachitra – Aug. 24, 2011

A guided tour of Dakshinachitra is being organised by Namma Mylapore on Wednesday, August 24 between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. noon.

Historian and archaeologist, Dr.Chithra Madhavan will guide the tour.
The tour is open to about 20 people on a first come first serve basis.
No transport will be provided and those who opt to join the tour have to buy their entry tickets.
There is no fee for cameras.
Assembly point is near the ticket counter in Dakshinachithra by 10.15 a.m.
For reservations call 99414 50776 or mail to nathanlatha@yahoo.com


Walk at the Bronze Gallery, Govt. Museum, Egmore – Aug. 21 & 27, 2011

Walk led by Pradeep Chakravarthy

Walk A – Aug 21 from 3PM to 345PM at the Bronze Gallery, Government Museum, Egmore.

Walk B –  Aug 27 from 3PM to 345PM at the Bronze Gallery, Government Museum, Egmore.

Amongst the greatest craft forms in the world, the bronzes of Tamil Nadu will surely make it to the list! The earliest bronze is said to be from the seventh century BC and by the 14th century, bronzes were literally images of Gods and Goddesses cast in metal! Their beauty, grace, divinity make them coveted possessions in temples, museums and private collections the world over.

The guided tour of the Bronze Gallery of the Government Museum, Madras, will trace the development of the bronzes in style and concept. Owing to the chronological display, we can clearly observe how bronzes can help us date images accurately. The stylistic differences from the Bronzes of the Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagara period are similar to images in stone as well.

1.      Anyone who is older than 35 will HAVE TO register with a younger person who is either in school (class 5 or above) or in college. Registrations without young people will NOT BE acknowledged. You can assure the youngsters that they will learn something that will help them in their careers and there will be no dates they need to remember.

2.      The Walk is free but you need to report outside the bronze gallery after you have purchased a ticket at the Museum. Allow an extra 15min for this.

3.      A total of 10 people (including the younger members) per walk.

4.      Send in your name and the number of people who will accompany you to pradeepandanusha@gmail.com on or before Aug 1st. the subject of the mail should have the date for the walk you prefer.

5.      Confirmations will be emailed by 16th and will be on a First Come First Served basis provided you give in names of younger people also.


Frames of Chennai – Documentaries on our City

Invitation to film makers / students

If you are passionate about making documentaries, here is the chance to do one. This is a project to produce films in English / Thamizh on Madras that is Chennai. About its people and places, its landmarks and its institutions, its life-trends and its communities.

We produce films through the year and screen the best at a festival during the MADRAS DAY / WEEK celebrations held in August.

The project of 2011 is now open to students of VisComm and Media, Film and Botany and History, to young film makers, artists and writers and journalists, to anyone who loves Chennai and is capable of making small films.

FUNDS:

WE ARE OFFERING FUNDING OF Rs.12,000 TO FOUR FILM MAKERS TO MAKE THEIR DOCU-FILM.

THE SELECTION:

You must submit any form of creative material that proves your interest in the city / film documentation / media. You can send us rough cut film materials or just photos or articles.

You must also tell us in 100 words the subject on Chennai you would like to document on film. You should submit your application by July 25.

Those who qualify will then have to submit a film plan and script.
The best four selected will be paid 75% to make the film and 25% when the film is submitted to us by Aug.25.

NOTE: Only one person who plans to produce / direct the documentary should apply. He / She in turn can employ others for shooting / editing / sound design, etc., We can help provide research material inputs, sources, etc.

SCREENING: All films will be screened in late Aug / mid Sept in Chennai at a FESTIVAL

CONTACT – Vincent D’ Souza at 98410 49155
Email – themadrasday@gmail.com

Design a T Shirt for Chennai

CONTEST RESULT:

We received 42 entries for the Design a Chennai T Shirt contest. Artist K.P. Pravin chose the best among the entries and also commended two more entries.

Best entry – S.Sathish kumar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Commendations:

 

Nikite. K                                                                                                                                                                         Devanand V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other shortlisted entries were:

 

Shiva N                                                                                                                     Hameeda

 

 

 

 

 

Anusha Krishnan                                                                                                  Tahaer Zoyab

 

Harsaa


This is a contest for graphic / fashion / digital designers. For creative people.
Show your creativity in designing a T-shirt for CHENNAI. The design should reflect the spirit, uniqueness of Chennai.

It should also carry the legend – CHENNAI – inside the design or outside it. The design can be done using Adobe / CorelDraw design softwares.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:

Submit your design as a jpeg file or a PDF file (700 x 700 pixels size of minimum 150 dpi)_You may submit your design as a jpeg file through email to -themadrasday@gmail.com

Or mail the CD with the design to:_The Organisers, The Madras Day, c/o Mylapore Times,_77, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600 018.

Last date to submit your entry – August 5, 2011

PRIZES: The BEST DESIGN will WIN Rs.3000 AND A CERTIFICATE

TWO OTHER ENTRIES of good quality with get Certificate and a Gift.

The BEST submission for this contest may be used on a T-shirt planned for 2011/’12.

Or, the best designer will be invited to create a unique design for future use.

Some sample T-shirt designs are provided below. This will indicate what we have in mind.

 


Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest

For City Schools – 2011

Contest date : Aug. 23, 2011

Last date for submission of entries : Aug. 13, 2011
This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY (Aug.22 is the Day) which celebrates our city.

The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s history and heritage and present the topic of your choice in multi-media form.

Buildings and monuments, religious places and tiled houses colonies, forested areas and lakes, institutions – be they cinema houses, schools, business houses … any of these can be the subject of your presentation.

The contest is open to school children studying in classes 8 to 12.
A school can send only one team. Each team MUST have 3 members and all 3 members must attend the presentations.

GUIDELINES for the contest:

1. Identify a lesser known landmark in your area on which you will focus your project on and ask your school teacher to seek the approval of the organisers. (Please do not choose well known places like Central Station / Sri Kapali Temple / Fort St. George/ etc.)
Call the organiser Ms Revathi at 98405 44629 and get the project approved and registered (before you set out to work on it)

2. Once the project is approved do some research at the desk and then undertake a tour of the place to take pictures on the spot, notes and interview people who can give you more inputs. Take photos and videos – use them in your project.

3. Back at your desk put the project together with pictures and the main points in the Power Point presentation capsule and explanation notes written on sheets of paper. (do not dump all info / text into the PP capsule).

4. At the contest, your team of 3 students will take turns at the mike to present the project using the PP. You can use your notes for reference as your speak.

5. The presentation in PowerPoint on the approved theme will have to be done by all the three participants. It can be done in English or in Thamizh.

6. The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes. Participants should be prepared to answer on-the-spot questions from the judges.

7. Use of the standard design templates in MS Office is only permitted. DO NOT download templates from the Internet.

8. The PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the organisers on or before Aug. 13, 5.30pm, in a Compact Disc (CD) .
Address for submission – MYLAPORE TIMES, 77, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 18 (Please courier the pack. We do not entertain hand delivered entries!)

9. The team should retain a copy of the CD and bring it to the venue of the contest. The organisers will provide for a PC and a projector at the venue to help you make a good presentation.

10. Contest is open to first 20 teams to register on first come serve basis.

11. The contest will take place on Aug. 23 from 9 am to 3 pm with a 30 mins. Lunch break at about 12.30 pm. Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

12. The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given certificates. The prize giving function will be held on the same day at about 4 pm.

13. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / presentation of old/new pictures-visuals / presentation format and answers to the question posed by the judges.

This event is supported by South India National Association (SINA), Luz. Venue sponsor.

Eldams Road – Aug. 27, 2011

Lollypop Activity Club is organising a Heritage walk from their centre in Cenetoph 1st Street to C. P. Ramaswami Aiyer Foundation on Eldams Road on August  27,
The walk is open to public.  Starts at 9 a.m. from Lollypop, 19, Cenotaph 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018. (opp Japanese consulate)
Contact : 8754405577 /044-42031964.
Contact Person  Ms. Sindhu Suresh ( Centre Coordinator).


Events Calendar 2011

MADRASWEEK 2011
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

This section is updated as and when events firm up
(Last updated : August 25, 2011)

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

DETAILS

August 2, 2011
Tuesday
TALK: Confessions of a Chennai advertising woman by Indu Balachandran Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai. Organised by Rotary Club ofMadrasSouth. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.
August 9, 2011
Tuesday
CONTEST: Inter-school quiz PSBB, KK Nagar Open to students of schools in Central Cluster of CBSE.
August 9, 2011
Tuesday
TALK: The American contribution to British Madras by S. Muthiah Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai. Organised by Rotary Club ofMadrasSouth. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.
August 10, 2011
Wednesday
CONTEST: Kolam contest PSBB, KK Nagar Open to students of schools in Central Cluster of CBSE.
August 11, 2011
Thursday
CONTEST: Inter-school oratorical contest – Why I likeMadras PSBB, KK Nagar Open to students of schools in Central Cluster of CBSE.
August 12, 2011
Friday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore.  (Opp. Hotel President) Inauguration at 6 p.m. by M.S.Ramanujan, Post Master General,ChennaiCityRegionS.Muthiah, city historian speaks. Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 13, 2011Saturday PHOTOWALK FOR KIDS From Royapuram Railway station toSrinivasaRamanujanMuseum, Royapuram From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Open to children of class 5 to 12.Organised by www.yocee.in.Led by N. Ramaswamyof http://chennaidailyfoto.wordpress.comContact 98405 44629 for registration.
August 13, 2011
Saturday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 14, 2011Sunday PHOTOWALK FOR KIDS From Iyyappan temple (Raja Annamalai Puram) to Greenways Road MRTS station From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Open to children of class 5 to 12.Organised by www.yocee.in.Led by N. Ramaswamyof http://chennaidailyfoto.wordpress.comContact 98405 44629 for registration
August 14, 2011Sunday CONTESTS: Art, music, dance, oratorical Bharathiar Illam, Triplicane Hosted by Lions Club of Chennai Elite. Theme Chennai. More details http://themadrasday.in/2011/07/art-music-dance-oratorical-contests/
August 14, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 15, 2011
Monday
BICYCLE RALLYParticipants will follow a trail of famous landmarks with the help of a clue sheet. Starts at – The Yellow BusE-35/2, 2ndAvenue, Besant Nagar Open for Men in the age group 20years and above.  Registrations required. Phone: 45511819, 98845 49688
August 15, 2011Monday CONTEST: Oratorical contest The Yellow Bus at E-35/2,2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. For students of class 9 to 12. In English and Tamil. Topic : Speeches by famous personalities in Chennai.
Contact: 45511819; 98845 49688
August 15, 2011Monday CONTEST: Costume Galore The Yellow Bus at E-35/2,2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Traditional bridal costumes of different communities (native or migrated) of Chennai. Register before Aug. 5, 2011. Contact: 45511819; 98845 49688
August 15, 2011Monday CONTEST : Art Contest The Yellow Bus at E-35/2,2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Collage on theme ‘Chennai – Netru, Indru, Naalai’. For children of age group 8-12yrs. Contact: 45511819; 98845 49688
August 15, 2011Monday CONTEST: Pulli Kolam Contest The Yellow Bus at E-35/2,2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Open to all in the age group of 15-25years. Register before Aug. 5, 2011. Contact: 45511819; 98845 49688
August 15, 2011
Monday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 16, 2011
Tuesday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 16, 2011
Tuesday
TALK: Information Technology in Chennai by Pradeep Chakravarthy Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai. Organised by Rotary Club ofMadrasSouth. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.
August 17, 2011Wednesday EXHIBITION: ‘Our heritage in brick and mortar’ AsanMemorialSchool, Egmore Inauguration at 10 a.m. Exhibition of models and charts conducted by the Social Science Department and the Heritage Club; Speakers: the Nawab of Arcot, Kumararani Meena Muthiah, Gopika Varma.
August 17, 2011
Wednesday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 17, 2011
Wednesday
TALK: Architectural Styles ofMadras-From the Colonial to the Post Modern by Dr. K. R. Sitalakshmi Presidency Club , Egmore Organised by Rotary Club ofMadrasCentenary Commemoration. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.
August 18, 2011
Thursday
CONTEST: Oratorical Competition (Pre-final) The Yellow BusE-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar Open for students of Classes 9-12. Topic: Speeches on Great personalities of Chennai. Phone: 45511819, 98845 49688
August 18, 2011Thursday EXHIBITION: ‘Our heritage in brick and mortar’ AsanMemorialSchool, Egmore Exhibition of models and charts conducted by the Social Science Department and the Heritage Club.
August 18, 2011
Thursday
CONTEST: Creative writing The Yellow BusE-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar Topic: Chennai – Neetru, Indru, Naalai! (Tamil), Chennai – Past, Present, Future! (English). Phone: 45511819, 98845 49688
August 18, 2011Thursday CONTEST: Cookery The Yellow BusE-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar Theme: Rare Grandmom’s recipe for home-made medicinal solutions. Open to public. Age group 40- 50 years. Phone: 45511819, 98845 49688
August 18, 2011Thursday CONTEST: Art work The Yellow BusE-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar Contest open for kids of class 3,4,5Send your entries by post or in person to The Yellow Bus by Aug. 12. Phone: 45511819, 98845 49688
August 18, 2011Thursday CONTEST: Music & dance The Yellow BusE-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar Group event. Contest open for kids of class 7,8,9. Register at The Yellow Bus by Aug. 12. Phone: 45511819, 98845 49688
August 18, 2011Thursday QUIZ : Inter-school heritage quiz –  ‘Heritage buildings ofMadras’ AsanMemorialSchool, Egmore Preliminary rounds at 9.30 a.m.; finals at 11am.
August 18, 2011
Thursday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 18, 2011
Thursday
EXHIBITION:Madras: My Impressions At Gallery Sri Parvati,Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Paintings by Maniam Selven (MaSe). Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 19, 2011Friday EXHIBITION: ‘Our heritage in brick and mortar’ AsanMemorialSchool, Egmore Exhibition of models and charts conducted by the Social Science Department and the Heritage Club. Valedictory at 2 p.m. Speaker : Shreekumar Varma
August 19, 2011
Friday
EXHIBITION:British IndiaMaps LakshanaArtGallery, 8,Judge Jambulingam Road, Mylapore. British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact : chennai.abs@gmail.com
August 19, 2011
Friday
EXHIBITION:Madras: My Impressions At Gallery Sri Parvati,Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Paintings by Maniam Selven (MaSe). Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 20, 2011
Saturday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment. Inauguration by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
August 20, 2011
Saturday
WORKSHOP & CONTEST:Map Ur Way Kalaa Manjari, 6/12,First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Conducted by Kalaa Manjari Activity Centre and Bambaram Toy Library. Map construction, walk in the neighborhood and a presentation contest. Contact 99623 87624.
August 20, 2011
Saturday
Drawing and Painting Event for children The Children’s Club, 213 (96),V.M. Street, Mylapore At 9 a.m.Theme – Namma ChennaiRegister at the Children’s Club,Last date to register Aug. 18, 2011. Phone: 99405 57388 / 4211 3434
August 20, 2011
Saturday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Inauguration at 5 p.m. Lecture by Prof. V. Arasu, Professor and Head, Dept. of Tamil Literature,UniversityofMadrason “தமிழில் அரியநூல்கள் பாதுகாப்பு: சில உரையாடல்கள்” [Tamilil ariya nulkal patukappu : cila uraiyadalkal]
August 20, 2011
Saturday
TALK: A Brief History of Engineering inMadras– audio/visual presentation Conference Hall,AlumniCenter(Opp. LH),CollegeofEngineering, Guindy,AnnaUniversity At 5 p.m. Hosted by the Alumni Association ofCollegeofEngineering, Guindy. Contact : talk@darkbrand.com / 9840959730.
August 21, 2011
Sunday
HERITAGE WALK: The Studios of Kollywood Kodambakkam and Vadapalani By van and foot. Conducted by Mohan V Raman. Fee : Rs. 450 per head. Bookings: phone 28411495, email: editor@madrasmusings.com
August 21, 2011
Sunday
PHOTOWALK: Royapettah Clock Tower toChepaukPalace Starts at 7 a.m. Conducted by Chennai Photowalk. Contact Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan on phone: 98844-67463. Email: chandrachoodan@gmail.com
August 21, 2011
Sunday
HERITAGE WALK: Fort St. George Starts from the parking lot opp. main gate of Fort Led by Vincent D’ Souza. Starts at 7.45 a.m. Free. Register at themadrasday@gmail.com
August 21, 2011
Sunday
HERITAGE WALK: The Sweet Smell of Engineering CollegeofEngineering, Guindy campus Conducted by Alumni Association ofCollegeofEngineeringGuindy. Starts at 6.30 a.m. at theMainBuilding(BellClock Tower),CollegeofEngineering, Guindy,AnnaUniversity. Register on phone no. 9840959730.
August 21, 2011
Sunday
NATURE WALK: Pallikaranai Marsh Starts at 6.45 a.m. Guided by Gnanaskandan K. Organised byMadrasNaturalists’ Society. Contact: Vijay Kumar: vijay58@airtelmail.in / 98400 90875
August 21, 2011
Sunday
TREE WALK Semmozhi Poonga Conducted by Nizhal. From 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Register at nizhal.shade@gmail.com
August 21, 2011
Sunday
PERFORMANCE: Contests – final and Villupattu Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar Organised by The Yellow Bus. Villu Pattu by school students trained by artist S. V. Ramamurthy – theme : Chennai – Netru, Indru Naalai andTheru-Kootu
August 21, 2011
Sunday
TOUR: Bronze Gallery,Govt.Museum, Egmore Govt.Museum 3 to 3.45 p.m. Led by Pradeep Chakravarthy. Anyone who is older than 35 will have register with a younger person. Register before Aug. 1, 2011. Mail to:pradeepandanusha@gmail.com.
August 21, 2011Sunday CONTEST: Art Contest for kids Kalaa Manjari, 6/12,First Street, Venus Colony. Alwarpet From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Themes: Ages- 5-10 years – Clean Green Chennai, Ages- 11-16 years- Places of Interest in Chennai. Contact: 24312676
August 21, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 21, 2011Sunday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Inauguration at 6 p.m. by Mr.Shankar Rao, Vice Consul, US Consulate General,  followed by a dialogue between Paul Cohn & Mohandass.
August 21, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 21, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 21, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION:Madras: My Impressions At Gallery Sri Parvati,Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Paintings by Maniam Selven (MaSe). Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 21, 2011
Sunday
TALK: Life of V Krishnaswami Aiyar by Justice Prabha Sridevan Chamiers,Chamiers Road At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 22, 2011Monday HERITAGE WALK: Mylapore Mylapore Area Starting point Luz church and ends at Kapali temple. Starts at 6.30 a.m. 90 mins. Free. Conducted by K.J. SuriyanarayananRegistration must. Contact phone no.  – 98415 97750
August 22, 2011Monday EXHIBITION: Coins, paintings, pen-and-ink drawings PadmaSeshadriBalBhavanSchool, KK Nagar Inauguration at 2 p.m. Organised by D.H. Rao. Drawings by Manohar Devadoss. Speakers at the inauguration: S. Muthiah, Nalli Kuppuswamy, Mrs Y.G. Parthasarathy.
August 22, 2011
Monday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 22, 2011Monday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 22, 2011
Monday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 22, 2011
Monday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 22, 2011Monday TALK:Madrasthrough the eyes of a photowalker by Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan Gallery Sri Parvati,Eldams Road, Alwarpet. At 6.30 p.m.
August 22, 2011Monday TALK: Three Women Film Directors ofMadrasby Mohan V Raman Taj Club House, No. 2,Club House Road At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 23, 2011Tuesday HERITAGE WALK: Mylapore Mylapore Area Starting point Luz church and ends at Kapali temple. Starts at 6.30 a.m. 90 mins. Free. Conducted by K.J. SuriyanarayananRegistration must. Contact phone no.  – 98415 97750
August 23, 2011Tuesday CONTEST: Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest forChennaiCityschools Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prize distribution at 3 p.m.(approx.). Contact: 98405 44629. More details here.
August 23, 2011Tuesday EXHIBITION: Coins, paintings, pen-and-ink drawings PadmaSeshadriBalBhavanSchool, KK Nagar Organised by D.H. Rao. Drawings by Manohar Devadoss. Exhibition open from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 23, 2011
Tuesday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 23 2011Tuesday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 23, 2011
Tuesday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 23, 2011Tuesday PRESENTATION: Ancient Light:Madrasthrough the eyes of a photowalker’ JaigopalGarodiaSchool, Anna Nagar At 4 p.m. By Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan, Chennai Photowalks.
August 23, 2011Tuesday TALK: ‘Madras: Its past and its present’ StellaMarisCollegefor Women At 6 p.m. Talk by S. Muthiah.Organised by the Public Relations Society ofIndia, Chennai Chapter.
August 23, 2011
Tuesday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 23, 2011Tuesday TALK: Lesser known temples of Chennai by Chitra Madhavan Gallery Sri Parvati,Eldams Road, Alwarpet. At 6.30 p.m.
August 23, 2011Tuesday TALK: Horse racing inMadrasby R. Mohan TheResidencyTowers,Sir Thyagaraya Road, T. Nagar At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 23, 2011Tuesday TALK: Chennai, crazy Chennai by V. Sriram Tag Centre,TTK Road, Alwarpet Organised by Rotary Club ofMadrasSouth. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.
August 24, 2011Wednesday HERITAGE WALK: Mylapore Mylapore Area Starting point Luz church and ends at Kapali temple. Starts at 6.30 a.m. 90 mins. Free. Conducted by K.J. SuriyanarayananRegistration must. Contact phone no.  – 98415 97750
August 24, 2011Wednesday EXHIBITION: Coins, paintings, pen-and-ink drawings PadmaSeshadriBalBhavanSchool, KK Nagar Organised by D.H. Rao. Drawings by Manohar Devadoss. Exhibition open from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
RELEASE:
C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre’s Survey of Air, Water and Noise Levels in Chennai city.
C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Teynampet At 11 a.m. Contact: 24341778
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 24, 2011Wednesday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
CAMPUS EVENTS: Heritage site visit, Photo Exhibition, Traditional cuisine, Quiz,Oratorical contest for school children AsanMemorialCollegeof Arts & Science, Pallikaranai From 9 a.m. onwards. Exhibition open to public. For details of traditional cuisine event contact:Milton– 9884143887, For contests for school children contact : Dr. Raja  – 9380077257
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
TOUR: Guided tour of Dakshinachitra Assemble at the ticket counter in Dakshinachitra 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Organised by Namma Mylapore. Led by Dr.Chithra Madhavan, historian and archaeologist. For reservations :  call 99414 50776 or mail to nathanlatha@yahoo.com
August 24, 2011
Wednesday
TALK: Tamizh Theatre in Madras Talk show by Y. Gee. Mahendra and A.R. Srinivasan. Savera Hotel,Dr.Radhakrishnan Road At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 25, 2011
Thursday
HERITAGE WALK: Mylapore Mylapore Area Starting point Luz church and ends at Kapali temple. Starts at 6.30 a.m. 90 mins. Free. Conducted by K.J. SuriyanarayananRegistration must. Contact phone no.  – 98415 97750
August 25, 2011
Thursday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 25, 2011Thursday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 25, 2011
Thursday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 25, 2011
Thursday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 25, 2011Thursday BOOK RELEASE: Man of A Thousand Chances, by Tulsi Badrinath Amethyst,Whites Road, Royapettah At 7 p.m. Organised by Prakriti Foundation
August 25, 2011Thursday PERFORMANCE : Storytelling by the Sea Nocchikuppam 2nd Street Storytelling by the Sea / Kadalooram Kathaisolluthal”.Listen to Folk Tales about the Sea (in Tamil). Facilitated by the World Storytelling Institute. From 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact : 98403 94282
August 25, 2011Thursday TALK: The MadrasArt Scene. Geeta Doctor in conversation with Vishwanathan (artist) and Ashvin Rajagopalan (AshvinArtGallery) The Park Sheraton,TTK Road At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 26, 2011
Friday
HERITAGE WALK: Mylapore Mylapore Area Starting point Luz church and ends at Kapali temple. Starts at 6.30 a.m. 90 mins. Free. Conducted by K.J. SuriyanarayananRegistration must. Contact phone no.  – 98415 97750
August 26, 2011
Friday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 26, 2011Friday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 26, 2011
Friday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 26, 2011
Friday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 26, 2011
Friday
TALK: Old Bridges of Chennai (Chennaien Pazamaiana Palangal) Kadamba GalleriaNo. 4 Antony StreetRoyapettah At 6 p.m. By ‘Vanolli Anna’ N.C.Gnanaprakasam. Contact: Ram. Ph. 28112555
August 26, 2011
Friday
TALK: The English Theatre inMadrasby P.C. Ramakrishna TheMadrasGymkhana Club, TheIsland, Anna Salai At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 26, 2011
Friday
PERFORMANCE: Bharathanatyam- ‘OhMarinaOhMarina’ Kadamba GalleriaNo. 4 Antony StreetRoyapettah At 7.30 p.m. By students of guru Mutharasi Ravi of KalaiKoil. Contact Ram. Ph. 28112555
August 27, 2011
Saturday
HERITAGE WALK : The Magnates ofMount Road Mount Road Starts at 6.30 a.m. By van and foot. Conducted by Sriram V. Fee : Rs. 450 per head. Bookings: phone 28411495, email: editor@madrasmusings.com
August 27, 2011
Saturday
NATURE WALK : IITMadras IIT Madras campus From 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. Guided by Dr. Susy Varughese. Conducted by Prakriti Nature Club. Register with prakriti@iitm.ac.in
August 27, 2011
Saturday
GUIDED VISIT: IITMadrasHeritage Centre IITMadrasCampus From 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. Register with Prof Ajit Kolar at 944400 8700.
August 27, 2011
Saturday
PHOTOWALK: Pachyappa’s College toTaylor’s Road Starts at 7 a.m. Conducted by Chennai Photowalk. Contact Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan on phone: 98844-67463. Email: chandrachoodan@gmail.com
August 27, 2011Saturday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 27, 2011
Saturday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 27, 2011
Saturday
QUIZ: TheMadrasQuiz in Tamil P.S.Hr. Sec.School, Mylapore For students studying class 7 and above in Tamil medium schools in Chennai. At 2 p.m.Contact 98405 44629 for registration.
August 27, 2011Saturday EVENT:Madras– experience your cultural heritage HotelGreenPark, Vadapalani At 3.30 p.m. Organised by Spring and Zoom, KK Nagar, an activity centre for children. Children will experiment and create exquisite products using the potter’s wheel and palm leaves. Supported by resource persons from Dakshina Chitra; open to children 5 years and above; contact 9940450495,  9940286740.
August 27, 2011
Saturday
TALK: Lesser known temples of Chennai – some more by Chithra Madhavan HotelGreenPark, Vadapalani At 6 p.m. Organised byNamma Arcot Road.
August 27, 2011
Saturday
TALK: Kodambakkam is the centre ofMadrasby Pradeep Chakravarthy HotelGreenPark, Vadapalani. At 7 p.m. Organised byNamma Arcot Road.
August 27, 2011
Saturday
TOUR: Bronze Gallery,Govt.Museum, Egmore Govt.Museum 3 to 3.45 p.m. Led by Pradeep Chakravarthy. Anyone who is older than 35 will have register with a younger person. Register before Aug. 1, 2011. Mail to:pradeepandanusha@gmail.com
August 27, 2011
Saturday
EXHIBITION: Early Tamil Imprints Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection
August 27, 2011
Saturday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 27, 2011
Saturday
TALK: Anglo Indians ofMadrasby Harry Mclure & Richard O Connor GRT Grand, 120,Sir Thyagaraya Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 17 At 7.30 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
HERITAGE WALK : Meandering downMint Street Mint Street Starts at 6.30 a.m. By foot. Two hours. Conducted by Sriram V, Fee : Rs. 300 per head. Bookings: phone 28411495, email: editor@madrasmusings.com
August 28, 2011
Sunday
NATURE WALK : IITMadras IIT Madras campus From 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. Guided by Dr. Susy Varughese. Conducted by Prakriti Nature Club. Register with prakriti@iitm.ac.in
August 28, 2011
Sunday
GUIDED VISIT: IITMadrasHeritage Centre IITMadrasCampus From 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. Register with Prof Ajit Kolar at 944400 8700.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
PHOTOWALK: Thousand Lights toTaraporeTowers/Dams Road Starts at 7 a.m. Conducted by Chennai Photowalk. Contact Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan on phone: 98844-67463. Email: chandrachoodan@gmail.com
August 28, 2011
Sunday
WALK: Living Statues of Marina Beach Walking Tour Meet at Kannagi Statue. Brief Dramatic Enactments of each Statue (in English and Tamil). Organised by World Storytelling Institute. Contact: 98403 94282.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
HERITAGE WALK :Mount Road– City’s Showpiece Starts at The Hindu’s gate. Ends at Murray & Co. Starts at 8 a.m. By foot.Led by Vincent D’ Souza, Journalist. Free. No regn. required. Join at the start point.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
TOUR: At Bronze Gallery,MadrasMuseum Assemble at the ticket counter 10 a.m. to 12 noon.Organised by Namma Mylapore. Led by Dr.Chithra Madhavan, historian and archaeologist. For reservations :  call 99414 50776 or mail to nathanlatha@yahoo.com
August 28, 2011
Sunday
TREE WALK IndependenceDayPark, near Valluvar Kottam Conducted by Nizhal. From 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Register at nizhal.shade@gmail.com
August 28, 2011Sunday EXHIBITION:Madras– Perspectives An exhibition of photographs Studio Palazzo anArtGallery, 7,Seethamma Road, Alwarpet. Photographs of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact: 42030546
August 28, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION: Paintings and photographs C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation,Eldams Road, Alwarpet Exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar ofMadrasand its environment.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
EXHIBITION: Photographs ofChennaiCity DakshinaChitra (Seminar Hall),East Coast Road. Photographs by by Abhishek Dadheech.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
QUIZ: TheMadrasOpen Quiz (English) Dakshinamurthy Hall,P.S.School, Mylapore. Pre-lims at 2 pm. Open to teams of two. Regn. not required.
August 28, 2011
Sunday
QUIZ:Madras372 – Quiz for school students LadyAndalSchoolAuditorium, Chetpet From 2 p.m to 6 p.m. Organised by the Murugappa Group. Register before Aug. 26, 2011. More details at http://murugappa.com/MMQ.htm . Phone: 96000 05932
August 28, 2011
Sunday
TALK: A Boxwallahs Madras. KRN Menon and P Unnikrishnan in conversation with Sushila Ravindranath At Amethyst, EntranceWhites Road, Royapettah, Chennai-600 014 (Entrance Next to Corporation Bank) At 7 p.m. Chennai Heritage Lecture series.
August 30, 2011
Tuesday
TALK: An Indian-American’s impressions of Chennai by Anand Krishna Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai Organised by Rotary Club ofMadrasSouth. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.