Author Archive: Admin Madras Day

Talk: Early Tamil Journalism – Aug. 25, 2018

தொடக்ககால தமிழ் இதழியல் -உரையாற்றுபவர் முனைவர் ஆ. இரா வெங்கடாசலபதி

இடம்: காயிதே மில்லத் பன்னாட்டு ஊடக அகாடமி (QIAMS), நுங்கம்பாக்கம் (லயோலா கல்லூரி எதிரில்)

நேரம்: காலை 11.30 மணி (தேநீர்: 11.00 மணி)

தொடர்புக்கு: 044 4858 1896

Talk by Dr. A.R. Venkatachalapathy

Venue: The Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies (QIAMS) (Opp. Loyola College)

Time: 11.30 a.m.

Contact: 044 48581896

Talk: Siddars of Chennai – Aug. 23, 2018

சென்னையின் சித்தர்கள் – பட்டினத்தார், குணங்குடி மஸ்தான் சாஹிபு & வள்ளலார்.

– உரையாற்றுபவர்: முனைவர். கரு ஆறுமுகத்தமிழன்

இடம்: ரோஜா முத்தையா ஆராய்ச்சி நூலகம், CPT வளாகம். தரமணி

நேரம்: மாலை5.30.மணி (தேநீர்; 5.00 மணி) தொடர்புக்கு: 044 2254 2551

Talk by Dr. Karu. Arumuhathamizhan

Venue: Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani.

Time: 5.30 p.m.

Contact: 044 22542551

Walk: Boat Club – Aug. 5, 2018

Walk led by V. Sriram
The walk starts at 6.00 am at the Boat Club gate and ends there, followed by breakfast at 8.00 am.

Charges per person – Rs 800

To register – click on this link below :
http://pastforward.in/admin/Products/product_purchase.php?productGUID=2a2a0389-9090-11e8-a826-0cc47a926423

Alternatively, if you want to pay through bank, please see details below:

Account Name : Past Forward
Account Type : Current
Bank Name : The Federal Bank Ltd
A/c No : 12820200104237
Branch : Royapettah
IFSC CODE : FDRL0001282

Pls remember to send an email with transaction details to walks@chennaipastforward.com after you make your payment.

If you still prefer paying the heritage way, do drop in at our office between 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday and pay by cheque (payable to Past Forward) or cash.

Address is given below:
c/o HVK Systems,
2&3, Bhattad Tower
30, Westcott Road,
Royapettah, Chennai 600014

Nature Walk: Exploring Nanmangalam – Aug. 19, 2018

Conducted by Care Earth Trust.
Reporting time – 6 30 a.m.

This walk is designed to take participants around the Nanmangalam Reserve Forest, a protected area in the southern suburbs of Chennai. The scrub forest is a popular hangout for local birdwatchers. As part of the walk, Botanists and Ecologists from the Care Earth Team will introduce participants to the diversity of plants and animal species present in this scrubland.

Contact details – Register for the walk by sending and email to careearthtrails@gmail.com

Nature Walk: Walk of contrasts – Pallikaranai marsh – Aug. 12, 2018

Conducted by Care Earth Trust.
Reporting time – 6 30 a.m.

The importance of the marshland in Pallikaranai in providing for and sustaining innumerable species needs no mention. In addition, the marsh is a natural flood-proofing solution which is slowly being squandered away. This walk will provide participants with a basic overview of the marshland, biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides in addition to understanding how the system has been tampered with and to what consequences. The walk will be led by Ecologists and Botanists from Care Earth team.

Contact details – Register for the walk by sending and email to careearthtrails@gmail.com

Heritage Visit to St. Thomas English Church – Aug. 15, 2018

From 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Led by Fabiola Jacob.

St. Thomas English Church (STEC) is the oldest Protestant church in Santhome. Built and consecrated in 1842 at a time when the area had a fairly large number of European residents, this was the church of the Protestant elite who lived in the garden-houses of Adyar, and the Governor of Madras often worshipped here. Today, STEC is an active Anglican Church under the ‘Church of South India’, with a vibrant congregation.

The Church’s single manual pipe organ is currently the second oldest in Chennai city and is still in excellent working condition. It was built by Thomas Robson of UK and installed at St. Thomas English Church in 1868, though some sources date it much earlier.

Register by email to stthomasenglishchurch@gmail.com or phone +91 44 4203 5179 (Mr. Moses, Church Office)

Walk: Madras High Court Campus – Aug. 19, 2018

Walk conducted by N.L. Rajah, Senior Advocate
From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Assemble before the Madras High Court Museum
The tour will cover the grounds and buildings inside the High Court campus

All participants must bring their Identity Cards for security check.
Entrance to High Court from Prakasam Salai only. (Opp. Rajah Annamalai Manram & adjacent to Police Station.
Carry drinking water bottle with you.
Registration mandatory. Mail your name as it appears in your Identity Cards to nlrajah.advocate@gmail.com before Aug. 16, 2018.

Chennai Port Walk and Sail – Aug. 5, 2018

Organised by Royal Madras Yacht Club
From 6.30 a.m. to noon

Explore the harbour with HistorianKRA Narasiah, retired Ch Mech Engineer of Visakhapatnam Port and later consultant to Madras port started his life as a sailor in the Indian Navy. He was also a consultant to the World Bank as a port expert.

RMYC’s history is intertwined with the wars that were fought on Madras’s shores: the Club house was bombed by the German warship Emden, and the shrapnel from an exploded bomb damaged one of its walls.

The rate for the walk will be Rs. 1000 per head which includes breakfast, port entry passes. Sail is optional at Rs. 500 extra.

To register please send us your name and age by mail rmycheritagewalkandsail@gmail.com or v_sara@yahoo.com or call Saravanan 99626-12255 , Ramesh 92821-07449. Prior registration is a must for this walk.

Vintage Bicycle Exhibition – Aug. 4, 2018

Organised by Cycling Yogis
From 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Display Rudge, Hercules, Phillips, Raleigh Chopper, World War period Paratrooper Bicycle, Robinhood and accessories including Old Oil Lamps, Brooks saddle and many more.

Venue: Seafarers Club, Opp: Reserve Bank of India, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600001

Contact : Cycling Yogis / Ramanujar Moulana – Ph :9884023123

Booklet Release: George Town Bicycle Trails – Chennai & Penang – Aug. 4, 2018

Organised by Cycling Yogis

From 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Dr.C. Sylendra Babu IPS will release the First Copy of the Booklet in the presence of Shri. Palam Kalyanasundaram, Librarian (Retd) – Adjudged one of the Outstanding people of the 20th century by United Nations.

Venue: Seafarers Club, Opp: Reserve Bank of India, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600001

Contact : Cycling Yogis / Ramanujar Moulana – Ph :9884023123

Workshop: Urban sketching workshop – Aug. 4, 2018

Organised by the School of Architecture and Planning (Anna University) Alumni Association (SAPAA).
MENTORS FOR WORKSHOP

SAP Alumni mentors will be architects Balaji Venugopal, Kavitha Prasad, Vennila T, Devakumar P, Cibi Balakrishnan and Yuva Raj

From 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
WORKSHOP STRUCTURE: Each Architect will have a group of five students to mentor for the sketch walk. They will add their insights and comments once the group finishes sketching.

ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITY: Sketches will be displayed around prominent places around Mylapore and at SAP.

Register by July 25, 2018. Fee Rs. 100.
Contact: urbansketching2018@gmail.com