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Meetup: Postcrossing meetup – Aug. 21, 2022

Madras Day official Postcrossing Meet-up.

Venue: Tower Park, 6th Main Rd, X Block, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 60004.

Time: 4 p.m.

Release an Official Madras Day Postcard. Introduction to Postcrossing, Postcards related to Madras and places to buy postcards in Madras. The event is Open to ALL.

For Registration: Prakash: 9884148585, Jegadeesh: 6382648953
For Postcards: Mouli Priya: 7448523232 (Whatsup Only)

Exhibition: Vintage Bicycle exhibition – Aug. 21, 2022

Over 30 vintage bicycles, including Raleigh customised bicycle that incorporated the Tour de France specifications of 1980s will be on display at the exhibition. Come celebrate Madras Day and get to see the bikes that were once part of the traffic on Madras roads

Venue: Hotel Tamil Nadu, Island Grounds (Opp. Victory War Memorial)
From 8 am to 12 noon

Free Entry
Contact: M. Ramanujar 98840 23123 / Girija Palani 97909 91868

Bicycle Tour: North Chennai Trail – Aug. 21, 2022

Ride through Royapuram Railway Station, Carriage and Wagon Works Gate, Loco Works Gate, Perambur, Pattalam Madras Labour Union, Stand Alone Clock Tower , Pattalam, Tiruvottiyur Temple Entrance, Tiruvottiyur Tondiarpet Stand Alone Clock Tower …

5 am to 8 am

Trails of Madras is an initiative of TTDC in association with Cycling Yogis and supported by Probikers.

Click on the link to Register

Heritage Tour: Sunken Colonies of North Madras – Aug. 14, 2022

North Madras residents and artists, Manavalan and Jothi, along with Vincent D’ Souza lead this Tour by van and walk, to colonies north of Kasimedu which are now under water: sharing stories of their lives and loves of times when the colonies existed pre-1970s.
Get closer to social histories of coastal Chennai.
On Aug.14 morning. ( Sunday)

How to Sign-Up:
Book your seat in our van. Pay Rs.250 per person ( bank details below) and WhatsApp a message of your name/s and contact ph nos. to 9841049155. (no refund, cancellations). Booking closes Aug. 12, 9 am. Open to first 25 people.

The only pickup point is outside The Mylapore Club, Luz Church Road, Luz. At 6.30am. ( Public parking space available here). Tour starts at Royapuram at 7 am. For about 90mins.
Van will get back to Luz, can drop off people on the way.

Bank info – A/c Name – Madras Day. Bank Indian Bank, Abhiramapuram.
Acct No; 707815354. IFSC Code: IDIB 000A092.

Heritage Walk: Mount Road After Dusk, in the olde days – Aug. 13, 2022

Led by Vincent D’ Souza.

Sharing stories on shopping, printing, entertainment and all after-the-dark acts – as we stop at old-time landmarks, some there, some not there. Off Madras’ most famed road, now called Anna Salai.

Start point; Outside the gate of The Hindu newspaper office.

End point: Buharis restaurant

Date and time: Aug.13 (Saturday), 7.30 p.m. onwards. For about 60mins.

No pre-registration needed. Free. In English-Tamil.

Conversation: Madras Inked… Impressions Of An Artist And An Architect – Aug. 21, 2022

Justice (Retd) Prabha Sridevan in conversation with Manohar Devadoss and Sujatha Shankar

At 5 pm

Organised by the Press Institute of India
Venue: Press Institute of India Conference Hall
II Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai 600 113
(behind MS Swaminathan Research Foundation and adjacent to the Asian College of Journalism)
Contact: 9042231343


Walk: Understanding the spirit of Muharram in Royapettah / Triplicane – Aug. 7, 2022

Conducted by Kombai S Anwar.

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the second holiest month after Ramadan. It is well known for its historical significance and mourning for the Shahadat (martyrdom) of Ḥusayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Muslims begin mourning from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the 10th of Muharram, known as the Day of Ashura. The heritage walk takes you to the Ashur Khanas and the streets of Royapettah, giving you an insight into the centuries-old tradition in Madras.

Sunday 7th August 5.30 – 8.00 PM
Assemble at Thousand Lights Mosque

Fee Rs 200* (*non-refundable) / person (donation to Roja Muthiah Research Library).

To register & Pay:
Contact: 98944 53334

Contest: Chennai Heritage Contest for School Teams – Aug.22, 2020

The annual Chennai Heritage Contest for Schools is back this year.

School team must choose 3/4 streets in one area, dig into their histories and present them in a PowerPoint presentation.

This year’s theme – STREETS.
Contest date; Aug.22, 9 am to 2pm
Venue; Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

Conducted by Mylapore Times, a neighbourhood newspaper from Chennai

All details in the poster below:


Bicycle Ride: Medical Heritage Trail of Madras – Aug. 7, 2022

Bicycle ride to landmark places connected with Medical Heritage Trail of Madras, some never visited places including the Tomb of Dr. Edward Bulkley considered the first licensed medical practitioner in India, the Memorial of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy the lady who broke barriers in Medicine, the oldest existing Native Medicine Shop and much more.

5 am to 8 am

Trails of Madras is an initiative of TTDC in association with Cycling Yogis and supported by Probikers.

Click on the link to Register