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Discussion: Madras in Cinema – Aug. 20, 2021

Aim: The Chennai Heritage Forum has been instrumental in engaging in dialogues that help open up new paths and understand different perspectives. This Madras Week, to celebrate something that is quintessentially Madras – cinema, a discussion on this subject is organised.  Tamizh cinema has proven to be an experience that captures the essence of the time it was shot. It signifies the space, lifestyle, and manner in which the city functioned back then. These are things that are constantly ever-evolving, and through this session, we hope to explore and understand what cinema and the frames of cinema that capture the city mean and convey to all of us

Furthermore, the event aims to discuss the personal experiences each of us has had in these spaces that are often captured in the movies and the difference one can observe when looking at those spaces in movies.

Date: 20.08.2021

Time: 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Registration link:

Age: The discussion is open to all.

Contest: Heritage of Tomorrow – Late day for submission: Aug. 25, 2021

Aim: The event aims at initiating a conversation on what people envision as the heritage of tomorrow; something that will be celebrated and, hopefully, even preserved by future generations. The goal is to interpret people’s perception of history and heritage, in order to generate viable solutions for its promotion and preservation. Furthermore, the entries shared can help identify various different kinds of heritage, some of which may have gone unnoticed, while fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the same.

How to join? Participants can choose to focus on tangible or intangible heritage. The submissions can be made in the form of images accompanied by a brief write-up of about 100 words. Participants must clearly identify and explain the chosen heritage, and what impact its preservation may have on future generations. Submissions can also include any personal connections or experiences that participants share with the chosen heritage.

Date: Entries can be submitted via email to, between 18.08.2021 and 25.08.2021. Two winners will be selected and receive exciting hampers!

Age: The competition is open to all.

Organised by Madras Inherited. Collaborators: Immersive Trails and The Kochi Heritage Project

Contest: My Chennai, My Heritage – Aug. 19, 2021 to Aug. 21, 2021

Aim: The heritage of Chennai is abundant and transcends beyond the built form. ‘My Chennai, My Heritage’ is a stimulating competition that has been curated by Madras Inherited in collaboration with Care Earth Trust. The aim of the competition is to amplify the abundant natural heritage present in the city, by placing the spotlight on their significance and current state. Through the competition, the participants will gain a better understanding of the role of natural heritage in the city’s functioning. The competition will be in the form of a quiz, designed to target the participants’ knowledge of natural heritage in the city.

How to join? Stay tuned to our Instagram handles (@madrasinherited and @careearthtrust)! The quiz will be posted every day for three days, between 19.08.2021 and 21.08.2021, at 03:00 pm. There will be three levels in total, ranging from easy to difficult. Two winners will be chosen based on the most number of correct answers, and will receive exciting prizes!

Age: The competition is open to all

Organised by Madras Inherited

Virtual walk: Beach Pogalaama? – Aug. 21, 2021

In this storytelling session, kids will be taken on a virtual walk through the Marina beach and its surroundings, and explore histories, stories, experiences, and memories.

For children of ages: 8 – 15 years of age

Organised by Madras Inherited. Collaborator: Masquerade Theatre Group

Date: 21.08.2021 ; Time: 05:00 pm – 05:30 pm

Registration link: The session will happen over Zoom. Interested participants can register through this link:


Book Launch: Madras Inked … Impressions of an artist and an architect – Aug. 19, 2021

The latest book on Madras that is Chennai, titled ‘Madras Inked … Impressions of an artist and an architect’ by awarded artist Manohar Devadoss and senior architect Sujatha Shankar will be released on August 19 evening ( 6 p.m.)

The governor of Tamil Nadu is the chief guest and this event, to be held at the C. P. Art Centre, Alwarpet is open only to guests with invitations.

The coffee-table book has some 50 unique Indian ink illustrations by Manohar, all of Madras drawn over the past 50 years. Sujatha has jotted down her notes on these places and landmarks, with the focus on the architecture of each place.

The book costs Rs.2500 and is on sale from Aug.20 at Shakuntala Art Gallery in the C. P. Art Centre campus, Eldams Road. It will soon be on sale online and also at Higginbothams store. A special launch offer of Rs.2200 is on from August 20.

The whole event is being webcast – here are the links to work on –

Zoom link :

YouTube Channel –

Awards: Champions of Chennai – Aug. 17, 2021

KSA Trust, Chennai is hosting its 8th edition of the Champions of Chennai Awards. This annual event will be held online and beamed via Zoom ( to join the meeting – ID 936 2403 1794. Pass Code – COC2021. At 7 p.m.

The awards will be given to 7 low-profile ‘champions’ in the field of Art, Education, Healthcare, Science, Social Initiative and Sport.

The chief guest is Dr. R . Nataraj, former TN DGP and former MLA of Mylapore

Since 2013, KSA Trust has recognised 45 outstanding individuals/organisations of the city from different fields. The awards were given at a city venue in pre-pandemic time.

Contest: Annanagar history – Video / PowerPoint – Last day – Aug. 8, 2021

AGE: 15 and above; No of persons: 2 to 5
SUBMISSIONS – On or before 1st week of August; Result on 21st August 2021
How your family moved to annanagar , when ? How? Why ?. How your family history is related to Annanagar
Mode: Online (Link will be shared after registration)

Presentation will be online. Link will be shared on registration.

Organised by Nam veedu nam oor nam kadhai

Contact for further details, registrations and other enquiries
Mobile: +91 9444 253 532
Instagram @namveedu_namoor_namkadhai

Contest: Make Y(our) Own Social History Album / Scrap Book – Last date – Aug. 8, 2021

AGE: 8 to 16 (individual) –
SUBMISSION – On or before 1st week of August; Result on 21St August 2021
Start with a 4 generation family tree (minimum), add pictures, plan of your house (before and now), write stories, add function invitations,postcards,sketches etc – and how your family moved to annanagar, when? How? Why? How your family history is related to Annanagar
Mode: Online (Link will be shared after registration)

Organised by Nam veedu nam oor nam kadhai

Contact for further details, registrations and other enquiries
Mobile: +91 9444 253 532
Instagram @namveedu_namoor_namkadhai

Quiz: Anna Nagar Quiz – Prelims – Aug. 14, 2021

Registration – before 1st week of August;
Preliminary round – 14th August 2021, Saturday (10.30am – Google form)
Quiz on zoom call – 22nd August 2021, Sunday – Time – 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Quiz Master: Mr. Karthikeyan Gopalakrishnan
Mode: Online (Link will be shared after registration)

Organised by Nam veedu nam oor nam kadhai

Contact for further details, registrations and other enquiries
Mobile: +91 9444 253 532
Instagram @namveedu_namoor_namkadhai