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Workshop: Urban sketching workshop – Aug. 4, 2018

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

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.

Pictorial Exhibition on Military History – Aug.28-29, 2018

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue: Stella Maris College (Auditorium), 17 Cathedral Road, Teynampet.

Conducted by Colours of Glory Foundation (

Held under the auspices of Stella Maris College, the exhibition will feature images and write-ups on the history of the Indian Armed forces, besides video shows and power point presentations on the topic. The event is open to public with prior intimation to the college authorities.
Admission restricted.

Military History Quiz for College Students – Aug. 26, 2018

Conducted by Colours of Glory Foundation (

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Venue: CPR Convention Centre, 1 Eldams Road, Alwarpet.

The quiz, covering the history of all 3 branches of the Indian Armed Forces from their colonial origins to the present-day engagements. Attractive cash prizes to the winning team and at least 5 other teams that top the contest.

Contact +91 44 2447 1704 for details and registration.

Re-enactment of Battle of Colachel – Aug. 12, 2018

The re-enactment, being staged by NCC Cadets attired in period costumes, is that of the Battle of Colachel (10 August 1741) between a Dutch East India Company force and the Travancore Army resulting in the Dutch being trounced, the first and only instance of a native Indian force decisively defeating a European one.

Conducted by Colours of Glory Foundation (
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: ‘Broken Bridge Area’ south of Adyar estuary by the seaside.
Open to all.

Anglo Indian Crafts & Cuisine Fair – Aug. 25, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St George’s School campus, Poonamallee H Road.
Open to all.
Hosted by the Forum of Anglo Indian Women, Chennai. To celebrate the AI spirit of Chennai.

Showcases the many crafts designed for homes and orders by AI families of Madras in the past, and the mouth-watering food the families cooked at homes in Royapuram, Vepery and Perambur.

The Fair will offer sales of craftworks and products of current AI entrepreneurs and have food stalls. Music too. Under tents. In a heritage campus opp. Pachaiyappa’s College.

Heritage & Eco-Walk at Pulicat – Aug. 25, 2018

Trace Origin of Madras – 6th Annual Heritage tour

This tour aims to present a full understanding of heritage, ecology, and culture of Chennai. It is the birthplace of European History in India.
07.00 am – Pick up at Loyola ICAM Gate
09.00 am – Pulicat Museum @ Pazhaverkadu
09.30 am – Talk on Pulicat Ecology & Built Heritage
11.00 am – Heritage Walk
01.30 pm – Lunch
02.30 pm – Light House
03.30 pm – Departure to Chennai

Conducted by: Xavier Benedict, Architect & Academician
Rs.980/- (Includes AC-Bus Trip, Lunch & Water, Snack&Coffee, Research Paper Copy)
To Register: / +91-9884453409

Talk: Sports and Past-Time – Aug. 25, 2018

Talk by Dr. Sumanth Raman

Hosted by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Chennai.
Part of the series ‘Recalibrating Chennai for Gen-2K’

Venue: ORF-C Conference Hall, Sixth Floor, A-1 Building (Rare Wing), 89 Dr Radhakrishnan Road, Chennai 600 004
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Landmark: Behind Reliance Store (on the same compound), before A V M Rajeswarai Kalyana Mantapam and Saravana Bhavan, while proceeding from Marina.

Confirm participation with your mobile number for each event separately by the previous Thursday. SMS to 98410 10718