Events 2015

The Madras Quiz 2015 – Aug. 30, 2015

At Francis Hall, Stella Maris College. From 2 p.m. onwards
No age limit, No entry fee. Open to all.
Participation in teams of two. Special prozes for school’ team. women’s team and senior citizen’s team
Quiz master: Dr. Sumanth C. Raman


Release of Special Postal Cover – Aug. 22, 2015

Release of special postal cover themed on The Presidency Coins. By Madras Heritage Lovers’ Forum, Archaelogical Survey of India, Chennai Circle.
Release by Melvin Alexander, IPos, PMG, Chennai City Region, received by Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty. The event will be presided over by Dr. K. Lourdusamy, Supdt. Archaeologist, Chennai Circle.

At Conference Hall, Fort Museum, Fort St. George.
From 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
Contact: D. Hemachandra Rao – 9840870172


Chennaiyin Gnanaratham – a danceversation: Tribute to Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi – Aug. 23, 2015

“Chennaiyin Gnanaratham” – a danceversation, is a tribute to arguably the greatest genius who lived in the city of Chennai – MahaKavi Subramania Bharathi. It is a combination of folk dance performance and conversation on Bharathiyar’s days in Chennai. Some of the inspiring songs of Bharathi have been specially choreographed using ‘Devarattam’ movements. The dance will be performed by the “’The Folk Repertory’”, a group of amateur artists with passion for folk arts of Southern Tamil Nadu. The narrative delivered in a conversational style, similar to theatre, will include events and places associated with the MahaKavi’s life in Chennai.

Venue: Luz House, 176, Luz Church Road, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India.
Date: 23rd Aug 2015 Sunday 8PM. Open to all.

Conversation – Vallabha Srinivasan, Ananya Mahadevan, Rajagopalan Venkataraman, Harish Ganapathy

‘The Folk Repertory Team’
Dancers: VC (V Chandrasekaran), Sharada, Kavitha Rau, Magesh
Singers: Master Kannan Kumar, Lekshmy Manoj, Kanchana

Music: Master Manikandan

Concept, Composition, design and choreography: Master Kannan Kumar


Exhibition: Chennai @ 376 – Forgotten memories of George Town – Aug. 21, 2015

At Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts and Science College for Women, 1, Audiappa Street, Chennai – 1

9.00 am: Opening ceremony – Chief Guest – Justice S Jagadeesan, former judge, The Madras High Court
9.30 am: Tete a tete with students on the photos, exhibits about north Chennai:photos, utensils, Artefacts, mementos
Mapping: Retracing our past- the legacy and charm of George Town, North Madras.
Hosted by the Dept. of Sociology



Madras Week events of ITM at SIPCOT, Siruseri – Aug. 21, 2015

ITM (Institute of Technology and Management) celebrates Madras Day at Sipcot , Siruseri. Apart from students from neighbouring colleges participating in the day long event, companies and employees in SIPCOT are likely to be a part of it too.

A bullock cart will greet everyone at the Sipcot entrance of Siruseri where ITM campus is located. Filter coffee, goli soda, neer mor, kamarkattu and the likes (typical. Authentic Chennai old delights) will be sold . A free bullock cart ride is also arranged where people will be taken for a ride via ITM campus.
A song has been composed and sung by a student of ITM on ‘Namma Chennai’. Posters are made and a madras day quiz is going to be conducted. The event will be inaugurated by the SIPCOT Director, and a few other prominent citizens of Chennai.
Contact Ms. Kalyani, 9940161216


Talk: The Armenians, an ancient community in Madras – Aug. 21, 2015

Talk by by Medrik Minassian. At Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Medrik Minassian has completed his schooling from Armenian Philanthropic Academy and La Martiniere Calcutta respectively. He is currently pursuing an M.A in Political Science at Madras Christian College. His areas of Interest are Political Economy, International Relations and Management.


Talk: Saint Thomas Christians and Armenians : East Christians in South India – Aug. 20, 2015

Talk by by Thomas Ciboulet. At University of Madras, Department of Christian Studies
From 10.00 – 11.00 am

Thomas Ciboulet is a graduate student in communication and international relations, at the IEP de Paris (Institute of Political Studies). Specialized on Asia and Middle East, he travelled to different countries and worked for the High Commission for Refugees of the United Nations in Malaysia.



Neighbourhood champions – Launch on Aug. 19, 2015

Chennai produces 4500 tons of solid waste everyday, which goes into landfills. About 20% of this is recyclable. Our information service was created to connect people to local scrap dealers so that less recyclable waste goes into landfills.
The change however, has to start at the household level. If we don’t segregate our waste at source, valuable recyclables end up in landfills. Neighbourhood champions will drive this change, through source segregation, recycling and composting.
Join this event to find out how you can be a part of the campaign.
Only 50 seats available! Make sure you RSVP by sending an SMS with NC <yourname> to +919884467608
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Panel Discussion: IIT Madras : The Chennai Links and their Evolution – Aug. 19, 2015

Panel Discussion on ” IIT Madras : The Chennai Links and their Evolution”

At 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Panel Members : Mr. Muthiah & Mr. Narasiah Moderator : Prof. Ajit Kolar, IIT Madras Venue : IC & SR Auditorium

Contact Mr. Suresh at the Office of the Alumni Affairs on phone number 9940421073



Talk: Madras & Cricket by V Ramnarayan – Aug. 23, 2015

Madras Day special Extra-Mural lecture at IIT-Madras

From 6:00pm – 7:30 pm on 23-08-2015

At IC &SR Main Auditorium, Indian Institute of Technolgy (IIT) Madras

A lecture about the rich historical association between Madras and cricket by Mr. V Ramnarayan, former cricketer, eminent cricketing columnist and the Editor-in- Chief of Sruthi magazine.