Events 2016

Exhibition: The social history of Annanagar- Aug. 20 & 21, 2016

Organised by Annanagar Social History Group.

Venue: Swarna Mini Hall, near Chintamani signal
Timings: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Part 1:
The social history of Annanagar – Naduvakkarai to Annanagar
Old photographs , maps,models ,sketches and documents explaining the history of Annanagar.There was a competition to make a social history album, and the entries will also be displayed.

Part 2 Heritage corner : Collection of rare books and details on madras and India as well . This time I am displaying , few old advertisements /paper clips about/on Madras (which will be a part of this year’s exhibition too).
The Aim to make people aware and appreciate their own locality. Then there will be a person to explain how to preserve your antiques and artefacts (be it paper ,brass ,silver, stone, paintings ,books etc) ,with the guidance and support of Dr. Jeyaraj conservator who inspired us for this idea.

The quiz ,drawings competitions will happen in the venue.

For directions orfurtherr details : ; phone : 00-91-9840495717

Walk the talk – Inclusion by ConnectSpecial – Aug. 28, 2016

Organised by ConnectSpecial, a magazine, in making, which brings together the views and news about disability and inclusion.
Led by Mrs. Poonam Natarajan, ex-Chairperson, National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and also the founder of Vidya Sagar, Chennai.

Starting point of walk: Opposite of Cozy Restaurant, Besant Nagar Beach
End point of walk: Opposite of Barista, Besant Nagar Beach
From 6.45 am to 8.30 am
Free registration and participation
Prior registration is required for participation so that necessary arrangements are made for the walk. Send an email with your name and contact details at
Last date for registration is 26th August, 2016.
For more details and specific queries please write to

Make a Madras Game – Aug. 20, 2016

The participants would be introduced to the art of making board games and as a team, they would be making games based on the theme of Madras. Santhosh from Bambaram Toy Library would be facilitating the event.
Age: 12 -16 years only
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Venue: The Learning community at Quest, 4/375, Chari Avenue, Palavakkam.
Please bring your own basic stationery materials. Charts and additional pencils, sketches would be provided at the venue.
Free. Limited to 10 teams (2 members per team). Prior registration required.

Registration Link:

Contact: 9840544629 (Revathi), Santhosh (9962387624)
Hosted by Bmbaram, YOCee and The Learning Community Quest.

Heritage Walk: Madras High Court – Aug. 14, 2016

Conducted by N.L. Rajah, senior advocate and Sujatha Shankar (INTACH).
Starts at 8 a.m.
Assemble before Indian Bank in the High Court Campus. Entrance to High Court from Prakasam Salai, opp. Raja Annamalai Mandram adjacent to police station only.
The walk will include a tour of the grounds, buildings and a visit to the museum in the High Court campus.

Free walk. Prior registration required. Register by email to or
All participants must bring their ID cards for security check.
Carry drinking water.

Exhibition: Madras Memorabilia – Aug. 9 to 11, 2016

At Ethiraj College for Women. 70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The exhibition will display replicas, posters, artefacts and antiquities from various organisations like Rail Museum of the Integrated Coach Factory, Government Museum Chennai, Port Trust, State Department of Archaeology, and Tamil Nadu State Archives and from Winston A Henry of W& H Book search.

Apart from this public participation, the students of the Department of History, Tourism and Travel Management have also prepared models of various monuments which will be displayed at the exhibition. Old photographs of Madras will also feature in the exhibition.

Open to all.

For kids: Photowalk – The Battle of Adyar – Aug. 28, 2016

Yocee ( conducts its 8th annual Photowalk. Led by N. Ramaswamy, Chennai Daily Photo & Chennai Photowalk

The Battle of Adyar (also the Battle of Adyar River) took place on 29 October 1746. The battle involved 300 men of the French East India Company, which had recently captured nearby Madras from the British, and a much larger force of 10,000 men belonging to Anwaruddin Muhammed Khan, the Nawab of the Carnatic, who sought to take Madras from the French. In the battle, which took place near the banks of the Adyar River, the French decisively defeated the larger Carnatic force, demonstrating the effectiveness of well-trained European forces in combating poorly trained Indian troops. This happened at the Quibble Island.
The walk will cover the Creek, The Walk Bridge across the Creek, Pigeon growers, TP Scheme Road.

Starts at  6.30 a.m.
Meeting Point : In front of the Quibble Island Cemetery.
Route :

For children of 10 years and above.
Bring your own camera (Any type).
Carry light snacks and water bottle. Dress easy.

Free walk. Register with Revathi at 9840544629. Open only to first 25 registrations.

Heritage Tour: Trace Origin of Madras – Aug. 28, 2016

A walk /tour at Pazhaverkadu to find the origin of Madras
Includes AV Presentation, Heritage-Walk, Craft-Visit, and Sight-Seeing with a visit to Pulicat-Interpretation Centre & Light House.
AC Bus with Break Fast, Lunch, Snacks, Water, & Reading Materials will be provided;
Pick-up at Loyola College, ICAM Gate, Nungambakkam at 6.15 a.m. The tour will conclude around 4.30 p.m.
Cost of the tour is Rs.1475/-
For information and reservation contact
Organised by AARDE Foundation, Chennai, a not-for-profit Trust actively involved in the promotion and conservation of Pulicat.

Photowalk: Explore the Industrial Madras – Aug. 27, 2016

Industrialization & the city to be witnessed & chronicled at the Guindy Estate. The walk will be through the Manufacturing units, Lathe & Welding Units to the current IT Parks in the Industrial Estate.
Starts at 4 p.m. from CIPET Main Gate

Route :

Note :

1.Park your vehicle on the sides of the road.
2.No need for Registrations, just land up at the Starting Point at the mentioned date/time.
3.Call in case of any difficulty in locating the group…Ram @ 9444062684

Photowalk: Walk by the Village Road, Nungambakkam – Aug. 14, 2016

In the not-so-distant past, Valluvarkottam High Road was called Village Road. For much of its length, it runs along the old village of Nungambakkam. Of that village, there is no trace until you come to a small Shiva temple with a large tank fronting it. Standing there, it is just about possible to imagine Nungambakkam’s rural past.
The walk will start at Valluvar Kottam and walk down Village road into the crowded, colourful and pretty ancient Nungambakkam Market. It will end at the corner of Village Road and Nungambakkam High Road.
Route :
Meeting/Starting Point : Valluvar Kottam Main Entrance
Date : 14th August’16, Sunday.
Time : 6:15am

Note :

  1. Park your vehicle on the sides of the road.
  2. No need for Registrations, just land up at the Starting Point at the mentioned date/time.
  3. Call in case of any difficulty in locating the group…Aswin @ 9710060463

Heritage Walk Cum Sail – Aug. 14, 2016

Historian V. Sriram will walk you down memory lane inside Chennai Port Trust, pointing the rich heritage and tracing the history of over a hundred years.
The participants can also set a sail and view Chennai from the sea as EMDEN saw Chennai before bombing.

Organised by Royal Madras Yacht Club

Assemble at the Reserve Bank of India at 6.30 a.m. The walk will be followed by breakfast at RMYC. Fee: Rs. 850 per head. (Members of the club get a discount of 20%)
Optional ‘Sailing Experience’ at 11 a.m. followed by lunch will cost Rs. 500 extra per head. (Members of the club get a discount of 20%)

Confirm participation by Aug. 12, 2016.
Mail your name, age and your vehicle registration no. to: and
Or contact 9677203086 with the above details to register.
Payment to be made by cash at the venue on Aug. 14, 2016