Events 2019

Vintage Bicycle Exhibition – Aug. 18, 2019

Time : 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Venue : Probikers, OMR

The second edition of the Vintage Bicycle Exhibition on the occasion of Madras Week Celebration is back and this time with more attractions in store. Other than the vintage brands including Raleigh, Humber, Rudge, Phillips, BSA , Hercules, Robinhood, Paratrooper Bicycles of Second World War period on special display is the Pierce Bicycle of early 1900’s. Also in the exhibits are varieties of Vintage Bicycle Lamps (Oil, Kerosene, Candle Models), Dynamos, Saddle Bags, Tool Kits, Bicycle Licenses, Manuals, Bells and Tricycles. For technology buff’s get to see and appreciate varieties of brakes, hubs and other invitations which came with these Roadsters, Sports and Folding model bicycles. Do join us and get to know a bit about the history of bicycles even we celebrate the founding of the city.

Launch of the Book Cover of – North Chennai Bicycle Trails
Time : 10.00am -10.30am

Prof. Ranganathan, Hon. Consul of Myanmar will launch the Book Cover and inaugurate the exhibition.

Contact : Ramanujar Moulana, Cycling Yogis
Mobile: 9884023123

Walk: Iconic Mount Road – Aug. 15, 2019

Start point; Gate of The Hindu newspaper. At 7.30 a.m.
No prior registration required.

Landmarks the Walk will touch – St George’s. Simpsons. The Hindu and The Mail newspapers. P. Orr & Sons. India Silk House. Anna Statue Round Tana. Head Post Office, Christ Church, Musee Musicals and Buharis.

Vincent D Souza, journalist who lived here in the 60s and 70s takes you back in time. Less history and dates, more stories and anecdotes.

Walk: Mylapore & the Freedom movement – Aug. 15, 2019

Where did the idea of a Congress Party originate? Where did Subramania Bharathi’s works first get published? Where did women go on a hunger strike to force their families to allow them to court arrest? Where were Harikatha performances cleverly camouflaged to pass on freedom messages? The answer to all of this is Mylapore. And what better way to celebrate Independence Day than to walk around remembering the role the area played in our freedom movement?

Join historian Sriram V on a journey down memory lane on Thursday, August 15, at 4.00 pm. The tour will also have plenty of recorded music, giving us a flavour of the times.

Time: 4.00 to 6.00 pm (high tea after the walk- so ending time will be 6.30pm)
Start at: Intersection of RK Mutt Road and North Mada Street
End at: Luz Church Road/Alwarpet intersection
Charges: Rs 800 + 5% GST

To register and pay online – click on the link alongside

You can also make the payment via bank transfer for which the details are below. Pls remember to send an email with transaction details to walks@chennaipastforward.comafter you make your payment:

Account Name: Past Forward
Account Type: Current
Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd
A/c No. 12820200104237
Branch: Royapettah

In case you still wish to make payment the old way, you can make
it at the following address by cheque/cash:

c/o HVK Systems,
2&3, Bhattad Tower,
30, Westcott Road,
Royapettah, Chennai 600014

Photowalk for children: The First Line and the bylanes of Parrys – Aug. 25, 2019

The First Line and the bylanes of Parrys.

Start and end point: Dare House, Parrys.

Starts at 6.30 a.m. For an hour approx.

Walk along the art deco buildings of the past and get to click parts of history and experience walking on the bylanes of the otherwise busy Parrys.

Organised by The walk is led by N. Ramaswamy, Chennai Daily Photo & Chennai Photowalk.
For children of 10 years and above. Parents can accompany, but kids do the clicking.
Bring your own camera (Any type). Carry your water bottle. Dress easy.
Free walk. Register with Revathi at 9840544629 (SMS / Whatsapp). Open only to first 25 registrations.

Heritage walk: Living Statues of Marina Beach – Aug. 25, 2019

From 7.30 a.m onwards upto 8.30 a.m (approx)

Assemble at the Kannagi Statue on Marina Beach. Admission free.

There would be a brief dramatic enactment of the character portrayed by each statue – Kannagi, NSC Bose, Thiruvalluvar, George Pope, Bharathidasan, and Avvaiyar. In Tamil and in English.

Hosted by Chennai Storytelling Association. To register: 9884728412,

Celebrating Chennai Authors – Aug. 3 to Sep. 1, 2019

Grand display of books by over 200 authors from Chennai.
Total Number of Authors from Chennai:215
Number of Titles: 500
Youngest Chennai author: VAIMITRA CHANDRASEHAR, 10 Years Old
Oldest Chennai author: INDIRA PARTHASARATHY 88 Years Old
Tamil Book Authors:21
Poetry Book Authors:13

Special Offer:
10% Off on purchase of any two books
15% Off on purchase of any three or more books

Odyssey – Adyar Store
No 45&47, First Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020. Ph: 24453191

Odyssey -Thiruvanmiyur store
SHIVANI, 40, East Coast Road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041. Ph: 42037799

Tour: Trace Origin of Madras – Aug. 25, 2019

The 7th Annual TRACE ORIGIN OF MADRAS heritage-cum-ecology walk at Pazhaverkadu, Tiruvallur District, Tamilnadu. This full-day event gives you an understanding of history and the land where the history of modern India started.

From 07.00AM, from Loyola ICAM College gate, Mahalingapuram Main Road, Chennai.
Donor Pass: Rs. 1100/-
Inclusive of AC-Bus trip, Copy of Research paper, Lunch, Water, and Coffee with biscuits
Walk Conducted by Xavier Benedict, Architect & Academician

More details and registration at