At Hotel Green Park at 6.00 p.m.
Organised by Namma Arcot Road
At Hotel Green Park at 6.00 p.m.
Organised by Namma Arcot Road
At Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani. At 7 p.m.
A look at how Madras was organised geographically in the 9th-12th centuries, what some troublesome local governance issues were and how they were resolved.
Organised by Namma Arcot Road.
Vintage Heritage and Aarkay Convention Centre host a film show with clips of Madras based locations featuring Madras Bhashai. Followed by a talk by film director SP. Muthuraman.
At 6.30 p.m. At Aarkay Convention Centre, 146-3, OMS Lakshna, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore.
Contact Vintage Heritage at Ph. no. 2473 8396
At. 6.30 p.m.. Venue – Freemasons Hall, 14, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore.
Performance by dancer Radhika Shurajit and troupe.
Organised by Chennai Heritage.
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.
Anand Krishna is Public Affairs Officer, American Consulate.
Organised by The Rotary Club of Madras South. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.
VENUE : Meet at Kannagi Statue.
DETAILS : 7:30am. Brief Dramatic Enactments of these six Statues:
Kannagi, NSC Bose, Thiruvalluvar, George Pope, Bharathidasan, and Auvaiyar. Organised by the World Storytelling Institute, 9840394282, www.storytellinginstitute.org .
Prakriti Foundation is pleased to launch the novel Man of A Thousand Chances, by Chennai-based author Tulsi Badrinath, at Amethyst on August 25 at 7 p.m.
Tulsi Badrinath, who was born and brought up in Madras, is the only author whose books have been twice longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. The book is set in Madras and touches upon many aspects of life in Chennai that the reader will instantly relate to.
The publishers Hachette India are specially releasing the book on August 23rd in the bookstores, in time to celebrate Madras Week.
At 4 p.m.
San Thome Cathedral and Campus. Walking tour led by Fr. Kiran, archivist of Madras-Mylapore diocese. He will talk about local history, the church history, its architecture, and less known features. Open to all. Free. Gather at main doors of church. For 1 hour.Regn. not reqd.
Guests can explore the museum after the Walk.
Inaugural session at 11 a.m.
Inaugural address by Dr. P. Mannar Jawahar, Vice chancellor, Anna University, Chennai.
Keynote address by S. Muthiah, historian
1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Chettiar Heritage in George Town, Chennai – Dr. Ranee Vedamuthu
Architectural styles of Madras – From the colonial to the post modern – Dr. K.R. Sitalakshmi
Impact of Globalisation on the architecture of Chennai – Dr. Suresh Kuppuswamy
At 3.15 p.m. Panel discussion Architecture of Chennai – Where is it heading?
Contact Dr. Suresh Kuppuswamy, Prof. & Head, Department of Architecture, SAP Campus, Anna University, Chennai. Phone: 044-22359303
Nature Walk (guided by Dr. Susy Varughese from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. ) and a Visit to IITM Heritage Centre ( guided by Dr Ajit Kumar Kolar from 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. )
Visitors may avail of the free bus facility from the IITM Main Entrance (the In Gate) to Gajendra Circle (GC).
Register with email@example.com.
Contact Prof Ajit Kolar at 944400 8700.
At The Children’s Club, Mylapore. At 9 a.m.
Theme – Namma Chennai
Category 1 : For children of age 5 to 9 – drawings can be made by using Crayons, colour pencils
Category 2 : For children of age 10 to 15 – drawing and painting using water / poster colours
Participants should bring all the materials required for their drawing & painting.
Drawing sheet will be provided by the Children’s club
Register at the Children’s Club, 213 (96), V.M. Street, Mylapore (4 to 6 p.m.)
Last date to register Aug. 18, 2011. Phone: 99405 57388 / 4211 3434
Starting point Luz church and ends at Kapali temple
Starts at 6.30 a.m. 90 mins. Free
Conducted by K.J. Suriyanarayanan
Registration must. Contact phone no. – 98415 97750
Organised by The Yellow Bus, Besant Nagar.
Performed by students of Besant Thoesophical School. Trained by S.V. Ramamurthy.
At Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar
Contact The Yellow Bus at E-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Next to ICICI Bank
Phones : 45511819; 98845 49688
Organised by Chennai Photowalks.
Walk 1 : On August 21, 2011 – Royapettah Clock Tower to Chepauk Palace
Assembly point is the Royapettah Clock Tower, at 6.45 – 7 a.m.
walk from the Clock tower, into Zam Bazaar, sampling the world-famous Lassi of the market, being refused an entry into Amir Mahal, following the Victoria Hostel road into the beautiful Chepauk Palace grounds.
Walks 2 : On August 27, 2011 – Pachyappa’s College to Taylor’s Road
Assembly point is the Petrol pump next to St. George’s Asylum/Pachayappa’s College, at 5.45 – 6 a.m.
A long detour along McNichol’s ROad, Chetpet station, Guruswamy Road etc.
Walk 3 : August 28, 2011 – Thousand Lights to Tarapore Towers/Dams Road
Assembly point is Thousand Lights Mosque, at 6.45 – 7 a.m.
Walk along Mount Road
Contact Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan on phone: 98844-67463.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text or leave a comment on the blog http://www.selectiveamnesia.org/
The Murugappa Group, which sponsored the mega ‘Madras 350’ Quiz in 1989 to celebrate Madras’s 350th birthday, is this year sponsoring a mega Schools Quiz on Madras.
‘Madras 372’ is open to all schools and organised by popular Quiz Master Naveen Jayakumar and the Quiz Foundation of India.
Last date to register – Aug. 26, 2011. Details and form available at http://murugappa.com/MMQ.htm
Contact : 96000 05932 / 95000 72458
Venue: Lady Andal School’s Venkata Subba Rao Auditorium
August 28th from 2.00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
VENUE: Nochinagar 2nd Street (behind Santhome Church).
6-8pm. Listen to and tell Folktales about the Sea
(in Tamil language). Organised by the World Storytelling
Institute, 9840394282, www.storytellinginstitute.org .
Heritage site visit – 1000 year old temple at Madambakkam( Dhenupuriswarar Temple)
From – Asan College 9.00 a.m
Photo Exhibition– Glimpses of Chennai and pictures of the Heritage site visit put up by the Viscom Dept. of Asan College Campus
Open to public. From 9.30 a.m – 4. p.m
Nalabagam- Traditional Chennai Cuisine -Preparation and Sale, organised by the Hotel Management Dept, Asan College. Contact : Mr. Milton – 9884143887 for details.
Quiz and Oratorical competitions to school children, organised by the Literary Club, Asan College
On Aug. 24, 2011. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
To register for the contests contact Dr. Raja at email@example.com. Cell:9380077257
– an audio/visual presentation tracing the 217 year old history of how a modest “old Madras” survey school that began on May 14, 1794 became the principal seat of Technical education in the State & the oldest Technical institution in India … the College of Engineering Guindy!
Venue: AACEG Alumni Center (Opp. Ladies Hostel), College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University.
Time: Evening 5.15 pm, Saturday, August 20, 2011
Entry Free. Open to Public. But Register in Advance.
Call: +91 9840959730 | 9840461333 | 9962548982 Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by: Alumni Association of College of Engineering Guindy (AACEG)
Kalaa Manjari After School Activity Centre and Bambaram Toy Library conduct a map workshop followed by a competition for children of 12 years and above.
On August 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Learning session on how to construct and read maps followed by a walk in the neighborhood and a presentation contest. Open to first 25 registrations only.
Register at Kalaa Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai – 18 in person on or before August 18, 2011.
For more details, Contact 99623 87624.
Madras Naturalists’ Society conducts a Nature Walk at Pallikaranai Marsh guided by Gnanaskandan K., a resource person from Madras Naturalists’ Society. Starts at 7.00 am and ends at 8.30 am. Reporting Time: 6.45 am.
If you take the OMR, pass the toll booth in Perungudi and take a right at the signal after the toll. You will come across yet another toll booth. Go past the toll booth and assemble at the Forest Department ‘Protected Area’ sign post.
If you take the Velachery-Tambaram Road towards Tambaram, go past the first Flyover and then take the left going towards Perungudi, under the next Flyover. The Forest Department ‘Protected Area’ sign post will then come on the right, before the toll booth.
Contact: Vijay Kumar: email@example.com / 98400 90875
If the Fort was a town, this road was its fun place. Stores, restaurants, cinemas, bars, clubs and the city’s early businesses started here. Journalist Vincent D Souza who lived here for 25 years leads this walk and shares his stories of Mount Road.
Starts at 8 am at The Hindu’s gate. Ends at Murray & Co., the city’s quaint auctioneer. ( auction starts at 10.30 am here).
Walk is free. Regn not reqd.
This is where it all began for Madras. Most of what came to be the Fort remains – the moats, ramparts, St Mary’s Church, neighbourhoods, bungalows . . .This tour brings you face to face with these places and shares stories of centuries gone by.
The walk is led by Vincent D Souza.
Starts at 8am. Lasts for 90mins. Assemble in parking lot opp. main gate of Fort at 7.45 am. Carry ID cards – this is a security zone. Carry water, light snacks.
Ends at Fort Museum ( those who wish to visit the museum may do so on their own – it opens at 10am). Walk is free. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to children of class 5 to 12
On Aug 13, 2011. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (approx.)
Starts from Royapuram Railway station and ends at Srinivasa Ramanujan Museum, Royapuram
On Aug. 14, 2011. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Approx.)
Route: From Iyyappan temple (Raja Annamalai Puram) till Greenways Road MRTS station
Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join. Prior registration required. Free. Limited to first 25 registration on each of these days.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration.
Select photos will be printed and displayed as an exhibition at various venues during the Madras Week (From Aug. 21 to 28)
* Parents and adult photo enthusiasts are also welcome to join the walk. (The exhibition is of photos by children only)
At 11 a.m. At C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation.
Release of C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre’s Survey of Air, Water and Noise Levels in Chennai city.