Events 2012

Antique Jewellery exhibition – Aug. 22 to 27, 2012

Nathella Sampathu Chetty Jewellers, Anna Nagar has organised an exhibition of finely crafted items that were in vogue until a few decades ago.
The gold and silver artefacts include items meants for a personal use and give glimpseinto a bygone era when the precious metals were still affordable.
The exhibition is on till Aug. 26. Timings 9.30 a.m to 9 p.m.
Nathella Jewellers is at C-36, 12th Main Road,   2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar

Treasure Hunt – Aug. 26, 2012

Ayamara hosts ”In and Around”, a Treasure Hunt rally. A rally that brings in a whole lot of excitement ,a whole lot of fun and tells you how much you actually know about Namma Chennai. This event is open to treasure hunt enthusiasts of all ages and the participation should register in teams of two or three.

Reporting time 9 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2012

Register yourself at Kalaa Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai  – 18 in person. For more details, contact 9962520014.

Madras Diwas Exposition at KRM Public School, Kolathur — Aug. 22 and 23, 2012

K  R  M Public school (the unit of Kaligi Ranganathan Montford group) is celebrating Madras week by organising 2 days Madharas Diwas exposition on 22nd and 23rd of August 2012 in their school premises by students.  Students from I grade to VI grade are participating with their displays to highlight the development of madras in various stages as pre colonial, colonial, post colonial and contemporary periods.  It is open to school students and the timings are 10am to 3 pm.   Ph: 9940469900

Sustaining the Spirit of Chennai – Exhibition and contest – Aug. 24, 25, 2012

Inauguration of Sustaining the Spirit of Chennai School of Architecture and Exhibition Planning (SAP) Campus, Anna University, Chennai on Aug. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m.
At 4.00 p.m. – On the Spot Competition: Idhu Namma Ooru!

Exhibition of student works of the Department of Architecture SAP Campus, and Sustaining the Spirit of Chennai competition. Anna University, Chennai. From 2.00 p.m., August 24
& from 10.00 a.m., August 25.

Coastal Heritage Cycle Tour – Aug. 25, 2012

Cycle tour from Light House, Marina Beach to Neelangarai. Registration 6 a.m. to 6.30 a.m.
Departure: Sharp at 6.30 a.m. 25 August, 2012 (Saturday)
The tour will start at the Service Road, Behind Light House, Marina Beach
25 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis will be accommodated.
Contact: 9444082401. Email:
Organised by Reclaim Our Beaches. Website:

Online Photo Contest by Chennai Live Radio Station – Last date Aug. 19, 2012

From Madiraspattinam to Madras…from Madras to Chennai…We are celebrating the ever-changing face of our city!…

Just click a picture denoting the concept “Changing Chennai” and upload it on our Facebook page ( Winners will be chosen by ace photographers of the city!

Terms & Condiditons:
Maximum 3 original pictures allowed per person (to be uploaded together!); The photos can be taken using any camera, but should not be digitally edited or enhanced; Last date for entry is 19th August; The winner will be announced on Madras Day- 22nd August!

ThinkTops Madras Hunt 2012 – From Aug. 19 to 24, 2012

A six-day Online Treasure Hunt exclusively for the Madras week.
The hunt is jointly organised by Bambaram Toy Library  and YOCee .
Kids (10-16 years) who have a penchant for adventure and treasure hunt can participate as team of two.
register your team by sending a mail to
Registered participants will get a set of clues everyday starting from Aug. 19, 2012. The daily clues need to be cracked on the same day and the clues for the Grand Treasure of Madras will be sent on Aug. 24, 2012
More info on
Registrations open only to first 100 teams who register online.

Map Ur Way – Map making workshop / walk / competition – Aug. 26, 2012

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. Starts at 3 p.m. Reporting time 2.30 p.m.

Learning session on how to construct and read maps followed by a walk in a 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 22, 2012.
For more details, Contact 99623 87624.

Madras Quotient Quiz for school students – Sep. 1 , 2012

Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz will be conducted on September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Vani Mahal, Chennai

Quizmaster Dr. Navin Jayakumar

For school students from class 5 to 12

A written preliminary round followed by a grand finale

Prizes worth more than Rs. 1 lakh to be won

Audience rounds for the general public also

Details of registration

Photowalk for children – Aug. 26, 2012

Organised by YOCee.
Led by N. Ramaswamy of

Open to children studying in classes 5 to 12.
From 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. (approx.)
Starts from Spencer Plaza (Mount Road) and ends at The Hindu on Mount Road.

Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join.  Free. Prior registration required. Limited to first 25 registrations.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration.
* Parents are also welcome to join the walk.

The Mint Food Trail – Aug. 25, 2012

The Mint Food Trail – A food trail organized by The Madras Day to discover the food delicacies of Sowcarpet in and around Mint Street.

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 . Starts at 5 pm. Ends at 6.30 pm

Start point: Kakada Sweets, New No 348 Old No 343 (Near Jain Temple), Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai – 600079.

How to get there: Reach flower bazaar police station. Turn left to join NSC Bose Road. Turn into Mint Street on right side, walk for 5 minutes and you will see Kakada Sweets on the left side.

The Walk will take you to 4/5 great North Indian Snacks joints in and around Mint Street to give you a taste of the rich food offers in this part of our city. You will also get a feel of Mint neighbourhood.

All are welcome. No Registration. But you will need to pay for the snacks you like to sample.

Note: Since this is a very crowded area, we suggest you come by auto and walk to start point.

Contact Pratibha Jain ~ 9444020011

Heritage Ride – Aug. 19, 2012

Starts at 5 a.m. From Marina Beach behind Gandhi Statue where all the vehicles can be parked,starting point and finishing point shall be the same.

The Bicycle Heritage Ride will include 10 places/points around the region of Triplicane and Mylapore:
1) Madras University Senate House + Locks of Buckingham Canal
2) Chepauk Palace
3) Sri Pathasarathy Temple and Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar House (located opposite to the Temple)
4) Ice House also called Vivekanandar House
5) Santhome Basilica
6) Pey Alvar Birthplace & Dabba Chetty Shop on Kutcheri Road
7) Sri Kapalisweerar Temple
8) Vasantha Vilas (Law Journal Building)
9) Thanni Thurai Market next to Sanskrit College
10) DGP Office on Marina Beach

All the riders should follow road/lane discipline, the roads will not be closed from traffic for this ride.
Helmets are Mandatory.

Please carry adequate water and energy/nutrition bars for the ride, this ride is totally self supported.
Please be with the group till the end of the ride.
The Organizer’s of this Heritage Ride will not be responsible for any of  the eventualities,this ride is not a race.
A few cycles are available on rent please contact Mr.Visu Ph:9940457777 of Balaji Cycles, Saidapet.

This Heritage Ride is organised by “Cycling Yogi’s” visit Facebook group

Madras Quiz 2012 – Aug. 26, 2012

Starts at 1.30 pm.
Venue ; Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Montieth Road, Egmore

The annual Madras Quiz will be conducted by Dr. Sumanth Raman. It will have a written prelims followed by a final featuring six teams.
Teams of two can take part – no age restrictions. Questions will cover past, present and cool Madras that is Chennai. Only Madras!
Please register your team leader’s name and ct number at –

Adyar Social History Photos – Aug. 26, 2012

At Spaces, No.1, Elliots Beach Road. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Open to all.

This show is part of a private project to archive visuals and documents on everything related to the Adyar neighbourhood. The show will have about 25 photos of Adyar in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Roads, campuses, people, activities, beach front, bungalows, etc. Those who possess old Adyar pictures are welcome to share copies.
Co ordinated by photographer C P Dhanasekar.

Adyar Social History Photos – Aug. 25, 2012

At Spaces, No.1, Elliots Beach Road. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open to all.
This show is part of a private project to archive visuals and documents on everything related to the Adyar neighbourhood. The show will have about 25 photos of Adyar in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Roads, campuses, people, activities, beach front, bungalows, etc. Those who possess old Adyar pictures are welcome to share copies.
Co ordinated by photographer C P Dhanasekar.