Events 2012

Exhibition on Early Tamil Imprints

Exhibition on Early Tamil Imprints from the Roja Muthiah Research Library collection from  August 20 to to 27, 2011

At Roja Muthiah Research Library, Taramani.
Timing 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aug. 20, 2011 – At 5 p.m. Inaugural lecture by Prof. V. Arasu, Professor and Head, Dept. of Tamil Literature, University of Madras on  “தமிழில் அரியநூல்கள் பாதுகாப்பு : சில உரையாடல்கள் ” [Tamilil ariya nulkal patukappu : cila uraiyadalkal] on August 20, 2011 at 5 p.m.

Aug. 24, 2011 – At 5 p.m.  – அரிய ஆவணங்கள் : பதிப்பு – பதிப்பாசிரியன் – பதிப்பகம் [Ariya avanankal : patippu – patippaciriyan – patippakam] lecture by Dr. A. Sathish, Senior Research Fellow, International Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai.

Madras – Perspectives An exhibition of photographs

Studio Palazzo an Art Gallery hosts ‘Madras – Perspectives An exhibition of photographs of  Paul Cohn and Mohandass.

Inauguration on 21st August 201 at 6 p.m. by Mr.Shankar Rao, Vice Consul, US Consulate General,  followed by a dialogue between Paul Cohn & Mohandass.

Exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on all days from Aug. 21 to 28, 2011

Studio Palazzo an Art Gallery is at 7, Seethamma Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018. Phone: 42030546

Exhibition of paintings and photographs – Aug. 20, 2011 to Aug. 28, 2011

At C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
Inauguration of Madras Week by Prof M. S. Swaminathan with an exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar of Madras and its environment.
Kumar graduated from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai, in 2011 and is the first degree holder in Fine Arts from his village Koralpakkam in Thiruvannamalai District.

Aiyangar was an eminent photographer of the early 20th century. A scholar of art, culture, religion and music, he wrote many articles on the subjects in leading dailies like The Hindu, Indian Express and the weeklies and magazines of his times. He authored several books, among which Thyagaraja Thatvam and Mahabalipuram – A Guide Book with illustrations of photographs taken by him are noteworthy.

The Madras Quiz in Tamil – Aug. 27, 2011

For students studying in Tamil medium schools in Chennai.

Students from class 7 and above are eligible to participate in teams of two students. Each school can send three teams.
At P.S. Higher Secondary School, R.K. Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 4.

Written prelims followed by six teams on stage for the finals.


  •     Rolling trophy for the winners
  •     Prizes for two runner-up teams.

For registration call Revathi on phone no. 98405 44629

Venue Sponsor : P S Educational Society, Mylapore

Design a T Shirt for Chennai


We received 42 entries for the Design a Chennai T Shirt contest. Artist K.P. Pravin chose the best among the entries and also commended two more entries.

Best entry – S.Sathish kumar










Two Commendations:


Nikite. K                                                                                                                                                                         Devanand V










Other shortlisted entries were:


Shiva N                                                                                                                     Hameeda






Anusha Krishnan                                                                                                  Tahaer Zoyab



This is a contest for graphic / fashion / digital designers. For creative people.
Show your creativity in designing a T-shirt for CHENNAI. The design should reflect the spirit, uniqueness of Chennai.

It should also carry the legend – CHENNAI – inside the design or outside it. The design can be done using Adobe / CorelDraw design softwares.


Submit your design as a jpeg file or a PDF file (700 x 700 pixels size of minimum 150 dpi)_You may submit your design as a jpeg file through email to

Or mail the CD with the design to:_The Organisers, The Madras Day, c/o Mylapore Times,_77, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600 018.

Last date to submit your entry – August 5, 2011


TWO OTHER ENTRIES of good quality with get Certificate and a Gift.

The BEST submission for this contest may be used on a T-shirt planned for 2011/’12.

Or, the best designer will be invited to create a unique design for future use.

Some sample T-shirt designs are provided below. This will indicate what we have in mind.


Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest

For City Schools – 2011

Contest date : Aug. 23, 2011

Last date for submission of entries : Aug. 13, 2011
This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY (Aug.22 is the Day) which celebrates our city.

The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s history and heritage and present the topic of your choice in multi-media form.

Buildings and monuments, religious places and tiled houses colonies, forested areas and lakes, institutions – be they cinema houses, schools, business houses … any of these can be the subject of your presentation.

The contest is open to school children studying in classes 8 to 12.
A school can send only one team. Each team MUST have 3 members and all 3 members must attend the presentations.

GUIDELINES for the contest:

1. Identify a lesser known landmark in your area on which you will focus your project on and ask your school teacher to seek the approval of the organisers. (Please do not choose well known places like Central Station / Sri Kapali Temple / Fort St. George/ etc.)
Call the organiser Ms Revathi at 98405 44629 and get the project approved and registered (before you set out to work on it)

2. Once the project is approved do some research at the desk and then undertake a tour of the place to take pictures on the spot, notes and interview people who can give you more inputs. Take photos and videos – use them in your project.

3. Back at your desk put the project together with pictures and the main points in the Power Point presentation capsule and explanation notes written on sheets of paper. (do not dump all info / text into the PP capsule).

4. At the contest, your team of 3 students will take turns at the mike to present the project using the PP. You can use your notes for reference as your speak.

5. The presentation in PowerPoint on the approved theme will have to be done by all the three participants. It can be done in English or in Thamizh.

6. The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes. Participants should be prepared to answer on-the-spot questions from the judges.

7. Use of the standard design templates in MS Office is only permitted. DO NOT download templates from the Internet.

8. The PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the organisers on or before Aug. 13, 5.30pm, in a Compact Disc (CD) .
Address for submission – MYLAPORE TIMES, 77, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 18 (Please courier the pack. We do not entertain hand delivered entries!)

9. The team should retain a copy of the CD and bring it to the venue of the contest. The organisers will provide for a PC and a projector at the venue to help you make a good presentation.

10. Contest is open to first 20 teams to register on first come serve basis.

11. The contest will take place on Aug. 23 from 9 am to 3 pm with a 30 mins. Lunch break at about 12.30 pm. Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

12. The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given certificates. The prize giving function will be held on the same day at about 4 pm.

13. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / presentation of old/new pictures-visuals / presentation format and answers to the question posed by the judges.

This event is supported by South India National Association (SINA), Luz. Venue sponsor.