Public Talks/Discussions 2011

Lesser known temples of Chennai – some more: Talk by Chithra Madhavan – Aug. 27, 2011

At Hotel Green Park at 6.00 p.m.

Organised by Namma Arcot Road


Kodambakkam is the centre of Madras – Talk by Pradeep Chakravarthy – Aug. 27, 2011

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.


An Indian-American's impressions of Chennai – Talk by Anand Krishna – Aug. 30, 2011

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.


A Brief History of Engineering in Madras – audio/visual presentation – Aug. 20, 2011

– 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: cegalumni@annauniv.edu
Organized by: Alumni Association of College of Engineering Guindy (AACEG)


Lesser known temples of Chennai – some more – Talk by Chitra Madhavan – Aug. 23, 2011

At Gallery Sri Parvati, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
At 6.30 p.m.


Ancient Light: Madras through the eyes of a photowalker – talk by Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan – Aug. 22, 2011

At Gallery Sri Parvati, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
At 6.30 p.m.


A Boxwallahs Madras – Aug. 28, 2011

KRN Menon and P Unnikrishnan in conversation with Sushila Ravindranath.
Organised by Madras Musings.
At Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai-600 014 (Entrance Next to Corporation Bank)

At 7 p.m.


Anglo Indians of Madras – talk by Harry Mclure & Richard O Connor – Aug. 27, 2011

At GRT Grand, 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 17

At 7.30 p.m. Organised by Madras Musings


The English Theatre in Madras – Talk by P.C. Ramakrishna – Aug. 26, 2011

At The Madras Gymkhana Club, The Island, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002

At 7 p.m. Organised by Madras Musings.


A Village Called Cholamandal – Aug. 25, 2011

Geeta Doctor in conversation.

At The Park Sheraton,TTK Road, Chennai- 18

At 7 p.m. Organised by Madras Musings.


Tamizh Theatre in Madras – Aug. 24, 2011

Talk show by Y. Gee. Mahendra and A.R. Srinivasan.

At Savera Hotel, 146, Dr.Radhakrishnan Road, Chennai – 600004

At 7 p.m. Organised by Madras Musings.


Horse racing in Madras – talk by R Mohan – Aug. 23, 2011

At The Residency Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T. Nagar, Chennai -17

At 7 p.m. Organised by Madras Musings.


Three Women Film Directors of Madras – Talk by Mohan V Raman – Aug. 22, 2011

At Taj Club House, No. 2, Club House Road, Chennai – 600 002.
At 7 p.m. Organised by Madras Musings.


Life of V Krishnaswami Aiyar – talk by Justice Prabha Sridevan – Aug. 21, 2011

At Chamiers, Chamiers Road.

At 7 p.m.

A death centenary tribute to V. Krishnaswami Aiyar.
Organised by Madras Musings.


Architectural Styles of Madras- From the Colonial to the Post Modern – Talk by Dr. K. R. Sitalakshmi – Aug. 17, 2011

Organised by Rotary Club of Madras Centenary Commemoration
Venue: Presidency Club , Egmore, Chennai 600 008 (opp. Ethiraj College)
Talk by Dr.K.R.Sitalakshmi, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai.
Open only to Rotarians and their guests.


Chennai, crazy Chennai – Talk by V. Sriram – Aug. 23, 2011

At Tag Centre, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
Organised by The Rotary Club of Madras South. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.


Information Technology in Chennai – Talk by Pradeep Chakravarthy – Aug. 16, 2011

At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.
Organised by The Rotary Club of Madras South. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.


The American contribution to British Madras – Talk by S. Muthiah – Aug. 9, 2011

At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.
Organised by The Rotary Club of Madras South. Open only to Rotarians and their guests.


Confessions of a Chennai advertising woman – Talk by Indu Balachandran – Aug. 2, 2011

At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.
Organised by The Rotary Club of Madras South. Open only to Rotarians and their guests