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Art Show: Chennai-Waterless, Watermore – Aug. 30 – Sep 30, 2022

InKo Centre in Boat Club area in R. A. Puram is presenting this show, themed ‘Chennai-Waterless, Watermore’ at The Gallery at InKo Centre. This an exhibition of paintings, dedicated to the spirited people of Chennai who bravely face drought and floods with equanimity.

The exhibition commemorates the Madras Week celebrations.

The exhibition is presented by Art-is, a collective of six artists based in Chennai. The artists who approach water in their distinct styles, individually and collectively delve into the core of their being to present their response to the paucity and excess of water.

The exhibition will open at The Gallery at InKo Centre on August 30 at 6 p.m. -The exhibition will be on display until Friday, 30 September 2022. Contact – 919840013017; 24361224.

Heritage Tour: Nam Madras Museum Trail – Aug. 27, 2022

Nam Madras Museum Trail – covers DPI, College Road; Madras Museum, Egmore, Police Museum, Egmore and Museum of Possibilities, Marina. Mode of transport – Auto. Inclusive tour. Walk ends with lunch arranged by TTDC.

This trail will be inclusive since sign language interpreter is provided and so deaf participants will be able to learn about various heritage sites. Only limited seats are available.
Starts 9.30 am.

Pay and register at

Heritage Walk: Three Portuguese Churches – Aug. 28, 2022

Led by Vincent D Souza.
Aug.28 Sunday, Starts 6:45 am – assemble at the rear of St Thomas Cathedral. Free and open to all. 90mins long.
Stop 1 – Cathedral
Stop 2 – Church of Our Lady of the Rosary ( restricted access)
Stop 3 – Church of Our Lady of Light, Luz.
We move from one stop to another by cycle/bike/car, using your own vehicle. Not on foot!
Being a Sunday, access will be restricted, not the story-telling.

Food Fest: At Dakshin, Crowne Plaza – Aug. 22 to 29, 2022

Melange e Madras is dedicated to the city this Season. The celebrated Dakshin has a celebration menu, thanks to guest chef, Shri Bala who has conducted in-depth research on the foods served by the various communities that inhabited Madras and still do. The thali menu includes influences from Komutti Chettiar, Tamil Brahmin, Mudaliar, Anglo Indian and Burmese Tamil kitchens and the distinct food served on the famous Marina Beach.

This week-long festival, Melange e Madras is on from August 22 to 29.
Curated by Ameeta Agnihotri. Created by Chef Shri Bala.

Heritage Walk: Tamil Jains of Madras – Aug. 28, 2022

சென்னையின் தமிழ் சமணம் – பாரம்பரிய உலா

Conducted by Kaniyan Heritage Journeys in association with TTDC

An experiential Heritage Tour that takes you to some of the ancient Tamil Jain Jinalayas around Madras.
Tour led by Kombai S Anwar and P Vasuki
From 7 AM to 12 PM

Starting point: Semmozhi Ponga (opp US Consulate)
Fee: Rs 900 per person (includes Tamil Jain breakfast & transport in AC coach)
Gpay & contact: Ms Vani C Chenguttuvwan 98942 12304

Exhibition: Photos and Creative Works of Deaf Artists – Aug. 20 to 24, 2022

This inclusive event “MADRASAPATTINAM 383” is by Madras Photo Bloggers in association with Wright Intended and Museum of Possibilities.

The focus is on Inclusivity and on displaying the city’s deaf artists’ creative work. 15 deaf works will be displayed at the exhibition. It will be a mix of both photos and traditional art. The main aim of this exhibition is to empower the deaf community and how art is important for the members to reflect their thought processes.

The exhibition will be open from Aug 20 to 24.
Venue: Museum of Possibilities, off the Marina beach, near Vivekananda Illam, opp. Namma Chennai selfie point.

Quiz: The Madras Quiz – Aug. 28, 2022

On Aug. 28, 2022. 2 pm onwards
Venue: MMA Centre, 240, Pathari Road, off Anna Salai.

Quiz master – Dr Sumanth Raman. .
Teams of two can take part. No pre-registration required. Special prizes for teams of ‘best’ women, students and senior citizens.
Prelim – written quiz round. Then, stage final.
Prizes worth Rs.50,000.
Supported by Murugappa group.

Book Release: Shorewalk – Aug. 20, 2022

There’s a new book – from Tulika Publishers. Titled ‘ Shorewalk’. Its launch is at Elliots Beach, Aug,20, 6.30 am.

The promo says this – “Most of us go to beaches for fun. But if we can learn how to observe more closely, they can become extraordinarily alive spaces with endless mystery,” says writer Yuvan Aves, a familiar figure on the city’s green scene. Taking off from the Adyar estuary, he shows how “multiple stories are always unfolding here, numerous beings and voices are speaking together – converging and weaving into one another…”
This is Yuvan Aves’ book.
To walk the talk, watch the waves, meet some crabs and launch the book, join Yuvan at Elliot’s Beach – 6.30 am, Saturday, 20 August. This is a Tulika event.

The walk is a paid event of Rs.250/- and as part of it we are giving every registered participant a copy of the book .
Book available in English. Ping Preethi at 9791192070

Make a thematic photobook of Chennai – Submission by Aug. 28, 2022

Conducted by YOCee.

Two themes to choose from:
1. Water/water bodies (river, streams, rains, temple tanks, beaches… anything that is water)
2. Heritage & Learning (Museums, heritage places of any kind, places of cultural importance … anything that has a history of its own)

Organise the photos in a Word/PowerPoint/PDF presentation along with information about each of the pictures as a caption below each of them. You can make up to 10 pages and not more.

Open to children up to 17 years of age.
Mail the presentation to . The best 10 entries will be showcased on

Tour guide of my neighbourhood – Presentation – Aug. 28, 2022

Be a tour guide for people who visit your neighbourhood and show them around what is unique in your area. Make a PowerPoint presentation with pictures of lesser known places of your neighbourhood. Limit: 8 slides and 8 minutes and be ready.

Present online on Aug, 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. A link will be provided to the participants on Aug, 27, 2022 to join.

Open to children up to 17 years of age. No entry fee.
Register here to be a part of this event:

Photowalk for kids: Pondy Bazaar Promenade – Aug. 27, 2022

The 13th year of Madras Week Photowalk of YOCee will be along the Soundarapandiyanar Angadi, popularly known as Pondy Bazaar.
The walk is led by Ramaswamy N, Chennai Daily Photo.

Starting Point: Pavement Near Home Town (Opp Residency Towers Hotel). Starts at 3.30 p.m.
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 (Whatsapp). Open only to first 25 registrations.

Picture Postcards release: The Indian Twist’s unique postcards – Aug. 22, 2022

Launch of 10 picture postcards on Chennai, that immerse you in the sights, sounds and mood of Chennai as captured by Chennaivasis, Lovers of Chennai from ages 14 to 50.

Inauguration & launch of postcards by Sriram V, historian and author.
Receiving the first set of postcards: Sriram S, General manager, Feathers Hotel

Venue: Feathers Hotel, Nandambakkam.
From 12 noon and 1 pm

The Indian Twist will use the profits from these to support Autism.