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Photo Exhibition: Display of winning entries of Shoot Madras Contest – Aug. 23 to 25, 2019

Photographic Society of Madras, coinciding with the Madras Day Celebration, conducted its Annual Photographic Contest “Shoot Madras 2019”.

The contest closed on August 15, 2019.

The winning entries will be displayed at Tanishq, Anna Nagar from August 23-25, 2019 – 12 noon to 8 pm on all days.

The Valedictory function will be held on August 25, 2019, at 6.30 pm.

Mr Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, Author and Historian will be the Chief Guest for the evening

Walk: திராவிட இயக்க இதழியல் – வரலாற்று நடை – Aug. 24, 2019

பேசி வளர்ந்த இயக்கம் என்று திராவிட இயக்கத்தின் மீதொரு பார்வை உண்டு. அது பாராட்டோ, விமர்சனமோ… உண்மையில் பேசியும், பேச வைத்தும், எழுதியும் எழுத வைத்தும் வளர்ந்த இயக்கம் தான் திராவிட இயக்கம். தென்னிந்திய நல உரிமைச் சங்கம் நடத்திய Justice என்ற ஏட்டின் பெயரால் தான் அவ்வியக்கமே மக்களால் Justice Party என்று வழங்கப்பட்டது. அதன் தொடர்ச்சியாக, தந்தை பெரியார், அறிஞர் அண்ணா தொடங்கி திராவிட இயக்கத்திலிருந்து ஏராளமானோர் இதழ்கள் நடத்தினர். சென்னையின் வரலாற்றிலும், வளர்ச்சியிலும் திராவிட இயக்கங்களைப் போலவே, திராவிட இயக்க இதழ்களுக்கும் ஒரு பங்கு உண்டு. அவற்றில் சில இடங்களையும், சில தடங்களையும் காணும் வாய்ப்பை உருவாக்குகிறது இந்த நடை.

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Madras Quiz for College Teams – Aug. 26, 2019

At Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road, Chennai
At 9.30am.
College Quiz – Rules
– Topic : Madras Heritage, Art and Culture
– Two teams per Institution (2 students per team)
– Identity card of the student is mandatory
– List of participants can be sent by email to
– For further details to Dr. Shan Eugene – 9380730025
Dr. Cinthia Jude – 9884079904
– Prizes and participatory certificates will be given

Release of Special Postal Cover – Aug. 22, 2019

Dept. of Lighthouses under Ministry of Shipping is releasing a SPECIAL POSTAL COVER to mark 175 years of Chennai/Madras’ 2nd Light House, now located inside the Madras High Court campus.
R. Anand, IPoS, Post Master General, Chennai City Region, E. Murthy, Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships, D. Venkataraman, Director, Madras Lighthouse participate. D. HJemachandra Rao, historian will deliver an address on the heritage of the 2nd lighthouse structure.

Venue: Light House, Marina Beach.
At 4.30 p.m.
The cover costs Rs.20. Facilitated by Dept of Posts.
Open to all.

Murugappa Madras Quotient: Madras Quiz for school students – Sep. 7, 2019

This quiz is for school children and will be in English.
Each team must have 3 members from the same school. In the case of schools with different branches, each branch will be treated as a separate school.
The contest is open to school students from Class 5 to Class 12.
Time : 01:00 PM
Venue : Kamaraj Arangam, No 498, Anna Salai,
Teynampet, Chennai – 600006
Reporting time to the venue is 1:00pm.
Last day to register – Tuesday, 3rd September 2019.

For registration –

Madras Photo Bloggers Photo Exhibition – Aug. 19 to 25, 2019

The Photo Exhibition will be inaugurated by RATHIKA RAMASAMY – First Woman Wildlife Photographer in India & by Kombai S. ANWAR – Historian & Director of “Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies” along with Managing Director POOJA PATTI – Centre Director, Phoenix Market City, Chennai.

Inauguration Date: August 19, 2019. Time: 06:30 p.m.
Exhibition Date: August 19 – August 25, 2019; Exhibition Time: 11:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
For further details contact, J Gouthamkumar at +91 9566131356

Exhibition: Core – an exposition of abstract paintings – Aug. 21 to Sep.24, 2019

InKo Centre will host ‘Core’, an exposition of abstract paintings by Chennai-based artist, Pravin Kannanur.
The paintings will commemorate Madras Day by bringing out various facets of the city in the art.
Opens on August 21, 2019 at 6.30 p.m. At The InKo Centre, Boat Club Road.

The exhibition will remain open till September 24. (except Sundays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details call 24361224.

Film Screening: The story of Madras – Documentary film – Aug. 20, 2019

Alliance Francaise of Madras and INTACH Chennai Chapter present documentary film – The Story of Madras … Chennai. The First City of Modern India.
The film is made by INTACH Chennai Chapter with narration by S.Muthiah, Chronicler of Madras and direction by Sujatha Shankar. The film traces the city’s history highlighting its built heritage which memorialises all that Madras has contributed to the subcontinent.

Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras Auditorium
At 7 p.m. Duration 55mins
Entry Free. Open to all.

Pride of Madras: Award for Philanthropists – Aug. 24, 2019

The Sr Citizens Group of Besantnagar (SCGOBN) proposes to honour citizens of Madras who are known for their philanthropy apart from achieving success in their professions.
These awards known as the Pride of Madras awards are presented during Madras week.
These awards have been instituted by SCGOBN in 2015 and are supported by the Rotary Club of Madras Mount. To honour individuals who have gone beyond the scope of normal duties to help the poor and needy especially sr citizens.

This year’s awardees include
1. Mr K.Pandiarajan, Hon’ble Minister for Tamil Language and Culture
2. Mr Ram Ramamurthy, Philanthropist
3. C.K.Nageswaran, Director Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai
4. Mr Prashant Prabhakaran, Sr Software Engineer
5. Mr S.Radhakrishnan, Supt of Police Chennai
6. Mr Praveen Kumar, Chief Manager of Indian Overseas Bank, Besant Nagar
7. Mr V.Lakshmanan, Founder of Lakshmanan Sruthi.
The awards will be presented by Prof V.Chandrasekhar President of SCGOBN and Mr Saravanan President of Rotary Club of Madras Mount.
MR IZAK Nissar, Past Governor of Rotary Club of Madras is the Chief guest.

The awards ceremony will be held on 24th August at the Cosmopolitan Club Mount Rd. At 3p.m.
The Sr Citizens Choir Group Beat Choir will sing the invocation songs and the devotional songs.
For details contact Prof V.Chandrasekhar President SCGOBN 9884224480.

Play a Board Game – Aug. 22, 2019

Play a Board Game based on Chennai. Teams are given clues, creative sheets and questions – they have to crack each step to be winners.
Organised by Masquerade. At Boardroom, Mylapore.
7 p.m. onwards. There is a cafe here.
Venue: The Board Room, 3, Bheema Sena Garden St., Nagarathinam Colony, Sullivan Garden.
Phone: 073584 44029

Workshop: Let’s Explore Stone Age Tamil Nadu – Aug. 24, 2019

At: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, Sholinganallore.

About: An exciting workshop on the Stone Age in and around Chennai! Sign up to learn the story of human evolution, make and use stone tools, dig a prehistoric site, learn all about fossils, and paint just like a prehistoric artist. Conducted by Professor Shanti Pappu and Dr. Kumar Akhilesh of the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education.

Pre-registration is required. Last date for signing up: 22nd August. Please contact Dr. Kumar Akhilesh; Email:

Open to: Children and family groups.

Timings: 9.30 -12.30

No. of seats: 30 seats only.

Registration Fees: Rs.200/- only per person.

Please note: Please bring your school ID card/Aadhar card

Venue: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, 4 School Road, Sholinaganallore, (Next to Mrs. Ellen Sharma Memorial Matriculation & Higher Secondary School).

Champions of Chennai: awards event – Aug.17, 2019

The Champions of Chennai awards event is held every year to recognise people of this city who have contributed in a unique manner to the city and its people. People chosen for the award are mostly those who have not been feted often or those who stay out of the arc lights.

This year, the function starts at 6.30 pm at Smt Sivagami Petachi Auditorium ( M Ct M School campus), Luz Church Road, Alwarpet.

The chief guest is Akhila Srinivasan, MD, Shriram Life Insurance.

The awards and event are hosted by KSA Trust, Mylapore. Open to all.

Storytelling: The Story and The Song, and The Lion’s Feast – Aug, 23, 2019

Actor and ace storyteller Janaki Sabesh brings you two quintessentially south Indian stories, The Story and The Song, and The Lion’s Feast.

Experience a magical Tamil folktale about a story and a song that wanted to escape, and the hilarious story of Muthumama and Muthumami who tried to dupe a ravenous lion, in this interactive storytelling session for children. Ages: 4+

At 5 p.m.
Venue: Higginbothams, 116, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002

Free entry, no RSVP needed.
Organised by Karadi Tales and Higginbothams.