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Campus Event: Threads of Tradition – From Madras to Chennai – Aug. 24 -25, 2023

At Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road
From 9 a.m to 4 p.m

Aug. 24, 2023
Talk by Mr. Robert Kennedy, antique clock collector

Aug. 25, 2023

  • Exhibition stalls
  • Parambariya Unavu
  • Madras Architectonics
  • Standalone Clock Towers
  • History of Lighthouses
  • History of Armenians
  • Anglos in the wind
  • History of Bridges
  • Traditional Games
  • Medical History of Madras
  • The firsts of Madras
  • Walk a Tour

Musical Heritage Walk: Isaiyum Varalarum – Aug. 19, 2023

An experiential musical heritage walk by Nam veedu Nam oor Nam kadhai
The Madras commune, in association with TTDC.

Discover the lesser-known music traditions in the city while listening to some music with Sound Mani, Jyothi and surprise performers too .

Know about why the city earned its place in the Creative Cities Network.

August 19th | 6:30 am

Mail for the registration link

Storytelling: Madras Trails by Janaki Sabesh – Aug. 20, 2023

Madras Day Special Storytelling Event for Children titled “Madras Trails”. It will feature Master Storyteller Janaki Sabesh narrating tales that tour the city.

On 20th August 2023, Sunday between 10:30 – 11:30 am

At Lil Trails, 4th Floor, No.32, Shastri Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, and is for children aged 3+ years.

Register at
Contact: +91 83444 11188 Instagram: @liltrails

The Madras Quiz – Aug 20, 2023

The Madras Quiz, brought to you by Murugappa Group, on Sunday, 20 August, 2023.

2.00 pm onwards.

Hosted by Quizmaster Dr Sumanth C Raman at MMA Auditorium, Pathari Road, off Anna Salai.

Prizes worth ₹50,000 to be awarded. Special prizes for women, senior citizens and school teams.

Teams of 2, no prior registration.

Written prelims begin at 2 pm, followed by the final round.

Heritage Walk: Madras High Court – Aug. 27, 2023

Led by N.L. Rajah and A.K. Sriram, senior advocates.

Register with Mr. Narasimhan (98412 11949. Email:

Registration closes on Aug. 24, 2023 at 5 p.m.

General Instructions:
1. The walk will begin at 7 a.m. Participants have to assemble before the Madras High Court Museum by 6.45 a.m.
2. The entrance to the campus is from Prakasam Salai.
3. Participants must carry a photo-ID card and drinking water.

Talk: மெட்ராஸ் இலக்கியச் சங்கம் – அன்றும் இன்றும் – Aug. 5, 2023

திருமிகு திருபுரசுந்தரி செவ்வேள்,
மெட்ராஸ் இலக்கியச் சங்க செயலாளர், கட்டிட வடிவமைப்பாளர், சமூக சேவகர், கதை சொல்லி.

தலைமை: முனைவர். க.சுபாஷிணி
தலைவர், தமிழ் மரபு அறக்கட்டளை பன்னாட்டு அமைப்பு, ஜெர்மனி

இந்திய / இலங்கை நேரம் மாலை 6:00 மணி (ஐரோப்பா மதியம் 2:30)

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 841 5941 9415 ; Passcode: thfi

முனைவர் மு. இறைவாணி, திரு.வருண் பிரபு
கருத்தரங்கப் பொறுப்பாளர்கள்,
தமிழ் மரபு அறக்கட்டளை பன்னாட்டு அமைப்பு

For Children: Mylapore 1500yrs ago through 3 stories – Aug. 13, 2023

Curated by Dr Pradeep Chakravarthy, historian.

Time 4.30 pm outside Rasi Silks.
Only for children studying in classes 7/8/9 accompanied by one parent.

Participants bring an a4 size paper and a box of crayons/sketch pens.

4.30 to 5 pm – storytelling telling in 3 spots of Kapali temple on how Mylapore looked a 1000yrs ago.

5 to 5.30 pm, they draw one thing they like in the temple and upload on

Madras Day Photo Contest: Last day for entries Aug 15, 2023

Organised by Madras Photo Bloggers

The theme for the online contest is Madras Life

  1. The photographs submitted on Instagram and mail, must be genuine and an original work of the participant and should follow the theme of the photo contest.
  2. Participants can submit a maximum of 5 photographs on the mentioned photo contest theme.
  3. participants should upload entries between Aug 03 and Aug 15th for the contest. Any old edited post shall lead to disqualification.
  4. Post-processing of the pictures is allowed, but changes like modifications to the background will lead to disqualification.
  5. No restrictions on the type of camera that can be used.
  6. Photographs must not have any borders, signatures, names, personal logos or watermarks.
  7. Participants must use the given hashtags precisely in the description/caption of each post. #madrasday2023withmpb and #madraslife2023 and And must tag @madrasphotoblogs , @tntourismofficial @godoxindiaofficial, @vanguardindia, @nikitadistributors, @thehindu
  8. Share the same posts in Story and tag @madrasphotoblogs, @tntourismofficl, @godoxindiaofficial, @vanguardindia, @nikitadistributors, @thehindu
  9. Send contest images to with the subject as Madras day contest 2023 and include the link of uploaded posts on Instagram.
  10. We will consider your entries only if you submit your work by mail and Instagram with tags.
    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions


Conversation: திகில் டயலாக் – Aug. 26, 2023

4pm to 5.30pm
A conversation about Indian horror and folklore conjured up by the book ‘ _Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India’ by Rakesh Khanna and
J. Frucifer Bhairav.
Featuring Milind Rau, film director, Netri Kann and Rakesh Khanna, editor of Blaft Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Venue: Madras Literary Society, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai 600 006

Non-members: Rs.100/-

Organised by the Madras Literary Society

Walks: Goethe-Institut’s City Walks – Aug. 9 to 27, 2023

Goethe-Institut also known as Max Mueller Bhavan is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organisatiosn promotes knowledge of the German language and fosters international cultural cooperation. Its journey in Chennai began in 1960. Over these 60 and more years, the organisation has worked from various buildings and along with varied partners from all fields to promote the local and global culture, language, and heritage of both countries.

As a tribute to Madras, Goethe-Institut has designed and developed a city walk project this year that highlights the hidden stories, the local history and culture of three prominent areas in Madras. Curated by experts in the field of heritage walks along with interns, these walks aim to throw light on unheard stories and bring in the experience of the local culture, architecture, lifestyle, and delicacies.

As a curtain raiser to the city walk project, on August 7, 2023, at 5.00pm, Goethe-Institut celebrates Madras with various events lined up to transport us to Madras days and explore the multifacetedness of the city. Mr. K R A Narasiah, Mr. Diwakar Subramaniam, Singer Monali Bala and Parai Artist Mr. Deepan inquire into what makes Madras unique through stories, sounds, songs, and beats, with nostalgia assured.

Dr. Niveditha Louis, Historian, Author, and Feminist Activist has curated the Hidden Treasures of Washermanpet walk. Mr. Ramanujar Moulana of Cycling Yogis fame has curated the Global presence in George Town Walk. Ms. Tirupurasundari Sevvel, Architect, Heritage Conservationist and Author has curated the Aminjikarai: Explore the new and the old walk. These city walks are done by interns, selected, and trained exclusively for this project by the trainers under the aegis of Goethe-Institut Chennai. Walks are done both in English and Tamil to cater to the wider audience of Chennai.

The schedule of the walks is as below.

To participate in these walks, registration is compulsory. Please write to to register for the walk.

Goethe-Institut’s City Walks

Date   Time   Walk  
Tuesday, August 22, 2023   6.30 – 8.30am(Morning)   Global Heritage of George Town  
Tuesday, August 22, 2023   5.00 – 7.00pm(Evening)   Aminjikarai: Exploring the new and the old  
Friday, August 25, 2023   4.30 – 6.30pm(Evening)   Hidden Treasures of Washermanpet  
Saturday, August 26, 2023   6.30 – 8.30am(Morning)   Global Heritage of George Town  
Sunday, August 27, 2023   6.30 – 8.30am(Morning)   Aminjikarai: Exploring the new and the old  

கோதே நிறுவனத்தின் மரபு நடைகள்

தேதி   நேரம்   நடையின் பெயர்  
புதன், ஆகஸ்ட் 9, 2023   4.30 – 6.30pm(மாலை)   வண்ணாரப்பேட்டையும் அறியா கதைகளும்   
சனி , ஆகஸ்ட் 19, 2023   4.30 – 6.30pm(மாலை)   வண்ணாரப்பேட்டையும் அறியா கதைகளும்   

For Children: Treasures of the Madras Museum – Aug. 26, 2023

Treasures of the Madras Museum… and some spooky stories.

Relics of our international trade 3000 yrs ago, one of the most beautiful buildings in Madras, fine examples of wood carving to weapons from Tanjore that are more beautiful than gory and some with spooky stories and both the good and evil of Madras under British rule, the Anthropology gallery in the Madras Museum has stories to make us go wow! Or yuck! Hear a few from historian Dr.Pradeep Chakravarthy.

Time 3pm to 4pm
Date 26 Aug 2023 Saturday.
Meeting point – Buy your tickets and meet me beside the black water tank beside the entrance to the Anthropology Gallery at 3PM.

Instructions –

Primarily for children studying in classes 7/8/9 accompanied by one parent. Some exhibits will be weapons with some gory details, so you can feel free to skip that part.

Adults are welcome to attend on their own, though the focus is for children.

3 to 4pm. – storytelling in 5 spots of the Anthropology section of the Museum.

Feel free to wander about after the tour till the museum closes at 5pm.

Please confirm your participation by mailing the name, age contact number to