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Madras Music Musings – Presentation by Anil Srinivasan and Biswajit Balasubramanian – Aug. 24, 2012

Forum Art Gallery in association with V.V Giri and The President Hotel presents a collaborative presentation of the Music of Madras through the ages by Anil Srinivasan and a humourous take on  music and musicians in cartoon art by Biswajit Balasubramanian.

A collection of paintings and sculpture from the gallery collection will also be on view.

Venue -The President Hotel, 25, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, Chennai 600004
Tiffin – 6.30 pm to 7 pm. Performance 7 pm to 8 pm followed by cocktails and snacks by the poolside

102 years of the Royal Madras Yacht Club – How the harbour developed – Tour – Aug. 26, 2012

Tour by van, foot and boat, followed by breakfast. Guide: Sriram V. Starts at 6.30 a.m.
Charges: Rs 850 per head. Optional: Lunch at the RMYC and a speed boat journey in the sea at Rs 200 extra.
Bookings for this walk close on 19th August. Those interested must furnish copy of proof of identity along with payment.

A Madras Musings Heritage Tour. For booking, email to

Design a T-Shirt for Chennai contest – Last date Aug. 18, 2012

This is a contest for graphic / fashion / digital designers. For creative people._

Design a T-shirt for CHENNAI. The design should reflect the spirit, the character of Chennai.

The design can be created using Adobe / CorelDraw design software.


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 via email to –

This contest is part of the annual Madras Day 2012 celebrations.

Last date to submit your entry – August 18, 2012

PRIZES: The BEST DESIGN will WIN Rs.2500,  a CERTIFICATE and 3 Chennai T-shirts.

TWO OTHER ENTRIES of good quality with get a Certificate and a Chennai T-shirt each.

The best submission for this contest may be used on a Chennai T-shirt planned for 2013. Or, the best designer may be invited to create a unique design for future use.

Some sample T-shirt designs can be seen here.

Hertitage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation contest for schools

On Aug.21, 2012 at Sastri Hall, Luz, Chennai.

This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY 2012 (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 subject in multi-media form.

The subject for this year’s contest is  OLD HOUSES OF OUR CITY.


Students must first locate a old house ( tiled or Madras terrace house or a bungalow) which is over 60 years old in your area. The house must be a residence.

The team must record the location and ownership history of this house.

It must photograph all the unique and key features of its architecture, inner spaces and vintage properties used by its residents.

It must gather details about these unique features ( roof and walls, rooms and open spaces, etc) and list the purposes they serve to its residents.


– 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 take turns to make the presentation. ( No substitutes please!)

– Once you have located the house for study, please call the organiser Mr. Vincent D Souza at 98410 49155 and get the project approved and team members
registered (you must do so before you set out to work on it)

– Back at your desk put the project together with photos 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).

– 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.

– 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.

– The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes. Participants should be prepared to answer questions of the judge/s.

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

– On the day of Contest, the team must bring a copy of the CD to the venue of the contest and get it checked ( before 9 am). We advise you to carry your project in 2 separate CDs.

– The organisers will provide a PC and a projector at the venue for your presentation.

– This Contest is open to the first 20 school teams to register on first come serve basis.

– The contest will take place on Aug. 21 from 9 am to 3 pm with a 30 mins.
lunch break at about 12.30 pm. ( you must bring your lunch)

– Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

– The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given certificates. Prizes will be awarded on the same day at about 4 pm.

13. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / presentation of
pictures-visuals / presentation style.

This annual contest is organised by MYLAPORE TIMES – The Neighbourhood Newspaper and is supported by L&T.
Venue sponsor: South Indian National Association & Ranade Library  Luz.