For Children

The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz – Sep. 3, 2016

The sixth edition of The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz will be held on Saturday, 3rd September 2016

Venue: St. Bede’s Auditorium, Santhome. From 12 noon.

This Quiz will be conducted by Dr Navin Jayakumar.
· The Quiz is open to school children between classes 5 and 12 in and around the city of Madras.
· Prizes worth Rs. 1 lakh to be won
· Last date to register – 31st August 2016
· For more details on registration and participation, is available at

Make a Madras Game – Aug. 20, 2016

The participants would be introduced to the art of making board games and as a team, they would be making games based on the theme of Madras. Santhosh from Bambaram Toy Library would be facilitating the event.
Age: 12 -16 years only
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Venue: The Learning community at Quest, 4/375, Chari Avenue, Palavakkam.
Please bring your own basic stationery materials. Charts and additional pencils, sketches would be provided at the venue.
Free. Limited to 10 teams (2 members per team). Prior registration required.

Registration Link:

Contact: 9840544629 (Revathi), Santhosh (9962387624)
Hosted by Bmbaram, YOCee and The Learning Community Quest.

For kids: Photowalk – The Battle of Adyar – Aug. 28, 2016

Yocee ( conducts its 8th annual Photowalk. Led by N. Ramaswamy, Chennai Daily Photo & Chennai Photowalk

The Battle of Adyar (also the Battle of Adyar River) took place on 29 October 1746. The battle involved 300 men of the French East India Company, which had recently captured nearby Madras from the British, and a much larger force of 10,000 men belonging to Anwaruddin Muhammed Khan, the Nawab of the Carnatic, who sought to take Madras from the French. In the battle, which took place near the banks of the Adyar River, the French decisively defeated the larger Carnatic force, demonstrating the effectiveness of well-trained European forces in combating poorly trained Indian troops. This happened at the Quibble Island.
The walk will cover the Creek, The Walk Bridge across the Creek, Pigeon growers, TP Scheme Road.

Starts at  6.30 a.m.
Meeting Point : In front of the Quibble Island Cemetery.
Route :

For children of 10 years and above.
Bring your own camera (Any type).
Carry light snacks and water bottle. Dress easy.

Free walk. Register with Revathi at 9840544629. Open only to first 25 registrations.

For Kids: Trail – On the trail of the British Raj – Aug. 21, 2016

The trail takes kids through some of the exciting stories tucked away behind the walls of Fort St George. They trace the arrival of the British and delve into the events that led to their rise and fall. What brought the British to this land? How did they fare? As kids walk past the artifacts displayed at the Fort Museum, fascinating stories get them to revisit the British struggles for power and supremacy in India.

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 Noon
Reporting venue: Fort Museum entrance
Age group: 7 to 11 years
Registration fee: Free
Things to bring along: water bottles, cap.

Organised by Storytrails.
To register, write to Or call +91 9940040215 for details.

Open House – Games from Chennai – Aug. 21, 2016

Open House. display and play session of games of Chennai

Conducted by Kreeda in partnership with Amethyst

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Location: The Folly, Amethyst, Express Estate, (Opposite Satyam Cinemas car park), Royapettah, Chennai 600014

For more information email us at

For years now Kreeda has been involved in documenting the Graffiti Games carved in temples and old monuments. These graffiti tell us a lot about games, their variations, their spread and popularity as well as their antiquity. With Temples modernising, many old floors are being ripped up to be replaced by modern and convenient marble. We stand to lose a lot of our history with the loss of these boards. A display of the games and the monuments in which they were found is accompanied by a chance to actually play the same games. A fun and interesting event for young and old alike.

An Evening of Traditional Games – Aug. 18, 2016

This evening will introduce participants to a smattering of traditional games across different types – strategy games, race games, cross and circle games and other folk games. There will be an introduction to the history and antiquity of the games as well as their cultural influences.

Conducted by Kreeda in partnership with Ashvita Events.
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Location: Ashvita Bistro, No. 11, Bawa Road, Alwarpet 600018
No age limit for participation
For more information email us at Visit


Heritage quiz for school children – Aug.19, 2016

At DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu.
The quiz is open to students of 6th, 7th and 8th Standards only. No participation fee.
The quiz is an annual feature and a rolling trophy will be presented to the winning team along with other exciting prizes. The quiz will include various topics on General Knowledge, Heritage & Culture, Current affairs, identifying the artifacts etc.

Contact DakshinaChitra for more details at 98414 36149 / 044-2446 2435 / 2491 8943

Storytelling: Madras Nalla Madras – Aug. 26, 2016

An evening of intriguing stories of Madrasapattinam through the eyes of Storyteller Jeeva Raghunath – A journey through Ghodabagh aka Kodambakkam, The historic hub of Kollywood.

On Aug. 26, 2016, At 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Shiva Parvathi Pushpa Gardens, 51/55, Seemathamman Koil Street, Mettukuppam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai 600 095

Organised by Kathai Kalatta. Contact: +918939276561 / 04428211170

Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest for City Schools – Aug. 23, 2016


This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY 2016 (Aug. 22 is celebrated as Madras Day) which celebrates our city. The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s heritage and present the topic given to you in multi-media form. This contest has been held for the past 13 years.

GUIDELINES: We want you to choose a street in an old sector of our city which has old houses and buildings (at least 10 of them on either side). Study the streetscape, the local architecture, the nature of houses and residents and the striking features of this street. Take classy photos, make notes, talk to people in the know.
>> 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 one presentation.

1. Identify a street that goes back in time – 1930s-60s for your study. Make sure the street has great old features. Ask your school teacher-adviser to seek the approval of the organisers. E-mail to – – and get the OK to start work on the project.
2. Do street-based research, undertake a tour of the place to take pictures on the spot, notes and interview people who can give you more inputs. Take photos and videos – use them in your project. We look for multi-media rich projects.
3. Back at your desk put the project together with pictures and the main points in the Power Point presentation capsule and explanation notes written on sheets of paper. (On each slide, you must have a maximum of just 3 lines, each line 5 words only. Dumping content on a slide earns you minus marks!).
4. At the contest venue, 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.
5. 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 or a mix!
6. The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes. Participants should be prepared to answer on-the-spot questions from the judges.
7. The PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the organisers on or before Aug. 12, 5 pm.
E-mail it to – (Subject line – Madras Day – PP Contest)
(Please do not courier the project. We do not entertain hand delivered entries!)
8. The team should retain a copy of your project on a pen-drive or copy it to an electronic device and bring it to the venue of the contest. The organiser will provide a PC and a projector at the venue to help you make your presentation.
9. The Contest is open to first 25 teams to register on first-come-first-serve basis.
10. The contest will take place on Aug.23 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm with a 30 mins. Lunch break (you need to bring your lunch!). Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore. (Report at 9 am to download your PP onto our PC)
11. The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given certificates. The prizes will be given at about 3 pm.
12. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / presentation of visuals and points / presentation format and answers to the questions posed by the judges.
This event is supported by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and South India National Association (SINA), Luz.

There are over 100 events held for Madras Day/ Madras Week in late August. All info is at

– Vincent D’ Souza/ Co-ordinator / Team Madras Day
Team Madras Day