Events 2013

Thenga-Maanga-Pataani-Sundal Challenge – August 20, 2017

A challenge to make the best dish that reminds Chennai.

From 10 a.m. – 12 noon | Open for all age groups
Sign up as teams of 2 (ensure at least one of the participants is a minor). You will be provided with a table, you can set up a stall of any food that reminds you of Namma Madras Beach. The best dish wins an exciting prize! Register here:

Event hosted by Quest, 4/375, Chari Avenue, Palavakkam, Chennai 600041

Contact: +917358570749

The INTACH Heritage Quiz 2014 – Inter-college Quiz – Aug. 23, 2014

Organised by INTACH

At the TAG Auditorium, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai. From 10 am to 2 pm.
The theme of the Quiz is ‘The Madras Presidency’. The quiz will comprise a written round, to be followed immediately by an on-stage Finale.,,,


My Big Idea – Last date to submit entry : Aug. 30, 2013

Last date extended till Aug. 30, 2013

As we celebrate the founding of this city, it is also time to take a close look at Chennai as it is today. And many issues stare at us. Now, do you have a great idea that you feel can make a change in our city? Here is a stage to present it!

Your idea could be small or big. For the city or for your area. It must be focussed on only ONE issue. May be garbage. Or parks or traffic management. Or pavements. On heritage landmarks. Or the city as a tourist destination. Or on trees. Or on ridding ad boards from trees. Or saving rainwater.

Choose just ONE idea. And prepare a 5-minute Power Point presentation rich in visuals and points.

(Not more than 12 slides and not larger than 2 MB in size outlining the problem that your idea will help solve, the idea itself in detail and additional inputs like costs involved. )

If your case is compelling and strong, we will invite you to a public presentation. 15 ‘ideas’ people will be called.

A few senior executives of companies handling CSR initiatives, NGO heads and a state govt. rep will be invited to listen to you. Who knows, your idea may be picked up to roll out as a project too.

Dr Sumanth C Raman will moderate the presentations.

This is not a contest. It is a platform for positive people of our city. The chosen 15 will receive certificates and a Chennai T-shirt. And the ideas will be made public too!

HOW TO REGISTER; Write out a 5-line note on your Big Idea for Chennai and e-mail it ( Subject line – Big Chennai Idea) to us – Mention your full name, what you do professionally and your short address and phone nos. Open to all above 18 years. No regn. fee.

The selected will be intimated  by Aug.29.

DATE OF PRESENTATION; Sept. 1, 2 pm to 5pm.

VENUE; Arkay Convention Centre, Royapettah High Rd., Luz. ( Opp. Vivek’s store; next to Bombay Halwa House; 2nd floor of bldg.)

This event will also feature presentations from those who have already started to work on innovative ideas and who are making an impact with their projects.

Events at Queen Mary’s College – Aug. 23, 2013

Special lecture on Women achievers of Madras by Ms. Sushila Ravindranath, Editor, Financial Express (Chennai)
At 10 A.M

1. Oratorical conpetition
Theme: Some prominent events and places in Chennai.
2. Pencil sketching
Theme: Heritage buildings of Chennai.
3. Photo display competition

Organised by Dept. of History, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai 4.
Contact: Dr.S. Kamala Devi, Asst. Prof. in History,Queen Mary’s College, Chennai. Contact Number:9444910473

Exposition at KRM Public School – Aug. 22 & 23, 2013

At KRM Public School, 104, Patel Road, Perambur,  Chennai – 11.

An Exposition by the Students of KRM Public School under the topics of:
– MADARASAPATTINAM (A complete study of Madras then and now, namely physical and political features, contemporay, historical background, cultural background, pilgrim centres, medical centres, educational institutions)
From  10AM TO 3PM

Remembering Sr Mary Theodore OAM : An Australian birth, a Madras life – Aug. 25, 2013

Organised by Australian Consulate General  in association with the  Indo Australian Association and MITHRA.

The event will be held on 25 August from  5. 30 – 6.30 pm at the Cosmopolitan Club Golf Annexe at Nandanam.

Parvathi (a member of MITHRA ) sings an invocation
Mr Stuart Campbell (Deputy Consul-General) welcomes attendees, outlines events
Lighting of a lamp by representatives of MITHRA, the Indo-Australian Association, Madras Week and Australian Consulate General
Mr David Holly, Consul-General, speaks on the importance of Sister Mary Theodore’s life and contribution from an Australian perspective
Sr Rossamma presents the slideshow on Sister Mary Theodore’s life and works at MITHRA
Mr Stuart Campbell closes proceedings.
Tea and coffee

RSVP : Ms. Pinku Lukose, Administration Officer, Australian Consulate General.
T:  +91 44  459 213 00 (ext: 334)

You, me, Chennai – Online game / contest

Thinktops is conducting a unique online game “You, me, Chennai” for all Madrasis. This game is inspired from a popular game called Scattergories. This contest is open to all kids above 10+ years old and adults. Apart from knowing how well you know about Chennai and you would get to know how different you think from other Chennaites.

Age – Anyone from Chennai (Above 12+ year olds)
Date – 17th & 24th August 2012
Registration Free.
Venue – Online event followed by offline event. Venue for offline event will be announced later.

Register and participate in a team of two. Register by sending a mail to Mention your names, phone number and email ids.

Create a museum on Madras – Online writing contest

Last date to submit entries – Aug. 24, 2013

Open to students of class 8 to 12.
How can we create a museum on our city? What objects can be displayed? The themes that would best classify our city into, the dioramas that can be created of the city and how to use technology for such a museum and for what subjects?
Put all your ideas together and mail it through the form given at

Prizes for the best 10 entries.
25 shortlisted entries will be compiled as a e-book and will be available for download from Sep. 1, 2013.

Rules :
– The article should not be of more than 300 words.
– Ideas should be in separate paragraphs and under relevant sub-headings.
– Entries should be submitted only through online form.

Scrap book making for children – Aug. 18, 2013

Crafting along the Marina – Scarp book making for children

Open to children of classes 6 to 9. A walk taking in the statues on the Marina beach starts from Kannagi statue. Starts at 4.30 p.m. At the end of the walk children will get to do a scrapbook on their walking tour.
Free. Children need to bring their own pens, colour pencils, sketch pens, scissors and glue.
Resource person Krishma Shankar, Memoirs of Paper Craft.

Open to first 25 registrations. SMS name & age to 9840544629. Register on or before Aug. 16, 2013