Contest: Madras Nalla Madras – Last date for submission: Aug. 26, 2020

Our Grandparents have Great Stories on the City. Record their Lovely Memories

This is a contest, organised by Mylapore Times and is open only to Chennai school students. It is in English.

If your grandfather or grandmother lived many years in this city then called Madras and now Chennai, we want you to converse with one of them.

Have a 30-minute conversation with either or both of them. The conversation can cover school and college days, their work and social life days. The local community life, transport, weekend amusements, festivals and social events in the colony where they resided then. Make sure all these events they recall are based in Madras!

We want lots of details – like names and year of happening, street and colony names, people’s names….. We also want little anecdotes. But all facts!

Write down the memories you record in 300 words. In English.

ALSO, add a photo of the person/s you have spoken to. A photo taken in their school / college / street/ colony/ popular public spaces ( like beach, park, theatre they frequented in the 1950s / 60s / 70s can also be attached. Caption the photos, please.

PLUS, record in an audio format one little account of their stories. For just 1 min. Let it be clear. Send this as a MP3 format file.

You need to mail to us a Word file of the recollection. And a MP3 audio file of a little story!

E-mail the entry (give your full name, name of the school, short address, e-mail ID and contact phone no. ) to – Mark your mail – Madras Nalla Madras! ( For any clarification call 9841049155)

Contest closes Aug.26, 2020.

BEST FIVE SUBMISSIONS get PRIZES – Certificate and Madras souvenirs.