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Ashvita launches online sale of Madras collectibles like photos, paintings

October 15, 2018

Are you keen to bid for photos of Madras and art by the city’s master artists? Then you may want to place bids at the aution that Ashvita Fine Art (AFA), an art and culture organisation based in Chennai is holding online.

Founder Ashvin E Rajagopalan whose office is in CIT Colony says this week sees the launch of www.ashvitas.com ‘as the brand takes a step towards starting a dialogue on collectibles, especially Madras memorabilia.’

To mark this launch, October 16, Ashvitas will host a panel called ‘Chennai My Passion – A Conversation On Collecting’ to celebrate the 16th anniversary.
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October 15, 2018

Archbishop Mathias Avenue community ups its drive to segregate waste

Archbishop Mathias Avenue community ups its drive to segregate waste

The Civic Exnora unit in Archbishop Mathias Avenue in the Boat Club Road area hosted a community meet on waste segregation on Saturday, Oct.13. The event was organised to further small waste segregation efforts in this R A Puram area. […]

October 15, 2018

Fire at Chettiar Hall in Alwarpet

A section of Chettiar Hall on TTK Road in Alwarpet caught fire on Sunday afternoon. Fire tenders rushed to the spot which is alongside the flyover near Narada Gana Sabha auditorium and put out the fire. Two floors of the […]

October 14, 2018

Final ‘mikeless’ concert of Navaratri series held at park Sunday morning

Final 'mikeless' concert of Navaratri series held at park Sunday morning

The third and final concert of the Navaratri series held at Nageswara Rao Park was held this morning. 14 year old Shriya Vishnuram, a student of PSBB Nungambakkam presented a one hour ‘mikeless kutcheri’ at the park. Mikes and speakers are […]

October 14, 2018

Sri Kapali Temple idol case; senior HR&CE Dept. officer quizzed by police

A senior officer of the HR&CE Department of the state has been questioned by Idol Wing Police in connection with a case which states that a vintage peacock idol in one of the sannithis of Sri Kapali Temple has been […]

October 14, 2018

Bombay Gnanam’s new play on Shirdi Sai Baba will be staged at NGS hall for five evenings

Playwright and stage director Bombay Gnanam is presenting a new play on Sai Baba of Shirdi. It will be staged by her troupe – MLDG – from Oct. 15 to 19 at Narada Gana Sabha auditorium, Alwarpet. This play follows […]

October 13, 2018

Sri Kapali Temple model alongside this kolu by the Shivkumars

Sri Kapali Temple model alongside this kolu by the Shivkumars

Shivkumar and Uma Shivkumar of Mandaveli have as the maim theme for their kolu Sri Kapaleeswar Temple and the tank apart from the traditional kolu arrangement. They say the entire temple model is constructed using eco-friendly card board and papers […]

October 12, 2018

Navaratri snapshots: bhajans and dance, grand alankarams, sundal on order

Navaratri snapshots: bhajans and dance, grand alankarams, sundal on order

Sundal preparations by families celebrating Navaratri dominate the celebration this season but in some homes, people are turning to source freshly cooked sundal from food joints. Which is why the cooks at the popular Mami’s Mess on Pitchu Street in […]

October 12, 2018

Founder of academy that trains youth for civil service exams dead

The founder-promoter of Shankar IAS Academy, D. Shankaran was found dead in his residence on on Krishnaswami Avenue, Luz on Thursday. Police said that he was found hanging from a ceiling fan and it was a case of suicide. They […]

October 11, 2018

Navarathri at Sri Malleeswarar Temple

Navarathri celebrations are on at Sri Malleeswarar Temple at Bazaar Road, Mylapore till Oct 19. The deity will adorn a special alangaram every evening. The schedule is as follows: Oct 11 – Kamakshi alangaram Oct 12 – Kamba nadi Shiva […]

October 11, 2018

Eco-friendly kolu contest by local NGO: register by Oct.14

SWM-People Forum, a residents’ collective in the Mylapore zone that promotes a zero-waste lifestyle, has announced a ‘My Eco-Friendly Kolu Contest’ Members of SWM-People Forum are also promoting the concept of “Green Navaratri”. Contest participants can share a 2-minute video or a […]

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