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Madras Youth Choir take part at International music festival held at Washington DC

July 26, 2017

The members of Madras Youth Choir are an elated bunch. They are back from the Serenade 2017 International Music Festival held at Washington DC recently, interacting with 18 choir groups from 14 countries has enriched their knowledge and experience.

There were several workshops conducted by the group, including two for children, where they taught them Rabindranath Tagore’s famed Anandho Loke in Bengali. Concerts were held at prestigious venues throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

The group premiered a piece especially composed for the festival marking the birth centenary of late president John. F. Kennedy (JFK). This was a medley of 7 songs , comprising of lyrics from a garland of Indian languages. The composition echoed the lofty ideals of JFK – universal love, peace, brotherhood, courage and unity with lyrics by the great poets of India, its traditions and ending with Martin Luther King’s famous song ‘We Shall Overcome’.


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July 26, 2017

Obituary: Parvathi Madhavan and Fr. Cyriac Illmoottil

Parvathy Madhavan, wife of late. B. Madhavan passed away on July 24. She was the daughter-in-law of K. Balasubramania Iyer and daughter of S. Anantharamakrishnan. Her husband, Madhavan, was a trustee of Madras Sanskrit College. Family residence is at Ashrama, […]

July 26, 2017

Workshop for artisans; At Sri Kapali Temple

A three month workshop for artisans, who make idols and pooja items, will be conducted by Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore from Aug 1. D. Kaveri, the executive officer of the temple says, “We have received about 58 applications, out of which […]

July 25, 2017

Scholarships help; Students dream ahead

Scholarships help; Students dream ahead

P. Jaikrishnan, a class XII student at San Thome High School, San Thome did not know how he was going to pay the fees at the school this year. Jaikrishnan’s family stays at Kundrathur and he had taken up basic lodging […]

July 25, 2017

Exhibition and sale; traditional textile crafts of India

Nayaab is an exhibition about the textile crafts of India featuring many brands like Swati Kalsi, Mallika Mathur, En Inde, Akaaro, KORA and more. Inauguration on July 27 at 5.30 p.m. Till July 29. At Crowne Plaza, Alwarpet. For details call […]

July 25, 2017

Padma Subrahmanyam’s dance centre is 75

Padma Subrahmanyam's dance centre is 75

Nrithyodaya, the performing arts academy based in Adyar which is managed by the well-known Bharatanatyam guru and dancer, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam is celebrating yet another milestone in its colourful journey – 75 years. This institution was founded by film director K. Subrahmanyam in […]

July 24, 2017

Seminar on film and literature; At MGR Janaki College

The Department of English at Dr. MGR Janaki College, R. A. Puram is conducting a national seminar on ‘Film and literature: Challenges of adaptation’ on July 26 at the college campus. The chief guest is filmmaker Rajiv Menon. The guest […]

July 24, 2017

Book store: New at Sri Kapali Temple

A book store, managed by Sri Kapali Temple staff, will be opened to the public in two weeks. D. Kaveri, the executive officer of the temple says, “The book store will have about 10000 spiritual books for visitors to shop. The […]

July 23, 2017

If Metro rail plans go through, Luz could become a busy junction

If the proposed plans of Metro rail go through then Luz Circle will become a busy junction for the Metro and have to be a key inter-nodal transport  centre. Three corridors are visualised and in the state budget. The three […]

July 23, 2017

Tamil standup comedy event; Mylapore

Headliner Pradeep Kumar and Alexander Babu will be followed by comics Jagan and Mervyn at this week’s edition of Evam’s ‘Comedy Killadees’. On July 23, 7.30 p.m. At Bay 146, Hotel Savera, Dr. R. K. Salai, Mylapore.

July 23, 2017

Aadi velli, Aadi pooram at Sri Kapali Temple

On the Fridays in the month of Aadi, special prayers are held on this day at Amman temples. At Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore, an abhishekam will be held for goddess Karpagambal (moolavar) every Friday. Devotees who bring bangles will be […]

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