Events for the week


The annual Spirit of Youth Festival featuring music and dance will be held by the Music Academy Madras from August 1 to 10.  Application forms may be downloaded from the Academy’s website at The applications completed may be sent to Music Academy on or before May 15. For details call 2811 2231 / 2811 5162.

Raja Annamalaipuram Bhaktha Jana Sabha is organising Thiagaraja Swami music festival on March 23, 24 and 25 at its premises at 8, Ammani Ammal Street, R. A. Puram. The event will be inaugurated by Justice R. S. Ramanathan, Judge, High Court, Madras. Pancharatna kritis of saint Thiagaraja will be held on March 25 at 10 a.m. Open to all. For details call 2493 8682.


THEO, foundation for children with special needs, R. A. Puram is launching ‘Theo’s lifeskill training project’ for children with special needs on March 28 at 2.30 p.m. at Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam, 332, Ambujammal Street, Alwarpet.

Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs is organising a talk on “Union Budget 2012-13” on March 25 at 10 a.m. The talk will be held at Mahalakshmi Welfare Association, 11, Park View Street, R.A. Puram.

Architectprep’s free seminar on B.Arch programme will be held on March 25 at Thejomaya Centre for excellence, 9, First Street, Karpagam Avenue, R. A. Puram. Students and parents of class 10 upwards can attend this free seminar. Call 9444041876 for more information.


Free tuition for students of std X and XII will be held in the first week of April at Akshara Play School, 23, Arisikara Street, Mylapore. For more details call 2461 4676.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is organising free computer education for educated unemployed youth from economically backward section. Application for accounts assistant, desktop publishing and senior citizen course will be begin from May 2 at 18 – 22, East Mada Street, Mylapore.


Sathva, a R. A. Puram based NGO is organising Anubhava – an event to exhibit talents of differently able children on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  and on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Corporation Community Hall, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. There will be stalls of creative work done by special children, talent shows and competitions.

An exhibition of photographs on the “Beauty and Grandeur of Pallava Temples” will be held on March 28 from 4 p.m. onwards at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture. There will be a lecture by Dr. Chithra Madhavan on ‘Art and architecture of Pallava temples’ and another lecture on ‘Ancient architecture – a delight to photographers’ by K. L. Raja Ponsing, founder and director of Ambitions 4 photography academy.

A group painting show is on at Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, 1st Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore. On till March 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Painting, sculputure and installations by Paresh Maity is on at Gallery Sumukha, St. Mary’s Road, Alwarpet. On till March 31.


Saninee is organising an exhibition cum sale of handcrafted clothing from OKHAI (an NGO initiated by TATA, From March 22 to April 8 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be hand embroidered Kurties, Dupattas, Stoles and Bags. Sanginee is located at C P Ramaswamy Road, Opp IDBI Bank, Alwarpet. Ph: 4510 2222/ 4444.

Witco located at Luz is having a sale of conventional and contemporary handbags. Priced from Rs.500 onwards. Ph: 4295 4111.

A sale of towels by Towliya will be held till March 25 at 7, 8th Street, Dr. R. K. Salai, Mylapore near Dominoes Pizza. Ph: 2847 5899.

Sri Vedantha Desikar Devasthanam is organising Vastharam auction. Saris, dhotis will be auctioned on March 24 at the temple premises from 10.30 a.m. onwards. For details call 2495 3799.



Mahamudra is having Ugadi Vindu bhojanam. Open for lunch on March 24. Located at Luz Church Road, near Nageswara Rao Park and before Rangachari cloth store, Mylapore. Ph: 4353 5555.

Ugadi specials at Amaravathi. Special treats will be served along with Andhra meals. Priced at Rs.500 for two. Amaravathi is located at Cathedral Road, Opp. Music Academy, Mylapore.

Midnight breakfast buffet at Cappuccino at Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers, TTK Road. Available from 12 a.m. onwards.