Books sale. Lectures on Srirangam. X’mas sales. Sri Ayyappa Pujas. All Events.


A rare collection of over 2000 books from UK and USA are being exhibited at CitI Centre mall on R K Salai Road, Mylapore till end of January 2014.

TheY cover health, fiction novels, classical literature, children’s books, reference books for students, gardening, cookery and so on. Prices start from Rs. 30. The exhibition is on the 3rd floor. Contact 9940320472 for details.



On now till December 22, is a jute festival at Mylapore. Ethnic, eco-friendly products in textiles, stationary, gift items, decor, bags, footwear and handicrafts are for sale.

30 entrepreneurs from different states are exhibiting their jute consumer items.

At Sri Karpagambal Thirumana Mandapam (opp. Sai Baba Temple), 16, Venkatesa Agraharam Street, Mylapore, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.



Available now are a bundle of Christmas treats from Rs. 80 onwards at French Loaf outlet on TTK Road, Alwarpet. Plum cake, stollen bread, eggless plum cake, rich fruit cake, plum puddings, and apple crumble cakes. The chocolate range includes Christmas trees, bells, and snowmen, all made of chocolate.

Contact 32216621 for more details.



On December 21, a fondant (sugared clay) Christmas decor will be created at R. A. Puram. A Christmas tree, a snowman, a happy penguin and Santa Claus will be some of the creations.

The workshop and games sessions are for kids aged 3 to 8 years and the fee is Rs. 240 per child.

From 4 p.m. at Vanilla Children Place, 89 Bishop Garden, Greenways Road, R A Puram. Contact 42066660 / 9940012785.


On December 21 and 22, an exhibition titled ‘The Athangudi Collection’ by Alwarpet-based boutique Paduka, will unveil a special show on organic cotton saris.

Paduka, which specialises in hand-woven women’s wear, has invited ethical fashion brand Ethicus to display its latest sari collection. The visual displays will showcase the organic cotton trail, from farm to fashion.

At 138, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. Contact 9840049982.


On now till December 22 is an innovative exhibition titled Kitsch Art displaying the creativity of G. Venket Ram. He has used regular objects from the kitchen that are used on a daily basis and converted them into objects d’art.

At Art Houz, 41 Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet. Contact 24992173 for details.



From December 21 to 27, the Ayyappa Bhakta Samajam will be conducting its annual Mandala Pooja at Mandaveli.

The Samajam is functioning since 1961 and has been organising this pooja jointly with the Kalyan Nagar Association in the month of Margazhi for several years. Several special events are planned for this year like its flagship event Laksharchana, Kramarchana, Sasthapreethi and Annadhanam. A maha Rudra Yagnam is planned for December 26, followed by a grand procession of the deities on December 27, the last day of the pooja.

Contact 24936646 / 24942997 for details.



From December 21 to 31, there will be a series of dramas besides music and dance, taking place at Mylapore.

This is a fest by Raadhu Arts – programmes begin from 5.30 p.m. onwards with music and dance performances, and from 7 p.m. onwards dramas will be staged by Kathady Ramamurthy, Y. Gee Mahendra, Varadarajan, Mappillai Ganesh, P. S. Raja and Augusto.

At  P. S. Hr. Sec. School, Mylapore. Contact 9445400190.


From December 21 to 30, a ten-day kids art camp will be held at R A Puram.

At Chipmunks, Karpagam Avenue, R A Puram. Contact 9940056618 / 42658628.



From December 23 to 27, the Tamil Heritage Trust is organizing a lecture series on Srirangam Temple at Mylapore.

The pechu kutcheris (lectures) will cover the history of the temple by Dr. Chitra Madhavan on December 23.

The plan and architecture will be explained by architect Roopmathi Anand on December 24, and a talk on Ramanuja by S. Kannan will take place on December 25. Archaeologist K. Sridharan will speak on December 26, and a selection of rituals, festivals and ‘araiyar sevai’ will be demonstrated by Dr. Swarnamalaya Ganesh on December 27.

Admission is free and all are welcome. At Centenary Hall, P S Hr. Sec. School from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact 9884294494 / 9884066566.



From December 23 to 27, a ‘yoga for all’ five-day workshop will be held at Mylapore.

Simple asanas, pranayama and surya namaskar, general fitness tips and yoga therapy for specific ailments, and yoga for pregnant women will be covered. Participants of all ages from 3 to 85 years are welcome.

Organised by Kumari Lakshmi Andiappan, the classes will be held at V. M. Street, Mylapore. Contact 9940691471 for details.


Jeyshree Rajamani from Alwarpet is teaching chocolate making on December 23 and 24, and desserts on December 26 and 27. Contact 9710940383 / 24421248 for details.

Vasuki Ravichandran from Mandaveli is conducting cake baking on December 21, and cupcakes with buttercream frosting on December 28. Contact 9444018560 for details.


From December 23 to 30, the Akhanda Sai Nama Sapthaha Trust is conducting Akhanda Sai Nama Sapthaham or the chanting of Shirdi Sai Baba’s mantra at R A Puram.

During all seven days of the Sapthaham, full meals will be served to inmates, old age homes, orphanages and homes for the poor and handicapped.

At Sri Sai Aravind Hall, 1, Bagirathi Street, Srinivasa Avenue, R A Puram. Contact 24958675 / 9444080529 for details.


The Simpsom Retired Employees Association is celebrating its 4th anniversary on December 25 at Kamadhenu Mandapam at Luz, Mylapore. Contact 9444908556 for more details.



On December 25, a book by Mathioli R. Saraswathy titled ‘Vanda Vali Pona Vazhi’ will be released at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Known for her books on spirituality, poetry and philosophy, this marks the 50th year of writing by her and a grand function felicitating her will be held in January, says Vidhya Subramanian.

The function is being organized by Karthik Fine Arts at 3 p.m. Contact 9840797301 for details

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