Madras Week events in Mylapore neighbourhood

Brush with Madras – Painting exhibition
From Aug. 8 to 23.Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Display of paintings by Anand Kumar.
At Gallery Sri Parvati, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
Open to all.

A walk down memory lane: History and heritage of QMC
Aug. 13. Walk starts at 8 a.m.
A walk inside the Queen Mary’s College campus with a Power Point Presentation by Nithya Balaji, assisted by V.Vasantha. Open to the public. On prior registration and restricted to only 30 participants. Contact by email:


Flora of Queen Mary’s College
Aug. 14. At 7.30 a.m.
A walk inside Queen Mary’s College campus to look at the plants, herbs and trees inside the Campus conducted by Prof. A. Thilagavathy.
Open to the public. Restricted to 35 participants who register at

Songs by children
Aug. 15. At 9.30 a.m.
At TAG Centre, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
Release of CD – Poo Veanuma by Madras Youth Choir. Welcome by P.C. Ramakrishna. Songs by children and release of the children’s CD by Leela Samson. Followed by talk on Madras and Music by ‘Ghatam’ Karthick.
Open only to members of the South India Heritage Programme and their guests.


Talk: Madras to Chennai: A strategic Hub by Dr. Uttam Kumar Jamdhagni
Aug. 16. At 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Talk by by Dr. Uttam Kumar Jamdhagni, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Madras University, followed by an open discussion.
At Observer Research Foundation, A1 Towers, 5th Floor, Conference Hall, 89, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai
Organised by Observer Research Foundation. Intending participants should confirm their interest by email: and also warn-in for lunch.


Madras Meets Korea – Korean Bazaar
Aug. 16. From 3 p.m to 7 p.m.
At St. Thomas High School, San Thome. Organised by the Korean community in and around the city
Open to all.


Photowalk for children in Adyar Poonga
Aug. 16. From 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Open to children studying in class 4 to 10.
Meet at the gate of Adyar Poonga, Greenways Road (Next to Ambedkar Mani Mandapam). Organised by YOCee. Register by sending email to Limited to 30 children only. No fee.


Heritage of Chennai: Multimedia Presentation Contest for school children
Aug. 19. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz.
Registration for contest is closed. Public are welcome to watch the presentations.


Conversation: From LA to Mylapore in search of music
Aug. 20. At 6.30 p.m.
At Chamiers Anokhi, 106/79, Chamiers Road, R.A. Puram
Well known film critic and writer Baradwaj Rangan in conversation with young and fast rising Carnatic musician Sandeep Narayan.Open to all. Organised by Madras Musings.


Exhibition: Once Upon a Time…in Madras
From Aug. 20 to 30.
At the Vennirul Art Gallery, C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, 1, Eldams Road, Teynampet. Dr. Vyjayanthimala Bali will inaugurate the exhibition. Open to all.


Quiz: The Madras Pub Quiz

Aug. 21. At 9 p.m.

At Bay 146, Savera Hotel,  Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai. Four quizmasters, including one from KBC will host the quiz on sports, TV shows, cinema, music and of course, Rajnikanth. Open to all. 

Mylapore Food Walk
Aug. 22. At 4.30 p.m.
Meet at Mylapore Head Post Office, Kutchery Road.
Synopsis: Tour of the Historical/Variety/Inexpensive food options/items in the Mylapore area. Contact: Sridhar Venkataraman (


Madras Quiz in Tamil for Tamil Medium School students
Aug. 23. At 1.30 p.m.
At P.S. Higher Secondary School, R.K. Mutt Road.
Open only to school registered teams from Tamil medium schools. Team of two can participate. Each school can send 3 teams. Registration can be made at 98405 44629.


Walk & Make Scrapbook (for Children)
Aug. 23. At 5 p.m.
Starts at Luz Church and ends at The Children’s Club, V.M. Street, Mylapore.
Free. Children need to bring their own pens, colour pencils, sketch pens, scissors and glue. Resource person Ms. Kalyani Narayanan, Snapshot Memories.
Open to first 25 registrations. SMS name and age to 9840544629 (Ms.R. Revathi). Register on or before Aug. 19, 2014


Talk: A Birth Centenary tribute to actor, comedian T.S. Baliah
Aug. 23. At 6.30 p.m.
At ITC Sheraton Park Hotel, TTK Road, Alwarpet.
Talk by actor and entert’r’ainer Mohan V Raman. Open to all. Organised by Madras Musings.


Walking tour: Living statues of Marina Beach
Aug. 24. At 7.30 a.m.
Meet at the Kannagi Stature, Marina Beach (Bharathi Salai). Brief dramatic enactments of six historical figures (Kannagi, NSC Bose, Thiruvalluvar, GU Pope, Bharathidasan, and Avvaiyar). In Tamil and English. Open to the public. Contact: World Storytelling Institute. Phone: 98403 94282


Elocution competition for children
Aug. 24. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At The Children’s Club, 213, V.M. Street, Mylapore.
Contest in Tamil & English. In two age groups (Class 4 to 6, Class 7 to 9). Topic will be announced on Aug. 17, 2014. Entrance Fee: Rs. 50 per participant.
Contact The Children’s Club Society. Phone: 94440 26237 / 2499 0231: Office hours : 4.30 – 6.00 pm


An Insect – Tree Walk
Aug. 24. At 5 p.m.
Nature walk inside Nageswara Rao Park. Led by Mr.’Poochi’ Venkat and Ms.Rajani Shankar.Organised by Nizhal. For registrations, send a mail to or message at
Contact phone numbers 90030 98613, 97910 29568, or 9940061810


Movie: ‘An American in Madras’

Aug.24. At 6.30 p.m. 

At Savera Hotel, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai.

The movie is on the legendary director Ellis R. Dungan, who directed movies in the Tamil film industry in the 1930s and 40s. Entry free, open to all.



Talk: Little-known facts about well-known temples of Chennai
Aug. 26. At 6.30 p.m.
At Savera Hotel, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai
Talk by Chithra Madhavan. Organised by The Rotary Club of Madras South. Open to invited audience only.

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