Chennai plans to ring in its birthday with a host of occasions beginning this weekend. Follow this quick guide to have fun 383 years of Madras

Chennai plans to ring in its birthday with a host of occasions beginning this weekend. Follow this quick guide to have fun 383 years of Madras

Madras in writing

Madras Literary Society can be internet hosting a collection of occasions all through the month to coach the lens on Madras-related literature. The Spirit of Madras, a storytelling session by Geeta Ramanujam and Vikram Sridhar, curated by the All Tamil Nadu Storytelling Chapter can be accompanied by a family heritage show by architect and conservation skilled Sivagamasundari T, on August 20, 11am to 12.30pm.

Serving the Raj, an exhibition on employed assist in Colonial Madras by writer Venkatesh Ramakrishnan can be proven on August 22 to 29 from 11am to three.30pm. And, Madras Inked, a speak and e book dialogue by writer Sujata Sankar and artist and writer Manohar Devadoss can be held on August 27 at 11am.

Three centuries and counting

Chennai Photo Biennale appears to have fun this Madras Week with a month stuffed with images occasions. Photo Kadai, a one-day pop-up photograph honest on August 19 which can also be World Photography Day lets us have a take a look at photograph prints and merchandise, and take part in cyanotype workshop. The honest offers you a likelihood to win prizes via a fortunate draw. Participating photographers, artists and initiatives embody Amar Ramesh, Dwarakesh Iyengar, Manieesha Sambandam, Nam Veedu and extra. Photowalks for kids can even even be held in Mylapore temple and Besant Nagar seaside on August 20 from 6.30am to 8am and August 21 from 6.30am to 8am respectively. Registration value is ₹300. Reach out to

Bear witness to the previous

An exhibition on the kings and queens of ages previous can be held by the CPR Institute of Indological Research from August 20 to 27 from 11 am to five pm at Shakunthala Art Gallery, CP Art Centre, Eldams Road. A chat on Kings and Queens who dot Madras History by author Venkatesh Ramakrishnan can be held in conjunction with the exhibition on August 20 between 11am to 12pm at CP Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Eldams Road.

With over 30 classic bicycles, together with a customised Raleigh bicycle that included the Tour de France specs of the Nineteen Eighties, modern and classic cycle fanatics may have a area day wanting on the widespread mode of transport throughout the age of Madras. This can be held on August 21 between 08 am and 12pm at Hotel Tamil Nadu, Island Grounds (Opposite Victory War Memorial).


Luz House in Mylapore can be curating outdated pictures of the Buchi Babu cricketing household who have been concerned in pioneering the sport from the late 1800s. Contributions by the Vizianagaram royal household can be discovered on this Madras assortment as effectively. This can be held on August 20 between 10am to 6pm at Luz House, Luz Church Road, Mylapore.

Join Madras Musings, Madras Book Club and Ashvita’s in a speak that includes author Dilip Kumar and Prabha Sridevan, retired decide of the Madras High Court for Dilip Kumar: Signboards to Stories, A Journey. The speak will take us on a journey via the tales of the previous as they recount Madras because it was. This can be held on August 22 at 6.30 pm in Ashvita’s, Mylapore. Contact to RSVP.

One of the prints that will be on display at CPB’s Photo Kadai

One of the prints that can be on show at CPB’s Photo Kadai
| Photo Credit: Maneesha Sambandam

A stroll via historical past

Looking to form up and awaken your interior historian? Heritage walks are the perfect option to go. These are a few of the walks you’ll be able to lace up your footwear for:

Lanes of Aminjikarai: Take a stroll via the streets of Aminijikarai because the Madras social historical past group Nam veedu, Nam Ooru, Nam Kadhai offers us a historical past lesson concerning the surrounding areas. This can be held on August 21 from 6.30am to 7.30am. Email for extra particulars and registration enquiries.

Fort St. George: Have a take a look at one in all Madras’ most iconic landmarks on this heritage stroll performed by Vincent D’Souza. There isn’t any registration required, be a part of the stroll by reporting to the car parking zone reverse the principle gate of the Fort, by 6.45 am. This can be held on August 21 between 7am and 9am.

George Town: Discover extra of Chennai’s previous with organiser Storycorner at Bookmine via this stroll led by Sudha Umashanker. The stroll begins exterior Dare House, Parry’s Corner and covers the boundary marker exterior Dare House, previous High Court, statue of King George V, Pachaiyappa’s Hall, YMCA Building, Armenian Church, St Mary’s Cathedral, the Binny website and Gokhale corridor. This can be held on August 21 between 7am to 9am. To register, attain out to 9840247624 with your identify and particulars.

Triplicance: Madras Inherited alongside with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) showcases the structure, tradition and cuisines of Triplicane on this heritage meals stroll. The occasion can be held on August 21, 4pm to 6pm. Find the registration hyperlink on 

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