Conversations & Heritage

27 Aug.’16: Madras Week Events this Saturday

The following are the Madras week events on Aug. 27, 2016 – this Saturday. A few of them require registration/payment in advance, check using the provided links against each event below. Here is the link for all the events of Madras Week 2016 – it’s a month-long celebration.

@1. 6 A.M. – 9 A.M.: Heritage Walk – The Arcot Nawab trail at Triplicane. This walk takes you through the various monuments/palaces in Triplicane area that were associated with the Wallajahi Nawabs. Cost: Rs. 350/- per head. Details.

@2. 7 A.M. – 8 A.M.: Heritage Walk: Waves of Conversion + Games. The Arulmigu Marundeeswarar Temple at Thiruvanmayur was a center of conversion of Buddhists and Jains back into Hinduism in the 7-9 Centuries. Learn more about this and play a few traditional games at the Temple. Free event, but registration required. Details.

@3. Photo Exhibition on Ancient Temples of Madras at DakshinaChitra, ECR. Curated by K. T. Gandhirajan. Details.

@4. 10.30 A.M. – 11.30 A.M.: Talk – History of Madras from indigenous sources and folklore by K.R.A. Narasaiah at CP Ramaswamy Iyer Foundation. Details.

@5. 11 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.: Chennayil Gnanaratnam – Recital and Play on Bharathi and Chennai at Madras Literary Society. Rs. 50. Details.

@6. 1.30 P.M. – 4 P.M.: Quiz on Madras in Tamil at Lady Sivaswamy Ayyer Girls Hr. Sec. School at Mylapore. For Tamil-medium School students. Details.

@7. 3 – 4 P.M.: Storytelling – Fascinating tales of Madrasapattanam at Madras Literary Society, DPI Complex, Teynampet by Ms. Jeeva Raghunath of Kathai Kalatta. Details. Rs. 50. Details.

@8. 3 – 4 P.M.: Walk – Understanding textile heritage of Madras at the Govt. Egmore museum by Sreemathi Mohan. Rs. 300 per head, advance registration required. Details.

@9. 4 – 6 P.M.: Food Trail – Sowcarpet. Organized by Storytrails, this is a 2 K.M. walk with food stops in between where participants can taste the local flavours. Details.

@10. 4 – 6 P.M.: Photowalk – Explore the Industrial Madras by Ram at Guindy Industrial Estate. Meeting point: CIPET. Details.

@11. 6.30 P.M. to 8 P.M.: Talk – Chennai & Cricket by R. Mohan at Poes Garden. Part of Madras Musings lecture series. Details.

@12. Storytelling: Madras Nalla Madras by Jeeva Raghunath, organized by Kathai Kalatta. Details.


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