Start Madras Week with a walk of Fort St George.
This time it was tough on Suresh - he has just got back from a testing archaeological study of the Guruvayur temple and on Sunday, he had to perform the rituals in memory of his mom who I recall set the most innovative kolus for Navaratri.
There were over 80 people for the walk on Sunday. And 75% of them were under 45.
Evidence of the I-Day celebration here was still around - pandals, chairs, barricades and stuff. We ignored all that and got into the assignment.
Suresh always carries four vintage coins that were used in this region, to amuse and fascinate the walkers. He didn't fail this time. Nor did the organist at St. Mary's as he warmed up for another Sunday service. The ASI staff were kind - they opened the doors to the exhibition on 'Early Madras' and when we finally got to the last point - Fort Museum, it was 10 a.m.
We enjoy doing the Fort. And all those who come along seem to enjoy it too.
When we do it for 2010, the Secretariat and Assembly may have moved to the new address in Givernment Estates
P. S. - We will be posting pictures of any events soon. . .