Welcome to the 2017 edition of Madras Day. Madras Week if that tag sounds good. And some would say, Madras Month since for some years now the events are spread across 30 or more days!
Last year, the official count showed 152 events. With Talks and Walks adding to a good 50 plus.
And all these events were curated and hosted across the city and voluntarily.
Which is what the spirit of Madras Day has been and will be, hopefully.
Events ideate round the year. Some ideas hibernate, some pop up suddenly and some have a life of their own.
Many groups and communities who have been hosting events for some years now have got their hats on early and share the plans as early as May and June.
One of the events which gets into discussion mode early is the Madras Quiz. Host Murugappa Group is always keen to discuss ways in which this popular event can be improved.
This year, leveraging the social media is the focus and so, a few weeks before the mid-August event there should be some great buzz on FB and Twitter.
Quizmaster Sumanth C. Raman may well present a teaser quiz from a few landmark spots on First Line Beach!