Thursday, July 17, 2008

Walks, talks and more; info on Aug.1

Patience please.
Madras Day regulars want to get all the info on the events.
Murali of BSNL dropped by to check out early alerts. He is the sort of person who will hop across three events all in one evening and enjoy the exercise!

Next week, we hope to post some tentative events. V. Sriram mails to say there will be a series of talks in central Chennai and in north Chennai across the week. Look out for the post.

At least 7 walks have been finalised. One of Chinna-dari-pettai (Chintadripet), another of the Marina (Sriram who will lead it has called it ' Women of the Marina'), two inside Fort St. George, one on Mount Road, one in North Madras (around the Mint area), one of three railway stations (Egmore, Central and Royapuram).

There could be 5 more!

Keep checking out . . .


Shanthi Krishnan said...

I am prepared to lead a walk from one end of the Besant Nagar Beach to Adyar Alamaram = inside the Theosophical Society.

This Theosophical Society is a Heritage area and may be we need permission to enter but it would be a Landmark Walk. Can we get permission please?

Vincent I am back on the 12th so please help me decide the date.

Thank you.

Vincent D' Souza said...

Good idea Shanthi.

You will need to chart a route which presents a nice mix of history and heritage and social life - Kalakshetra, Ashtalakshmi temple, Vailankanni Church, TNHB colonies, Elliots Beach and the Schmidt Memorial, the kuppam, Olcott School, TS Camping Site, Avvai Home, Padmanabha Nagar, old Adyar Bridge and TS.

If you can do a recce with 3/4 oldtimers who can share stories of the area, would be great.

Adyar Times can publicise this walk. But please firm up details and info.