Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Madras Day 2008: Day 2

The first of a few North Madras events is held this afternoon. Writer K R Narasiah, a marine engineer with a passion for heritage and writing, is the speaker at the Avvai Kalai Kazhagam. His audience - high school students.
Narasiah does a good job in 30 mins. However I feel we need to do more about encouraging organisations in this area to think of, plan and host local events. Perhaps, locate good speakers and enthusiastic fora. So if you do know of people we should network with, inform us.

The evening's talk at Anokhee is a great one - Chithra Madhavan is always interesting. 'Less Known features of Well known Temples. . . . ' she starts off with and then leads us through the Less Known Temples of Madras.

Chithra packs in so much into her talks that you want a Part II. Or you want her to take us to the spots she talks about. The illustrations are exhaustive.
Why don't you write a book on this topic?, suggests some one. She says part of the manuscript is on her desktop.
How about a tour of the less known temples?, asks another.
Chithra is willing. And we hope to organise one in a week or two. Look out for details here! A 6 am to 12 noon tour of select temples.


Aparna said...

>>Chithra packs in so much into her talks that you want a Part II.
Yes! I absolutely loved her talk on temples.

Aparna said...

Btw, I have written about her talk in my blog. Here's the link: http://aparna-a.com/2008/08/19/some-lesser-known-temples-of-madras-%e2%80%93-a-power-point-presentation-and-talk-by-chitra-madhavan/