Monday, August 11, 2008

The media gets going . . .

We had a press conference this evening.
To share with the media the buzz about Madras Day 2008.
Taj Coromandel was the tea sponsor and host.
The Bhatts who run Prism PR got the event together (Prism PR is yet another collaborator since we started 4 years ago. Thanks Satyan and Parul)

Some media people wanted to know why we didn't have a formal inauguration. A launch. A kick-off. Others wondered how we worked without a committee. . .

Madras Day is all about people of the city hosting their own events. Of any kind. They don't need to check with Muthiah or Sriram or me or anyone! Just do it.
And do let others know so they too can participate.

We are hoping that once the media buzz goes out many other citizens will plan events.
Revathi, my colleague has just posted a compact calendar of events for the Week and will update it the moment the buzz comes in.
So just go ahead and print that out and prepare to soak in. 6 sheets of events!

P. S.: The K and P photo exhibition at the Taj Connemara took off on Saturday evening. I wasn't impressed at all. It seems to be a lopsided, poor selection of photos. Surely not 4 plus pictures of a 'religious beggar'! 

P. S.: I took out a group of students and their parents on a  Mylapore Walking Your on Sunday. That has inspired people to send a group for the Aug.18 walk of the Fort. We can host 3 more school groups (limited to 30). Do get in touch!


Pramod Harith said...

Great Initiative, folks!

Why not a foodie day, celebrating the olden golden food joints that have delighted the taste buds of many a chennaiites!

I would like to know how i can help with this or anyother area for Madras Day

Vincent D' Souza said...

Thanks for this Pramod.

Theres lots you and your friends can do.

Chandroo (Chandrachoodan) who is another passionate Chennaite is planning a round of the old time food joints / street food destinations.

Catch him at He is also leading the Chennai PhotoWalk.

But you'll need to roll now!