Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kilpauk gets active.

Deepa Sekar was quick to act on a suggestion to take a walk around Kilpauk.
Now along with her friend Venkatesh, another long-time resident of Kilpauk, she has taken the idea to lead a heritage walk in Kilpauk.
And plans end it with talk by Randor Guy, who is an interesting storyteller of Madras and cinema.
The rough route plan is ready.
Newtone studio is now Bhvana's, SIGA is Citael, Bain's School, Ewarts, Wesley church, St. Geroge's Home and Orphanage, Kushaldas Gardens, ending Nowroji Road - Rajaji's home.
They are also in the process of talking to people at these places to put up a small gallery of pictures and information about the place so that the walkers can get to know more about the places.
Deepa and her friends have been hosting an event Pongala, in the open spaces of Damodaramurthy Road in Kilpauk for the past two years. This event involves the local residents, kids and parents in putting together contests and cultural shows around the Pongal time.

But this Kilpauk walk is new for them. Deepa is buzzing her contacts in Facebook and Twitter to get more information and for more participation in the event.

After Mylapore, Adyar,Mount Road, Fort St. George and north Madras walks, a new addon to Madras Week celebration is Kilpauk walk from this year.


y said...

Would love the Kilpauk walk. How do I get in touch with Deepa?

Vincent D' Souza said...

Info will be posted at - the site that lists all the events.
Look under Walks & Tours.