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  • Three architects in the city with a passion for social history and heritage organised a virtual exhibition on ‘Madras household heritage’ as part of Madras Week celebrations on Saturday. The displayed...
    Madras Week: Architect trio holds virtual exhibition of century-old household heritage articles
    For over nine years, the exhibition was conducted physically. Due to the pandemic, it was held virtual this time. “It was surprising that many people joined us in the virtual exhibition this year, and even children and elderly took part,” said Thirupurasundari Sevvel, architect and certified restorer, also the founder of Nam Veedu Nam Oor Nam Kadhai. Along with her, two more architects joined the exhibition by displaying household heritage items. Akshaya Selvaraj said she had a collection from her grandfather’s personal treasures, grandmother’s kitchen items, and antiques people love to cherish. “It was there since childhood days at my hometown in Mayiladadurai. After understanding the importance of heritage items, I started collecting them. There is a glass ink well which is probably 90 years old,” said Akshayaa. “And there is a glass...
  • Here's why actor Mohan Ram used to carry his own costumes to film studios Here's why actor Mohan Ram used to carry his own costumes to film studios

    Updated On: Aug, 28, 202109:31 AM

    Revisiting Madras of the early 1990s, actor Mohan Ram recollects a few humourous moments from his shooting days at Kodambakkam film studios.

  • Wrap up Madras Week with these virtual events over the weekend Wrap up Madras Week with these virtual events over the weekend

    We've compiled a list of events for you that may make celebrating the city's 382nd birthday a little more memorable.

  • Traditional flowers from Madras become fossilised accessories Traditional flowers from Madras become fossilised accessories

    Updated On: Aug, 25, 202105:04 PM

    Whenever Amrita Giriraj travels, she searches for exotic flowers and leaves. She makes artisanal fossilised jewellery and keepsakes with real botanicals collected ethically from around the world with...

  • Happy 382nd b’day Chennai: GCC kickstarts week-long beautification initiatives as part of celebrations Happy 382nd b’day Chennai: GCC kickstarts week-long beautification initiatives as part of celebrations

    As Chennai celebrated its 382nd birthday on Sunday (August 22) with its annual Madras Day, the Greater Chennai Corporation, along with other organisations, kick started several beautification...

  • Kick off Madras Week celebrations with these events Kick off Madras Week celebrations with these events

    Updated On: Aug, 22, 202104:12 PM

    We've compiled a list of events for you that may make celebrating the city's 382nd birthday a little more memorable.

  • Youngsters on plogging mode to spread awareness on sustainable living Youngsters on plogging mode to spread awareness on sustainable living

    Around 30 participants will visit both Semmenchery and Kodungaiyur dump yards to clear the trash on Sunday in the account of Madras Day.

  • US Consulate General Celebrates Sister Cities Chennai and San Antonio US Consulate General Celebrates Sister Cities Chennai and San Antonio

    U.S. Consulate General Chennai commemorated Madras Week by enhancing cultural understanding and appreciation between sister cities Chennai and San Antonio through a virtual tour of the two cities on...

  • The Miyawaki method: Restoring the greenery of Namma Chennai The Miyawaki method: Restoring the greenery of Namma Chennai

    Updated On: Aug, 21, 202105:21 PM

    Perungudi burial ground is gearing up a green makeover on Madras Day as Thuvakkam Foundation and the Greater Chennai Corporation is going to create an urban forest there, using the Miyawaki method.