Just like we celebrate our Birthdays, I firmly believe the City we
call home also deserves one. Today is my home town, birth place Madras/Chennai’s 372nd Birthday.
The month of August begins and the excitement mounts. I look forward to the line-up of events dedicated to Madras Day. Infact, it was only few years ago that I discovered Chennai was born on 22nd August, 1639.
There are Photowalks to explore various hidden treasures in the lanes
scatted around the city; and there are talks where we get to learn
about the rich history, culture and art embed within. The events are
quite a treat for those who have been living here and others who are
keen on learning more about this city. A chance for us to enjoy the
architecture from the years gone by, visit monuments, buildings, parks
and galleries filled with information and pictures related to Chennai
and of course to create our own memories..
Earlier, Chennai was where I spent my school holidays in, among
family and friends, But now, it is my Home, where i know I belong! Even
though I’ve been living here for over a decade, there are so many places
I’ve not visited, explored or even heard of. Hmm, about time I
rectified this, what say?!
I have been eyeing the Madras Day agenda almost daily, wondering what
all I can be a part of and there are a few that have caught my
attention, which have been jotted down in my Calendar. I am definitely
looking forward to the TALK: Lesser known temples of Chennai by Chitra
Madhavan on 23rd August evening [Tuesday] and the HERITAGE WALK : Meandering down Mint Street on 28th
August morning [Sunday] amongst the lot. Oh gosh, how can I forget to
mention the NATURE WALK inside the IIT Madras Campus on 27th August morning [Saturday]?!
What are the events you are attending? Here is the link for The Madras Day Events
Let the celebrations begin!
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