Category Archives: City Roundup

Joshna Chinnappa wins the Asian Squash Championship

Joshna Chinnappawins Asian Squash 2017

The 19th Asian Squash Championship took place at the Express Avenue Mall and the Indian Squash Academy in Chennai from April 26 to 30, 2017. Players from Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, and Singapore besides India came to »

Miniatures of musical instruments at display

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, well-known Indian classical BharataNatyam dancer launched Indian musical instruments made by S. Gopal – a sculptor and a craftsman on April 1, 2017.

Dr. Padma had organised the display of the musical instruments at her dance school, as part »

Urban Waters – Photo Exhibition on Adyar River – March 15 to April 30, 2017

Adyar river photo exhibition

The mighty Adyar River that flows through Chennai has a tale to tell.
Arun Krishnamurthy, founder, Environmentalist Foundation of India has documented the origin of the river, the journey and the culmination all captured in images aimed at sensitizing citizens of Chennai »

Oil spill from collided takners spreads across Chennai shores

oil spill

Two oil tankers accidentally collided with each other on Jan. 28, 2017 near the Ennore Port in Chennai. It took a day to notice the effects of the collision and the oil spill on the shores of the beaches in Chennai.

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Cyclone Vardah and its fury over Chennai

Cyclone Vardah Ration Store

Cyclone Vardah, which hit Chennai and its neighboring districts on December 12, wreaked havoc everywhere it struck. Tens of thousands of trees were uprooted, roofs were blown away, thousands of electricity poles felled and cables snapped. Window panels of many houses and »

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is no more

After seventy-four days of hospitalisation, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2016. She suffered a cardiac arrest a day earlier and did not respond to life support treatment, said a Press Release »

St. Luke’s Church in Anna Nagar will get a new look soon

St Luke's Church Statues

St. Luke’s church in Anna Nagar West, which was first opened to the public on October 2, 1977, is now being demolished for reconstruction. The demolishing began on 10th of November 2016. The renovation aims at creating more space inside, as the »

A dance performance celebrating Ambujam Krishna

Ambujam Krishna

With the December Music Season in Chennai just beginning , students of Bharathanjali presented a dance performance ‘Kshetrambuja Maala’, based on the compositions of Ambujam Krishna.

 

The resource person for this dance production was Sujatha Vijayaraghavan, a dance and music scholar. »

Drishti – a play for the love of the motherland

Alchemy Theatres presents Drishti — My Country, My Mother, a play inspired by former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam’s speech, ‘Do you have 10 minutes for our country?’

Drishti, a contemporary theatre production, is an attempt to emphasize on the thought »