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Elders day celebrations at War Widows Welfare Association

War Widows Welfare Association, R. A. Puram celebrated Elder’s Day in its premises on Oct.10.

Around 50 elders including men and women of the Association, Vishranthi, an old age home at Palavakkam participated in these celebrations.

MM. Rajendran, former Governor of Orissa was the chief guest. The President Savitri Vaidi and Vice President Susheela Rajendran were also present. (photo middle left).

It was held at ‘Nimmadhi’, Raja Street Extension, R. A. Puram. Ph: 2464 0092.

The programme included a magic show by R. Raman.(Photos...

Madras Youth Choir invite school students to join its choir

Madras Youth Choir  (MYC) was founded by late M.B. Srinivasan, a well-known music director and a pioneer in Indian Choral Music.

The Choir has started the sub junior category. This is open for children of the age groups 6 to 9.

Children will be trained in the art of choral music singing.

Classes will be held at Children’s Garden School, Mylapore.

MYC is also open for admission to its Junior Group - 10 - 15 years group.

Adults and collegians who wish to join the Senior Choir can also contact MYC.

For more details call 94449 30517, 99944...

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Sringeri Jagadguru is scheduled to visit Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet on Oct.13 at 6 p.m. He is scheduled to render anugraha bhashanam. Ph: 2435 2242.

Siddha Yoga Meditation Center is hosting Shri Guru Gita chanting, followed by meditation, at 10 a.m. on Oct.14. At Arkay Convention Center, 3rd Floor, OMS Lakshana, 146, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore. Ph: 98409 29995, 98400 23458. Open to all. (more…)

Obit: Adayapalam Rangaraja Dikshithar

Adayapalam Rangaraja Dikshithar passed away on Sept.30. He was 105 years old.

He was a longtime resident of Mylapore. He studied Sanskrit and Vedas at Madurai.

He lost his vision at 90 but continued to draw out horoscopes with nakshathra as the only detail, says a friend.

He had an accident in 2007and was bedridden ever since.

He is survived by his son Sairam. The family can be reached at 19, Kesavaperumal Sannadhi Street, Mylapore.

Alumni meeting of P. S. High School

The alumni association of 1972 SSLC batch of P. S. High School will be celebrating its 40th anniversary celebrations on Oct.2 at 4 p.m. at school's auditorium.

11 retired teachers will be honoured on the occasion. S. Ve. Shekhar, former Mylapore MLA and actor, C.V. Narasimhan,IPS (retd) former DGP will participate.

All the alumni of this batch are requested to participate in this celebration.

Medical camp at Abhiramapuram

RCSS Diagnostic Centre, Abhiramapuram, is organising a free diabetic health screening camp on Sep.30.

It includes fasting blood and urine sugar tests and consultation with a doctor. On from 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

It is located at 48, 4th Street, Abhiramapuram. For registrations call 4211 0433/ 34.

Music concert, competition

Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation is organsing 79th ‘Kala Poshakam’, monthly concerts in art forms like classical dance and music on Sep.23. Students of Saraswathy Gana Mandali will perform carnatic music. It will be held at Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet. Dress code is traditional attire. Ph: 93826 98811 / 93810 38385 / 2493 5521.

Brahma Gana Sabha in association with Colombia Kannan Trust is conducting music competitions for age group 6 to 22 years, on Oct.6 and 7. It will be held from 10 a.m. onwards...

Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrations in the neighbourhood

Grand celebrations were held everywhere on the occasion of Vinayaka Chathurthi in the neighbourhood.

Navakalasa Snapana pooja and Ganapathi homam was held at Sri Siddhi Buddhi Sametha Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple. 108 herbs were used for this homam.

Sweet pongal was distributed to people who visited Sri Adrishta Vinayagar Temple in West Circular Road.

Vegetable rice was distributed here in the afternoon.


Dance festival at BVB

South Zone Cultural Centre, Govt. of India is organising Nrithya Bharatham, a dance festival. It will be inaugurated at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on September 17 at 6.30 p.m.

It will be followed by 'Bharathiyin Navarasam' a lecture demonstration by Balagurunathan and Gayatri.

It is located at East Mada Street, Mylapore.

On till Sep 23. For details call 98400 36543.

Music competition on Purandaradasar krithis

Sri Purandaradasar Baktha Samajam, Kodambakkam is conducting a vocal music competition on Purandaradasar krithis for 7 to 22 years.

The preliminary competition will be held on October 14 and final round of competition on October 28. Registration is on between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It will be held at P. S. Hr. Sec. School, R. K. Mutt. Road.

For details call 2834 3952 or log on to

Customers meet at Indian Bank

T M Bhasin, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Bank interacted with the customers at the Customers’ Meet held at Mylapore branch.

Loans were distributed to various beneficiaries. As part of corporate social responsibility, spectacles to senior citizen customers were also distributed on the occasion.

The Bank organised customers’ meet in all its branches across the country on Aug.30, as a part of Founder’s Day celebrations.

Ramzan: share us your photo

In all probability Eid - ul- Fitar will be celebrated  on Monday, August 20, following the period of Ramzan.

However the chief priest of Jumma Masjid says that the day will be  decided on Saturday evening or night following the sighting of the moon.

A special prayer will be held at this Mosques in the morning. Similar service will also be held at other mosques in the neighbourhood.

Mylapore Times is doing a feature on the special food and lunch that is prepare for Id.

Residents who are interested in inviting our photographer in taking a...

Festival of St.Thomas begins on June 29

The annual festival of St. Thomas will be held at the National Shrine of St. Thomas Basilica from June 29 onwards.

The fest will begin with flag hoisting on June 29 at 6. 15 a.m.

A special Holy Mass will be held at evening at 6 p.m.

Car procession will be held on July 7. There will be a solemn High Mass by Arch Bishop Rev. Dr. A. M. Chinnappa on the same day.

The fest concludes on July 8.

For more details contact the church at  2498 0758.

Re-union of 1982 batch of Rosary Matric School

About 30 students of the 1982 batch from Rosary Matriculation Higher Secondary School has a get together on June 11.

The group met up for lunch at The Residency, T. Nagar.

"All of us were residents of Mylapore when we were students, " said one member.

"The joy and happiness could not be contained and the restaurant was just a scream." It was also a time to walk down memory lane, to talk about times spent in the Rosary classrooms and on campus and to let the hair down a bit.

The group has created an account on Face Book. Go to...

Obit: S. Ramesh

S. Ramesh, age 51 passed away on June 2. He was a long time resident of Mylapore.

He was the son of K. Soundararajan and Dhanalakshmi.

He was a student of Vivekananda College and worked at Trans Tempo (P) Ltd as a senior manager.

The family can be reached at 34, 2nd Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore. Ph: 93810 01833.

Nungus, palm juice sell fast as summer heat prevails

The temperature continues to hover in the 40s.

41 degrees. 41.5 degrees. 42 degrees.

Today, the summer heat waves began to hit you as your travelled on bikes or in autos as early as 11 in the morning.

Even the busy mada veedhis around Sri Kapali Temple were deserted after 1 p.m. A pandal erected outside Sri Velleeswarar Temple on South Mada Street created an oasis of shade under which hawkers had some respite from the suffocating heat.

By 2 pm the sea breeze had set in and things got a little better.

In many places, besides hawkers who...

Summer camps listings

This is a listing of summer camps in the Mylapore area. If you are hosting one send us basic details (50 words max) to [email protected]

NM Arts and Crafts at 5, South Canal Bank Road, Mandaveli is having aworkshop for 15 days for children and women. Classes include drawing, craft and hand embroidery. For details call 98411 48485, 2495 1296.

Vanilla Children Place and Money-Wizards is having a 10 day workshop on earning, saving and investing. Open to children from 8 to 15 years. Entry is free.  To register visit Vanilla Children Place,...

Abhirampuram Police arrest chain snatchers

The Abhiramapuram Police has arrested two men for a series of chain snatching in Mylapore, Abhiramapuram and Foreshore Estate.

Vinod Kumar alias Vinod and Ajayan alias Chotta were arrested here on Sunday.

Police sources says that they were experts in breaking open locks and have jointly committed several crimes including an attempt to murder in Mylapore.

The police is to recover 30 sovereigns of gold jewelley valued at Rs.6 lakhs.

Assistant Commisioner Sivasankaran, Abhirampuram inspector crime K. Muniyandi and L&O inspector Srinivasan...

Sanjay Pinto receives award for vocational excellence

The Rotary Club Of Madras North conferred the Vocational Excellence award on Sanjay Pinto, Resident Editor (Consultant) of NDTV 24x7 and a resident of Alwarpet.

The award was presented by R. Nataraj, Chairman, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission at a function in Mylapore. (more…)

Weekend events


The Art of Living Foundation is organising free yoga workshop on April 7 at Marina Beach, near Gandhi Statue. For participation please call 94440 70286, 94444 06113.


Sari utsav by Saanskrutie. On display are cotton, kotta, silks, gajji silks, Georgette, chiffon, silk kotta saris. The exhibition is on from March 29 to April 10 at its store in 77/10, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 4500 0700.

Exhibition of products created by designers, artisans and entrepreneurs on April 6 and 7from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Gallery Sri Parvati,...

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