Celebrating Vinayaka Chathurthi with Sringeri Jagadguru

His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal, Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri is camping at 124, Sudharma, R. K. Salai.

His Holiness performed special poojas to Lord Vinayaka on Vinayaka Chaturthi day, Sep.19. (photo left) (more…)

Obit: C. R. Anand

C. R. Anand a resident of Mylapore passed away on Sept.6 He was 67 years.

Anand was born and brought up in Mylapore. He did his school at P. S. High School. After his PUC he joined State Bank of India.

He retired as the Deputy Manager from SBI.

He is survived by his wife Vijayalakshmi. She can be reached at 43, South Mada Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2462 0316

Music, dance festival

Oothukadu Venkatakavi Academy Trust located at Mathalanarayan Street, Mylapore is organising a five-day Oothukadu Venkatakavi jayanthi music and dance festival from September 28 to October 2. It will be held at P. S. School hall, Mylapore. There will be a music competition (vocal and flute) for children on September 30 from 9 a.m. onwards at the same venue. For more details contact 7/4, Mathala Narayanan Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2464 2664.

Nrithya Bharatham, an interaction dace festival organised by South Zone Culture Cenre, Govt. of India will...

Storm water drain project drags on and on

The civic body has been laying storm water drains in the neighbourhood over the past few months.

In many parts, the projects have remained unfinished. One such place is Balakrishna Road in Ganeshpuram, Mylapore. This place is located behind Citi Centre.

Residents here say that across two months the entire stretch of this road has been dug up to lay the drains and it remains in this condition. Residents here say that they find it difficult to use the road, which is only a feet wide now.


Founders day celebration at M.CT.M School on Aug.2

M.CT.M. Chidambaram Chettyar International School and M.CT.M. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mylapore is celebrating its Founders Day on August 2.

The celebration will be held at 4 p.m. at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, located inside the school’s premise.

B.S. Raghavan, IAS (Retd.), Ex-Policy Adviser to UN (FAO) will be the chief guest.

Talent contest for special children

Soroptimist International of Chennai, is conducting the 10th Annual Interschool talent contest for students with learning disabilities on July 28.

Oratory, art, music and dramatics contests will be conducted.

This will be held from 9.30 a.m. onwards at, C. P. Arts Centre, Eldams, Road, Alwarpet.

For details call 99625 01620 or email to [email protected]

Sri Andal Thiruvadipura Utsav

Sri Andal Thiruvadipura Utsav was held at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple.

This was held on evening of July 22.

The image of Lord Madhavan was laid on Andal's lap (sayana thirukolam). (more…)

'Veenavaadhini' celebrates 5th anniversary

Veenavaadhini, a classical music school based in Mandaveli, celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 15 at Arkay Convention Center Mylapore.

Veena artistes Jeyaraaj and Jaysri, founders of this organisation handle classes at which students are taught to play the veena.

The event began with a veena recital by Venkatramani, a student of Veenavaadhini.

The chief guest for the event was writer and historian V Sriram. He spoke on the occasion and launched the website

Veena vidwan Vasanth Kumar also spoke on this...

Cardiac health camp at R. A. Puram

St. Vincent De Paul Society  will be conducting a cardiac health camp on July 15.

Symptoms of chest pain, breathing problem, high blood pressure, high cholestrol, obesity, dental problems, stress, will be treated.

This will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guidance Church premises.

It is located at Lazaraus Church Road, R. A. Puram.

For details call 2464 2433.

Thiruvaddipoora Mahotsavam at Asthika Samajam

Thiruvaddipoora Mahotsavam will be conducted by Sri Vedantha Sangeetha Vidyalaya, on July 14 and 15.

On both days bhajans will be performed at 5 p.m., instrumental music at 5.15 p.m. and thiruppavai paasuram recital with discourse by R. B. V. S. Manian.

This will be held at Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet.
 Open to all.

Car rally for women on July 15

The Duchess Club at The Savera is organising its 11th Duchess all women’s car rally on July 15.

This is co-organised by the Madras Motor Sports Club and is open for all women.

The rally will begin at The Savera at 9 a.m.

This is a team event and each team needs to have four members. Participants also need to bring their own car.

A registration fee of Rs.800 will be charged, which includes lunch.

Every participating team will get a 5 liters fuel coupon free for the rally.

Winners of the rally will be awarded at a special event on July...

Record by P. S. Senior students

In the 2011-2012 AISSCE examination conducted for grade 12 students, 21 students from P. S. Senior Sec. School, Mylapore have qualified for the Merit Scholarship given by Department of Science and Technology.

These students will be given a scholarship of Rs.80,000 per year for pursuing science.

The school has been awarded the 'International School Award' by the British Council for the next three years i.e. from June (2012-2015).

The British Council has given the school a logo to be used in all their official communications.


Mottai Maadi Katcheri to feature recording of Thanjavur S Kalyanaraman

Mottai Maadi Katcheri  will be featuring  a recording of, live concert of  Thanjavur S Kalyanaraman on June 22.

This is scheduled  to be held  at 6 p.m.

It will be held at  Brhaddhvani, Flat 1F, Subhiksha Mira Apartments, 33/17, East Abhiramapuram 3 rd Street, Mylapore. For details call: 98400 77769.


Organically grown mangoes on sale

The season for mangoes continues though the local markets are not full of them.

A few shops in the Mylapore area also offer mangoes which are grown in organic farms.

Here is a check out:

SS Greens is selling Banganapalli  for Rs.75 per kg, Malkova for Rs.125 per kg and Alphonsa for Rs.100 per kg. It is located at 1, Janaki Avenue, Fourth Street, Abiramapuram. Phone: 2466 0738 (photo on left).


VSAP Organic Shop is selling Banganapalli  for Rs.80 per kg and Immampasand for Rs.120 per kg.

The shop is located at First Trust Main...

Autism Arivom, awareness book for parents

"Autism Arivom", a book on autism spectrum disorder by Dr. A. V. Srinivasan was released on April 21.

R. Palanivel, Honorable Justice, Madras High Court, released the book and G.A.Rajkumar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, received the first copy.

Dr. A. V. Srinivasan has authored books on topics like Epilepsy, headache, stroke with an aim towards dispelling myths and guiding patients towards understanding and managing their condition effectively. (more…)

Priyadharshini presents dance recital at Vasant Utsav

Priyadharshini Rajkumar, disciple of Padma Subrahmanyam presented a Bharatanatyam recital on May 8 at Sri Kapali Temple. Priyadharshini is a resident of Mylapore.

This was part of the Vasant Utsav -  series of cultural festival organised by Saraswati Educational Cultural and Charitable Trust.

Cultural events are held here daily till May 13 from 6.45 p.m. onwards.

Workshop on Factories Act and contract labour

National Institute of Personnel Management, Mylapore recently held a state level workshop on the intricacies of Factories Act and contract labour at Deccan Plaza.

The workshop was inaugurated by Mohan Pyare, IAS, Principal Secretary Labour and Employment, Govt. of TN.

About 105 people participated in this workshop.

The nuances of the status were discussed with case laws and various incidents occurred.

Also present were K. Ayyannu, Chief Inspector of Factories and Adhilakshmi Logamurthy, Advocate and Director Sriraksha Counselling and...

Classes, workshops

Workshop for kids and housewives from Feb.1 in basic drawing, oil painting, pencil shading, Tanjore painting and SuvarChittram at Bamboola Play School, 73 Venkatakrishna Iyer Road, R. A. Puram. [opp. Grand Sweets & snacks]. Contact 98844 15750.

Small Talk- English Language Institute's is starting a new weekend course for school children from Jan.28. The course will help students grasp the concepts better, improve their exam scores and apply grammar in everyday conversations. This is open to children of the age groups 12 to 15 years, and...

New Year parties at neighbourhood hotels

The Savera Hotel at R. K. Salai is organising filmee feast for new year.  A variety of buffet dinner with live band is available at all of its four restaurants. For reservation and more details call 2811 4700.

The Raintree Hotel at St. Mary's Road is offering special cuisines at its restaurants. There will be live bands and DJ night. For reservations call 2430 4050.


Christmas celebrations: singing contest, camp fire, carols

Many celebrations were held at the churches during the last week of Advent, the week before Christmas.

At St. Thomas English Church in San Thome High Road a campfire was organised on Dec.18.

This is an annual event where in during the last Sunday before Christmas we have a family get together and fellowship, says Pastor Devaputhiram.

The members of this parish sit around a big campfire and sing carol in English and other regional languages, he added.

This was followed by dinner.


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