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The Hindu Archival Exhibit

The yr is 1949. Crowds swell exterior The Hindu’s workplace on Mount Street on a sizzling afternoon to maintain observe of the most recent check cricket rating, because the nationwide newspaper’s workplace employees manually replace the scoreboard from the constructing’s balcony. Within the backdrop, every day life goes on as a tram passes by. Breaking information is actually served from throughout the highway.  

This second, frozen in black and white, stays a uncommon sight. It epitomises the wealth that’s The Hindu’s archives. Get a peek into the gathering on the Kasturi constructing, the Artwork Deco headquarters of The Hindu, as 72 bodily pictures that seize town by its monuments, feelings and historic milestones, and a digital exhibit with 400 photos, take over its partitions.

Curated by city-based researcher Thirupurasundari Sevvel, the archival photograph exhibit is a gateway to candy memory, of a time when Marina Seaside was an image of familial bonding, and Shenoy Nagar’s Thiru Vi Ka Park (which homes the Metro station now), a sight dipped in verdant greens. 

Students at the archival exhibit in The Hindu’s premises

College students on the archival exhibit in The Hindu’s premises
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The primary entrance flanked by vintage stained glass home windows and guarded by an old-fashioned elevator offers option to a hall. Reproduced on canvases are archival photos, as a hardbound guide compiling iconic leaves from The Hindu’s history-defining editions from the 1800s is displayed on the centre, alongside a bioscope from the press, and a tram ticket enclosed in glass vitrines. “There’s one thing for everybody to reminisce about. It is a glimpse of how folks went across the metropolis, loved town and the way town has responded to its folks,” says Thirupurasundari.  

The exhibit can also be displayed in Central, Guindy, Vadapalani, Thirumangalam, Koyambedu, Airport, Wimco Nagar metros, and in Kathipara City Sq. other than The Hindu workplace premises. Concludes Thripurasundari, “Should you ask me if it is a complete historical past of town of Madras, no. Should you ask me if that is the folks’s historical past of Madras, sure,”

Oor, Ula and Ulam is on show until September 9. The Hindu Competition of Chennai is held in partnership with Higher Chennai Company Radio accomplice: Radio metropolis.

Ladies standing in a bus stop only for them, in Madras on July 07, 1981

Girls standing in a bus cease just for them, in Madras on July 07, 1981
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Music in parks, seashores and metros

At Elliot’s Seaside in Besant Nagar, the sound of waves is complemented by the rhythm of a guitar as Chennai-based band Monk’s Stay serenades passers-by. As public areas within the metropolis flip into efficiency venues, impartial music is lastly within the highlight. In a bid to make performing arts accessible, town’s parks and Metro stations will see native expertise reclaiming the house all by the month of August. On this pageant held in partnership with CMRL, On the Streets of Chennai and Radio Metropolis, bands like Mayavisai, Martin & Workforce, Gurupathi & Gang, The Unusuals, Kooda Senthu Kathu, raids, Consonance and Maple Diaries. might be performing.  

Music on wheels

12B, 21G, 5C – whereas these bus routes could appear acquainted to the typical Chennai resident, a hop-on, hop-off bus, a efficiency venue in movement, provides nice promise – each for the sounds and sights of town.

In style metropolis musicians and bands will tour the size and breadth of Chennai performing unique music on a route dotted by a number of stops. The bus flags off from The Hindu’s premises and can journey to Kathipara City Sq. and Island Grounds, to Parry’s Nook and Velachery 100ft. Street to call just a few. Indosoul, Ranjani Shankar & band, Rajesh Vaidhya, A Carnatic Quartet, MS Krsna, Monali and Vedanth, Shilpa Natarajan, G Ravikiran & College students, Gaana Prem, Anil Srinivasan and Sikkil Gurucharan are the artistes in efficiency at totally different factors. The bus may even carry components of the archival exhibit.

The bus will see bands like function Indosoul, acting on August 16, whereas Ranjani Shankar will carry out on August 18.         

Audience at the Festival of Chennai on Besant Nagar beach

Viewers on the Competition of Chennai on Besant Nagar seashore
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Product of Chennai run

Discover town by foot, however make it a problem. The Hindu’s Product of Chennai run in partnership with Higher Chennai Company and Chennai Good Metropolis guarantees a day of mixing an appreciation for town with a small but vital well being examine level.

Run a distance of 5 or 10 kilometres ranging from Napier bridge to provide your self the right period of time to pant whereas peering into a few of the metropolis’s most interesting buildings, notably alongside the coast. It’s maybe straightforward to dismiss runs as nothing greater than an exercise that contributes to bodily health. However ask anybody who willingly takes a while of their day to place their coronary heart by Chennai’s searing warmth for a fast jog, and they’ll let you know concerning the countless joys you’ll be able to uncover on town roads whereas choosing up endorphins like Mario in Tremendous Mario.

The run is powered by Chennai runners with Radio Metropolis being the radio accomplice and AGS Cinemas being the multiplex companions.

Head out on the run on September 3 at 5.30am. The place to begin would be the Sivananda Salai-Napier Bridge Sign.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 06 May 2023: For Metro Plus: Runners at Chennai's Besant Nagar beach train every morning to build endurance and physical health. Akhila Easwaran/ The Hindu

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 06 Might 2023: For Metro Plus: Runners at Chennai’s Besant Nagar seashore prepare each morning to construct endurance and bodily well being. Akhila Easwaran/ The Hindu
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Moonlight Cinema

When you have watched director Pa Ranjith’s Madras, you’re already conscious of the enduring moniker it has given town — ‘Enga ooru Madras adhuku naanga dhane tackle’. However when you haven’t watched it but, or wish to pore over how good the movie is, be part of The Hindu at a night of watching the movie and others like Chennai 28 and Alaipayuthe. A dose of heat sundal and fluffy soan papdi would be the good accompaniments to this night of watching cinema underneath Chennai’s a number of stars.

The cinema occasion will occur at Thiruvanmiyur seashore and Besant Nagar seashore between 6pm and 9pm.The dates might be designed on the positioning.

Meals and music pageant

Chennai has all the time been a melting level of cuisines, taking one of the best from the South, East and West of Tamil Nadu, says meals curator Shabnam Kamil. To have fun all that town has to supply together with some iconic bun butter jam, a heaping of aromatic mutton pulao, high-end Japanese delicacies and a few fascinating new vegan choices, The Hindu’s meals pageant is right here. Combine this with some music from iconic bands within the metropolis and we have now a heady, entertaining concoction. 

The occasion will happen on September 9 and 10. Scan the QR code for updates.

Heritage stroll

5 walks exploring vastly totally different facades of Chennai make for fascinating morning plans. Take a stroll by Ripon Constructing, march alongside Mount highway, discover a photowalk in Kospet, join a heritage stroll by Royapuram and eat your means by a aromatic biryani path. Madras Inherited, Madras photograph bloggers, Shabnam, Higher Chennai Company and Aafreen of ninetyeight.madras, might be taking us by the small print of this metropolis we name our personal with lenses that we might haven’t adorned prior to now. 

The cadence of the stroll is as follows: Ripon constructing on August 23, Picture stroll in Kospet on August 26, Mount Street stroll on August 27 and Royapuram heritage stroll on September 2.

Ripon building lit up for the ongoing 7th Asian Hockey Championship

Ripon constructing lit up for the continued seventh Asian Hockey Championship
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A time out on the Ripon constructing

Madras’ tireless historical past requires vivid retelling by its folks, artwork, structure and politics. To have fun town by the written phrase, Chief Minister MK Stalin will unveil three books by The Hindu group on pioneers in Tamil historical past, the grandeur of the Chola empire and Tamil Nadu by a societal lens. The Archival Picture Exhibit may even briefly discover a residence on the Ripon constructing iconic. The occasion will subsequently have performances by people artistes.

Be part of us on the Ripon constructing on August 22.

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