History of Annanagar Tower Park

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Annanagar Tower park is an important landmark in Chennai. Today, I went to a heritage walk on – ‘Social History of Annanagar’ conducted by Ms. Tirupura Sundari. The talk revolved around the history of Tower park — it was one of the first structures to be constructed in Annanagar to draw more people to the ‘India International Trade Fair’ held in 1968. Ironically, the fair was over-shadowed by the Tower as it became the main attraction. Continue reading History of Annanagar Tower Park

Adyar Park/Tholkappiya Poonga: Chennai’s Nature Retreat!

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Adyar Park/Tholkappiya Poonga is an excellent escapade from the concrete jungle to a natural jungle, right within Chennai city. Main gate is on Greenways road, nearer to Adyar/Elphinstone bridge.  Visitors need to assemble at 2:30 P.M on Tuesdays or Thursdays and a batch of 20 people will be taken on a guided tour. You need to pre-book their tickets from the park website after checking availability. Entry ticket: Rs. 20/-, Car parking: Rs. 20/-, Camera: Rs. 50/-.  Continue reading Adyar Park/Tholkappiya Poonga: Chennai’s Nature Retreat!

Why Invest in Mutual Funds in India?

This is a guest post by Ram Mohan. 

Administrator’s note: I know Ram through an acquaintance I met at a recent event. Since Ram seems to know much about Mutual Funds in India and he has created a course on the topic, I invited him to do a guest post here so that readers can learn more. The below mentioned views and opinions are author’s own. Needless to say, Mutual Funds are subject to market risks. Research, learn and assess them carefully before you invest.

What are mutual funds?

A mutual fund is a professionally managed pool of money that is invested in a mixture of stocks, bonds and other asset classes. Continue reading Why Invest in Mutual Funds in India?

Organic Proteins for a Fitter & Healthier India: OMG!

This is a guest post by Kasi. 

Administrator’s note: I met Kasi during a recent event. He is trialing his new venture in India. Since his enthusiasm for his business impressed me, I invited him to write a guest post to educate readers on Enhancing Fitness through Organic proteins. The opinions mentioned in this post are the author’s and readers are encouraged to do thorough research/evaluation before deciding. Over to Kasi . . . 

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My name is Kasi. I am a British Indian. Indian by origin, British by birth, Entrepreneur by spirit. Continue reading Organic Proteins for a Fitter & Healthier India: OMG!

Butterfly Walk @ Adyar Poonga, Chennai

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                                          Me with Tamil TV Serial Actor Murali Kumar :)

On Thursday, I went to the Butterfly walk at Adyar Park/Tholkappiya Poonga organized by MNS – Madras Naturalists Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to create awareness about India’s natural heritage, document and conserve it through various activities. During the walk, we spotted and clicked many butterflies and the volunteers helped us identify the species, know more about them, their specialty, etc.  Continue reading Butterfly Walk @ Adyar Poonga, Chennai

Review: Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga (Tamil Movie)

Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga (வாசுவும் சரவணனும் ஒண்ணா படிச்சவங்க) is a Tamil movie directed by Rajesh M starring Arya, Santhanam, and Tamannah.

Movie review: Nice comedy with a decent screenplay. Santhanam back in form! :)

திரைப்பட விமரிசனம்: நல்ல நகைச்சுவை படம். சந்தானம் கலக்கி இர்ருக்கரு :) Continue reading Review: Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga (Tamil Movie)

Chocolate Sandwich shop @ Ashok Nagar, Chennai

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When fellow blogger Jeevan introduced me to Chocolate Sandwich shop @ Ashok Nagar, Chennai, I was all excited to go. Because I love sandwiches and I have not eaten a chocolate sandwich before! When I went to the shop (Ashok Nagar 9th Avenue, opp. to Puliyanthope play ground), I found they offer much more than just chocolate sandwiches. Continue reading Chocolate Sandwich shop @ Ashok Nagar, Chennai

Madras Day Celebrations 2015: Go Participate!

Every year, the management team of The Madras Day magazine organizes month-long celebrations to celebrate the birthday of our city – Chennai. They organize various events where public can participate like exhibitions, walks, talks, movie screenings, musical events, etc. Most of them are free to attend (some are paid) and the events are related to the history/heritage of Chennai in someway.

Here is the link for: Events Calendar for Madras Week Celebrations, 2015.

Don’t just sit at home this August — go attend at least a couple of events. I am sure they will be educational and entertaining. Yes, I am also planning to attend a few :)

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