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Vol. XXIX No. 11, September 16-30, 2019

Madras Week Snippets

Mylapore Food Walk


The Mylapore Food Walk, held as part of the Madras Day celebrations, drew a goodly crowd despite ominous predictions of rain.

Led by the ever-enthusiastic Sridhar Venkataraman who held three other Food Walks this August, the foodies assembled at the top end of North Mada Street and explored a few food joints which offer some of the best snacks in this part of the city.

One such place was Senthil’s Soft Zone on Kutchery Road which has expanded because its snacks and drinks have been a big hit with foodies.

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Board game on city launched at Mylapore cafe


A new Madras-centric board game was inaugurated on Madras Day at the Board Room, a cafe for board game enthusiasts at Bheemana Garden Street, Mylapore.

The new game was curated by theatre personality Krishna Kumar and team. Over 30 teams of two players each, including two 8-year-olds and a couple in their 70s, stayed on till 10 p.m. to play the game that took them to known and less-known landmarks of Chennai. Photo: Krishna Kumar.

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Rare photos of ‘old’ Madras


An exhibition of rare pictures of ‘old’ Madras was held till August 31, 2019 at the gallery of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Alwarpet as part of Madras Week celebrations.

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