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Vol. XXXII No. 10, September 1-15, 2022

Chennai Heritage Lectures


The Cryptic Chennai Quiz, hosted online – Quizmaster Ashwin Bhandarkar tested how well quizzers know our city in an engaging crossword quiz.

Signboards to Stories: A Journey at Ashvita’s – Writer Dilip Kumar shared his inspiring tale in a conversation with Justice Prabha Sridevan.

Food historian & raconteur Rakesh Raghunathan gave a taste of Chennai’s rich culinary heritage as he traced the influences of diverse communities on the city’s cuisine.

Fitness experts Aishwarya Manivannan, Vidya Singh, Anusha Swamy and Raj Ganpath spoke of how movement is changing the city and its people, in a chat moderated by Rosella Stephen, Editor, The Hindu Sunday Magazine.

A Tribute to SPB at GRT Convention Center – Actor and writer Mohan V Raman guided us down memory lane as he recalled astonishing incidents from singer SPB’s life.

Staging Ponniyin Selvan at Hotel Savera – Artist and director Pravin Kannanur recalled how the city’s art community came together to bring Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan alive on stage for the first time in 1999.

Tete a Tete with Manual Aaron at Hotel Maris, Cathedral Road – Chess legend Manuel Aaron spoke of his journey in the sport in a chat with anchor and veteran quizzer Dr Sumanth Raman.

Exploring Possibilities at the Museum of Possibilities, Triplicane – In a conversation with Madras Musings editor Sriram V, pioneering social worker Poonam Natarajan spoke of the progress made over the years in creating inclusivity for the differently abled and the milestones that still lie ahead.

Digital Chennai, at Chamier’s Cafe – Co-founder of Social Beat, Vikas Chawla and Co-founder of the Indus Valley, Jagadeesh Kumar spoke of how Chennai is riding the digital wave in a panel discussion moderated by business advisor and IIM-A alum, Chandu Nair.

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