Righto. August. Which means Madras Week and Madras Day. Which means PhotoWalks. Two. Also a special project details of which in a short bit. Before we go to the PhotoWalk announcement, just a small note about Madras Day on August 22. I know it is almost gospel that the date of Madras’ founding in August 22, especially since it has Madras history heavyweight Mr. Muthiah behind it. But then, even he acknowledged there was once doubt, and I think records say September 22.
But then, if I know anything, I know that history and records matter little when it comes to celebrating events, and August 22 is as good a date, if not better, than any. So then, August is Madras month, and here is how we celebrate it.
Firstly, Ram N brings you the photowalk announcements
—Though many walkers and the citymates think we’ve done enough walking in and around Parry’s Corner / George Town, we still think there could be atleast 9-10 walks more in this neighbouthood alone without repeating the same route.
Walk 1: 12th August 2012
Lets walk through the maze of Attorney at laws offices’, the Kaligambal Temple, 150+ years old Muthialpet School, Mannady, Krishnan Koil, Coral Merchant Street Nagarathar Chathirams, The Lungi Merchants, Kachaleeswarar Koil, YMIA’s Gokhale Hall, Catholic Centre, St Mary’s Church & Armenian Church. Hopefully we get to see the trade starting in the morning around the places of worship and thereby a melange of colours to capture. (We could end the walk heading for a breakfast at the Cosmo Cafeteria for many and for a few at the Hot Chips and for very few at Ramakrishna Lunch Home)
Starting Point : Front of Anderson Church, NSC Bose Road.
Time : 6:30 am
Date : 12/Aug/2012
Walk 2: 25th August 2012
This walk would also be a Gastronomic delight for many, yes we check the Kandasamy Koil, South Mint Street – Haven for snack food, Ekambareswarar Temple, Chenna Kesava Perumal & Malleshwarar Temple, the Electrical, the Gold trade pockets and end at the Rattan Bazaar Road. Obviously without mentioning the stopovers to check the Pav Bhaajis, Paani Puris, Kachodi’s in between would be a crime.
Starting Point : M A Ethirajulu Naidu & Sons shop @ Evening Bazaar Road / Kandasamy Koil Arch.
Time : 4:30 pm
Date : 25/Aug/2012
So there you go. Two walks this August. As always, be there with your cameras (or even without one). Call Srinath on 99625 10275 or Ram on 94440 62684 if you are lost or need further information.