 Know your Library – Library Orientation Programme @ British Council, Chennai, Saturday, 25 July 2015, 4 pm. Get yourself acquainted with the full range of the library functions, services and also about the RFID technology & the arrangement of books on shelf!  Protonica : Live on 1st Aug, 07:00pm - 12:00am @ Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai City Centre, Building No. 2, Ethiraj Salai, Commander - In - Chief Road, Near Ethiraj College, Egmore, Central, Chennai.  DESTINED 4 GREATNESS YOUTH CONFERENCE & Isaac Joe LIVE CONCERT on AUG 2 2015 @ YMCA Royapettah, Chennai from 3 to 8.30 pm with eminent leaders and musicians like Anand Pillai. Suresh Chackravarthy, Ashwin Dhyriam, Sandy Oberoi & Joseph Brothers and CREW. Call 9884422220/ 9551710000 / 9885537844

Friday, 31 July 2015

Svanubhava Workshops 2015

This year Svanubhava will be a 24-hour long event 
scheduled to take place on
07 August 2015 
at 
Kalakshetra Foundation, 
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.
There will be a series of 3 hour intensive workshops, 
from 3.30 pm onwards, 
happening simultaneously in different spaces 
within Kalakshetra, Chennai.
*****
Guruvayur Sri Dorai – Music Workshop

MIDS Monthly Seminar Series

Battling Over Nature: India’s Ecological Future as if History Mattered

Speaker: Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan
Director, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi
Chair: A. R. Venkatachalapathy, Professor, MIDS
Date: Tuesday, 04 August 2015, 3.30 pm

@ Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Respectful Homage to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Only when you have courage to lose sight of the shore, you can discover the oceans! - Dr. Kalam
It's rare to find a gem, so noble and so serene! so humble and so unassuming! Hard to believe that the 'People's President' is no more! Our homage and respects to you dear Kalam Sir. You have not passed away! You are etched in our hearts... forever!

A Memorable Thought on Dr. Abdul Kalam, shared by his assistant:
Often he would ask me, "You are young! decide what will you like to be remembered for?" I kept thinking of new impressive answers, till one day I gave up and resorted to tit-for-tat. I asked him back, "First you tell me, what will you like to be remembered for? President, Scientist, Writer, Missile man, India 2020, Target 3 billion... What? I thought I had made the question easier by giving options, but he sprang on me a surprise. "Teacher", he said.
The Department of English, MCC takes pride in the fact that, it is one among the first institutions in India, to prescribe Dr. Kalam's Speech 'My Visions for India" for all their General English [Part - II] students. MCC also had the pleasant privilege of having Dr. Kalam grace the Convocation Day of MCC in February 2007, where his speech enthralled hearts and minds alike, and served as a great motivation for both the teaching fraternity and the student community. The full text of his speech at MCC on our blog HERE and Part II HERE

You can never die... Kalam Sir! yessss! you live forever... in all our hearts! 

Images of Women in German Cinema

Images of Women in German Cinema
Marianne and Julianne
Dir: Margarethe von Trotta
On 30 July 2015, 6.30 pm
@ Goethe-Institut Auditorium, off Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Institute Seminar Series

Capability Deprivation of People with Alzheimer’s Disease:
An Empirical Analysis Using a National Survey
On Friday, 17 July 2015, at 3.30 pm
At
Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS
By
Jaya Krishnakumar
Professor of Econometrics, University of Geneva
Chairperson: Shashanka Bhide
Professor and Director, MIDS
All are Welcome!


Saturday, 11 July 2015

Three-day Calligraphy Workshop

Three-day Calligraphy Workshop
Learn the basics of Calligraphy
16 - 18 July 2015
[3 to 4 hrs per day]
Basic strokes, small letters, CAPITAL LETTERS, numerals, 
border designs, designing new fonts, poster making etc.
Free material will be provided which includes 6 nib pen set, and other related stuff.
Free material kit is a take-away.
Contact: Christina’s Art Studio @ 8754407908, 044-26453366
                                              

Friday, 10 July 2015

Travellogue by Bruce Peck in Chennai

Travellogue by Bruce Peck: An Art Exhibition
10 July to 25 August 2015
11 am to 7 pm
@ Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Third Street, Near Taj Hotel, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Seasoned American artist Bruce Peck will showcase an exhibition of his paintings in Chennai which will feature a travellogue by him. 
He has been crafting etchings for over 20 years now, and he explores the beauty and characters of England’s landscape through them.
An avid traveller, the American artist grew up in India. He has won several accolades and awards for his landscapes of New England and India.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Call for Papers on the 'Performative' in Ibsen's Play

Dear Students, Researchers and Colleagues, 

Well, we've got an appreciative response from Researchers at the University of Montreal, in response to our blog post on Thomas Ostermeier's rendition of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. 

[The Flashback: As part of my paper with my I MA students on Ibsen, we had taken along with us students from I MA (currently in II MA) and other day scholars aka Ibsen enthusiasts from other departments, for the performance of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. It was quite an absorbing performance, which went on till late into the night].

Now, researchers from the University of Montreal, have written to invite those of us who were spectators during the performance—to present papers on the various aspects of the play's performance and its reception in Chennai, amongst the Chennai audience. They are also planning to publish the papers. I've offered to contribute a paper too. Would love to have your paper as well, latest by 05 September 2015. Please do contact me for more details.

I reproduce below the Call for Papers sent to me by Ms. Edouard Bourdelle from the University of Montreal, Canada. 

With all best wishes, 
Rufus

Call for Papers – about An Enemy of the People from Thomas Ostermeier

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Art of Cushion-Making

Cushion-Making Workshop
09 July 2015 to 11 July 2015
3 days (2 ½ Hrs per day)
Learn the art of cushion making, and the eight different types of cushions.
Participants can take back their material kit and their work.
Flexible timings will be provided.
Contact: 8754407908
Christina’s Art Studio
New Avadi Road (near Kilpauk)

Chennai, India

Monday, 6 July 2015

Two-Day Interactive Workshop on Creative Writing
07 July – 9 July 2015
@ British Council, Chennai
The Two-day Interactive Workshop aims to
Introduce participants to creative writing in English
Raise awareness of the real-life uses of writing creatively
Provide participants an opportunity to practice writing creatively in English using various techniques and approaches.
They will also look into the different approaches to writing.

For more details, contact: The British Council, 737, Anna Salai, Chennai – 2.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Comics as Visual Literature

LITFEST 2015
International Conference 
on 
Comics as Visual Literature
2 to 4 September 2015
The Literary Seminary
Dr. MGR Educational and Research University
Maduravoyal, Chennai – 600 095
Staff, PG Students & Research Scholars are invited to present papers 
on the theme of the conference.
For more details, click on www.literaryseminary.org
or Contact Dr. Padmasani Kannan, Convener, 9283293754
or Libin Roy Thomas, Student Convener, 9629431457

Thursday, 2 July 2015

MIDS Monthly Seminar

Malnutrition and Economic Growth: Sociological Observations
Speaker
V.Sujatha 
Professor of Sociology 
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Chairperson
A. R. Venkatachalapathy
Date & Time: Monday, 6 July 2015, 3.30 pm
Venue: Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS
All are Welcome!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Pencil Portrait Workshop

Pencil Portrait Workshop
by
Aaakash Ramesh
Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10 am to 5 pm
Venue: IITMadras, Chennai
The session will focus on Pencil and Photo Realism
divided into various sessions.
Art material and Equipment will be provided during the event.
Contact: 9042503325

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Join us @ the Book Reading Club, BCL!

Youngsters discussing a book @ BCL
The British Council, Chennai conducts a book club every month. This is a forum for exchanging individual views on pre-selected books and discuss the various ways of “reading” a book. The Group will meet on the fourth Saturday of every month at British Council, Chennai. Members of Book Reading Club have to read the book selected for a month. In order to make it more effective, the sessions would be moderated by a facilitator from their end.

Date: Saturday, 27 June 2015 at 14.30 hrs.

Helen Oyeyemi’s work – Mr Fox will be discussed for the month of July. Contact Ms Susan at susan.chettri@britishcouncil.org / 044-42050656

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Images of Women in German Cinema

Images of Women in German Cinema

@ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

on Thursday, 25 June 2015 at 6.30 pm

This film, as part of a series, will focus on the question – what kind of images of strong women are drawn and reflected in the cinematic perspective. This is about ‘big values’ such as freedom, recognition, justice and humanity. At the same time it is about maintaining your own life in a world that prevents you somehow from expressing your ideas and ways of living.


Margarethe von Trotta studies art, German and Romanic languages before attending drama school in Munich. She first made a name for herself as an actress before her directorial debut in 1975 together with Volker Schlondorff. Many of her works are centered on strong female characters and she has established herself not just as a leading female filmmaker but also as a central figure of New German Cinema.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Third Edition of UGC-NET English - Released

Dear NET/JRF/SET Aspirants, 

The third Edition of UGC-NET ENGLISH for Papers II & III (Revised and Updated) book was released today (29 May 2015) by Winnerman Publications Pvt. Ltd., at a glittering function hosted by the Managing Director of Winnerman Publishers and Book Distributors, in their premises. [Report follows...]

Now UGC-NET ENGLISH is available on Flipkart and also on Amazon. Click HERE to order on Flipkart. Click HERE to order on Amazon.

This voluminous compilation of 700 pages, has been done by Dr. D. E. Benet, Professor of English, National College, Trichy, and Prof. Samuel Rufus, Asst. Professor of English, Madras Christian College, Chennai.

A completely revised and updated volume, this third edition - consisting of a period-wise Question Bank, Preparatory Tests, Solved NET Papers, Quiz, etc., with an added panoramic and simplified view of the various critical theories, has been published with a vibrant cover design and excellent typesetting, by Messrs. Winnerman Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. The Publishers have also taken the responsibility of arranging for delivery of the book at the quickest possible time. 

All queries can be addressed directly to the Publishers, at
Winnerman Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Chennai - 600 037 
by 
Email: winnermanpublishers@gmail.com or by Mobile: 9176010908

Monday, 25 May 2015

Jazz Concert @ Museum Theatre

For more details, contact: 044-28522780 Email: info@museemusical.in

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Join us for the Chennai Coastal Clean-Up...

Chennai Coastal Clean-Up Sixth Edition
Sunday, 07 June 2015 at 6 am.
Jointly organized by
The Hindu
&
The Chennai Trekking Club
Schools, NGOs and individuals can participate free of cost 
(bags, gloves, refreshments will be sponsored).

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

NET/JRF Preparatory Classes @ Trichy!

Dear NET/SET Aspirants, 
*******************
The Annual NET/JRF [English] Intensive Preparatory Classes are back! 
It will be held at National College, Trichy, from 03 June 2015 to 10 June 2015. 
Registration Fee: Rs.1000/- for the entire week's course.
Accommodation available on Campus for a modest sum of Rs.100/- per day. 
Kindly bring your bedding.
For more details, contact: Dr. D. E. Benet @ 9443248012


Monday, 11 May 2015

Spring Music Recital 2015

Join S.A.M
in their 
SPRING 2015 MUSIC RECITAL
On 
Friday, 15 May 2015 at 5 pm
featuring various student, faculty and alumni performances
organised by Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music
At
Rani Seethai Hall
603, First Floor, Anna Salai, (near Gemini Flyover), 
Thousand Lights, Chennai
For details, contact 7299950087
Do watch out for the who's who of the Entertainment Industry come together 
to share their insights on how musicians are rocking the industry!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Call for Papers for a Special Volume on Canadian Literature

Dr. S. Armstrong, Professor & Head, Department of English, University of Madras, is planning to bring out a book on themes, issues and recent trends in Canadian Literature. The book aims to publish high quality academic work produced by scholars in the field of Canadian Literature.

Unpublished/original papers not currently under consideration by any other publisher are invited from both India and overseas. A brief author biography should also be included.

There is no charge whatsoever, either for submission or for publication.

The book will be published by a reputed publishing house in July/August 2015.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Monday, 4 May 2015

Vengaboys in townnn!


Don't miss out on this lovely chance to party with the band that got the world to grove with them! Yep! we couldn't have missed out on them during our school/college years! 
Now, they're in town. 
Catch the action live at Phoenix Marketcity 
on 9 May 2015 at 7 pm. 
Join us there! :-)

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

MIDS Monthly Seminar Series

MIDS MONTHLY SEMINAR SERIES
On Thursday, 30 April 2015 at 3.30 pm
Venue: Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS.
Dr. Jacob Kurien
(Resident Professor of International Economics, Nanjing University, China)
speaks on
The Economic Transformation of China

All are cordially invited

Monday, 27 April 2015

Theatre Workshop by Salim Ghouse

Play Around
Theatre Workshop
Conducted by eminent film and theatre personality 
Salim Ghouse 
of 
The Phoenix Players, Mumbai
From Saturday, 02 May 2015 to Sunday, 03 May 2015.
Ghouse who has acted in several films and plays, is coming to Chennai for a two-day workshop on theatre and kinesics. 
The 10 hour comprehensive course involves acting basics 
like callisthenics, movement, improvisation, character and scene study etc.

Folk Music & Dance Festival

Russian Centre of Science and Culture
organises
"Folk Singing and Dance Performance"
on Friday, 01 May 2015
@ 74, Kasturi Ranga Road, Parthasarathypuram, Alwarpet, Chennai

Prepare to refresh your senses with this amazing Russian folk music and dance line-up dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War 1941 - 1945. 
The Volgograd city will administer the concert with Russian ballad troupes, harmonica player, musicians, orchestra and dancers performing to enlighten your day. 
All are welcome! For details, 044-24990050

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Guitar Performance in the City..!

The Madras Guitar Concert
Chennai Western Music Association
Presents
The Madras Guitar Ensemble
On Saturday, 25 April 2015 @ 7 pm
@ The Music Academy, Royapettah.


Chennai Western Musical Association showcases The Madras Guitar Ensemble (founded by the guitar veteran Thangadurai Samuel) and his students. 

It will be a complete western classical guitar performance by 12 guitarists. Come and witness a variety of styles and moods with a full ensemble of guitarists, quartet, trio, duo and solos! 

Catch the lively music action for FREE!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Tribute to Major Mukund Varadarajan

On Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 4 pm
At Chinmaya Heritage Centre, 
2, 13th Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetput, Chennai – 31.
The tribute to this great and illustrious alumnus of Madras Christian College, 
features a film screened in remembrance of his efforts and contributions to the country, 
followed by talks by eminent people from all walks of life.

All are Invited

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Shaastra Lecture Series

Ravi Venkateshan (Ex-MD, Microsoft, India)
speaks on 
“What I wish I knew when I was graduating from IIT”
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 – 7 – 8.30 pm
At IIT Madras, South Chennai.

All are welcome..!

Monday, 20 April 2015

MIDS MONTHLY SEMINAR SERIES

K. Srinivasan, 
National Fellow, ICSSR,
speaks on
The Golden Cage: Stability of the Institution of Marriage in India
On Wednesday, 22 April, 3.30 pm
Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS

All are Invited..!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Book Fest @ Chennai

Chennai Book Festival @ YMCA Grounds (Royapettah)
Monday, 13 April 2015 to Thursday, 23 April 2015.


Periyar Self Respect Propaganda Institution along with National Book Trust, New Delhi will be organising a book fair featuring collections from various genres, ranging from literature to sports and economics.

Call for Papers

HuSS: International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
(Online) ISSN: 2349-8900
(Print) ISSN   :2349-4778

Focus & Scope

The International Peer-Reviewed Research Journal HuSS released from the portals of Vellalar College for Women provides space for scholars, researchers, academicians and litterateurs to share, interact and disseminate diverse perspectives of domain knowledge and niche-area specializations by way of promoting multi-disciplinary research culture and to contemplate new forays into hitherto uncharted areas of research dimensions. The focus of the journal is to open the floodgates of research possibilities to raise new issues and to voice new ways of thinking with a strong edge towards ground-breaking explorations thereby changing and challenging the frontiers of knowledge. Broadly speaking, HuSS spans Humanities and Social Sciences and is bent on roping in a wealth of trans-global input of innovative, inventive, applied and problem-solving ideas and initiatives on upcoming research areas. The aim is to connect and reach out to the scholars across geographical boundaries and thus, nullify the spatial and temporal hiatus in accessing the Eastern and the Western pool of research experience and expertise.   

About HuSS
Publication Frequency             : Biannual - June and December
Online version access website : i-scholar.in

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Online Photography Contest for April 2015

Ambitions4 Photography Academy is conducting a monthly online Photography contest to choose “Ambitions 4 Photography Academy’s Photographer of the Year 2015”
Theme for the month is: “Health is Wealth”
For detailed rules and regulations, click HERE

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Rediscover the New American Library, Chennai

50% Discounts on Annual Memberships.
9 April, 10.30 am: Library Tour and Orientation
2 pm: Info Session: Chat with a US Diplomat
10 April, 3 pm: Evam Standup Tamasha
11 April, 11 am: Saturday Movie Matinee, “Turbo”

Note: Visitors to the American Library must bring valid original Photo Identification 
to the Consulate General’s Cathedral Road entrance. 
No vehicle/two-wheeler parking is available at the Consulate premises.

Monday, 6 April 2015

National Conference for Research Scholars..!

School of Humanities
Tamil Nadu Open University
Invites all MPhil and PhD Research Scholars to present papers on the themes listed in tnou.ac.in
at the
National Conference on
Status and Prospects of English in the Digital Era
On 10 April 2015
At Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai.
All Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Participation free of cost along with Conference kit and refreshments.
Kindly register by sending in your names to sohnc2014@gmail.com, for making the necessary arrangements. Contact: Dr.R.Mahendran @ 9487700180

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Film Fest @ Chennai

Get ready for the European Union Film Festival, Chennai
from 31 March to 10 April, 2015. 
From Day 1 to Day 5, screenings will be conducted at Alliance Francaise of Madras, 
and 
from Day 6 to Day 11, at Goethe-Institut, Chennai.

A total of 21 films will be screened. 
Some of the films that will be showcased at the festival include The Foreigner, Vis-à-vis, The Boy Upside Down, Committed, A Place called Home, Shanghai Gypsy, The Candidate, and A Woman’s Revenge.
For complete list of films, and screening details, click HERE

MIDS Monthly Seminar Series

MIDS Monthly Seminar Series
Monday, 06 April 2015 at 3:30 pm
Topic: Matrilocal Marriage in South India: A Fieldwork Report from Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Speaker: Professor Dennis McGilvray
Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Chairperson: A. R. Venkatachalapathy, Professor, MIDS

Venue: Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS

Monday, 30 March 2015

The fifth edition of World Theatre Day in Chennai 
featuring KICHADI THEATRE performances 
at
Elliot's Beach, Besant Nagar
Tuesday, March 31, @ 7.30 pm
Entry FREE

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Meet for the Visually Impaired

Rotaract Club of Dhristi and KVTC
[Empowerment through Employment for the Visually Impaired]
Invite you for their
Annual Get-together on
Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 3 pm
Contact
Mr.Raghu, (alumnus of MCC)
Coordinator, Karna Vidya Technology Centre
RR Towers III, Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai – 32

Ph: 98400 18012

Friday, 20 March 2015

Dr.Nirmal Rocks in Delhi..!

Dr. Nirmal Selvamony, [formerly with MCC] currently Professor with Central University of Tiruvarur, gave a talk on "Performability of CAGKAM Compositions" at the famous Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 19 March 2015 at 5.30 pm.

The essence of his talk is as follows: 

Although regarded as 'literature' per se, cagkam compositions, according to Dr. Selvamony, are performable musical compositions. He dwelt on their compositions, their performing practice and some basic conventions governing them. Dividing the composition into two basic domains, the akam (Inner) and puRam (Outer), he classified the former based on a master 'home narrative', and the latter, based on the various stages of combat, praise of patrons and the transience of life. 

The presentation brought out the dramatic nature of the Inner texts, by dwelling on two things—emoting, and addressorial conventions. 

The next segment of his presentation discussed the types of performers, dance, drama and music, and the musical modes. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

For more details, and for the rules & regulations, click HERE

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Congrats Manoj...!

The MCC family joins me in congratulating Mr. R. Manoj, of II BA Tamil, for having achieved a stupendous success in the World Silambam Championship 2015.

The third World Silambam Championship was held at Johor Bahru, Malaysia between 5 and 9 February 2015. The Indian contingent won more than 200 medals at the championship. 

Mr.R.Manoj, (II yr BA Tamil) of MCC, won a total of 7 medals [4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze]. He is the disciple of Mr.Power Pandian, a renowned Silambam exponent and stunt master who has trained many celebrity actors in the film industry.

We take pride in congratulating Mr. R. Manoj, for having accomplished this feat, and we also wish him many more laurels in the years to come.

Viva la MCC...!!!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Francophonie Day @ AF, Chennai

You are invited for a special screening of the famous comedy-drama Mobile Home
on the eve of Francophonie Day, @ AF, Chennai
on 20 March 2015 at 7 pm
Venue: Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Francaise of Madras
Mobile Home
 1 hr 35 min.

Leaving his job and girlfriend behind in the city, Simon returns to his native village where he reconnects with Julien, his old friend. The two unemployed thirty-year olds decide to revive an adolescent dream: set out on the road and take up seasonal jobs. They buy a caravan and are ready to set out but end up not leaving after all.  Yet somehow, a journey takes place even as they stay in one place, a journey that leads them to different destinations.!!!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

World Storytelling Day in Chennai

World Storytelling Institute, Chennai
Invites you for 
A Storytelling Session
on 
World Storytelling Day
Friday, 20 March 2015 6pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: University of Madras (Campus at Wallajah Road and Marina)
Hall – F-50
Theme for this year: "Wishes"
Over 15 stories by Chennai Storytellers
- For people of all ages - 
Admission is free!
About World Storytelling Institute: Dr. Eric Miller, Director & co-founder of the World Storytelling 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Saturday, 7 March 2015

MIDS INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES, MARCH 2015
Invites you for a lecture on The Political Ecology of Palk Bay Fisheries: Geographies of Capital, Fisher Conflict, Ethnicity, and the Nation State
By Ajit Menon, Associate Professor, MIDS
On 09 March 2015, 3:30 pm @ Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS.

Friday, 6 March 2015

'What Will People Say?' - A (P)review..:

When the lights were switched off at 7:15 pm this evening at the Museum Theatre, the announcer (who also happens to be the director Vaishwath Shankar), asked the audience to keep their mobiles in silent mode, and to laugh their hearts out!!!
Indeed, he really had meant what he said!!! The play was a laugh riot, by all means. The guy who got the most laughs was obviously Kamal Bose, who is mistaken for a producer by the kids in the apartment. Janaki Sabesh, a well-known name in Tamil and Telugu movies, plays Janu Aunty, and her English with the Tamil lingo intact, left the audience in splits. For once, almost all the characters played their own namesakes in the comedy too, making it much easier to gel at ease with the cast. While Vaidhya Sundar plays Vaidhya, Prasanna Venkatesh plays Prasanna, Shevaun Da Costa as Shevaun herself, (who performed her role with gusto), Amrithavarshini as Amritha also has a key role in the comedy and did it with elan! The guys literally gave us all huge belly cramps, by making us laugh our hearts out!!!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Choose the 'Right Fit' University...

The United States – India Educational Foundation is organising an informative session on “Choosing the ‘Right Fit’ Universities” On Saturday, 14 March 2015. 
This session will help aspiring students to understand the process of selecting universities that best fit them. 
Register HERE on or before 11 March 2015. 

Rendezvous with Nalan..!

There are movies that make us forget reality. Movies that live in our minds forever. Movies that we can describe shot by shot. Movies we can term as eye-openers. There are film makers who have stolen our hearts. Directors who have changed our ways of thinking and expressions. There are silver screen moments that define our day for us and shake our faith in reality. There are scenes that words fail to help us express.

Cinema Rendezvous is a date! A date to share such personal experiences, to debate our likes & dislikes and to stoke our romance with cinema.

Cinema Rendezvous also has workshops on Film Appreciation.  Prominent film personalities like Suhasini Maniratnam, Rohini, Sripriya, K.S.Ravikumar, Vettrimaran, Ram, Atlee, Samuthirakani, Bijoy Nambiar, Hariharan, Naga, Sudhish Kamath, Baradwaj Rangan, Anuradha Sriram and others are some of the special invitees for the Dates..!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Eshareh - Fusion Music

On 06 March 2015 @ The Ballroom – THE PARK, CHENNAI, 7 pm

Eshareh, (meaning allusion in Farsi – Persian Language), combines Indian sounds, chants of the Arab world and the Persian percussions, re-interpreting the musical and linguistic heritage of oral traditional songs from the Upper Brittany Countryside. Using the cultural heritage of an oral tradition, the group re-establishes a possible link between the Eastern and Western cultures.

Essay Writing Contest - 2015

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Janani in and as 'Amrapali'

Theatre Nisha presents Janani Narasimhan in and as Amrapali. Directed, designed and scripted by V. Balakrishnan, the show narrates the story of Amrapali, one of the most famous women of her times. She was a state’s courtesan who entertained men at her house with dance, music and poetry. The story is based at a time when Magadha, Vaishali, Kaushambi, Gandhara and Kosala were fighting for supremacy while Gautama Buddha and Mahavira were advocating a fresh path of life. 
Tickets are priced at Rs.150/- 
Contact info: 9677172897

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Laugh-out-Loud...:-) :-) :-)

“What will people say?” is a situational comedy set in Mumbai, revolving around the lives of six young aspiring actors living together in a studio apartment. In all innocence, they are doing this for economic security. They believe their apartment is immediately above that of an influential producer Kamal Bose, who, they believe, is about to cast a road company. They rehearse the play but how can they get him upstairs to see it? It happens that the so-called producer is a chef, and, right in the middle of  a culinary concoction, he runs out of oil. He comes upstairs to borrow some. At last the kids have him and they aren’t going to let him go until he sees some evidence of their ability so they stage a M**der. Having a knack for improvisation, they will stop at no end to convince him. It is so realistic that police swarm into the scene with hilarious results. A clean, bristling and outright laugh-out-loud comedy that has the kids asking themselves that very Indian question, “What will people say?!”

About ‘The Madras Players’

The oldest theatre group in India, The Madras Players celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Having staged more than 250 productions, they have performed the works of playwrights from India & abroad. The focus of the group is now more on Indian writing & Indian playwrights.

For more info, contact: Gopi Nair: 93819 11977

Saturday, 28 February 2015

MCC's Theatre No.59 Presents 'The Pillowman'

MCC’s Theatre No.59 
presents 
The Pillowman by Martin McDonough
Write-up:
Here’s a story about a simple writer and his short stories. 
But what if they were not stories anymore? 
What if what’s put to paper is put to practice as well?
What if the surreal is real?
Martin McDonough’s The Pillowman captures the sinister 
in the traditional act of story-telling.
Theatre No.59 from Madras Christian College, brings to stage
blood, coffins, apples, pigs – a perfect recipe of Black Comedy. 
You may giggle but you’ll cringe.
Day and Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Music Academy Mini Hall
Tickets: Rs.200/-
For tickets, call: 96002 23456