August 17th Sunday – The Park – From Madras to Mandalay – Geeta Doctor looks at the Madras-Myanmar connect through conversations with S Muthiah and Visalakshi Ramaswami, readings from the book A King in Exile, a short film by Shylaja Chetlur and a special menu presented by Chef Rajesh of The Park – 6.30 pm

August 18th Monday – GRT Grand, T Nagar – A Piece of the Past – Mementoes from 18th Century Madras- A talk by Dr Swapna Sathish – Swapna has been teaching art history and design in the department of Fine Arts at Stella Maris College, Chennai since 2001. A freelance art critic, she has authored catalogues, exhibition reviews and contributed chapters to books. She is interested in 18th century colonial art and received a Charles Wallace India Trust research grant to undertake post-doctoral research in the United Kingdom studying art and artifacts from the homes of British ‘nabobs’ with a Madras connection in 2011 – 6.30 pm

August 19th Tuesday – The Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai – The Indo Saracenic Man – A tribute to Robert Fellowes Chisholm on his death centenary – A talk by Sriram V – Entrepreneur, Writer and Associate Editor, Madras Musings – 6.30 pm

August 20th Wednesday – Chamiers (Anokhi) – 106/79, Chamiers Road – From LA to Mylapore in seach of music – Well known film critic and writer Baradwaj Rangan in conversation with young and fast rising Carnatic musician Sandeep Narayan – 6.30 pm

August 21st Thursday – Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah – ‘Foodpreneurship’ in Chennai – Panel discussion anchored by entrepreneur Chandu Nair. Panelists – Kiran Rao of Amethyst, Vinit Chordia of and Bhuvanesh of Donut House – 6.30 pm


August 23rd Saturday – ITC Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, TTK Road – A birth centenary tribute to veteran comedian and character actor TS Baliah – Talk by Mohan V Raman – actor and entert’r’ainer- 5.30 pm

August 24th Sunday – Savera, Radhakrishnan Road – Screening of Karan Bali’s feature length documentary film An American in Madras which is on the life of Ellis R Dungan. Programme co-hosted by Cinema Rendezvous. The director will be present and there will be a discussion after the screening – 6.30 pm

August 25th Monday – ITC Grand Chola, Guindy – My memories of Madras – Veteran artist, art director and designer Thotta Tharani speaks – 6.30 pm