Doorway of Chidambareswara Swami Temple, Choolai

Choolai is not Choolaimedu – let us make that clear upfront as we do not want you to land up at Anna Nagar. Choolai is close to Vepery, Purasawalkam & Perambur and probably gets its name from brick kilns operating here at one time. Brick Kiln Road even now leads off it.  A small district it is rich in history, comprising corrupt dubashes, unresolved murders, great contributions in print, some historic temples and grand residences. Come, join historian Sriram V on a journey down memory lane on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 6.00 am.


Date: Sunday, Sep 29, 2019.

Time: 6.00 to 8.00 am ( Breakfast is at Doveton Cafe and so ending time will be 8.45 am)

Start at: General Collins Road, Vepery/Choolai – General Collins Rd

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600012

End at : Doveton Cafe, Purasawalkam High Road (five minutes away from starting point)

Charges: Rs 850 inclusive of GST


To register and pay online – click on this link

You can also make the payment via bank transfer for which the details are below. Pls remember to send an email with transaction details to after you make your payment:

Account Name: Past Forward

Account Type: Current

Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd

A/c No. 12820200104237

Branch: Royapettah



In case you still wish to make payment the old way, you can make

it at the following address by cheque/cash:

c/o HVK Systems,

2&3, Bhattad Tower,

30, Westcott Road,

Royapettah, Chennai 600014


Look forward to seeing you on September 29th.