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TEDx event at Thiruvanmiyur

With more TED events being conducted around the city, a group of youngsters are coming together to conduct ‘TEDx Thiruvanmiyur’ on Aug.12 at Holiday Inn. The specialty of this event is that the team has carefully curated it to be a zero waste event.

A TEDx event is a local gathering featuring a suite of short, carefully prepared talks and demonstrations that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning and provoke inspiration.

The daylong event will have talks by local heroes who have made a difference to the society, with their ideas. “We at TEDx Thiruvanmiyur bonded together at events conducted by various NGOs and other social-minded communities. This event is our attempt at bringing together local superheroes, and providing them a global platform to spread their ideas and inspire the community. TED talks are meant to inspire people and this event will coerce people to go zero-waste. We don’t use anything that contributes to landfill, and we also optimise resource consumption. We are coming out with reusable alternatives to everything,” says Veena Balakrishnan, licensee and curator of the event.

Apart from meeting inspiring young minds, the attendees will get goodie bags with upcycled, repurposed, zero- waste products that aim at conscious living.

The speakers list for the event include Aditya Sushant- professional poker player, Anna Durai- auto driver, Carnatic 2.0 -music artistes, Gloria Benny – Social Entrepreneur, Madhumitha Gomathinayagam —Social activist, Malini Jeevarathinam – Filmmaker, Actor and Social Activist, Roshan Santosham – Pulmonologist, Sindhuja Parthasarathy – Humanitarian Photojournalist, Sriram Venkatakrishnan -Historian & Writer and Varun Gunaseelan – Mountaineer and Adventure Entrepreneur. For more details, visit or call 088705 14317.

World Robotics Olympiad 2018

Hindustan International School is hosting the regional ‘World Robotics Olympiad 2018’ on Aug.11 and 12 at its school premises.

World Robotic Olympiad is an international competition and is organised by India STEM Foundation for students between the age group 9 and 25 years. This year schools and colleges would be contesting in four categories namely regular, open, WRO Football and Advanced Robotics Challenge. WRO sparks and develops the creativity and problem solving skills among students through challenging and didactic robotic competitions thereby powering up the efficacy of learners who have a special bent of mind for STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Hindustan International School is the Presenting partner of the event this year.

Bharanatyam Arangetram

Padmavathi Sekar, a disciple of Bharatanatyam exponent Nrithya Jagannathan, based in Thiruvanmiyur will have her Bharatanatyam ‘Rangapravesam’ on August 9 at 6.30 p.m.

Nrithya established the Paduka Centre for Arts and Cultural Studies at Thiruvanmiyur and has been imparting dance classes since 2013. For details contact 96000 98825.

The Arangetram is at Vani Mahal Mini Hall, G.N. Chetty Road, T.Nagar. All are welcome.

Workshop at Dakshinachitra

DakshinaChitra Museum is organising a workshop on ‘Palm leaf decoration – thoranam making’ on Aug.12, from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. At the workshop, the participants will be taught to make different kinds of thoranams which will come handy during the festive season.

The workshop fee Rs.1000 inclusive of materials and transportation per participant.At ECR, Muttukadu. For details, call 98417 77779.

Drama festival

The Madras South Lions Charitable Trust is conducting their Annual Drama Festival at Bapalal Bhaval, Thiruvanmiyur up to Aug. 15.

5th – Stage Creations presents ‘Veedu Varai Uravu’ by S.L. Nanoo.

6th – Five short plays – Nam Samayalarayil, Moondru Tamil Kuru Nadakangal, Chuda Chuda, The Haunted Kitchen and Nithya by ‘Sharaddha – The Theatre People’.

7th – Mayurapriya presents ‘Dharmaspathri’ by P. Muthukumaran.

8th – United Visuals Chennai presents a musical Tamil drama ‘Sri Thyagarajar’. Music by Bombay Jayashri.

9th – S. Shivpprasadh’s Nadaga Kavalar R.S.Manohar’s NXGS ‘Manasatchi’ by K.S.N. Sundar.

10th – Tom Theatre of Maham presents ‘Kochikadema’ by S. Sureshwar.

11th – Augusto Creations presents ‘Nagammal Padasalai’ by Augusto.

All are welcome. Plays start at 6.30 p.m.

Sugathan Mohandass, an alumnus of Kalakshetra Foundation performing at the ‘Natya Samparnam’, a tribute performance to his guru, late. Thangamani, on July 15 at Narada Gana Sabha. He was accompanied by orchestra from Kalakshetra with K.P. Rakesh on nattuvangam, Sai Sankar on Vocal, Kiran Pai on Mridangam and Eswar Ramakrishnan on violin.

Girls at Kanngai Nagar Higher Secondary School trying their hands at paper crafts, with guidance from the volunteers at Arise Charitable Trust and St.Mary’s Maria Montessori Training, Thiruvanmiyur.