03:11 PM, Capturing a moment of Chennai

Chennai. Born 1639.

Ever wondered how many things have happened/changed in these 368 years of Chennai’s existence? If I were to give these changes a digit, then it would just about take me the closest value to infinity.

With a flick of a finger, Chennai has become a million things old. What if we could take one second out of this city’s life and capture, store and time capsule it? We can’t document everything that happened in that one second in Chennai, but we sure can have a good collection of events/scenes/stories that took place in that one second.

Calling all you people to take part in this ambitious project “03:11 PM”.

Grab a camera, sync. your watch and take a snap of whatever you see at 3:11 PM on 3rd November, 2007. It doesn’t matter what camera you use, it doesn’t matter if the scene is not aesthetic, all that matters is you take that ONE shot telling everyone else, that is what was happening in that part of Chennai at that particular instance.

Do also realize that more the number of people taking part in this project, the more successful it will become. Feel free to blog about it, spread the word to your friends and please refrain from spamming orkut (if possible).

Project 03:11 PM

10 Comments so far

  1. udayms (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

    How many snaps can i submit?

  2. Ganesh APP (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    Since it is capturing Chennai in that one moment (03:11:00 PM). I guess one can’t take more than one picture… unless of course you have automated all your cameras and have placed them at different locations and using wifi to control them.

  3. Murali (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

    Can I ask why 3:11? Hope it is Nalla nerram and not Ragukallam :)

  4. Navneeth (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

    Good, it’s a Saturday. I’ll try to come up with something.

    But still, the “why???” lingers…

  5. Ganesh APP (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    @Murali and Navneeth:
    Why 03:11 pm? Why 3rd November? If this was organized on some festive day, say Diwali, then most photos will revolve around Diwali in Chennai, rather than Chennai.

    So we chose a very insignificant date. 3rd November… of no particular importance.

    The same goes for the time. It is insignificant. It could have been 2:41 PM or 11:54 AM… it just is a random number.

  6. Navneeth (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

    Nope, the time is not a random number…it has the same numbers as the date. ;)

  7. Ganesh APP (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    Lol. It could also be vice-versa :D

  8. Arun (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    Good Project.
    I feel sad that I’m not in Chennai to participate and contribute in this.
    Do we get to see all those snaps??

  9. Ganesh APP (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    Sure you will get to see the snaps. Apart from that, Chennai metblogs will also put up a collection of the best snaps in here. :D

  10. Murali (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

    Ganesh APP –
    Good project man. Hope to see pictures of the places I grew up…
    Yeah, I sound like an oldy but I have been out of chennai for the past 10 years, and there are too many changes and they are happening too fast…

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