Archive for February, 2008

Positives ’08 Graphics and Photography Exhibition

Yesterday I dropped by Lalit Kala Akademi to check Positives ’08, the annual Graphics and Photography exhibition of the students of Visual Communications, M.O.P Vaishnav college for Women. I am very impressed by their creativity and imagination. Some of the works by the students are very gripping.

The exhibition is happening right now at Lalit Kala Akademi and ends this Sunday, 2nd March 2008. So go ahead and catch this fresh breath of imagination.

This artwork of a lady has been done only using leaves.


A remembrance meeting for the deceased writer Mr. Rangarajan (Sujatha) will be held in Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road on 2nd March, 2008 from 4.00 PM onwards.

Pathetic condition of road in Saidapet

The residents of Sakunthala street, Subramani street, Mahadevan street, Devamani street and Kuppuswamy street in Saidapet use Sakunthala street for boarding buses at the bus stand near Jayaraj Theatre. All the school students heading to Saidapet corporation school, college students and office goers of the area are facing difficulties in commuting through Sakunthala street because the condition of the road is pathetic.

Writer Sujatha is dead

Eminent Tamil writer S. Rangarajan, popularly called by his feminine pen name Sujatha, died in the city late on Wednesday night. He was 73.

Chennai Photowalk in Dinamani

Dinamani, the tamil newspaper, from the Express Group carried a report on The Chennai Photowalk.

The Fourth Chennai Photowalk

Is Higginbothams getting outdated?


potum: Via Ravages, aka. Chandrachoodan

History: Muthiah

Do mafia movies distort Chennai?

Often I wonder whether it’s real or fictional. Is what is shown on the silver screen really Chennai?

Let me get to the point in a roundabout fashion. Nayagan, starring Kamal Hassan and directed by Mani Ratnam (as if you don’t know), may have been the first (or one of the first, argument anyone?) mafia film in Tamil, but it really wasn’t the trendsetter.

Super Kings. Really? That’s the best name we can come up with?

Well, this might be a tad late for this now, but some one please tell me the best name that Chennaiites could conjure up in a naming contest for their own IPL team is "Chennai Super Kings"?


"Super" Kings?

My wife does not watch cricket and I asked her what was the first thing that came to her mind when she heard the name "Chennai Super Kings", and with absolutely no hesitation, she said "Cigarettes". Like Wills Filter Kings.

Of course, on the other hand, at least Mr Jumaani didn’t make this one "Superr Kiings".

But still, "Super Kings"?

I mean, Chennai Gadjee Kings sounds better. Or perhaps they should have paid tribute to the brilliant ad campaign of the successful Chennai Superstars and named this team Chennai Jujubees.

Or Chennai Macchis

Or even something to sporty like Chennai Killadis

What do you think?

Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings IPL Team – at a cost of USD 1.5 Million

It is official. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is now part of Chennai Super Kings team at a cost of 1.5 million USD. Mutthiah Muralidharan too is now part of the team, having been bought at USD 700,000. Murali of course would feel at home in Chennai, having married a Chennai girl.

Do Chennai Super Kings have a chance?

India Cements Limited, which owns the IPL team from Chennai named it ‘Chennai Super Kings’ and unveiled a logo on February 20. Former Indian cricket captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth will be the brand ambassador of the team. “Fearless Entertainers who will play to win” is the accompanying tag that the team gets.

Tomorrow eight teams will assemble for a player auction in which over 80 international players, including 13 Australian players, will take part.

The eight teams are: Mumbai team (Mukesh Ambani), Bangalore (Vijay Mallya), Kolkata (Shah Rukh Khan), Chandigarh (Preity Zinta), Jaipur (Emerging Media), Hyderabad (Deccan Chronicle), Chennai (India Cements) and Delhi (GMR Group).

I see the name of the other owners and think that Chennai may not have that much of a chance. A question to the cricket experts, which is nearly everybody. Does the Chennai IPL team have a chance?

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