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City Talk: SuperChef Chennai 2016 and SuperChef Chennai International Food Carnival 2016

sc3SuperChef Chennai 2016 is going to be held in the city from 26th to 27th February 2016.  Super Chef is a competition for amateurs and non-professional cooks.  It is an event that encourages cooks in us to get onto a high profile event well covered by media and has celebrity judges in its panel.  Competitors are put into various assessments to choose the final 50 who go on to cook live in front of celebrity judges. This event is the brain child of the Round Table (MCRT94) and Ladies Circle (MCLC38) in aid of charity.  Round Table and Ladies Circle are non-profit organizations concentrating on healthcare and education. This year the focus is on Chennai Flood victims’ rehabilitation and SuperChef Chennai is one of their important events that generates funds for these initiatives.  SuperChef Chennai has made it better every year since 2013 and expectations are high this time and hoping for more fun this time.

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Two days Snake Workshop in Chennai

Fear snakes?  How about a workshop to get over it by knowing more about them. India is has rich flora and fauna and it is our pride to get to know them more so we can appreciate them. This is one such 2 days workshop in Chennai on Reptile Management, Snake workshop. More details here –

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STORM – Scientific Training on Reptile Management, a one of a kind Snake Workshop in Chennai, India. A pioneering initiative by the Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology in association with bay of Life conservation is aimed at all those people who have taken the leap from abhorring reptiles to understanding and learning to co-exist with them. Be it novice snake rescuers, students, enthusiasts who would like to hone their knowledge or others who want to learn right and ethical methods of handling them, this comprehensive bi-series snake workshop is an open door to learning about reptiles.

Note: Certificate of Participation will be given on completion of the snake workshop.

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Theatre Talk: Connected Yet Disconnected

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Bombay Chanakya’s Kalamandir celebrates its 25th anniversary with 2 Tamil plays, ‘Moondravathu Kai’ (Third Hand)and ‘Naangaam Ulagam’(4th World). Both the plays are 1 hour plays and intermission is honoring the playwrights for their contribution to Tamil Theatre. We thank Bombay Chanakya for inviting us to watch the play, knowing well our capability to review without any bias.

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#ChennaiyinFC Leaves Field to Bake Pizza for a Change at Papa John’s Pizza

Papa John’s Pizza in Nungambakkam high road wore a festive look and was abuzz with activity today (2nd November 2015 at 5.30 PM).  This place is the venue for an activity of a different nature with the football celebrities. Who else? Our own Chennaiyin FC. The event – team members of Chennaiyin FC to try their hands in baking a Papa John’s Pizza for the public for a change. We along with the media and Chennaiyin FC fans eagerly awaited the arrival of our striker from Columbia, Stiven Mendoza,  Attacking mid fielder from Brazil,  Bruno Pellisari, Our Central mid-fielder Thoi Singh and Goal keeper Karanjit Singh  to participate in the event.

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‘Undo’ ing Tamil Theatre – Breathing Fresh

pic2As an avid Theatre enthusiast and in particular Tamil Theatre, great relief and unparalleled enthusiasm  seeped in as we watched Theatre Marina’s maiden production ‘Undo’, a Tamil stage play at Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Chennai. Fresh thoughts, intelligent script, inherent knowledge and beautiful sets and lights set the pace of this contemporary modern drama. It had elements of our own epic and science so well blended that it was absolutely a mind game of sorts in the time it was staged. After the last two stage plays we witnessed, we are happy that we never looked at the watch even once during the play.

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Mega Aqua Show – Exhibition and Sale of 1000 rare varieties of Fish, Birds and More

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A Splash expo was inaugurated in the city on Wednesday. With a vast showcase of ornamental varieties of fishes, the mega aqua show on showcase at Valluvarkottam was inaugurated by director Ameer. Walking in, the mood is set with the lively beats and opening lyrics of “Boom Boom Robo-da,” coming through a life-size Rajinikanth. The Superstar has been modelled (big guns in hand) after a popular scene from Endhiran. Now, the actor may have no connection to marine world, but the appearance did make the biggest ‘splash’ of all.

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Art – Monthly Program of Kathakali, Koodiyattam and Chakyarkoothu in Chennai

 

Uthareeyam, a recently formed club of classical art lovers in Chennai, will be organising at least one Kathakali show every month in the city from August. Founded by four youths working in Chennai, the idea behind Uthareeyam is to promote classical performing art forms like Kathakali, Koodiyattam and Chakyarkoothu among the youngsters.

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Exhibition – Learn about the Different Varieties of Rice and Grains Consumed by us

 

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Have you ever wondered about the subtle differences in almost every grain of rice you consume? Over the years, both farmers and scientists have managed to create hundreds of varieties of grains that we now relish in various forms. Some of those varieties of food grains were on display at the Government Museum as part of special exhibition inaugurated on Wednesday.

 

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Art Chennai 2012, Celebrating Art with 8 Days Gala

Art Chennai is a celebration that spans the entire city with over 200 displays and installations at various galleries, public spaces and events at Chennai’s finest hotels. What’s more, it provides a platform that inspires debate, art appreciation and investment like never before. Be a part of the 8-day gala, as art collectors, historians, artists and critics from all over the country come together to celebrate the finest in modern and contemporary Indian art.

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Looking to Shop – Check Out these Exhibitions

Buying cloths from various parts of India is a pleasure for every woman.  Shopping and exhibitions provide buyers with knowledge of products and trends in the market. Following are either exhibition or offer sale of December.
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Madras Music Season 2011

Madras Music Season is an event hosted every December–January in the present-day south Indian metropol of Chennai. Spanning some six weeks, a number of large and small kutcheris (Carnatic music concerts) are performed by highly competent musicians. The traditional role of the Music Season is to allow aficionados of Carnatic music to appreciate performances by renowned artists, and to allow promising young artists to display their talent and skill. Audiences and artists come from across India and from the international Indian diaspora to be part of the event. The Music Season has grown over the years, and has been described as one of the world’s largest cultural events.

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Meet Bloggers and Share your Blog

Every blogger wants the blog posts to be read and commented.  We saw innumerable blogs with good content struggling for exposure. Join us in this attempt to meet up. If you are on facebook, join us to meet bloggers and the blog works and bring recognition on the table.  Let it be any topic, we stand united as bloggers. Let us meet up in this group and share our thoughts and initiate discussions and help to improve this group.

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