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  • Centenary of lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ignored

    Monday, August 24, 2020 08:11 PM IST, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was later known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, in an agricultural family, his centenary too has been ignored

  • Balamurali Krishna 90th birth anniversary

    Monday, July 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST, Chennai

    கர்னாடக இசை உலகின் ஜாம்பவானாகத் திகழ்ந்த எம்.பாலமுரளி கிருஷ்ணா, 1930-ம் ஆண்டு ஆந்திர மாநிலம் கிழக்கு கோதாவரி மாவட்டத்தில் சங்கரகுப்தம் என்ற ஊரில் பிறந்தவர் (ஜூலை 6). தனது 6-வது வயதிலேயே இசைப் பயணத்தை தொடங்கியவர்.

  • Chennai 2000 Plus Ithihaasa Paathirangal lecture on Janakar

    Friday, April 17, 2020 08:11 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Vivekananda Cultural Centre presented Ithihaasa Paathirangal monthly lecture on JANAKAR by Thiru Thiruppur Krishnan on Sunday, March 24, 2019,at Vivekananda Illam (Vivekananda House), near Marina.

  • Field visit to ancient inscription sites of Chennai

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 04:42 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust invites participants to a field visit to view the 1,000 year-old inscriptions of Velachery, Tirusoolam and Adambakkam on March 17 morning, and Kundrathur, Mangadu and Koyambedu post-afternoon on March 17. The visit will be conducted by Dr M Chandramoorthy, former Deputy Director, State Archaeology department.

  • Ten Day Seminar on Ancient Chennai 2000 – Puliyur Kottam

    Friday, February 22, 2019 06:11 PM IST, Chennai

    A ten-day Seminar will be held on Ancient Chennai 2000 - Puliyur Kottam including field visits by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust from February 18 to 28, 2019, to highlight the historical and cultural treasures of Chennai which is over 2,000 years old. Epigraphists, Tamil scholars, experts in the field of archaeology and history, will take part in the seminar to be held at various venues.

  • Lecture on Seethai by Thiruppur Krishnan on Sunday

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:09 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Vivekananda Cultural Centre present Ithihaasa Paathirangal lecture on SEETHAI by Tamil scholar Thiruppur Krishnan at Vivekananda House on Sunday

  • Do not reduce Chennai history from 2,000 years to 379: Rangaraj

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:17 AM IST, Chennai

    For a city which has a history of over 2,000 years with its own culture, literature, music, dance, sculpture, trade and commerce, maritime activity, system of jurisprudence, effective administration, decentralized systems, elected local bodies, and what not, to be called 379 years old is the ultimate insult one can provide

  • July 21 marks 651st year of Madrasapatnam inscription establishing ancient Chennai

    Sunday, July 22, 2018 04:32 PM IST, Penneswaramadam

    July 21, 2018, that is today, marks the 651st anniversary of the Madrasapatnam inscription of Kamapana II at Penneswaramadam in Krishnaigir taluk, Krishnagiri district, on a rock surface near the Pennaiyar river dated July 21, 1367, which established that Madrasapatnam or Madras or ancient Chennai had been in existence for at least 651 years and that it was not a new town built or founded by the British on August 22, 1639.

  • Scintillating dance programme of Aadal Kaaneero by Mylapore Trio

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 05:31 PM IST, Chennai

    The Mylapore Trio – S.Amarnath, S.Surendranath and S.Aparna -- of “Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation”, Mylapore, presented a Classical Dance programme, “Aadal Kaaneero”, at Vengeeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani, Chennai

  • Chennai 2000 Plus Trust special lecture on Poigai Azhvaar

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:43 AM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust presented the second part of Poigai Aazhvaar special lecture on January 20, 2016, at Parthasarathy Temple, Thiruvallikeni, by scholar M A Venkatakrishnan. Poigai Aazhvaar is regarded as the first of the Mudhal Aazhvaars.

  • Naadabrahmam, Chennai 2000 Plus organise music festival

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:23 AM IST, Chennai

    Naadabrahmam and Chennai 2000 Plus Trust organised a music and dance festival in Chennai from December 28 to 30, 2015, at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Hr Secondary School (South),

  • Special programme on Arunagirinathar at Marundheeswarar temple

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:16 AM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust presented a special programme on Arunagirinathar at Marundheeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur on December 23, 2015.

  • How Siva bhakt Ravana met with death despite boons from Siva

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 08:41 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust present a special lecture on Siva Bhaktiyum, Ravananum at Vadapalani Sivan Temple (Vengeswarar Koil) on June 4, 2016. The lecture was provided by Thiru Thiruppur Krishnan, Editor, Amudhasurabhi magazine.

  • Talk on special connection between Chennai and sage Agathiyar

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:27 AM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust organised a special Talk on Chennai and Agathiyar by writer Thiruppur Krishnan at Marundheeswarar Temple in Thiruvanmiyur

  • Varshaji presented Sashti programme with Thirugnanasambandar songs

    Sunday, July 01, 2018 08:52 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets presented a special Sashti evening at Vadapalani Murugan Temple on February 13, 2016, with a lecture cum music session by Thiru Varshaji (Simham Kumar). The session was devoted to Thirugnanasambandar songs.

  • Muciri mentioned in Tamil-Brahmi inscription at Muthupatti of 1st century BCE

    Sunday, June 10, 2018 02:30 PM IST, Madurai

    Muciri is mentioned in a Tamil-Brahmi inscription in the cave inscription at Muthupatti and it is dated to first century BCE. Muthupatti hill near Madurai is an archaeological treasure trove

  • Animal Welfare Board moves SC against TN Jallikattu Act

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 02:32 PM IST, New Delhi

    The Animal Welfare Board of India has moved the Supreme Court challenging the new Act allowing the traditional sport of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The court has listed the matter for January 30 along with the Centre’s plea to withdraw the 2016 notification allowing Jallikattu.

  • Marina protesters call off stir after day-long clashes with police, Bill passage

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 01:31 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu was rocked by violence by Jalikattu protesters in several parts of the State, affecting normalcy, even as the State Assembly unanimously adopted the Bill to replace the Ordinance paving the way for holding the Jallikattu events.

  • TN police evict Jallikattu protectors amidst sporadic violence

    Monday, January 23, 2017 12:22 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu police swung into action on January 23 morning to evict protestors on the Jallikattu issue. In many areas, police succeeded in evicting them peacefully but there was sporadic violence in some places including Chennai as police used teargas shells and a mild lathi charge to evict protestors on road roko.

  • Sasikala asks CM, AIADMK leaders to enable Jallikattu at the earliest

    Friday, January 20, 2017 11:43 PM IST, Chennai

    AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala on January 20 reviewed the situation relating to Jallikattu with party leaders, and instructed CM O Panneerselvam and senior party leaders to make arrangements for holding the Jallikattu at the earliest in accordance with the wishes of the people. The stage is set for an early Jallikattu event at Vaadivaasal.

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