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The Music Academy, is organizing Group Singing Devotional Music Competition

The Music Academy, Madras - DEVOTIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

The Music Academy, is organizing Group Singing Devotional Music Competition under an endowment instituted by Rukmini Arts Music Trust, from 9.00 a.m onwards on Saturday, August 31 2013 at Kasturi Srinivasan Hall of The Music Academy, Madras.

Groups comprising of 3 to 10 members above 15 years including accompanist, desirous of participating may register themselves by sending particulars of their Group of and the compositions they propose to present. They will have to bring their own accompaniments and sing 3 compositions for a duration not exceeding 15 minutes.

The first two winners will be provided with cash awards and an opportunity to sing during the December season at the morning sessions
Last date for registration is August 26, 2013 - For further details contact The Music Academy: 28112231, 28115162.

Email: [email protected]

Comments (0) 02.08.2013. 13:08

K.S.Mahadevan Trust Chennai plans to celebrate the CENTENARY CELEBRATION of Music and Dance

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The K.S.Mahadevan Trust in association with Sri Krishna Gana Sabha,Mambalam,Chennai plans to celebrate the CENTENARY CELEBRATION of Music and Dance Critic Sri K.S.Mahadevan on Sunday August 4,2013 @ NALLI GANA VIHAR,Sri Krishna Gana Sabha,Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai,T.Nagar,CHENNAI 600017 @4:15 P.M.

The late Sri.K.S.Mahadevan was a MUSIC and DANCE CRITIC initially for THE TIMES OF INDIA MUMBAI and subsequently with his moving to Chennai wrote for THE INDIAN EXPRESS,CHENNAi ti. He was also the FOUNDER-EDITOR of the respected Music and Dance JOURNAL SHANMUKHA from 1975 to 1988.Besides being a writer on Music and Dance,Sri.Mahadevan played important roles in Institution building, mentoring young talents-- many of whom have become front=ranking performers.Sri Mahadevan also participated in Talk shows/discussions in AIR/DOORDARSHAN besides presenting Papers during varous symposia and conferences held in various parts of India.

Sri Mahadevan also enjoyed warm relationships with Members of the Music and Dance Community.

Sri Mahadevan died in 2006 @ the age of 93. He has written and published a book MUSINGS ON MUSIC AND MUSICIANS in 2003.


The program is due to start with a mini concert by Aswath Narayanans(Vocal), accompanied by Sri.Raghul(Violin) and Kumbakonam Sri.Ramakrishnan(Mridangam). This will be followed by the lighting of the Lamp by Dancer Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam and release of the book on Sri.Mahadevan's brief biography by Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti. The book covers his writings and reminiscences by artistes.The first copy will be received by Sri.K.Balaji Director,Kasturi & Sons Ltd.

This will be folowed by Felicitations by Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetty , Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam, SriP.S.Narayanaswamy and others thro Video.
The program will end with a Concert by Dr.Nithyasree Mahadevan and party.

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Comments (0) 02.08.2013. 13:02

Lighthouse at Marina Beach will be thrown open to the public from August

The Madras Lighthouse at Marina Beach will be thrown open to the public from August.

It was closed to the public in May 1991 due to security concerns after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. The 45.72-meter high structure has 10 floors and an elevator.
Visitors will be permitted to take the stairs or the elevator till the 9th floor, where the two sea-facing balconies provide a
Spectacular view of the Bay of Bengal. To make it safer for viewing, the railings on the balconies will be raised by another 4 feet. The Madras Lighthouse is the only one in the country within the city limits.

According to N. Ramadoss (Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships), Chennai’s first conventional lighthouse was built in 1796 on the terrace of the officer’s mess within what is now known as Fort Museum in Fort St. George. Fifty years later, the lighthouse equipment with lantern was shifted onto the dome of the High Court building. The Madras Lighthouse constructed at Marina Bea-ch, which uses electric bulbs, used in 1977.

Comments (2) 20.07.2013. 15:04

Contest on Thirukkural for students chennai

Contest on Thirukkural for school, college


Students Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam, the literary wing of Shriram Group, is organizing ‘Thirukkural Elocution Contest 2013’, the annual Statelevel elocution competition for school and college students in Tamil Nadu and Puduchery. The preliminary rounds of the contest will begin in Chennai and will be held in Velammal School, Mogappair, on July 28.


Contestants will be divided into 4 groups – Juniors (Std. 6- 8), Seniors (Std. 9-10), Super Seniors (Std. 11-12) and College (UG, PG, engineering, medical and polytechnic students).
Interested candidates can collect the application forms from Shriram Chits, F-41, 1st floor, 1st Main Road (opposite Chinthamani), East Anna Nagar or download it from http://www.shriramchits.com/shrionline/thirukural.html . Intersted candidates can submit application , The last date for submitting applications is July 25.

20.07.2013. 14:51

Sony Pictures Image Works and Shasun Jain College for Women Join Hands

Sony Pictures Image Works and Shasun Jain College for Women Join Hands Yet Again

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Sony Pictures Image Works and Shasun Jain College for women has had strong industry-institution collaboration since the inception of the college~

Chennai, 12th June 2013: Sony Imageworks, one of the premier visual effects studio in the world, extended their relation with Shasun Jain College for Women today through gifting 20 Professional Designing Workstation for the setup of a specialized Graphic Laboratory in college. Mr Joe Gareri, Director, Sony Imageworks India handed over the systems to the college.

Students of Shasun Jain College have earlier worked with Sony Imageworks in the projects such as Spiderman 3, The Amazing Spiderman, Alice in Wonderland, I am Legend, Hancock and OZ The Greatest and The Powerful

These professional designing computers will be used by the Shasun Colleges School of Media and Communication. The computers are installed with state of the art animation softwares such as Adobe, AutoDesk 3DS Max, VectorDesigner, Nuke, Silhouette and Ability Photopaint which are used in the animation industry.

Acknowledging this gesture from Sony Pictures Image Works, Dr B Poorna, Principal, Shasun Jain College for Women, said Shasun Colleges School of Media and Communication is arguably Chennai’s most advanced institute, in terms of technology and equipments. This addition has added to the hands-on industry expertise which we impart to our students. We are extremely honoured and thankful to Sony Pictures Image Works.”
Mr. Gareri, while distributing the professional designing computers said, “Animation is a booming field both India and abroad. I wish the students of the college good luck and prosperity in their professional careers.”

The school currently runs a 3-Year Undergraduate Program based on Art and Visual Communications, in line with the curriculum prescribed by University of Madras. The course is multi-dimensional and trains student in Animation, Photography, Film Making, Film Editing, Drawing, Graphic Designing, Print Technologies and Media Studies. As diversified as it could be, at the end of the course, a student has an opportunity to create a career in any of these subjects.

About Shasun Jain College for Women:
Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women was established in 2005 under the auspices of Sri S S Jain Educational Society. The college offers 8 UG courses and 1 PG course in Shift 1 and 7 UG courses and 1 PG Diploma course in Shift 2. At present, it functions with student strength of more than 3000 and more than 100 faculty members. The institution is ISO 9001:2008 certified and accredited with grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

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About Sony Pictures Image Works:

Sony Pictures Image works is the Academy Award winning visual effects and animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions known for live action visual effects and dynamic creature and character animation, all-CG animation, and stereoscopic 3D imagery. The company, with facilities in Culver City, CA, Vancouver, B.C. and Chennai, India, is currently in production on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, the hybrid live action/animated film THE SMURFS 2 and the animated feature CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2. For further information, please visit: http://www.imageworks.com/

17.07.2013. 15:10

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