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VOL. XXIV NO. 19, January 16-31, 2015
Dates for your diary

Till February 6: Layers of perception and difficulties of some realities – an exhibition of paintings by Sanjeeva Rao (at Appa Rao Galleries).

Till January 30: All that lies beneath the surface – an exhibition of mixed media works featuring Manish Nai (at Bergamo, Khader Nawaz Khan Road).

January 21-30: The Urban Story – an exhibition of photographs by Deidi Von Schaewen and George K. Both artists explore, in the medium of photography, two different aspects of the urban city. George looks at an abandoned furniture factory as a political aspect of social outcasts and Deidi on the other hand explores the hidden agenda of politics in a series of scaffoldings as a metaphor (at Appa Rao Infinity).

January 17-18: Street Food Fest and Garden Show. The Friends of DakshinaChitra and the living museum at Muttukadu in Chennai together present their annual fundraiser. Upmapesarattu (upma stuffed pesarattu), sannas with gravy, Manglorean idlis with veg/non-veg accompaniments, Burma noodles – South Indianised noodles – and many more food items will be on display. Rare and exotic plants (Petunias, Gerberas, Adeniums as well as Bonsai of Casuarinas and Ficus nurtured by professional green thumbs will take centre-stage.

For more details on the Street Food Festival contact 98841 20150, on the Garden Show contact 9677029265 (DakshinaChitra, 11am to 5pm).

Till January 20: Exhibition by Arts Management Students on Temples of South India (at DakshinaChitra).

Till January 28: Spectrum of expressions – an exhibition of paintings featuring works of Eleena Banik and S. Natraj. Both artists are expressive. While Eleena explores an inward journey in her expressionistic work, Natraj uses wit, humour and absolute fantasy in his tableaux.

Till January 30: Myth narrative and the story – an exhibition of paintings featuring Alexis Kersey, Amit Ambalal, Ketna Patel, Redappa Naidu, Suryakant Lokhande and Umashankar Pathak (Apparao Galleries @ the Leela Palace).

Till January 31: Exhibition of paintings and drawings by G.  Ramana. His style is distinct, mostly depicting rural folk or musicians and all aspects celebrating life. His black and white drawings are well known for their strength and simplicity and his paintings have few primary colours filling in complicated and defined lines filling every bit of the canvas (at DakshinaChitra).

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In this issue

Buckingham Canal highs and lows
Madras Landmarks - 50 years ago
The importance of being smart
A trail of hope
Why can't Tamil Nadu villages aim to be like these?
How the Buckingham Canal was born
The birth of Matscience

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