Saturday, August 15, 2009

Madras Week: 'Besh Besh Besh' gets rolling






New entrant to Madras Week celebrations this year, Prakrit Arts Gallery, set the ball rolling with S. Muthiah, Chennai historian inaugurating 'Besh, Besh Besh', an excellent mix of pictures and paintings by the city's artists such as Rama Suresh, Manisha Raju, Raju Durshettiwar, Nelson, Tyagarajan, Usha Devi, N. Ramachandran and Vinay. The exhibition is the initiative of Meena Dadha who runs Prakrit Arts.

Talking to the artists and to those who had gathered, Muthiah said that the reason for conducitng Madras Week was not only for celebrating a city's birthday but also to create an awareness about Madras's heritage, that as the first city of modern India it had contributed immensely in varied fields.

Pictures show the formal inauguration, with Muthiah, Meena and Poonam lighting the kuthuvilakku; a view of the people who attended; some pictures on display; and Mahendra Dadha, who helped Meena organise the event.

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