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Chennai Photo Biennale

BY GAYATRI NAIR
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 07, 2016

Gayatri Nair talks about the recent initiative, Chennai Photo Biennale, which aims to increase awareness amongst art lovers and the general public about the versatility of the photographic art form. She tells us about the challenges faced and teackled during the curation of the Biennale. 

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Kri Foundation

BY THE PAINT BOX. KRI FOUNDATION
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 07, 2016

"One way of using public space is to misuse it. But the other way of using it is to actually be innovative, and there are a lot of fun ways to go about doing it."

In Kri Foundation from PechaKucha Night Chennai Vol. 9Namrata talks about how the Kri Foundation uses art to transform the city's neglected spaces. She shares on the power of art in revamping not only the physical walls of a city, but also the way the community uses it. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, August 24th, 2016.

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Conversation with India's Happiest Neighbour

BY SANTHOSH KUMAR SUBRAMANIAN
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 07, 2016

Santhosh Kumar Subramanian talks about his enlightening journey through Bhutan, a country he considers as India's happiest neighbour. He shares with us his experiences in this nature abode, where the natives know no boundaries in being happy and spreading the same. 

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Bharatanatyam for Engineers

BY RAMKUMAR R S
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 07, 2016

Ram Kumar talks about how anyone can learn classical dance forms at any age and its ability to bring one closer to his/her spiritual core. 

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Chennai, By Bus

BY RANGA ROHINI C
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Ranga Rohini talks about the everyday experience of commuting by buses in Chennai presented through amazing illustrations created during the journey itself.

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Inside My Green Book

BY K. RAMNATH CHANDRASEKHAR
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar is an ambitious nature photographer and educator on a quest to connect us to the nature. He loves being outdoors, spending time with kids, and travelling and taking photographs.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 13th. 

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On Maps And Being Bored

BY ADITYA THOOMATI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Aditya Thoomati tells us what got him hooked to mapping and shares all the fascinating mapping work he has been up to over the past couple of years.

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Schools of Equality

BY GULIKA REDDY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Gulika Reddy presents a talk about the 'Schools of Equality' initiative... How it came to be? Why it is required? And how can this help?

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Why I Quit My Job To Spend More Time With My Dog

BY ABISHEK SRIDHARAN
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Listen to Abishek Sridharan's story of his labrador Bamm Bamm and why it is important to be the person your dog thinks you are. 

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Reclaiming the Streets of Chennai

BY ASWATHY DILIP
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Aswathy Dilip talks about a citizen's initiative called Namma Chennai Namakke, for which she is taking the lead in gathering the support of Chennai citizens, including automobile owners, to embrace car-free streets on Sunday mornings. The space it is hoped can be used to promote healthy and happy lifestyles, and social capital through community building activities. When Dilip is not passionately spending time at work, she spends it with her naughty little son.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015. 

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Photography vs Photoshop

BY RUSSEL NICKSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Russel Nickson still explores what he is but as of now he is an entrepreneur and technologist from India with a great passion in programming and creative design. Other than that he loves bikes and he enjoys playing football. He wouldn’t say he is addicted to music but yeah he spends solid time listening to different genres of music. Ultimately he makes sure his life never gets boring doing the same thing over and over again.

 

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Using Art as a Medium to Raise Awareness

BY VARUNA SRINIVASAN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Varuna Srinivasan is a medical student just passing out of SRM Medical University, Chennai. She has interest in the non-profit sector. She has volunteered with multiple NGO’s and arranged various awareness raising events and recently she started her own organization ‘Tribal Hearts Foundation’ where the goal is to find creative ways to raise awareness on key issues.

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