Sunday, 23 December 2018

Vocal Nithyashree Mahadevan In Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru

Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru

Lakshman shruti's Chenniayil Thiruvaiyaru - Season 14 is happening in Kamarajar Arangam. 
It started on 18-December and shows run until 25-December, 2018. There are totally 8 days having 8 programs under many categories.

There are many categories in Kamarajar Arangam like Vocal, Dance, Discourse, Bharatanatyam, Hindustani Classical Vocal,Bhajan, Piano, Paatum Bharatamum, Nadheswaram, Saint  Thiyagarajar's Pancharathna kirthis, Veena, Double Violin, Classical Devotional, Mohiniyattam, Flute, Saxophone, and so on.

On 18th of December "Isai Alwar virudhu 2018" award was given to "Thavil Maestro Padhmashree A.K. Palanivel"

Another program "Pothys Parampara Pattu Clasical Star Award Ceremony" will happen on 25 - December Evening 4.30 P.M.

We went to Nithyashree Mahadevan's Concert (Vocal). It ran for almost 2.00 hrs. It started by 8.00 P.M and ended By 10.00 P.M. almost.

Around eighteen songs were played there including supporting artists' music and Keerthanas.

Some songs were new to me. Some were familiar. It was a nice experience to listen to these songs directly, instead of listening to the recordings.

 After the program she an her team member were honored by the organizers.

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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Chetpet Eco Park

Chetpet eco park

Chetpet Eco Park located near Kilpauk. We went for a boat ride there, but we found that there were a few more attractions within the campus.

There is an entry ticket of Rs.25 each. Camera and Food are not allowed inside the park. We have to handover those at the ticket counter.

There is a small eatery near children's park. We can have some corn, chat or some other snack. In the front yard there is a larger food court having both Vegetarian and Non vegetarian food. We found Pizza, Ice creams and few Chat item also.

We found many 3D paintings there and sculptures of a few birds and animals too. You can take pictures using your phone. There is a big place to walk and some benches are there to sit.

First we went to have a ride in the boat. They charge Rs.59 per adult. We went around the lake nearly for half an hour. We saw some ducks coming out of the water and getting inside.

The stairs that lead to the boat were quiet difficult to board due to the steep slope. When we asked for an alternative way, they said they were building proper stairs with steps and that is expected to be ready by January.

Then we went to the 3D show. Charges were Rs.30 for a 15 min show.

We are the only two when we watched the show and we sat in the front row. We waited nearly 10 to 15 min as they were waiting for others to join.

There is a walkway around the lake. Walking around it, we found a children's park which occupies a small place and has few games to play. In the wall there were some 3D paintings which looked like an aquarium and some cartoon images were also drawn over it.

We spent almost 4 hours there, and for the most part we enjoyed our visit. Some construction was going on when we went - they were building a globe-shaped building, perhaps for housing an aquarium. 
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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Toy train @ Chennai Rail Museum

Toy Train

We went to Chennai rail museum last week. We enjoyed the toy train second time as we went there last year also. But this time we went in the toy train late evening - at 6.40 pm when the train was filled with people. 

We ha full fun at that time. Many took pics and selfie in the train. And the sound of the train was good as it gave real goods train effect. 

The train went around twice. When it got into the tunnel it was a nice experience. Many kids and few ladies shouted as an echo for the sound that comes from the engine. If the driver had used the horn more it would have been more fun - I feel. In other places, the train mostly moves silently. 

Toy train timings on weekdays: 11.10 A.M, 12.10 A.M, 01.10 A.M, 02.40 P.M, 03.40 P.M, 04.40 P.M, )5.40 P.M. Weekends: In addition to the above, 06.40 P.M, and 07.40 P.M.

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