Iâ€™m proud to be a Chennaite as Iâ€™m born and brought up in this lovely city. Iâ€™ve travelled places in my life but Iâ€™ve never admired a place other than Chennai. As a proud Chennaite Iâ€™m planning to engage myself to celebrate Chennai week on my own. Bout for people who donâ€™t know about the history of Chennai here is a small synopsisâ€¦
The founding day of Madras is considered to be August 22, 1639. It was on that day, in that year, that a sliver of land, where Fort. St. George stands today, was transacted by the East India Company.
The deal was struck by Francis Day, his ‘dubash’ Beri Thimmappa, and their superior, Andrew Cogan, with the local Nayak rulers. It is believed that this deal was made on August 22, 1639.
Out of the fort, grew settlements. Then the villages around it were brought together. And then, the old and new towns linked up. And then we had the city.
Today, Chennai stands tall for a variety of reasons like Education, healthcare, IT, history, tourism, auto industries, movies etc.
Madras Day celebrates the city.
Madras Day was an idea that three people put together – the city’s famed historian, S. Muthiah, journalist Sashi Nair and publisher Vincent D’ Souza. Today, they have been joined by three others – senior journalist and editor Sushila Ravindranath, entrepreneur and writer-historian V. Sriram and journalist and web site entrepreneur, Revathi R.
Iâ€™m planning to buy this t-shirt todayâ€¦
Also Iâ€™m design and print my own concepts about Chennaiâ€¦ Can you throw your thoughts or share me couple of punch lines about Chennai?