We’re Mad About Madras

Ever though that urban cities would have days praising their inception? Well, Madras or today’s Chennai has a day celebrating its birthday!
The founding day of Madras is thought to be August 22, 1639.

We got the name Chennai just in 1996. Until then it was Madras, accepted to be gotten from Madrasapattinam which is a fishing village north of Fort St. George. An intriguing clarification is that it could have been gotten from a fisherman named Madrasan. We South Indians are as yet being gathered under the expression “Madrasis” which evolved as Madras.

You may know Madras as so many things. For some it’s one of the hottest, most humid, most intolerable cities while for others, it’s home, it’s safety and it’s freedom. No matter what you may know Madras for, it is undoubtedly one of the most important cities in India.

Madras, a clamoring city acclaimed for its cultural roots and manufacturing prowess, has something to offer for everybody. Many people know Superstar Rajinikanth, Viswanathan Anand and the Mozart of Madras — A.R.Rahman. Be that as it may, it has significantly more to offer — the Authentic Filter Coffee, the Beautiful Marina Beach, India’s first Bookshop at Higginbothams, Hot and steaming Idlis, the Madras Music Season, Countless sanctuaries, Automobile Industry.

Madras day are usually loaded with exercises that motivate community to concentrate on its past and present.

So here is a small token of madness for Madras.

What is Madproject?

Madproject started as a self initiated concept to exercise our creative muscles, we don’t seek any monetary benefit from this initiative.

Few projects can be really fun and challenging when we collaborate together, Madproject is one of those kind. We realised that the best teamwork comes from people who are working independently toward one goal.

MadProject is not restricted to just the usual art forms such as pen and paper. Do feel free to be as creative as possible in any medium that excites you. So let those creative juices flow, creating great art in any medium ranging from photography to your kitchen experiments. So feel free to explore our themes in any method that excites you.

Why?

These might not pay for themselves directly, but they do eventually pay off.

By doing things you like, and spotting how to do that, you’re learning something new. You’re pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, and you never know where it might take you.

When you support people and encourage them, you’ll be inspiring them to see the best in themselves.

The whole idea is to gather creative ethusiasts’, where we can feel enlivened, taught, associated, and above all, cherished!

If this idea really excites you, then do shoot a mail to getmad@madproject.in, we will keep you counted.

Thanks for your time 🙂

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PINK Makes You Think.

Pink Movie Poster
Pink Makes You Think

Every one of those connected with the making of ‘Pink’, please take a standing ovation : finally, a courageous Hindi film which concentrates on real young women who live simple lives and deal with everyday issues, which young women the world over will recognize and relate with.

Right from the trailer, the film has been creating a considerable measure of interest. Will it have the capacity to put over its solid message to the general public?

After a block buster Piku, Shoojit Sircar once again collaborates with Amitabh Bachchan yet this time for a totally different sort of film. Pink has Sircar as maker and Bachchan playing a legal advisor safeguarding three young ladies who have been blamed for homicide. In any case, what’s the genuine reality? Are the young ladies the culprits or the casualties? An abrasive thriller Pink endeavors to answer questions related to the general public.

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the film features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi and Andrea Tariang. Pink addresses some grave issues like ladies security in the capital city and that how Power overules court judgements.

Amitabh Bachan was extraordinary and considerably more. To give him an extreme we require an exceptionally skilled performing artist, and that was satisfied by Piyush Mishra, who was suitably scary.

To sum up: PINK is an exceptional film with an awesome message. PINK makes you think.

Block the date and go watch ‘PINK’ in your nearest cinema hall. You will thank me later!

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Landmark – Indian City Icons

India is known for its cities. Every city is unique in its own sense. Some cities are known as the pilgrim cities, some as the tea cities and some as the spice cities of India. Let me walk you through the lanes of these famous cities.

Indian Landmarks

Indian Illustration

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Landmark Icons by Aditya Dhotre is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://blog.adidhotre.com/landmark/.

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Pseudo Chennai

Pseudorealism Streets of Chennai in Pseudorealism

Pseudorealism, also spelled pseudo-realism, is a term used in a variety of discourses, connoting any artistic and dramatic technique, or work of art, film and literature based on non-realistic ideas but intended to be received by the viewer as based on reality.

pseudorealism

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The Walk

The Walk - Minimalistic Poster

The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of improbable enlisted people who together accomplish the impossible: an unlawful wire stroll in the massive void between the World Trade Center towers.

The Walk is not only a tale about testing human abilities and overcoming difficulties. It’s about the same franticness that drives individuals to scale treacherous mountain peaks and dive into unknown depths. The film is additionally a warm tribute to New York City and its changed horizon after 9/11. Never missout to watch this in IMAX experience—it’s the closest we may come to strolling on a high wire at 1,350ft.

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Madras Day

‎Madras Day‬ is a day of celebrations organised in the city of Madras (Chennai), the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 22 August every year, and is named after the city.

Madras Day

Originally, this celebration used to last for a day but now it extends for a week. Madras Day focuses on the city, its history, its past and its present and the core team motivates communities, groups, companies and campuses in the city to host events that celebrate the city.

The celebration consists of events such as heritage walks (including a “tree walk”), public talks, exhibitions, poetry reading sessions, public performances, food festivals and special programs on local radio. It also includes contests such as, T-shirt designing, documentary film contest, multimedia presentation for schools and quiz in both Tamil and English. T-shirts to mark the event are also released. The talks delivered to mark the week long celebrations usually involve lectures explaining the heritage and history of the city. There are also events for the retired citizens where they can post their life years ago on the “Stories about Madras section” on Madras day’s website and their views on how Madras grew into the Chennai of today.

Indian postal department released a postal cover to commemorate Madras day on 22 August 2007.

Data Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Day

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Inquisitive Traveller

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Game of Thones

Game of Thrones

A small design tribute to a TV series called Game of thrones, this series has picked more character-based storyline, focusing on fleshing out their identities and putting the story second. This is the USP that holds viewers.

Also some of the characters make you relate yourself, specially Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Jamie Lannister and the list goes on.

The viewers who are whining that characters have not showed up to their potentials, Whilst occasions like the Red Wedding, the Purple Wedding and Tyrion’s trial demonstrated how fruitful this act was. Also by presenting some inconspicuous ideas, for example, the White Walkers turned the show to an extent with its unique angle.

I personally admire Tyrion’s way of acting and I’ve always found Tyrion uncommonly sharp and his words uncommonly brilliant.

If you like it, share it and watch out this space for some more GOT illustrations.

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Rajathanthiram

Rajathanthiram Minimalistic Poster

A.G. Amid’s Rajathanthiram: Instead of taking up the conventional or the attempted concept of making a film, the director Amid has excecuted the movie by his conviction on the gathering a new plot to portray a con-film.

Rajathandhiram outsmarts you each time and makes you sit on the edge of the seat. Rajathandhiram is a genuine attempt and a twisted con-film. The standard of screenplay makes the audience bite their nails and this movies surprises with an outstanding twists and turns at the climax.

Never miss out this flick, please do watch out in your nearest cinema hall.

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15 Shades of Aditya Dhotre

Disclaimer: This presentation has nothing to do with the movie ‘50 shades of grey’ please do not misinterpret.

Why the title is so personal; why should I share my experience about my design career?

Before I let you know the answer you should know little things about me, I would love to introduce myself as an engineering graduate; yes an engineer who engineered himself as a designer. I don’t have design degree I’m a self-taught designer and I don’t settle in learning new things because I don’t have that black hat with a tassel which every degree holder has.

How many of you feel that you’re an engineer and you are struggling to chase your dreams?

Coming back to the title; this presentation is so personal because it will make you relate yourself and you can see some of your shades in me.

I was not so confident that I will become a designer, I was a coward and introvert person who couldn’t take a brave decision or speak or attend any meetups/debates.

So what changed me?

A movie, yes you heard it right; can you believe a movie called 3 idiots have given me the courage to become what I want? but that was the main reason who I’m today.
Sometimes we all need is an inspiration or a push and I believe inspiration can come in any medium.

I would like to quote a line from a movie 3 idiots which turned my life upside down.
Rancho: “Pursue excellence, and success will follow”

These words became my mantra.

In this presentation, each shade refers to thoughts.

Shades = Thoughts

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