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The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends The sweet tooth of the city Overflowing garbage Meters return to the metro Realty bytes A budget that butted into deficit Indian media-operators of democracy Metro mania Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station Talk your way and land in a job 377 yet young Aviation sector to grow three times... Force Motors’ two new SUVs Paranjoy on crony capitalism Technology handshakes with sanitation Missing, but not missing the top spot Two friends trigger a change Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Chennai gets its Imax Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Prithika Yashini takes charge... Metro chugs through the city Chennai teachers rank low Book your water tanker An industry institution link… Water wars begin Know the start-ups in the city The auto gets a remake Chennai Silks in flames City Corner - Chennai Sathyabhamasat propels ahead Read before you buy... TTV stumps all Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC International conference on saving energy, environment Coimbatore backs up for Chennai State VAT leads to inflation: a study Must visit of 2014 India’s first 3D Museum Green energy, not really green? A praiseworthy peer recognition Education a cause of concern When the crowd will miss the roar Black outs will be knocked out Yamaha in the news CMRL takes off till airport India’s first online-only bicycle brand K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety Planning the right energy Metro chugs the green way A feast for book worms Water woes A new technique to treat dry sewage Medical miracle! Hey Chitti! please take my order How to roast 45 human beings alive Perplexing communications This dabba has a cure for all your ailments Car-free Bessy SGRI – a global research centre for building materials Thrills for the holiday season Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award North Chennai booms The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Bewailing monsoons the new fad Keep in touch, anytime anywhere Engineering colleges lose lustre Tamil Nadu Premier League launched The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Reality Check Presto! Bravo! Outlays and outcome – the long gap City Corner-June Building highs and lows Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas City Corner When Marina became the Tahrir Square Working space for women by woman Star studded city The sweet killer Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place The worst is yet to come From trash land to tourist spot The underground don zips through Cricket comes calling to Chennai Ennore Port excels Tambaram tracks…. Murugappas-focus on consolidation Self-sufficiency in dredging... Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Boozing and driving When Chennai became Venice Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park Need for an integrated approach to medicine 60 years of cultural and economic ties He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Google street view’s India competitor Online approval of layout plans Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Yes, you are safe! Nilam threatens the city Chennai, the noisiest city Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes It is not only your noodle... City Corner Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Chennai Metro looking for revival Is Chennai now the accident capital? Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Technologists to rescue Chennai airport to become solar-powered It’s so cool! A skinny affair I know nothing else but cinema... Indian of the Year Arnold visits Chennai
 
377 yet young

The city that is young and vibrant at heart has turned 377 years. On 22 August 1639, East India Company bought Madrasapattinam or Chennapattanam from Damerla Venkatapathy, the viceroy of the Vijayanagar Empire. The celebrations to mark this day began in 2004, the result of a meeting between the Chennai Heritage Foundation trustees, Chennai-based historian S Muthiah and journalist Vincent D’Souza. Since then, Madras Day celebrations have been held every year. Last year saw events like heritage walks, public talks, exhibitions, poetry, reading sessions, public performances, food festivals and special programmes on local radio. This year there is yet another highlight of this celebration. The Luz Church is 500 years old this year. Luz means light in Portuguese.  The Franciscan missionaries built this church  in 1516; the church has some beautiful artwork covering its altar and ceiling. The church is also a home for some old tablets, one of them with Aramaic inscriptions, the language Jesus spoke.

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