Sep 11, 2015 Annual General Meeting held
On Friday, 11th of September 2015, the 30th AGM of ABS Chennai was held at the Anna University Alumni Club. The report & minutes can be downloaded here.
Jan 30, 2015 Meeting with Mei-Kwei Barker the Director of British Council, South India
The Executive Committee of Association of British Scholars Chennai recently met Mei-Kwei Barker the Director of British Council, South India to explore ways to strengthen the relationship between ABS & the BC.
Nov 17, 2014 Illustrated Talk on Food Fashion & Films - The Indo UK Journey
On 17th Nov, an Illustrated talk was held by Prof. Ayesha Iqbal on “Food, Fashion and Films; the Indo-UK Journey”. The pictures can be seen below:
Sep 12, 2014 Annual General Meeting held
On Friday, 12th of September 2014, the 29th AGM of ABS Chennai was held at the British Council. The report and minutes can be downloaded.
Sep 06, 2013 Annual General Meeting held
On Friday, 6th of September 2013, the 28th AGM of ABS Chennai was held at the British Council. The report, presentation and minutes can be downloaded.
June 21, 2013 Chennai's diverse habitat sustained variety of wildlife
It was an eye-opener of an evening at the British Council on Thursday last evening, as nature writer and polymath S Theodore Baskaran took up as the subject for his discourse, the severely attenuated wildlife and ecological acreage of Chennai. This was the third talk in the Gazeteer Lecture Series organized by ABS Chennai.
June 17, 2013 The Nawab’s charities
As part of the Gazetteer Lecture Series by ABS Chennai, Prof. Vidya Srinivasan spoke on ‘Social Welfare’, recounting how institutionalised welfare in Madras had its beginnings in St. Mary’s Church in the Fort where the congregation initiated a charity school and orphanages that led to what is known as St. George’s H.S. School today and poor relief measures that sowed the seeds for the Monegar Choultry and the Friend in Need Society. It was at the question and answer session that followed that the Nawab of the Carnatic’s name cropped up. Read more
April 15, 2013 Travel Grant for Artists
Talented artists who are waiting for that crucial international exposure to reach out to a wider audience, may find just that through the “ABS Chennai Artists’ Travel Grant 2013”. The grant offered by the Association of British Scholars, includes return air-fare and a stipend to take care of stay and living expenses during the period of their course or work in the U.K. More details can be found here.
Dec 16, 2012 A historic vow revisited
ABS Chennai launched Usha Rajagopalan’s book Panchali’s Pledge, a translation of Subramania Bharati’s epic Panchali Sabadham. Ms. Usha Rajagopalan, is a Charles Wallace India Trust Translation Fellow and worked on her translation of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati’s Panchali’s Pledge while in residence at British Centre for Literary Translation in 2011.
Sep 21, 2012 Annual General Meeting held
On Friday, 21st of September 2012, the 27th AGM of ABS Chennai was held at the British Council. The minutes of the AGM can be downloaded here.
July 15, 2012 Journey Back in Time
On 13th July, ABS Chennai opened an exhibition of ‘Olympic Artefacts’ as a curtain-raiser to the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. Mike Nithavrianakis, the British Deputy High Commissioner, South India inaugurated the exhibit which is a personal collection of memorabilia belonging to Pradipta K. Mohapatra,
May 01, 2012 Looking at the city’s past to understand its future
ABS launched the second volume of the trilogy on Madras, edited by Mr. S. Muthiah: ‘Madras (Chennai): A 400 year record of the first city of modern India (Services, education and the Economy)' covers topics ranging from medicare, municipal service, agriculture, public utilities and railways.
January 06, 2012 P.M. Belliappa is ‘Coorg Person of the Year 2011
Our President, P.M. Belliappa, a retired IAS officer has been chosen as the “Coorg Person of the Year 2011”. Mr. Belliappa, who hails from Kodagu, was selected in a poll conducted among the members of www.coorgtourisminfo.com, a news portal of Kodagu (Coorg). The award was presented to Mr. Belliappa recently by Mike Nitharvrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner
October 27, 2011 Pinch of Salt
October Homage to Mahatma Gandhi and The Association of British Scholars Chennai & The Aseema Trust conducted an audio visual treat on the “A Pinch Of Salt” (The Historic Dandi March). The Saregama Youth Choir presented by V R Devika (Founder Aseema Trust) delivered a wonderful rendition in the presence of Mr.V.Kalyanam (Personal Secretary of Gandhiji)
August 12, 2011 Exhibition of British India Maps
Association of British Scholars, (ABS) organised an exhibition - British India Maps (Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Judicial, Revenue, Political and Maps of Presidencies) from Aug. 12 to 19 at Lakshana Art Gallery as part of Madras Day event. Mr.S.Muthiah (Historian and Chronicler of Madras) delivered a special lecture on “Madras Day”
May 24, 2011 Unknown tales from the life of a Genius
Bruce Berndt, Mathematics Professor, University of Illinois, revealed stories, some known and many unknown, about the legendary mathematician, S. Ramanujan at a talk organised by ABS and Ramanujan Museum & Math Education Centre
April 29, 2011 Royal Memorabilia on Display, Raj Crowns & Coins on Display
An exhibition organised by the British Council and the Association of British Scholars, featured the collection of Pradipta K. Mohapatra, who has been passionately collecting and preserving the items for years.
Discussion on the book ‘The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational,' hosted by ABS
Recognising his contribution towards improving the Indo-U.K. relationship, the British High Commission recently presented the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) badge to Mr. P.M. Belliappa.
Apr 4, 2011 Heart in Heritage
The Hindu recently carried an article on one of our members, Aparajitha. She is also on the Executive Committee of ABS. The article is about her range of art conservation projects.
Mar 5, 2011 A Princess' Tale
The Hindu covered the Book Launch of "Victoria Gowramma The Lost Princess of Coorg" organised by ABS Chennai
Jan 9, 2011 Code of a Pioneer
The Times of India carried an article about our member, Sudhir Ravindran. Sudhir is also on the Executive Committee as our Treasurer.
Aug 27, 2010 ABS showcases the works of artists it has supported
In its silver jubilee year, ABS showcases the works of artists it has supported. These were displayed at Lalitkala Akademi in conjunction with The Faraway Tree Gallery.
Aug 25, 2010 Postal cover launch marks ABS silver jubilee
Commemorating the silver anniversary of the Association of British Scholars (ABS), Chennai, a special postal cover was released
The Association of British Scholars (ABS) Chennai and the United Kingdom based-Kala Sangam signed a memorandum of understanding marking the beginning of an interesting cultural collaboration.
Fromer President ABS and former bureaucrat P. M. Belliappa establishes a new scholarship in the name of his father, Pemanda Monappa, a highly decorated police officer who served in all the four southern States.
Aug 26, 2009 A slice of British life on display
Madras Week Celebration potraying a slice of British life in Madras
Jan 26, 2009 EWCA Chennai Chapter and ABS Chennai joint event
Talk on “Putting Children Back in School – Lessons from International and Local Experience.” given by Dr. S. Venkatraman of UNESCO Bangkok.