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    Down memory lane
    Brush up on your Chennai history today. First up, there’s the talk on the Origin of Chennai/Madras by professor JBP More, Inseec Business School, Paris (at 5 pm, CPT Campus, Tharamani). Then, catch up with S Muthiah as he releases the books Tales of Old and New Madras and the seventh edition of Madras Rediscovered (at 7 pm,  Taj Connemara). Details: themadrasday.in

    Historic break
    Reserve this Saturday for some great walks. The heritage walk led by history buff Karthik Bhatt will introduce you to the Gujaratis of Sowcarpet (at 6 am; `500; register at editor@madrasmusings.com), while the tour of Pulicat (6.30 am) will include a bus ride, a heritage walk—that will take you to all the historical spots in this seaside town—and breakfast and lunch. At `845. Details: 42139961

    Fact file
    Take it easy on Sunday and catch up on exhibitions. Like the one on the Buckingham Canal, showcasing maps, pictures and notes (10 am – 5 pm, Clive Hall, Fort St George) and Arm in Madras—which traces how an Armenian community settled in Madras in the 17th century (till Monday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Armenian Church,  George Town). Details: themadrasday.in

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