August Meet

How it started ?

6th June 2009

by R Venkatesh

We had a small gathering in chennai on 5th reputed author vishwaksenan was here. Sps, sivaram, muruganantham turned up. Satheesh from kuwait, Vijay from singapore and author Venkatram Diwaker from Vizag called up

We sort of decided that a get together needs to be planned for PS members. August 15 , 16 should be ideal days both being holidays. Request outstation members to plan a visit to chennai during that time. A stay could be arranged.

A one day trip on 15th and a meeting and brunch on 16th is on the cards

Request members to take part in the planning.

Find more details here

Date & Venue

August 15 & 16. Bharathiya Vidhya bhawan or Thatwaloka, Eldams Rd. (Will be finalized in a week or so)


  • Invite Hon’ble Minister, TN State, Thangam Thennarasu to preside over. He is fully aware of our Group activities and very much supportive.
  • A couple of media persons like TKV Rajan – Needhiyinkural Baskaran – ZeeTV Sudangan
  • REACH Dr. Sathyamurthy, Dr. Raghavan and similar scholars
  • Recoginising Longstanding services in the field of History & Tamil culture
    • Project madurai Dr. Kalyanasundaram, Dr.Naa. Ganesan (NASA).
    • Our Tamil web dyons – Subashini madam, Dr. N. Kannan
    • Dr. Thyagarajan (Ariyalur Arts)
    • Dr. Sathyamurthy (Retd ASI)
    • Epigraphist S. Ramachandran (inscription courses )
    • Photograper Thiagarajan – the genius Photographer – who helped the 1000 yr old Chozha Frescos in the big temple vestibles – see the day light in the big temple corridars !
    • TN Subramanian of Frontline – who has been constantly publishing all the articles related to ancient heritage assets with photographs in Frontline.
    • Dr. Subbarayalu – now Pondy French Institute… His ” Kaveri ” with Dr. Karoshima (Japan) is monumental.
    • We can request Dr. Sathiyamurthy to invite Dinamalar “Krishnamurthy Sir” also .. who is specialising in ancient coin collection… his collection includes the Pandya Coin inscribed “Peru Vazhudhi”
  • Honoring
    • VIKRAMAN – who has written Sequel to PS… Nandhipurathu Nayagi / Vandhiyathevan Vaall.
    • Dr. Jaybee
    • Vizag Dhivakar
    • R Venkat
    • Gokul Seshadri
    • Ramachandran (Convenor)
    • Pavithra Srinivasan
    • Viswaksenan
    • Rajni Ramki
    • Muruganandam
    • Natarajan Srinivasan
    • Dr. Kailasam
    • Plastic Chandra
    • PS. Sriraman
    • Prof Swaminathan ( IIT )
    • Ragothaman
    • Artist padmavasan
  • Audio visual quiz ponniyin selvan/kalki quiz
  • Exhibition of historical novels from everybodies collection (we will return the books after the event)
  • Publishing a Souvenir (Vizag Dhivakar has offered support)
    • Kalki’s Works in General / Historical in particular / PS specific..
    • Places signified in PS :: Nagapatnam Buddha Vihar – Kodikkarai – Thiruvarur – Thanjai – Pazhayarai… likewise..
    • Chola war in Lanka.. Thinking of requesting YUDDHA BHOOMI fame ” Pa. Raghavan ” to contribute on this.
    • Seafare of the Cholas – We can request Narasayya garu to contribute.
    • Inadequate records of our Ancient Kings compared to Moghuls – we can request Mr. MADHAN (Anandavikatan) to contribute.
    • Re Udayarkudi inscriptions :: Dr. Kudavoil
    • Re Rajajan Pallippadai :: Dr. Kalaikkovan / Dr. Nalini
    • From our Board (say Gokul – Dhivakar – Pavithra) ::
      • synopsis of Historical discussions which break certain myths.
      • Positive motivations : like reconstruction of big temple paintings by Gokul in
      • how a spark to assemble those who were fascinated by reading Ponniyinselvan Novel under an egroup is now leading to spreading awareness of our glorious past among the youth ..
    • High points of Certain Overseas expeditions / Ganges expedition
    • Contribution of Tamil Mercantile Guild to Far East trading.
    • An article by Sri Vaishanvashree on Veeranarayana Perumal
    • Mudhal yathirai
    • 2nd and 3rd trips to Thanjai
    • Our other trips around Chennai / Mallai
    • Mahendra Caves
  • We will explore whether Web-Conference is possible say for 30 mts or so
  • For those attending from outstations (in India) we can provide transport and accommodation.
  • For Overseas participants we can arrange accommodation and a trip arond important places after the meet.


Reception Committee(Travel Arragements and accomodation of dignitaries)

  • Vijay Kumar
  • Venkateswaran Kasirajan
  • Sivaram Kannan

Web Conferencing

  • Gokul (USA)
  • Vijay Kumar (Singapore)
  • Thiru (Chennai)
  • Vizag Dhivakar (Vizag)

List of Places to Visit (Need to book a bus?)

  • Venkatesh


  • Vizag Dhivakar
  • Satheesh Kumar

Overseas members – who are desirous of participating – pls inform R Venkat or SPS with a copy to Vijaykumar.

Bangalore Members who have responded

  • APS Saravanan (Co-ordinator)
  • Arun Krishnan
  • KN Sivakumar
  • Ragavan
  • Sriram
  • Deepa Prakash
  • Raj Pandyan
  • Madurai Members