Services

Our Services

Past Forward’s services are three-fold at present, though we have ambitions to increase our scope of offerings. We presently do

  • Heritage Walks in and around Chennai (Madras). These help you understand the city’s rich heritage and the multiple layers of history that it has.
  • Historic Tours are planned periodically and take participants to places of interest in terms of our past – art/culture/events. The tours not only comprise locations within India but abroad also.
  • Talks – Sriram’s talks are well known for the manner in which they package history with loads of anecdotes, songs, stories and plenty of humour. These talks happen every once in a while.
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Walks


  • Sriram pioneered the concept of heritage walks in Chennai, with his first such
    event, focusing on Music in Mylapore, taking place in December 1999. Since
    then, Past Forward’s bespoke walks have become an integral part of the city’s
    heritage landscape. Planned in a different locality on a Sunday each month,
    these walking tours, are carefully crafted after multiple visits and prolonged
    study of each of these localities. What you get in these walks is a panoramic
    history of the locality, including buildings, people and events, narrated with
    sufficient humour, emotion and passion to keep you riveted.
    For a full list of areas covered so far, please visit – Mr Sriram’s blog page.
    To stay updated about our forthcoming walks,
    register your email ID with us!

Tour


  • Past Forward’s first outstation tour was in 2005, when Sriram, and his wife, Sarada curated a tour to Thanjavur. Since then, outstation tours have become a part of Past Forward’s offerings. Several parts of India have been covered thus far and as is the case with a country so blessed with heritage, this is just a scratch on the surface. Many more exciting tours are in the offing. Past Forward’s tours are high end, in the sense we believe in all the possible comforts when we travel. We also try to include a fair dose of classical music in our tours. We build in experiential episodes into our itinerary so that you live the heritage you are visiting.
    For a full list of areas covered so far, please visit – Mr Sriram’s blog page.
    To stay updated about our forthcoming talks,
    register your email ID with us!

Talks

  • Sriram is one of the best-known speakers in South India on culture, art and history. His talks, engaging, witty, and with an engrossing style of presentation, are highlights in Chennai’s annual cultural calendar. The topics cut a wide swathe, from classical music to temples to historic cities and sites, and a broad spectrum of our past. Sriram’s talks are usually sell-outs and see record audiences.
    To stay updated about our forthcoming talks,
    register your email ID with us!