If you have time to explore Chennai (formerly Madras), this 400-sq-km conglomerate of urban villages and diverse neighborhoods making up Tamil Nadu’s capital will pleasantly surprise you. Its role is as keeper of South Indian artistic, religious and culinary traditions. Among Chennai’s most significant assets are its people, infectiously enthusiastic about their hometown; they won’t hit you with a lot of hustle and hassle. Recent years have thrown in a new layer of cosmopolitan glamour: luxe hotels, sparkling boutiques, quirky cafes, smart contemporary restaurants and a sprinkling of swanky bars and clubs. Well, it’s not a party hub altogether, but Chennai keeps surprising you with few events happing every nook and corner. Let’s have a look at some of the upcoming ones.