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Vol. XXVIII No. 16, December 1-15, 2018
October 20th saw the Asian College of Journalism inaugurate its state-of-the-art auditorium. Named after arguably the best-known name in Indian music – M.S. Subbulakshmi, it can seat 342 people. Located in the sylvan recesses of Taramani, the auditorium is also blessed with ample space for parking cars. But its most defining feature is that it is entirely without microphones. The question is, are our artistes and audiences capable of rising to such an environment?
Gujarat and Maharashtra and later Delhi realised the value of gas and built vast sectors of consumption that flourished. These include fertiliser plants, petrochemical units, power plants, LPG gas-fractionation, ceramics, glass units, transportation and piped supplies for domestic use. Gujarat imports gas through special port facilities and accounts for close to 60 per cent of the gas consumed in the country to great profit.
The store that brought music into homes
On its site stands a building, all multi-coloured plate glass and geometric patterns, that looks as though it is a UFO that has landed on Mount Road. Who would believe that here stood a landmark outlet that was synonymous with gramophone records? Ask any music-loving old-timer about Saraswathi Stores and you will get an idea about its popularity.