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Vol. XXIX No. 13, October 16-31, 2019

Featured Articles

Welcoming guests with digital banners

by The Editor

Anyone familiar with Tamil Nadu, or should we say Tamil culture in particular, would not be wrong in assuming that a visiting foreign dignitary is welcomed the traditional way – poorna kumbham, or an ensemble of nagaswaram and tavil, or a display of folk art. Maybe a presentation of something in local silk or a […]

Remembering Gandhi

Dr. VIJAY SRIRAM sent us this picture when the nation celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. We are dedicating three pages in this issue to the Father of the Nation.

Efficient governance for better impact of Public Health Services

by A Special Correspondent

NITI Aayog’s annual comparative reviews of states’ performance with respect to education, public health and social progress fill an important void in monitoring public governance. To governments and policy makers, the reviews provide objective, quantitative feedback on specific aspects. The novel feature is that the reviews are not confined to evaluating the scale of infrastructure […]

IIT-M lingo

T. Rajagopalan Journalist formerly Education Correspondent, The Hindu

Language has always been an emotive issue and it is no wonder that it has played a crucial role in several conflicts in society. Eulogistic references to a regional language in a pluralistic society, no doubt, serve to raise the pride and self-esteem of the people.

Feedback on Chrome Leather Factory

(received on MM website)

My name is George Chambers. Roy Chambers was my grandfather. Thank you for posting this short history. I was born and have lived in Australia my whole life, but I would still like to visit India with my father one day to see this part of our history.

Thank you, Donors

We today, publish donations received with thanks for the period upto October. – The Editor Rs. 150: George Joseph Rs. 400: Capt. R. Shankar Rs. 500: T.K. Sriniva Chari, R. Balasubramanian Rs. 900: T. Santhanam, Benjamin Cherian, V. Ramnarayan, Ms. K. Nirmala Rs. 1000: Ms. Girija Viraraghavan, Gopal Raj C. Rs. 1500: N.S. Parthasarathy

Lost Landmarks of Chennai

The Hyde Park of Madras Cenotaph remains a name in the Teynampet area, with an eponymous road leading off Anna Salai/Mount Road towards Kotturpuram and beyond. As is well known, the name is traced to the vast monument that was erected on the spot in memory of Lord Cornwallis, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of India […]

The man behind The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi

by Karthik Bhatt

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi is perhaps the most comprehensive documentation of the life and times of our country’s greatest political leader. As the nation celebrates his 150th birth anniversary, this article commemorates Professor K Swaminathan, whose remarkable contribution to Gandhian studies as Chief Editor of the Collected Works remains underrated even today. The […]

When Len Hutton visited Madras

by Partab Ramchand

As a teenage cricket fan growing up in Madras in the sixties, I followed the game closely either through the running commentary on the radio or by reading books by famous authors. Besides following the careers of cricketers of my time, I also read about the cricketing greats of yesteryear. Books by Neville Cardus, John […]

What do overseas business visits achieve?

by The Editor

The Chief Minister has just returned after a three-nation tour to promote foreign direct investment in the State. It is perhaps the first in several decades in the history of Tamil Nadu, the last CM to travel abroad being M.G. Ramachandran. The ruling party has been jubilant over the trip while the Opposition has quite […]