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Vol. XXIX No. 4, June 1-15, 2019

Featured Articles

Memories of Muthiah and Madras Musings

(Continued from last fortnight) Mr. Muthiah asked me to do pictures of an elderly volleyball coach, who was rather unknown in sports circles. His life was dedicated to volleyball coaching for young boys and girls and he had his base at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium at Egmore. His evenings were spent coaching his wards near the […]

Random thoughts on reporting Cricket at Chepauk

by Partab Ramchand

The Chepauk Stadium with jam-packed crowd during one the matches. As a professional sports writer for over half a century, specializing in cricket I obviously have very fond memories of Chepauk or the M.A. Chidambaram stadium. In my active days as a journalist the stadium and the TNCA office used to be almost my daily […]

Panagal Park – and the Metro rail scare

by The Editor

Residents of T’Nagar and those elsewhere in the city who are concerned about green cover are a worried lot. It is learnt that iconic Panagal Park, located in T’Nagar will soon be taken over by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) for Phase II of the underground service. T’Nagar is an area that regularly tops city […]

Contract Farming – revenue generator through exports

by A Special Correspondent

This is the second and concluding part of the article on what needs to be done to make the Tamil Nadu Contract Farming Act a success

Pavithra’s Perspective

The Empty Cupola Until my twenties, what little I knew of Chennai’s distinguished fort was confined to the one trip I’d made as a teenager to the Fort Museum – where I’d seen a huge portrait of Queen Alexandra and promptly fallen in love – but there my knowledge ended. Some years later, asked to […]

Tributes to Mr. Muthiah

Mylapore Times and Madras Day When he held my hand and pressed it even as he was about to sign what must be the last of his books ( the 3rd volume and an index of ‘Madras: a 400-year record of the First City of Modern India’), I felt the emotions that were in him. […]

Memories of Muthiah and Madras Musings

V.S. Raghavan, ‘Rags’ to friends, worked during the initial years of Madras Musings with S. Muthiah. He has sent us some of his recollections of those times and we publish them below.

It all began with picking up a copy of MM in ’92/’93 and I was hooked. It so happened that the same issue had an advertisement for a freelance photographer and I applied, photography being a passion, especially street and travel photography that portrayed the human condition. I soon found myself in a house down […]

‘Cappy’ – Instrumental in developing radiology in India

by Manmadhan Ullathil (from Maddy’s Ramblings)

(Continued from April 16th Issue) H. Miller explains in his obituary of Capt Barnard – There was nothing like the Institute of Radiology in India or in South East Asia, and not much like it in the USA or Great Britain at that time. It was a two storey building around a courtyard where playing […]

Lost Landmarks of Chennai

- Sriram V

- Sriram V

Here rested the Jews The Armenians had their Church and street, not to forget numerous other monuments, street names and places, big and small, around the city. The Portuguese Christians still have San Thomé to commemorate their presence. The French have one minor marker – a gateway at the Mae de Deus Church (now Dhyana […]

Cycling your way to Mamallapuram

– Karthik Bhatt

– Karthik Bhatt

The OMR (Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway, to give its official name) and the ECR are two of the most important thoroughfares in the city today. While the former is home to several companies in the information technology sector, one of the city’s chief identities, the latter which runs up to Kanyakumari serves as an important […]