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Vol. XXVIII No. 3, May 16-31, 2018

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

-MMM

Tom-toms over a thanneer pandal The Man from Madras Musings is a light sleeper and was woken up by some strange noises in the middle of the night. His first suspicion was that it was a burglar. Now MMM is no poltroon and unlike others who would have drawn the sheets over their head with […]

Our Readers write

Broken bridge I have a question myself, “Why hasn’t the Broken bridge at Besant Nagar been repaired? Why not even developed it for heritage tourism?” (Though there might be local occupational problems). I did many Google searches but have been unsuccessful in finding an answer. Do you have any? S. Yogeshwaran yogesh.smy91@gmail.com Editor’s Note: Sorry, […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from April 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which noted institution has developed Bhabha Kavach (named after Homi Bhabha), a next-generation bulletproof jacket that is cheaper and 50 per cent lighter than existing models? 2. What Indian legal first did senior advocate […]

Dates for your Diary

Till May 30: Neighbourhood stories – an exhibition of paintings by P. Saravanan – at DakshinaChitra. May 19-20, 27: Workshop on Miniature handmade animal figurines for both children and adults – Ceramic Studio , DakshinaChitra May 26: Talk on The Indian Monsoon by T.R. Shashwath – at Tamil Virtual Academy, Gandhi Mantapam Road, 4-5.30 p.m. […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

-MMM

The ways of Governors The Man from Madras Musings has often been accused of being cheeky in this column, but whatever fun he has got out of it has been at the expense of his cheeks alone and not anyone else’s. Which is why the recent news item and what followed thereafter concerning the Governor […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from April 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which Gulf nation recently announced that a recently-discovered offshore oilfield in its territorial waters contains a whopping 80 billion barrels of petroleum? 2. Recently, Eurostar launched a direct rail service between London and which […]

Dates for your Diary

May 5-7: Marx Matters, commemorating Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday. Talks, film and book release (at Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai. 5th and 6th -7 p.m.; 7th – 4.30 p.m). May 9-10: Existing Realities – II – an exhibition of paintings by S.A.V. Elaiyaraja & S.A.V. Elaiyarajabarathy (at DakshinaChitra). May 18: Celebrating Museum Day – Jasmin […]

Wordless Gopulu

THE EDITOR

The late Gopulu during his Ananda Vikatan days had a series of wordless jokes that brought about loud laughter. These were brought out as a book, in 2005, and a copy was recently sent to me by Charukesi. We are pleased to publish these cartoons for a new generation of Madrasis.

Short ‘N’ Snappy

-MMM

The best way to a bandh And so the State of Tamil Nadu had a bandh. The Man from Madras Musings could only smile at the feeble manner in which it was observed. That the party, which called for it, claimed it was a complete success is only to be expected. And perhaps, according to […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from March 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which team beat the Rest of India to lift the Irani Cup recently? 2. Name the London-based firm that has been accused of harvesting 50 million Facebook profiles during Donald Trump’s campaign? 3. Sudan, […]