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Vol. XXVIII No. 18, January 1-15, 2019

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

Last mile connectivity This is a phrase that is much in use these days. The Man from Madras Musings notes that it is employed in just about any context – from Metro rail to the capability of a deliveryman in reaching a parcel to the destination where it is intended. MMM is, however, of simpler […]

Our Readers write

Indian English of two kinds Hariharan’s letter in (MM, 15th December) has prompted me to share some of my thoughts based on my experience. A respected friend of mine, when I was teaching in Loyola College, was Michael Vivian Joseph, who taught English Language and Literature. Michael and I used to spend our free time […]

Dates for your Diary

Mylapore Festival time again Tamil theatre and traditional puppetry get more space at the 2019 edition of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival ( January 10th-13th). Two short plays and one full-length play by Augusto will be staged in the open air at the main Sannidhi Street stage area of Sri Kapali Temple. The two short […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from December 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Name India’s first locomotive-less train that crossed the 180 km/ph speed limit during a test run on December 2nd. 2. Name the Croatian footballer who won the coveted ‘Ballon D’Or’ for 2018 to break […]

From India’s Digital Archives

- Karthik Bhatt

Introducing Madras to the scientists The Digital Library of India (DLI) project, an initiative of the Central Government, aims at digitising significant artistic, literary and scientific works and making them available over the Internet for education and research. Begun in 2000 by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India and […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

-MMM

The school admissions saga This is that time of the year when the mind of The Man from Madras Musings naturally turns towards music and other related festivities. Like Good King Wenceslaus (or was it Old King Cole?), MMM likes to see smiling faces about him. But what he sees are several haggard and careworn […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from November 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which form of music that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s was recently added to UNESCO’s coveted list of “intangible heritage”? 2. Which story-dialogue writer was honoured with IFFI 2018 Special Award for […]

Our Readers write

Welcome articles Thank you for enlightening us on the statue and plaque in front of General Hospital (MM, Nov. 16th). I’ve been seeing it for decades while using the bus stop opposite Central, and often wondered who this illustrious person was! I feel MM is doing a great job by publishing such articles – so […]

Our Readers write

December 26-30: Marghazhi Fest: Kolattam, Kummi, Thappattam and Oyillattam by Salangai Oli troupe from Thanjavur (at DakshinaChitra). Till December 30: Aananda – exhibition of recent works by K.Balasubramanian (at DakshinaChitra). Till December 30: Kaleidoscope – an exhibition of paintings by D. Ravi and Pooja S.I. (at DakshinaChitra). Workshops at DakshinaChitra December 22, 23 and 30: […]

Dates for your Diary

One of Balasubramanian’s work. Till December 30: Exhibition of painting by K. Balasubramanian titled ‘Aananda’. DakshinaChitra is hosting an exhibition of paintings of K.Balasubramanian titled ‘Aananda’. Balasubramanian’s works are minimalistic in nature. The abstractions worked in monochromatic colours have strong base in tantric art and hindu philosophy (at DakshinaChitra, 10 am-6 pm)