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Vol. XXXI No. 13, October 16-31, 2021

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

The Eye for Detail These are days when anything and everything can be ordered off the internet. Indeed, the Government positively encourages us to do so, as part of its fight against Covid. The Man from Madras Musings, to whom the Government’s word is law, has toed this line and he finds the experience quite […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on James Bond. 1. Which spice in Tamil Nadu recently got a Geographical Indication Tag as it is known for its rich aromatic oil content? 2. According to a whistle-blower, internal research had shown which Facebook-owned app is detrimental to […]

Our Readers Write

Remembering Dr. Bala I met Dr. Bala V. Balachandran, the J.L. Kellog Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in Service) of Accounting and Information Management when he was about to receive an award at the ITC Grand. Prof Bala, as he was known, was the founder, chairman and dean of the Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai. […]

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Out of the mouths of babes… Not sure about you, but The Woman from Madras Musings always dissolves into a low-key panic when asked to play host to people visiting the city. Take us to your favourite local spots, they say. Show us the best of the city, they add. Well, (Wo)MMM’s ‘favourite local spot’ […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 on Mahatma Gandhi. 1. Which productions won the Emmys in the Best Drama and Limited Series categories recently? 2. The US Open women’s singles final was the first all-teenage final in 22 years. Who were the players? 3. Netflix recently bought […]

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Colourful decorations of landmarks The picture of the decorated Ripon Building for Madras Week Celebrations brought to my mind how Madras City was beautifully decorated on the occasion of the First Republic Day. As a college student, I wandered throughout the night to enjoy the colourful decorations of all landmarks of the City. Listening to […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

On the VIP Road The Man from Madras Musings lives just off an arterial road of the city. It is just not an arterial road but THE arterial road, for it is the route that has been taken by four out of the last four Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu to and from Fort St […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are India’s highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra and Ashoka Chakra. 1. Which Central American nation recently became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender? 2. Which Asian nation recently issued a ban on children and teenagers playing […]

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Ministerial meek and ego trips Around midnight, a train that crossed ours with a roar woke me up. I was travelling from Madras (now Chennai) to Madurai. Groggily, I plodded towards the toilet. While all the other cabin doors were closed, the coupe at the far end was wide open. The window shutters were also […]

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Madras Week Musings The Man from Madras Musings is quite sure that the Chief, wherever he may be, is all smiles. From conducting eight programmes each year for Madras Day, the old magazine did two better – hosting in effect ten programmes. It is just the kind of thing he would have loved though MMM […]