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Vol. XXX No. 23, April 1-15, 2021

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

– (Wo)MMM

Putting the dis in disinfect Aren’t we still in a pandemic? The Woman from Madras Musings can’t help but wonder at the flagrant flouting of covid norms everywhere she goes. Mask wearing has disappeared as has social distancing, but the charming habit of spitting on the streets is back. So, it came as no big […]

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Will the Vax Shield me? We Indians love controversies. These controversies help keep us in good cheer and spirits helping take our minds off our mundane and often dull existence. Now the Corona Virus has provided us with a controversy of a new variety. The two available vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield have had their benefits […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on the Oscars. 1. Which artiste recently became the most-decorated woman in Grammy Awards history with her 28th win? 2. Who recently became the first Indian woman cricketer, and the second in the world, to notch up 10,000 international runs? […]

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– MMM

Covid in the air Circumstances have so arranged themselves that The Man from Madras Musings has had to travel quite a bit around our State. In the past month he has travelled by road and air and oddly enough not at all by rail, a mode of transport he is partial to. MMM has during […]

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Vaccination – Public Health Centre Style I have been a long time resident of TTK Road in Alwarpet. I must have passed by the Urban Primary Health Centre on C.P. Ramaswamy Road innumerable times over the past several years. However, the first time I got to enter the premises was in the morning of Sunday, […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 on the Holy Week in the Christian faith. 1. Music aficionados paid tributes to recently-deceased Dutch engineer Lou Ottens for inventing something that changed the way music was listened to. What did Ottens invent? 2. A painting Tower of the Katoubia […]

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–(Wo)MMM

Auto reminiscences In these pandemic times, The Woman from Madras Musings has been keeping away from public transport, keeping in mind the safety of the elders in the family. Curiously, (Wo)MMM finds herself missing Chennai autos the most, even though they have a bad rep in general. Personally, (Wo)MMM has come to realize that some […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and next 10 on currencies and money. 1. Name NASA’s latest robotic rover that touched down on Mars recently and will study whether there was ever life on the red planet. 2. Simple. Who are the new Australian Open singles champions? 3. To reduce consumption […]

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- MMM

Testing Times The conquering hordes had massed at the gate and The Man from Madras Musings was wondering as to how much longer his good lady, also known as She Who Must Be Obeyed would maintain resistance. But then he better begin at the beginning for the benefit of his readership. It all began at […]

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Arbitrary levy of Property Tax There appears to be no end in sight to the problems caused on account of the arbitrary levy property tax by the Greater Chennai Corporation [GCC]. The residents who fall under Zone 10, Division 136, with Bills No. 04121, 04133, 04172, 04094, 04049, 04086, 03933, 03910, 04160, 04105, 04079, 04057, […]