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Vol. XXVIII No. 11, September 16-30, 2018

Regular Articles

Short N Snappy

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WhatsApp wonders The Man from Madras Musings rarely writes about social media, chiefly because the Chief does not quite like these things. Neither does MMM, but then unlike the Chief he cannot afford to stay away from them either. There were many occasions when he was sorely tempted to write about the menace that lurks […]

Our Readers write

Well foundations Karthik Bhatt (MM, Sep-tember 1st) has wondered why the “unique well foundation” of St. Andrew’s Kirk finds no mention in W.T. Munro’s The Madrasiana, 1868. But it may be noted that a 1982 publication on St. Andrew’s Kirk contains the following observation. “Almost the whole of Fort St. George is seated on wells in […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from August 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Name the West Bengal athlete who became first Indian to win a Heptathlon gold in the Asian Games. 2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently unveiled details of its first indigenous human space […]

Dates for your Diary

September 21-23: South Indian Puppet Festival 2018. This festival presents the varied arts of Katta Bommalaatam, Tholpaavaikoothu and Gombeyaata from a diverse set of artistes and troupes specially invited from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka – (at DakshinaChitra 11 a.m. -5 p.m.) Till September 29: Painting exhibition by Dhinakara Sundar titled Padma. Dhinakara […]

Short N Snappy

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MMM gets email Madras Week is over. Or is it? The Man from Madras Musings has his doubts for there is no sign of the programmes abating. MMM is still getting invites for breakfasts, lunches and dinners where he is expected to hold forth on Madras, Madras Week, Madras Month and so on. At the […]

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To Marina or not to Marina Last fortnight’s happenings, especially the pronouncements of celebrities after they called on an ailing leader of the State, the comings and goings and sloganeering would have all ideally given much grist to this column’s mill. But The Man from Madras Musings does not wish to dwell on that. What […]

Our Readers write

More on Norton This refers to the article of Suresh Balakrishnan Eardley Norton – Lawyer outstanding (MM, August 1st). It was stated in the article that Eardley Norton was enrolled at the Madras Bar and being the latest entrant was appointed Secretary of what in later times came to be known as “Madras Bar Association”. […]

Dates for your Diary

Till August 19: DakshinaChitra is celebrating Onam Festival. The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. As part of the celebration, Pallassana Social Development Society Kanyarkali Sangam led by Mr. Janardhan from Palakkad district will perform Kanyarkali, Parunthattam and Karunkaliattam, the ancient and traditional folk art […]

Thank you, Donors

- The Editor

We today, publish donations received with thanks for the period upto July 10th. Rs. 100: D. Sugavanam; G.K. Vasan; John J. Moses, Ashok Kumar, Lakshmi Narayanan Rs. 150: T.M. Raghunathan; S. Prakash; C.V. Viswanathan Rs. 200: G. Ram Mohan; S. Janardhan Rs. 400: Dr. V.V. Jayaram, V.S. Rajappan; K.S. Srinivasan; R. Ganapathy; Dr. N.V. Pundarikantan; […]

Our Readers write

Punctuality Reader S.S. Rajagopalan’s letter (MM, July 1st) about H.C. Buck’s observations on punctuality reminds me of the late Eric L. Stracay, i.p. I was in the Central Police Training College, Mt. Abu (now Police Academy in Hyderabad) in 1960-61. Stracey was the Deputy Commandent. The rule for the I.P.S. probationers was that they should […]