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Vol XXIX No. 7, July 16-31, 2019

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

–MMM

Meandering down the Marina It has been quite a while since The Man from Madras Musings sauntered down the sidewalk by the Marina. Now, circumstances have so arranged themselves that he can do that on practically any day he wants and MMM has begun to do just that, enjoying himself thoroughly in the process. What […]

Our Readers Write

Horses that raced hearts Once, Poonamallee, Alandur and Butt Road flaunted many lively race enthusiasts who dreamed of making a killing at Guindy. That the racehorses took them for a ride when they put their shirts on a ‘hot tip’ is the stark reality. A thoroughbred expected to gallop on thundering hooves and win by […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from June 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. What colour coding will be required on the front side label of Indian packaged foods to represent high fat, sugar and salt content levels as per Food Safety and Standards Authority(FSSAI) ? 2. As […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

- MMM

BYOF/BYOC/BYOW No, The Man from Madras Musings has finally not lost his marbles, and that clarification is only in case you did not think it had already happened. Those are all abbreviations that the IT world has given us. The first is Bring Your Own Food – a scheme when subsidised canteens were wound up […]

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More on matters life and death This has reference to MMM’s article in the Madras Musings issue of June 16th, 2019. Every new incumbent of the Government Pensions seat at the Madras Main Branch of State Bank of India was handed down this story and I received it with a word of caution. Once every […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from June 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which is the highest-ranked Indian company (71st) in the list of “world’s 2,000 largest public companies” compiled by Forbes? 2. On June 12, who was felicitated with the 54th Jnanpith Award for his “outstanding […]

Short N Snappy

–MMM

Matter of life and death The Man from Madras Musings has often heard those employed in the private sector lamenting about the index-linked pensions that their counterparts in Government service get. The money they say keeps increasing with time, though here MMM does have a counter – it keeps dropping in value anyway. But that […]

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80-60-40 80-60-40 – that was what the invitation read, inviting us for a celebration at The Hotel Breeze on the Poonamalle High Road. This was the year 2010, the invitation was from Thiru Muthiah. I could not figure out what this meant until I reached the hotel and asked him. It turned out to be […]

Dates for your Diary

June 23: Hanu Reddy Mango Tourism is organising ‘The Great Mango Festival 2019’ on June 9, 16 and 23 from 6.30 am to 12.30 pm at Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms located at Othivakkam, on the outskirts of Chennai. The participants will get an opportunity to walk through the farm and sit down for breakfast at […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from May 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. What record has Biju Janta Dal’s Chandrani Murmu set as far this Lok Sabha elections go? 2. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has for the first time recognised which syndrome, associated with workplace stress, […]