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Vol. XXXI No. 10, September 1-15, 2021

Regular Articles

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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 […]

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by G. Sankaran

A Chennai Pedestrian’s Thrills I have essentially been a pedestrian all my life. I continue to be so at the age of 89. In my student days, I used to walk to my school and back. Ditto in college days. I took to walking seriously at age 15 when I joined the University College, Thiruvananthapuram. […]

Cryptic Quiz on Chennai

Ashwin Bhandarkar may be a Punekar now but he spent much of his growing up years in Madras that is Chennai. As part of the Madras Week events organised by Madras Musings, Ashwin conducted a cryptic clues quiz, in which he was helped immensely by his friend Loks Subrahmanyam. We thank them both for it […]

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– MMM

The virtual event organisers These are days when The Man from Madras Musings is wary of any phone calls from unknown numbers. In them good old days he was similarly wary of anyone who fixed him with a smile from afar and bore down on him in the month of August – it usually meant […]

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Covid Poser No longer do I go for my morning walks in open air. Instead, I plod through my flat like an aged tiger incarcerated in a cramped cage at the zoo. It has been almost a year since I showed my face to the outside world barring the visits to my cardiologist who attends […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on Tokyo 2020. 1. India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier recently conducted its maiden sea trials. What is it called? 2. In which Russian city was INDRA-21, a 13-day mega military exercise between the Indian and Russian armies held from August […]

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– (Wo)MMM

Deadpan Handyman The Woman from Madras Musings once read a lovely story that featured a galaxy of gurus with delightfully specific tasks. There was a saint who loved travellers, one who supervised the churning of butter, one who took woodcutters under her wing, another who saw to the welfare of salmon and so on. You […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on water bodies 1. Name the temple in Telangana that has become India’s 39th UNESCO World Heritage Site? 2. Novak Djokovic joined Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most number of singles Grand Slams (20) by winning Wimbledon. But […]

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In which MMM renews his driving licence The Man from Madras Musings has now reached that age when renewals of driving licences are more frequently required. And he does not look forward to it. By that he means he does not look forward to the renewal process as much as he does not to the […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on the Modern Summer Olympics (non-India). 1. What was the christened name of thespian Dilip Kumar who passed away recently? 2. The prototype of which form of transport, created by Prof Stefan Klein, had a 35-minute maiden run between Nitra […]