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Vol. XXVII No. 18, January 1-15, 2018

Regular Articles

Dates for your Diary

The Margazhi and Village Festival 2017-18 at DakshinaChitra has been tailor-made to suit the festive mood, offering the rich and varied folk art forms of South India. December 27-31: Therukoothu (Tamil Nadu) by Sri Thanthoniamman Therukoothu Nadaga Sabha led by D. Elumalai. January 1: Thappattam (Tamil Nadu) by Asathaladi Tharathappatta Isaikuzhu from Thiruvannamalai district. Thappattam […]

Our Reader’s Write

To be considered The view points expressed in Madras Musings (December 16th) will be considered in all seriousness by our Committee. In essence, the following points were made: The syllabus for Social Sciences “has fallen short of expectations – it is just flat wines in old bottles”. There is stress on information rather than knowledge. […]

Wordless Gopulu

– THE EDITOR

The late Gopulu during his Ananda Vikatan days had a series of wordless jokes that brought about loud laughter. These were brought out as a book, in 2005, and a copy was recently sent to me by Charukesi. We are pleased to publish these cartoons for a new generation of Madrasis.

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

1. Which South American nation recently launched a crypto-currency called ‘Petro’ to circumvent US-led financial sanctions? 2. Name the youngest of the famous Kapoor brothers and a Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee who passed away recently. 3. Who has been chosen for Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2017? 4. Who won the Ballon D’Or award […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

-MMM

Once upon a glorious hall Despite having the reputation of having been to all nooks and crannies of our city, The Man from Madras Musings, who was once famously introduced as a streetwalker of the city, had somehow never been to the famed auditorium named after the Congress stalwart and Chief Minister who put our […]

Dates for your Diary

Till December 31: Blind Poet and Butterflies an art exhibition by C. Douglas. The exhibition of mixed media works comprises 30 small format works shown alongside Korean Zen poems. A film on the artist, titled Black Mirror, will also be screened at DakshinaChitra with InKo Centre.

Short ‘N’ Snappy

MMM

Talking the Walk The Man from Madras Musings was at a traffic signal. He was saying his prayers rather earnestly, for he was walking and had to cross over to the other side. The traffic showed no signs of slowing down. There was no option but to make a quick dash for it and hope […]

Wordless Gopulu

THE EDITOR

The late Gopulu during his Ananda Vikatan days had a series of wordless jokes that brought about loud laughter. These were brought out as a book, in 2005, and a copy was recently sent to me by Charukesi. We are pleased to publish these cartoons for a new generation of Madrasis.

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from November 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu recently became only the second Indian woman to win a World championship gold in which Olympic sport? 2. Who was honoured with the Indian Film Personality Award 2017 at the recently-concluded […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from November 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. On November 15th, Google honoured Cornelia Sorabji with a doodle on her 151st birth anniversary. What is her claim to fame? 2. Name the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) launched by the Union Government that comprises […]