Registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India under R.N.I 53640/91

Vol. XXIX No. 10, September 1-15, 2019

Regular Articles

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

Food for all during Madras Week The Week is over and The Man from Madras Musings sinks back into his chair with a sigh of relief. The eight talks that Musings hosted went off well and were well attended. The speakers spoke, MMM mused, the veteran after-speech-questioners questioned and the food predators preyed. In short, […]

Our Readers Write

Remembering Mr. S. Muthiah I was going through the August 2019 issue of Madras Musings when I thought of sending you this note narrating my interaction with Mr. S. Muthiah and how Madras Musings inspired us in Kochi. Madras Musings is an extraordinary idea given shape by its legendary founder Mr. S. Muthiah.

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from August 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Name the articles recently repealed by the Government of India, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. 2. Scientists from the University of Leeds recently announced the development of ‘Nanoseaweed’. At one million […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

Praise the Lord The Man from Madras Musings is well aware that he is laying himself open to attacks of every kind. In particular he knows full well that the first comment would be on whether MMM would ever dare to write in this vein had this been a festival of a minority community. To […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from July 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. As per the recently passed Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019, for how many years can a Muslim individual practicing instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) be jailed? 2. Who recently became the […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

- MMM

The Tower of Babel The Man from Madras Musings was quiet for a change. All around him a perfect Babel of voices rose and fell, each in its own cadence, pitch and punctuation. We were all standing in a newly-constructed toilet, of 4’x4’ dimension, the temperature was at an all-time high and there was dust […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from July 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. On July 1, what unprecedented act for a sitting US President did Donald Trump do in an Asian country? 2. Which two countries (both Asian) have jointly topped the Henley Passport Index 2019 based […]

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 […]