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Vol. XXVII No. 8, August 1-15, 2017

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

MMM

From walkers’ paradise to battlefield Have you heard of the Boat Club area, Chief? Like Hamelin Town in Brunswick, to quote from the poem on the Pied Piper from the same city, the Boat Club area has the river Adyar on the southern side and a pleasanter spot you never spied. You know the place […]

Our Readers Write

Another reason This has reference to the article that appeared on Chennai expanding its area, (MM, July 16th). This should also be viewed in the light of the ongoing water crisis. The last time the CMA expanded its territory was chiefly to ensure that it had access to groundwater in the surrounding areas. The city […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from July 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. What Indian first did a new train launched between Sarai Rohilla in Delhi and Farukh Nagar in Haryana achieve recently? 2. What name has been given to the large super cluster of galaxies located […]

Dates for your diary

Till September 15: Drama of Turmoil – an exhibition by P.R. Sathish, C. Douglas, John Douglas, Gurunathan, Eleena Banik, Sundar Raju, Abul Kalam Azad. The exhibition has been curated exploring the beautiful and creative agony of turmoil in art in paintings and photographs (at Apparao Galleries, at Sandy’s, Cenotaph Road and at Sandy’s, Nungambakkam). August […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

by MMM

When Govt. lists heritage buildings There was a time when if a voice, and in particular a female, one had called The Man from Madras Musings over the phone he would have been at his best, all courtesy, charm and what have you. Call it age, or whatever, but nowadays it is more with a […]

Our Readers Write

The true picture? The back story which appeared in MM, June 16th doesn’t match with happenings. The 70th session of the Indian National Congress was held at Avadi in the second week of January 1955 under the presidentship of Dhebar. Prior to this, a Reception Committee was formed under the Chairmanship of Ambujammal, a noted […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from June 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. On June 29th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the centenary celebrations of which iconic place in Gujarat associated with Mahatma Gandhi? 2. The Golden Jubilee of the inauguration by Barclays Bank at Enfield of […]

Dates for your dairy

Till September 15: Drama of Turmoil – an exhibition by P.R. Sathish, C. Douglas, John Douglas, Gurunathan, Eleena Banik, Sundar Raju, Abul Kalam Azad. The exhibition has been curated exploring the beautiful and creative agony of turmoil in art in paintings and photographs (at Apparao Galleries, at Sandy’s, Cenotaph Road and at Sandy’s, Nungambakkam.) Till […]

Short ‘N’ Snappy

MMM

Wheels within wheels Getting India on the Move was if The Man from Madras Musings recollects correctly, was the first book he read of yours, Chief, and let him add it was love at first sight. And since then what a beautiful relationship we have had. Since the time you wrote that book, Chief, India […]

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Ready for rain? The ways of the Chennai Corporation for flood prevention during the monsoon are indeed inscrutable. On heavily traversed Habibullah Road in T’Nagar, they built a stormwater drain not on the pavement but on the road itself, placing U-shaped precast RCC pieces in excavated pits, cementing the joints, covering them with flat covers […]