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Vol. XXVII No. 12, October 1-15, 2017

Regular Articles

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The Holy Indian Cow These are very bovine times. The country is divided into two – those who rejoice in the cow and the other half that rejoices in what is within it and by that The Man from Madras Musings does not mean milk. The party of the first part is threatening to carve […]

Our Reader’s Write

Regarding Riding the Metro, finding it costly, (MM, September 16th), the stretch between Nehru Park and Central is not yet operational.  As a family in HIG, we find it convenient to take the Metro from Shenoy Nagar station, which is a hop, step and jump from our home, to places like Vadapalani and, of course […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from September 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. What is Hillary Clinton’s recently released memoir, about her most recent presidential campaign, called? 2. Halimah Yacob was recently elected as the first female president of which prosperous Asian nation? 3. On September 13th, […]

Dates for your Diary

October 1-2: A two-day workshop on Macramé Jewellery making for adults (at DakshinaChitra. For details: 98417 77779). October 2: Workshop on Gond painting on hand made paper for children (At DakshinaChitra. For details 98417 77779).

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MMM

Moving statues of Chennai Chennai that was Madras is a very dynamic city. The local male population (and in this the Man from Madras Musings does not include himself) may have a partiality to be supine especially after imbibing the libations of the local TASMAC outlet, but the statues are forever on the prowl. Take […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from August 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Name the two sportspersons conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 29th. 2. Dipak Misra became the 45th occupant of which prestigious post on August 28th. 3. […]

Dates for your dairy

Till September 30: Hour of the Cowdust, an exhibition of water colours by G.D. Paulraj. His paintings were quintessential images of rural Tamil Nadu between 1950 and 1980. The importance of Paul Raj¡’s art thus lies not only in their technical prowess but also in their importance as documents of a bygone era. When Queen […]

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MMM

Good morning gaffes This is that season of the year when many of our city’s residents return home, having completed their grandparently duties in lands far away. This breed can be easily identified chiefly by their new walking shoes, and T-shirts with strange and rather unsuitable messages. The Man from Madras Musings has seen elderly […]

Our Readers Write

The Canal yesterday Recently I read about the plans to revive and renovate the Buckingham Canal in Andhra Pradesh. It was mentioned that the Canal meets the Bay of Bengal at Muttukadu. I am confused. If it is so, What is the waterway that runs along Madras Central Station and falls into the sea at […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from August 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Recently, US scientists developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine, that may be more effective, safer and cheaper, by extracting proteins from which plant which can be deadly in another context? 2. Name the […]