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Vol. XXIX No. 14, November 1-15, 2019

Regular Articles

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

The Mega Man of the Moment at Mahabs The buzz began the moment the announcement was made that the Mega Man of the Moment (MMM) was meeting his Chinese counterpart at Mamallapuram. The man from madras musings (who in deference to the other MMM will be mmm for the purposes of this column alone unless […]

Our Readers Write

Expecting more The article on Nicolo Manuzzi is a very interesting one. Readers expect more writings on this topic. Krishnan R Chennai 600 063 Highlighting rock sculptures The choice of the temple town of Mahabalipuram for the Summit is to be appreciated by every Tamilian. The Kuthuvilakku and Kanchipuram shawl woven with the face of […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from October 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi released commemorative coins of what value at the Sabarmati Ashram? 2. On October 8, which planet overtook Jupiter for having most number […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

-MMM

A sofa with six legs The Man from Madras Musings is not much of a shopper whether it be the real or the virtual kind. He rarely buys anything except for books, the rest of this activity being taken care of by his good lady, also known as She Who Must Be Obeyed. And so […]

Our Readers Write

Note: It is not often that The Man from Madras Musings gets mail directly. They are more often addressed to the editor and complain bitterly about his (MMM’s) barbs at various kinds of humbug that goes on in our city. MMM expresses his delight at having received a letter, and what’s more it having reached […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from September 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. The International Astronomical Union recently named a minor planet between Mars and Jupiter after which famous Indian classical singer? 2. Which Indian tech major has won the United Nations Global Climate Action Award (UNGCAA) […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

ASI’s standard operating procedures The Man from Madras Musings has come to realise that one of the ways to remain in love with this city of ours is to travel as much as possible to other parts of the country every once in a while and return. Then, after having been bumped around on poor […]

Our Readers Write

Modi-Xi in Mamallapuram I was pleasantly surprised as well as pleased to read in a recent newspaper that a meeting between Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinpeng will occur sometime soon. Pleased because a dialogue between the two emerging powers is most timely and a welcome element. Pleasantly surprised because the Foreign Affairs Ministry […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from September 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which Indian film was listed in the “The Guardian list of the 100 Best Films of the 21st Century”? 2. Which Indian won his World record-improving 22nd World title in Myanmar recently? 3. According […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

Of massage messages and the clap Not a day passes without The Man from Madras Musings getting one alluring invite or the other to try out massages of the oil, wine and dry varieties accompanied by facials involving the use of diamonds. Full satisfaction and extra services were also guaranteed, whatever they imply. Some offer […]