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Vol. XXX No. No. 12, October 16-31, 2020

Regular Articles

Where are we on Covid?

by The Editor

As per our country’s Finance Ministry, Covid is a thing of the past and all is set for economic growth. As per the Health Ministry, we are likely to have a vaccine by early 2021. A subsequent statement to the effect that we ought to follow the vaccines of masks and social distancing did not […]

How the film industry is coping with Covid

by Our Special Correspondent

In the second article in our series on the pandemic’s impact on Chennai’s economy, Madras Musings takes a look at Kollywood, our vibrant film industry. With Covid-19 necessitating a non-negotiable curb on social gatherings, the film industry has understandably taken a blow. The sector has been affected in myriad ways – production, until recently, was […]

Pavithra’s Perspective

The Old Curiosity House As a little girl and then later, getting to know Madras, the first thing my mind conjured up at the mention of St Thomas Mount was the church, and the stories connected to said church. Later, when I explored the area, I discovered that it was far from just a church […]

Our Readers Write

Cleanliness and Chennai Your article on Chennai (MM, September 1st) is certainly thought provoking. The article ended by stating that clean Chennai requires the cooperation of citizens too. It is sadly lacking here. During last December we were on a pilgrimage to Ujjain through Indore. We had glimpse of what it makes to be a […]

Lost Landmarks of Chennai

The Story of Sweet Home Today, the property is a landmark of the city, for it is where the Music Academy stands. But what is interesting is that this is one parcel of land that has maintained the same contours since 1875 or so. And it has a long and interesting history even before the […]

Thank you, Donors

We today, publish donations received with thanks for the period upto October. – The Editor Rs. 100: Jessie Edwards Rs. 150: E. Elangothai Rs. 400: T Ananthanarayanan, R.T. Namasivayam, C.S. Mahesh, Dr. Sharada, Govindasamy, C.V. Nagarathinam Rs. 500: N.S. Parthasarathy, V. Ramnarayan Rs. 750: Marilyn Gracey Rs. 900: N. Krishnan, P.M. Belliappa, U.S. Dinesh, M. […]

Short ’N’ Snappy

Awarding posthumously Simply Perfect Baritone (SPB) passed away earlier this month and The Man from Madras Musings, who is one of his countless admirers, mourned his departure along with everyone else. The man leaves a void in the heart, largely because of his singing prowess and also because of the way he came across – […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and next 10 on festivals and celebrations. 1. By claiming the NBA championship for the 17th time, with which team has LA Lakers tied for the most titles won? 2. Which UN body has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize? 3. By becoming the […]

Chennai’s Auto Industry recovers from Covid

by Our Special Correspondent

As Chennai emerges from a prolonged lockdown, regaining a healthy economy is a key agenda for administrators and industrialists alike. In this series, Madras Musings will attempt to examine the impact of the pandemic on the top industries in Chennai, their current challenges and their path to recovery. The first article in this series explores […]

Short ’N’ Snappy

Screen Routine Lately, The Woman from Madras Musings has gained a new respect for children who have had to learn lessons through online classes. While work routines haven’t changed much – (Wo)MMM is enjoying this business of working from home and has become rather fond of the occasional tea and biscuit with paati – fitness […]