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Vol. XXXI No. 16, December 1-15, 2021

Regular Articles

Short ‘N’ Snappy

The New Custodians of Heritage The Man from Madras Musings believes strongly in the protection of culture and heritage. He believes that there is only so much of give and take that can exist, beyond which there is a necessity to draw the line. But in all of this he is of the view that […]

Our Readers Write

Looking back on the Delhi’s ‘Madrasi’ school Many thanks to Madras Musings for publishing my two-part story on the MEA/DTEA schools. The write-up on the school’s fascinating history, almost 100 years old, evoked an avalanche of overwhelmingly positive response, bordering on nostalgia, from readers both in India and abroad. More than 10,000 people read the […]

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Deepavali diaries Every year, The Woman from Madras Musings realizes, Deepavali brings a mixed bag of adventures. This year was no different. It all began with Deepavali shopping, of course. (Wo)MMM usually likes to take the mater and pater (henceforth dubbed the Eternals) along to choose the gifts they like for themselves and others. However, […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on cats and their traits. 1. Ado Campeol, a restaurateur from Treviso, Italy, who passed away recently aged 93 is credited with concocting the present version of which popular dessert/sweet? 2. Which three-lettered word, used widely in the past year […]

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Why spend on Archaeology? “A people or a class which is cut off from its own past is far less free to choose and to act as a people than one that has been able to situate itself in history. This why – and this is the only reason why – the entire art of […]

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Bindilicious The Woman from Madras Musings has, in the past, read more than a few quotes about women that are highly weird, to say the least. Usually disguised as pearls of wisdom, these quotes carry dubious theories about womenkind who have been compared to an astonishing variety of things in the name of pithy similies. […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 on Indian cinema’s highest honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. 1. Which two Indian cricketers were recently awarded honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)? 2. Name the actor, known for playing Capt. Kirk in Star Trek, who at 90 […]

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Reflections Upon graduation, I joined the Syndicate Bank as a temporary clerk. I was happy to have been placed in a good company. I went on to complete my masters as well as the bank exam CAIIB, so that I could be eligible for the Officer Promotion Exam. I took the test and secured the […]

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The Eye for Detail These are days when anything and everything can be ordered off the internet. Indeed, the Government positively encourages us to do so, as part of its fight against Covid. The Man from Madras Musings, to whom the Government’s word is law, has toed this line and he finds the experience quite […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 are on James Bond. 1. Which spice in Tamil Nadu recently got a Geographical Indication Tag as it is known for its rich aromatic oil content? 2. According to a whistle-blower, internal research had shown which Facebook-owned app is detrimental to […]