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Vol. XXIX No. 17, December 16-31, 2019

Regular Articles

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

You are cordially invited… By the time you get this issue in your hands, the December Music Season with its vast following of 20,000 people and its fake statistics of 60 organisations putting up 2,000 music and dance performances will be in full swing. The Man from Madras Musings has long doubted the figures that […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from November 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Why was Akkitham Achuthan Namboodri, a renowned Malayalam poet, in the news recently? 2. Which entity on November 28, 2019, became the first Indian company to cross Rs. 10 lakh crore market capitalisation? 3. […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

Back with the Music Season By the grace of Guru and God, and with the blessings of all the elders, friends, rasikas, scholars, canteen managers, light boys, press photographers, reporters, publicity agents, critics, taxi drivers, microphone and sound system experts (if such a category exists), yet another Music Season is just around the corner. The […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from November 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which popular activity-tracker company did Google recently purchase for $2.1 billion? 2. The deposed President of which American nation has been granted political asylum in Mexico? 3. In a rare celestial event, which heavenly […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

Long before Twitter was Thiruvalluvar For The Man from Madras Musings, this great Tamilian was the original Twitteratus (if that is the singular for Twitterati). Imagine being able to compose 1330 couplets and cover in them practically all aspects of life! And write them in such a way that he remains relevant for all time […]

Our Readers Write

Golden hour Apropos of the article on failing infrastructure, it was sad reading in the newspapers, that the accident victim Subashree was lying on the road for a full 2 hours from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, and that she was alive for 1 full hour before she was taken to a hospital nearby in […]

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from October 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Which famous football club recently conferred life membership to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee? 2. As of October 31, how many States and UTs are there in India? 3. Among the three India-born CEOs in […]

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 […]