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Vol. XXIX No. 13, October 16-31, 2019

Regular Articles

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 […]

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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 […]

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Terrorists of the road Many years ago, I was crossing the road at Elliot’s Beach. I was suddenly hit with great force. As I fell, it seemed as if a thousand needles were pricking me all at once. So this is how it feels when a vehicle hits, I thought. A motorcycle had barged into […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from August 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. What global first did Russia’s Akademik Lomonosov nuclear reactor achieve recently? 2. Where did P.V. Sindhu create history by becoming the first Indian to be crowned world badminton champion? 3. In which gulf country’s […]

SHORT ’N’ SNAPPY

–MMM

Food for all during Madras Week The Week is over and The Man from Madras Musings sinks back into his chair with a sigh of relief. The eight talks that Musings hosted went off well and were well attended. The speakers spoke, MMM mused, the veteran after-speech-questioners questioned and the food predators preyed. In short, […]

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Remembering Mr. S. Muthiah I was going through the August 2019 issue of Madras Musings when I thought of sending you this note narrating my interaction with Mr. S. Muthiah and how Madras Musings inspired us in Kochi. Madras Musings is an extraordinary idea given shape by its legendary founder Mr. S. Muthiah.

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from August 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.) 1. Name the articles recently repealed by the Government of India, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. 2. Scientists from the University of Leeds recently announced the development of ‘Nanoseaweed’. At one million […]