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Vol. XXXII No. 3, May 16-31, 2022

Featured Articles

The peregrinating inscription of Ellis

-- by K.R.A. Narasiah

(The late S. Muthiah wrote about the Cornwallis Cenotaph as a peregrinating memorial; this description fits the stone inscription of F.W. Ellis that was fixed on one of the 27 wells that he sank in Royapettah.) F.W. Ellis is an important figure in the history of Chennai who identified the distinct stream of Dravidian languages. […]

Unheard Voices of Tranquebar – II

-- by Anantanarayanan Raman, anant@raman.id.au

(Continued from MM, April Vol. XXXII No. 1, April 16, 2022) The Tranquebarian Society (TS) was the third oldest of the learned European societies, east of the Cape of Good Hope. The other two were the Koninklijk Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen established by Jacob Cornelis Matthieu Radermacher in ­Jakarta in 1778, and the […]

Prof. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas – a look at this life and his work – II

(Continued from MM, April Vol. XXXII No. 1, April 16, 2022) Prof Krishnamoorthy Srinivas (1933-2017) – an eminent neurologist, brought to his practice an old world grace, charm and much empathy. We remember this true friend of Madras Musings by publishing extracts from his book – Tusitala, Celebrating the Life and Work of Prof. Krishnamoorthy […]

He cared deeply for the Game and the Players

-- by Partab Ramchand

The packed ballroom at the Taj Coromandel said it all. It was the perfect tribute to N. Sankar as leading industrialists and sportsperson paid glowing tributes to a man who with his generosity, dynamism and far sightedness had touched numerous lives. As a professional sports journalist, my association with Sankar centered around sport and I […]

Our Patron

N. SANKAR 19.11.1945-17.4.2022

Madras Musings loses its patron

-- by The Editor

Any publication of the niche variety needs content and support to survive. Madras Musings was fortunate in this respect. When it came to content it had Mr. S. Muthiah, our founder, who made sure that the magazine was a cut above others of its kind. But would Madras Musings have been able to survive on […]

N. Sankar, Patron of Wordsmiths

-- by our Special Correspondent

Not for nothing do they say that the pen is mightier than the sword. Words are powerful drivers of new ideas, conversation and change, and N. Sankar – as avid a reader as he was a sports aficionado – had an astute insight into the transformative role of publishing. Besides enabling a clutch of key […]

Mentor par Excellence

-- by Ramnarayan V.

N. Sankar was an unusual combination of business acumen and ethical conviction – upright, farsighted, innovative. He was responsible for some of the most original choices made in the field of PVC manufacture, including the highly integrated manufacturing processes at the numerous facilities of the chemicals division of The Sanmar Group, which he helmed for […]

NS on Madras Musings

It was in 2016 that Mr. S. Muthiah together with Mr. N. Sankar planned the silver jubilee of Madras Musings. A special commemorative volume comprising articles compiled from past issues of the magazine, together with a commentary by various members of a special silver jubilee committee, was brought out. We got N. Sankar to write […]

Institutions Great and Small

-- by Sriram V

Sankar was an institution builder in every sense of the word. Not only was this reflected in the way he ran his business, it also manifested itself in the way he shored up institutions that he was involved in outside of his business interests. The following article comprises extracts from three of my books – […]