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

Regular Articles

Heritage Watch: Restoration of Chepauk Palace

It is certainly easy to construct a building. It is easier still to neglect it for years and then watch it go up in flames within a few hours. Restoration, however, is a painstaking effort, lasting many years. At the Chepauk Palace, work is proceeding slowly but surely. Both the wings, the Khalas and Humayun […]

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– (Wo)MMM

Stories from a bus The Woman from Madras Musings was whiling away a traffic jam on the Adyar bridge when a strange, strangled sound escaped the driver. He was looking balefully at the bus in front, which appeared to be the scene of a lively squabble. The driver appeared to be deeply moved by one […]

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Bidding Adieu to Sankar! The untimely demise of N. Sankar, Chairman of the Sanmar Group, is a great loss to the country. He was not just a successful industrialist but also one with a heart full of compassion. Madras Musings has also lost a well-wisher and patron in his exit. Sankar was a multifaceted person […]

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– MMM

When The Man from Madras Musings met None Such The Man from Madras Musings is somewhat disoriented – he has lost a mentor, a good friend and a dispassionate critic. MMM refers to None Such (NS) who passed on recently, leaving a huge void behind. In the years following the passing of the Chief, NS […]

Heritage Watch: When a monument becomes a problem

Who would imagine that the Yale Monument, so long associated with this city would now be declared as standing in the way of development? And yet that is true. Hynmers’ Obelisk, to give its correct name dates back to the 1680s. It marks the burial spot of Joseph Hynmers, second-in-council, Fort St. George, who died […]

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– MMM

Oo did you say Uncle, Oo Oo did you say Uncle? Chances are that you have heard this song, for it is now being heard in four if not more languages all over the country. From temple festivals to weddings to political meetings, no matter of what caste, creed, gender or persuasion, everyone is gyving […]

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Property tax hike! The all of a sudden and surprising decision of the Government to hike the property tax with effect from April 2022 comes a shocker as it was least expected from the people-friendly government, which came to power on a slew of promises, of course, at the cost of the public exchequer, and […]

Heritage Watch: Chennai, by Cycle

The Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) in association with Cycling Yogis has come up with a unique initiative to showcase the heritage of the city. Cycle rides are being organised to highlight the international connects that Chennai has had since historical times. This initiative from TTDC is a big boost to Eco Tourism based activities […]

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-- (Wo) MMM

Moot Point Is it just the Woman from Madras Musings or has the number of animals on our city roads increased after the announcement of that animal catching task force? Or perhaps the news article incepted the subject into (Wo)MMM’s mind. The city truly does feel like an urban jungle with animals catching you off-guard […]

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Miracles do happen I wish to share the experience of one of our residents who applied for a name tranfer certificate for a property within the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC). On January 9, 2022, the resident made an online application for a name transfer certificate by uploading the requisite documents. Having not received any information even […]