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Vol. XXXII No. 1, April 16-30, 2022

Regular Articles

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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 […]

Our Readers Write

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 […]

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 on Tamil Nadu. 1. Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab on March 16 at a ceremony in Khatkar Kalan. It is the ancestral village of which freedom fighter? 2. India has committed to being tuberculosis-free by […]

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-- MMM

Hunkering Down in Bunkers These are disturbed times and The Man from Madras Musings, for want of a better word, is disturbed. He hates war – MMM’s ideal world is one where everyone lives in peace and harmony. But that he realises is a pipedream. Faced with such a situation, MMM does the next best […]

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Kanimozhi, you are right, but you and your party have to do more, now This is my weekly column in this week’s Mylapore Times Newspaper – Vincent D’Souza. I am pleased that Kanimozhi Karunanidhi has spoken on this matter. And at the right time, too. The DMK member of Parliament sent a clear message to […]

Heritage Watch: A Bridge to Nowhere

In any other country it would be a nice walkway across a waterbody. Imagine a restored bridge, with Perspex or some other protective glass on both sides, informative plaques all along the walls, or even local art providing a great display for walkers. What a sight that would be with glorious views of the sunrise […]

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-- (Wo)MMM

Con forgone The Woman from Madras Musings has been binging on crime documentaries of late. The stories of artful scammers are particularly fascinating, she finds – it takes both cunning and charm to convincingly play a role that everyone buys into. (Wo)MMM is rather pleased to say that she has had a close encounter with […]