Our beloved journal, representing Chennai Heritage, organised its eight lecture programmes and mighty successful they were. The speakers and audiences were unanimous in praise. The hotels did a magnificent job too. The freeloaders had a field day as well, though their numbers have diminished. The Man from Madras Musings has formulated three laws based on their behaviour:

Everybody remains in a state of rest until informed that refreshments are served, whereupon it gets into a state of motion in which it remains till the refreshment counter is closed.

The indelicacy of the grasping claw is directly proportional to the delicacy of the dish.

Every grabber has an equally powerful and opposing grabber.