The following articles appeared in the last issue of Madras Musings and can be read at

Editorial – Back to harvesting, but no rain – a look at how even such a wonderful scheme as rainwater harvesting had to be bungled by the implementing authorities, owing to sheer ineptitude, and inefficiency

Lead – What will be the impact if the Centre tries to impose its three-language formula? An analysis

Lost Landmarks,by Sriram V- The forgotten locale of the gunpowder factory in Perambur, still remembered in the name Powder Mills Road

Old Books – When the Tamizh Thatha turned 80. Karthik Bhatt digs out a report on U Ve Swaminatha Iyer’s landmark birthday.

Feature – Memories of a Cherished Grandfather – Balakesari Komattil recalls Dr KN Kesari, the Ayurvedic practitioner and publisher.

Crime Files – The Thandalam Railway Sabotage Case, as reported in the police journals of the 1950s

Obituary – Vishalam Ekambaram and Gayatri Krishnaswami remember Girish Karnad’s days with The Madras Players

Sport – V Ramnarayan pays tribute to the Mylapore Recreation Club that turns 90 this year

Quiz – VV Ramanan has his usual set of 20 questions

Short and Snappy – in which the Man from Madras Musings, our roving correspondent reflects on the Bring Your Own Water scheme and also reports on a startling incident down Nungambakkam High Road.