The following articles appeared in the last issue of Madras Musings and can be read at http://www.madrasmusings.com
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.