We get back to print with this issue, thank heavens. And it is an all colour edition, just to make us all feel better. You can see the web version at http://www.madrasmusings.com

Madras Musings

Here are the highlights –

The Government announces that it will complete Buckingham Canal beautification by October this year 😀 – but before you light lamps and bang vessels let me assure you it is not a happy ending. Read

The CAG has castigated the TN Govt for the poor showing of several of its departments. More cause for jeer here

Heritage Watch and Lost Landmarks focus on the Seetha Kingston school now renamed Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar Matriculation School. Before you run away saying you have read it before, there are some lovely photos of the building taken by Ramanujar Moulana.

No Government can resist tampering with the Marina, always with some ulterior motive. The present one seems no different. Padmaja Jayaraman reports on it here

Our ஆஸ்தான artist Pavithra Srinivasan has done a miniature on the Madras Tram and it looks lovely. You can see it here

One of the sad outcomes of Covid is the closure of the Witco chain, an iconic Chennai brand. Family member and director VP Harris writes on the history of the business here

This issue features an excellent article on the ecological history of Chennai and those of us who thought it was a lush tropical paradise are in for some surprises. Read

Short and Snappy has the (Wo)man from Madras Musings pondering over matters Chennai

The world is poorer by the passing of Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and Partab Ramchand pays tribute

Veteran football administrator CR Visswanathan passed away last fortnight. We carry a tribute

Quizmaster VV Ramanan has his set of 20 questions for you here