Category: Chennai’s current affairs
Govt’s Dangerous U-Turn on Hoardings
It looks like outdoor hoardings – that ugly and dangerous method of advertising will be back in Chennai soon. The very DMK that banned them in 2008 is bringing them back now.
Yet Another Buckingham Canal Restoration
The Government is planning to spend crores once again on Buckingham Canal restoration without addressing core issues
The 63 Movers and Shakers (Arupathu Moovar)
I have mentally classified them as the 63 Movers and Shakers since childhood. I think I must have heard Nandan Charittiram from my grandmother for the first time. Many years later, having attended Harikatha-s, seen movies, read Indira Parthasarathy’s play and then having learnt to think for myself, I realised that there are many more…
Egmore Station to undergo extensive makeover
Egmore Station to undergo extensive makeover with the heritage building retained but the plans don’t seem to highlight or showcase the historic structure.
Chennai’s planned FSI increase needs careful study
The proposed increase in Chennai’s FSI needs careful study as it can adversely impact quality of life if not implemented properly.
The Coja Petrus Uscan plaque
The 18th century Coja Petrus Uscan plaque along Maraimalai Adigal Bridge at Saidapet has had a renewal of life, thanks to some sensitive repositioning.
The Proposed Pen Memorial at the Marina Beach
The news these days is all about the proposal for a pen memorial at the Marina Beach. The decision to erect a pen-shaped memorial off the beach for the late Kalaignar M Karunanidhi, former CM of Tamil Nadu has run into protests from environmental activists, fishermen, and also the political opposition. While the latter would…
Chennai’s Poster Menace
A recent news item has it that the Chennai Corporation has decided to take steps to counter the poster menace, one that our city has been fighting probably from the time when print became a possibility. The latest in the various rather ineffective measures our city fathers (and mothers) have decided upon is to levy…
When Carnatic Music is discriminated against
There are scores of people who say Carnatic Music is discriminatory but happens when the art is discriminated against? The Man from Madras Musings ponders.
Chennai Sangamam – can we keep politics out of it?
If Chennai Sangamam is to grow and prosper, it needs to be apolitical. The State Government needs to ponder over how to do this.
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