Tag: Buckingham Canal
Yet Another Buckingham Canal Restoration
The Government is planning to spend crores once again on Buckingham Canal restoration without addressing core issues
Ferry Service on Buckingham Canal is the new story
Ferry Service on Buckingham Canal is the new story – when the canal itself is a ruin, whom are we fooling? The buck never stops for #BuckinghamCanal
Please stop cosmetic fixes to #BuckinghamCanal
The great composer Tyagaraja in one of his songs speaks of the futility of decking a corpse with gold jewels. That is exactly what came to mind on reading a headline in one of the city newspapers recently. The Government it said aims to complete beautification of the Buckingham Canal by October this year. To…
Madras Musings July 1, 2021 update
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 Here are the highlights – The Government announces that it will complete Buckingham Canal beautification by October this year 😀 – but before…
Wood Wharves & Bankshalls #ChennaiHeritage #LostLandmarksOfChennai
The chance discovery of Old Firewood Bankshall Street in Triplicane brought on several thoughts about Chennai’s past.
A Viceroy’s View of Madras – 1
This week I will be carrying extracts from Lord Lytton’s letters written during his visit to Madras in 1877, at the height of the famine.
The Duke who gave us a canal
A profile of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, the only Duke to ever become a colonial Governor in India.
A Government that kills waterways #MadrasWeek
On Madras Day a look at the sad state of its rivers.
Buckingham Canal highs and lows
While the Government keeps coming up with schemes to improve the Buckingham Canal, most of which fail in implementation, a careless public appears hellbent on ruining what is left of the waterway.
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