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COVER STORY

05-09-2014

375 years of Chennai

Chennai collage

Briefing

Fort of history

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FORT ST. GEORGE is now under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Chennai Circle. It is a protected monument under the Ancient ...
Interview: S. Muthiah

‘200 years of history lost’

Cover Story
You had mentioned that you were amazed how the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) gave the Tamil Nadu government permission in 1969 to build the ...

A Bengali poet in colonial Madras

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On December 29, 1847, a small coastal vessel, The Lady Sale, set sail for Madras from Calcutta. On board was a young Michael Madhusudan Dutt, a man of ...
Interview: S. Muthiah

‘North Madras has a rich history’

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The history of north Madras is as rich as that of south Madras… It is richer than south Madras. You are right. It is fascinating to read the ...
Interview: S. Muthiah

‘Teach heritage in schools’

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On December 12, 2009, Chennai Municipal Corporation officials crudely pulled down the statues of King Edward VII and King George V, which had been ...

Malayalees’ dream city

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City, oh city, that immense ocean With frolic and smile on the surface And slime and swirl beneath Showering sweet smile outside This ...

Final defence

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Wellesley House, situated on Charles Street of Fort St. George, Madras, is a skeleton of its former self. The plaque embedded on the building’s front ...

For the fine arts

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IT is a novel university founded for THE pursuit of music, fine arts, sculpture and even sound engineering. The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts ...
Chennai today

Fast forward

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Photoessay

The Madras that was

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Expansion

How tiny was my city

SRIRAM V. Cover Story
From being a city of vast open spaces, Chennai has rapidly become a congested metro with a colossal shortage of infrastructure and seen a fall in quality of life.
Architecture

Domes of heritage

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The Indo-Saracenic architecture of buildings found across Chennai gives it a distinct old-world charm.
People

Demographic mosaic

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IT IS EASY TO DEFINE “home”. For the author Maya Angelou, it is a “safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” though she longs, “as ...
Corporation

The first civic body

R. K. Radhakrishnan Cover Story
Set up in 1688, the Corporation of Madras, the first civic body of its kind in India, has done pioneering work despite many ups and downs.
Literature

The place to be

ASHOKAMITRAN Cover Story
How do writers see Madras? Variously, but for Tamil writers, this is the place to be.
Place names

A place for murderers!

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Many place names in the city have interesting tales to tell and there are fierce debates over some.
War & the city

Emden, the raider

S. Cover Story
On September 22, 1914, the day Madras was bombed by the German light cruiser SMS Emden, a new word, emden, entered the Tamil lexicon indicating the derring-do spirit of the German raider.
375 years of Madras

March of Madras

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The colonial city now called Chennai turns 375 on August 22. A survey of its growth and transformation from the time Fort St. George came up.
Cinema

Celluloid city

THEODORE BASKARAN Cover Story
From roadside screenings of short silent films to producing big-budget films, Chennai has come a long way since 1897.
Inscriptions

Stones of record

The inscriptions found in various parts of Chennai are important and authentic documents relating to political, economic, social and cultural history that give us a flavour of life in times long gone.

A Bengali poet in colonial Madras

Cover Story
On December 29, 1847, a small coastal vessel, The Lady Sale, set sail for Madras from Calcutta. On board was a young Michael Madhusudan Dutt, a man of ...
Interview: S. Muthiah

‘North Madras has a rich history’

Cover Story
The history of north Madras is as rich as that of south Madras… It is richer than south Madras. You are right. It is fascinating to read the ...
Interview: S. Muthiah

‘Teach heritage in schools’

Cover Story
On December 12, 2009, Chennai Municipal Corporation officials crudely pulled down the statues of King Edward VII and King George V, which had been ...

Malayalees’ dream city

Cover Story
City, oh city, that immense ocean With frolic and smile on the surface And slime and swirl beneath Showering sweet smile outside This ...

Final defence

Cover Story
Wellesley House, situated on Charles Street of Fort St. George, Madras, is a skeleton of its former self. The plaque embedded on the building’s front ...

For the fine arts

Cover Story
IT is a novel university founded for THE pursuit of music, fine arts, sculpture and even sound engineering. The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts ...
375 years of Madras

March of Madras

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The colonial city now called Chennai turns 375 on August 22. A survey of its growth and transformation from the time Fort St. George came up.
Expansion

How tiny was my city

SRIRAM V. Cover Story
From being a city of vast open spaces, Chennai has rapidly become a congested metro with a colossal shortage of infrastructure and seen a fall in quality of life.
Architecture

Domes of heritage

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The Indo-Saracenic architecture of buildings found across Chennai gives it a distinct old-world charm.
People

Demographic mosaic

Cover Story
IT IS EASY TO DEFINE “home”. For the author Maya Angelou, it is a “safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” though she longs, “as ...
Corporation

The first civic body

R. K. Radhakrishnan Cover Story
Set up in 1688, the Corporation of Madras, the first civic body of its kind in India, has done pioneering work despite many ups and downs.
Literature

The place to be

ASHOKAMITRAN Cover Story
How do writers see Madras? Variously, but for Tamil writers, this is the place to be.
Place names

A place for murderers!

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Many place names in the city have interesting tales to tell and there are fierce debates over some.
War & the city

Emden, the raider

S. Cover Story
On September 22, 1914, the day Madras was bombed by the German light cruiser SMS Emden, a new word, emden, entered the Tamil lexicon indicating the derring-do spirit of the German raider.
Inscriptions

Stones of record

The inscriptions found in various parts of Chennai are important and authentic documents relating to political, economic, social and cultural history that give us a flavour of life in times long gone.
Cinema

Celluloid city

THEODORE BASKARAN Cover Story
From roadside screenings of short silent films to producing big-budget films, Chennai has come a long way since 1897.