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The Sullivan Memorial
It’s tales about two 19th Century Collectors that I narrate this week.
The first is appropriate for the Season, the second because it is linked with someone else who is being remembered in Madras at this time. The first notes that ...
The guitar-playing Collector
That Col. Henry Olcott (Miscellany, February 5) and Mme Blavatsky purchased Huddlestone Gardens in 1882 to establish the headquarters of the Theosophical Society the next year is a part of better-known Madras history. I’ve also known ...
The postman knocked
Lady Sadasiva Iyer just won’t go away. A reader sends me a reference from Monica Felton’s A Child Widow’s Story, the saga of Sister R.S. Subbulakshmi. Felton describes seeing Lady Sadasiva Iyer at a wedding: “One of ...
The Rights and Wrongs
With the printer’s devil at work, the first proscription of a book in Madras was dated 1918 instead of the correct date, 1910 (Miscellany April 30).
* An ardent follower of Sai Baba, to judge by all his salutations, but one who ...
Here’s the key to style
Flashing a glamorous car key is in these days. Here’s a list of ten awesome designs
Sanjay Khanduri’s debut film ‘Ek Chalees Ki Local’ is based on his personal experience
It’s a known fact that Smriti Irani shot to fame as Tulsi of “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.” But one thing that the former Miss India contestant was not too happy about was that, at 29, she had to play an elderly woman. So, ...
Singing a Different Tune
Gajendra Singh, the man who popularised such shows as “Antakshari” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” for Zee TV, moved to STAR TV to produced “Antakshari- The Great Challenge”. But relations soured with Zee, who took him ...
The British TV producer Mark Burnett and one of Hollywood’s most famous directors Steven Spielberg, have come together to produce a show that will give one aspiring director the chance of a lifetime. The show “On the lot” ...
Karthik on a roll
Playback singer Karthik now enthrals his young fans with his title track for Pokemon
Raise a toast to Rasam
The newly-opened Rasam takes you on an interesting and inexpensive culinary journey
Temple trilogy stops here
Belur and Halebid may be bigger but this temple is the most complete and symmetrical, writes Kausalya Santhanam
My Kind of Place VISWANATHAN ANAND
It’s a city that matches my temperament – calm and relaxed. And one where the past still makes its presence felt. For me, Mexico’s food, friendly people and scenic splendour are inviting.
Happy times on a hill
Soak in the beauty of the Kumara Parvata, one of the most scenic peaks in Karnataka
Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary
The sanctuary in Puri (Orissa) is Asia’s largest inland salt-water lagoon. The pear-shaped lake, separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge, spreads across 1,100 sq km. It has a unique ecosystem with a range of aquatic flora and ...
ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Where history lies buried
Dolmens, rock art and a granite maidan, says SOMA BASU
Be healthy, travel happy
It’s important to take care of your health when you’re travelling. Whether you’re taking a trip with your family or plan to live abroad for several months, it’s easier to get sick when you’re in a new place because ...
Innocent English mistakes
During the ‘rush hour’ at Houston’s Hobby Airport, a flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem. Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft was backed away from the gate while the maintenance crew worked ...
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