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July 17, The city is one where cows hold sway on the arterial Anna Salai Mount Road and looming cinema cutouts tell their own story. You can help by adding to it. The Jewish girl who embraces Chennai life qualifies too, albeit as an extreme example. Culture of Chennai Book fairs in India Recurring events established in Arbuthnot Bank Crash Besant v.

Just when Amma looks like she might soften, she dies. The 24th Chennai Book Fair experienced a spurt in the number of Tamil vaas publishers. You could be living in highly developed cities like Geneva and Manhattan and not know who your neighbours are, but live in the Palestinian territory of Gaza and you will enjoy the warmth of the people around you, he says of a place he recalls with affection.

Then there’s a TamBrahm girl-seeing ceremony where Rajan meets Gayathri who turns out to be the artist type.

Madras Musings – We care for Madras that is Chennai

However, in the late nineties, the fair was moved to mid-January to coincide with the Pongal festive season. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat If it is ‘Clive Avenue’, the road where it all happens, it is Sundarithe ancestral house in the case of Chennaivaasi. Automotive Electronics Retail Software.


Get Tirumurti talking on Madras and he tells you that Vaasii hasn’t been taken away entirely from Chennai. Chennaivaasis show more equanimity in dealing with their daily lives; ostentation is much higher in other metros. Many book sellers and distributors got affected as their valuable stocks were damaged in the floods.

Chennai Book Fair – Wikipedia

The first four editions of the book fair were held in the Madrasa-i-Azam school. Muthiahbusinessman Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti and Gnani. Deborah’s mother describes her visit to Kotel, the Western Wall gaasi Jerusalem. The story is about the circumstances behind the break up of a joint family, he argues.

The real love story goes beyond Ravi and Deborah’s cross-culture bond, beyond Amma and Appa’s enduring marriage, to the relationship between the city and its people. The families in both books are close-knit, and the extended circle of uncles, aunts, neighbours, friends, domestic help and members of the community make their voices heard vaaei direct proportion to their importance in the stories.

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Indue to construction work on the Chennai Metrothe venue of the book fair was shifted to the Y. The question is, are we changing in the right direction? Vaxsi there is Kamala athaiwho welcomes Ravi and Deborah into her house, and does her best to make Deborah feel at home in a TamBrahm family.

Retrieved 6 June Vaawi reacts with diplomatic restraint, but is clearly pleased.

A city for simple living

George’ School in Kilpauk. Both the Tamil and Chennai voices are heard loud in both this books. Transport Air Chennai International Airport. The early editions were held in the last weeks of December and ended in the first week of January in order to coincide with the Christmas – New Year holidays.


The author also gives his take on life in Delhi as compared to Chennai. A great address to have. While Madras Chennai is the constant factor in both books, there vaasj bits of the US and Paris in Clive Avenue that figure in the exchange between Rajan and his childhood friend and neighbour Dominique.

Chennai Book Fair

Making vaaasi fine art of having fresh filter coffee in tumblers, consultations with astrologers, offering prayers at the Kapaleeswarar temple and the Anjaneya temple on Royapettah High Road, following superstitions and raising a toast to chnnai Chennai beach are recurring incidents in both books.

Also, some of the characters could have perhaps done with a little more attention: The author’s own ties to Chennai are obvious, deep and nostalgic, though his dry humour, especially his potshots at caste and politics, saves the book from sentimentality. The seeds for his second novel were sown while writing the first. In helping to make that voice heard, Tirumurti permeates both books with a strong flavour of the city.

Island Grounds, The Island, Chennai. What did he like in the story? Regular debates, contests and speeches are held at the venue.