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Madras Musings wishes all its readers a very Happy New Year!                      (ARCHIVE) VOL. XXII NO. 17, December 16-31, 2012
Dates for your Diary

Till December 25: Festival of Punjab, featuring Bhangra, Gidha, Jindua, Luddi, Sammi, Malwai Gidha and Jhoomer performances. Display and sale of Phulkari, Punjabi jutti, lac bangles, inlay work on wood and Punjabi cuisine (at DakshinaChitra, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Till December 21: Tri-butaries, a painting exhibition by Surekha, Ramesh Nair and Dileep Kumar (at Laburnum & Indigo Galleries, Chilamandal Artists' Village, 9.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m.)

Till December 21: Prakriti Foundation and the Alliance Française of Madras invite you to a painting exhibition – A Tribute to Dilip Chitre (at Alliance Française of Madras).

December 24-31: Rhythms of Life, an exhibition of sculptures and sketches by Usha Ramachandran (at Lalith Kala Akademi)

December 23: Activity Camp for Children. The camp conducts traditional games, mind mapping treasure hunt, hands on activities such as glass-painting, pottery and T-shirt printing. For details call 98417-77779, 2446 2435, 2491 8943 (at DakshinaChitra).

January 2-6: 'Mountains of Our Destiny' – photography exhibition by Mr. J. Ramanan – an architect by profession, a mountaineer and photographer by passion (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lalit Kala Akademi).


January 1: Inauguration. 4 p.m.

Documentary: Save our Sholas, followed by interaction with Shekar Dattatri. 5 p.m.

Documentary: 50 Years of Indian Mountaineering Foundation, followed by interaction with Col. H.S. Chauhan. 5.45 p.m.

January 2: An introduction to Mountaineering Skills and Photographing in the Himalaya by J. Ramanan. 6 p.m.

January 3: Talk: Instincts and Insights of a nature photographer by K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar. 6 p.m.

January 4: Screening of natural history documentary by Shekar Dattatri. 6 p.m.

January 5: An audio visual Chadar – The IceTrail by J. Ramanan. 6 p.m.

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In this Issue

Confusion reigns over heritage
Chennai lags behind as a liveable city
The State to blame for power shortage
Greater focus on natural and rural heritage needed: INTACH
Safeguarding intangible heritage
The State's Legislative Assembly – 60 years and more
Animal Farm – Version 2
Driving – the Indian way...
From promoter of consumerism to consumer activist – Part II
The Mother of all Music Seasons

Our Regulars

Short 'N' Snappy
Our Readers Write – Season Special!
Quizzin' with Ram'nan
Dates for your Diary


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