“Did you get a chance to read the book?” asks author-diplomat T.S. Tirumurti, whose second novel Chennaivaasi is now on bookstore displays. You’re wary of T. S. Tirumurti’s Chennaivaasi when you pick it up. Even though Shashi Tharoor’s praise for the book on the front cover begs. Buy Chennai vaasi men t-shirts at Made for madras collection. Tamil urban street wear brand. Easy return. Cod available across india.

Author: Nimi Bragis
Country: Hungary
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 10 July 2004
Pages: 265
PDF File Size: 13.95 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.98 Mb
ISBN: 302-1-30007-810-3
Downloads: 11145
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Daile

The city is one where cows hold sway on the arterial Anna Salai Mount Road and looming cinema cutouts tell their own story. Automotive Electronics Retail Software. Assembly Election Results Described in the travelogue are Tirumurti and his wife’s experiences of the day trek to “a land where mountains, vaasl, myths, a vast tableland and rarefied air merge. His story is equally about Chennai as the people who live there, about what makes a ‘Chennaivaasi’ and how to become one.

Indue to construction work on the Chennai Metrothe venue of the book fair was shifted to the Y. Gopalan Trophy Madras Presidency Matches.

The edition was organized at the Woodlands Drive-In restaurant. It is rich in Tambram idioms and expressions so much a part of our lives but not given much attention.


And talking of the Chennai he flies in and out of nowadays, he mentions a locality in Nungambakkam named Tirumurti Nagar after his grandfather, the famous Dr. Including references to the anti-Brahmin agitation and the treatment of the Vaaasi community is a conscious decision, he says. Mathew has also organized an annual book fair for students.

Chennai Book Fair – Wikipedia

Another common thread running through Clive Avenue and Chennaivaasi is that the protagonists of both stories return from the US. George’ School in Kilpauk. The fair was held for 15 days instead of the usual day affair. Archived from the original on 2 Avasi Muthiahbusinessman Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti and Gnani. The author also gives his take on life in Delhi as compared to Chennai. Making a fine art of having fresh filter coffee in tumblers, consultations with astrologers, offering prayers at the Kapaleeswarar temple and the Anjaneya temple on Royapettah Hcennai Road, following superstitions and raising a toast to the Chennai beach are recurring vaaso in both books.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anyone in the book, he says tentatively.

A city for simple living

Of tennis and impromptu clubs. This is familiar ground, a natural choice when he had another story to tell. Laskhmi 19 January Please click here to support the Heritage Act. Substitute Bengali-Agnostic for Jewish-American and this could be my love story.

Madras Musings – We care for Madras that is Chennai

An educated woman commanding a sense of respect and affection from the family and friends, at one point she shocks her own son and daughter-in-law with her liberal point of view. Regular debates, contests and speeches are held at the venue.


So who is a Chennaivaasi? We are sure that with this book, Tirumurti finds a permanent place in the expanding group of professionals that manages to find the time for creative writing. The story is about the circumstances behind the break up of a joint family, he argues.

Moore Market has been destroyed by a fire, only two English dailies are published in the city, the grandeur of the social dos are measured by the names of the kalyana mandapams they are held in. We can walk around in everyday chappalsand not worry that people will mistake us, he says. The question is, are we changing in the right direction? The fair is usually held between the last week of December and the third week of January.

The Chennai Book Fair is considered to an important event in the Chennai cultural calendar along with the Chennai music season. Retrieved from ” https: