“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.

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The planned venue Y. Website developed by PACE. Tirumurti’s women are strong characters.

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A, Nandanam was still inundated during the last weeks of December and the organisers did not have enough time to replan the venue to keep up with the cchennai. This article is closed for comments.

The question is, are we changing in the right direction? He resumed his interest in writing again only in the late s when he wrote a travelogue, Kissing the Heavens: Why Congress Won Rajasthan: It had stalls in a ,square-foot area, with participants and 1 million titles. Click here for more Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from June Use Indian English from June All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Articles to be expanded from January All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes Chennai articles missing geocoordinate data All articles needing coordinates.

The fair typically lasts for about two weeks during the New Year – Pongal season. The fair had over stalls representing most major publishing companies in India and was held for 13 days.


A city for simple living

Instead, an alternate low-key Pongal Book Fair was held between 13 and 24 January for book lovers and tourists. Amma and Obok are strongly against their son marrying a white woman and refuse to meet her, even after the couple move to Chennai in an attempt to win them over.

Read this book for its engaging characters, its quirky humour, its depiction of a modern love chenbai that begins by clashing with tradition but ends, like any two ‘Chennaivaasi’s, by happily co-existing.

His story is equally about Chennai as the people who live there, about what makes a ‘Chennaivaasi’ and how to become one. The fair included stalls, spread over 1. Patrick’s Cathedral Santhome Basilica St. In helping to boook that voice heard, Tirumurti permeates both books with a strong flavour of the city. Regular debates, contests and speeches are held at the venue.

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The book fairs gradually rose in popularity. Transport Air Chennai International Airport.

Tirumurti’s debut novel whetted his appetite for writing. Annual awards to the best writer and the best publisher are given at the fair. Tuesday 11 DecemberMizoram Assembly Elections Making a fine art of boo fresh filter coffee in tumblers, consultations with astrologers, offering vaqsi at the Kapaleeswarar temple and the Anjaneya temple on Royapettah High Road, following superstitions and raising a toast to the Chennai beach are recurring incidents in both books.

But in that time he gave it everything he had; he once wrote for six hours at a stretch during a transit stop at the London airport after he was done attending meetings and tying up loose ends.


The fair is usually held between the last week of December and the third week of January. 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 in direct proportion to their importance in the stories. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Then 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.

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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.

This vaqsi familiar ground, a natural choice when he had another story to tell. Please click here to support the Heritage Act. We begin with the setting s and style. Tirumurti, whose second novel Chennaivaasi is now on bookstore displays. Mahabodhi Centre Thousand Lights Mosque.

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