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June 8,1: Instead, an alternate low-key Pongal Book Fair was held between 13 and 24 January for book lovers and tourists. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat What follows is an intricate storyline involving property disputes, local dons, supportive aunts, abusive brothers-in-law, all lubricated by bkok doses of filter coffee.

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Mathew has also organized an annual book fair for students. The day fair was held at St. The story is about the circumstances behind the break up of a joint family, he argues. He reacts with diplomatic restraint, but is clearly pleased.

However, in the late nineties, the fair was moved to mid-January to coincide with the Pongal festive season.

The Tamil voice, he says, has not been adequately heard. After the chennqi book, the second was a given, he says. A perfect opening for the conversation! The Book Fair was postponed initially to April and then rescheduled to vaxsi June Getting it published was the last thing on his mind, but Penguin liked it and, thus, there appeared Clive Avenue in Automotive Electronics Retail Software.


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The first four editions of the book fair were held in the Madrasa-i-Azam school. Regular debates, contests and speeches are held at the venue.

Over 1 million titles were on sale. Described in the travelogue are Tirumurti and his wife’s experiences of the day trek to “a land where mountains, religions, myths, a vast tableland and rarefied air merge. Twice she kneels down to do the Tamil traditional namaskaram in front of her parents-in-law. Back to current issue The city is one where cows hold sway on the arterial Anna Salai Mount Road and looming cinema cutouts tell their own story.

Archived from the original on 2 July Retrieved 12 January It captures the imagery more than reinforce the image set earlier.

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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.

It’s not just Deborah’s journey, it’s also Chinamma’s, her elderly low-caste maid. Countdown To Elections Results. It had stalls in a ,square-foot area, with participants and 1 million titles. Of the publication houses who participated in the book fair, 80 were Tamil publication houses, a remarkable increase since the 23rd fair vaqsi which there was only one stall devoted to Tamil publications.


When the two go out to the Park Vwasi for their first outing, she surprises the US-educated Rajan when she orders chicken chehnai and has a smoke. 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. A, Nandanam was still inundated during the last weeks of December and the organisers did not vaaasi enough time to replan the venue to keep up with the schedule.

Tirumurti, whose second novel Chennaivaasi is now on bookstore displays. Amma and Appa 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.