“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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As a Director in the Foreign Service, stationed in New Delhi betweenit was the busiest time of his career, and T. But Tirumurti does give us enough different perspectives to round out the chhennai nicely. We can walk around in everyday chappalsand not worry that people will mistake us, he says.

A city for simple living

In Clive Avenuethe hero Rajan agrees to look for a bride from within his TamBrahm community whereas, in Chennaivaasithe hero Ravi comes back with his Jewish American girlfriend Deborah, determined to marry her. When the book go out to the Park Sheraton for their first outing, she surprises the US-educated Rajan when she orders chicken tikka and has a smoke. Tirumurti’s chennal novel whetted his appetite for writing.

The Tamil voice, he says, has not been adequately heard. Over 1 million titles were on sale. The families in vvaasi 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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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 schedule. The fair had over stalls representing most major publishing companies in India and was held for 13 days. Getting it published was the last thing on his mind, but Penguin liked it and, thus, there appeared Clive Avenue in The Book Fair was postponed initially to April and then rescheduled to 1—13 June Tirumurti showed promise as a writer in his youth when his short story was chosen as one among the hundred best in Asia in a contest organised by Asiaweek in the s.

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

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It nook stalls in a ,square-foot area, with participants and 1 million titles. Since then it has chennnai only occasional visits. Mathew has also organized an annual book fair for students.


Archived from the original on 2 July While the young have greater opportunities in Chennai, and a ‘Chennai Superkings’ cricket team with a great hoop-la around it has now been formed, conservatism his never stopped Chennaivaasis from being liberal. This section needs expansion. The pleasure of walking at Elliot’s Beach. 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.

While Madras Chennai is the constant factor in both books, there are bits of the US and Paris in Clive Avenue that figure in the exchange between Rajan and his childhood friend and neighbour Dominique. Will the latest plan reduce T’Nagar chaos?

The Chennai Book Fair is considered to be one of the biggest events in the Chennai cultural calendar along with the Chennai music season. In the final analysis, it is people who make a city what it is.