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The restaurant was circular and had a dome like structure. Many films in the 70s and 80s, especially those with Sivaji Ganesan and Rajinikanth, were shot here mainly because of its ambience. It was a prime spot where a villain would be beat up or a song shot. This was also the first restaurant to have a disco ball

Mohan V. Raman (Actor & Historian)

The viewing experience itself has changed over the decades, and filmmaking as an art has evolved.

Mohan V. Raman (Actor & Historian)

From analog to digital, from Carnatic music to Anirudh's dubstep, from single screens to multiplexes, the change I have witnessed firsthand has been tremendous

Mohan V. Raman (Actor & Historian)

This conglomeration of dialects formed the slang. Even Mumbai has its own Hindi — which is a mix of Gujarati, Marwadi and Parsi dialects

Mohan V. Raman (Actor & Historian)

It is said that people speaking this slang did not want others to know what they were talking

Mohan V. Raman (Actor & Historian)

I heard that the Archaeological Survey of India was planning to restore the buildings under the control of the Army once they move out and would seek world heritage status for the Fort

S. Muthiah

When you are young, you are ambitious. You want to run a paper. But without citizenship, I would have remained the number two forever

S. Muthiah

I am a chronicler, I am not a historian

S. Muthiah

Today you can see the results. Except Kumar Sangakkara, almost all other players in the Sri Lanka cricket team are from the rural areas

S. Muthiah

This slim volume is as much a historical guide for those who wish to look around Madras, or wish to find out more about their city, as it is a plea to conserve not only its spacious environment but also its cultural and historic relics, be they Indian or European

S. Muthiah

I was researching the city then to support a T.T. Maps of Madras, and I discovered the lives of Clive and Hastings and realised that there were scores of other contributors to modern India who had the beginnings to their careers in Madras, and went on to achieve fame, fortune or notoriety

S. Muthiah

My contention is that every one of us has a story to tell. We have lived through different periods, experienced different things; lived through various situations…I feel all this has to be recorded, not always for publication but for children and grandchildren, to know what you have lived through.

S. Muthiah

If you were to look at my life for instance, if I was to talk about my Sri Lanka days, nobody would realize how great life was then

S. Muthiah

Today, everyone knows only about the turmoil and the trouble, nobody knows about the wonderful old days… this need to be recorded.

S. Muthiah

Principals of renovation are often not followed. Many structures belonging to the 19th century are getting ruined

Sundararaj Theodore Baskaran

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