Consider these career highlights: 66 years as journalist, 56 years as a columnist, 46 years of writing on Madras, 36 years as an author and 26 years as Editor of Madras Musings! That’s S Muthiah for you. He’s regarded widely as Chennai’s beloved historian. But he prefers being known as its chronicler, its story-teller. How’s he so energetic and prolific at his age? “I love what I do. So I continue to do it,” says Muthiah. He clarifies that he doesn’t quite “sit and think about happiness”. “Happiness is not a philosophical concept to me.