Showing posts from February, 2020

Currency Management and ATMs: Popular Blog @ Times

Currency Management and role of ATMs* https://timesofindia. warriersviews/currency- management-and-role-of-atms- 10339/ Adapted version of my response to a media report on the subject. M G Warrier Blog 5068 March 1, 2020 *Retains Number One position in the "Most Read" category @ Times Reader's Blogs on March 2, 2020.

Sleep well, remain blessed!

Sleep deprivation is an epidemic in India - Sleep well, remain three-way blessed! (Health, Happiness and Peace ) https://www. blink/cover/india-is-sleep- deprived/article30941668.ece   Hope this link opens at your end. If It doesn't, and if interested in reading this article, please manage to share BLink a Saturday supplement of The Hindu Business Line from somewhere. Sum and substance of this article is, regular, normal sleep for 6 to 7 hours happens to be the minimum maintenance dose for a healthy body of all ages. M G Warrier February 28, 2020

In praise of Indian Tea

In praise of Indian Tea* Sitendra Kumar: In Tamil Nadu, coffee reigns supreme although tea has made some inroad. There was a time when coffee enjoyed unchallenged monopoly among the upper and middle echelons of society in Tamil Nadu. If tea was offered injudiciously, it would be construed as a veiled insult, abuse, snub, rebuff or affront. The quality of coffee served by a host (read hostess) will place the server in an upper rung on the social ladder. During the boy-meets-girl ritual of yore, the matter may not be taken forward even if the bride-to-be looked like an amalgam of the celestial lovelies Ramba, Urvasi, Menaka and Tilottama, due to the faux pas committed by the bride’s family in serving tea — never mind if it was brewed from top-drawer Darjeeling leaves that even Queen Elizabeth would have condescended to sip with royal grace. The status of tea has undergone sea change in Tamil Nadu nowadays.Tea has now come up big, acquiring equal status. Hostesses ask the g

You are born lucky! : Here's how

Let me share some secrets about luck with you today! Copied below is a message received from my son Kiran just now.  My response was: "I entirely agree with the findings and I've experienced luck in the way explained here. Many thanks for sharing this." QUOTE: "Why some people have all the Luck ? By Professor Richard  Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire. Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve? A psychologist says he has discovered the answer. Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune. I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me. Hundreds of extraordinary men & women volunteered for my research & over the years, I have interviewed them, monitored their lives & had them tak

ICAI Accountant's Browser

ICAI - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India: Accountant's Browser html?post_id=16145   Posting here for reference and record. My article on Monetary Policy published in The Global ANALYST, September 2019 finds a place in the list. The contents of the article will be included in my forthcoming book (title to be decided) expected to be published this year. M G Warrier

A writer's progress : "Link" issues resolved!

A writer’s progress https://timesofindia. warriersviews/a-writers- progress-10304/ This blog post is now trending at Number One position in the Most Read category @ Times of India Reader's Blog. This morning a friend has pointed out to me that some links in my forwards are not opening at the receiver's end where a pop up asks to subscribe to the paper. My friend feels I am canvassing subscription to the paper. I'm myself not an online subscriber to any publication and I have not been marketing my own publications. However, the submitted version of the above blog post is copied below for your convenience. "A writer's progress M G Warrier Recently, a young doctor shared her experience when she was quarantined for about a month during the Nipah virus scare in Kerala (2018) through a short article in a mainstream English daily. In minimum words, she excellently presented the agonies and ecstasies those in the medica

Housing for seniors

Senior housing: Choices and trade-offs - https://www. portfolio/personal-finance/ senior-housing-choices-and- trade-offs/article30910040.ece   My response*: Though the article has covered most of the relevant aspects concerning independent post-retirement life, it doesn't help much in decision-making or give any suggestions for policy improvement from regulatory or administrative angles. Time is opportune for government to consider some regulatory measures to ensure protection from exploitation for seniors who happen to opt for stay in care homes, by whatever name they are called. This can be achieved by mandating adoption of model bylaws as in the case of co-operative housing societies. Other areas where guidance/regulations may be necessary include: a) Arrangements for healthcare, preferably associating hospitals and health insurance providers. b) Compulsory audit of accounts. c) Health and hygiene. It would be ideal, if s

A writer's progress

A writer’s progress https://timesofindia. warriersviews/a-writers- progress-10304/ This is a brief blog post written with an ulterior motive of attracting readers who are active in social media interaction to try their hand in reaching out to a different audience through mainstream media. Let them be more active in communicating for social benefit by using the mainstream media space which is now occupied by permanent members. M G Warrier Blog 5061 February 26, 2020

Warren Buffet: Speaking sense!

Warren Buffett on Corporate Governance, Independent Directors and CEOs Capable to Run a Business article/warren-buffett-on- corporate-governance- independent-directors-and- ceos-capable-to-run-a- business/59548.html   Occasionally, rich and famous, and powerful people speak sense, in between. In this long piece, if you have the patience to go through, you'll get observations which may fetch you some money from Reader's Digest, if you are able to identify the right one and mail to them. M G Warrier Blog 5060 February 26, 2020

Nataraja @ krishnafortoday : Keshav

Krishna for Today: 200221_Nataraja #Shivratri #Krishnafortoday 2020/02/200221nataraja- shivratri-krishnafortoday.html   Keshav continues to post beautiful drawings/paintings #Krishnafortoday at his Blog kamadenu Enjoy M G Warrier

Know your responsibility

Silent revolution from religion to responsibility article/silent-revolution- from-religion-to- responsibility Don't get suspicious. This article has nothing to do with religion. Of course, it has something to do with responsibility. Responsibility is not a bad word or bad idea. Before independence, if you remember history, there was debate about "Responsible Government". Earlier people were responsible. Slowly, the era of "fixing responsibility" came. Today, we are going through a transitional period, not sure about responsibilities and duties. M G Warrier Blog 5058 February 25, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Lesser known facts

The Greatness Of Tamil Nadu* LESSER known facts about Tamil Nadu 1. Tamil Nadu is the second largest economy in India after Maharashtra. 2. Tamil Nadu is the only state which has Indian flag in its seal. 3. Tamil language spoken by Tamil Nadu people is one of the oldest classical languages in the world. 4. 60% of the Total epigraphical inscriptions of India found by ASI (ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA) are from Tamil Nadu. 5. Tamil Nadu has the following UNESCO World heritage sites A       Mahabalipuram          B-Three Chola temples: the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram build by chola empire.  C  Nilgiri Mountain railway        D-Darasuram  E  Western ghats (shared with other states) 6. Rani Velu Nachiyar, was the woman freedom fighter of India against British colonialism and she was Queen of Siva Gangai. As my friend Pradyoth Hedge pointed out, the first wo

Fox and the grapes story: A life's lesson

Fox and the grapes : Looking from another angle* Vathsala Jayaraman  The world is undergoing lot of changes and many things acquire new dimension in life. My son was doing his Executive MBA in Stanford.A few days after joining I asked him  what they teach in Stanford.Pat came the reply 'Fox and the Grapes' Story.I was totally astonished. Read on: Friends, haven’t we all heard this story before? This story was always told and quoted to convey that the fox was negative minded. We blindly agreed with the negative connotation and laughed derisively at the fox and called him a  loser!  This is an old attitude. Now they have started seeing the fox in a new light. If each one of us gave undue importance to our every missed goal or opportunity, then don’t you think our life gets too burdensome and doesn’t it rob us of our enthusiasm to live life to its fullest? And doesn’t it blind us with pessimism? Especially in today’s times, when the competition is stiff everywhere, e

Political Reforms: Overdue

Your comment is live on For information M G Warrier Blog 5055 February 23, 2020 The Times of India   THE TIMES OF INDIA Dear Reader, Your comment on the article  '  70 year old politics crying for reforms? '  is now live on readersblog . '  thanks for sharing your thoughts on this issue. i agree with your assessment. in different contexts i had occasion to write about the following aspects of our political system: 1) we didn\'t think of allowing growth of a proactive opposition in our legislatures. it was, as if, the job of opposition was to \"oppose\". 2) when india against corruption came with a message, there were takers and youth from different parts of the country started listening and actively involving in politics. but the impact was short-lived, as the leadership of iac hurried to get into governance. 3) someone has to talk loudly about the need for closing the doors of political le

Follow the advice from within!

Follow the advice from within! https://timesofindia. warriersviews/follow-the- advice-from-within-10274/   This story was narrated by me in bits and pieces, in different contexts earlier. May be a repeat for some of you. Today, again it came back to my mind. M G Warrier

UP gold find: GSI in denial mode

Let GSI and UP state government settle the issue. It can be the inefficiency of either of them to handle it or over-enthusiasm of a lower level official to leak out "classified" information: india/story/sonbhadra-gold- reserves-tonne-value-mine-gsi- up-son-pahadi-hardi-1649071- 2020-02-22  Yes and No: India Today has updated their report including GSI denial.  Nothing earth-shaking is going to happen so soon, as we do not know how to manage our available domestic gold stock judiciously  M G Warrier No discovery of around 3000-tonne gold deposits in UP's Sonbhadra: GSI No discovery of around 3000-tonne gold deposits in UP's Sonbhadra: GSI A district mining official claimed around 3,000 tonnes of gold was found in Sonbhadra district of UP.

Mahaashivaraathri, 2020

ON THE OCCASION OF MAHASHIVARATHRI* HERE IS   ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT  LORD SHIVA. PLUS "  LINGASHTAKAM "   *******   *****************                              L ord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being that continuously dissolves to recreate the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe. Lord Shiva is the foremost of the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu.  Owing to His cosmic activity of dissolution and recreation, the world's destruction has been erroneously associated with Lord Shiva. This difficulty arises when people fail to grasp the true significance of His cosmic role. The creation sustains itself by a delicate balance between the opposing forces of good and evil. When this balance is disturbed and sustenance of life becomes impossible, Lord Shiva dissolves the universe for creation of the next cycle so that the unliberated souls will have another oppo