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Bill Gates Tribute to his father

Posted By: M G Warrier A Bill Gates tribute to his father * (*William H Gates II passed away on Sep 14 2020. He was 94) My dad passed away peacefully at home yesterday, surrounded by his family. We will miss him more than we can express right now. We are feeling grief but also gratitude. My dad’s passing was not unexpected—he was 94 years old and his health had been declining—so we have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years. And we are not alone in these feelings. My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world. My sisters, Kristi and Libby, and I are very lucky to have been raised by our mom and dad. They gave us constant encouragement and were always patient with us. I knew their love and support were unconditional, even when we clashed in my teenage years. I am sure that’s one of the reasons why I felt comfortable taking some big risks when I wa

Excerpts from Warrier's Collage 30092020

Inspirational thoughts Warrier's Collage 30092020 Blogs and Links 1) Pension Rules 2) Maskology Posted online comments. 3) COVID impact on students A student thinks aloud in July 2020. Still valid. Posted online comments. 4) How old are you? Dug out this woman after accessing this link : Books by M G Warrier The book "India

Inspirational Thoughts

Don't miss the Miss @ D4. Posted By : M G Warrier Inspirational thoughts Warrier's Collage 30092020 : Economics and Commonsense A Interaction 1) V Sundaresan "There cannot be a better tribute to late SPB than the one paid by Sh Babusenan. He has aptly described the late singer’s best qualities, in a few lines." 2) Dr K Kanagasabapathy, Mumbai " I visited both these places (Ref : Article on Sri Narayana Guru : Varkala and Shivagiri- Collage) during a tour in Kerala a few years back. I also climbed a hill to the top where Narayana Guru sat on meditation for some years. It was a spiritual experience." 3) Dr T V Surendran, Mananthavady " Dr Abdul Kalam's letter and Sri Narayana Guru's "Ezhava Siva" are indeed the rich delicacies in our Collage today" 4) Mohan Ganesan "Fantastic message from Dr Abdul Kalam" 5) R Jayakumar " Keep your fork... the best is yet to come.. The

Kalam's Letter to Citizens of India

Warrier's Collage 29092020* Dr. Abdul Kalam's Letter to Every Indian Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why? We are the first in milk production. We are number one in Remote sensing satellites. We are the second largest producer of wheat. We are the second largest producer of rice. Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit.. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters. I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an o

Maskology Posted online comments M G Warrier

Warrier's Collage 28092020 : Social Security

Warrier's Collage 28092020 : Social Security A Interaction V N Kelkar The Kerala about which Malayalees will not talk to you. "The video clip covering ten exciting destinations was interesting. It was a treat of Kerala cuisine with numerous mouth watering dishes prepared out of sea food ( though not for me being a vegetarian ), glimpses of classical kathakali dances with colourful make-up, costumes and face mask and magnificent temples. We visited Kerala a few years back. It was a group of 35 plus from Mumbai and Pune. Our tour operator put us in a good hotel in Kochi. After sight seeing in Kochi, next day morning we left for Munnar." (Thanks. I'm also a vegetarian. Still I was impressed by the coverage of tourist attractions and the presentation. Your discription of the unpleasant experience the group had enroute to Munnar which was settled by Kerala Police, already shared in Exrbites Group, not included here-Warrier) B Social Security 1) Play-Work-Life Ba

Antharjanam : Book Review

Text received from my friend S Thyagarajan M G Warrier Antharjanam – Memoirs of a Namboodiri Woman’ By Devaki Nilaymgode A young boy insists that his 75-year-old grandmother pen down her memoirs. He tells her that the stories and anecdotes that he grew up listening need to reach a wider audience. Devaki Nilayamgode, like a typical grandmother, cannot turn down her progeny’s requests and finally starts writing. Her first published memoir in Malayalam is titled Nashtabodhangalillathe – Without regrets. Devaki also goes on to publish a second set of chronicles Yathra: Kaattilum, Naattilum – A Journey through Forests and Lands. Her memory is astounding. She now starts to write lucid details of her younger years inside an Illam, Namboodiri household. It is very interesting to note that Devaki chooses to be not judgmental about the people and the events that have transpired in her life. She writes about the unfair treatment of women, particularly herself, without any sense of anger or i

Tribute to S P Balasubramaniam : By V Babusenan

Tribute to S P Balasubramaniam By V Babusenan No Indian film had done so much service for the popularization of classical Carnatic music as the Telugu film 'Sankarabharanam' that appeared in1979.It was incredible that the raga-based songs were successfully sung by a comparatively unknown singer, who did not have formal training in the classical genre,when music lovers would expect such difficult jobs to be performed by veterans like Dr.M.Balamuraleekrishna. This unanticipated success would normally have gone into the head of any aspiring singer,but it was not to be with S.P.Balasubramanium.Humility was to him like fragrance to 22 carat gold.He sang,acted,directed music and even lent voice to films.He is said to have sung over 40,000 songs in16 languages besides setting a world record for recording the maximum number of songs on a single day! The inevitable had happened.Shakespeare would say that he had gone to the region from whose bourn no traveller would ever r

Books by M G Warrier : Update

A "TACT" Vathsala Jayaraman There is a small story in Mahabharata as told by Bhishma to Dharmaputra. There was a wild cat and a rat. The rat was inside a hole and the cat was just waiting outside. The cat was tired of waiting. When he started moving, he was caught in a hunter's net and began to struggle. As the rat saw the plight of the cat, it became confident and wanted to escape; but unfortunately an owl was fast approaching the rat. The rat immediately entered the net in which the cat was entangled and came to an agreement. "If you save me now, I shall go out after sometime, cut the net and release you." The cat also agreed. Both were chitchatting for sometime. The cat thought "If I eat the rat now, the hunter will come and catch me. So let me wait for some time." The hunter was slowly moving towards the net. The rat went round and slightly cut small bits of net. The cat got restless and urged the rat to hurry up. The rat said "I shall

Self-Knowledge : Warrier's Collage 25092020

AA Atma Vichara BB Real Life C1 V Babusenan's column C3 Heal Yourself Posted By : M G Warrier Warrier's Collage 25092020 : Self-Knowledge Prayer A meaningful prayer AA Atma Vichara I love listening to Sarvapriyananda's discourse, even if it is a repeat. A Interaction 1) R Jayakumar A Big Salute* "Yesterday's Collage was dedicated to Butterflies. When I think of Butterflies the first thing that comes to my mind is colour. The Butterfly Community has acknowledged your dedication by changing the Collage to Colour today. Today when I went out I saw on the road side a small sized butterfly sucking honey from the flowers on a small plant. It's colour and design attracted me and I could not resist clicking a photo. And when we think of the Borders of our Country the first thing that comes to our mind is national security and our Defence Forces. Today's Collage is aptly dedicated to India&

India's Defence Forces : Warrier's Collage 24092020

Please share the Notion Press link at D2 with a) Those who are preparing for competitive exams, b) Book lovers and c) Your friends and family groups. Posted by : M G Warrier Warrier's Collage 24092020 : India's Defence Forces A India's Defence Forces 1) Republic Day 2020 Salute the Defence Forces. 2) Fact Sheet A Slide Show 3) Rank and File Ranks and heirarchy 4) India's Defence Preparedness India's Defence Forces are getting the attention they deserve. 5) NCC : National Cadet Corps Photo Show AA Current Affairs 1) GDP Growth

Butterflies : Warrier's Collage 23092020

Butterflies at A UN@75 By Jayakumar at B1 Babusenan's story at B2 Interaction at C. Posted By : M G Warrier Warrier's Collage 23092020 : Butterflies A Butterflies 1) Buttérflies : Sayings and Poems Colours, Love, Flowers, Gardens, Honey, Life, Uncertainty....Think of butterflies, you can also allow your thoughts to fly, or write poems! They say, a butterfly lives 14 days. Think of the generation gap between the first butterfly you followed in the garden and the one you saw last. No change in DNA? 2) Did you know? Facts about the life of butterflies. 3) Butterflies Park : Singapore This is a lesson in Tourism Development. Insects to elephants earn their bread by acting! 4) More about butterflies Imagine, an insect with 14 days lifespan has lived through

UN@75 : Warrier's Collage 22092020

Posted by : M G Warrier Warrier's Collage 22092020 : UN@75 A Pradakshinam Wonderful Hindu Temples outside India You will love the soothing background music while watching the presentation. B Interaction 1) R Narayanan, Thiruvanantapuram " Read the article of Vathsala Jayaraman. Very touching and the narration was as usual excellent. I liked very much the style of her narration of the story and other incidence, which conveyed some good message. Congratulations Vathsala Jayaraman, and thank you very much for sharing such stories." (Thanks from Vathsala Jayaraman and Collage) 2) Chittanandam V R " British Hospitality. Good one. Great comic relief from the routine. Sending to all my contacts." 3) PKK Nair " Temples darsanam -enjoyed." (Responses picked up at random for inclusion -Collage) C Readers Write V Babusenan While describing the fire in Lanka, caused by Hanumaan and fanned by his father*, Ezhutthassa

Temples of India : Warrier's Collage 21092020

Good Morning Please read the article "Unsung Heroes" by Vathsala Jayaraman published during 2011, in the Hindu open page, using the link at D. Nice Day M G Warrier A Pradakshinam Temples of India Brief, but focused commentary. If you have patience, sit through till he finishes with a presentation on "benefits of visiting temples". Also explains the design of a temple. Warrier's Collage 21092020 : Ancient Dance Forms B Ancient Dance Forms 1) Ancient Dance Forms still popular 2) Khon, masked dance drama in Thailand Now watch' Stephanie Dance 3) From Kerala a) Mohiniyattam By Gopika Varma b) Thiruvathirakkali c) Kolkkali A men only dance form d) Theyya

RBI Retains the Reins

Central Bank Monetary Policy III : RBI Retains the Reins* M G Warrier (*Submitted version of the article published in The Global ANALYST, September 2020) The tenure of the first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) came to a close with its last meeting in August 2020. During the first three years after being statutorily constituted, MPC secured its position in the policy formulation set up with excellent precedents for the successive committees to emulate. I will resist the temptation to list them. Suffice to say that RBI's Top Management has come a long way from the era of diplomatic manipulations which exerted visible pressure on the central bank governor till 2014. For those who have forgotten history, I quote from Dr Y V Reddy's book "Advice & Dissent" : " Operationally, Chidambaram continued the tradition of consulting the governor in the appointment of directors on the RBI board. In fact,all appointments were done after the two of us had discussed the