Warrier's Collage 11092020 : Peace of Mind

What is important B1 : Peace of Mind D1 : Aascharyachoodamani' : V Babusenan E1 : Invest in Peace : M G Warrier M G Warrier Warrier's Collage 11092020 : Peace of Mind A Interaction 1) C V Subbaraman "On the use of commas, semi colons, colons and full stops, Fowler's Modern English Usage devotes more than six columns. It is interesting. Placing commas at wrong places might change the meaning and intention altogether, but the pitfalls are numerous. In the inspection reports of banks (of DBOD days between 1960 and 1990) placing commas or removing them from "draft" reports have been a major part of the "correction" list sent by Central Office of RBI. Looking back, I consider them very funny and even silly, unless the presence or absence of a comma would give room for a different interpretation of a sentence. I do not know what changes have taken place in the "editing" standards of reports after 1995." ( Collage may not get access to such "official secrets", unless they get revealed in the memoirs of the central bankers which are published after a "cooling period", by which time we lose interest-Collage) 2) R Jayakumar Permanent & Non permanent Hobbies.. Mr PKK Nair Sir's dedication to his hobbies is commendable as he is not only continuing it as a life long activity but also to include collection of diverse items. Such collectors need huge space to keep the collected items and in course of time they may become mini museums. Hobby is any activity we begin as children for time pass and soon it becomes a habit. Everyone gets involved in such habitual activities consciously or unconsciously. My childhood mates collected different types of seeds under the trees or the broken chalks left by the teacher or discarded pencil ends and stored them as hidden treasure as habit. As a boy my hobby began with collecting match box labels and then extended to stamps picked from postal covers coming from Bombay and other places. I would write to my father to collect used stamps from his office and sent to me. Later it was a craze to collect Pongal Greetings cards with actors faces. After school I don't know where I left them. After school finished I started collecting Christmas and New year greetings cards for many years. Now I have only one card preserved which was sent by my uncle thirty years back. Before the card could reach me in Bombay the sad news of his demise came. It became something of a sentimental value. When many relatives and friends stated making up and down to the Gulf countries and other foreign countries I started collecting foreign coins and currency notes as my hobby. Once I saw my family doctor hanging all the key chains he received as gifts, all over the wall in his consulting room. From that day I started collecting keychains as a hobby and made a special showcase in the house with glass shutters to hang them. But when in 2009 our building was pulled down for reconstruction I left all furniture and fixtures in the old house as they were to be cleaned by a scrap dealer as we had to shift to a new house in Pune. In RBI one of my colleagues had the hobby of collecting pebbles and stones of different shapes and colours. I instantly picked up this habit and collected many pebbles and stones from whichever place I visited from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. I allowed my grandchildren to take whatever they want from my collections to be uses as peper waits or show pieces in fish tanks etc. I still have some key chains hanging on hooks near my table and some pebbles too. Hobby is really a hard job to continue persistently. My good wishes to PKKN Sir. B Peace of Mind 1) Pursuit of Peace https://successstory.com/inspiration/peace-of-mind-more-important-than-money Accumulate Peace. Wealth can perish faster. 2) World Peace https://newint.org/features/2018/09/18/10-steps-world-peace Peace is indivisible. For internal peace, external and international peace are prerequisites! C Current Affairs 1) 23 billion package https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/india-considers-23-billion-package-to-lure-global-manufacturers/amp_articleshow/78040025.cms 2) Market Rally https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/investor-wealth-rises-by-rs-2-20-lakh-crore-on-market-rally/amp_articleshow/78041225.cms https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/markets/sensex-jumps-over-600-points-nifty-closes-above-11400-4-factors-that-lifted-market-5821231.html D Readers Write 1) V Babusenan Aascharyachoodamani' 'Aascharyachoodamani' is said to be the first Sanskrit Drama in the south. I have not read it,nor do I possess the stuff to read it, but ,according to my dear friend, the late Prof.Panmana Ramachandran Nair, the H.W.Fowler of Malayalam language, a Sanskrit Scholar and the editor of several books on Malayalam literature, it is a throughly absorbing drama. It is based on the incidents narrated in Valmiki Ramayana from Aaranya Kaanda to Yuddha Kaanda incorporating some very relevant twists to enhance dramatic effect. The point here is that there would have been no occasion to say this, but for the amazing memory of Sri Sankara. The story goes like this: Sakthibhadra, the author of 'Aascharyachoodamani,' was a contemporary of Sri Sankara who lived in the early part of the 9th centuryCE. His real name was Sankara and he was born in a Brahmin family in a village called Kodumon in the present Kollam District of the Kerala State. When Sri Sankara visited Chengannur, Sankara from Kodumon called on the Acharya with the request that the latter gave his opinion on the play he wrote. It was arranged that he would read the manuscript before the Acharya. The Acharya listened but did not say anything. His lack of response was on account of his mounavratha. There was certainly a communication fiasco resulting in the playwright wrongly concluding that the Acharya kept quiet because his play was worthless. So, what he did? He threw it into the kitchen fire out of sheer despair! Sri.Sankara left for the North for the propagation of his Advaita philosophy and some years elapsed before his return to Kerala. When he returned, he asked for his namesake in Kodumon. To the latter, when he came, he asked about a particular sloka in the play. Not only that the writer could not remember it, but he had to admit that he had destroyed the manuscript entirely. Sri.Sankara : "Can you remember any part of it?" Sankara : "No, Sir." He replied ashamedly. Sri Sankara : "Don't worry, Sankara. It was partly my mistake too. We will solve the problem." The Acharya arranged for a scribe and, to the utter amazement of all, dictated from memory the whole Drama. Thus was reborn 'Aascharyachoodamani'" (A media report : https://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/theatre/seven-acts-of-genius/article2281524.ece) E Blogs and Links 1) Invest in Peace : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/buy-and-accumulate-peace-its-price-is-appreciating-25838/ Together we can! 2) Global Peace Index http://visionofhumanity.org/indexes/global-peace-index/ Not very comforting signals 3) Avoid World War III https://youtu.be/DqHctQwqgQ0 One of the scary scenarios. But just remember, the most lucrative industries in the world have your fear as raw material! F Leisure 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Perceptions According to Roman Numerals the number nine is written as lX. The problem is by using a single line we must convert nine into six. Except one or two persons even the brilliant ones blinked. Here is the answer. If the Roman numerals are considered as English alphabets, it is 'I' and 'X'. Now simply add the letter'S' before them and it becomes 'SIX' When we think of a 'single' line, normally the mindset conceives of a straight line. Actually the alphabet'S' is actually a single line but a curved line.Not many of us think so. Our inability to think differently stands as an impediment to solve the problem. Correct perception leads to correct solutions. 2) Apple🍎and Windows If still wondering where "PEACE" is, stop searching. You got it. Laugh aloud : " Apple in the window* Hilarious corporate rivalry; Beat this one! Notice on entry gate of an *Apple Store* in New York: "Don't ever fart here; the smell will stay for ages. We don't have Windows" And Tit for Tat from Microsoft in their premises: "Anyone visiting us here can be free to use Windows in case you need to release stale gas from yesterday's half eaten apple. We have been providing open window systems to the world since ages" 😂😂 * Found on A P Ramadurai's "Window" 3) Boosters' impact* A family was consuming Vit C, B, zinc, drinking kadha etc. to enhance their immunity and strength. Their neighbour, who was aware of this, after some weeks, asked them about any improvement. They replied: Earlier, when we quarrelled, we used to get tired in an hour. Now we can go on for 5-6 hours😳 * Forward received from Dr Chitra, Nashik

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