Story Time

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE October 13 2020 Tuesday Your daily dose of inspiration, writings - by you, for you : Curated by MG Warrier Prayer🎻 https://youtu.be/ZGsTmj-7q88 There was no power supply in Mumbai, till late night yesterday in some areas (Was restored by 9 15 p m in Bhandup West area). Has affected formatting of Collage. Apologies. In this Issue : A Mumbai Power Supply B Interaction C Lead Story : Chandralekha A D Blogs and Links E Leisure Posted By : M G Warrier A Power Supply in Mumbai The day (October 12, 2020) started in Mumbai with : https://twitter.com/CNBCTV18Live/status/1315514156703834112?s=20 and closed with : https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/mumbai-power-cut-live-updates-6721694/lite/#aoh=16025200207066&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s And https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/mumbai-electricity-outage-power-cut-residents-complaints-6721575/ B Interaction C V Subbaraman Any question like who teaches fish to swim* or drink water is just like asking who teaches man to breathe when he lands on the earth from the mother's womb. But not the same as asking who teaches us to marry or select a "life" (or life taking?!) partner - this selection process does not exist in many, they get this teaching either by Nature or by observing others who have chosen and suffered! There are most others of course who have observed others choosing the partner and do not yet learn!! Like the fox who lost its tail, they merely imitate..........But in the end, all of them lead life that is inescapable in the circumstances. Incidentally, compared to all the animals, Man is the only (?) creature perhaps who has to be taught everything - to sit, stand, walk, run, to sing, swim..........despite all the intelligence he claims to possess compared to other animals. (Collage View :Humanity has created and abused many institutions. "Marriage" is one of them. Individual experiences vary widely and generalisation next to impossible. The Blog Post * https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/who-teaches-the-fish-to-swim-27024/ was an attempt to initiate a discussion on the subject) C Story Time R Jayakumar's response : " Chandralekha* R Jayakumar When I saw in the WC (Warrier's Collage) our dear Mr E Madhavan's forwarded link to his translation of the short story 'Chandralekha' authored by Karunakaran I was very eager to read it immediately. But as it was somewhat longer than a short story it took some time to complete the reading. Our reading time has increased considerably after receiving the WC daily. But fortunately, this did not make me forget to read this story. If anyone missed reading it*, it is really a loss. I felt very happy to note that Mr Madhavan is now busy in the field of literature. He and his wife must also be involved in some social work. He was a great officer to work with in the Bank. Back to Chandralekha, I found the story very absorbing to read because it is about the life of people living around a special locality of Mumbai, the GPO and Kamathipura. From 1965 to 1970 when I was still new to Bombay my father never allowed me to travel by local trains but gave good description of BEST bus routes to visit any place. From chembur, to go to GPO I always took bus No 66 from Sion depot and to go to University I took No 65 from King's Circle depot. If anyone wanted to have a Mumbai Darshan just sitting in the upper deck of one of a bus in these two routes is enough. One could see all the major theaters of Mumbai, from Maratha Mandir to Regal. No. 66 halted in front of GPO and No. 65 had a stop close to Kamathipura. To know about the story, don't miss to read it. It has an outstanding plot, loveable characters, touching narration, memorable moments. Kudos to Madhavan Sir for this excellent translation. After reading the story some questions may haunt one's mind. Was Minar a Muslim? Was the college girl a daughter of Minar and Chandralekha? Was Bharati, his wife the same girl who draped the saree over his eyes at a room in Kamathipura? Was the girl a child conceived by them before their marriage? All these suspense because Minar as a young boy of 22 loved the fragrance of Kamathipura. Thank you Madhavan Sir for giving us a chance to read the story of Chandralekha through the Collage. R Jayakumar" *Relevant Link : http://books.sayahna.org/ml/pdf/madhavan-chandralekha.pdf Edassery Madhavan responds : Thank you. Nice to see how a story gets read and assumes meanings and consequences in the readers' heart. Thanks to Jayakumar as I feel he patiently read the long story more because of his affection towards me .....I was attracted by the proclamation of human love and dignity which flows as an undercurrent to the theme. And Kudos 🌹👍to Jayakumar for being a perceptive reader, one who is greatly valued by a writer... ( Collage feels happy. Thanks to all readers who interact and keep the torch burning) D Blogs and Links 1) Allopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/missing-facts/ayurveda-and-yoga-begin-to-gain-importance-26999/ Posted online comments. 2) Tamaso Ma... https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/asatoma-sad-gamaya-brihadaranyaka-upanishad E Leisure One Line Humors*... Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee. Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the better half! I believe we should all pay our tax with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash. A child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've purchased new school uniforms. Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent. Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without, but whatever you do, you'll regret it later. You can't buy love, but you pay heavily for it. Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway. My wife and I always compromise. I admit I'm wrong and she agrees with me. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss. Real friends are the ones who survive transitions between address books. Saving is the best thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you. Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak! Man: Is there any way for long life? Dr: Get married. Man: Will it help? Dr: No,but then the thought of long life will never come! Why do couples hold hands during their wedding? It's a formality just like two boxers shaking hands before the fight begins! Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do? Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes. It's funny when people discuss Love Marriage vs Arranged. It's like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered. There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it. There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it! Cheers !!! Collected by S Venugopalan, Chennai (Find out which one has been changed by Collage😁 🙏)

Comments

HAREE KOLOTH said…
Loved reading and there's something to think I over and laugh too.

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