Warrier's Collage October 27, 2020

Warrier's Daily COLLAGE October 27, 2020 Tuesday Your daily dose of inspiration, writings - by you, for you : Curated by MG Warrier Quote for the day: "Be curious, not judgmental" -Walt Whitman Today in COLLAGE: A Interaction B Law Collage C. United Nations D Honoured E Hanuman's love F Quotable Quotes: Walt Whitman Posted by: M G Warrier A Interaction 1) V N Kelkar Surpanakha (lit.) means she whose fingernails are like winnowing fans. Panchavati in Dandakaryana is the important place where Lord Rama made abode during his 14 years of exile. This is the place where Surpanakha, (daughter of Vishrava and Kaikashi) fell in love with Lord Rama. When he turned her down she was enraged and had brother Khar and Dushan attack Rama who killed them in subsequent battles. Lakshmana cut the nose of Surpanakha as wished by the King Rama and the city was named Nashik. It is said that Nashik was known by different names in different YUGAS. It was known as Padmanagar in Satya Yuga, Trikantaka in Treta Yuga, Janasthana in Dwapar Yuga and Nashik in Kali Yuga. During Mughal period it was known as Gulshanabad. The most important significance of the place is that Kumbh Mela is conducted at Nashik once in 12 years (out of four places in Maharashtra). Shri Subbaraman Sir's comments on 'NOSE KNOWS' were quite interesting. Nose is the first thing you put forth and often the first thing people notice. Nose can be elegant, striking, strong, memorable, arresting or unique . Big noses display proud heritage and are classical." 2) R Jayakumar Music : Original and its variants... I felt happy to note Mr Rajendran's comment on my reactions to the daily Music in the Collage. I listen to the song once and if, during the course of the day anytime I find the song giving some meaning to life, I try to respond. I love listening to film songs and admiring the beauty of the nature in any form, but am a very bad singer or poet. Today's song ' Chawdavi ka Chand Ho' is also about admiring one element of the the nature, the full moon, by comparing it to the face of a woman.. Every poet, every lover likes to compare the face of the lady he admires to that of the full moon. In fact moon is the subject of innumerable film songs in Tamil and Hindi, either to compare it's beauty to that of the lover or to send emotional messages to her through the moon which sailing in the night's clouds. As I have not learnt proper Hindi I can not grasp the proper meaning of lyrics. Today's link to the song did not open to the original song. I found a lady singing it as a Ghazal. All old hit songs are now presented by various artists in a new form, calling it a rap song or a remix song or a Ghazal or whatever they name it. But the original is always the original. They are copied for their special quality. The song 'Chawdavi ka Chand Ho' from the film of the same title is a masterpiece and a memorable song by Mohamad Rafi filmed on Guru Dutt and tuned by the great music director Ravi. It belongs to the Black and White era when most of the films were shot in studios. The moon and the sky were also studio made. May be because if the original moon is shown it will beat even the grace and beauty of Waheeda Rehman's face ..! R Jayakumar" 3) PKK Nair "I must congratulate Collage for giving us a rare chance for hearing a magnificently thoughtout discourse on the Upanishads by Swami Sarvapriyananda." B Law Collage 1) S Thyagarajan The Law of Wasted Efforts Do you know that lions only succeed in a quarter of their hunting attempts - which means they fail in 75% of their attempts and succeeds in only 25% of them. Despite this small percentage shared by most predators, they don't despair in their pursuit and hunting attempts. The main reason for this is not because of hunger as some might think but it is the understanding of the “Law of Wasted Efforts” that have been instinctively built into animals, a law in which nature is governed. Half of the eggs of fish are eaten... half of the baby bears die before puberty... most of the world's rains fall in oceans... and most of the seeds of trees are eaten by birds. Scientists have found that animals, trees, and other forces of nature are more receptive to the law of "wasted efforts". Only humans think that the lack of success in a few attempts is failure... but the truth is that: we only fail when we "stop trying". Success is not to have a life free of pitfalls and falls... but success is to walk over your mistakes and go beyond every stage where your efforts were wasted looking forward to the next stage. If there is a word that summarizes this world, it will simply be: continue all over again. Be Inspired ! C United Nations https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/indias-un-journey-from-outlier-to-the-high-table/article32932905.ece D Honoured The Unsung Indian* ------------------- Remdesivir has been making the news of late as a drug to be used in the treatment or at least mitigation of symptoms arising from Covid-19. However, not many know of the back story of the drug, its discovery and name. Remdesivir is developed by Gilead Science, a pharmaceutical based in Foster City, California. The drug was developed by a team led by Czech scientist Tomas Cihlar primarily for treatment of Ebola Virus. Not many know of the story behind the development and naming of this drug. It is actually named after Ramesh E.M. Desigan, the lead scientist in the team of Tomas Cihlar. Ramesh hails from Rasipuram near Salem in Tamil Nadu. Coming from a poor family, Ramesh received a scholarship to study at Madras Christian College, followed by a PhD in Pharmacology from JNU, New Delhi. In 2002 Ramesh moved to California to work for Gilead sciences and was instrumental in identifying the viral pathways that could be blocked by anti-viral drugs. Initially called Ebpantuvir, the name was changed in honor of the inventor of the drug to REMDesiVir. Additionally in honor of this discovery Gilead donated $2 million to the Rasi international school where he did his primary education. ☀☀☀☀☀ *Forward received from Shivram Shetty Mumbai E Ramayana https://www.thehindu.com/society/faith/ramayana-the-life-saver/article32806435.ece Hanuman's love for Rama. F Quotable Quotes : Walt Whitman https://www.brainyquote.com/lists/authors/top-10-walt-whitman-quotes

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