Warrier's Collage 18122020: Justice Delayed

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE December 18, 2020 Friday Interview https://youtu.be/65r3kRNiS5o (Justice V R Krishna Iyer ) Good Morning "Your energy and enthusiasm in engaging in contemporary issues is really impressive. It is efforts like this that build social capital." Quoted above is an excerpt from D Subbarao's message. Shared this here because, though this daily message still retains the title "Warrier's Collage", it's you who are deciding its daily Menu by sharing ideas and contributing write-ups. My role is very limited. For example, today's theme originated from submitted version of a Hindu article received from V R Chittanandam. Collage will revisit the idea of social capital ASAP. 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier Restoring TRUST in Governance : India's 2020's Challenge https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08NT36GB2/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_hBmYFb7PBYR0M Today in Collage: A Current Affairs B Interaction C Justice Delayed D Readers' Contribution E Blogs and Links F Leisure: G Quotes: Justice Denied Thoughts for the Day** "Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." -Frederick Douglass **For more quotes, open the link at G A Current Affairs Subbarao's perception https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/policy/rbi-has-preserved-financial-stability-of-economy-during-covid-crisis-says-subbarao/articleshow/79764496.cms And advice: Don’t waste this crisis, use ‘act of God’ as opportunity: Ex-RBI governor D Subbarao’s advice to FM - Business News" https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/business/story/don-t-waste-this-crisis-use-this-act-of-god-as-opportunity-ex-rbi-governor-d-subbarao-s-advice-to-fm-1750400-2020-12-17 B Interaction 1) C V Subbaraman Mysuru A talk on the Universe is simply fantastic. Considering the unimaginable size of the universe, we should all feel so much humbled coming from the realization that we individual persons are now so much immature, insignificant and with impoverished intelligence even as many of us consider ourselves as "educated and intelligent" with bolstered universal size of Ego within our tiny self that we should all be ashamed of ourselves at such arrogant imagination about ourselves. If we choose to free ourselves from such false sense of Ego, the world around us, which looks to our eyes so vast, which is virtually so tiny as compared to the universe, should make wonderful place to live for so many "years" of our life time, sans the emotions of hatred, suspicion, jealousy, covetousness, enmity, cruelty, dishonesty, bias, prejudice, untrustworthiness, fear, lust and cowardice. In such life-space which would be seen by ourselves as not longer than a water bubble's life on the vast ocean, devoid of all these emotions, there will be vast space for love,compassion, sympathy, kindness and affection, for all fellow beings in and around us. Life today in the vast space of Time, when we are able to see today the outer universal space only as it existed two or three million years ago and not as it exists in "our today" we have no justification for considering ourselves as the most perfect or intelligent or rational living beings in the universe. Such recognition will lead us all to the realisation of our prayers: Asatho maa Sad Gamaya, Thamaso Maa Jyotirgamaya! I have however one doubt*. How do we know that the Universe is ever expanding? Subbaraman *R Narayanan's response (with inputs from Dr Anand Narayanan) Thank you for your kind and encouraging words about the presentation. 🙏🏾 "How do we know the universe is ever expanding? This is known by measuring the speed of galaxies in the universe. Sitting here in Milky Way, when one measures the speed of galaxies, one finds that the vast majority of galaxies are receding from us with large speeds. This implies the universe is not static, but expanding. The expansion is understood and interpreted as an expansion of space itself. An analogy is, consider dots on a balloon. As the balloon inflates, all dots will move further and further away from each other. Three dimensional space is analogous to the surface of the balloon, and the dots on the balloon are galaxies in this universe. As space expands, galaxies will also move away from each other." This is the clarification Ananad has given on the query raised by Shri C.V.Subbaraman Sir. In the concluding portion of his comments. (Collage is indebted and grateful to readers who add value to its content-Warrier) 2) V N Kelkar Ref: Useful Links: BG Ch.5, verses 3 to 7 I am sharing a story which explains the concept of teachings of verse 3 of chapter 5 of Bhagwat Geeta. ज्ञेयः स नित्यसंन्यासी यो न द्वेष्टि न काड़्क्षति । निर्व्दन्व्दो हि महबाहो सुखंबन्धात् प्रमुच्यते ।। JNEYAH SA NITYA SANYASI YO NA DVESHTI NA KANKSHATI । NIRDVANDVO HI MAHABAHO SUKHAM BANDHAT PRAMUCHYATE ।। Translation: The karma yogis, who neither desire nor hate anything, should be considered always renounced. Free from all dualities, they are easily liberated from the bonds of material energy. Commentary: Karma yogis continue to discharge their worldly duties while internally practising detachment. Hence they accept both positive and negative outcomes with equanimity, as the grace of God. The Lord has designed this world so beautifully that it makes us experience both happiness and distress for our gradual elevation. If we continue to lead our regular lives and tolerate whatever comes our way, while happily doing our duty, the world naturally pushes us towards gradual spiritual elevation. There is a sweet story that illustrates this concept. There was once a piece of wood . It went to sculptor and said, "Can you please make me beautiful ?" The sculptor said, "I am ready to do that. But are you ready for it ?" The wood replied, "Yes, I am also ready." The sculptor took out his tools and began hammering and chiseling. The wood screamed, " What are you doing ? Please stop ! This is so painful. " The sculptor replied wisely. "If you wish to be beautiful, you will have to bear the pain." "All right ", said the wood, " Go ahead and do it. But please be gentle and considerate." The sculptor continued his work. The wood kept screaming. "Enough for to-day; I can't bear it any further. Please do it tomorrow. " The sculptor was undeterred in his task, and in a few days the wood was transformed into a beautiful deity, fit to sit on the altar of the temple. In the same way our hearts are rough and unfinished because of endless lifetimes of attachment in the world If we wish to become internally beautiful, we must be willing to tolerate pain and let the world do its job of purifying us. So Karma yogis work with devotion, are equipoised in the results, and practise attaching their mind to God. Thanks and regards for your everyday magnanimous task of composing Collage and circulating it for the benefit of the group. VNKelkar C Justice Delayed 1) M G Warrier 2013 Fast-track justice? The judiciary needs to do more" https://www.moneylife.in/article/fast-track-justice-the-judiciary-needs-to-do-more/31139.html 2). Law and disorder : 2020 https://thg.page.link/sFGrM3fXXbWD6znGA 3) Book Review Constitutional dynamics - frontline" https://frontline.thehindu.com/books/constitutional-dynamics/article5284737.ece/amp D Readers' Contribution 1) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Albert Einstein and the Royalty Royalty nowhere is likely to choose scientists, especially the abstract variety, for friendship. Of course, there were exceptions and one among these was the life-long friendship that blossomed between the king and queen of Belgium and Albert Einstein. King Albert and Queen Elizabeth adored him from a distance and they, in 1929, extended an invitation to him to visit the palace in Laeken. This visit caused some funny incidents which would never have happened if the visitor was anyone other than Einstein. The Queen had instructed the royal chauffeur to pick him up from the Laeken railway station. The poor man failed to recognize Einstein. How could anyone blame him for this lapse when the royal guest came out from a third-class compartment, shabbily dressed, holding a violin case close to his chest,.and walked hurriedly to the exit gate? The chauffeur went back and reported that the guest didn't come by the train. Meanwhile, Einstein, after getting out of the railway station, stepped into a small cafe and requested the use of the telephone. Taking up the receiver, he called the palace and asked those at the reception to connect him to the Queen. The man at the cafe counter, who overheard him, got upset. Taking him to be a mad fellow, he immediately alerted the police. They, in turn, contacted the palace after some initial hesitation. From the description of the person, the Queen was convinced that he was Einstein himself and quickly made arrangements to bring him to the palace. Thanking him for the visit, the Queen wrote to Einstein thus: "It was unforgettable for me when you came down from your peak of knowledge and gave me a tiny glimpse into your ingenious theory. "Obviously, she was referring to the famous "Theory of Relativity". 2) YOUR 2nd HEART* Keep Walking! The calf muscle in your legs is your second heart. Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood, right? But did you know that your body has a second blood pump? It’s your calf muscles! That’s right, the calf muscles in your legs are your second heart! The human body is engineered such that when you walk, the calf muscles pump venous blood back toward your heart. The veins in your calf act like a reservoir for blood your body does not need in circulation at any given time. These reservoir veins are called _muscle venous sinuses._ When the calf muscle contracts, blood is squeezed out of the veins and pushed up along the venous system. These veins have one-way valves which keep the blood flowing in the correct direction toward the heart, and also prevent gravity from pulling blood back down your legs. Walking or running enables your foot to play a major role in the pumping mechanism of the calves. The foot itself also has its own (smaller) venous reservoir. During the first motion of taking a step, as you put weight on your foot, the foot venous reservoir blood is squeezed out and ‘primes’ the calf reservoir. Then, in the later stages of a step, the calf muscle contracts and pumps the blood up the leg, against gravity. The valves keep the blood flowing in the right direction and prevents gravity from pulling the blood right back down. Thus, when you are immobile for long periods of time (sitting in an airplane, car seat, or chair for hours) your calf muscle is not contracting much and the blood stagnates. That’s why walking or running is so good for overall blood circulation. It prevents blood pooling and helps prevent potentially dangerous blood clots called _deep vein thrombosis_(DVT). Another condition called _venous insufficiency, or venous reflux_ can cause blood to pool in your legs due to the failure of the valves to work properly. In this condition, the valves fail to prevent the backflow of blood down your legs. Symptoms of _venous insufficiency_ can include heavy, tired, throbbing, painful legs, ankle swelling, bulging varicose veins, cramps, itching, restless leg, skin discolouration and even skin ulceration. _Venous insufficiency_ is a very common disorder, affecting over 40 million people in the U.S. In cases when a person is even more immobile, such as laying in a hospital bed, the pooled blood can become stagnant and develop into a blood clot. This is called a _deep vein thrombosis_ (DVT). DVT can cause leg pain and swelling and is dangerous because a blood clot can break off and travel in your blood stream and get lodge in your lungs. - _By Louis Prevosti, MD_ *Forward received from R Jayakumar Mumbai E. Blogs and Links 1) Light, camera, concert: https://thg.page.link/56A14jxJg4D7FCYJA Virtual Visual Media 2) Campus Politics A case for campus politics - frontline" https://frontline.thehindu.com/other/article30217822.ece/amp/ F. Leisure 1) A Christmas Poem* T'was a month before Christmas, And all through the town, People wore masks, That covered their frown. The frown had begun Way back in the Spring, When a global pandemic Changed everything. They called it corona, But unlike the beer, It didn’t bring good times, It didn’t bring cheer. Airplanes were grounded, Travel was banned. Borders were closed Across air, sea and land. As the world entered lockdown To flatten the curve, The economy halted, And folks lost their nerve. From March to July We rode the first wave, People stayed home, They tried to behave. When summer emerged The lockdown was lifted. But away from caution, Many folks drifted. Now it’s December And cases are spiking, Wave two has arrived, Much to our disliking. It’s true that this year Has had sadness a plenty, We’ll never forget The year 2020. And just ‘round the corner - The holiday season, But why be merry? Is there even one reason? To decorate the house And put up the tree, Who will see it, No one but me. But outside my window The rain gently falls, And I think to myself, Let’s deck the halls! So, I gather the ribbon, The garland and bows, As I play those old carols, My happiness grows. Christmas is not cancelled And neither is hope. If we lean on each other, I know we can cope *Forward received from R Jayakumar 2) Secrets of longevity* These professionals live longer: Old bankers never die, they just lose their interest! Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal. Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under. Old printers never die, they're just not the type. Old tanners never die, they just go into hiding. Old wrestlers never die, they just lose their grip Old chauffeurs never die, they just lose their drive. Old archers never die, they just bow and quiver. Old actors never die, they just drop apart *Adapted from a forward received from A P Ramadurai G Quotable Quotes about Justice Delayed TOP 15 JUSTICE DENIED QUOTES | A-Z Quotes" https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/justice-denied.html

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