Warrier's Collage 26122020

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE December 26, 2020 Saturday The Other India https://youtu.be/S1sZNbRH2N8 (Himalayan Swami) 🙏 M G Warrier Today in Collage A Interaction B. Book Review C Current Affairs D Readers' Contribution E Blogs & Links F Leisure: G Quotes: Looking Backward Thought for the Day* "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gail Devers (Yolanda Gail Devers is an American retired track and field athlete. A two-time Olympic champion in the 100 meters for the USA, her 1996 win made her only the second woman to successfully defend an Olympic 100m title. She won a third Olympic gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay in 1996. ) *For more quotes, open the link at G A Interaction 1) V T Panchapagesan Chennai "GnAna or Knowledge lies in recognizing , in remembering and in being Aware of the one Reality in the kaleidoscope patterns of life.. Seeing unity in diversity. Observing the play of the one manifest divinity In the manifest phenomena of this world... The scriptures declare that Divinity lies within us.. Let us keep our thoughts in our divine centre while we function with our Physical body, mind and intellect... Ignorance clouds the divinity within us. It obscures the consciousness of Our supreme self. It distorts our vision of Reality.. Ignorance manifests In us as doubts and indecisions, misconceptions and misgivings.., Thoughts and ideas of this mundane world we live in... It keeps our mind wavering and wandering at all times. To stabilize the mind And apply it for a higher plane, we must feed with knowledge........🙏 Be Well, V. T. Panchapagesan 2) . K Ramasubramanian Mumbai "Happy Christmas to all in Collage" RAMASUBRMANIAN 3) Spelling Yesterday, under Interaction, Collage spelt Sarpal's name wrongly. Sorry-Warrier B. Book Reviews 1) Wild Himalaya book review: In High Places | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express" https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/books/wild-himalaya-book-review-in-high-places-6123392/lite/ 2) Nice Guys Finish Second* Captivating recall - Society & The Arts News - Issue Date: Apr 30, 1997" https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/society-the-arts/books/story/19970430-book-review-of-b-k-nehru-nice-guys-finish-second-831301-1997-04-30 *Included finding a reference to the book in Sitendra Kumar's message C Current Affairs 1) Economic Recovery gaining momentum Economic revival beating predictions: RBI bulletin: https://thg.page.link/qLzbjbtrtxgL2bps5 2) India’s Global Himalayan wins UN award for efforts to fight climate change amid Covid-19 - india news - Hindustan Times" https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-s-global-himalayan-expedition-wins-un-award-for-efforts-to-fight-climate-change-amid-covid-19/story-OKgkBK1D69tdQdU4qnAOqL_amp.html D. Readers' Contribution 1) We are, what we think!: M G Warrier "We are, what we think!" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/we-are-what-we-think-27962/ E. Blogs and Links 1) Over to Himalayas on a Two-wheeler https://youtu.be/hfsaDwY3ePE 2) Kathakali Kalyanasougandhikam’ highlights the fine classicism of Kathakali: https://thg.page.link/BEKtSw1ip3rUTbR77 Excerpts: "Hanuman finds his quietude broken. Unexpectedly. A self-search into the reasons is essayed through high-vibrancy mudras. The Ram-bhakt realises an invasion is on, and the man approaching his idyllic territory is Bhima. The ensuing encounter is dramatic: the club-wielding Bhima seeks to shove ‘a doddering ape’ out of his way, but fails. Hanuman soon reveals his identity, and the dizzy younger half-brother is pleasantly surprised. They hug, chat and part, with Bhima having now got guidance on where to find the fragrant flowers that had enchanted his wife." Watch this video: https://youtu.be/49lTzt1cZgI F. Leisure: Real India *Someone had been to Ladakh for a week long family trip. Their local driver was a 28-year old chap named Jigmet. Jigmet's family consists of his parents, wife & two small girls!* *This was the conversation with Jigmet, during their journey in deep Himalayan Ranges!* *Prashant -: At the end of this week tourist season in Ladakh will end. Are you planning to go to Goa, the way Nepali workers from Hotels do?* *Jigmet -: No, I am local Ladakhi, so I won't go any where in winter!* *Prashant -:What work will you do in winter?* *Jigmet -: Nothing, will sit quietly at home (chuckles & winks!)* *Prashant -: For six months, up to next April?* *Jigmet -: I have one option for working. It's to go to Siachen!* *Prashant: Siachen? What will you do there?* *Jigmet -: Work as Loader for Indian Army!* *Prashant -: You mean, you will join Indian Army as Jawan?* *Jigmet -: No, I have crossed the age limit to join the Army. This is a contract job for Indian Army. With my few friends, also drivers, I will travel 265 kilometers to Siachen Base Camp! My medical examination will be done there to check, if I am fit enough for this job. If I am declared fit, then Army will issue us uniforms, shoes, warm clothing, helmets, etc, We will have to walk up mountains for 15 days to reach Siachen. There is no motorable road to reach Siachen. We will work there for 3 months!* *Prashant -: What work will you do?* *Jigmet -: It is of loader. To carry load on our back from one Chowky to other in Siachen. All supplies are airdropped there. We do the job of picking it up & carry it to Chowkies!* *Prashant -: Why doesn't the Army use Mules or vehicles for shifting of loads?* *Jigmet -: Siachen is a glacier. Trucks or other vehicles will not work there. Ice scooters make too much sound, which will attract attention from enemy around there. Use of vehicle will result in firing from other side! We go out in the middle of night, generally around 2 am & pick up loads silently & bring back to barracks. We can't even use a torch. Mules or horses cannot be used because at the altitude of 18,875 feet, in winter temperatures of minus 50 degrees no animal will survive!* *Prashant -: How can you lift load on your back where oxygen levels are low?* *Jigmet -: We carry maximum 15 kgs at a time & we work maximum for 2 hours in a day. Rest of the time is for recouping!* *Prashant -: That is very risky!* *Jigmet -: Many of my friends died there. Some of them fell in bottomless crevisses. Some got shot down by enemy bullets. The biggest danger we have in Siachen is of frost bites, but it's rewarding, We are paid Rs 18,000- per month. Since all expenses are taken care of, we can save around Rs 50,000- in these three months. This money is precious for my family, for my daughter's education.& finally I have feeling that I am serving the Indian Army, which means my nation!* *The value of money & the life we have can be better understood after this exchange. *Do not forget to share this with your children. Let them realise the value of hard earned money!* *Totally humbling!* G Quotes Quotes About "Attitude To Be More Positive" https://www.keepinspiring.me/20-positive-attitude-quotes/


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