Warrier's Collage December 23, 2020

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE Merry Christmas December 23, 2020 Wednesday There will be no regular issue of Collage on 24 & 25, December 2020 Good Morning 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier Today in Collage A Interaction B. Book Review C Current Affairs D Readers' Contribution E About Blogs F Leisure: G Quotes: Looking Backward Thought for the Day* "Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who's looking back at you. And you can only do that if you're being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single day to write that story of your life." -Aaron Rodgers *For more quotes, open the link at G A Interaction 1) D Subbarao Social Capital* Referring to "Relevance of Social Capital"(See E1) "You are like Ekalavya. Learnt it all yourself but are attributing it to a non-existent Guru. Thank you anyway and best regards. Thought you will enjoy reading this on social capital: "Time spent in the pub is a wise investment" https://amp.ft.com/content/ab4ba0e2-33bf-4acc-ab10-d1eca7bce700 (Read the article. Sharing here-Warrier) 2) V R Chittanandam Cheñnai "I am dumbfounded by the writing of Shri Babusenan on Einstein. It is very difficult, requires in-depth knowledge and a good command over the English language, choosing the right word at the right place. Shri Babusenan possesses these qualities in abundance. His articles are enlightening. I am sharing this with all my contacts. Regards, Chittanandam" (Tips for those wanting to improve their writing skills: "5 Ways of Improving Writing Skills" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/chriscribble/5-ways-of-improving-writing-skills-19107/ ) 3) S K Gupta Panchkula "Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's 'Quote for the day' about the Rights and Duties of every Indian Citizen is seldom taken in its true spirit. Don't most of us, usually insist on the exercise of our own fundamental rights but conveniently forget about the fulfillment of our associated duties therewith, despite the same being the two sides of the same coin. Moreover, it was nice to learn that Sanskrit (Devbhasha) is world's oldest language and everything else followed it later. Leisure: Prophecy about the telephone reportedly made by one Irish American in the year 1953 seems to have come true. What else could explain the fact that with the advent of the cell phone's era, the people around the world have come unimaginatively closer to each other. In fact, we are, so conveniently carrying the entire world in this tiny instrument, nowadays. Hats off to that gentleman." B Book Review 1) LOOKING BACK AT 'LOOKING BACKWARD': "WE HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE AND IT DIDN'T WORK - The New York Times" https://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/17/books/looking-back-at-looking-backward-we-have-seen-the-future-and-it-didn-t-work.html 2) Discovery of India The Discovery of India, Jawaharlal Nehru | by Pkumar Sachin | Medium" : A recent review https://medium.com/@pkumar.sachin07/book-review-the-discovery-of-india-jawaharlal-nehru-9e5f00e3fa6b Review of an old book in the new context. 3) Reader's Digest Remembering Readers Digest" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/Citycitybangbang/remembering-readers-digest/ Nostalgia C Current Affairs 1) Legion of Merit Award "US president Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi - world news - Hindustan Times" https://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/us-president-trump-presents-legion-of-merit-to-pm-modi/story-xNqBlK6CLMBZGRT6JCH2qO_amp.html Excerpts: " Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given the award in recognition of his steadfast leadership and vision that has accelerated India’s emergence as a global power and elevated the strategic partnership between the United States and India to address global challenges." 2) Without Reserve* Current issue of Without Reserve has included the following: a) On pages 9/10 Shri P P Ramachandran (Retd) reminisces about the iconic character from Agatha Christie’s novels,’ Hercule Poirot’ who recently turned 100! (PPR has shared the article with his contacts and RBI Retirees' Group) b) On page 110: " The Notion Press, Chennai have published a book "Restoring Trust in Governance" by Shri M G Warrier (Retd) on November 6, 2020. It is a book essentially putting together his recently published articles concerning the Bank and India's economic growth and related recent developments." (Many Thanks to RBI and Team Without Reserve-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 *Thanks to S K Gupta for sending soft copy of WR -Warrier 3) AMU centenary event | Politics can wait, but development of country cannot: PM Modi: https://thg.page.link/u9NuPzJmESQQgWQv5 Excerpts: "The prime minister said that the country is moving on a road where nobody would be discriminated because of his religion. He added that every resource that belongs to the country, belongs to each countryman." (Very relevant thoughts in the context of recent interpretations in some quarters about resources management-Collage 🙏) D Readers' Contribution Name & Fame* Name as the gateway to fame RK Saboo When I first visited the US in 1964, the film Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, was very popular. The role of the ‘Elephant Boy’ was played by Sabu. So, whenever I introduced myself to people, the next question inevitably was, “Are you related to Sabu, the Elephant Boy?” This was so unfailing that I decided to change my introduction to “I am Saboo, and no, I am not related to the Elephant Boy.” A close friend, author of a weekly bulletin, writing about me inadvertently, spelled my name “Sabu”. She realised the faux pas and apologised, despite my telling it was not an issue. Names of persons follow different traditions. In North India, we are most familiar with the system of a first name followed by a surname. However, in many communities in South India, the second name is the given name, and the first is that of the father. So, naturally, both the first and the given names change with each generation. Sometimes, the name of the native place and that of the grandfather is added, making names long, and the need to use multiple initials. Long names are also common in Hispanic America. I had a friend in Brazil — Paulo (his given name), followed by Viriato (his mother’s), Corrêa (his father’s) and then da Costa (his village). Introducing was always an amusing and time-consuming experience. Like clothes, names too tend to be in or out of fashion. In my generation, names like Usha, Prem, Raj, Dharam were common. In a dipstick study done at a local school, I found that 25 years ago, the five most popular names for girls were Neha, Sugandha, Shikha, Isha and Priyanka. But not even one of them is in the top five today — the most popular now are Mehak, Ananya, Khushi, Nishtha and Gunjan. For those interested, the most fashionable names among teenage boys appear to be Aditya, Arnav, Armaan, Dhruv and Raghav. Changing name trends are probably explained by the desire among parents to find uncommon names for their children. Sometimes they go overboard. Bishan Singh Bedi, our legendary spin bowler, named his first son Gavasinder, after his equally famous contemporary Sunil Gavaskar. I am sure it remains unique even today. And I cannot forget that in 1979, when debris from the crashing satellite Skylab threatened areas across Asia, a child in Patiala was named Skylab Singh. He made all the headlines. But I read later that he wasn’t unique; a child in Thailand shared this funny name. And then there are pseudonyms. Writers, artists and actors seem to adopt them the most. I can only imagine that it is because the new names are considered luckier or better sounding. Mark Twain, the famous American author, was originally Samuel Clemens. And the name of the City Beautiful’s architect was Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, before he moved to Paris from Switzerland and became Le Corbusier. *Forward received from Sitendra Kumar New Delhi E Blogs & Links 1) About My Blogs: M G Warrier Copied below is a link to my latest Blog Post @ WarriersViews, Times of India. Relevance of Social Capital: M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/relevance-of-social-capital-28490/ Since I started WarriersViews in November 2019, this is perhaps my 75th Blog Post at Times of India. I find it easier to blog than converting my random responses into any other format (letters, online comments, articles etc) acceptable to the mainstream media. My own Blog www.warriersblog.com is more than a decade old now with posts and cumulative page views having crossed 3 lakhs. Currently, monthly pageviews are on an average 6k plus. Thank you, readèrs-Warrier 2) Birdwatching "My Miss KD" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/dream-warrior/my-miss-kd-28454/ Posted online comments: birdwatching is interesting hobby. during 1950\'s a birdwatcher (induchoodan) introduced a new bird every week in mathrubhumi weekly. in mumbai flats, crows, parrots and pegeons know the windows behind which their friends/annadaatas stay. interesting article' F Leisure 2020* Points to Ponder as 2020 draws to a close 1. The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner. 2. 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people. 3. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors! 4. This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came to my house & told my dog.... We had a good laugh. 5. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom. 6. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands? 7. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are! 8. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator. 9. I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the Backyard. I’m getting tired of the Living Room. 10. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller with a mask on and ask for money. *Forward received from A P Ramadurai G Looking Back Quotes: Looking Back Quotes - BrainyQuote" https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/looking-back-quotes

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