Warrier's Collage: 19012021

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE Tuesday Special: January 19, 2021 Tuesday World Religion Day (17th January, 2021)" https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/religion-day/ January 17, 2021 was observed as World Religions Day πŸ™ Good Morning πŸ™ Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 A Quote for the day: "The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society." -Daisaku Ikeda (Daisaku Ikeda is a Japanese Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and nuclear disarmament advocate. He has served as the third president and then honorary president of the Soka Gakkai, the largest of Japan's new religious movements) More quotes at G B Interaction 1) GenNext responds to my 2010 article. This link was shared in Collage on Monday: https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2010/feb/22/my-childhood-days-inside-a-temple-133575.amp "After reading this , My friend Kris Iyer, the author, was saying you should write your memoirs with the story of your life and glorify it to make it a sellable fiction. But, I wonder how come they didn’t mention name with the article!" -Kiran Warrier ( My response: "The New Indian Express paid me Rs500 for the article when a gram of gold was available @1700. Equal to present Rs1500. For my first article published in BPositive-Apollo Group of Hospitals- I received Rs2 per word (Rs 4k plus for the article about Retirement Homes) I think I have included the article in my book "Scrambled Monologues" published by Kindle Direct Publishing. Will check. Couldn't locate my copy. On the basis of my messages in RBI Retirees' Groups, a friend said he was attempting to write my biography!") Kiran's friends commented: "What a tough life the family must have led and yet have the determination & courage to build a life ground up- hats off! . Very inspiring War..regards to uncle πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸΌ" -Vikram Anand who is running his own business Farmguru "Far out man...getting goosebumps" -Krish Iyer, Author, teacher and entrepreneur. More like this: "Difficult times that generation had. My grandfather was also priest , my dad was 7th kid..becoz he studied hard could get into Bangalore Medical College. Whenever we used go to village people could treat me nicely, doctor's kid..ha ha.. Dad was probably one of the first doctors of my village" "πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»Fantastic read !" "What drive & determination. Inspirational !" "Amazing!!! Hats off!" "Nice story.." "Nicely written, 10 years back!" "Agree. That generation witnessed war, famine, instability but no dearth of determination or happiness" " Happiness was derived from simple stuff and family / community values. We live in a farcical world of instant gratification and extreme self-centredness." (Thank you all. Copied some of the responses here to share the comfort that Collage is well-received across generations πŸ™) C Reader's Contribution V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram "Kathilola?" Kunchan Nambiar is the humourist non-pareil in Malayalam literature. Unnayi Warrier is revered as one of the greatest story writers of 'kathakali', a colourful performing art, special to Kerala. Both were contemporaries in the 18th century and were thick friends. Together they used to go for bath in the temple pond. One day, while returning after bath, they saw two beautiful women on their way to the pond. One of them was obviously the helper as she was carrying bathing things such as thaali (to remove oil from the skin, especially from the hair). Warrier commented: "Kathilola" (Good ear ornaments they wear. 'Kaathu' in Malayalam means ear and 'ola' was the ear ornaments of aristocratic Kerala womenfolk in those days) To this Nambiar added: "Nallathaali" (The thaali is also good) Both of them smiled. The young women too, who heard the comments, were happy. But the intentions were not that innocent. In Sanskrit, what Warrier said was actually a question :"Kaa athilola?" (Who is the better looking of the two?). Nambiar's answer was: "Nallathu aali "(The helper is the better one). This double-meaning anecdote that went into history was possible because both of them possessed good Wernicke's area in their brains. It is located on the left side of the temporal lobe in the human brain and was discovered by Carl Wernicke, a German physician who lived in the second part of the 19th century. Metaphorical use of words that enriches all languages is not possible without the Wernicke's area functioning properly. For instance, if you tell a person with a defective Wernicke's area the proverb "All that glitters is not gold" he will grasp only the superficial meaning of it and not the real content. D MG Warrier : Nostalgia My post at www.warriersblog.com on August 9, 2014: Copied below is my article published in The New Indian Express (Timeout, 2009): WE NEED TO TEACH THEM WHAT MATTERS The ancestral wisdom that we senior citizens have inherited down the generations is something that children growing up today just don’t get opportunity to take advantage of. I was sharply reminded of this the other day when I faced a battery of questions from my grandson, while walking with him in the garden. His doubts ranged from why one cannot straight climb to the top of the coconut tree, to why the butterfly wants to enjoy honey direct from the flowers, instead of coming to the kitchen for milk! As a child, I traveled with my father much less than this three-and-a-half-year-old has already done with his parents so far. But my father spent much more time with me. The difference is attributable to the progress made by the world in the last 60 years or so. When I was hanging to my father’s fingers or even enjoying a ride on his shoulders, my thoughts were not polluted by the ghastly memory of the previous night’s cartoon or movie on television. And my dad didn’t have a mobile or transistor radio pouring FM music into his ears. He didn’t have to drive in a traffic jam in Mumbai’s highways while answering client’s queries on the mobile! Depending on the length of the journey, my father used to tell me long or short stories, which included episodes from the Ramayana, the Mahabharatha and the adventures of Siva and his kids, besides anecdotes from the lives of my dad’s friends and neighbors. My children too were lucky to stay with their parents (who were still enjoying the fruits of the fight for an eight hour day and weekend holidays) till their late teens. The day my son joined a professional course in a far off college and I was traveling back after leaving him in the college hostel, the thought that we would not be sharing the day’s experiences at the dining table from that day, made me sad. Suddenly an idea came to my mind. I decided to write regular letters to him. From the next week, till he completed the course, I wrote, on an average, six letters a month. I didn’t write anything of my own, beyond the bare minimum to convey news in the family and neighborhood or enquire about his well-being. I stuffed the letters with quotes from the day’s newspaper or a magazine or a book I was fortunate to lay my hands on. Tata, Vivekananda, Nehru, Gandhi, Shankaracharya, EMS Namboothiripad, all shared my pages. Much later, in one of my letters I deliberately squeezed in some of my own thoughts also. I quote: “The strength or the power that has taken me so far is the faith in myself or the greater existence of which I am an integral part, which was more than fortified and supported by an abundance of good luck. Faith in oneself and good luck can keep one going and life is all about living each moment to the satisfaction of oneself. “God, Vedas and Upanishads and the social systems and scriptures are all man-made to make existence meaningful. Whether God created the Universe or man deified the energy, power and resources, either way the purpose was to generate sustainable happiness. “Having said this, none of the great gods or greater humans have enjoyed their being more than a farmer or a tailor or a blacksmith or a fisherman or a circus clown or a pujari who lived their lives one breath at a time and never bothered about what happened around, above, below, or before or after.” **** **** *** E Blogs & Links "Animation: Popularity and Impact" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/priyankarajkhowa/animation-popularity-and-impact-29057/ Posted online comments: interesting and insightful. i recommend this piece to my generation -pre-independence-born. time is moving fast. but changes are moving faster. 2020 was, though not very welcome, a break, when many of us looked back and found that our generation has a lot to regret. no, i\'m not referring to narrow personal issues. as a people, we didn\'t use the lessons of two world wars to our advantage, we didn\'t manage our resources well, the rich focused on becoming powerful, the powerful tried to become rich. in the process poor remained where they were. we have a lot to answer to the generation of this blogger. happy to find the \"stop, look, proceed\" is happening. maybe 2020 impact!' F Leisure "Consultant Jokes at WorkJoke.com - Profession Jokes" http://www.workjoke.com/consultants-jokes.html G Resource Quotes - BrainyQuote" https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/resource-quotes

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