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Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE Wednesday February 24, 2021 Meditation with Soham https://youtu.be/z4DWF7kQ-bU (Link Selection: M G Warrier) Good Morning Have a Great Day M G Warrier M 134 Quote for the Day "This is the Advaita conclusion: "I am neither the body, nor the organs, nor am I the mind; I am Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss absolute; I am He." "To know the Atman as my nature is both knowledge and realisation. "I am He, there is not the least doubt of it." "No thought, no word, no deed, creates a bondage for me. I am beyond the senses, I am knowledge and bliss." -Swami Vivekananda A Interaction 1) Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady Medicolegal problems and Defensive Medicine. The med practice has undergone drastic changes over the years, with increasing numbers of cases against the Hospitals and caregivers, resulting in deterioration of doctor-patient relationship. Fifty years ago, the doctor was consídered, next to God, whereas now it's just the reverse ( Dog😀?) So, unfortunately, many doctors started Defensive Medicine, resulting in elaborate tests, reference to higher institutions, causing financial and emotional strain to the patient. All of us are responsible for this sorry state of affairs. An abscess-incision, suturing of a small wound, normal uncomplicated delivery, minor surgical procedures etc... which can be managed by a general practitioner, are being sent to "specialists". This cannot happen in advanced countries like Britain where you will not be able to go to a speialist, without getting reference from a GP.( except emergency and Accident). The NHS... national health service, is functioning efficiently there. Of course there are some inadequacy in their system also. For example, for elective procedures, one has to wait and wait till getting called. (This link was shared earlier. Repeating for those who skipped: https://www.moneylife.in/article/universal-healthcare-when-will-the-government-act/30971.html) 2) V S Rangasayee Mumbai It is always awe inspiring to see Konarak temple. 3) V Rangarajan Live in gratitude. When you are thankful to what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Good Morning. B Book Reviews: 1) "Freelance Jóurnalism" By Kavitha Rao and Charukesi Ramadurai EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FREELANCE JOURNALISM https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00I3VZUSK/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_M06ZHHJVHVG30V3SV46S Review @ Amazon.in A great read with lots of information. Reviewed in India on 20 September 2017 If you are into writing then read this book. Especially for the ones in freelancing. Loads of information, written in simple and plain English. A real treat! You will breeze through the content, only a few chapters are long, rest are crisp and short. The appendix has interviews of successful writers. This book deserves a lot of attention. It has helped me a lot. Kudos to the authors. Reviewed by Lipin (who purchased the book from Amazon) (Received my copy of this book from Amazon yesterday. For those who have a flare for writing and would like to share their thoughts with a larger target audience, this book will give guidance on how to make a beginning. Like spiritual pursuit, one has to find one's own way once a beginning is made. This book will help you to prepare your own "Do's and Don'ts" if you opt for freelance journalism as a hobby or a profession-Warrier) 2) "Restoring TRUST in Governance" by M G Warrier Limited-time deal: Restoring Trust in Governance: India's 2020's Challenge https://www.amazon.in/dp/1636335896/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_fabc_dlT1_QEH9FGMR4BEZGC0ACW10 Review @ Amazon.in "A book must read Reviewed in India on 2 January 2021 As the author of the book has had a vast experience in working at the top echelons of the RBI, he is able to critically examine the role and responsibilities of RBI and the changing focus needed by RBI in the present context. The book also evaluates the role of Monetary Policy Committee and the Public Sector Banks, and the need for enhancing professionalism in the banking sector .The author also describes the merits and demerits of the concept of setting up a Bad Bank to handle the issue of NPAs. Overall, those who are at the helm of finance and banking sector will find this book very thought-provoking, insightful and useful. Very well written and this book is a must read! By K.N.Pillai. C Spirituality/Faith: V T Panchapagesan Chennai Faith is a positive force enriching human lives.. One of the most authoritative dictionaries, published in 1944, carries this interesting definition of URANIUM...... A Rare, heavy, white metallic element.............It is never found Native, and has no important uses, although certain of its salts Are used as Pigments, especially in the manufacture of Glass and Porcelain.... No important uses——-this is what was written a few years ago about What is TODAY probably the most valuable metal in existence . Little did people realize then the tremendous importance of this SINGLE ELEMENT, URANIUM....Nor did they realize the worldwide Fear and awe in which the very name uranium would be held... It is wise never to judge by outward appearances.... We ought not to judge even ourselves. We may think we have No important uses. Yet all the time there are within us untapped sources of excellence Which, sparked by purpose will enable us to do tremendous things For the welfare of others and ourselves... Doubt is a negative force within us robbing of glow and meaning. Let us develop faith within us tapping the hidden force by our attitude.. V. T. Panchapagesan D Readers Write 1) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Venkulji The tendency to look back is the strongest in the sunset period of one's life. The bright spots one sees on such occasions include the memories of some school teachers who, in some way or other, influenced one's life. I too had some of whom the foremost stands Venkulji, that is, Venkulam Parameswaran who taught us Malayalam when we were preparing to bid adieu to school education. We are obliged to Venkulji not for teaching us Malayalam, which any good teacher would have done, but for instilling in us a sense of history. To prove this, I venture to pluck a few memories and place them before my dear readers. This he did, not during regular periods, but when he came as a proxy, that is, when he came in the place of teachers on leave.On one such occasion, he would tell us about the battle of Plassey fought between Robert Clive and the Nawab of Bengal in the middle of the 18 th century that changed the course of the political history of our country. The description of the battle was so vivid that we thought that it was fought in front of us! On another occasion, he would tell us about the great Revolution of 1789 that put an end to the rule of kings in France. One of the major reasons for this, he said, was that the kings and their queens had absolutely no concern for the poor. At the time of the Revolution, France was ruled by Louis 16th and his queen was Marie Antoinette. The story goes that one day, a very large crowd gathered in front of the royal palace. Hearing the commotion, the queen asked someone to find out the reason. He reported that they were poor peasants complaining that they had no bread to eat. She is supposed to have reacted thus: "If they have no bread, let them eat cakes." When the Revolution broke out, Marie Antoinette tried to escape in cognito. But she was caught at the border and brought back to Paris. Venkulj stopped the narration for a few seconds. We were waiting with bated breath. Touching his head he said: "Look here, dear boys and girls. It took many years for this hair to turn white, but in her case, it took only a single night for her hair to turn snow white." Venkulji was an ardent admirer of Napoleon. I still remember vividly how excited we were when he described Napoleon's famous escape from Elba, the Mediterranean island to which he was exiled. On sighting the army with pointed guns, he dismounted from his horse, straightaway walked towards them and said calmly: "Here I am. Kill your Emperor if you wish." Guns were lowered and all shouted in one voice: "Long live the Emperor." It was from him that we learned the famous saying of Karl Marx: "Philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it." Though we at that time ,did not fully understand it. He waxed eloquent on Lenin. All of us shed tears when he narrated the following incident: Once Lenin fell seriously ill. The doctor approached him with a medicine saying that it was recently developed in England. "Doctor, is it available in all our hospitals?" Lenin asked. "No,Sir. It is specially arranged for you", replied the doctor. "In that case, please don't give it to me." Whether this was a fact or not, it had an immense influence on the boy sitting next to me. He later became a prominent trade union leader of the communist hue. Venkulji was one of the early advocates of yoga. When he later became a college lecturer, he was the only person who cycled up to the college situated on the top of a hill. According to me, Venkulji belonged to a quite distinct genre of teachers. 2) Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai Birthday of Vishnu Sahasranama. Bhishma Ekadashi. Bhishma Ekadashi is observed in the Magha Month or Magha Masa Bhishma Ekadashi 2021 date in India is February 23. The popular belief is that the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (thousand names dedicated to Lord Vishnu) was revealed to the Pandavas on this day by Bhisma, the great grandfather in the Mahabharata. Bhishma was lying in a bed of arrows after the Great War in Mahabharat when he revealed the thousand names of Vishnu. The Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma in the presence of Lord Krishna, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that chanting and listening to Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram leads to moksha especially today. 🙏 3) S Nallasivan Hyderabad He was a very Senior Officer in the State Revenue Department awaiting anytime to be elevated to the IAS cadre through conferment channel. He had four daughters and the darling of the family a son the last one arrived after doing hard penance, visiting all those Temples that assured son including the Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameswaram. He was industrious and well connected and had vast circle of friends equally carried clout and influence in matters of every branch of the Government. During those days, when NEET Examination, leave alone the ENTRANCE was unheard of Selection to only a handful of Government Medical Colleges were through an Interview Board. Still the Father through his friends who were Selection Board Members got his elder and the second daughter admitted to the Kilpauk Medical College. By the time when his other children, two more daughters and son were to join College it was the DMK Government in power and admissions to Government Medical Colleges were auctioned for a huge price not easily affordable, Rs. One lakh, though the system of selection for admission still was through an interview Board. The Father though tried his level best, not leaving any stone unturned could get his son an admission in the Agriculture College, a small satisfaction that it too came under Professional Course of education. The other two daughters had to settle for a Degree Course in Science at the prestigious Stella Mary's College. When the time came for the daughters to be given in marriage, already two were Doctors he sought out an Orthopedic Surgeon with a Diploma for his third daughter. Though it still was causing pain in his heart that his darling son, the Prince Royal could not become a Doctor he brought a Postgraduate in Gynaecology as his daughter in Law. Now when one reckoned the tally either of the spouse in his family was a Doctor , except of course his youngest daughter who missed an admission in a Medical College by the skin of the teeth and had to settle for a Bank Clerk as Life companion. Days rolled into months and years. The elder daughter, a Doctor who was married into a wealthy Family, got her daughter admitted in the new College in the Private Sector, PSG Medical College, Coimbatore paying a hefty Capitation Fee of Rs.5 lakh. The second daughter again a Government Medical Officer herself, Got her son admitted to the upcoming Shri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur under Government quota through the State Entrance examination. When her two sisters had ventured to admit their daughter and son to Private Medical Colleges the next one followed suit and she was very rich, as her Orthopaedic Surgeon husband was minting money, of course not with a Printing press, at far of Ramanathapuram had a very roaring practice, a heaven for practising Doctors even one had just a Diploma.. Then Private Medical Colleges, then were dim a dozen and they set the trend to fix the Capitation fees of initially into a million later to multiply in crores. When the wife of the Ortho man, had to shell out Rs. 18 lakhs, and 35 lakhs respectively, for her daughter , MBBS - Rs.18 Lakh; and Rs. 35 Lakh for a Diploma in Gynecolog y at Vinayaka Mission Medical College Salem; When it came to the question of her son, Rs 35 lakh for the basic under graduate Degree MBBS and and a hopping Rs.2 crore for a M.D., in Radiology. Did we totally forget the unfortunate youngest Daughter who missed a Medical Admission by the skin of the teeth and as if add insult to injury, her father too denied her marrying a Doctor bride groom, when her immediate elder sister was blessed a union with an Ortho man, and her younger brother were given a Gynecologist to help in healing his bruise of not getting admission into a Medical College. Are we not interested in knowing the story of the youngest girl which you will find more absorbing , adventurous that showcased her resolve and determination that her only son was to take revenge against her family, yes every single one of them. Her Bank Clerk Husband unless looted the Bank Vault would not have been in apposition to offer her millions to get their son too turning in a White Coat, with a stethoscope around his neck. When she had helped her son to secure admission in the most popular and prestigious School Padma Sheshadr School, patronaged by the who is who of Politics. Big Industries, and Business including stars big and small from the tinsel town, where Capitation fees easily competed with any Medical School. But as it was the wont her husband, instead of helping his wife proved to be hindrance, a handicap, when he decided, guided by his craze for Office promotion hauled them to the Capital City of the Desert State, where good English Medium School was but one, the St.Xavier's School. The Mother saw to it that e the near miracle happened and her son was offered on a platter by the Reverend Principal, a seat in his School. When the results for the All India , CBSC conducted Medical Entrance were announce the mother was in no doubt that she along with her son would board the Grand Trunk Express to join the two Century Old Madras Medical College as an undergraduate Student. Who would have though that young lad would leave the College Campus only, after he had his MBBS, an MD., in Peadiatrics, and a Super Speciality Degree in Neonatology After joining his MBBS at Madras Medical College his position with a 10th Rank in the Rajasthan Medical entrance saw him being pestered by the famous Sawai Mansingh Medical College to join them. When he was to secure a Postgraduate Degree through various entrance examinations, he had surrendered a PG, M.S, admission for Ophthalmology at AIIMS, Delhi; a course in M.S Surgery at Post Graduate Institute Chandigarh. As he had made up his mind to study only Peadiatrics he was even prepared to join a Course of Diploma in the Subject when M.D.,/ MS in every other subject except Peadiatrics was available for him to chose. Then of course when he secured an unenviable 12th Rank in the in the entrance conducted by Tamilnadu Government he had to place himself in the waiting list . strange but true, what with 24 seats available for the Subject Peaditrics, and owed to the flawed and contemptible Reservation Policy. Of course they did not and could not stand in his way and he joined M.D in Paediatrics. Then of course there was a break in his academic pursuit when he joined at the District Head Quarters Hospital, Tenkasi. He earned a name and fame as one of the blessed young man gifted with Healing Hands. He could even raise patients in deep Coma by his dedication and Service. It was in 1911 he took the entrance examination in the Super Speciality Course in DM.and the Scheme gave option to sit for two examinations and he chose Neonatology and Neurology. He did admirably and secured a First Rank in Neonatology and 8th in Neurology, and it was obvious he settled for Neonatology. He is very happy and comfortable in the company of his preterm infants. He mad his mother proud and gained her indisputably a prominent place in her family. The old man who was fortunate to die at 90 in the midst of a crowd of Doctors, two daughters, a son-in-law, a daughter- in-law and another nine grand children, both young men and women. Two Senior General Practitioners, a Senior Ortho man, a Senior and Junior Gynecologist, a Lady Internal Medicine Doctor, two Psychiatrist with MRCP, of course the crown in the Old man's crown, the Neonatologist, A Radiologist. What more the Retired Revenue Department Old man wished for in his life? S.Nallasivan E Blogs & Links Growth mindset https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/srabanawrites/the-growth-mindset-29888/ Excerpts: "People with a growth mindset believe in opportunities, they want to try and overcome challenges, and do not mind taking up a new task. They value the process of learning, more than the result. They put all their efforts into trying to learn something new rather than hovering around their skillset. They are optimistic about learning a new skill or testing their skills which might be hidden and waiting for the right chance to show up. Once a task was given to them as a part of an assignment. On completion, some of them were appreciated as “well done! You have it in you! Way to go”. And some were applauded as, “Well done! You worked hard towards it, you deserved it!” Now, in both the cases, they were appreciated. But the students who were appreciated for the ability in the first case, believe that they are born winners. The other set, however, were appreciated for their efforts and will tend to always have self-confidence in their efforts and their hard work, which shall encourage them to take up innovative projects in the future and open the gate to the ocean of knowledge." F Leisure 1) Received from C V Subbaraman Mysuru Received in exchange from my daughter to whom I had sent some pieces from Collage earlier. Funny 🤣 Brevity is the Soul of Wit. 🤗 Enjoy these fresh two-liners with some genuine observations:- The difference between in-laws and outlaws? Outlaws are wanted. Alcohol is a perfect solvent: It dissolves marriages, families and careers. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. Archaeologist: Someone whose career lies in ruins. There are two kinds of people who don't say much: Those who are quiet and those who talk a lot. They say that alcohol kills slowly. So what? Who's in a hurry? Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive One nice thing about egoists: They don't talk about other people. Brilliant Puns: 1. A man who wants a pretty nurse, must be patient. 2. A man who leaps off a cliff, jumps to a conclusion. 3. A man running in front of a car, gets tyred; And a man running behind a car, gets exhausted. 4. War does not determine who is right. It determines who is left. 5. A man who drives like hell, is bound to get there. 6. A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger wood! 7. Toilets are a great place to think.No wonder they are called "Sochalayas".. 🤔😃 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Subbaraman 2) Facts of Life* Who are lizards? Awesome answer by a kid.... They are those poor crocodiles who forgot to have Horlicks when they were young What is a Pizza..? Awesome answer: A Pizza.. is just a ooththappa that went abroad for higher education What's the best example of "once in a lifetime opportunity?" "A mosquito sitting on your spouse's face" A little boy was in a bus eating a chocolate, then he took another one and then another ... A man next to him said, "Do you know that too much of it will damage your teeth??" The boy replied, "My grandfather lived for 132 years" The man asked , "Was it because of eating chocolate?" The boy replied, No, he was always minding his own business! Son: Dad there's a small get together at school tomorrow !!! Father: small get together.? ..how small Son: only me...you...and principal ... Digital India effect... The young boy was suffering from loose motion. He hesitated to say the word loose motion to the doctor. So he explained in new generation style. Doctor.. since morning.. unlimited free outgoing, New ringtones have also started. No balance in my stomach. If I recharge, within one minute balance becomes nil. Doc can u pls disconnect the offer!! Keep smiling and have a great day *Forward received from R Jayakumar : Caption supplied by Collage 3) Einstein's narrow escape* Presence of mind of the Chauffeur saves Einstein Many anecdotes on Einstein were recently seen in these columns. Hopefully this one was not. Just after releasing his Theory of relativity, he was keen on popularising it widely and so toured several cities and towns on his car driven always by the same chauffeur. The latter had heard so many times the lectures that he could remember the same verbatim. Once when they reached a small town not visited earlier, the chauffeur told Einstein-Sir, for a change, please let me deliver the speech. No one here has seen you before. E was reluctant first. The chauffeur insisted. E asked him some questions on the subject. The chauffeur replied correctly and E felt o.k.why not for a change. The hitch happened after the chauffeur (introducing himself as E ) finished. One of the audience raised a point for clarification. E and the chauffeur had not anticipated this. Both were baffled. But only briefly The chauffeur had presence of mind. He pointed his finger at E sitting in a back row and announced—This is such a very small point that my chauffeur here will be able to clarify Received from A P Ramadurai G Quotes about Soham/God 1) Soham http://swamivivekanandaquotesgarden.blogspot.com/2013/12/vivekananda-soham.html?m=1 2) God https://www.awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/35-inspirational-god-quotes/

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