Warrier's Collage April 14, 2021: Vishu 2021

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE On Wednesday April 14, 2021 എല്ലാവർക്കും സുധയുടെയും എൻറെയും വിഷു ആശംസകൾ 1) Kani Kanunneram... https://youtu.be/8f_LHTfD_xo 2) Vishukkani https://www.karmakerala.com/news/2011/04/14/kerala-gets-ready-to-celebrate-vishu/ 3) Vishukkani: Malayalam Poem https://youtu.be/csXMWpWRdKQ 4) Veendum Konna Pootthu: Kavitha https://youtu.be/-Yuo8z-3aSo (Link Selection: M G Warrier Mumbai) Good Morning HAPPY VISHU and HAPPY TAMIL NEW YEAR TO ALL Nice Day M G Warrier A 1) Tamil New Year...PLAVA 14th April, 2021 is Tamil New year... Though the date may be varying in different places, New Year Is a happy year for all of us as we receive the greetings....from one and all. It is laden with sincere wishes for a better and brighter 365 days..... If we have any hope for the future, if we have any good intentions, Plainly we ought to begin ourselves a fresh beginning for a better And truer life..WITH OUR GOOD ETHICS AND HABITS... Let us wish nothing that will make the world poorer, nothing will bring pain Or privation to our fellowmen due to CORONA... We shall not dwell upon the past unhappiness, which avails us nothing And begets nothing but grief.. We will not be discouraged due to lockdown if the way is all uphill, And traveling is slow, so long as we are rising. We will do our best alienating doing our best to others beyond our Strength to perform, lest they become but shameful memories by our action.. We will try by our soothing words and deeds to show a livelier appreciation Of the good that comes our way by our cooperation in right direction Helping the Government in all possible ways.. We will strive to cultivate more intelligently the art of exhibiting by our adhering hygiene what we have forgotten ... Corona spreads, and it has to be driven out only by our action and our Resolution starting from today will pave way for a healthy NEW YEAR .. V T Panchapagesan.. 2) S K Gupta Panchkula Interestingly, today there are 12 regional festivals : 1. Gudi Padwa: Marathi 2. Baisakhi: Punjabi 3. Puthandu: Tamil 4. Bohag Bihu: Assamese 5. Pohela Boishakh: Bengali 6. Bestu Varas: Gujarati 7. Vishu: Malyali 8. Losoong: Sikkimese 9. Navreh: Kashmiri 10. Cheti Chand: Sindhi 11. Ugadi : Telugu 12. Chitra Navratri .. Marathi Thanking the almighty for all that we have in spite of the ongoing pandemic. Best wishes for all.. (Collage joins Gupta with greetings and Prayers 🙏-Warrier) B Reading Body Language* Application of Sensory Acuity and Calibration How Boris Becker’s slip of the tongue, gave Andre Agassi the upper hand in their rivalry. Becker and Agassi were great Lawn Tennis players of repute. Sometimes victory comes down to the tiniest and strangest of details. For three years, Andre Agassi agonised over what he needed to do to his game, what approach needed changing up in his quest to beat Boris Becker. Between 1988 & 1989, the pair met on three occasions, the German claiming a hat-trick of wins. While not the longest stint for any player to have gone without beating their biggest rival, competition between the pair continued to grow, the spotlight on the pair intensified and so too did Agassi’s obsession with breaking the hoodoo. And then a breakthrough! On the hard courts of Indian Wells in 1990, Agassi put a new theory to the test. A small, but ever so important observation he had made, after endless hours of watching replays of Becker in action. He watched for the German’s tongue. That’s right, his tongue!! “Becker beat me the first three times we played, because he had a serve, the type of which the game had never seen before,” Agassi told a sports channel. “I watched tape after tape of him and stood on the other side of that net three different times and I started to realise he had this weird tick thing with his tongue." “I’m not joking", Agassi explained, that just before Becker tossed the ball on his serve, he would stick his tongue out. If it went to the left of his mouth, he was serving wide towards the tramlines. If it remained in the middle, the ball was staying central. Agassi’s fortunes against Becker improved markedly, after he clocked his ‘tell’. The discovery transformed Agassi’s record against Becker. In the 11 meetings which followed, the German managed just one victory (Wimbledon semi-final 1995), before ending his career in 1999, with a 4-10 record against the American. During that time, Agassi says the biggest problem was discretion. He had to allow Becker to win certain points with his thunderous serve, in a bid to ensure “his tongue still poked out” “The hardest part wasn’t returning his serve,” Agassi said. “The hardest part was not letting him know that I knew this. So I had to resist the temptation of reading his serve for the majority of the match and choose the moment when I was going to use that information. I didn’t have a problem breaking his serve, I had a problem hiding the fact I could break it at will, I just didn’t want him keeping that tongue in his mouth.” Had their careers been aligned for longer, there is little doubt the pair would be regarded as a tennis rivalry to challenge that of Ivan Lendl & John McEnroe, Steffi Graff & Monica Seles, Federer & Nadal or Agassi’s with Pete Sampras. Becker retired seven years before Agassi and it was only once the German was firmly out of the game, that the secret was revealed. “I told Boris after he retired. I told him at Oktoberfest, we had a pint and I couldn’t help but say, “Do you know you used to do this?" He fell off the chair. “He said ‘I used to go home & tell my wife — it’s like he reads my mind’. Little did I know you were just reading my tongue’.” *Forward received through Reshmy Warrier Mumbai C New Year Celebration around the world New Year’s Eve is a time of celebrating a bygone 365 days and welcoming what lies ahead. In America, it’s marked by a big ball drop in Times Square, a kiss with your significant other when the clock strikes 12, and popped corks from bottles of champagne and wine. Everyone is in good spirits and feeling optimistic about the future. There’s no right way to celebrate auld lang syne as long as you’re making wishes and going into the new year with a positive attitude. Across the world, people of all ages want to spend this celebration with family, friends, and loved ones. Maybe you can’t afford to travel across the border or over the oceans to see these celebrations. Get your passport ready because we’re taking you to every continent to share New Year’s traditions around the world! https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/new-years-traditions-facts-around-the-world/ D New Year in India Harvest Festival is an annual celebration found at various times at different places in India. The 28 states of India celebrated its own Harvest festival, New Year and harvest festivals of Indian States celebrated on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Onam, Holi new year, Cheiraoba New Year’s Day in Manipur, Navreh in Kashmir, Maha vishuva Sankranti in Odisha, Saal Mubarak, Maithili New Year, Tulu New year, Cheti Chand and Kodava New Year. http://www.walkthroughindia.com/festivals/10-new-year-harvest-festivals-indian-states/ E VISHU IN KERALA Vishu is a Malayalees festival celebrated in Kerala usually in April which is considered as the Malayalam New year. It is celebrated with much fanfare and vigor by all communities irrespective of the religion. It is a festival of light, fireworks, decorated lighted and bursting fire crackers or Vishupadakkam. During Vishu an offering is given to the divine called the Vishukanni. http://keralatourism.guide/festivals/vishu 2) Kanikkonna IT IS UNIMAGINABLE ABOUT CELEBRATION OF Vishu without kanikonna flowers (Cassia Fistula - known as golden rain tree). kanikonna', the golden shower flowers which constitute an important part of the festival in Kerala. Once available for in plenty for people to pluck, the kanikonna is now found mostly in markets, and that too in small quantities. The Vishukanni is an important ritual of the festival. On the night before Vishu, the senior most woman in the family makes a beautiful arrangement of the yellow kanikonna flowers, fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, gold jewellery, silver coins, mirrors, lamps etc inside a bell metal vessel. The arrangement is a symbol of prosperity, and it’s the first thing every member of the family is supposed to see when they wake up in the morning. Without the kanikonna flowers, this arrangement is incomplete, and Keralites everywhere are struggling to get their hands on some of these flowers. https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/kanikonna-flower-constitutes-an-important-part-of-vishu 3) Significance of Vishu https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/vishu-2021-date-importance-significance-of-vishu-festival-7267843/ F Leisure 1) 13 Commandments* The Thirteen Commandments for Seniors…… #1 – Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice. #2 - "In Style" are the clothes that still fit. #3 – You don't need anger management. You need people to stop irritating you. #4 – Your people skills are just fine. It's your tolerance for idiots that you need to work on. #5 – The biggest lie you tell yourself is, "I don't need to write that down. I'll remember it." #6 - "On time" is when you get there. #7 – Even duct tape can't fix stupid talk – but it sure does muffle the sound. #8 – It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-free...and three sizes smaller. #9 – Lately, you've noticed people your age are so much older than you. #10 – Growing old should have taken longer. #11 – Ageing has slowed you down, but it hasn't shut you up. #12 – You still haven't learned to act your age and hope you never will. And one more [very important] #13 - One for the road" means peeing before you leave the house. And finally one shot: instead learn to love all smilingly the world would shine so bright . G Quotes about New Year https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/new-years-quotes Like: "I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something." -Neil Gaiman ( Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.) H Tribute* S Parthasarathy Iyengar passes away B S Raghavan The father of Indian Documentation, and the most respected mentor for many scientific and academic institutions, S Parthasarathy Iyengar, the 104 year old young person, peacefully passed away yesterday at Hyderabad where he was living for the last couple of months with his daughter-in-law. He was so ferocious about protecting his autonomy that he went on his own in autos, buses or by walking, refusing offers of lifts in their cars by friends. His walk was fast and brisk, and I for one could never keep pace with him. In Chennai, he lived in his ancestral house close to Sri Parthasarathy Swami temple, Tiruvallikkeni, cooking his own food, washing his own clothes, politely declining all help. He kept himself up to the minute in knowledge, technology development, governance and education by regular visits to British Council and USIS and by visiting websites and shared with friends articles and news on topics of interest by taking printouts and photocopies at his own expense and circulating them. As a member of the Governing Board of the Hindu Educational Organisation (HEO), he was engaged in a programme of induction of the pupils in nanotechnology -- for which he had a passion. He attended all meetings of the organisations he was connected with -- HEO, MOP Vaishnav College for Women, SR Ranganathan Institute of Information Studies, MOP Charities etc -- without fail and 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled time; and stayed till the end and never asked for leave of absence. He vigorously participated in the proceedings of all the organisations; for instance, his suggestions made at the last meeting he attended of the HEO a few months ago filled nearly two pages of the Minutes. One would also find him at meetings and functions on public affairs arranged by various organisations, asking probing questions at the end of the talks. He was the close associate of Sirkali Ramamritham Ranganathan, father of Library Science, and set up India's first documentation centre, Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) and was its first Director. Here was a colossus living amongst us -- unassumingly, with love and good will for all, full of bubbling energy, ever smiling, ever curious, sharp, incisive and articulate. He was my hero in touching whose feet at every opportunity I felt energised and uplifted. We will not see another like him in the foreseeable future. His life is to be celebrated as that of a renaissance person who lived life to the full in a spirit of NEVER SAY DIE. B S Raghavan *Forward received from V R Chittanandam Cheñnai (Also see: http://www.madrasmusings.com/uncategorized/100-and-still-going-strong/)

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