Warrier's Collage April 28, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday April 28, 2021 Koodiyattom from Kerala 1) Drama https://youtu.be/6QqhCDW0epw 2) Introduction to Koodiyattom https://www.indianetzone.com/30/kutiyattam_kuttu_indian_theatre_form.htm#:~:text=Koodiyattam%20is%20the%20traditional%20Sanskrit,classical%20dance%20forms%20in%20Kerala. (Links Selected by: M G Warrier Mumbai ) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier M Books by M G Warrier https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier A Interaction 1) E X Joseph Atlanta US Hope all of you are fine. I hope that Mumbai is not that bad as Delhi. Hope you have got both the doses of vaccine. Well this looks like a ongoing process. Now US has agreed to release whatever Indian govt wanted and also expertise. Take care. (Thanks. Responded in a personal message. ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) 2) Subbu Sankara* About M Jesudasan OMG.. What a tragedy and sad news.. My dear most and very close friend Shri M Jesudasan is no more.. Shocking indeed to me.. Pray he would reside in the laps of Lord Jesus the rest of his existence.. My two tears and loads of condolences to his bereaved family.. I cant sleep tonight.. RIP.. (*From Group mail ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) 2) Oxygen Oxygen Crisis - Facts* Where exactly the problem is and why it will get fixed in a week. Sharing below a post from Hanuman Mal Bengani the ex CEO of Linde India. Linde is one of the largest oxygen producers in India. - - - “Having spent my life time of 45 years in oxygen industry and involved with setting up 50% of production capacities in india ( as business head of Linde) I can share few things which will probably clear some of your thoughts. First few facts 1) Industrial and medical oxygen are same product produced in same plant, stored in same tanks and filled in same cylinders. For medical oxygen the gas company just have to analyse each batch and certify. No other difference. In fact for industrial we need 99.5% pure oxygen where as for medical as per pharmocopea all over world is 93+\-3%. 2) There is absolutely no shortage of oxygen product in india. You will be surprised to know that less than 1% of oxygen production capacity is used for medical purposes. Even in corona times it may go up to three times or even 5%. But that’s it. 2) I would estimate total oxygen production capacity in india to be around 100,000 tons per day ( or may be more) and around 80% of oxygen production capacities are with steel companies where oxygen gas is produced and used in iron making as well as steel making. Yes, Relianace Jamnagar has 22000 tons per day capacity for petcoke gassification. 3) Most of captive plants are in East india, some in west ( Mumbai and Gujarat) and some in Karnataka. These plants typically produce 5-10% of product as liquid which is stored in large tanks. This liquid is used by them as back up when plant is down and also to meet peak demands. 4) There are several stand alone liquid oxygen plants owned by gas companies like Linde and Innox where they produce liquid oxygen and sell to various customers through tankers and tanks. 5) Several refillers around country buy liquid from gas companies and fill gas cylinders after vaporising liquid 6) Oxygen is generally delivered to end user by three means. Directly through pipe line from plant to end user which is say 80% of product. 15% or so is delivered in liquid form through tanks and tankers and less than 5% through cylinders *So why are we facing crisis today ?* I think combination of followings 1) Shortage of distribution assets ie road tankers, storage tanks and cylinders. Mind you these are expensive. Each road tanker costs 45 lakhs on road and a cylinder costs around 10,000 in which you sell oxygen just worth Rs 300. These assets have been built by gas companies based on normal times. There is only that much one can do with these assets 2) Logistics management. Most of Plants are located in select geographies. So distribution assets travel fair distance ( 200-1000 kms) to deliver to customer. Now even with good roads a tanker takes around 7-10 days to make a round trip and a cylinder also takes that much turn around. 3) Desire of gas companies to focus on what maximises their profits Last but not least this wave came so quick it took our government administration with pants down. Had they thought of this impending danger and prepared, a major crisis could have been avoided. But that’s easy said than done knowing our democratic set up. Now Govt are taking steps. In hindsight I think Govt could have planned followings 1) Strict advisory to gas companies to use all distribution assets for medical purpose only from day one. They could provide compensation to gas companies for this just like MSP for food grains. 2) Advise all captive plants owners not to use a drop of liquid oxygen from plant / tank for their process use until they are full. 3) Using rails to transport through green door track 4) All hospitals could have installed PSA captive plants. PMO had announced 200 crores for all district hospitals and they could have around 500 plants. In usual public sector tendering process not even 15% of that has been used 5) CEO of large hospitals are also equally responsible. When they charge such huge money from public, they should have better prepared them selves. For what they get fat salaries and bonuses. Once this crisis is over I think some heads of CEO of large hospitals must roll. *Forward received from E Madhavan Thrissur (Many Thanks. ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) B Not Cricket?: V T Panchapagesan Though I see the game, Cricket is not by and large a healthy game unlike other games. But this game is not only patronized but also played Without audience.....now. This is nothing but a big gamble which is to be kept Under check up. Medias keep their mouth shut as they open theirs Wide open only criticizing PM. This is the paradox of our living... Be Well, V. T. Panchapagesan C Leisure 1) You will walk today! And Finally a Religious Joke*: I went to a Inter-Religion Integration Seminar. The Bishop came, laid his hands on my hand and said, “By the will of Jesus Christ, you will walk today!” I smiled and told him I was not paralysed. The Rabbi came, laid his hands on my hand and said, “By the will of God Almighty, you will walk today! I was less amused when I told him there was nothing wrong with me. The Mullah came, took my hands and said, “Insha Allah, you will walk today!” I snapped at him, “There’s nothing wrong with me” The Hindu sadhu came and said "Beta, you will walk on your legs today." I said "Babaji - nothing wrong with my legs" The Buddhist Monk came, held my hands and said, “By the will of The Great Buddha, you will walk today!” I rudely told him there was nothing wrong with me. After the Seminar, I stepped outside and found my car had been stolen. I believe in all religions now. *Forward received from Saravana Varma Palakkad Kerala 2) Those allergic to typo errors may skip this* Before advent of computers, all correspondence was typed out on typewriters. Executive John Arlott had the steno April thrust on him. No choice. April was there on high recommendation, with not even a nodding acquaintance with English grammar. John was extremely annoyed with her with her shoddy typing. Enough was enough, he decided one day and holding a letter typed out by her, he summoned her. -Look here, April. We have to be careful. The d in dear sir should be in capital. After sir, there should be a comma. At the end of sentence, a full stop should be made.--and so on. And after 2 minutes John stopped for a breather. April was delighted. -Only 7 mistakes,.Sir. I have terrifically improved, have I not?- John sighed wearily and said --O K, April. We will now move on to the second line. *Forward received from A P Ramadurai Cheรฑnai 3) Will bring a wry smile in these gloomy times* John Travolta tested negative for coronavirus last night. Turns out it was just Saturday night fever. The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out. I saw an ad for burial plots, and thought to myself that's the last thing I need. Intelligence is like underwear. It is important that you have it, but not necessary that you show it off. Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y? A courtroom artist was arrested today for an unknown reason..details are sketchy. People are making end of the world jokes like there's no tomorrow. Whatever you do, always give 100% unless you're donating blood. What did Snow White say when she came out of the photo booth? Someday my prints will come. I've always had an irrational fear of speed bumps but I'm slowly getting over it. What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Short. I've finally told my suitcases there will be no holiday this year. Now I'm dealing with the emotional baggage. If you're not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light bulb in the refrigerator? There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did. *Forward received from R Jayakumar Mumbai via Group mail D Positive Thoughts https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/expressons4b/it-is-ok-not-to-be-ok-31345/?comments=show Posted online comments: "these days, sharing positive thoughts comforts most of us. keep writing to share similar positive thoughts. i liked the concluding observations. i copy for the benefit of those who skipped: \"like the human body, our feelings also get cuts and bruises, the more deep the cut is, the more time it takes to heal with proper medication and care. you might find the traces of darkness which will constantly remind you how weak you were once and might hold you back while stepping into a new world, but you have to remember how strong you are. the light present around you will always help you to find your way back. there is always a beautiful sunrise followed by bright light everywhere and that light will shine upon you, opening new doors. there is a possibility, somewhere down the road you might come across the traces of your bitter past then, you need to remind yourself that if the darkness is real then even light is. challenges will always be there but all you have to do is be strong and embark on a new beginning.\"' E Mythology/Faith Chitra Paurnami: Accountant's Day in India Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai A day for Accountant International Accounting Day or International Accountant’s Day is celebrated all around the world every year to give recognition to accountants who do highly challenging and stressful job that very few people want to do. In most parts of the world, November 10 is considered as an official International Accounting Day. Since, most of the companies are going global, the accountants have to deal with day to day challenges like, improving transparency, accountability, governance, harmonization, and adding value to facilitate the smooth running of business operations. While celebrations of these days are of very recent origin, we have been celebrating this Accountant's Day in India for ages, that is on Chaitra Paurnami Day, to fall on 27th April this year. According to the vedic scriptures , the souls of men after death receive rewards and punishments according to their sins and virtues, and hence it is believed that good and bad deeds of men are not destroyed. The souls of men after death, with imprints of good and bad deeds go to Yamapuri where such records are maintained by the efficient Accountant, Chithra Guptha.. Chithra Guptha alias Chittira Puttiranaar, is the Master Record Keeper of our sins and gains. Pooja with sincerity is bound to increase your stockpile of good deeds for Judgement Day. The legend goes that Chitra Guptha was created out of sheer necessity by Brahma, who also created the three worlds. Brahma handed over the legions of the dead to Yama Dharma Raja, as also the tedious task of punishing or rewarding the souls of people, based on their actions in life. Yama, as every beginner, took up the task with much enthusiasm, little realising the risks involved in his unenviable job. Times passed, and mistakes began to occur. He took the lives of young ones and allowed the oldies to live on, he banished the innocent to hell and welcomed the rogues into heaven, and very soon, started receiving protests. Having no other go, he did what every confused employee does, report to the Boss. He rushed to Satyaloka and stood before Brahma, and poured out his tale of tragedy. Brahma sat deep in thought, and looked at him. “I have but one thing to say, lets go to Shiva. He must have a way out.” And together, they left to Kailasha. Brahma and Yama bowed low before Shiva-Parvathi and explained the reason for their visit. Brahma prayed, “Parameshwara, Yama has been having troubles in keeping the Akashic records. He has been confused with time and has meted out the wrong judgement to the wrong persons and species. The whole of creation now lives in the peril of wrong judgement at the end of their respective times. You only have to show us a way out of this Prabho”. Shiva gave a glance at Parvathi, who with the slightest of nods, took up a golden slate and with a chalk drew a handsome man, richly adorned with jewels and gems. Shiva leaned closer to Parvathi and bent down towards the slate. Gently, he blew away the chalk dust to clear up the picture. Lo and Behold, before them stood a man, the very replica of the picture on the slate. He held a stylus in one hand and a thick bundle of palm leaves in the other. Shiva had indeed blown the “Air of Life”, Praana Vaayu, into the picture and given him life. Shiva nodded at his own creation, and said, “My Son, since you were born out of a picture drawn by Shakthi and breathed to life by me, you will be henceforth called as Chitragupta (Chitra-Picture, Gupta- hidden) Go along with Yama and help him maintain the records of all human activities. At the end of one’s life, it is based on your advice that Yama will offer him the fruit of his actions. You will be respected as an equal to Yama himself. Be loyal, just and be a shining example to all of mankind as the perfect being. My blessings ” Chitragupta bowed low to his parents and with all humility answered, “Your wish will be my command.” With that he left to Yamaloka. Chitragupta was the best thing that happened to Yamaloka. He was very rigorous and maintained a strict record of the doings of every human and god. Nothing escaped his sharp eye. In the process of maintaining these complicated records Chitragupta gave mankind one of the best gifts ever, the gift of a scripted language. Chitragupta is thought to be the person who introduced the very first scripts. There is also another legend. Once Indra and Indrani, desirous of a progeny, took a long penance unto Shiva. Maheshwara, happy with their prayers then ordered Chitragupta himself to be re-born to Indrani. Chitragupta, however, immediately looked at his bunch of palm leaves and told Eshwara, “My lord, Indrani is not destined to have a child. It would be totally improper for me, the keeper of all just records and the assistant to Yama to go against fate and change her destiny. I am sorry to say this but Indrani having a child can just not happen.” Shiva marvelled at the level of Chitragupta’s knowledge, but he still wanted Indra’s wish to be fulfilled. An idea formed in his mind and he sent for the divine cow, Kamadhenu. Kamadhenu arrived, shining with divine splendour. She came and bowed before Shiva and Chitragupta and stood waiting for her commands. Shiva smiled at her, “Chitragupta, there has been no purer life than Kamadhenu. Will you be born to her?”, he questioned Chitragupta. Chitragupta beamed back, “It would be a honour for me to have her as my mother, my lord.” Shiva then turned back to Kamadhenu and told her, “Gomaatha, go to Indra’s palace and be Indrani’s pet. Chitragupta will be born to you on an auspicious day. Indra’s palace too will soon echo with the cries of a baby.” Kamadhenu obediently took shelter in Indra’s palace. Indrani was delighted to have the divine cow and treated her with much respect and love. Days passed, and then Kamadhenu became pregnant with the power of Chitragupta. Indrani was absolutely ecstatic and did all that she could to make the cow as comfortable as possible. Then, on one fine day in the month of Chithirai, when Chandra was gleaming at his fullest extent, and the star of Chitra was on the rise, Kamadhenu gave birth to a beautiful young boy. Chitragupta was born in the palace of Indra, to relieve him of his sadness of being childless. Joy flowed through the palace as Indrani lifted up the child and with tears streaming down her cheeks, named him Chitragupta all over again. It is this birth of Chitragupta that is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu on Chitra Pournami. The Chitra Pournami Vratha is believed to relieve everyone of their sins and problems, just like Chitragupta had alleviated the sadness of Indra and Indrani. Chitragupta Pooja, done once a year in Chithrai on Pournami day amidst much ritualistic actions and vedic chanting. The glory of Chitragupta pooja is extolled in Garuda Purana , where much detail is given to the job of Chitragupta and his possible judgements to the souls. In many houses this is celebrated on the first day of Chithirai month. Chitra Guptha is stated to enter the house through Kolam, Kalasha and then leave the house after blessing the inmates. an important part of the vratha. There are many temples for Chitra Guptha all over India. The temple of Chitragupta in Kanchi sees huge crowds on that day. It is one of the very few temples dedicated to Chitragupta in India and the only one in Tamil Nadu. This temple was built by a king named Senni, one of the rulers of Kanchi. Kanchi is often highly extolled as “Satyavratha Kshetra”, where the people strictly observe the vow of speaking nothing but the truth. What better place for the upholder of truth to establish his presence? Here Chitragupta gives darshan with his wife Karnaambikai. Also known as Karnaki, she bore him eight sons who are considered to be the forefathers of the Karuneegar community of Karnataka. In the sanctum, Chitragupta is in a standing posture with his book and a writing nail, a sign of ever watchfullness over everyone. On the day of Chitra Pournami, a grand wedding is held at the temple between Chitragupta and Karnaki. Thousands flock to attend the wedding and take part in the special poojas held at the temple. There appears to be a scientific reason as to why Chithra paurnami was chosen and not any other Full Moon Day. In the month of Chithirai, the Sun is in exalted position( uchcham) close to the earth and moon is aligned with the bright star' Chithira' in the constellation of LIBRA. Libra is the sign that seekbalance. Your mind is prepared to balance thoughts properly and you are empowered to make karmic choices by way of worshipping Chitra Gupta, the divine accountant. Whether all these stories appeal to reasoning or not, it is an undeniable fact some of our sufferings are beyond our comprehension and we feel somewhat relieved if someone takes the initiative of wiping of our sins automatically or by motivating us to do good things like charities to ward off the evils. All is well that ends well. Vathsala Jayaraman F Prayers* Do you Pray? I loved this interpretation of Prayer. What is a prayer? Prayer doesn't only happen when we kneel or put our hands together and focus and expect things from God. Thinking positive and wishing good for others is a prayer. When you hug a friend, That's a prayer. When you cook something to nourish family and friends. That's a prayer. When we send off our near and dear ones and say, 'drive safely' or 'be safe'. That's a prayer. When you are helping someone in need by giving your time and energy. You are praying. When you forgive someone by your heart. That is prayer. Prayer is a vibration. A feeling. A thought. Prayer is the voice of love, friendship and genuine relationships. Prayer is an expression of your silent being. Keep praying always... Stay Blessed ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน *Forward received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai G Quotes about Tomorrow: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/tomorrow-quotes Like: Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. -Bil Keane ( William Aloysius Keane, better known as Bil Keane, was an American cartoonist most notable for his work on the newspaper comic The Family Circus. It began in 1960 and continues in syndication, drawn by his son Jeff Keane. )


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