Warrier's Collage on May Day 2021
Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE ON MAY DAY* 2021 https://youtu.be/wej-j0EQ3w8 *Related Link @ G Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Welcome to Heritage Houses of Kerala* https://youtu.be/-D20sGLGge8 *See E (1) Travelogue: A Interaction 1) V T Panchapagesan Chennai As I was only one technical person in RBI, chennai in the year 1960 or so, Late S N Bagai was PRO at that time. When I retired in Bombay in 1988, he was ED. I know him very well as I used to discuss on various subjects Related to philosophical matters...he used to share with me his Thoughts... He was liked by one and all. He took initiative Allotting bank quarters to Lady officers in Bombay who came on transfer as Getting accommodation at that time was very very difficult... If we could see how much God loves everyone whose life touches ours, We would try harder to love them too... Om Shanti..🙏 V. T. Panchapagesan 2) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Very sad to learn that Shri S n Bagai is no more. He was our Instructor in Zonal Training Centre when we joined RBI in 1965. Madras slang is peculiar in Tamil. They used to pronounce 'S' as ' is '. School as ischoolu and, Stalin as Istalin Comments of Shri Bagai:. Bagai was standing in the main hall overlooking the cash counters. One visitor was asking Bagai "Ismail khan Depot enge irukku?"(where is Ismail khan Depot") He could understand some Tamil. He replied that to his knowledge no person named Ismail khan is running a depot in Reserve Bank. One of the Madrasis standing in the queue said " the person is asking for SMALL COIN DEPOT and he is just pronouncing as' Ismail khan Depot'. Bagai used to quote this while talking to various people belonging other regions Vathsala Jayaraman 3) V Sundaresan “I have been knowing/following Bagai from June 10, 1971. From a young man with youth's strength and weaknesses, he evolved into a "Saintly" person. Commonsense came to his rescue in several situations.” May his Soul Rest in Peace Prayers🙏-Warrier" When I joined Chennai office, he was the Personnel Officer in Gr B. When I was in the administration of RBSC Chennai, he was ED looking after the portfolio of Training Division. I had occasions to understand his competence, strength and weakness. I, therefore, consider your above observations as the best and true assessment of late S n Bagai. May his soul rest in peace. Sundaresan V 4) T K E Das* Mumbai Shri Sn Bagai was embodiment of true Character and Magnanimity. His personality was based on Kindness and Tender love for other Human Beings. His Actions were based on Magnanimity and sympathy. Above all he was an admirable soul. From the time he came to Mumbai in Central Office, he was known to me as a Boss and as a Friend. Our relations remained cordial all through and was cherished by me all these years. The news of his death was very shocking to me. All I can do is pray to the God to keep his soul in eternal peace and to give courage to the family to bear this great loss. T.K.E.Das *Via Group mail 5) A P Ramadurai Cheñnai Presence of mind There was recently in COLLAGE an article on this subject. A candidate very well prepared for the interview, unfortunately trips and falls prostrate. He does not lose his presence of mind but smartly gets up, smiles and salutes the interview team and says “I have fallen in good company” No need to say he is selected without any questions. B M G Warrier 1) You can access Collage also at my Face Book Pages, or at: www.warriersblog.com 2) There are over 80 short Blog Posts @WarriersViews at Times of India Readers Blog. 3) You can find my articles/books by Google Search for: m g warrier/books/articles C Current Affairs NGFS* The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has joined the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) as a Member on April 23, 2021. Launched at the Paris One Planet Summit on December 12, 2017, the NGFS is a group of central banks and supervisors willing to share best practices and contribute to the development of environment and climate risk management in the financial sector, while mobilising mainstream finance to support the transition towards a sustainable economy. The Reserve Bank expects to benefit from the membership of NGFS by learning from and contributing to global efforts on Green Finance which has assumed significance in the context of climate change. *Source: RBI D Readers' Contribution Responses to Reshmy Warrier's poem: 1) Lost Jewels: Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Poems always do entertain me. Reshmy's wonderful thoughts bring to my mind the gist of the poem 'Lost Jewels' I read in 1960s. I don't remember the verses. But the contents had a lot of impact on me and It is still fresh in my memory. It is a long poem running to three pages. There was a great philosopher in Britain. He was a veteran giving spiritual discourses and he was always welcome. He used to be out of hometown months together and spend time with his wife and children for just a week. During the whole week he never enquired about the welfare of wife and kids and the philosopher spent time in trumpeting about the honours and encomia showered on him.' Months rolled on. During a particular period the philosopher never returned for two years. When he returned once again there was self glorification. This time the wife started. 'Dear, I want to tell you an important thing. Years ago, a sadhu came to this house and handed over two precious jewels to me. He asked me to keep the jewels in safe custody, polish the jewels then and there and keep them shining. And I was asked to return the jewels whenever he asked for them. I too had great care and consideration and the jewels started shining. Four months back the sadhu came and asked me to hand over the jewels. By the time I had a feeling that the jewels belonged to me. I parted with both the jewels with great sorrow. After all is it not our duty to return to the owner? The philosopher thought about the entire episode. Suddenly it struck him and now only he enquired about the two children. The wife without showing any emotions replied 'O, you are asking about those two jewels!' and kept quiet. After a day he learnt from neighbours how the lady brought with care and love and they shone like brilliant gems in the school. Unfortunately the children succumbed to the epidemic fever, The poem ended with the question 'Who is the real philosopher? The man or wife?: The poem was found in a collection 'Poems Anonymous'. The book contained nearly 400 poems, a wonderful treasure my father possessed (unfortunately the book was lost from our native home). Many of the poems were as revealing as that of Tennyson or Wordsworth or Keats. Though we may not know the name of the poet and his nationality, the contents speak a lot and bring a true picture of the poet's mind. After all, that is the real appreciation of poetry. That is why the story lingers even today. Vathsala Jayaraman 2) G Mohandas Chennai Dear Jayakumar, I read your poem with great interest! Nobody can have any peace or rest This corona pandemic has done the worst! It is a man made disaster but God will do his best. Love G.Mohandas (Dear Mohandas Sir, Thanks for your poetic response. Covid may be god's way of reminding people that it is time to pause and reflect the truth that man is not in contol of everything but God is... The situation all-around is out of human control. God may do only what best he can do, in his role, While we continue to count the daily death toll. Time has come to clutch his feet within our fold. With love and regards R Jayakumar ) E Travelogue 1) Preserving Heritage Santosh George Kulangara is a Travelogue Specialist. Through a series "Sancharam" he brought the world he actually visited and experienced into our drawing rooms. In his village he has recreated more than a dozen Kerala Heritage Houses, preserving their architecture and beauty intact. 2) Travelogue (Sancharam) https://youtu.be/BA6xFbuKNkE Even if you are not able to follow the narration, enjoy the technical perfection of the photography and the editing of the video. 3) Earth Day (April 22) IIT Madras releases a music video on river conservation : https://thg.page.link/XYXdmg9M6XBBxtdBA Excerpts: "Rivers are exemplars of life. Indian culture popularly refers to water as amritham or nectar. But across the world, and closer home, rivers are under threat. Why are rivers so important? And what are we doing to protect them? To promote awareness on river conservation, the International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW), IIT Madras, has launched a six-minute music video. Released on Earth Day, April 22, as part of ICCW’s second anniversary celebrations, the music video showcases the beauty and might of rivers across the country as they originate from the mountains and flow through various landscapes. The video uploaded on the IIT Madras YouTube channel has already garnered more than 50,000 views and continues to draw people’s attention." 4) Dr Joseph Murphy : About Life https://youtu.be/mydHYd0CcsU F Leisure 1) Bed availability* In a "Mental Hospital" of 38 patient's, a journalist asks the Doctor: How do you determine whether to admit a mental patient or not to? Dr: "Well, we fill a bathtub with water and then give the patient; (a). a teaspoon, (b). a glass, (c). a bucket, and ask them to empty the bathtub." Journalist: "Oh, obviously a normal person would use the bucket because its bigger." Dr: "No, a normal person would pull the drain plug! Please go to bed No.39. We will start further investigations on you!" ........................................ You also thought of the bucket, didn't you? Please go to bed No. 40 ! Forward quickly... There are still some beds available !! Put a smile to your face don't frown..!! *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady 2) Matrimonial* FISHERMAN Wife wanted, must be able to dig, clean, cook worms and clean fish. Must have own boat/ with motor. Please send photograph of motorboat. SALESMAN Once in a lifetime offer, to get yourself the original, genuine article. One of the most handsome and smartest bachelor's around is now looking for a wife. And you could be the lucky one he chooses! Has own house, car and successful career! ECONOMIST I am in demand of a wife. Supply is great though my requirements are high. However the Elasticity of my demands should not bear too heavy a burden upon the national interest. MATHEMATICIAN Wife required to complete the formula of my life. Must be numerate and understand complex algebraic logarithms. Needed to help further my family unit. IT CONSULTANT Well there is definite room for improvement in my life. The speed of my current flows of information and processes is slowing down and the injection of a wife into my life is bound to improve efficiency. Compatibility could be an issue. BUSINESS MAN Wife wanted for company. POLITICIAN I feel there is a need in this world, to improve the ways we live, to harmonize the processes of life and to build upon past differences and short comings. I believe that we the people need someone to share our lives. To feel the joys of parent hood, and bear the social responsibilities, as we should in a civilized society................. (etc etc and never getting to the point) CAR DEALER Wanted a sturdy, reliable, low depreciating wife. Should be in excellent working condition. FARMER Wanted a wife from good stock. Required for breading. LAWYER I hereby propose to solicit myself as an eligible candidate for the post of wife after marriage. The person whom I'm looking for should be strictly -a girl. The girl should be strictly a girl, with evidence to support this view that she is a girl. The girl should be willing to surrender to the service and jurisdiction of My Lord i.e. Myself. Any objections would be overruled and will not be sustained. Apply in limited confidence as all liabilities are null and void in the event of failure on our part of any kind whatsoever. PILOT Wife required to complete my life. Please only level headed applicants. She must not have her heads in the clouds, but have her feet firmly on the ground. Her heart must be in it for the long haul. And she absolutely must also be aerodynamically sound!!! BANKER* Wanted wife who takes interest in me and credits me with her service. ACCOUNTANT Required a girl - 5'8' & 36' 24' 36' with a good head for figures. She must be averse to making unnecessary expenditure and her very nature should be one of generating as few expenses in my life as possible. She should profit from a nice personality and be a credit to her family. SHIRABI Wanted a girl. Girl's father should preferably have a drinks factory. I am an occasional alcoholic who drinks only when friends come round. Friends come round only seven times a week. Girl preferred who can carry me from bar to ghar-bar. Meet personally in a bar or send drinks for trial. Sample should be ample. MINICAB DRIVER Hello! Hello! number 9 calling. This is number 9 I'm calling from base, erm a wife is needed for pick me up. Driving license not necessary, but map reading skills are a bonus. BUILDER Wanted a wife to help build upon the foundations of my life. Must be homely and willing to build relationship from the ground up. DOCTOR I am looking for a wife to cure the emptiness in my life. However if you feel the need for a second opinion then it's fine by me. ARMY COMMANDO My mission in life is to find myself the perfect wife. Successful applicants must be able to use a penknife and a compass. She who dares wins. Camouflage provided. RACE CAR DRIVER A model wife required to fit in with my fast track life. Must be able to keep pace! ASTRONAUT I'm searching for a wife to fill the space in my life. Someone to share my universe. Must have looks that are out of this world! *Received from Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai (*As Bank Employee, in 1973 my requirement was: "SSLC Pass. Knowledge of type-writing welcome" Reason: Those days, if the employee dies in harness, compassionate appointment for spouse was a normal thing-🙏-Warrier) 3) Lighter Vein Read* People are getting more and more creative. Here is a set of desi puns which I had not seen before. 1. Laxman to Seeta: Stay offline 2. Mayawati ctrl+all+dalit 3. My watch is stuck between 2 and 2:30; it's a do or dhai situation 4. Vishwanathan Anand gets tense when the waiter asks, 'Check de doon' 5. A potato was grilled by cops; after two hours of torture, it gave in, 'Main Batata hun, main Batata hun...' 6. A well-executed theft without any fingerprints is a stainless steal. 7. Sita after seeing Hanuman in Lanka for the first time, 'Yahoo! Messenger' 8. Friends pay food bills on a de-tu-de basis 9. 'I laughed yesterday' in Hindi, 'Michael Hussey' 10. An old lady asked me the way to the temple; I replied, 'Magistrate' 11. Rahul Dravid's wristwatch is technically a wall clock 13. Toll Booths are nothing but Bill Gates 14. The way to the cemetery, 'Go straight and take the last rite.' 15. The salaried class feel that the changing nature of taxes is too T.D.S.. *Forward received from S Venugopal Chennai G Quotes about Labour Day https://www.news18.com/amp/news/india/international-labour-day-2020-these-quotes-will-keep-you-motivated-2600479.html Like: "A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."