Warrier's COLLAGE June 25, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE Friday June 25, 2021 Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Zee5 Launch in US https://www.mediainfoline.com/ott/zee5-opens-world-of-south-asian-entertainment-as-it-launches-in-the-u-s Opening up a world of multicultural entertainment for the South Asian diaspora and mainstream audiences across the United States, ZEE5, the world’s largest streaming service for South Asian content has been launched in the U.S. “The launch of ZEE5 in the U.S. is a very significant moment for us,” said Amit Goenka, President, Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE Entertainment. “We’ve had a long association of over two decades with this market, bringing our viewers here the best of Indian entertainment through our channels. With ZEE5, we now look to offer both these audiences and the younger demographic access to a much wider choice of premium content with our Originals, digital premieres and more, on any screen of their choice and with a completely personalized viewing experience.” https://youtu.be/GO25hgUdlZ0 (Link Courtesy : Reshmy Warrier Mumbai) B I In conversation with a Japanese Doctor* I Love this Japanese Doctor Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste time on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; its like saying you extend life of a car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap. Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Fruit very good. Brandy distilled wine, that means they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Grain good too. Bottoms up! Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good! Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad? Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around! Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me. Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is also a shape! Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember: Finally the Japanese Doctor summed up: Look mister, Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Beer in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride my life was"!! Eat whatever you like because you will still DIE, don't allow motivational speakers deceive you. 1. The inventor of the treadmill had died at the age of 54 2. The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57 3. The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41 4. The best footballer in the world Maradona, died at the age of 60. BUT 5. The KFC inventor died at 94. 6. Inventor of Nutella brand died at the age of 88 7. Imagine, cigarette maker Winston died at the age of 102 8. The inventor of opium died at the age of 116 in an earthquake 9. Hennessey inventor dies at 98. How did these doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life? The rabbit is always jumping up and down but it lives for only 2 years and the turtle that doesn’t exercise at all, lives 400 years. So, Take some rest, Chill, Stay cool, eat, drink and enjoy your life. You will still die. *Received sometime back from Dr Chitra (Nashik, now in London). Remembered today in the context of Collage debate on longevity. I think this explains the longevity of the the rich and the cheerful the debate started 🙏-Warrier) II Select Responses 1) V T Panchapagesan Chennai Sage Ramana in Collage In 2002 I was staying in Ramasramam for about a week. Next to my room a Japanese was staying. Both of us one day were meditating in the hall meant for it. After some time I looked at him. He was in deep meditation. Afterwards I asked him about meditation. He said : "I go in my own way and you go in your own way. You will find what it is.." I realized then God means for life to be a pleasure, not a chore. . If that comes as news to us, It is time to re-evaluate ..... One has to experience life as an experiencer.. V. T. Panchapagesan 2) Nagarajan N Dear Warrier Thanks for remembering me and for your response. You have rightly pointed out in your Times blog. Similar thing happened to me some 3 years back. By chance, I came across one of the SSLC classmate at Arakkonam, which is just 6 miles away from my village. Soon, I could trace (from him) about a dozen of our classmate. The tragedy was most of them were staying at Arakkonam but hardly had any contact. A happy aspect was they were interested in knowing others. So, I gathered as much information as possible. Finally, 15 of us met on 13th October 2019 at our school at Minnal. Some were with their better half. We had a good time remembering old days, had a sumptuous lunch and disbursed. Everybody was happy. At this age, the minimum we could do is to help spread happiness. 3) V Sundaresan E History of Money (June 24, 2021) As usual, Economists use incomprehensible jargons to fool the common man. Their interpretations may go to help the government but in reality it is only to shut public mouth ultimately. “When a bank creates money by making a new loan, the bank acquires a new private asset, the loan." Instead of calling it NPA, they call it by a glorified term to start with. It is also stated that when the government sells bonds, that part of money is added to public debt and this is used to buy up the bank’s bad private debts and to write them off. It is yet another clever ploy to indirectly window dress balance sheet of banks. It may be said that write off does not mean the banks are precluded from its responsibility of realizing its bad assets. My dear sir, once the bad asset is written off, it is a gone case for ever. The bank management can have a sound sleep thereafter. Sorry, if I differ from the experts' views on this. I have also noted your suggestion that “government should come out of the temptation to use public funds (deposits) with banks and profits and income of PSUs and statutory bodies as ‘own funds’ ”. Sundaresan V 4) S K Gupta Panchkula Your response to 'A reader from Mumbai' was thought provoking/well meaning. Simply put, nothing seems to be perfect in this world. 2. 'Meaningful questions' truly make us jittery and leave us scrolling through every possible source of information. But their most appropriate 'Answers' continue to elude us. Sometimes, our 'funny' world profers 'stunning' answers too. Kindly enrich our knowledge, if you have the answers to these enlisted questions. Regards S.K.Gupta Panchkula C Collage in Classroom : Geography https://www.britannica.com/science/geography Although there was a much earlier teaching of what is now called geography, the academic discipline is largely a 20th-century creation, forming a bridge between the natural and social sciences. The history of geography is the history of thinking about the concepts of environments, places, and spaces. Its content covers an understanding of the physical reality we occupy and our transformations of environments into places that we find more comfortable to inhabit (although many such modifications often have negative long-term impacts). Geography provides insights into major contemporary issues, such as globalisation and environmental change, as well as a detailed appreciation of local differences; changes in disciplinary interests and practices reflect those issues. D John Henry Clarke a) A talk by Clarke (1996) https://youtu.be/a7AJBF3o3XM b) More about Clarke https://guides.library.cornell.edu/clarke John Henrik Clarke and the Africana Library, Cornell University In 1986, the Africana Library, Cornell University, was named in honor of John Henrik Clarke, who was widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of Africana Studies. Dr. Clarke played an important role in the early history of Cornell University's Africana Studies & Research Center. He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of African History at the Center in the 1970s. He also made an invaluable contribution to the establishment of its curricula. Dr. Clarke is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in leading scholarly journals. He also served as the author, contributor, or editor of 24 books. In 1968 along with the Black Caucus of the African Studies Association, Dr. Clarke founded the African Heritage Studies Association. E Readers' Contribution 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Ramana Maharshi Shri Venkataraman, who became Sage Ramana later was born in a village called Tiruchchuzhi in Tamilnadu.He was a normal child, exhibited no apparent signs of greatness.He was very good at sports,intelligent but lazy at school,indulged in mischieves like any other boy. In July 1896, he had a life changing experience, which urged him towards 'self-enquiry' that culminated within a few minutes in his self awakening. His essential teaching was the powerful 'silence' which radiated from him and calmed the minds of many devotees which included foreigners like Paul Brunton who has penned many books on Ramana. Many people have questioned Ramana as to how one can teach thro silence, Shri Ramana Replied "How does speech arise? First there is abstract knowledge. Out of this arises the ego, which in turn gives rise to thoughts and words. So the word is the great grandson of the original source-silence. If words can produce an effect, judge for yourself how much more powerful the 'silence' should be. A few minutes of silence carries much more powerful radiations and vibrations than those created out of continuous discourses for months." Shri Ramana said" Trace the 'I' thought back to its source and find out where 'I' arises from.It will automatically dissolve in the source" Ramana Maharishi very often used to tell his devotees" There is nothing called 'realization' in life. What is there to realize?We have realized the unreal thinking it to be real.We dig a well and make a huge pit. The akasa or the space in the well has not been created. It is already there.We have just removed the the earth which was filling the akasa. Similarly with all the innate tendencies gone, the self will shine alone." I have given below a small interesting write up in Tamil comparing spiritual experience with preparation of pappat or appalam in Tamil as narrated by Sage Ramana during his conversation with inmates of Ramanasrama அப்பளத்தில் ஆன்மிகம் உளுந்தைப் பொடித்து, பின்னர் பிரண்டை ,சீரகம்,மிளகு,உப்பு,பெருங்காயம் சேர்த்து ,நீர் விட்டு நன்றாகப் பிசைந்து, உலக்கையால் இடித்து, அந்த மாவைப் பலகையில் இட்டுக் குழவியால் உருட்டினால் அப்பளம் தயார்.ஒரு பாத்திரத்தில் எண்ணெய் விட்டுத் தீயைப் பற்ற வைத்து அப்பளத்தைப் பொரித்து சுவைக்கலாம். இதில் எங்கே வந்தது ஆன்மிகம் ? 'தேகாத்மபாவம்'' எனும் உளுந்தை 'நான் யார் 'எனும் கேள்வியாகிய கல்லில் , 'ஜீவன்'வேறு 'தேகம்' வேறாக உடைத்து , 'சத்சங்கமாகிய'பிரண்டை ரசம் , 'மன அடக்கம்' எனும் சீரகம் 'புலனடக்கம்' எனும் மிளகு, 'பற்றுக்களை ஒழிக்கும் உப்பு 'மனத்தின் நல்வாசனையாகிய பெருங்காயத்தைச் சேர்த்து, 'நான் நான்'என்ற எண்ணமின்றி, 'உள்முக நாட்டம்'எனும் உறுதியான உலக்கையால் அயராமல் இடித்து , 'சாந்தம்' எனும் குழவியால் 'யாவரும் சமம்'என்ற எண்ணமாகிய பலகையில் இட்ட 'அப்பளம்' எனும் ஆத்மாநுபவத்தை , 'மௌனம்' எனும் பாத்திரத்தில் 'ஞானம்' எனும் 'அக்னியால் 'சுத்தப்ரம்மம்'எனும் நெய்யில் பொரித்து 'அதுவே நான் ' (அஹம் பிரம்மாஸ்மி)என்று உணர்வதுதான் வாழ்க்கையின் தத்துவம். (From the teachings of Ramana Maharishi) Near English version ------------------------- Dehatma Bhava, the black gram is broken into ' Jeeva' and' Deha' by using a grinding stone called 'WHO AM I' Add a herbal juice in the form of ' SAT SUNG' Add Cumin in the form of 'MIND CONTROL' Add some pepper in the form of ' CONTROL OF SENSES' Add salt in the form of 'Detachment' Add spices of' Good thoughts' Leave of thinking'I' and 'I' The pestle of' Seeing Inward' stands before you. The flour is made into a fine thick paste with incessant efforts. Take a wooden plank called" Equaliy' Use the flattener called'Calmness' Get a beautiful pappat called " ATMANUBHAVA' This is not enough.You have to enjoy the Atmanubhava. Take a vessel called" SILENCE' Pour the ghee called Suddha Brahmam Use the fire called' GNANA' Fry well. You get an ever tasty pappat called' Aham Brahmasmi" May sage Ramana shower his grace on every one. Vathsala Jayaraman 2) M G Warrier : Gold Management https://www.moneylife.in/article/gold-monetisation-and-sovereign-gold-bonds-schemes-have-advantages/43348.html In my article “How about Re-visiting the idea of Gold Bank?” posted here (moneylife) on February 16, 2015, I had stated that “A change in approach to gold management can rewrite the India Growth Story to the country’s advantage” and listed the advantages of gold deposit accounts with banks asunder: 1) When some banks start opening gold accounts, they will also be able to maintain more liquid assets under Section 24 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949(the section requires banks to maintain a certain percentage of their liabilities in cash, gold or unencumbered approved securities) in gold. 2) Individuals and institutions will be encouraged to keep their gold stock with banks thereby reducing misuse(Now for the rich, gold is a medium to show off their wealth- Not only in the form of jewellery, but by erecting statues and flag masts in solid gold-less said about the malpractices practiced in such transactions, the better!) 3) Need to import gold will get considerably be reduced resulting in saving precious foreign exchange. After considering suggestions from many quarters like this and taking a view on the basis of studies by RBI and government, Budget 2015-16 included proposals to introduce a couple of schemes for exploiting the domestic gold stock to the country’s advantage. The Union Cabinet on September 9, 2015 gave its nod for Gold Monetisation Scheme which envisages deposit of gold with banks by public and Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme which will make it possible to deposit cash in bonds which will have a growth path tracking gold prices. Both deposits will carry interest and will be for fixed tenures, extendable in certain situations. Let us await more details, which will be available as and when banks announce their schemes. This is a welcome beginning. F Leisure 1) Collage-like "Answers" Unforeseen answers-- humour* Are you chewing gum? "No, I'm John Smith." १ "I want to buy a dress to put on around the house." "Yes, Madam. How large is your house?" २ "What are you going to be when you graduate?" "An old man." ३ "I spent three years in college taking medicine." "Are you well now?" ४ "Do you say a prayer before you eat?" "No, we don't have to. My mother is a good cook." ५ "I've got a surprise for you, honey. I brought a friend home for dinner." "Who wants to eat friends?" ६ "We are having mother for dinner, darling." "Make sure she's well done." ७ : "I want some rat poison." "Should I wrap it up or do you want to eat it right here?" ८ "It seems that everything I say to you goes in one ear and out the other." "Well, I guess that's why I've got two ears." ८ "May I hold your hand?" "No, thanks, It isn't heavy." ९ "Does water always come through the roof in this place?" "No, sir, only when it rains." ० "When will you straighten out the house, dear?" "Why? Is it tilted?" ०० "Do these stairs take you to the second floor?" "No, you'll have to walk." # "Now that you're married, you should have some insurance" "But why? My wife isn't dangerous." ¢ "I have changed my mind." "Thank heavens! Does it work better now?" ^^ "Would you like your coffee black?" "What other colors do you have? π *Received from S R Badrinarayanan Cheñnai 2) INTELLIGENCE* According to psychologists, there are four types of intelligence: 1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 2) Emotional Quotient (EQ) 3) Social Quotient (SQ) 4) Adversity Quotient (AQ) 1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ): this is the measure of your comprehension ability- to solve maths; memorize things and recall subject matters. 2. Emotional Quotient (EQ): this is the measure of your ability to maintain peace with others; keep to time; be responsible; be honest; respect boundaries; be humble, genuine and considerate. 3. Social Quotient (SQ): This is the measure of your ability to build a network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time. People that have higher EQ and SQ tend to go farther in life than those with high IQ but low EQ and SQ. Most schools capitalize in improving IQ level while EQ and SQ are played down. A man of high IQ can end up being employed by a man of high EQ and SQ even though he has an average IQ. Your EQ represents your character; your SQ represents your charisma. Give in to habits that will improve these three Qs but more especially your EQ and SQ. EQ and SQ make one manage better than the other. Pls don't teach children only to have higher IQ , but also to have higher EQ and SQ. Now there is a 4th one : A new paradigm 4. The Adversity Quotient (AQ) : The measure of your ability to go through a rough patch in life and come out without losing your mind. AQ determines who will give up in face of troubles and may abandon their families. In the current context of Corona, many professionally successful people are going thru bouts of Depression. Because they haven't seen and thus are unprepared for Adversity. To parents : Expose children to other areas of life than academic. They should adore manual work, sport and art. Develop their EQ, SQ and AQ. They should become multifaceted human beings able to do things independently of the parents. Finally, do not prepare the road for the children. Prepare the children for the road. *Forward received from S Venugopal Chennai G Quotes about Geography https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/geography-quotes Like : "History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be. John Henrik Clarke (John Henrik Clarke was an American historian, professor, and pioneer in the creation of Pan-African and Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s)

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