Warrier's COLLAGE July 13, 2021
Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday July 13, 2021 Subhashitam https://youtu.be/koHzjVuk1fI (Promoting Sanskrit Heritage) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Follow A to Z of Survival Tips : Vathsala Jayaraman A B C Avoid Boring Company.. D E F Don't Entertain Fools.. G H I Go for High Ideas . J K L M Just Keep a friend like ME.. N O P Never Overlook the Poor n suffering.. Q R S Quit Reacting to Silly tales.. T U V Tune Urself for ur Victory.. W X Y Z We Xpect You to Zoom ahead in life A Select Responses 1) C V Subbaraman Mysuru Responding to Monday Musings* Someone said that is a state of mind! This has been a subject of funny political commentaries. Is ugliness a state of mind too? Maybe. If a fallen tooth space in an open mouth in the heartily smiling face is seen it could be a beauty and so too what is described as ugliness. If one thinks onself as ugly, one becomes ugly even if one is beautiful and vice versa. Life goes on merrily, regardless of whether one is seen as ugly or otherwise. Can any one see ugliness in a fully spreaded wing of a peacock or a beauty in a blinking owl? Both have their charms, not ugliness! Subbaraman *Excerpts : "Alternatively, somebody suggested that I should ask my friend to read this poem and tell whether the person quoted in this poem is ugly or not. This is a poem written by Abdullah Shoaib: I’m very ugly So don’t try to convince me that I am a very beautiful person Because at the end of the day I hate myself in every single way And I’m not going to lie to myself by saying There is beauty inside of me that matters So rest assured I will remind myself That I am a worthless, terrible person And nothing you say will make me believe I still deserve love Because no matter what I am not good enough to be loved And I am in no position to believe that Beauty does exist within me Because whenever I look in the mirror I always think Am I as ugly as people say? When he answers the person is very ugly, you ask him to read the poem from the bottom Vathsala Jayaraman" (Collage, July 12, 2021) 2) M G Warrier Gold Deposit Scheme A reader wanted to know more about benefits of mainstreaming domestic gold stock. Another reader cautioned that discussing domestic gold stock may have adverse impact. Copied below is a link to a 2020 media report : https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/191020/gold-deposits-in-psbs-for-past-15-years-says-ttd.html 3) Follow up https://www.moneylife.in/article/rbi-asks-banks-to-send-key-employees-on-10-days-surprise-leave/64498/110991.html Posted online comments : "The practice has been there in certain organizations in various forms. This is an idea which can be tried in all sensitive positions in government and private sector with appropriate modifications." B Respect TRUST with HONESTY A Loud and Clear Message* from V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram I am reminded of something gruesome that happened long ago during the earlier years of the so-called Gulf Boom in Kerala. A certain youngster from a suburb of the capital city, who was only a matriculate, went to Saudi Arabia and luckily got a job as a labour supervisor there in a prosperous private company. He started sending fat remittances soon thereafter and, in a short period, his physical circumstances changed beyond recognition. Suffice to say that, where his small thatched and leaky house stood, there sprang up a magnificent mansion. After about five years his dear wife got a letter saying that he was coming on leave and that, on his arrival at the airport, her younger brother should be present with a brand new white Fiat car(in those days owning a Fiat car was a sign of status) His home-coming was celebrated as a great event. He gave gifts to all who came to see him. To the headmaster of the school where he studied, he promised a handsome contribution for renovation.To the local politicians who approached him with the suggestion that he should be the president of the Panchayat, he expressed his helplessness. Then one day he celebrated the 7th birthday of his only son, on a grand scale. While, with his wife, he was listing out the heap of presents his son received, he got a telegram from his employer asking him to cut short his leave and join duty forthwith. Nothing was heard about him for quite some time. Then, one day, his wife received a parcel from the company. When it was opened in the presence of other members in the house, they stood aghast finding both hands of the master of the house with a grim note : 'For what he did with his hands.' What happened was this : His duties included payment of wages to the workers on a daily basis. In his absence, when the man posted in his place started paying wages, the workers expressed their surprise and gratitude for doubling their wages without their asking for it. The supervisor promptly reported to the company that his predecessor was paying only half the wages to the workers, pocketing the other half. The Islamic law was applied sans mercy. (*I'm not sure whether Babusenan Sir remembered this story while reading RBI Guidelines on compulsory leave for those occupying sensitive desks-Warrier) C Book Review : The World of Marcus Garvey https://lsupress.org/books/detail/the-world-of-marcus-garvey/ In the years during and after World War I the Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey led what has been called the largest international mass movement of black people in the twentieth century. He and his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), built a steamship line, sponsored expeditions to Liberia, staged annual international conventions, inspired many black business enterprises, endorsed black political candidates, and fostered the study of black history and culture. Judith Stein has not written a conventional biography, though Garvey is the central character. The book is more a study of Garvey’s ideology and appeal and of the UNIA and the social basis of its support. Stein examines Garvey’s movement in light of the dialectic of race and class that shaped it. Whereas other historians have depicted Garveyism variously as a back-to-Africa, civil rights, or Black Power movement, Stein places Garvey and the UNIA carefully in the context of the international black politics and economics of the period. She analyzes the ways in which the UNIA was a response to the social and political upheaval of world War I and its aftermath. Garvey and other UNIA leaders were part of an international elite of blacks who applauded the triumph of capitalism, though they excoriated the new order’s racial discrimination, which denied people like themselves places of prestige in it. Their response to exclusion from the mainstream Western economic world was to construct black institutions modeled on those of white elites. The Black Star Line, the UNIA’s steamship company, was just such a venture, and though Garvey’s goal of incorporating the black working class into his movement seemed promising briefly after World War I, it ultimately failed. The promise of Garveyism, supported by ideologies generated by the new social movements of the 1920s, was undercut by UNIA leaders’ doomed effort to adapt a bourgeois mode of operation to a mass movement. Garveyism was fatally flawed by the ultimate disjunction of its elite methods and mass base. D Readers' Contributions S R Badrinarayanan Cheñnai Knowledge & Wealth विद्या विवादाय धनं मदाय शक्तिः परेषां परिपीडनाय।n खलस्य साधोर्विपरीतमेतद् ज्ञानाय दानाय च रक्षणाय।। vidhyaa vivaadhaaya dhanam madaaya sakthih pareshaam paripeedanaayal khalasya saadhor vipareethamethat jnaanaay dhaanaya cha rakshanaayal ll (Bhavabhoothi) The stubborn and evil-minded fellow applies his knowledge in vexatious and destructive arguments (lawyers may take note) uses his whole wealth to show off his pompous lifestyle and demeaning others, and any power at his disposal to harass anyone he could. (government officials and police are experts in this). The noble hearted persons find themselves at a diametrically opposite point. They use knowledge to acquired further knowledge and disseminate it, their wealth is used for the welfare of other needy fellow human beings and the power they possess is applied in self defence or for the protection of others. E Collage in Classroom : 1) Gross Domestic Product https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gdp.asp "Gross domestic product (GDP) is the total monetary or market value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period. As a broad measure of overall domestic production, it functions as a comprehensive scorecard of a given country's economic health." Open the above link to know more... 2) Mello Theory* Patience, the greatest virtue indeed. A teacher gave a beautiful toffee to each child of his class and then said a strange thing. “Listen, children! All of you not to eat your toffee for ten minutes” and saying that he walked out of the class room. There was silence in the classroom for a few moments- every child was looking at the toffee in front and with each passing moment, it was difficult to stop themselves. After ten minutes, the teacher entered the class room and reviewed the position There were seven children in the whole class, whose toffees were untouched, while all the other children were eating the toffee and commenting on its color and taste. The teacher secretly recorded the names of these seven children in his diary and resumed his class. This teacher was Professor Walter Mischel, at Stanford University- A few years later, Professor Walter opened his own diary, checked the names of seven children and started researching on them. After a long struggle, he came to know that the seven children have achieved many successes in their lives and were the most successful among their own field people. Professor Walter also reviewed the rest of his class of students and found that most of them were leading a normal life, with some facing strict economic and social conditions. All this effort and research resulted in one sentence by Professor Walter- "A man who cannot be patient for ten minutes can never move forward in life" This research gained worldwide prominence and was named "Marsh Mello Theory" because the toffee that Professor Walter gave the children was named "Marsh Mello". It was soft like foam. According to this theory, one of the most successful people in the world are found with special quality of 'patience', because this quality increases the strength of the human being, due to which the man is not disappointed in difficult situations and he becomes an extraordinary personality. Patience is indeed the essence of life *Received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai For further reading : https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/6/6/17413000/marshmallow-test-replication-mischel-psychology F 1) From Reader's Digest : If you can digest https://www.readersdigest.ca/culture/laughter-best-medicine/ 2) Sweet Smile* Jack goes to the town's biggest sweet shop and takes a chair farthest from the stall exhibiting the sweets. The server gives him a list of about 100 sweet items available. Jack tells him to get him one plate of each sweet. Server tells him-"O.K. Sir, give me 10 minutes to pack." "No," says Jack : "Bring them all for me to eat here. One plate at a time." The server is surprised but is equal to the task. Jack finishes off each plate quickly, faster than the server can bring them. The server is absolutely exhausted with so many trips and is about to collapse when Jack finishes. Jack finally asks for a tea tray-he beckons the server to come near and whispers in his ear “Put just half a spoon of sugar...See, I am a diabetic” *Received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai G Quotes about Knowledge https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/knowledge-quotes Like : "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots" Marcus Garvey (Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. ONH was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa.) H About Collage : M G Warrier Last week my grandson Vihàan was remembering, Collage in its present format will be one year old shortly. He asked whether there will be an Anniversary Number! Another reader observed that "Collage is, of late focused more on Warriers" Another view is, Collage has no focus and subjects keep changing off and on. One reader felt that there's repetition of ideas. A close friend confessed that though he opens my messages very rarely, others have told him that reading Collage is a time-killing affair as it contains innumerable links many of which can be accessed from internet. I think each one is making a valid point. That impression took me to the following quote : "Am I more afraid Of taking a chance and learning I'm somebody I don't know, or of risking new territory, only to find I'm the same old me? There is comfort in the tried and true. Breaking ground might uncover a sinkhole, one impossible to climb out of. And setting sail in uncharted waters might mean capsizing into a sea monster's jaws. Easier to turn my back on these things than to try tjem and fail. And yet, a whisper insists I need to know if they are or aren't integral to me. Status quo is a swamp. And stagnation is slow death." Ellen Hopkins Ellen Louise Hopkins is a novelist who has published several New York Times bestselling novels that are popular among the teenage and young adult audience.