Warrier's COLLAGE July 22, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday July 22, 2021 The Hindu Temple https://youtu.be/Yiupwfu_h0k (In and around the temples in India) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Responses 1) Vivek Amin Nagpur More about Lalu Prasad Yadav Many years back Shekhar Suman, actor, was presenting humour TV programme where in he use to frequently crack jokes on Lalu Prasad Yadav. When Lalu was asked by a Reporter as to how you keep calm on jokes on you. Lalu said that he enjoys it because Shekhar Suman livelihood flourishes. Once as CM Lalu Prasad Yadav was planning to visit USA for bringing investments to Bihar and he ordered "two" 3-piece suits for the journey period. A Reporter when querried as to why he requires suit when people see you in simple attire. He replied wittingly "should I go in langot (लंगोट) there". Once I met a newly recruited Gr.B officer and just querried about questions asked in his interview. He said that he was in Railways and was asked about Railways making profits during Lalu Prasad as Railway Minister. First interview he replied in negative. He was rejected. However, in second attempt he was again asked the same question. Here his reply was positive about Railway making profits. This time he was selected. 2) S Nallasivan Hyderabad I endorse the observations of Dr T V Surendran, the Paediatrician from Mananthavady. Incidentally he is the brother in law of Shri Warrier who runs admirably both the Collage and Collage Classrooms at the advanced age of 77. He carries sharp eyes to zero in on mistakes and unfailingly corrects them and make his Collage saved from carrying silly and simple mistakes and save the authors of those original mails or responses from the embarassment of being corrected later. (Continued at H1) 3) V N Kelkar Guru Purnima Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima is a tradition dedicated to all the spiritual and academic Gurus who are enlightened humans ready to share their wisdom with no monetary expectations based on Karma Yoga. (Continued at H2) B Current Affairs 1) RBI Bulletin, July 2021 https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=51899 The three articles included in this issue are: I. State of the Economy; II. Monetary Policy Transmission in India: Recent Developments; and III. Drivers of Indian Pharmaceutical Exports. I. State of the Economy The tapering of the second wave, coupled with an aggressive vaccination push, has brightened near-term prospects for the Indian economy. While several high frequency indicators of activity are recovering, a solid increase in aggregate demand is yet to take shape. On the supply side, agricultural conditions are turning buoyant with the revival in the monsoon, but the recovery of manufacturing and services sectors has been interrupted by the second wave. A pick-up in inflation is driven largely by adverse supply shocks and sector-specific demand-supply mismatches caused by the pandemic. These factors should ease over the year as supply side measures take effect. Dr Charan Singh's message : DD India (@DDIndialive) Tweeted: Watch #IndianEconomy Poised for Recovery (Analysis of @RBI July bulletin) with Guests: Dr. Shekhar Tomar (Economist), Dr Charan Singh, (Economist) at 8 PM on @DDIndialive @CharanSingh60 @ISBedu https://t.co/wRQaZDIy0b https://twitter.com/DDIndialive/status/1417845507129593859?s=20 (Thanks, Charan. Nice to see you. Remembered 1990's-Warrier) 2) Thunderstorm in Mumbai : Link Courtesy : S Thyagarajan “Massive” and “Monstrous” thunderstorms lashed Mumbai on Friday night-Sunday morning. A clear case of global warming. https://lnkd.in/ehNiVEF C Poetry : Mary Oliver https://bookriot.com/mary-oliver-poems/amp/ Mary Oliver's earliest poems were almost always oriented toward nature, but they seldom examined the self and were almost never personal. In contrast, Oliver appeared constantly in her later works. But as Reynolds noted “this self-consciousness is a rich and graceful addition.” Just as the contributor for Publishers Weekly called particular attention to the pervasive tone of amazement with regard to things seen in Oliver's work, Reynolds found Oliver's writings to have a “Blake-eyed revelatory quality.” Oliver summed up her desire for amazement in her poem “When Death Comes” from New and Selected Poems:“When it's over, I want to say: all my life / I was a bride married to amazement. / I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” D Speaking Tree 🌲 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/toi-edit-page/shape-your-life-into-what-you-want-it-to-be/ "We owe it to ourselves, and to all humanity, to do what we can. Each of us has the power to make an offering to God of this simple prayer : “Lord, ‘use’ me! Let me channel Your love impersonally to all.” Divine love is a ‘force'. If we understand that by loving rightly it is God's love we express, He will be able, through us, to uplift our consciousness and the world's." (Sometimes I get some interesting responses about stories, anecdotes etc included under faith/spirituality/Mythology dissecting them from various angles. Apologies for not including some of them. Non-inclusion doesn't mean rejection/disagreement-Warrier) E Newspapers and Magazines The Patriot New Delhi https://thepatriot.in/feedback/about-us/ Patriot's new avatar, that is more urban-oriented is backed by years of glorious heritage. Once a daily, introduced by freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali in 1958, the newspaper has commentated the most significant events of the country and continues to do so, with a more relevant approach to the times we live in. The paper covers issues, less talked about that touch lives of people of the city. Not so political, satire based to listings of important events and diary items, are some subjects the newspaper covers. F Leisure 1) The !DEA of Marriage* If a donkey is tied to a peg, and he is in a bad mood, he can uproot the peg and run away. This should never happen, so in the olden days, wise people used to tie donkeys in pairs instead of pegs. By doing this, both the donkeys do not move from their place...!!! Because if one of the two tries to run away, the other pulls him in the opposite direction. And thus both the donkeys stand peacefully in their place. *Forward received from S Venugopalan Story Moral : It is said that only after the success of this trick, our ancestors got the idea of marriage...!!! 2) Patience : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai In an Indian temple, when the priest had gone for lunch, the Idol of the Lord and the Stepping Stone were conversing : Stepping Stone: What a good fate you have. We both were the same lump of rock for millions of years. The sculptor carved an idol out of you and every one is worshipping you. And look at me, I am a stepping stone and every one stands on me and stamps on. What kind of life is this? The Idol kept smiling and never bothered to answer this. Since long, this is a routine murmur from the stepping stone. But the stepping stone ( stone used as a step, that is ) will never stop his constant bickering. One day, the Idol replied : But do you remember that when the sculptor set out to carve an idol, it was you he chose, first. You were so impatient. In one strike, you broke into two. But when he tried on me, I grinned and bore all the hammers and chisel strikes with PATIENCE . Here I am the worshipful and happy Idol and you are the Stepping Stone. The difference between success and failure is patience and persistence. A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Determination is the strength that will enable you to pass the barrier of useless thoughts in order to create positive thoughts and to be successful in whatever you wish. It comes from within and its partner is patience. Patience teaches you not to push but rather to wait and appreciate the game of life instead, knowing that nothing remains the same, and everything will change at some point. Vathsala Jayaraman G Quotes about ancient art forms https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/ancient-art.html Like : Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began, as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth. Also, it began through the process of seeing, and feeling, and hearing, and smelling, and touching, and then remembering--I mean remembering in words--what these perceptual experiences were like, while trying to describe the endless invisible fears and desires of our inner lives. Mary Oliver (Mary Jane Oliver was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild) H 1) Continued from A1... We wonder how in the world he finds time to read the lengthy posts, edit them and write his own responses and surprisingly add/supplement information surfing the internet. I at least observe in my small response on Lallu Prasad Yadav the Editor's hand as under: The books of accounts, I had written has been substituted with the appropriate word - Balance Sheet; I had wrongly mentioned Rs. 20000 instead of Rs 20000 crores while repeating, which has been corrected; And when I had casually mentioned a postgraduate degree and trained Lawyer Warrier has taken the trouble of posting a small profile on Lallu Prasad's Education, Bachelor of Laws and M.A. in Political Science. I am horrified considering the number of posts and the size of them to read, review and edit them demands burning the proverbial midnight oil. This needed the immediate attention of Dr T V Surendran to counsel and caution his brother in law on the verge of falling a victim of insomania. It is time for the good Doctor to counsel his sister too to wean him away from the PC and recruit him to her Yoga Classes. S Nallasivan 2) Continued from A3 Guru purnima... The festival is celebrated to express gratitude towards the teacher by his disciple. The word Guru is derived from two words 'GU' and 'RU'. The Sanskrit root 'gu' means darkness or ignorance and 'ru' denotes the remover of darkness. On this day academics remember their past teachers and scholars. It may be apt to remember Sanskrit scholars on the eve of Guru Purnima. "The Trimurti The three Sanskrit grammarians who stand out in the field of Sanskrit grammer are Panini, Katyayana and Patanjali. Panini wrote the 'Ashtadhyayi', (the work in eight chapters ), as early as the 5th century BC. Katyayana expanded the work of Panini in his 'Vartikas' in the 4th century BC. Patanjali wrote his famous commentary on the works of Panini and Katyayana, known as 'Mahabhashya', in the 2nd century BC. Panini's Ashtadhyayi is the most ancient systematic grammar in the world. "In brevity of form coupled with comprehensiveness of content, Panini's work has no parallel. "(Dr. Venkatasubramania Ayre). Through the ages , the Ashtadhyayi and Mahabhashya have evoked great admiration and profound reverence in India and abroad . Leonard Bloomfield, Professor of Germanic Philosophy in the University of Chicago, in his famous book 'The Language', speaks of Panini's grammar as "one of the greatest monuments of human intelligence ". He adds , "It describes with the minutest detail every inflection, derivation and composition, and every syntactic usage of Sanskrit..no other language to this day has been so perfectly described." Boehtlingk states that Panini's grammar is a masterpiece of the first rank and the more thoroughly one studies it , the more one is struck by the cuteness and the successful mastery of the vast matter shown in it. Whitney asserts that even the form of presentation in Panini's work is a miracle in ingenuity. Together, Panini, Katyayana and Patanjali are known as the 'Trimuni' - the 'three sages.' Even geographically, they encompassed the whole of India. Panini hailed from the West. while Katyayana was from the South and Patanjali was from the East. (From the book 'The Wonder that is Sanskrit by Sampad and Vijay). VNKelkar


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