Warrier's COLLAGE August 30, 2021
Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday August 30, 2021 Ashtami Rohini* Guruvayoor (2017) https://youtu.be/yLTeHMVseHQ (*Mythology : : https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/krishna-janmashtami-565757/m-lite) Good Morning Today is Ashtami Rohini. See H Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages 1) A P Ramadurai Cheñnai Sri Shivaram Shetty's article on anagrams makes interesting reading. Here's a fuller list. The charm is that each set has something 'common to them' E-G-decimal point-dot etc. Hopefully some of these may be new to readers. A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place A domesticated animal = Docile, as a man tamed it A Gentleman = Elegant Man A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss = Stroller on Go, Amasses Nothing A telephone girl = Repeating "Hello" A telescope = To see place Admirer = Married Alec Guinness = Genuine Class Animosity = Is No Amity Astronomers = Moon starers / No more stars Barbie doll = I'll bare bod Butterfly = Flutter-by Christmas tree = Search, Set, Trim Clint Eastwood = Old West Action Clothespins = So let's pinch Contradiction = Accord not in it Conversation = Voices Rant On Darling I love you = leaving your idol / Avoiding our yell David Letterman = Nerd amid late TV Debit card = Bad credit Desperation = A rope ends it Dictionary = Indicatory Dormitory = Dirty Room Election Results = Lies, Let's Recount! Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one Elvis = Lives Evangelist = Evil's Agent Father-in-law = Near halfwit Funeral = Real Fun Garbage Man = Bag Manager Graduation = Out in a drag! Heavy Rain? = Hire a Navy! I run to escape = A persecution Indomitableness = Endless ambition Listen = Silent Madam Curie = Radium came Mel Gibson = Bong Smile Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler Naturalist = A trails nut Postmaster = Stamp Store Presbyterians = Best In Prayers = Britney Spears Protectionism = Cite no imports = Nice to imports Schoolmaster = The classroom Slot Machines = Cash Lost in'em Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's Software = Swear Oft Statue of Liberty = Built to Stay Free Sunshine and Shadow = Show in Sun and Shade Sycophant = Acts phony Television programming = Permeating living rooms The centenarians = I can hear ten "tens" The Check is in the Mail = Claim Heck, I sent it heh The cockroach = Cook, catch her The country side = No City Dust Here The Detectives = Detect Thieves The ears = Hear set The eyes = They see The Great New York Rapid Transit Tunnel = Giant work in street, partly underneath The Hilton = Hint: Hotel The Hospital Ambulance = A Cab, I Hustle to Help Man The Meaning of Life = The fine game of nil The Morse Code = Here Come Dots The Public Art Galleries = Large Picture Halls, I Bet The United States Bureau of Fisheries = I Raise the Bass to Feed Us in the Future The United States of America = Attaineth its cause, freedom Tom Cruise = So I'm Cuter Vacation time = I am not active Vacation Times = I'm Not as Active Waitress = A stew, Sir? Western Union = No Wire Unsent 2) Y T Hedavakar Collage of February 22, 2021 A very good Video on Trichambaram Ulsavam Night-Time, a very special Festival in Malabar Region. Thanks. 3) C V Subbaraman Mysuru Joe Biden and Taliban in Afghanistan America has been boasting as the supporter of democracies across the world. She has been boasting of working against terrorism across the world. America under various Presidents in the past has been consistently arming and aiding Pakistan which is the known creator, supporter and exporter of terrorism. This is how America has been acting hypocritically. ***. ***. This hypocrisy has been further confirmed in American actions in Afghanistan. America has failed to contain Talibanism in the country despite American claims that she is fighting terrorism and protecting Afghanistan. The world will not pardon this American hypocrisy. This hypocrisy is also reflected in certain American journalism groups in their stories on world events. Subbaraman B RBI's Monetary Policy Minutes of MPC Meeting, August 4-6, 2021 deliberations https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=52088 The thirtieth meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), constituted under section 45 Z B of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, was held from August 4 to 6, 2021. 2. The meeting was attended by all the members – Dr. Shashanka Bhide, Senior Advisor, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi; Dr. Ashima Goyal, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai; Prof. Jayanth R. Varma, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Dr. Mridul K. Saggar, Executive Director (the officer of the Reserve Bank nominated by the Central Board under Section 45ZB(2)(c) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934); Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra, Deputy Governor in charge of monetary policy – and was chaired by Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor. Dr. Shashanka Bhide, Dr. Ashima Goyal and Prof. Jayanth R. Varma joined the meeting through video conference. C Travelogue Travel with Charukesi Ramadurai https://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller/stay/story/50895/new_york_getting_arty_at_roger_smith Now that travel is a distant "impossibility", for some of us, let's follow someone who is much ahead... Excerpts : "From a quick tour of the hotel, I got the impression that no two rooms are alike in décor or layout, although all of them manage to convey a sense of space and sunlight. I was particularly intrigued by the three small Market Spaces within the hotel building, which were open for quirky pop-up stores. Roger Smith is of that rare breed of family-owned and managed hotels. It has existed in the same spot since 1929, part of a small chain of hotels in the tri-state area (one of them even boasts of hosting Scott Fitzgerald and, later, John F. Kennedy during his campaign trail). Today, this is the only hotel still carrying the Roger Smith name, the others having disappeared under different managements or having died natural deaths over time. In 1988, artist James Knowles and his wife Suzanne took over Roger Smith and turned it into the quirky boutique hotel it currently is. Soon after he assumed ownership, Knowles said in an interview to the New York Times, “I like to call it a hotel with an art bias.” Sure enough, as artist-in-residence, Knowles’ presence is felt everywhere in the hotel, from the bronze statues off the lobby to the bold paintings that hang on the walls of the ground floor." D Book Review : Sister Teresa https://www.storytel.com/in/en/books/143426-Sister-Teresa She will not run into debt; and she's quite right; so we have to manage with what we've got in the convent. Of course there are some vegetables and some flour in the house; but we can't go on like this for long. We don't mind so much for ourselves, but we are so anxious about Mother Prioress; you know how weak her heart is, and all this anxiety may kill her. Then there are the invalid sisters, who ought to have fresh meat. E Pérsonal Finance 1) Financial Planning for Women https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/whatithink/importance-of-financial-planning-for-women-36689/ Excerpts : Financial planning is a must for women of every age group, if you ought to have safety nets around your financial life. Earning your money isn’t enough if you can’t use that money in times of crisis. Women work much harder than men to earn the same amount of money. So, it is even more important for us to have a financial plan so as to secure our present and future. One of the best books I prefer for financial planning for women, by women is Monika Halan’s Let’s Talk Money. The book can be a women’s bible for financial planning from her early years of planning to post-retirement days. 2) Book Review : Let's Talk Money https://primeinvestor.in/lets-talk-money-review/ Three things distinguish this book for me: It is broad – it is not narrowly scoped as in for a specific goal or about a specific product set (there are many books about picking stocks and trading) It is at the right level – the book talks to people who are generally aware about finances, but is not really clued into what is what about various products. This way it addresses, in my opinion, a very large segment of the Indian investor population. It is comprehensive – it talks about everything that such an investor should know – from bank accounts to insurance to investments to wills. In essence, this book talks to, as I see it, the most important segment of the Indian populace – the aspiring investors. These are the people who have legitimate aspirations about money, wealth, and future finances. They are not greedy, nor are they the most timid when it comes to taking risks. But they don’t know the first thing about stock markets (or have the wrong ideas), are confused about insurances, and due to ignorance or inertia, are staying with low-return products that are hurting their financial lives. This book will set them straight. F Leisure 1) Can't hide identify* Two White Men in New York were standing around and taking a break in their soon-to-be new store. As yet, the store wasn't ready, and didn't even have the shelves set up. One commented to the other, "I bet any minute now some Indian guy is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling." No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious old Indian man walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked, "Vat ya sellin' here?" One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling idiots." Without skipping a beat, the old Indian man answered, "Must be doing well, only two left !!!" *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady 2) More or Less* _HATS OFF TO THE 21ST CENTURY!_ Phone.....Wireless Cooking...Fireless Cars........Keyless Food........Fatless Tyres.......Tubeless Tools.......Cordless Dress......Sleeveless Youth......Jobless Leaders...Shameless Attitude...Careless Spouse....Fearless Feeling....Heartless Education Valueless Kids........Mannerless Government... Useless Parliament... Clueless MASSES... HELPLESS _Everything is becoming LESS but still our hope in God is - Endless._ In fact I am Speechless Because friendship remains Priceless!! *Received from Yashodhan Mujumdar Mumbai G Quotes about travel https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/travel-quotes Like: "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." George A. Moore (George Augustus Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s.) H Ashtami Rohini South India Gokulashtami or Gokul Ashtami (Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti) celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. Gokulashtami is celebrated with great fervor in South India. In Tamil Nadu, the people decorate the floor with kolams (decorative pattern drawn with rice batter). Geetha Govindam and other such devotional songs are sung in praise of Lord Krishna. They draw the footprints of Lord Krishna from the threshold of the house to the temple, which depicts the arrival of Lord Krishna into the house. A recitation of Bhagwadgita is also a popular practise. The offerings made to Lord Krishna include fruits, betel and butter. Savories believed to be Lord Krishna's favorites are prepared with great care. The most important of them are Seedai, Sweet Seedai, Verkadalai Urundai. The festival is celebrated in the evening as Lord Krishna was born at midnight. Most people observe a strict fast on this day and eat only after the midnight puja. Andhra Pradesh State Recitation of shlokas and devotional songs are the characteristics of this festival. Another unique feature of this festival is that young boys are dress up as Lord Krishna and they visit neighbors and friends. Different varieties of fruits and sweets are first offered to Lord Krishna and after the puja, these sweets are distributed amongst the visitors. The people of Andhra Pradesh observe a fast too.