Warrier's COLLAGE 201/21092021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday September 21, 2021 Palazhi Mathanam https://youtu.be/_KOWYzFSg1M (At Bangkok Airport) Athirappilly Waterfalls, Kerala https://youtu.be/uf0Mmm8WnE4 Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Today's Collage Theme (Palazhi Mathanam) Courtesy : V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram A Messages 1) Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 15 What value, oh Guru of World if karma not erased Why seek protection of lion if to be eaten by jackal Sadhna, Bilawal, 858, SGGS तव गुन कहा जगत गुरा जउ करमु न नासै सिंघ सरन कत जाईए जउ जंभुकु ग्रासै सधना, बिलावल, ८५८, गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1439656237772132354?s=20 2) Sharat Nashik, Kochi You have written quite a few books. The review quoted in Collage today and reading in one go should be because the book is interesting and well written. How can I get the book ? (Thanks for the encouraging words. Some books are published by Kindle Direct which can be accessed at Amazon and if you are a member, read them free. Books published by Notion Press are sold online by the publisher and outlets like Amazon and Flipkart. Avoid buying from Amazon.com when you are in India. Select links are given at H1 🙏-Warrier) 3) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Another Development Bank In my near ignorance of economics, the Finance Secretary's use of the expression 'toxic asset' for bad debts of commercial banks seems to be an oxymoron like Milton's 'darkness visible'. But it has a rather wonderful relevance which ,perhaps, only we Indians can appreciate. While the Devas and Asuras were churning the Ocean of Milk, many things, good and bad,came out of it of which the Kaalakoota toxin was one. To save the world from a possible calamity, Lord Siva drank* the poison and became Neelakanta. See how an epic anecdote repeats itself! Another Siva or his dasa is our present Governor of RBI who is entrusted with the job of creating the bad bank, or, more appropriately, the toxin bank! (*Parvathi's love saved her husband's life. If she had kept in mind what Shiva had done to their son Ganesha and delayed holding Shiva's neck by a few seconds...No, I can't imagine what would have happened 🙏-Warrier) 4) C V Subbaraman Mysuru What's in a Nickname? What is in a name? This is in the context of "bad" bank. Will the christening of this Bank from bad to some other by the Reserve Bank make the bank smell any sweet? An institution that absorbs all the bad loans of the banking community cannot ab initio or otherwise become "good"! But the only consolation is that, as John Stuart Mill said, proper names are without any connotations, they are mere labels of identification. The town of portsmouth was so named because it is at the mouth of the river. Mill says that the town would still continue to be called Portsmouth if the river changed her course and the town ceased to be at the mouth. A satyavaan may be a serial liar or a Dhanavati a beggar in the street. The world is a funny or crazy place and therefore don't attach much importance to "bad" in that Bank! Subbaraman (Interesting discussion 🙏-Warrier) 5) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Langanam Parama Aushadam This was a common saying in all the houses when children or even adults insist on eating more and more of certain eatables. Today's Collage had a wonderful talk on Langhanam- restriction on food; restriction on breath; restriction on speech and restriction on thoughts( meditation) (Continued at E) 6) Vishnu Kelkar Ref : C Reader's Contribution Connecting to Chicago by Shri Babusenan After reading the post, I was reminded of a tiny device called oxymeter which became a household name during the first wave of Covid 19. It was discussed frequently in the family and friends. But for Covid 19 we common people would not have known about the oxymeter which informs us about the oxygen level in our body . The coronavirus that enters the body through the respiratory system causes direct injury to person's lungs. This can negatively impact transfer of oxygen into the bloodstream. Dr Sekhar Prasad's explanation in simple language tells us how oxygen is the most important element for living beings. VNKelkar 7) V T Panchapagesan Chennai Mahalayam...Pitru Paksham September 21, 2021 Mahalayam means the highest Seat or Residence of the Highest, the supreme and the Mightiest, the seat of the Pinnacle of Happiness (Kalyan) The celestial residents who are the noble souls of the Departed Forefathers, Pithrus, descend on the Earth, the mortal world, stay here for 16 days, bless and do good to their descendents. When the Sun God enters the Kanya Rasi, on the fifth paksha, like Ashadha, He orders the Pithrus, the departed noble souls, to reenter the world. In order to please them, the best method is to feed these Divine guests with cooked rice meals after performing Sradha ... There are Five Yagyas, Brahma yagyam, Deva Yagyam, Pitru yagyam, Manushya Yagyam, and Bhuta Yagyam. Yagyam is a fire sacrifice that is symbolic of the worshipper's surrender to the Divine. A Yagyam has four important components——dravya, tyaga, devata and mantra... In short in today's mundane world, let us remember all those departed souls Who were responsible for our better living by offering service to the needy in whichever way one can do with sincerity in action, seeking their blessings with purity in thinking, controlling senses making our life worth living. V T Panchapagesan. B Current Affairs Reserve Bank of India Speeches Michael D Patra, Deputy Governor, RBI https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1125 Monetary Policy: Trial by Pandemic (Address by Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India - September 16, 2021 - at the Financial Markets Summit of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Mumbai) Excerpts: "Monetary policy is all about the feasible. This inherently imposes a trade-off with the desirable. Pragmatism, gradualism and calibration are its distinctive features, except in challenging times when central banks become defenders of the first resort or as it is said, the only game in town when the chips are down. Every crisis makes them wiser, hones their skills and strengthens their commitment to the goal of macroeconomic and financial stability to promote sustainable and inclusive growth." C Life's Lessons Silence*, Please! WHEN TO BE SILENT? 1 Be silent - in the heat of anger. 2 Be silent - when you don't have all the facts. 3 Be silent - when you haven't verified the story. 4 Be silent - if your words will offend a weaker person. 5 Be silent - when it is time to listen. 6 Be silent - when you are tempted to make light of holy things. 7 Be silent - when you are tempted to joke about sin. 8 Be silent - if you would be ashamed of your words later. 9 Be silent - if your words would convey the wrong impression. 10 Be silent - if the issue is none of your business. 11 Be silent - when you are tempted to tell an outright lie. 12 Be silent - if your words will damage someone else's reputation. 13 Be silent - if your words will damage a friendship. 14 Be silent - when you are feeling critical. 15 Be silent - if you can't say it without screaming. 16 Be silent - if your words will be a poor reflection of your friends and family. 17 Be silent - if you may have to eat your words later. 18 Be silent - if you have already said it more than one time. 19 Be silent - when you are tempted to flatter a wicked person. 20 Be silent - when you are supposed to be working instead. 21 Be silent - when your words do not do any good to anyone including yourself. "WHOEVER GUARDS HIS TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL AWAY FROM TROUBLES" *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai D Palazhi Mathanam 1) Kathakali https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/dance/a-new-kathakali-production-rich-in-innovation/article34330389.ece 2) Mythology https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/legend-of-samudra-manthan-and-its-symbolism Excerpts : The legend says that when the churning of ocean by the The Devas and Asuras - Samudra Manthan- done using the Mandhara mountain and Vasuki serpent as rope, in the Hindu month of Shravan, beginning tomorrow, fourteen different types of rubies came out. Thirteen of these were distributed among the demons, except Halahal (deadly poison). Lord Shiva drank the Halahal and stored it in his throat, which turned blue due to the effect of deadly poison. Hence the name Neelkanth (meaning blue throat) is attributed to Shiva. To reduce the strong effect of poison, all the gods thereafter started offering the Ganges water to Lord Shiva to make lessen the effect of poison E Langanam Parama Aushadam Continued from A5 In 2016 Nobel's Prize was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsunni for his research on Autophagy a process that needs to be induced for a good health makeup..Though our ancestors have been insisting on Ekadasi Fasting on spiritual grounds, its significance has grown multiple number of times after the announcement of the award. The Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. The word autophagy originates from the Greek words auto-, meaning “self”, and phagein, meaning “to eat”. Thus,autophagy denotes “self eating”. This concept emerged during the 1960’s, when researchers first observed that the cell could destroy its own contents by enclosing it in membranes, forming sack-like vesicles that were transported to a recycling compartment, called the lysosome, for degradation. Difficulties in studying the phenomenon meant that little was known until, in a series of brilliant experiments in the early 1990’s, Yoshinori Ohsumi used baker’s yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. He then went on to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for autophagy in yeast and showed that similar sophisticated machinery is used in our cells. Ohsumi’s discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content. His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation to starvation or response to infection. Vathsala Jayaraman F Readers' Contribution Human Anatomy* So Funny, This Human Anatomy Where can a man buy a cap for his knee, Or the key to a lock of his hair? Can his eyes be called an academy? Because there are pupils there? In the crown of your head can jewels be found? Who crosses the bridge of your nose? If you wanted to shingle the roof of your mouth, Would you use the nails on your toes? Can you sit in the shade of the palm of your hand, Or beat on the drum of your ear? Can the calf in your leg eat the corn off your toe? Then why not grow corn on the ear? Can the crook in your elbow be sent to jail? If so, just what did he do? How can you sharpen your shoulder blades? I'll be darned if I know - *Received from S R Badrinarayanan R Jayakumar adds : WHEN BODY PARTS ARE USED AS VERBS* Many parts of the body can be used as verbs in either a physical or a metaphorical sense. You can head a company, but if things go wrong you'll have to shoulder the blame, or face your investors. A good leader will back his employees, but if you don't toe the line the management can skin you. Did you muscle your way into that job? You might eye someone suspiciously, or wait for the police to finger a suspect. But if you need to get out of town, you can thumb a ride or you can ride with me if you can stomach the thought. Use strong arm tactic if you want to elbow out someone. I don't always sing along with the radio, but I sometimes do mouth the words. (To all English-Language Lovers) Forward received from R Jayakumar G Quotes about Palazhi Mathanam https://www.britannica.com/topic/churning-of-the-ocean-of-milk The gods, who had become weakened as a result of a curse by the irascible sage Durvasas, invited the asuras to help them recover the elixir of immortality, the amrita, from the depths of the cosmic ocean. Mount Mandara—a spur of Mount Meru, the world axis—was torn out to use as a churning stick and was steadied at the bottom of the ocean by Vishnu in his avatar (incarnation) as the tortoise Kurma. The asuras held the head of the naga (half-human, half-cobra) Vasuki, who was procured for a churning rope, and the gods held his tail. When Vasuki’s head vomited forth poison that threatened to fall into the ocean and contaminate the amrita, the god Shiva took it and held it in his throat, a feat that turned his throat blue. H 1) Continued from A2 Books by M G Warrier : Where to get? a) Notion Press https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier b) Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/M-G-Warrier/e/B079ZC3JKX%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share c) Restoring Trust in Governance: India's 2020's Challenge https://www.amazon.in/dp/1636335896/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_33N7XBC5JHPPH28Y6E8Y d) India's Decade of Reforms: Reserve Bank of India at Central Stage https://www.amazon.in/dp/1642491438/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_KJG0KAXZGFSY04KH7332 e) Chasing Inclusive Growth: Reforms for Financial Inclusion : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07B527VZY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_ZN44NV8C17NXCRC9Q96Y

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