Warrier's COLLAGE September 26, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday September 26, 2021 Panchavadyam https://youtu.be/qfb-4ywg5PI (From Kerala, with love) Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday October 2, 2021. Those born in free India, please spend some time to understand the implications of the quote at G. "East India Companies" in different forms are around the world today. Nice Day M G Warrier Thought* of the Day : The professor was on his first teaching day in the law school. The first thing he did was ask for the name of a student sitting in the front row: “What's your name?” “My name is Nelson.” “Get out of my class and don't come back!” he ordered. Nelson was confused. The teacher walked towards him. He got up fast, got his stuff and left class. Everyone was scared and indignant, but no one spoke. “Very good! Let's start. What are laws for?” the professor asked. Students were still afraid, but slowly began to answer the question. - To have order in our society. - No! No! No! No! - Make people who make mistakes pay for their actions. - No! No! No! No! Does anyone know the answer to this question? The young girl timidly spoke to ′′ To advance justice," - Finally! Justice! But what is justice? Everyone was getting mad at the professor's attitude. But they kept responding. - Protect people's rights... - OK. And what else? - Differentiate good from evil, reward those who do good... - Okay... so answer the question, did I do the right thing by kicking Nelson out of class? Everyone was silent, no one answered. - I want a unanimous answer! - NO! They responded with one voice. - Can you say I have committed an injustice? - Yes! “Then why didn't anyone do anything about it? Why do we want laws and rules if we don't have the will to apply them? Each of you has a duty to speak when you witness injustice. Everybody. Everybody. Everybody. Everybody. Don't ever be silent again.” “Go get Nelson. You know, when we don't stand up for our rights, dignity disappears, and dignity cannot be negotiated." - by Doris Carrier *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai (I agree with the professor-Warrier) A Messages 1) Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 20 किया तू रता देखि कै पुत्र कलत्र सीगार रस भोगहि खुसीआ करहि माणहि रंग अपार बहुतु करहि फुरमाइसी वरतहि होइ अफार करता चिति न आवइ मनमुख अंध गवार गुरु अर्जन, सिरीरागु Lost in son, wife Enjoying life Bloated, ordering Forgot Creator? 42, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1441517457521348613?s=20 2) Sharat Nashik, Kochi Lovely. The episodes of Udhav Gita is really fascinating to read. Thank u for the post. 3) Vathsala Jayaraman Tongue Twisters A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies. Ø I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw. Ø Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said "this butter's bitter! But a bit of better butter will but make my butter better" So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her butter better so 'twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter! (Continued at H2) 4) M G Warrier Mumbai Remembering SPB : Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, also known as SPB or Balu, was an Indian playback singer, television presenter, music director, actor and film producer who worked predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. Born: 4 June 1946, Died: 25 September 2020 a) Evergreen Hit Songs : https://youtu.be/1WrBOG-9C_E b) A 2020 Media Report https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a-patient-who-inspired-his-doctors-to-the-end/article32699041.ece B 1) V T Panchapagesan on "paraprosdokians" Sunday Collage.... It is a figure of Speech which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part... It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an ANTICLIMAX.. Here are 24 sentences worth going through .. Winston Churchill loved paraprosdokians, figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected. 1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it. 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on my list. 3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. 5. War does not determine who is right - only who is left. 6. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. 7. They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't. 8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. 9. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out, I just wanted pay checks. 10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put "DOCTOR." 11. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. 12. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street...with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. 13. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman. 14. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory. 15. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. 16. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with. 17. There's a fine line between cuddling and...holding someone down so they can't get away. 18. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure. 19. You're never too old to learn something stupid. 20. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target. 21. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. 22. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 23. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. 24. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but now it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one./ V T Panchapagesan 2) Sunday Poetry : Madras Courier https://madrascourier.com/art-and-poetry/abandoned-nests/ Excerpts : What happens to the abandoned nests when the birds have fled? Do they hang as our hollowed dreams, or do they haunt us like fossils of our broken promises, or do they stand and decay like emptied carcasses of our memories – when all have left and ashes have been washed off the shores into our remembrances?" (Poetry allows mind to wander. Reading this poem, the images that came to mind included empty auditoriums, empty malls, empty playgrounds, empty schools, empty trains, buses and other vehicles... Warrier) C Collage Profile : Steven Knight 1) Peaky Blinders https://rts.org.uk/article/steven-knight-his-childhood-glimpse-peaky-blinders-world-working-brad-pitt Excerpts : The screenwriter about to become a studio mogul; the boardgame inventor whose next drama will launch Apple’s foray into television; the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? creator nominated for an Oscar – there are many ways to paraphrase the extraordinary career of Steven Knight. Let’s start, however, with the blacksmith’s son who launched a million haircuts. We meet shortly before Knight's Peaky Blinders begins its fifth season on BBC One. It advertises the writer’s knack of finding the drama in stories – gangsters from Birmingham! – that no one else even saw as stories. Over 30 episodes it has grown into an epic. BBC viewers, initially confused, were given time to adjust to its heightened style, and Net­flix viewers all over the world have followed them. It is an example of how co-productions work best: the BBC, says Knight, leaves him alone and the US cable channel FX digs into its deep pockets. Peaky also unlocks the door that leads to the slightly mysterious Steven Knight. He was born 60 years ago in a little village in Wiltshire, to which his blacksmith father, George Knight, had moved when his time shoeing Co-op delivery horses ended. Three months after Steven was born, the country blacksmith’s business also foundered, and the Knight family – of which Steven was the seventh child – moved back to its roots in Small Heath, south-east Birmingham. 2) Roads to freedom : Series by Steven Knight https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/ridley-scott-steven-knight-team-up-for-wwii-series-roads-to-freedom/article34099538.ece Excerpts : "Veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott is collaborating with “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight for an upcoming series about the World War II. Titled “Roads to Freedom”, the show is based on the books of author Antony Beevor, who will co-write the 10-episode series with Knight, reported Deadline. Scott, known for movies such as “Alien”, “Gladiator”, “Black Hawk Down” and “The Martian”, plans to direct the first episode to set the tone for the show. The epic series will portray different angles on the war from the usual US/UK-centric focus." D Readers' Contribution 1) A Piece of Indian History* THE MALAYALEE WHO CHANGED WORLD HISTORY! Did you know this part of the history of Kerala ? It happened when the biggest and the most valuable company in the history of the world was brought down (among other things) by a Malayali from India. There was a moment in history when the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) or simply the Dutch East India Company was the most well funded and powerful Business, military and naval force in the world. Established in 1602, it had a virtual monopoly of the global spice trade for most of the 17th century and was the first truly multinational corporation in history. (Continued at H1) *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady 2) Idli adjusts to US weather : Vathsala Jayaraman In many of the states in US, during winter the temperature is very low.It is very difficult to get the idli batter fermented. There is no problem in Chennai which is hot, hotter or hottest always. In US we preheat the Electric Oven to 250 degrees and after 10 mts, if we keep the idli batter in closed vessels inside the oven, the batter will be ready in about 10 hours. If days are very cold we may have to repeat the reheating process again. The item idli, (meaning a food prepared by steaming,) has been in existence for the past 1000 years or so, essentially originated from karnataka and certain literary works point out to the dish. But invariably Indonesians say that idli originated from them. Idli is stated to have been prepared only from black lentils initially by soaking black lentils in curd. The adding of rice came to be practised only after 1700 A.D. just to enable easy fermentation and to improve the final consistency of the product. Cooks, who arrive late at the marriage venue don't bother about fermentation. Even 60 years back I have seen the cooks keeping the freshly ground batter on the hot choola ( kottai aduppu in Tamil) for a few mts, just remove the firewood. Hot idli will be ready within 2 hours. If we try the same thing in our gas stove, it won't work. The batter will get stuck to the bottom of the vessel. Even with 60 years of cooking experience, we are learners for ever. Every mistake is a lesson to us. ( Many argue, after migrating to a foreign country, why long for our dishes?) Habits die hard. So too tastes. Vathsala Jayaraman E 1) Indian Constitution https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/rationalthoughts/nature-of-the-indian-constitution-37599/ Excerpts : "The Indian Constitution is one of the written constitutions in the world. So, we should have an understanding of the nature of the Constitution. What level should we give to our Constitution, whether it is federal, unitary, or quasi-federal? Some people call it federal, some unitary, and some quasi-federal. It is always a matter of debate, what is the real nature of our Constitution." Posted online comments : "quite a lot of efforts by selfless and eminent scholars from various walks of life went into the writing of indian constitution. the preamble of the indian constitution itself is unique. clearly the constitution is given to the people of india. though not enforceable by law, the directive principles of state policy give clear guidance. we can only wish, 21st century will witness more meaningful acceptance of the guiding principles by those who are given the responsibility to uphold the constitution. excellent article. expect more" 2) Citizens' Responsibility : M G Warrier https://www.moneylife.in/article/how-much-of-indian-constitution-is-for-we-the-people/29687.html Excerpts : Power and money are consciously centralised in India, right from the central government to the smallest political party fighting elections. If only our political leadership resolve to follow the Constitution in letter and spirit, everything else will fall in line “There are some fundamental issues which we are committed to and are non-negotiable—secularism, equality and non-violence. All that has been written in the preamble of the Constitution, that is our basic agenda”—Arvind Kejriwal F Leisure Free time activities : https://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists/Free_Time_Activities.htm Cook - Many people like to cook different types of food. You can make meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can bake cakes, cookies, slices and pastries in the oven. Some people boast that they have a special recipe - ask them to cook it for you! Study something - There are many things that you can study just because you find it interesting! You can study a language; you can learn a skill, such as cooking or making furniture; or you can even study the hieroglyphs of the ancient Egyptians, if you want to! Art and crafts - There are many, many arts and crafts that you can learn and practice. You can paint, draw, sew, crochet, knit, sculpt, engrave, make furniture, make jewelry, or you can even create your own new art form! Gardening - You can plant flowers, vegetables or herbs and maintain your garden by watering it, pulling the weeds and feeding it with fertilizer. Exercise and play a sport - To stay fit and healthy, you can do exercise alone, such as swimming or working out at a gym, or you can play a team sport, such as football or basketball. G Quotes about East India Company https://www.quotemaster.org/east+india+company Like : "East India Company were a huge multinational that had the added impetus that they felt they were spreading Christian civilization around the world - so they were pretty free to do anything they wanted." Steven Knight (Steven Knight CBE is a British screenwriter and film director. Knight wrote the screenplays for the films Closed Circuit, Dirty Pretty Things, and Eastern Promises, and also directed as well as wrote the films Locke and Hummingbird. Born: 5 August 1959 (age 62 years)) H 1) Continued from D1 https://www.facebook.com/james.kjoseph.1/postse/2002938183193413 It had a great run and was the Apple or Google of its day - only more successful, profitable- paying on average, an 18% dividend for almost 200 years. Adjusted to inflation, it had the market capitalisation of over 7 Trillion Dollars (in today’s money) - making it perhaps the most valuable company in the history of companies. The Dutch made most of their money from India - By the early 18th century, the Dutch economic and political power in southern India was at its peak. The Dutch had thrown the Portuguese out, Defeated the Mighty Zamorins of Calicut and even turned the powerful kingdom of Kochi into a Vassal State where the crown even bore the Dutch emblem of VOC. The Dutch East India Company is dead today - in large parts, thanks to this Indian from Kerala. Among the many mistakes that ultimately lead to their downfall, perhaps the biggest was committed by Dutch Governor Gustaaf Willem Van Imhoff in 1739. During the ensuing negotiations between Governor Imhoff and Marthanda Varma, the ruler of Travancore, regarding the Dutch interests in Kochi, when Governor Imhoff threatened Marthanda Varma, that his forces will rake Travancore down to dust. In his reply - Varma quipped: "With all due respect to you sir, then I will invade Holland." Obviously miffed, the Governor of the Mighty Dutch empire walked off from the meeting, determined to teach this local king of a small Indian kingdom a lesson. Soon, a large contingent of Dutch artillery forces landed in Colachel, lead by Captain Eustachius De Lannoy. Their intention was to make a quick dash and capture the capital of Travancore - Padmanabhapuram. On the 10th of August, 1741, both Armies met in the now famous Battle of Colachel. Within no time, the Dutch faced a crushing and decisive defeat - most of their soldiers fled and their commander, Eustace De Lannoy was captured along with his deputy. Marthanda Varma made the Dutch sign a peace treaty, taking over most of the Dutch forts in the Malabar region of India and bringing to an end, the Dutch monopoly in the Spice Trade with India. What’s more, Marthanda Varma even made Eustachius De Lannoy join his forces as a trainer and used him to modernise the Army of Travancore - which later became the Madras Regimentof Independent India. The Dutch Black Pepper trade monopoly was taken over by the State of Travancore - which made them rich. In case you wonder how rich - Marthanda Varma re-consecrated an old Temple of Lord Padmanabhaswamy (Lord Vishnu) and regularly donated to it in his lifetime. Recently, 5 of the 8 sealed chamber Vaults of this temple were opened by the authorities - which yielded a smallish treasure in Gold and Jewels, estimated to be worth a little over USD 22 Billion (making it the richest institution and place of worship in the world). Experts believe that the remaining sealed vaults hold treasures worth a Trillion dollars While Marthanda Varma, an Indian, had his life moment in world history - the Indian Historians didn’t think of his achievements as important enough to even deserve a mention in our school textbooks. 2) Continued from A3 Ø Black bug bit a big black bear. But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit? A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back. Ø If you understand, say "understand". If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand". How do I understand that you understand? Understand! Ø I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you. Ø I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish. Ø A sledering snail went down a slippery slide would a snail sleder or slide down the slide. Ø These thousand tricky tongue twisters trip thrillingly off the tongue. Ø Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds. Ø You curse, I curse, we all curse, for asparagus! Ø Kacha papaya pacca papaya Kacha papaya pacca papaya Kacha papaya pacca papaya. Ø Double bubble gum, bubbles double. Ø A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea. Ø A box of mixed biscuits, a mixed biscuit box. Ø Upper roller lower roller Upper roller lower roller.... Ø Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People Ø If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch? Ø Which watch did which witch wear and which witch wore which watch? Ø Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward. Ø I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought.If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much. Ø Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?" Ø How much wood could a wood chuck; chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood Ø I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ø An Ape hates grape cakes. Ø She sells sea shells on the sea shore she sells sea shells no more Ø I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. And on a slitted sheet I sit. I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. The sheet I slit, that sheet was it. Ø Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more. Ø A skunk sat on a stump. The stump thought the skunk stunk. The skunk thought the stump stunk . What stunk the skunk or the stump? Ø The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn. Ø If one doctor doctors another doctor does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors? Ø Do tongue twisters twist your tongue? Ø If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing. Ø Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, FuzzyWuzzy wasn't very fuzzy... was he? Ø Billy Button bought a buttered biscuit, did Billy Button buy a buttered biscuit? If Billy Button bought a buttered biscuit, Where's the buttered biscuit Billy Button bought? Ø How many cans can a canner can, if a canner can can cans? A canner can can as many cans as a canner can, if a canner can can cans Ø How much wood could a wood chopper chop, if a wood chopper could chop wood? 3) Science & Rebirth Atma The Tamil Magazine 'Gnana Aalayam' has published an article consequent on their conversation with the great neuro scientist Stuart Hameroff. Copied below are excerpts from the article. There are more than 100 billion neurons inside the brain that act as message carriers.The microtubules embedded inside the neurons is stated to be the residing place of 'quantum consciousness' or Atma in other' words. Out of research conducted from persons in coma or the persons who have NDE( Near Death Experience), it has been found out that when blood, oxygen and metabolic energy totally stop,the QUANTUM INFORMATION( The scientific term for Atma) is not destroyed, but leaks out or dissipates in a more holographic distribution ,but remains entangled.When another foetus is developing, the same quantum information joins with the microtubular structure in the brain of the foetus. It adds value to the fact that Atma has no death. Yoga Vaasishtam, a great Vedantic work is the advice given to Shri Rama by sage Vasishta. The sage says 'Dear Rama, you are not in this world. The world is in you. You are not in this body. The body is in you. You are not in your mind. The mind is in you." When a reference to this subject was made to the great scientist he was amazed to see the similarity of his findings to what has been stated by Vasishta. He exclaimed saying "it is just like saying "your inside is out and outside is in" "What we have found out is only a spec in the ocean. Further researches will reveal many more things" he added. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ All the above facts, without scientific explanation find a place in Gita. Normally we have a tendency to believe things when they are conveyed through Western minds.. These findings are not free from criticism. He is blamed as packing eastern mystic ideas in credible Western robes. He is accused of using 'scientific terminology' for unrelated spiritual concepts. The fact remains whether we understand the medical and technical terms about neurons etc, the scientists are able to appreciate our concept about ATMA( QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS) and amazed at the knowledge of sages. A firm scientific ground has been established for the inquisitive youngsters about a topic which was considered imaginary and vague. We can feel proud about our Vedantic scriptures . Vathsala Jayaraman


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