Warrier's Collage October 31, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday October 31, 2021 1) Dubai Art Exhibition 2017 https://youtu.be/dq0wSKDVLGY 2) Mudiyettu, Ritual Theatre Dance Drama of Kerala https://youtu.be/FEWXi2SHodk (Know more : "Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala - intangible heritage - Culture Sector - UNESCO" https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/mudiyettu-ritual-theatre-and-dance-drama-of-kerala-00345 Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday November 6, 2021. Best Wishes and Prayers 🙏-Warrier Today's Collage has borrowed the theme "Humility" (I had to borrow! Will try to return) from a forward received from S Venugopal Chennai. Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Messages 1) R Jayakumar Mumbai Congratulations and good wishes to Shri Shaktikanta Das on his reappointment as RBI governor for three more years. 2) Shakuntala Iyer The article on Rasam is very "Tasty" 3) M G Warrier Mumbai Thanks to the timely support from some readers Collage could come out without any break despite the holidays planned. Expect the same cooperation on an ongoing basis. 🙏-Warrier B Current Affairs 1) RBI Central Board Meeting held on October 29, 2021 591st Meeting of Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India The 591st meeting of the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India was held today under the Chairmanship of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor at Mumbai. The Board in its meeting reviewed the current domestic and global economic situation and challenges. The Board deliberated on possible measures for addressing the emerging challenges. The Board also discussed the working of sub-committees of the Central Board and activities of a few Central Office Departments including the nationwide survey among bank customers regarding banks’ grievance redress system and the functioning of the Ombudsman schemes. The Board also congratulated the Governor on his reappointment. Deputy Governors Shri Mahesh Kumar Jain, Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra, Shri M. Rajeshwar Rao, Shri T. Rabi Sankar and other Directors of the Central Board viz. Shri N. Chandrasekaran, Shri Satish K. Marathe, Shri S. Gurumurthy and Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi attended the meeting. Shri Debasish Panda, Secretary, Department of Financial Services and Shri Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs also attended the meeting. (Yogesh Dayal) Chief General Manager 2) Role of Dams http://mainstreamweekly.net/article11720.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MainstreamWeekly+%28Mainstream+Weekly%29 Excerpts : West Bengal CM has reminded that she has not yet received a reply to her earlier letter sent on August 4 2021 in which she had “ highlighted the structural factors that give birth to grave man-made flood situation in southern Bengal, repeatedly, pitifully and tragically.” Earlier the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had raised questions about Farakka Barrage aggravating flood sitiuation in some parts of the state and elsewhere too. These statements of two Chief Ministers should be seen together with what has been reported from several other parts of the country regarding excessive dam water releases leading to very destructive floods and dams and barrages contributing to floods in other ways as well. Another interesting aspect is how the points made by the two Chief Ministers, although made in different contexts , turn out to be related to each other, a point to which this article will return. A disturbing aspect of many flood situations in recent years has been that these were caused by sudden and heavy discharge of water from dams. The highly destructive floods in Surat in 2006, for example, were caused by heavy release of water from Ukai dam. Around the same time the South Asia Network of Dams, Rivers and People reported, "Mismanagement and negligent operations of the largest reservoirs on Tapi, Narmada, Krishna, Godavari, Mahi and Sabarmati rivers have caused man-made disasters in Gujarat, Maharshtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The big dams that were expected to reduce the floods have actually been responsible for the flood disaster visiting these states now, the states that also happen to have the largest number of big dams." Looking at other such reports of recent decades we find that water releases from dams of the Damodar river system, the Bhakra-Beas system, Hirakund dam and several other dams have caused very destructive flash floods. Such floods are different from the gradual rise in river water seen in normal floods and the destructive capacity of such floods is much higher than normal floods. C Faith/Spirituality 1) V T Panchapagesan Chennai Sunday COLLAGE ATTITUDE IS AN EIGHT LETTER WORD NUMERICALLY ANALYZED AUM NAMO NARAYANAYA, Ashtaksaram..... Faith with Prayer and Perseverance with an attitude towards Godliness paves way towards SELF REALIZATION (Continued at H) 2) Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 55 काम क्रोध मोह बसि प्राणी हरि मूरति बिसराई झूठा तनु साचा करि मानिओ जिओ सुपना रैनाई 219, राग गउड़ी Possessed by lust, anger, attachment: Forgotten Hari Considers perishable body as permanent: as dream in night Tegh Bahadur, 219, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1454148484152496130?s=20 3) Vidura's humility Vidura's humility: https://www.thehindu.com/society/faith/viduras-humility/article19840623.ece In the Mahabharata, we find an excellent example of what one's attitude in life should be. Lord Krishna goes to meet Duryodhana. Krishna is there as a messenger of the Pandavas. The purpose of His visit is to ask Duryodhana to be reasonable and give the Pandavas their share in the kingdom. As Krishna's chariot enters Hastinapura, He halts outside each palatial mansion in the city. Whose house is this, Krishna asks outside each house. One after the other, the owner of each of them answers, “It is my residence.” And each of them says to Lord Krishna, “Welcome to my home. Please stay with me.” Lord Krishna does not accept any of these invitations but moves on quietly. Finally, His chariot reaches the residence of Vidura. “Whose house is this?” Lord Krishna asks. And Vidura replies, “Everything comes from You. And so this is Your house, Krishna. Do You have to ask permission or wait for an invitation to Your house?” Pleased with Vidura's reply, Lord Krishna decides to stay with him. 4) Mannarassala Temple, Kerala Story : https://youtu.be/bBhIhObnn6w Know more : a) Mannarassala Ayilyam was celebrated yesterday. "Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a famous serpent shrine" https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/mannarasala-sree-nagaraja-temple-is-a-famous-serpent-shrine/m-lite b) "Mannarasala Ayilyam Festival 2021 October 30" https://www.hindudevotionalblog.com/2012/11/mannarsala-aayilyam-festival.html?m=1 D Recent History Punnapra-Vayalar Uprising V Babusenan This month saw the completion of 75 years of a remarkable event in the long history of our freedom struggle generally and that of the princely state of Travancore particularly : The Punnapra- Vayalar Uprising. The places mentioned are in the present Alappuzha district of the Kerala State and the revolt, spearheaded by the Communist party, gave, as it were, an impetus to the freedom movement even as the country was on the threshold of independence. (Opinions differ, no doubt). Let us listen to what Shri Sreedhara Menon, the historian, had to say about it : "In January1946 (Dewan) Sir C P Ramaswami Iyer suggested an American model constitution for the proposed independent state, implying an executive that could not be removed. The State Congress rejected it as unacceptable to them. But the Communists, with the intention of terminating the despotic rule of the Dewan and to substitute it with a democratic set-up, started militant campaigns in their strongholds in the Alappuzha district. In September 1946 there were very aggressive uprisings in Vayalar and Punnapra. Openly defying the authority of the state government, labourers bravely confronted the police and the armed forces. The government declared military rule in Alappuzha and Cherthala. Dewan Sir C P Ramaswami Iyer personally assumed control of the police and military operations in the disturbed areas. The labourers in Vayalar resisted heroically with stones and crude local spears, but the combined might of the police and the military completely swallowed this feeble resistance. Hundreds of labourers died in this uprising. The tragic happenings in Vayalar and Punnapra shocked public opinion throughout the state". (Source : 'The History of Kerala') The government suppressed the rebellion with an iron hand. Among those in the police force who actively participated in the task of intimidating the locals was one Sathyanesan Nadar, sub-inspector of police. He gave leadership to the police in beating a man after tying his hands together. The man asked : "Inspector, do you have the guts to untie my hands?" The latter wanted to see what he would do. The moment the hands were untied, he spat on the face of the Inspector. The beatings restarted with such ferocity that the man fell unconscious. This sub-Inspector would naturally have gone into the garbage of history, but did not. He abandoned the job, took up acting in films and eventually became one of the few ever shining stars in the firmament of Malayalam cinema- the one and only Satyan. Such is the quirk of Fate! E Self-Development 1) Humility "Humility Humbleness the foundation of all Virtues" https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/humility-humbleness-the-foundation-of-all-virtues/m-lite Excerpts : "In this worldly life many of us think that our status, power and influence are linked to arrogance and lordliness. This attitude has made us think that with status, power and influence we can afford to be arrogant. The identification of the matter components in us results in this fake sense of authority. The comparison of our body with others makes us feel we are well built than others. Mind is better in think when compare to others. Intellectually we are better judge and know more than others. Even though we are well built than others or think well than others or better in understanding things than others, what has it got to do to feel superior or arrogant is the question. In fact these things can never be guaranteed to remain the same always. An unforeseen accident could damage our body or we can lose capacity to think or judge." For further reading : "Bhagavad Gita Verse 8, Chapter 13 – A simple, modern translation and explanation of the Bhagavad Gita with shloka (verse) meaning" https://gitajourney.com/2013/01/08/bhagavad-gita-verse-8-chapter-13/amp/ indriyaartheshu vairaagyamanahankaara eva cha | janmamrityujaraavyaadhiduhkhadoshaanudarshanam || 8 || Dispassion towards sense objects, absence of ego, as well as constant perception of sorrow towards birth, death, old age and disease. 2) Teamwork "The Secrets of Great Teamwork" https://hbr.org/2016/06/the-secrets-of-great-teamwork Excerpts : "The basics of team effectiveness were identified by J. Richard Hackman, a pioneer in the field of organizational behavior who began studying teams in the 1970s. In more than 40 years of research, he uncovered a groundbreaking insight: What matters most to collaboration is not the personalities, attitudes, or behavioral styles of team members. Instead, what teams need to thrive are certain “enabling conditions.” In our own studies, we’ve found that three of Hackman’s conditions—a compelling direction, a strong structure, and a supportive context—continue to be particularly critical to team success. In fact, today those three requirements demand more attention than ever. But we’ve also seen that modern teams are vulnerable to two corrosive problems—“us versus them” thinking and incomplete information. Overcoming those pitfalls requires a fourth critical condition: a shared mindset" F Leisure 1) A Lesson in Humility* My Driver@Humility Tales (Incident narrated by Nathan S V, Human Resources Leader at Deloitte.) I was a freshly minted graduate of a leading B School and wore its stripes proudly on my shoulders. I was to join a British Multinational in one of their plants in Gomia, Bihar as a Management Trainee. They chose only the best. And I was full of it, all puffed up. The night train from Calcutta would reach Gomia in the morning. I had a letter that said that there would be a car to pick me up from the station and take me to the guest house. The coal fired engine creaked up to the station and I alighted with my canvas hold-all, yes we had such things in those days. There was not a soul in sight to receive me. I felt let down. I heaved the luggage on my shoulder and came to the exit. There I saw a nice car. The driver in a khaki shorts and a white coloured tee shirt was walking towards the car. Aah, my driver, there he was! I went up to him and brusquely asked him to open the trunk and keep my luggage. He asked me in Hindi, who I was and I introduced myself. All this in a condescending way, and asked him to take me to the Guest House. He said he would be happy to drop me. The driver heaved the luggage in, opened the rear door and had me seated. He asked me if I was comfortable. This was getting better. Throughout the ride he asked me questions about my family etc. in a kind sort of way. I responded in monosyllables, irritated with a driver, who spoke too much. Near the guest house, he alighted and a couple of the staff ran up to the car and saluted me. I thought I saw some exchange with the driver and they respectfully carried my luggage. I waved out to the driver, who wished me the best in my new job. The next day was a big day. I was to meet the big daddy of the place- the Chief Executive – Dr.S.K.Varma. And I was nervous. I went in early to the factory. His secretary ushered me into a corridor that led up to the room. I knocked on the door and walked into the large office. The big man in his overalls, had his back to me and as he turned I recognized the man he was the driver in factory clothes. I burst out – 'Hey what are you doing in this office?' He gave me a broad smile and in chaste English said he was Shiven Varma, and asked me to take a seat. I choked and could have died in that instant. My feet were all jelly and I apologized profusely for my behaviour and was at a loss for words. He said that he had come to the station to see off a friend. And he had seen me and wanted to be of assistance. And played along for he knew I had mistaken him to be a driver. He offered me tea and had a long conversation. Said that outside of work one should not wear their education, only use them. And never referred to the incident. Almost as if it did not happen. As I walked away, I learnt the greatest lesson in humility. So, the guest house staff were actually saluting him, not me!! My ego came crashing down. Shoulders hunched, weighing heavily with lessons learnt, I exited his office. Reflections Humility is playing a role, any role, sans ego, whatever the role may be. Even if this were that of a driver. Dr. Varma never referred to this incident ever, not even in any informal chat. He was unknowingly driving home a lesson in humility! *Forward received from S Venugopal via Group mail. This story is the trigger for today's theme. Thanks Venugopalji 🙏-Warrier 2) Salt vs Rice* If you were to cook 3 cups of rice, would you add 3 cups of salt to it? Certainly not! So, in every preparation of rice, the rice always outnumbers the salt, yet a little salt makes a huge difference/impact in the overall outcome. In the room in which you currently are, look up at the ceiling... What is the size of the bulb compared to the size of the room? It is probably a ratio of 1:5000. Yet, darkness flees the entire space once the small bulb is flipped on. If I am the salt of the earth, and the light of the world, then "little me" has the ability to make big things happen.. Sometimes, because we feel outnumbered or overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of evil or wrong-doers, we then choose powerlessness, and decide to go with the flow, not standing up for what we believe is right. Little doesn't mean insignificant. You are significant. Your presence should make a BIG difference. Stop waiting to be on the side of the majority. They may be the majority, but they are the trivial majority, and you are the impactful minority. They are the rice of the world, and you are the salt of the world.. They are the room and you are the light. Make your influence felt! Remember: You are the world's seasoning, to make it beautiful... So if we can just do the right seasoning to make even one life beautiful our life is worth living. Have a blessed day! Onwards and Upwards! Be the salt in someone's life today. *Received from K Balasubramanian Coimbatore via Group mail 3) Last chance* SMILE Last chance Jackie wants to be someone in life but is very diffident and lets chances go. His club is having A G M where new office bearers are to be elected. Proposals for the posts of president, secretary etc. are put up. Each time, Jackie wants to offer his candidacy but is held back by his timidity. Slowly Jackie gets into a stupor and suddenly wakes up to the announcement “Our club needs some cuspidors” Jackie shouts out“I have never opted to be a secretary treasurer. I want to be at least a cuspidor” *Received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai. G Quotes about Humility "15 Quotes That Remind Us of The Awesome Power of Humility | Inc.com" https://www.inc.com/dave-kerpen/15-quotes-that-remind-us-of-the-awesome-power-of-humility.html Like : "Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success." -Rick Pitino (Richard Andrew Pitino is an American college basketball coach who is the head coach for Iona College. He is also the head coach of Greece's senior national team.) H Continued from C1 Very interesting & meaningful message 🌹 : If : A = 1 ; B = 2 ; C = 3 ; D = 4 ; E = 5 ; F = 6 ; G = 7 ; H = 8 ; I = 9 ; J = 10 ; K = 11 ; L = 12 ; M = 13 ; N = 14 ; O = 15 ; P = 16 ; Q = 17 ; R = 18 ; S = 19 ; T = 20 ; U = 21 ; V = 22 ; W = 23 ; X =24 ; Y = 25 ; Z = 26. Then, H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K =8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96% L+O+V+E = 12+15+22+5 = 54% L+U+C+K =12+21+3+11 = 47% None of them makes 100% Then what makes 100%? Is it Money? NO! M+O+N+E+Y = 13+15+14+5+25 =72% Leadership? NO! L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P =12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16 =97% Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our "ATTITUDE" A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% It is therefore OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% Successful. Amazing mathematics With each alphabet getting a number, in chronological order, as above, study the following, and bring down the total to a single digit and see the result yourself Hindu S h r e e K r i s h n a 19+8+18+5+5+11+18+9+19+8+14+1 = 135 = 1+3+5 = 9 Muslim M o h a m m e d 13+15+8+1+13+13+5+4 = 72 = 7+2 = 9 Jain M a h a v i r > 13+1+8+1+22+9+18 = 72 = 7+2 = 9 Sikh G u r u N a n a k > 7+21+18+21+14+1+14+1+11 = 108 = 1+0+8 = 9 Parsi Z a r a t h u s t r a > 26+1+18+1+20+8+21+19+20+18+1 = 153 = 1+5+3 = 9 Buddhist G a u t a m 7+1+21+20+1+13 = 63 = 6+3 = 9 Christian E s a M e s s i a h 5+19+1+13+5+19+19+9+1+8 = 99 9+9 = 18 1+8 = 9 Each one ends with number 9 THAT IS NATURE'S CREATION TO SHOW THAT GOD IS ONE !!! Whoever created this message's great..... Humans living in this Planet are ONE. V T Panchapagesan

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