Warrier's Collage October 9, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday October 9, 2021 1) Statue of Unity, India https://youtu.be/DDoL5So-kYQ 2) Pazhassi Park, Mananthavady (Kerala) https://youtu.be/TPedzYQwIIw Good Morning. Apologies for not including several responses. Many of them are personal which I'll treasure. Trying to reciprocate individually. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 33 God is formless, beyond hate None like God God, all powerful, creates/destroys God is like ship to ferry us across world ocean Mathura, 1404, SGGS निरंकारु निरवैरु अवरु नही दूसर कोई भंजन गड़ृन समथु तरण तारण प्रभु सोई कवी मथुरा https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1446194803486584844?s=20 B Current Affairs 1) RBI's Monetary Policy Statement "Press Release" https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=52367 Governor's Statement : October 08, 2021 Excerpts : The MPC met on 6th, 7th and 8th October, 2021. Based on an assessment of the evolving macroeconomic and financial conditions and the outlook, the MPC voted unanimously to maintain status quo with regard to the policy repo rate and by a majority of 5 to 1 to retain the accommodative policy stance. Consequently, the policy repo rate remains unchanged at 4 per cent; and the stance remains accommodative as long as necessary to revive and sustain growth on a durable basis and continue to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target going forward. The marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the bank rate remain unchanged at 4.25 per cent. The reverse repo rate also remains unchanged at 3.35 per cent. 2) Media Response To The Editor Business Standard/The Hindu/The Hindu Business Line Letters October 8, 2021 "Bad" is a bad word This refers to the widely used prefix before the word "bank" in the media to describe the newly established National Assets Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL). Everyone knows that even if you name a dumb child "Subhashini", the child won't start speaking and a rose called by any other name will not lose fragrance. In this bad, bad, bad world (I can perceive your eyebrows going up... you enjoyed the movie Mad, Mad, Mad World and you are uncomfortable with the word "bad"!) a bad name sticks faster. My request to NARCL is to quickly find a universally acceptable good name for itself, which has a relevance to the cleansing function assigned to it. Names do matter in the long run. M G Warrier Mumbai C Collage Profile : Peter Kropotkin "Peter Alekseyevich Kropotkin | Russian revolutionary | Britannica" https://www.britannica.com/biography/Peter-Alekseyevich-Kropotkin Peter Kropotkin dedicated his life to the cause of social justice. During his Siberian service he already had begun his conversion to anarchism—the doctrine that all forms of government should be abolished—and in 1872 a visit to the Swiss watchmakers of the Jura Mountains, whose voluntary associations of mutual support won his admiration, reinforced his beliefs. On his return to Russia he joined a revolutionary group, the Chaiykovsky Circle, that disseminated propaganda among the workers and peasants of St. Petersburg and Moscow. At this time he wrote “Must We Occupy Ourselves with an Examination of the Ideal of a Future System?,” an anarchist analysis of a postrevolutionary order in which decentralized cooperative organizations would take over the functions normally performed by governments. Caught in a police dragnet, he was imprisoned in 1874 but made a sensational escape two years later, fleeing to western Europe, where his name soon became revered in radical circles. The next few years were spent mostly in Switzerland until he was expelled at the demand of the Russian government after the assassination of Tsar Alexander II by revolutionaries in 1881. He moved to France but was arrested and imprisoned for three years on trumped-up charges of sedition. Released in 1886, he settled in England, where he remained until the Russian Revolution of 1917 allowed him to return to his native country. D Readers' Contributions 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Kolu & Navaratri : Vathsala Jayaraman Next week Navarathri will be over. Vijayadashami is the concluding Pooja. It is a tradition that one or two dolls which have been in standing posture all the nine days are made to lie down on the tier throughout night and the next day, kolu is dismantled in an auspicious hour and the dolls are packed and kept back in loft or almirahs duly protected against termites. Do the dolls feel tired on account of standing on the steps all the nine days? If they are Gods and Goddesses, omnipotent themselves, why should they feel tired? My son aged 8 used to ask such questions which were brushed aside calling him too talkative or adhika prasangi. However as all other traditions, this also should have some significance. Though we are aware that God has no name, form or shape, it is not possible for many of us to keep one such entity in mind. (Continued at H) 2) Welcome Navaratri : Dr Prabha Ramadurai Cheñnai A nice way of greeting and welcoming the arrival of Navaratri. Happy Navaratri celebrations. आपल्या सर्वांना A B C D तर येते पण या abcdत देवीची नावे दडली आहे हे फारच कमी लोकांना माहीत आहे नवरात्रोत्सवाच्या निमित्ताने देवीची नावे जाणुन घेवु या ooooO ( 🌼 ) Ooooo \ ( ( 🌼 ) \ ) ) / ︶ ( / ︶ A=अम्बे. 👣 B=भवानी 👣 C=चामुंडा 👣 D=दुर्गा 👣 E=एकरूपी 👣 F=फरसाधारणी 👣 G=गायत्री 👣 H=हिंगलाज 👣 I=इंद्राणी 👣 J=जगदंबा 👣 K=काली 👣 L=लक्ष्मी 👣 M=महामाया 👣 N=नारायणी 👣 O=ॐकारणी 👣 P=पद्मा👣 Q=कात्यायनी R=रत्नप्रिया 👣 S=शीतला 👣 T=त्रिपुरासुंदरी 👣 U=उमा. 👣 V=वैष्णवी 👣 W=वराही 👣 Y=यति 👣 Z=ज़य्वाना 👣 ll सर्व मंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके शरण्य त्र्यम्बके गौरी नारायणी नमस्तुते ll आई अंबाबाईच्या आशीर्वादाने आपणास उत्त्तम आरोग्य, सुख, शांती, समाधान लाभो हिच प्रार्थना! E Blogs & Links 1) Lucky with food and blessings : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/lucky-with-food-and-blessings-30705/ Excerpts : "Abject poverty around, I have seen and experienced the worst one can imagine about poverty. Starvation, not being able to go to school for want of proper dress, sleeping under no roof or leaking roof during the rainy seasons, being sent out from Class for the delay in payment of monthly fees of 12 Annas (present 75 paise), walking several miles on bus routes and whatnot. The above narrative is to attract your attention. The real story about the food I promised to tell you, by giving the caption that decorates the top, is different. If I had maintained a proper record with evidence, from 1952 till now, and if the Guinness Book of World Records had a category of achievers who have tasted a maximum number of various vegetarian food during a span of 70 years, I would have won the award for the year 2020 now." F Leisure Sita's KG Admission Interview* The most challenging admission interview for UKG: This happened in one of the schools in Bangalore where admission is considered impossible to get a UKG/PG3 admission The child could not understand why they brought her there.. The room had the parents, the teacher & the Principal and then the school principal started to converse with the child....yes...in English only! This is one of the most memorable interview ever read in my life.. Here goes.. "What's your name?" "Sita" "Good. Tell me something you know" "I know many things. Tell me what you want...!" Alas, there is no better point for not getting the admission! Sita's mother was trying to make up the situation but the principal stopped her.. Turning to child, she said.. "Tell any rhyme or story which you know.." Again,"Which one you want.. Rhyme or Story!?" "Ok. Plz tell me a story.." "Do uou want to hear what I studied or what I wrote..!?" Taken to surprise, she asked "Oh! you write stories...???" "Why should I not write..?" Now even I was taken aback But she was impressed with the answer. She ( including us) would have not heard such a story in our life... Ok, tell me the story which you have written-? Sita said One day "Ravanan kidnapped Sita & took her to Srilanka" The opening scene failed to impress but still she encouraged the child to continue.. "Rama asked Hanumans” help to rescue Sita. Hanuman too agreed to help Rama ..." "Then?" "Now, Hanuman called his friend Spider man." (No one expected this twist in the story!!) "Why?" "Because there are lot of mountains between India and Srilanka.. but if we have Spiderman we can go easily with his rope..." Principal - “But Hanuman can fly isn't it.. ?" Sita- “Yes. But he is having Sanjeevi Mountain on one hand so he cannot fly very fast.!" All is quiet, after a while Sita asked "Should I continue or not?.". "Ok plz continue!" "Hanuman and Spiderman flew to Srilanka and rescued Sita. Sita said Thanks to both!" "Why" "When you are helped you should say Thanks!" So Sita requested Hanuman to call Hulk..." All were surprised.She realized our curiosity and said " Now Sita is there, so to take her safely back to Rama she called Hulk" Teacher - “What??? "Hanuman can carry Sita right?" "Yes. But he has Sanjeevi Mountain in one hand and has to hold spider man on the other" No one could control thier smiles. " So when they all started to India they met my friend Akshay! " "How come Akshay there now?" "Because its my story and I can bring any one there!" The principal didn't get angry but waited for the next twist Then all started to India and landed at Bangalore majestic bus stop! Now I asked,"Why they have landed In majestic bus stop? "Because they forgot the way..& Hulk got an idea and called Dora!" I came to know about Dora only there...! "Dora came and she took Sita to malleshwaram 5th cross ..... that's all!" She finished the story with a smile.. The principal asks "Why malleshwaram 5th cross...?" "Because sita lives there & i am Sita!!!" The principal was impressed and embraced the child. She has been admitted in UKG & was gifted with a Dora doll... Kids can really amaze... but we clip their wings (creativity) expecting them to do things as we see it right & not from their viewpoint. Let's give every child freedom to do their own thing & watch their dreams come true... *Forward received from P R R Nayar Thiruvanantapuram G Quotes about mutual aid "TOP 18 MUTUAL AID QUOTES | A-Z Quotes" https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/mutual-aid.html Like : "Man is appealed to be guided in his acts, not merely by love, which is always personal, or at best tribal, but by his perception of his oneness with each human being. In the practice of mutual aid, which we can re-trace to the earliest beginnings of evolution, we thus find the positive and undoubted origin of our ethical conceptions; and we can affirm that in the ethical progress of man, mutual support- not mutual struggle- has had the leading part." Peter Kropotkin (Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian anarchist, socialist, revolutionary, economist, sociologist, historian, zoologist, political scientist, human geographer and philosopher who advocated anarcho-communism. He was also an activist, essayist, researcher and writer.) H Continued from D1 Mostly we started imagining God as male or female, child or young boy or girl and wanted to see him/her beautiful with the best attire/ ornaments. We want to see him eat, sing, dance, play and also sleep like us. So we want to give rest as well at least for a day after troubling the devathas with poojas etc all the nine days. As dolls are compared to human beings, metabolism of sleep also applies to them. Sleep will be an energy conservation and rejuvenation process in the case of dolls, considered divine. There is another important explanation given for this tradition. That is consecration or kumbabhishekam. In temples, divine energy is maximum, and it gets depleted in due course within a period of 12 years and deities are re-energised through consecration. It is the process of restoring the depleted powers of the deity and destroys the negative energies in the surroundings. Consecration is a live process. It is like this - if you create food from mud, we call this agriculture. If you make food into flesh and bone, we call this digestion, integration. If you make flesh into mud, we call this cremation. If you can make this flesh or even a stone or a doll into a Divine possibility, that is called consecration. Today, modern science is telling you that everything is the same energy manifesting itself in a million different ways. If that is so, what you call the Divine, what you call a stone, what you call a man or a woman, or a kolu doll, are all the same energy functioning in different ways. If you have the necessary technology, you can make the simple doll into a Divine exuberance; The entire process of keeping the kolu is deification and making the doll sleep is akin to performing consecration or rejuvenation, after 12 months, since it is a house hold where energy gets depleted soon. The aim of human beings in this culture has been to come near the creator on any day, in this birth or subsequent births.It is with this awareness that every street had three temples; because even a few meters should not pass without there being a consecrated space. The idea was not to create one temple versus the other, the idea was that nobody should walk in a space which is not consecrated; The temple was always built first, and then houses were built. Evidently kolu is a form of construction of temple and performance of consecration on the Vijayadashami day in the form of laying down the dolls. Even people who are not able to keep kolu for the first few days, keep it on the 5th day and observe consecration on Vijayadasami day ,eager to earn the punyam of having performed the kumbhabhisheakam. By this process, it is said that surroundings of the dolls-the wooden box in the loft or almirah also get charged with divinity and the dolls are ever ready to be placed in the kolu for next navarathri for spreading divine vibration for the forthcoming year. This is what I have heard from my mother 65 years back. I think that the questions such as whether the dolls need rest or the omnipotent requires sleep, etc can be answered with some conviction. Vathsala Jayaraman


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