Warrier's Collage Sunday October 3, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday October 3, 2021 Wonderful Tonight* https://youtu.be/vUSzL2leaFM (Eric Clapton, 11 years ago) *Lyrics at F Good Morning Wishing a very Happy Birthday and Peaceful, Healthy and Long life ahead to all readers who have birthday during the week ending Saturday, October 9, 2021. Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 A Messages 1) Vivek Amin Nagpur K Balasubramanian, Coimbatore who had a long lasting impression memory of assisting an aggressive hungry man and satisfying his hunger and ferocious behaviour too. This reminds me of my experiences of helping old and visually impaired persons to cross roads during my stay at then Bombay. Many a times we see a man with white and red stick standing at road side for traffic to stop. I have always taken such persons to other side. But once such stick carrying person, when approached, requested me to take him to nearest public toilet urgently. We must assist them even if we are driving vehicle. The helpless men of lesser God always profusely thanks those who do simple duty but people watching such incidences also feel good. (Their blessings are genuine and always valuable-Warrier) 2) Jayaram Krishnaswami Collage is always interesting and informative. Best wishes to all contributors and the aggregator! Our readers can think of reading a new book "MONEY " by Jacob Goldstein published by Atlantic Books, London. I started reading it and a reference to VOC brought to my mind Dr Surendran's write up, therefore I thought of sharing this information. Jayaram K (See Book Review at E) 3) Vishnu Kelkar D Readers Contribution The parents were worried as to how to tackle their son Jay's intense fear of darkness. After sunset the child remained confined to home. Never ever willing to go out at night. One day father took him to terrace on a full moon night. For about half an hour the duo had conversation, most of the time it was one-sided, father explaining Jai how to come out of night phobia by pointing to the blue sky and lovely moon and stars etc. The child hardly spoke except nodding his head. A few days passed. The parents were still struggling in carefully handling their child's fear psychosis. One night at dinner table Jay wanted to say something. He was hesitant. Mother put her hand on his back. She very softly asked him to tell them what had happened in the school. Jay mustered courage and said everything in one go. 'There was an announcement in the school about the picnic to a nearby resort for two days. The picnic was compulsory except for sickness to be certified by a doctor. Tents were arranged for overnight stay of students, two students per tent. The students were given freedom to choose their partner. The boy declared that he chose the leader of NCC unit of his class in case he was forced to join the picnic. He wished to avoid picnic by submitting doctor's certificate.' The parents were stunned. For the first time the child spoke so much in one breath . Soon everyone laughed. The younger sister encouraged him to go ahead and have fun. The parents declined to give false medical certificate and asked Jay not to miss the opportunity. Tejveer, the leader of NCC unit was wonder struck. Why of all the boys in the class he was selected as partner by Jay, the most quiet boy of the class. Tejveer had no problem though. On the day of the picnic everything was set. The bus left the school at right time. Everyone enjoyed the bus journey and events at the resort. At night Jay and Tejveer came in one tent. Jay drew pullover over his head and pretended to sleep. It was pitch dark outside. There were strange sounds from the forest around. After an hour or so Tejveer heard some movement at the edge of the tent. He was scared. He woke up Jay and told him the problem. Jay brushed aside his fear and looked around. He noticed a rabbit nibbling the grass in one corner of the tent. He shood him away. Tejveer watched Jay. He thanked him and disclosed that he was very much afraid of darkness! Jay kept quiet, did not disclose about the same problem faced by him. He made friendship with Tejveer. They enjoyed the second day of the picnic, participated in the games, returned home happily with night phobia left far behind for ever and big surprise for their parents. (I had read this story in Hindi sometime ago-VNKelkar) B Satsangam with Panchapagesan Sunday COLLAGE... Spirituality does not tell us to renounce the world. But teaches us how to enjoy the world without getting enslaved by its fascinating pleasures.. Material growth and prosperity raise the standard of living. Whereas inner rehabilitation improves the standard of life.. Greed and Materialism.. Greed will lead to suffering and economic disaster. The worldwide recession came from the unethical and ruthless practices of Wall Street and banking institutions that followed Their principles. In our own life de-clutter and be generous of spirit. Be giving in every sphere of our life——be it in relationships, Work and social activities.. Be emotionally intelligent.. Militarism failed globally. Countries like US failed miserably in tackling the problems of conflict and terrorism. In our own life, we have to practice skills of emotional and spiritual intelligence and learn to resolve conflicts with love, compassion and understanding. We have to act out of love only and not anger or hatred. Let us plan our emotional, physical and spiritual health.. The most technologically advanced countries have been unable to curb the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, cardiovascular illness and cancer. In india we are also facing similar epidemic.. In our own life we have to take charge of our health through exercise, meditation, proper diet and healthy relationships... Spirituality helps us grow bigger than our problems. It helps us act intelligently and efficiently. It helps us evolve from human to divine. We will be clear with clarity in thinking sustaining it with zeal and sincerity in action. It awakens us to our true essential nature..we are spiritual beings... We must seek it with an open mind. V T Panchapagesan C Current Affairs 1) Assets Monetization : http://mainstreamweekly.net/article11615.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MainstreamWeekly+%28Mainstream+Weekly%29 Excerpts : "The Union government has proposed to mobilise about Rs 6 trillion by way of monetising 20 plus brownfield asset classes, top three sectors being Roads (27%), Railways (26%) and Power (15%) by value held by it, and its PSUs across 12 plus line ministries / departments. The government will “monetise” the identified assets by letting the private sector bid for operating such assets for 25 years, for a lump sum upfront payment. However, it will not give away title to the underlying assets. The basic idea underlying the proposal is to unlock the value of investments in public sector assets that are either languishing, or remaining underutilized, by tapping private sector capital and efficiencies. The proceeds would be deployed to augment greenfield assets. Through this process, the government intends to raise Rs 88,190 crore through asset monetisation in the current fiscal, Rs 1.62 lakh crore in 2022-23, Rs 1.8 lakh crore in 2023-24 and Rs 1.67 lakh crore in 2024-25. Budget 2020-21 envisaged a National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP for four years, from 2022-2025). NITI Aaayog was entrusted with the task to create an NMP for brownfield core infrastructure assets. Indeed, it has prepared a detailed guideline for brownfield asset monetisation." 2) "Modi and the Power of Pursuit - Open The Magazine" https://openthemagazine.com/cover-stories/modi-and-the-power-of-pursuit/ Excerpts : "Twenty years on, he looms over an India where change is not an uncertainty, but still a national conversation without a definitive conclusion. The debutant of the early aughts is the tallest tower in Indian politics today, and the defining motif in all the narratives, euphoric or alarmist, we construct about the future. Then, back in Gandhinagar, when he took the first steps of one of politics’ most eventful journeys, he was a lone figure in the family that quite often mistook ideology as a ticket to a mythologised past, maybe a logical extension of the rath yatra metaphor; in Delhi today, as the singular custodian of change, the struggle he enjoys most is all about balancing the cultural agenda—the restoration of the civilisational Hindu and his gods—with the modernisation of an unequal India. It’s being played out in a space where a new set of the sacred, the nation and its regained identities, is at play, and he alone seems to enjoy the authority—and authenticity—to be its sole supervisor. Governance has a pronounced cultural accent—it’s Nation Building with a Capital N. To reach here, Modi took the loneliest of journeys in politics, and perhaps the longest if we take a politician’s journey as a campaign with the clarity of destination. In the beginning, the adversity of Gujarat 2002 tested his mettle—and hardened his faith in the larger story—larger than Gujarat—of being himself in his own party, still wallowing in defeatism, and beyond. The so-called Gujarat Model, in its globalised ambition, competed with the Indian Model, which, in spite of incremental improvements, was sustained by the old habits of a controlling state. In the Gujarat Model, getting even a nod from the Economist,the no-nonsense nationalist and the big-picture technocrat and the classic conviction politician merged seamlessly, something the Indian Right had never experienced before. More daring was the campaign itself, in its ingenuity and expansiveness. He fought three national state elections, and in each campaign, Gujarat was just the stage and India was the audience—and unlike any other chief minister, he got a receptive one. Before he became India’s prime minister, he was India’s chief minister. On the stump as an incumbent chief minister, he drew from the political themes of the times, from the anxieties of the post-9/11 world to radical Islamism to the mendacity of Musharraf to endangered national security, to create a powerful text that mobilised and kept the Modi Momentum steady. India was on his mind as Gujarat flourished on his watch." D Readers' Contributions 1) Russell's concept of happiness : V Babusenan I am reproducing here a rough translation of a portion of the preface I wrote for my book 'Russellinte Soukhya Sankalpam '(Russell's Concept of Happiness) ,an appreciation in Malayalam of his famous book : 'Conquest of Happiness', published by Chinta Publishers in 2012 : "Bertrand Russell, the renowned thinker, had written many books on social issues, of which 'The Conquest of Happiness' is the most well-known. When he wrote this book in1930, what was uppermost in his mind was the boastful and shallow American life. To console the grief-stricken Americans, to provide guidance to youngsters belonging to middle class families especially was his purpose of writing this book and, beyond any doubt,he succeeded in it. What we see today in the post-globalization India, particularly in our small Kerala, is the reflection of the American life of the last century. Because of this, I think that the suggestions contained in Russell's books will be relevant for us too. That is why I ventured to write this book..." Russell had a robust concept of what is human happiness. One thing very special about this book is his assertion that every suggestion in t bore the stamp of his personal experience. He also gave an explanation as to why he used the word 'conquest' in the title of the book.Suppose that you are lying in the shade of a mango-tree looking at the ripe mangoes and one sweet mango falls on your half-open mouth.If you think that happiness can be achieved in that manner, you are mistaken. In this world full of poverty and conflicts common people cannot aspire for happiness unless they are willing to fight and conquer it. That is what Russell says. We, the orients, have a somewhat different concept about happiness. Here are two lines(I don't know it's origin) : "Sukham, sukham, nammalilulla vastu Kaantaramengum thirayunnumarthyar. (Happiness resides in us, but we search for it in the forest ) "Sukham, sukham bhoomiye naakamaakkaan Vedhassu nirmichoranargha Vastu Atheng athengennnu thiranhuthanne Aayussupokkunnu hathaasar nammal." (Mahakavi Ulloor) (Happiness is a priceless stuff that God has created to transform the earth to heaven. We, the frustrated humans, waste our lives in its quest) " Ha! sukhangal verum jaalam Aararivoo niyathithan Thraasu pongunnathum Thaaneh thaanu povathum." (Mahakavi Kumaran Asan) (Alas! happiness is only a magic trick. Who knows when Destiny's scales rise and fall by itself?) "Sukhamoru bindoo Dukkhamoru bindoo Binduvil ninnum Binduvilekkoru Pendulum aadunnoo." (A Malayalam film song) (Happiness is one Bindu. Unhappiness is another. The pendulum of life swings from the one to the other.) " Saanthamu lehkaa Soukhyamu lehthu?" (Saint Thyagaraja's krithi in the raag Saama meaning : Without quietness of mind where is happiness for anyone?) 2) RAM-aya-na By Bill-Gates : Vathsala Jayaraman When Bill Gates was in India, he had a chance 2 listen Ramayana. After returning 2 US he wrote it in his personal Diary which has been recently found. These are excerpts from his diary : Ramayana by Bill Gates... LAN, LAN ago, in the SYSTEM of I/O-dhya, there ruled a PROCESSOR named DOS-rat. Once he EXECUTED a great sacrifice PROGRAM after which his queens gave an OUTPUT of four SUNs - RAM, LSIman, BUG-rat and SED-rughana. (Continued at H2) E Book Review : Money "Review: "Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing" | Columbia Magazine" https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/review-money-true-story-made-thing Excerpts : "The book offers three different scenarios for money’s future, perhaps the most striking of which is “modern monetary theory” (MMT). As espoused by the economist Stephanie Kelton, MMT posits that a government that simply creates more of its own money need not fear overspending (another liberating effect of chucking the gold standard). In the unlikely event that flooding the economy with new money creates hyperinflation, the antidote is equally simple: raise taxes to reduce the money supply. Kelton has attracted acolytes as diverse as Bernie Sanders and tax-averse tycoons." F Leisure Wonderful Tonight It's late in the evening She's wondering what clothes to wear She puts on her makeup And brushes her long blonde hair And then she asks me "Do I look all right?" And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight" We go to a party And every one turns to see This beautiful lady Who's walking around with me And then she asks me "Do you feel all right?" And I say, "Yes, I feel wonderful tonight" I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes Then the wonder of it all is that you just don't realize How much I love you It's time to go home now And I've got an aching head So I give her the car keys And she helps me to bed And then I tell her As I turn out the light I say, "My darling you were wonderful tonight" "Oh, my darling, you were wonderful tonight" Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Eric Clapton G Quotes about pilgrimage "Pilgrimage Quotes - BrainyQuote" https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/pilgrimage-quotes Like : "I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone's got their own definition." Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".) H 1) Continued from D1 RAM the eldest was a MICROCHIP with excellent MEMORY. His brothers, however, were only PERIPHERAL ICs. Once when RAM was only 16MB, he married princess C ta. 12years passed and DOS-rat decided to INSTALL RAM as his successor. However,Queen CIE/CAE(Kaikeyi), who was once offered a boon by DOS-rat for a lifesaving HELP COMMAND, took this opportunity at the instigation of her BIOSed maid and insisted that her son Bug-rat be INSTALLED and that RAM be CUT-N- PASTED to the forest for 14 years. At this cruel and unexpected demand, a SURGE passed through DOS-rat and he CRASHED like unstable version of AI MSN does in intel. RAM agreed to LOG INTO forest and C ta insisted to LOGIN with him. LSI-man also resolved on LOGGING IN with his brother. The forest was the dwelling of SPARCnakha, the TRAN-SISTOR of RAW-van, PROCESSOR of LAN-ka. Attracted by RAM, she proposed that he should marry her. RAM, politely declined, perceiving C ta to be his SOURCE CODE. She hastened to kill her but LSI-man cut her important PERIPHERALS. Weeping, SPARC-nakha fled to LAN-ka, where RAW-van, moved by TRAN-SIS TOR s plight, approached his uncle MAR-icha. MAR-icha REPROGRAMMED himself to form a golden stag and drew RAM deep into the forest. Finally, RAM shot the deer, which, with his last breath, cried out for LSI-man in voice of RAM s SOUND CARD. Fooled by this VIRTUAL RAM SOUND, C ta urged LSI-man to his brother s aid. Catching the opportunity, RAW-van DELINKED C ta from her LIBRARY and changed her ROOT DIRECTORY to LAN-ka. ------------------------INTERVAL----------------------- RAM and LSI-man started SEARCHING for the missing C ta all over the forest. They made friendship with the forest SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR SU-greev and his powerful co-processor Ha-NEUMAN. who agreed to help RAM. SU-greev ordered his PROGRAMMERS to use powerful SEARCH techniques learnt in CS130 to FIND the missing C ta. His PROGRAMMERS SEARCHED all around the INTER-NETworked forests. Many tried to EXCITE the birds and animals not to forget the WEBCRAWLERS (Insects) and tried to INFOSEEK something about C ta. Some of them even shouted YAA-HOO but they all ended up with NO FOUND MESSAGES Google, Lycos nothing was left untouched. The only thing they forgot was to mail iitcse01 and get PTI s help. Ha-NEUMAN then devised a RISCy TECHNOLOGY and used it to cross the seas at an astonishing CLOCK SPEED. Soon Ha-NEUMAN DOWNLOADED himself into LAN-ka. Ha-NEUMAN found C ta under a brown - green (as Brahma will call it) TREE STRUCTURE. Ha-NEUMAN used the LOGIN ID (ring) to identify himself to C ta. After DECRYPTING THE KEY, C ta asked him to send STATUS_OK MESSAGE to RAM. Meanwhile all raakshasa BUGS around C ta captured Ha-NEUMAN to DELETE him using everything including Ctrl-Alt-Del. But Ha-NEUMAN spread chaos by spreading VIRUS Fire . Ha-NEUMAN pressed ESCAPE from LAN-ka and & conveyed all the STATUS MESSAGES to RAM and SU-greev. RAW-wan decided to take RAM head-on. One of the RAW-wan s SUN almost DELETED LSI-man with a Brahma -astra. But Ha-NEUMAN resorted to some ACTIVE-Xgradients and REFORMATTED LSI-man. RAM used the SOURCE CODE secrets of RAW-wan and wiped out RAW-wan s presence on earth. Later, RAM got INSTALLED in I/O-dhya and spreaded his USER FRIENDLY PROGRAMS to all USERS and everyone lived happily ever after. Forwarded By : Vathsala Jayaraman 2) Continued from A4 D Readers Contribution The parents were worried as to how to tackle their son Jay's intense fear of darkness. After sunset the child remained confined to home. Never ever willing to go out at night. One day father took him to terrace on a full moon night. For about half an hour the duo had conversation, most of the time it was one-sided, father explaining Jai how to come out of night fobia by pointing to the blu sky and lovely moon and stars etc. The child hardly spoke except nodding his head. A few days passed. The parents were still struggling in carefully handle their child's fear psychosis. One night at dinner table Jay wanted to say something. He was hesitant. Mother put her hand on his back. She very softly asked him to tell them what had happened in the school. Jay mustered courage and said everything in one go. 'There was an announcement in the school about the picnic to a nearby resort for two days. The picnic was compulsory except for sickness to be certified by a doctor. Tents were arranged for overnight stay of students, two students tent. The students were given freedom to choose their partner. The boy declared that he chose the leader of NCC unit of his class in case he was forced to join the picnic. He wished to avoid picnic by submitting doctor's certificate.' The parents were stunned. For the first time the child spoke so much in one breath . Soon everyone laughed. The younger sister encouraged him to go ahead and have fun. The parents declined to give false medical certificate and asked Jay not to miss the opportunity. Tejveer, the leader of NCC unit was wonder struck. Why of all the boys in the class he was selected as partner by Jay, the most quiet boy of the class. Tejveer had no problem though. On the day of the picnic everything was set. The bus left the school at right time. Everyone enjoyed the bus journey and events at the resort. At night Jay and Tejveer came in one tent. Jay drew pullover over his head and pretended to sleep. It was pitch dark outside. There were strange sounds from the forest around. After an hour or so Tejveer heard some movement at the edge of the tent. He was scared. He woke up Jay and told him the problem. Jay brushed aside his fear and looked around. He noticed a rabbit nibbling the grass in one corner of the tent. He shood him away. Tejveer watched Jay. He thanked him and disclosed that he was very much afraid of darkness ! Jay kept quiet. He made friendship with Tejveer. They enjoyed the second day of the picnic, participated in the games, returned home happily with night folia left far behind for ever. VNKelkar (I had read this story in Hindi sometime ago)

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