Warrier's Collage November 11, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday November 11, 2021 Agre Pashyami... https://youtu.be/KUffn-CXm98 (P Leela : Narayaneeyam) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Current Affairs 1) Media Response To The Editor The Hindu Letters November 10, 2021 Consensus on legislative proceedings The legislative bodies in India, top to bottom, from parliament to panchayats have become notorious for mismanagement of working hours. On several occasions, there is continuous disruption of official proceedings, sometimes affecting scheduled business for weeks. A solution to this malady will be dependent on an all party consensus on regulated and disciplined functioning of legislatures. In both houses of parliament and several state assemblies, pre-lunch walkouts by opposition members have become a regular affair. Arguments for, include attracting media attention and creating public awareness about social and economic issues, where immediate legislative/government action is considered necessary. As a short-term solution the following measures can be considered : 1) Work out and arrive at an all party consensus on minimum active working hours during a week when legislative bodies are in session. 2) Compulsorily allocate first or second half of the day for scheduled business including question hour during which time members will not indulge in interruption leading to disruption of official proceedings. 3) Still if proceedings sometimes get disrupted, make up by extending the day's session or working on holidays without extra compensation. The suggestions are only indicative. Details may have to be worked out based on consensus. M G WARRIER Mumbai 2) Readers' Response a) Vishnu Kelkar The recent amendment to the DICGCI Act, 1961 is a good news to the small bank depositors in general and the urban bank depositors in particular. Where RBI imposes a moratorium, no need to wait to lodge your claim to get back your deposit till the liquidation process starts . The Rajya Sabha passed the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 last week. (the news is few months old). The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill that seeks to ensure that account holders will get up to ₹5 lakh within 90 days of the RBI imposing moratorium on their banks from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC). b) V T Panchapagesan In Hinduism, Sound is considered to be very important. It is supposed to have existed in Chaos before the creation of the universe and it is sound that binds Atoms and subatomic particles in forms that help create the building blocks of the universe, according to the Hindu thought. Mantra, a form of sound and a compilation of sacred syllables, is the most mystics and powerful sound.. The path to spiritual salvation by chanting mantras is known as Mantra Yoga.. More than any prayer or sacrifice, according to Bhagavad Gita, silent recitation of any mantra is most beneficial spiritually.. Varnas are the purest universal vibrations that manifest as most basic audible sounds, they are the basic structures of sound and later of words. Sound or words are divided into four types —— Para Shabda, ( Supreme sound ), Pashyanti Shabda, ( visible sound ) Madhyama Shabda, ( middle sound ) and Vaikhari Shabda ( manifest sound ) Para is the most subtle sound made by the base chakra present in the Kundalini of each human being. Pashyanti is represented by AUM and linked to heart.. Madhyama is source of mantras and includes syllables of Sanskrit. And finally Vaikhari is the lowest sound and consists of human speech. The rhythm of breathing is called one of the basic human sounds... VTPanchapagesan B Spirituality/Faith 1) Thought for the Day charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 66 ति नर दुख नह भुख ति नर निधन नहु कहीअहि ति नर सोकु नहु हूऐ ति नर से अंतु न लहीअहि जालप, १३९४ When Guru is pleased, then that person has - No distress/sorrow No hunger/craving Their worth cannot be measured Jaalap, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1458170563118059522?s=20 C Book Review: Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore https://www.writersworkout.net/amp/book-review-gitanjali-by-rabindranath-tagore I hope you enjoyed the poems I shared with you. I attached the images so that you don’t have to search for them on the internet. But this is that one book that will bring you peace, especially in the current times. It will also give you hope that Nature knows how to set things right. If you would like to support a fellow poet/ writer this NaPoWriMo month, please do check out my poetry collection, Violets in Hand on Amazon. About the Author: Srivalli Rekha is a blogger, writer, and amateur photographer. She got a degree in MBA and MA English Literature and chose to become a writer and a poet instead of a corporate professional. D Readers' Contribution 1) R Jayakumar Elizabeth Gilbert sharing an experience : Illuminating the world* Some years ago, I was stuck on a crosstown bus in New York City during rush hour. Traffic was barely moving. The bus was filled with cold, tired people who were deeply irritated with one another, with the world itself. Two men barked at each other about a shove that might or might not have been intentional. A pregnant woman got on, and nobody offered her a seat. Rage was in the air; no mercy would be found here. (Continued at H1) *Received via Group mail (Elizabeth Gilbert is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold over 12 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. The book was also made into a film of the same name in 2010.) E Poetry 2) A 2020 Anthology "Tea with a Drop of Honey by The_Hive, Varadharajan Ramesh, Priya Bajpai, Srivalli Rekha, Ell P, Anshu Bhojnagarwala" https://www.romance.io/books/5f99256d5879600dec4f63bd/tea-with-a-drop-of-honey-the_hive-varadharajan-ramesh-priya-bajpai-srivalli-rekha-ell-p-anshu-bhojnagarwala "Tea with a drop of Honey – The Vagabond" https://thevagabond.me/2020/10/27/tea-with-a-drop-of-honey/amp/ F Leisure 1) Flowers for you : Some flowers for you http://www.walkthroughindia.com/nursery/top-10-most-beautiful-temple-flowers-of-india/ Flowers are not only known for fragrance but also used for medicinal properties hence hold a religious importance in Indian culture where different types and colored flowers use for worshiping. Here is the list of most popular divine flowers offered in temples of Hindu gods and goddess. 2) Wood Carving "The art of carving: Wood art in India. - Shiprocket Social Blog" https://shiprocket.social/blog/art-carving-timber-wood-art-india/ How it all started Wooden handicrafts from India are famous all over the world for their beauty and durability. Not only wooden furniture, the beautiful wood artifacts have a massive fan following across the globe.The range of products and decorative pieces made from wood is immense. From carved figurines, accessories and decorative pieces, the possibilities are endless. Woodwork started as a temple art and means to decorate palaces. Depending on local availability, different woods were used for wood carving and fashioned into religious, decorative and functional articles. Over time, various centres of wood carving emerged, each with its distinct style. G Quotes about White Flowers "TOP 15 WHITE FLOWERS QUOTES | A-Z Quotes" https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/white-flowers.html Like : "It sometimes strikes me how immensely fortunate I am that each day should take its place in my life, either reddened with the rising and setting sun, or refreshingly cool with deep, dark clouds, or blooming like a white flower in the moonlight. What untold wealth!" Rabindranath Tagore H 1) Continued from D1 But as the bus approached Seventh Avenue, the driver got on the intercom. 'Folks,' he said, 'I know you have had a rough day and you are frustrated. I can’t do anything about the weather or traffic, but here is what I can do. As each one of you gets off the bus, I will reach out my hand to you. As you walk by, drop your troubles into the palm of my hand, okay? Don’t take your problems home to your families tonight, just leave them with me. My route goes right by the Hudson River, and when I drive by there later, I will open the window and throw your troubles in the water.' It was as if a spell had lifted. Everyone burst out laughing. Faces gleamed with surprised delight. People who had been pretending for the past hour not to notice each other’s existence were suddenly grinning at each other like, is this guy serious? Oh, he was serious. At the next stop, just as promised, the driver reached out his hand, palm up, and waited. One by one, all the exiting commuters placed their hand just above his and mimed the gesture of dropping something into his palm. Some people laughed as they did this, some teared up but everyone did it. The driver repeated the same lovely ritual at the next stop, too. And the next. All the way to the river. We live in a hard world, my friends. Sometimes it is extra difficult to be a human being. Sometimes you have a bad day. Sometimes you have a bad day that lasts for several years. You struggle and fail. You lose jobs, money, friends, faith, and love. You witness horrible events unfolding in the news, and you become fearful and withdrawn. There are times when everything seems cloaked in darkness. You long for the light but don’t know where to find it. But what if you are the light? What if you are the very agent of illumination that a dark situation begs for?. That’s what this bus driver taught me, that anyone can be the light, at any moment. This guy wasn’t some big power player. He wasn’t a spiritual leader. He wasn’t some media-savvy influencer. He was a bus driver, one of society’s most invisible workers. But he possessed real power, and he used it beautifully for our benefit. When life feels especially grim, or when I feel particularly powerless in the face of the world’s troubles, I think of this man and ask myself, What can I do, right now, to be the light? Of course, I can’t personally end all wars, or solve global warming, or transform vexing people into entirely different creatures. I definitely can’t control traffic. But I do have some influence on everyone I brush up against, even if we never speak or learn each other’s name. No matter who you are, or where you are, or how mundane or tough your situation may seem, I believe you can illuminate your world. In fact, I believe this is the only way the world will ever be illuminated, one bright act of grace at a time, all the way to the river. ~Elizabeth Gilbert 2) An interesting interaction between Air India Maharaja and Amul Baby : https://brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/marketing/in-conversation-the-air-india-maharajah-and-the-amul-girl/87617947

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