Warrier's Collage November 13, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday November 13, 2021 "Achyutam Keshavam..." https://youtu.be/O_1qCaGjgek Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Message received from TRS Iyer Mumbai yesterday : "Today's date is special. It is a palindrome number. 121121. We can read it left to right or right to left. It reads same. Divide it by 11. We get 11011 as anwer. It is also a palindrome number. We further divide 11011 by 11, and answer is 1001 This also is a smallest palindrome number." A Current Affairs 1) RBI Staff on War Path fighting Wage-related issues Officers and staff of RBI will go on a day's mass casual leave on November 30 demanding amicable settlement of Wage-related issues. This will be preceded by other agitational programs. The previous Wage Settlement expired on October 31, 2017. 2) Virtual Launch of RBI's innovative schemes by PM https://youtu.be/tF7h7AeBqB0 3) RBI Deputy Governor's speech : https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1135 Chasing the Horizon (Remarks delivered by Shri M. Rajeshwar Rao, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India – October 22, 2021 - at the CII NBFC Summit on Role of NBFCs in Achieving $5 trillion Economy) Excerpts : "Conclusion Let me conclude by saying that non-banking financial sector is at an inflection point right now. From here the entities which put interest of the customer above everything else, are responsible while innovating and have strong governance culture, will thrive while others will fade with the passage of time. The Reserve Bank has been carrying out calibrated modifications and adjustments to mould the NBFC regulations in the changing business environment. However, many a times when I think of the regulations in non-banking segment, I am reminded of the metaphoric man of Stephane Crane2who is pursuing the horizon, determined to achieve its vision." B Collage picks 1) Media Response https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article37461609.ece The Hindu Business Line, November 13, 2021 Tea Board's welcome response This refers to the report "Govt cracks down on import of sub-standard tea" (November 12). The prompt action on the part of Tea Board responding to the reported adulteration of quality Indian tea with sub-standard imported tea deserves appreciation. The averment that 'the percentage of imports to total tea production is normally in the range of one to two percent, of which a sizeable quantity is meant for re-export and not meant for domestic use' is no consolation, as what is at stake is the consumer trust in 'Brand India'. The incident points to the need for closer monitoring of quality control systems in processing industries and import and export of both raw materials and finished products. M G Warrier Mumbai 2) Harekala Hajabba* Sri Chethan owns four semiconductor companies in the world and is an industrialist and graduate from IIT Madras and MS from USA. Here he writes an introspective article which can be an eye opener for some : “Gentlemen, I have been having a very weird and uneasy feeling since the time I saw the tweet about Harekala Hajabba. I haven’t been able to decipher what that is, but it made me sleepless last night. I was up at around 5:30 am with the hope that I will find someone to talk to, and share what I have been thinking about. My wife isn't at home, and my dad and daughter are fast asleep. I can't call anyone of you at 5:45 am. So, I thought I will just keep typing what comes to my mind. After I went a bit deep into what Harekala Hajabba was doing, I could find out the following: 1. He is a fruit seller from Mangalore 2. He is 65 years old 3. He makes about 75-150 rupees everyday 4. He was feeding a family of 5 people 5. He built a school in his village by saving money from the income he was generating by selling fruits, with the help of his fellow villagers and a local Madarasa 6. And, he was awarded the Padmashri, one of India’s highest civilian honours This is his bio-data in a nutshell. It doesn’t look sexy at all. No fancy degrees from top tier Indian universities or IV League US schools, no technology/medicine/investment banking/venture capital experience, he hasn’t raised money from banks/venture capital. Who the hell is he? Why has he taken away my sleep? On the flip side, I am a lucky fellow who has always experienced the best of what money can buy, a resume that I can be proud of and can make me super egoistic, have worked for blue chip companies, have raised money from top tier venture capital funds for kick ass ideas, startup exists, elitist lifestyle for Indian standards, awesome group of friends, etc,. It's just Wooow all the way. But, if I just take one step back and compare Harekala Hajabba’s resume and mine, I am starting to think if my resume is worth anything. A person who makes 75-150 rupees a day had a lofty goal of building a school. That is after feeding 5 people. We can’t see a Merc, Porsche, BMW or any other fancy car transporting him, no Louis Vuitton or Ralph Lauren wrapping him, nor any fancy home to give him shelter. Yet, he has challenged the status quo. And, he went on to a build a school with such paltry income. What a lofty goal? But a lesser mortal like me, who is so lucky, doesn’t do anything meaningful at all. Just a comparison of both our resumes makes me feel ashamed. Mine is so cluttered, complex and filled with things that don’t have any impact whatsoever. I have so much ego, I treat many people around me in a very indifferent way, I sometimes have contempt for the have-nots. Is my life worth anything? Why is that I am passing my time on this planet in such a meaningless way? I make money in many multiples of what Harekala Hajabba makes. Is it of any intrinsic value? I hope to start finding answers to these questions some day. I wish the Almighty gives me the wisdom to do that. I guess I have a conscience that keeps pricking me once in a while. But, Harekala Hajabba's resume has started making an impact. I hope that stays on for long. *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady 3) Help someone in need* On my way I found a piece of paper tied to an electric pole, with a small note on it. I was curious to know what was written, hence went closer and read it. "I lost Rs. 50 somewhere on the road. If any of you find it, please give it to me at this address. My vision isn't great so please help." I was to follow that address and found an old shattered hut and an old woman sitting outside. She was frail and asked who is it, following my footsteps. I said I came by this way, found Rs. 50 on the road so wanted to hand over to you. She began crying on hearing this. She said "my dear I have had at least 30-40 people come over and give me Rs. 50 saying they found it on the road. I didn't write that note; I cannot even see properly nor do I know to read and write" I said it's OK Amma you keep it. She asked me to tear that note off on my way back. I walked back with a million thoughts as to who could have written that note? She would have asked everyone to tear that note but none did. I mentally thanked that person and realized that we just have to feel the need to help there are many ways to do. He/she just wanted to help this old woman. Someone stopped me and asked, Bro, can you help me with this address? I found a 50 rupee note, want to handover. Source: Chetan Bhagat The purpose of life is not only to be happy It is also to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” No one has ever become poor by giving There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai C Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 68 गुरु नव निधि दरीआउ जनम हम कालख धोवै सु कहु टल गुरु सेवीऐ अहिनिसि सहजि सुभाइ दरसनि परसिऐ गुरू कै जनम मरण दुखु जाइ Steadfast, lovingly serve Guru who - *Has all Treasures *Washes our past sins *Ends agony of birth/death Tal, 1392, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1458888088764117015?s=20 D History : Pazhassi Raja : The Undefeated Malabar King https://www.livehistoryindia.com/story/snapshort-histories/the-undefeatable-malabar-king/?amp=1 Excerpts : "Sadly, the heroic struggle of Kerala Varma against the British is not known or celebrated, beyond the state of Kerala. The rise of Pazhassi Raja begins in 1773, during Hyder Ali's second invasion of Malabar. Fearing the wrath of the Mysore armies, the Nair chieftains of Malabar fled and sought asylum in the Kingdom of Travancore. Among them was the Raja of Kottayam, whose kingdom encompassed what is today the Thalassery taluka of the Kannur, as well as the Wayanad district of Kerala." E Blogs & Links 1) Technology Migration : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/technology-migration-38922/ Excerpts : "Recently, in Kerala, a disputed ancient document written on copper plates had to be read to decide it’s authenticity and know its purport and content. Different experts gave different interpretations. Brought this story in between, only to add another dimension to the problems that can come up when we migrate to new “languages” and “programs” more often. We are already aware of several friends having lost connectivity due service providers migrating from 2G to 3G and 3G to 4G and so on. Governments need to ensure appropriate safeguards for citizens when technology migration, which is a necessity happens in various disciplines." 2) Book Review "Passage to India by Walt Whitman - Poem Analysis" https://poemanalysis.com/walt-whitman/passage-to-india/ 'Passage to India’ by Walt Whitman describes an imaginary journey that a speaker wants to take into fabled India. Passage to India begins with a description of the new marvel of the modern world and how they are part of God's plan. These works, the Suez Canal, the great American Railway, and the transatlantic cable allowed men and women to know one another in a new way. He sees India as a mysterious and fabled place that once visited, will allow rejuvenation of his soul. He will return to the birthplace of mankind and be renewed for the rest of his life." ***. *** Walt Whitman was known as "Poet of Democracy"🙏-Warrier (Çontinued at H1) F Leisure Larks & Owls* Some are larks, some are owls...It all depends on which bird you like...If you want to be an owl, well, that's your choice....But there are some who reflect contrasts also. That reminds me of the Bard of Balderdash: I am the lark, I am the owl; I can be fair, I can be foul! I am the lackey and the lord, Trust me, I am both soft and hard; I can be right, I can be wrong, It's just I'm both weak and strong; I am the loved, I also love, Oh, how I can push and shove! I am the doer and the deed, Dealing in contrasts is my creed. -- The Bard of Balderdash B S Raghavan (95) *Excerpted out of context from a message shared by V R Chittanandam Cheñnai G Quotes about efficacy of Prayers "Prayer Quotes - 30 quotes on Prayer Science Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes" https://todayinsci.com/QuotationsCategories/P_Cat/Prayer-Quotations.htm Like : "Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the actions of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i.e. by a wish addressed to a supernatural Being. However, it must be admitted that our actual knowledge of these laws is only imperfect and fragmentary, so that, actually, the belief in the existence of basic all-embracing laws in Nature also rests on a sort of faith. All the same this faith has been largely justified so far by the success of scientific research. — Albert Einstein (After reading this three times, if you don't start praying, you are extraordinary, like the author of this piece 🙏-Warrier) H 1) Continued from E2 Passage to India Excerpts : Section 3 Passage to India! Lo, soul! seest thou not God’s purpose from the first? The earth to be spann’d, connected by net-work, The people to become brothers and sisters, The races, neighbors, to marry and be given in marriage, The oceans to be cross’d, the distant brought near, The lands to be welded together. (A worship new, I sing; You captains, voyagers, explorers, yours! You engineers! you architects, machinists, your! You, not for trade or transportation only, But in God’s name, and for thy sake, O soul.) The speaker is asking the reader, and his own soul, whether it is understood that God's purpose is in the connections the world is making. It is part of his plan that “The earth…be spann'd” and that “people…become brothers and sisters.” He wants all types of people to intermingle, marry, and become neighbors. The oceans are meant to be “cross'd [and] the distant brought near / the lands to be welded together.”

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