Warrier's Collage November 22, 2021
Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday November 22, 2021 1) Connecting the dots : Steve Jobs https://youtu.be/wz0j7z38LIg (Link Suggestion : Vathsala Jayaraman) 2) Mrs Nidhi C N, Mumbai Suburban Collector https://youtu.be/t0jD6699OWc (Link & Text Courtesy : Vivek Amin Nagpur) *Nidhi IAS Mumbai Suburban Collector is Ex-RBI and DR batch mate of her husband Dev Raj who is DGM, HRMD RBI, Central Office. Good Morning Collage is taking care not to take sides in controversies. That doesn't mean those who contribute content have no personal views on issues. Effort is to encourage dispassionate analysis : "Puranam Ityeva – Pakka Patriot" https://www.pakkapatriot.com/subhashitas/puranam-ityeva/ By and large, we go by the above principle (See H4) and avoid being judgemental. Though included under Leisure, the Google lesson at F2 is worth remembering and pondering over. Everyday we come to know new things. Or learn to see things from a different perspective. Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Responses 1) P V Mohan Krishnan Thiruvanantapuram Has shared a YouTube link responding to Vathsala Jayaraman's article included in Collage on November 21 : Dr Sinu is a superb speaker and has n analytical approach. https://youtu.be/PUX9BtabQfY 2) C V Subbaraman Mysuru As a resident of Mysuru (Mysore) I am happy that we are living in the 5th cleanest city of India. But we are more unhappy that the evaluators have not seen many parts of this (un) clean city too. That also makes us sad as how much unclean the other cities could be. Subbaraman 3) R Jayakumar Mumbai Spirituality/Faith.. God lives within us. God is good. He inspires the mind to do good. Why then the mind is gathering vices? Like good, the bad or the evil also resides within us in the form of devil. The devil's constant work is to tempt and corrupt the mind. Devil works harder than God. 99.99 percent of us succumb to temptations. The 00.01 percent who succeed in resisting temptations are saintly. Man by nature is evil. Without God he cannot be good. We need God.! R Jayakumar B Current Affairs 1) Collage Essay : Bimal Jalan The Democratic Pace of Reforms- Open The Magazine : https://openthemagazine.com/essay/the-democratic-pace-of-reforms/ Excerpts : "There is no doubt that India's future economy is currently on a new growth path. Part of the reason for the resurgence of confidence in India's future is the process of economic reforms initiated in 1991. However, there is another important reason why there has been such a dramatic shift in India's economic outlook. The basic reason, which is sometimes overlooked, is that the sources of comparative advantage of nations are vastly different today than they were even 20 years ago. There are very few developing countries that are as well placed as India to take advantage of the phenomenal changes that have occurred in production technologies, international trade, capital movement, and the deployment of skilled manpower. As a result, India today has the knowledge and skills to produce and process a wide variety of products and services at competitive costs. One of the most remarkable political developments since Independence was the passage of the 73rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1993. As is well known, this amendment created a new tier of local government which, within a relatively short time—by the year 2003—led to the constitution of as many as 235,000 new village governing institutions or gram panchayats, staffed by over 2 million elected representatives. This is probably the largest number of persons elected to serve as people's representatives in any democracy in the world. Further, as a remarkable experiment in affirmative action, the 73rd Amendment mandated that close to half of the elected positions be reserved for traditionally disadvantaged population groups (lower-caste groups and women)." 2) Collage Profile : Nidhi IAS "Nidhi Chaudhari new collector of Mumbai Suburban district | Mumbai News" https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/nidhi-chaudhari-new-collector-of-mumbai-suburban-district-7469239/lite/ The Maharashtra state government on Tuesday posted former Raigad collector Nidhi Chaudhari as the collector of Mumbai Suburban district where Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray is the guardian minister." C Books 1) Book Review : Biography of Tanya coming out in Malayalam: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/biography-of-tanya-coming-out-in-malayalam/article37598768.ece Excerpts : ‘The Savichevs are dead. Everyone is dead. Only Tanya is left.’ So ends the short diary of Tanya Savicheva, the young Russian girl whose jottings captured the horror and despair of one of the darkest episodes of World War II; the 872-day siege of Leningrad (present-day St Petersburg) by the German forces. (Continued at H1) D Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 77 बाट पारि घरु मूसि बिरानो पेटु भरै अप्राधी जिहि परलोक जाइ अपकीरति सोई अबिदिआ साधी परमानंद, राग सारंग Misleading/cheating/robbing to live, a sinner Learnt/practising wrong teachings, so in next world will also get discredit 1253, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1462172854640779265?s=20 E Books by M G Warrier 1) M G Warrier's Author Page - Notion Press | India's largest book publisher : https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier 2) M G Warrier's books available at online outlét Amazon.com For readers outside India : https://www.amazon.com/M-G-Warrier/e/B079ZC3JKX%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share 3) Restoring Trust in Governance : India's 2020's Challenge https://www.amazon.in/dp/1636335896/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_2614SW2A8862PZASMZEA Description Restoring Trust in Governance : India’s 2020’s Challenge is a companion volume to M G Warrier’s 2018 book “India’s Decade of Reforms” which looked at the initiatives taken by Government of India and RBI to restore the country’s economic health by an appropriate diagnosis of factors that stalled the 1990’s initiatives to introduce economic and financial sector reforms. GOI and RBI are taking forward reform initiatives to revamp the institutional system in the financial sector by infusing transparency and professionalism in policy formulation and introducing structural alterations wherever necessary. (Continued at H2) Books are available at other online outléts like Flipkart also. F Leisure 1) Generation gap* : What a beautiful answer! Comparison between two "Generations" ....... Everyone must read : A youngster asked his father: "How did you people live before with- No access to technology No aeroplanes No internet No computers No dramas No TVs No air cons No cars No mobile phones?" His Dad replied : (Continued at H3) *Forward received from T J Kurup Thiruvanantapuram 2) Follow Google Philosophy* Have you ever noticed how Google Maps never yells, condemns or castigates you if you take the wrong turn? It never raises its voice and says, “You were supposed to go LEFT at the last crossing, you idiot! Now you're going to have to go the LONG way around and it's going to take you SO much more time, and you're going to be late for your meeting! Learn to pay attention and listen to my instructions, OK???” IF it did that, chances are, a lot of us might stop using it. But Google simply Re-Routes and shows you the next best way to get there. Its primary interest is in getting you to reach your goal, not in making you feel bad for having made a mistake. There's a great lesson… It's tempting to unload our frustration and anger on those who have made a mistake, especially those we are close to & familiar with. But the wisest choice is to help in fixing the problem, not to blame. Have you had "Re-Routing" moments recently? With others, and also with your own self? Be a Google Map to your children, spouse, teammate and all the people who matter and you care about!!! Have a Nice Day🙏 *Received from Muraleedhara Warrier Mumbai G Quotes about secularism "TOP 25 SECULARISM QUOTES (of 74) | A-Z Quotes" https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/secularism.html Like : "Secularism is a religion, a religion that is understood. It has no mysteries, no mumblings, no priests, no ceremonies, no falsehoods, no miracles, and no persecutions." Robert Green Ingersoll (Robert Green Ingersoll was an American lawyer, writer, and orator during the Golden Age of Free Thought, who campaigned in defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic".) H 1) Continued from C1 Tanya - short for Tatiana - died of intestinal tuberculosis in 1944 at the age of 14, a victim of the war. On the 80th anniversary of the siege of Leningrad, Tanya’s poignant story is being told in Malayalam, possibly for the first time. Tanya Savichevayude Katha (The Story of Tanya Savicheva) has been written by Ratheesh C. Nair, the Honorary Consul of Russia in Thiruvananthapuram, and published by the Russian House here (formerly the Russian Cultural Centre). “Apart from being the 80th anniversary of the siege, 2021 also marks the 80th anniversaries of the start of the Great Patriotic War (following the German invasion of the Soviet Union) and the opening of the ‘Road of Life,’ the ice road route across Lake Ladoga through which eight lakh people were evacuated from the besieged Leningrad,'' Mr. Ratheesh Nair said. Tanya’s diary contains only a few pages, but they record the deaths of her family members during the siege. Today it is on display at the St Petersburg History Museum. Tanya Nikolayevna Savicheva was born on January 23, 1930, the youngest of a large family. She had two sisters and two brothers. Her father Nikolai succumbed to cancer in 1936. After the war broke out, the invading Germans launched a blockade of the Soviet city of Leningrad on September 8, 1941. The Savichevs, except for Tanya’s brother Mikhail, were trapped in the city. Ten lakh people died in the siege, a majority due to starvation and extreme cold. On September 10, 1941, the Germans had bombed the main food depot. Electricity too was cut by the time winter set in. Tanya's old diary was used as fuel for cooking food, and she was presented with a small notebook belonging to her sister Nina. It was this book in which she wrote the first lines of her famous diary ‘Zhenya (her sister) is dead. 28 December, 12 noon. 1941.’ The diary contained eight more pages, recording the deaths of her grandmother, her brother Lyoka, uncles Vasya and Lyosha and her mother Maria Ignatievna. Her sister Nina and Mikhail survived the siege, but Tanya had been unaware of it. Tanya was evacuated in July 1942 along with 142 other children. But she had left her diary behind. She passed away on July 1, 1944, at a hospital in Shatki. Nina, who returned to St Petersburg after the war, discovered her sister’s diary, paving the way for its eventual fame. 2) Continued from E3 This book focuses on policy initiatives necessary to retrieve Indian Economy and the Indian Financial Sector from the present crisis-like situation. Areas covered in this book include agenda for the second Modi government at the centre (2019-24), pros and cons of privatizing public sector, approach towards gold management. Reserve Bank of India’s role in confidence boosting viewed in the context of monetary policy implementation since the setting up of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), some aspects of macroeconomic policy challenges before the Reserve Bank of India, need for a strong central bank, conflicts in formulation and implementation of monetary and fiscal policies. Finally, in a separate Section, namely ‘Professionalizing Financial System’ we look at measures being taken to professionalize and strengthen the Financial Sector with focus on regulation and supervision of the banking system. 3) Continued from F "Just like how your generation lives today with - No prayers No compassion No honor No respect No character No shame No modesty No time planning No sports No reading" "We, the people that were born between 1940-1990 are the blessed ones. Our life is a living proof 👉 While playing and riding bicycles, we never wore helmets. 👉 After school, we played until dusk. We never watched TV. 👉 We played with real friends, not internet friends. 👉 If we ever felt thirsty, we drank tap water not bottled water. 👉 We never got ill although we used to share the same glass of juice with four friends. 👉 We never gained weight although we used to eat a lot of rice everyday. 👉 Nothing happened to our feet despite roaming bare-feet. 👉 our mother and father never used any supplements to keep us healthy. 👉 We used to create our own toys and play with them. 👉 Our parents were not rich. They gave us love, not worldly materials. 👉 We never had cellphones, DVDs, play station, XBox, video games, personal computers, internet chat - but we had real friends. 👉 We visited our friends' homes uninvited and enjoyed food with them. 👉 unlike your world, we had relatives who lived close by so family time and ties were enjoyed together. 👉 We may have been in black and white photos but you will find colourful memories in those photos. 👉 We are a unique and, the most understanding generation, because *we are the last generation who listened to their parents*. *Also , the first who have had to listen to their children.* and we are the ones who are still smarter and helping you now to use the technology that never existed while we were your age!! We are a "LIMITED" edition! So you better - Enjoy us. Learn from us. Treasure us. Before we disappear from Earth and your lives." 4) Continued from opening remarks : Subhashita पुराणमित्येव न साधु सर्वं न चाऽपि काव्यं नवमित्यवद्यम्। सन्तः परीक्ष्यान्यतरत् भजन्ते मूढ्ः परप्रत्ययनेयबुद्धिः ॥ Literal Meaning All texts are not good only because of the fact that they are old. All poems are not bad just because they are new. Wise people examine both and decide whether a poem is good or bad. Only a fool will be blindly led by what others say.