Warrier's Collage November 30, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE Tuesday November 30, 2021 Maati Kahe Kumhar Se*... https://youtu.be/WyH-nZ50_S0 (*See A2) Good Morning Collage has holiday from Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Accepting the suggestion from a reader, Sunday Collage will continue. The suggestion received was : "Keep Collage live. Content can be reduced. Need not worry about mailing it in the morning itself. At least bring out a Weekend Edition" Accepted in principle. Let's see how it evolves. Thanks 🙏-Warrier Nice Day M G Warrier Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 85 मन भुखा भुखा मत करहि मत तू करहि पूकार लख चउरासीह जिनि सिरी सभसै देइ अधारु निरभउ सदा दइआलु है सभना करदा सार नानक गुरमुखि बुझीऐ पाईऐ मोख दुआरु Understand, O Mind, Merciful God nurtures all forms of its creation Amardass, 27, Srirag, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1465032833341161473?s=20 A Select Responses 1) C V Subbaraman The "Lead by Example" is a wonderful narration. As I completed reading the story, my eyes were involuntarily moist. The next thing I did was to forward it to my daughters. I wonder whether without Collage I would have got it. I think, looking back at my life in RBI and the lives of hundreds of my loving, lovable and distinguished colleagues, seniors and juniors, we have all led such an honest, corruption free career. We are all proud of that and of the institution we served. Our prayers have always been that this spirit, this culture should continue. Subbaraman 2) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram It gives me not a small pleasure that the short piece that I wrote in Warrier's Collage on Bichu Thirumala caught the attention of veterans like P P Ramachandran Mumbai. I thank them all. (Proud of you, Babusenan Sir🙏-Warrrier) 3) Dr Prabha Ramadurai As usual I am late in responding to the beautiful and meaningful messages of our Collage. Mostly I open the collage sipping my morning tea. Some of them have already been seen and responded, but it gives pleasure to go through them again and enjoy but on my part the response fails or is delayed. The reason may be that currently I am busy and worried about my husband's recurring health problems (His health has improved). My daughter has come over from Malaysia with special permission letter from his attending doctor. This may also be a reason for my busy schedules. Thanks for adding the beautiful message in today's Collage about change in perception forwarded by me. Presently disturbing and saddening news about departure of friends, relatives, and colleagues have become very common. Today all of a sudden, one of my very favorite Sant Kabirdas’s couplets on philosophy of life sung about 55 years back by Smt. Lakshmi Shankar came to my mind. I want to share the song with our friends. Those who understand Hindi* will definitely appreciate the meaning of each couplet. माटी कहे कुम्हार से. तू क्योँ रौंदे मोहे इक दिन ऐसा आयेगा मै रौंदूंगी तोहे ii आये हैँ तो जायेंगे, राजा रंक फ़कीर i एक सिंगासन चढ़ी चले एक बंधे जंजीर ii दुर्बल को न सतायिये जाकी मोटी हाय बिना जीव के साँस तो लोह भसम होइ जाय ii चलती चाकी देख के दिया कबीरा रोय दो पाटों के बीच में बाकि बचा न कोय ii दुःख में सुमिरन सब करै सुख में करे न कोय जो सुख में सुमिरन करे तो दुःख काहे होय ll पत्ता टूटा डाल से ले गयी पवन उड़ाय अब के बिछड़े कब मिलेँगे दूर पडेंगे जाय ii कबीरा आप ठगाईये, और न ठगिये कोय आप ठगे सुख होत है और ठगे दुख होय ll Prabha Ramadurai (CONTINUED AT H) 3) V R Chittanandam We shall miss Collage. Please come back soon. B A MUSIC COMPOSER WITH A DIFFERENCE : V Babusenan King Arthur knew that he was badly wounded and that his end was near. He wanted his magic sword Excaliber to be properly disposed of before his death and told his factotum, Sir Bedivere, to throw it into the nearby lake and faithfully report what happened. The museum-minded assistant wanted to preserve it for posterity-not an ignoble thought-and hid it among the bushes and reported : "I heard the ripple washing on the reeds. And the wild water lapping on the crags " Ignoring what happened later,l et us focus on these lines. Here is one of the best examples of the figure of speech onomatopoeia (sound echoing sense). Soft action of the ripples in soft words and the strong beating of the wild waves in harsh words. That is Tennyson! Some music directors are like him. They(alas! their tribe is vanishing) actually want a perfect marriage between every word of the lyric before them with pitch and tune. Here is one such stanza with the following lines before him: "Pularithoomanju thulliyil Punchiri ittu prapancham! Bhaaram thaangaan aavaathae Neermani veenudanhu! veenudanhu!" (The universe smiled in the fresh early morning dew drop. The water drop could not endure its weight and it fell down and broke into pieces) Now listen to what he did, in his own words : "I did this song in the raga ' Charukesi ' It is not my way to pre-determine the raga of the song I compose. The raga evolves itself. Take, for instance, the first word of the above lyric. It starts with the panchama swara 'Pa'. As I started composing with 'Pa' in the middle octave, that enabled me to fix the word 'Pulari' in the mind of the listener. Having done that, I took up the next two words 'Thoomanju' and 'Thulliyil'. Both words had a sad connotation. It was actually a sad dew drop. I tried to present it in a suitable plaintive garb. The next word 'Punchiriyittu' must have a happy note to present it. I chose major notes for that. When the tune for 'Pularithoomanju thulliyil' and the tune for 'Punchiriyittu ' combined, the raga 'Charukesi 'was born. Consider the two words 'Bhaaram thaangaanaavaathe.' According to me, the word 'Bhaaram' can be best expressed by antaragandharam and 'thangaanaavaathe' by madhyamam. Last comes the expression 'neermani veenudanhu'. What is actually more important in it is the grief content of the word 'udanhu'(broke). The swara suddhadhaivatham is the most suitable one for this purpose......" His own words are quoted to show the meticulous attention he paid for composing a song. He would not spare any effort to do full justice to the lyricist. In another lyric penned by the famous Malayalam poet O N V Kurup, he struggled for one week to get the appropriate tune for a single word. The same composer taunted another good-humouredly for using high pitch to present the word 'mounam'(silence). Such was his devotion to the meaning of a word and its musical vehicle! The composer was the legendary G Devarajan. Those days are gone. C Current Affairs Media Response To The Editor The Hindu Business Line Letters November 29, 2021 Made in India gets a free boost! The report "Visa complains to the US govt about India promoting RuPay" (November 29) is amusing. How can anyone complain against a country promoting its own domestic product, unless the product is a banned one (for any reason), or, is proved harmful? The move is indicative of the expectations of business interests from a government which continues to enjoy "Veto" power to insulate itself from democratic processes. Meanwhile, RuPay incidentally gets cost-free international acceptability and publicity. Unpredictable are the dimensions of market forces! M G Warrier Mumbai D Book Review The Best Philosophy Books of 2018 | Five Books Expert Recommendations : https://fivebooks.com/best-books/best-philosophy-books-2018/#book-37850 What can Nietzsche and Aristotle teach us about how to live? Should everyone read Being and Nothingness? From a philosophical approach to misogyny to an interrogation of whether it's morally acceptable to have a Facebook account, philosopher Nigel Warburton introduces us to the best philosophy books of 2018. E Blogs & Links 1) Ancient Indian Philosophy: A Painless Introduction : http://lukemuehlhauser.com/ancient-indian-philosophy-a-painless-introduction/ Excerpts : A Painless Introduction This is a short book about ancient Indian philosophy for people who care more about the central questions of philosophy themselves — What exists? How should we live? How can we know? — than they do about the historical matter of ancient Indian thought. But current research in philosophy often refers to the ideas of ancient Indian philosophy, so it is worth knowing a bit about it. My book explains the bare essentials about ancient Indian philosophy you must understand to do philosophy today. This book does not assume you know much about philosophy. It does not discuss every aspect or interpretation of a philosopher’s work. It will only tell you what you need to know to engage with philosophy today. Luckily, that knowledge can fit on just a few pages. My main sources are the historical works of Surendranath Dasgupta, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya, and Satishchandra Chatterjee (of whom you will hear echoes below), along with translations of the original works. 2) A train journey with PKV - A Central Banker's MiscellanyA Central Banker's Miscellany : https://www.gsreekumar.com/a-train-journey-with-pkv/ Excerpts : PKV, as he was popularly known, was a Member of Parliament for four terms. The last was from Thiruvananthapuram in 2004, and earlier from Peermade, Tiruvalla, and Ambalappuzha, all places with which my family had some connection or the other, my maternal grandfather having had a dispensary in Ambalappuzha also apart from Alappuzha and other places. Moreover, PKV and my father shared the same alma mater in UC College, Aluva, where my father did his intermediate before moving to University College, Trivandrum, while PKV was a senior doing his graduation before moving to the Law College, Trivandrum. They probably knew each other from those days. In addition to the personal connections, my father’s batch of 1957 enjoyed a special equation with the then political class, as they joined the State cadre when the first Kerala Ministry was also sworn in. As a result, they grew up in administration learning together. Moreover, the civil service recruits, at least in those days, were highly correlated with performance in their education. Apart from my father, the other two toppers from his BA History Hons. batch at the University College had joined the IAS. Being a much smaller world in those days, their political contemporaries at the College, therefore, knew the calibre and quality of the young bureaucrats who had joined the service. It helped that, but for one person, Late P.M. Abraham, none of the others in my father’s batch, chose to move to New Delhi. My father completed a Central Government tenure working for a PSU in Kerala. That was also why when, a few years back, I met Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General, also of the Kerala cadre, he said that “Your father’s batch ruled Kerala like the mafia!” PK Vasudevan Nair being sworn in as Chief Minister 3) Your choice https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/keep-talking/your-choice-39177/ "There is no shortcut or “mantra” to success, you have to make the choice yourself, the unknown path we all walk through our lives to reach the end depends upon our deeds, and those deeds are what we choose to do. No one knows you better than yourself right? So, keep going on and don’t stop until you get there. You got this!! In all our life, we make many choices and all of them require equal attention and care. We regret some of them, but eventually we settle down." F Leisure 1) Name Game* A surgeon named his son Naïf (pronounced Knife). I said what an apt name! Then I came to know the following : 1. Lawyer's daughter Sue. 2. Radiologist's son Ray. 3. Ophthalmologist's daughter Iris. 4. Florist's daughter Rose. 5. Mechanic's son Jack. 6. Archaeologist's son Doug. 7. Thief's son Rob. 8. Gymnast's son Jim. 9. Jeweler's twin daughters Ruby and Pearl. 10. Ornithologist's son Robin. 11. Orthopedician's son Boney. 12. Barber's son Harry. 13. Solicitor's son Will. 14. Accountant's son Bill. 15. Horticulturist's daughter Ivy. 16. Gardener's son Pete. 17. Monarch's son Prince. 18. Dramatist's daughter Oprah. 19. Sanitation engineer's son John. 20. Highway engineer's son Miles. 21. Dietitian's daughter Olive. 22. Actor:s son Oscar. *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai 2) GROUP SECRET* Admin : Adding Laxmi to the group. Ravi : Hi Laxmi welcome to the group. Laxmi : Hi guys , am new to the city Vinay : Hi Laxmi dont worry , am there...any problems i will solve it. Rajan : Hi Laxmi.. tell me if you have any problem, will arrange a solution for u Vijay : Hi Laxmi, if you need anything tell me, it will be arranged. Ratan : Hi Laxmi, mera bhai bada Kaam ki cheez hai , koi bhi problem ho, he will manage it for you.. Ram : Laxmi, pl call me if you need any help Laxmi : Thanx guys for your support Ratan : Laxmi whats your full name.. Laxmi : Laxminarayan Rao. Ravi left Vinay left Ratan left Vijay left Rajan left Ram left Admin left... Laxmi is the admin now *Received from Vathsala Jayaraman (You feel it's a repeat? But I've a reader who reads Collage only on Tuesdays 🙏-Warrier) G Quotes Famous Philosophy Quotes - The Basics of Philosophy : https://www.philosophybasics.com/general_quotes.html Random Selection : “It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true” – Bertrand Russell “Even while they teach, men learn” – Seneca the Younger “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance” – Socrates “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him” – Voltaire “This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities” – Bertrand Russell H Continued from A2 Maati Kahe Kumhar Se Mati Kahe Kumhaar Se Tu Kya Raunde Moye Ek Din Aisa Aayega Mein Raundungi Toye Aaye Hai So Jayenge Raja Rank Fakir Ek Sinhaasan Chadhi Chale Ek Bandhe Janjir Durbal Ko Na Sataaiye Jaaki Moti Haaye Bina Jeev Ki khaal Se loha Bhasm Ho Jaye Chalti Chaki Dekh Ke Diya Kabira Roye Do Paatan Ke Bich Mein Baki Bacha Na Koi Dukh Me Sumiran Sab Kare Sukh Mein Kare Na Koye Jo Sukh Mein Sumiran Kare To Dukh Kahe Hoye Patta Tuta Daal Se Le Gayi Pawan Udaye Ab Ke Bichhade Kab Milenge Door Padenge Jaye Kabira Aap Thagaiye Aur Na Thagiye Koi Aap Thage Sukh Upaje Aur Thage Dukh Hoye

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