Warrier's Collage November 6, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday November 6, 2021 Tomorrow's Collage being shared today (November 5, 2021) M G Warrier A Readers Write 1) Deepawali across the world : Vishnu Kelkar Diwali - Indian festival of lights celebrations - in pictures by the Guardian was beautiful. It covered celebrations in neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, a few state capitals and other towns of India. More than 900000 oil lamps were lit on the banks of Saryu river at Aayodhya and were kept burning for 45 minutes. Guinness World Record for lighting oil lamps as part of Diwali celebrations was retained. In the context of Indian festival of lights, recognising the religious and historical significance of Diwali, the US Senate has passed a resolution greeting the Indian community in the country and across the globe on the festival of lights. I was told that in some of the school districts where Indian population is more schools remain closed for Diwali ! The genesis of Diwali bonus by S Venugopal was interesting. VNKelkar 2) A Central Banker's Miscellany* Taking advantage of unwelcome situations : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai The physical distancing measures necessitated by COVID-19 have resulted in a severe withdrawal from the patterns of daily life, necessitating significantly reduced contact with other people. But, to some, this sort of withdrawal is an integral part of growth, a pathway to a more enriching life. I read so many articles in many journals about the achievements that are possible during the pandemic. I used to wonder they are mere imaginative versions. But here we find an exemplor who has given a great touch of reality to those essays. I was amazed to learn about the achievements of Dr G Sreekumar in countless varieties from kitchen to Fine Arts, reading to lectures, film studies to Blog writing and many more. Things which are normally considered too nigh a possibility are very much in his hands. What a great achievement!! We are very much proud of you Sir! He deserves great commendations for the beautiful Naamakaranam of his substack account as "A Central Banker's Miscellany" derived from Mathematics Miscellany of Shri Srinivasa Ramanujam and from an "Economist's Miscellany" of Prof Kaushik Basu. May all his dreams come true!!! Vathsala Jayaraman *Web Link : "A Central Banker's Miscellany - Notes and views on the world around A Central Banker's Miscellany | Notes and views on the world around" https://www.gsreekumar.com B Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 61 काम क्रोध वसि करै पवणु उडंत न धा्वै निरंकार कै वसै देसि हुकमु बुझि बीचारु पावै Lust & anger in control, when mind stops wandering restlessly Dwell with God, understand divine command, attain contemplative wisdom Bhikha, 1395, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1456377724012949504?s=20 C Current Affairs 1) RBI Committee on ARCs* RBI releases the Report of the Committee on functioning of Asset Reconstruction Companies and review of regulatory guidelines applicable to them for public comments As announced in the Statement on Regulatory and Supervisory Policies released along with the Monetary Policy Statement on April 07, 2021, Reserve Bank of India had, on April 19, 2021, announced the constitution of a Committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) under the chairmanship of Shri Sudarshan Sen, former Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India. The terms of reference of the Committee were to examine the issues and recommend suitable measures for enabling the ARCs to meet the growing requirements of the financial sector. The Committee has since submitted its report and the same is being placed on the RBI website today for comments of stakeholders and members of the public. Comments may be submitted by December 15, 2021 through email. RBI will examine them before taking a final view on the recommendations made by the Committee. *Source : RBI D Book Review : Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho* "Eleven Minutes Summary & Study Guide" http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-eleven-minutes/#gsc.tab=0 Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho is the story of a young girl named Maria who leaves her Brazilian home to go to Geneva, Switzerland, in hopes of great adventure and great love. Her situation does not prove to be what she had hoped and she pursues a career in prostitution in order to make money quickly in order to return home. During her time in Switzerland, Maria experiences pain, pleasure, and love and must decide the correct path for her life. Maria grows up in a small town in the interior of Brazil where folklore, superstitions, and traditional roles for women are woven into the culture. Although she is good at school and always tries to better her situation by reading books, Maria's only goal is to fall in love, marry, and raise a family. Maria has several experiences with young love but her true love never appears, leaving Maria to believe that she is destined to live without that most important element that she believes most people find. Maria is different from other girls in her town in that she craves adventure, but it is not until she has graduated and has worked two years in a draper's shop that Maria can save enough money for a small vacation. Maria goes to Rio de Janeiro, where she is approached by a Swiss entertainment businessman and is coaxed to fly back to Switzerland with the man and work in his nightclub as a samba dancer. Immediately upon her arrival, Maria learns the truth about the arrangement and will receive much less money that she had hoped, forcing her into a lifestyle much more restricted than the one she had imagined. When the man discovers that Maria has dated a man she had met at the club, she is fired. Fortunately, the man helps Maria get a generous severance package and Maria is able to live for awhile while she looks for more work. Maria signs up at a modeling agency and meets a client to discuss a fashion show, but Maria ends up sleeping with the man for money. This is the beginning of Maria's career as a prostitute, something she does because it is good money for relatively little investment. Maria works as a prostitute at a club on a street in Geneva, which is famous for such places. She has many clients and makes a lot of money, which she plans to use to fly back home to Brazil in a year's time. During her time in Geneva, Maria experiences many types of sex, but does not allow her soul to enter into the process. Maria is also introduced to the practice of sadomasochism, which she may have been inclined to pursue had she not met a painter who falls in love with her and convinces Maria that she can find love without physical pain. Maria falls in love with the painter who, in a wildly romantic gesture, meets Maria at the Paris airport when she is on layover on her trip home to Brazil. Although it is not clear that she will marry the painter, at least Maria has found mutual love, something she thought would elude her all her life. For the first time in a long time, Maria loves with her soul as well as with her body. *Author of Alchemist E Blogs & Links 1) Lost and found "Lost and found" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/chasingmyviews/lost-and-found-2-38780/ Posted online comments : "an interesting piece. reading between the lines, one gets a feeling, unheard stories or the untold part will be more "revealing". we can wait. meanwhile, the approach contained in the essay is the right one. for the benefit of readers who skip paragraphs while reading, let me copy here :"i am not concluding anything with this blog, that you should live in the present or take lessons from life and move on. no. you should do what works for you. it is just an experience i wanted to share with you in case it helps you in any way and let you know that if you are in a phase where you are unable to contemplate whatâ s happening around you, itâ s okay. you are not alone. itâ s okay to wander a bit here and there and get lost. eventually you will get back to where you are supposed to be or want to be." F Leisure A verbal-fight between husband and wife (both are M.A. in English literature). Instead of shouting, abusing or physical force...they exchange poems to each other. WIFE _I wrote your name on sand,_ _it got washed..._ _I wrote your name in air,_ _it was blown away..._ _Then, I wrote your name in my heart & got a Heart Attack!_ HUSBAND _God saw me hungry,_ _he created pizza._ _He saw me thirsty,_ _he created Pepsi._ _He saw me in the dark,_ _he created light._ _He saw me without problems, he created YOU!_ WIFE _Twinkle twinkle little star._ _You should know what you are._ _And once you know what you are,_ _Mental hospital is not so far!_ HUSBAND _The rain makes all things beautiful._ _The grass and flowers too. _ _If rain makes all things beautiful,_ _Why doesn't it rain on you?_ WIFE _Roses are red; Violets are blue;_ _Monkeys like you should be kept in zoo._ Husband _Don't feel so angry_ _you will find me there too_ _Not in a cage but laughing at you!_ *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai. (Before replication attempts, ensure both spouses have passed M A (English Literature) before getting married. Conditions apply 🙏) G Quotes about deserts "TOP 25 DESERT QUOTES (of 1000) | A-Z Quotes" https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/desert.html Like : "Simplicity is the heart of everything. If you look to the desert, apparently the desert is very simple but it's full of life, it's full of hidden places and the beauty is that it looks simple but it's complex in the way that it expresses the soul of the world or God." Paulo Coelho (Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.)

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