Warrier's Collage December 10, 2021

WELCOME to Warrier's COLLAGE On Friday December 10, 2021 Vijay & Vinay https://youtu.be/F4LUxpkNf7Y (Listening & Learning) *Link Courtesy : B.Chandrasekaran who adds : The secret of life is to make the best of whatever comes along, Make every day fresh and new. Go in search of knowledge and experience…. Share your magic with the people who share your memories. Let your feelings run deep. Be in touch with the people who live in your heart. Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Nation mourns* : Friends! The Nation mourns the loss of a great soldier of India General Rawat and his wife Madhulika. We salute the couple. The loss is irreparable. May their souls rest in peace. C V Subbaraman *Message received from C V Subbaraman via email (Also see the message at H, received by Dr Prabha Ramadurai from her nephew (Former Commandant, Navy) A Select Response R Jayakumar Wishing you a happy reunion with relatives and old friends in Thiruvananthapuram. Can't imagine how you find time to compile the Collage while on vacation. Regards and all the best.🙏 (Thanks. That's why Collage has become an "Occasional Paper" now. Yesterday, we started staying in our Thiruvananthapuram house 🙏-Warrier) B Current Affairs Monetary Policy Statement, December 8, 2021 Governor's observations : https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=52686 Governor’s Statement: December 08, 2021 Excerpts : As I make this statement, I look back at the traumatising experience with two waves of an existence-defining pandemic. Virtually every aspect of human life has been drastically altered. Yet, what has been achieved on this troubled journey has been no less extraordinary. We are now better prepared to deal with the invisible enemy, COVID-19, which keeps threatening the entire world from time to time and even more recently. ***. *** I would now like to dwell briefly on the MPC’s rationale for maintaining status quo on the policy rate and the stance. Noting that economic activity is broadly evolving in line with its assessment in October, the MPC was of the view that the sharp and sustained reduction in new COVID-19 infections and the rise in vaccination coverage are contributing to consumer confidence and business optimism. The prospects for economic activity are steadily improving, including for contact-intensive services that were hit hard by the pandemic. The MPC noted the supply side measures taken by the government to contain food prices as also the calibrated reductions in central excise duties and state VAT (value added taxes) on petrol and diesel. Crude oil prices have also softened since end-November. These would alleviate, to an extent, the domestic cost-push build-up. The recovery of aggregate demand hinges on private investment, which is still lagging. The MPC regarded the accentuation of headwinds emanating from global developments as the main risk to the domestic outlook, which is now somewhat clouded by the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Moreover, given the slack in the economy and the ongoing catching-up of activity, especially of private consumption, which is still below its pre-pandemic levels, continued policy support is warranted for a durable and broad-based recovery. Against this backdrop, the MPC decided to retain the prevailing repo rate at 4 per cent and continue with the accommodative stance. C Health & Lifestyle Dr B M Hegde on Ancient Indian Wisdom https://www.moneylife.in/article/ancient-indian-wisdom-and-our-myopic-science/36969/53846.html Excerpts : "Indian sages had enormous power of their mind where they could see things which ordinary people and even the western science could not see. Thousands of years ago, Indian sages had described the anatomy of the heart in the Narayansooktani (Dashasooktanis). It fits in correctly with our knowledge today. The heart was described by Indian sages as Hridaya, hrimeans suck and da means to give. This was thousands of years before William Harvey and much more advanced than Frank Starling in exposing the correct physiology of the heart. Anne Besant, Charles Leadbeater and Babington, the three physicists from Cambridge came to India in the early part of last century and became Yogic Sidhis. They had correctly (toady’s opinion) described the inside of the atom of all the elements from hydrogen to helium with the “third” eye they seemed to develop when they get into siddhi. The details are in a small book they wrote in 1920, Occult Chemistry, published by Oxford University Press, Madras. Quantum physics in 2014 feels the same way about the inside of an atom. Indian vaccination really was able to eradicate the only one disease, small pox. The western vaccination science has a very shaky base and we have not been able to eradicate any disease to date. Edward Jenner’s cow pox vaccine was not able to get any result. In fact, 90% of those vaccinated died of smallpox and the King had to order it stopped. It was TZ Holwell in the year 1747, who studied the Ayurvedic vaccination system in “The Bengall” prospectively for 20 years before submitting it to the Royal College and then to the King. About 90% of those thus vaccinated escaped death from small pox. Rest is history. Paropakaaraartham idam shareeram is an old Indian adage. Helping others can make you healthier. Greek philosophers argued over the relative benefits of hedonic and eudemonic happiness. Hedonic well-being sees happiness as a factor of increased pleasure and decreased pain, while eudemonic (humanism) happiness has more to do with having a larger purpose or meaning in life. A recent study from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill psychologist Barbara Fredrickson published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year, found that while both types of happiness can make you feel good, the latter could promote physical health and longevity as well." D Readers Contributions V Babusenan : A Naughty Boy The famous Rasipuram siblings, I mean R K Narayan and R K Laxman, had a neighbour in Mysore who, though a devout Hindu, avidly believed in the Christian dictum of loving one's neighbor. But it was in a restricted sense, that it would be so as long as he could avoid subscribing to an English newspaper. Being an early riser, Krishnaswami Iyer, the patriarch, would, as a rule, have read the paper not much later than finishing the steaming morning coffee. Before the siblings could take possession, the loving neighbour would have grasped it from the round table on the veranda and commenced his elaborate reading, lying comfortably on the easy chair. The perusal of the paper would continue even after they left the house- the first for the college and the second for the school. Both of them would be fuming like Etna in Italy and Krakatoa in Indonesia but could not utter a word of protest lest the father should frown upon them. One day it happened. The kindly neighbour, as was his wont, sat comfortably on the easy chair and slowly spread the newspaper. Then he saw something in it. He flew into a rage and left the house muttering that he would never give another chance for the naughty fellows to insult him. The elder one took the paper to see what was in it that irked the man. There was the outline of a goat on the front page. Someone had contributed an outline of a spectacle on the goat's face with the result that it exactly looked like the neighbor. With a broad smile of understanding, he looked at his brother who was 15 years younger. No wonder, the mischief maker grew into a world-renowned cartoonist. E Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 95 तू सतिगुरु चहु जुगी आपि आपे परमेसरु ॥ सुरि नर साधिक सिध सिख सेवंत धुरह धुरु ॥ True Guru, your teachings are relevant for 4 Yugas, you are embodiment of God Saints, seekers, devotees serve you since beginning of time Salh, 1406, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1468678125613502464?s=20 F Leisure Up and Down : C V Subbaraman Mysuru UP and Down may sound or mean opposites, but when they are used in expressions, the resultant meanings may have no relations as opposites or even otherwise. Sit Up and Sit Down Stand Up and Stand Down Stood Up and Stood down Write up and Write down Shut Up and Shut Down Lock Up and Lock Down Get UP and Get Down Beat UP and Beat Down Run UP and Run Down Give Up and Give down Take Up and Take down Push Up and Push down Look up (to) and Look down (upon) Blow Up and Blow Down Slow up and slow down mean the same thing, as do Rush up and rush down! Up above and Down under. G Multi-tasking quotes https://www.awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/35-multitasking-quotes-on-success/ Like : “The secret to multitasking is that it isn't actually multitasking. It's just extreme focus and organization.” Joss Whedon 3. “I'm good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately.” Heidi Klum 3. “I'm a person of whim, and easily distracted. I don't like multitasking. When I'm doing one thing, I like to do just that thing.” Margaret Atwood H Message received by Dr Prabha Ramadurai from her nephew : To my civilian friends, I appreciate the love and concern that is being shown for the loss of the brave men that died in the chopper crash in the Nilgiri hills, close to Wellington. The CDS was to arrive with his wife, his team of officers and men to address the staff college course presently being conducted here. The helicopter, the latest in India’s holdings, took off from SULUR air base. The CO of the squadron was flying the helicopter, with hundreds of hours of flying experience and considerable amount of pre reconnaissance of the flight path. Weather at Wellington was clear. The helicopter has to gain immediate altitude and fly through a deep ravine, to clear the crest to land at the helipad at the Wellington golf club Coonoor. While the crest was being approached there seems to have been fog which in this place is normal in this season, the fog rolls down the hills, that is from the top moves down. No one knows why the helicopter crashed. But let me assure you, there is no truth in all the stories of enemy actions as some jokers are claiming. Please let the airforce conduct its inquiry and analysis. The commandant DSSC was waiting at the helipad, the communication was in place. When the helicopter did not reach at its designated time. It was learnt that one helicopter had crashed. This information was given to the police by some local civilians. Immediately the commandant with all the equipment, security and the medical team, rushed to the site. The civilians were already in location. Trying to rescue people from a raging fire. The civilians showed no fear and were like super humans. Each young boy getting into and trying to dowse the fire. Some even having minor burns. Carrying the injured uphill and through dense under brush. The ambulance drivers just swarmed in, some of them just hearing of the crash. Without being asked. The act of selflessness of the civilians of the NILGIRIS will always be saluted by all military men. You might not be in uniform, but the courage and fortitude on display was impeccable and stupendous. Three soldiers were alive and rescued, two gave up their life after an hour. The brave men fought until the good lord couldn’t bear their suffering anymore and called them to heaven. Group Captain Varun is still battling it out at Military Hospital Wellington. He needs all your prayers. All the bodies were bought to the hospital. Autopsy was conducted. Wellington the Defence services staff college and the Madras Regimental Centre paid their last tributes to the honourable and brave men today on 09 Dec 2021. Due to bad weather they couldn’t be flown by helicopter. They are being moved by road to Sulur, for their final journey to their loved ones. The CM Tamil Nadu and the Governor Telangana paid homage. The commandant the Defence Services Staff College, addressed all officers and paid tribute. We prayed together, for the souls of those that left us and for strength to their families. We raised our voice to god unitedly for the survivor, who has two small kids. That god be kind and respect our faith. The military is a life, it isn’t a job. We are on parade 24 x 7. All activities were carried out as normal. Brave men in uniform are the epitome of honour, discipline and valour. Gen Rawat was of indomitable spirit, sometimes a one man army. He took decisions for the military that were reformative, futuristic and in the interest of the nation. The lady was always full of grace and charm. Brigadier Tony Lidder, was the epitome of charisma and soldiering, Lt Col Harjinder SIngh a soldier and a gentleman. The pilots thorough professionals and the Jawans all brave men, who did their task with pride and honour. Let’s all not give way to speculation and a media that’s only creating unnecessary sensationalism. This is the truth, from ground zero. -Neil John-

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