Warrier's Collage December 11, 2021

Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday December 11, 2021 12 year old Ventriloquist https://youtu.be/rk_qLtk0m2c (Kid's got talent!) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier M A Select Responses 1) Jyothylakshmi Anil Kumar The tragic death of CDS Bipon Rawat, his wife and 12 other brave soldiers in military helicopter crash at Conoor reminds me of my own Veliachan, dad's elder brother, Lt T V Krishnan, who also died similarly in 1959 in an aircrash. Lt T V Krishnan, Commissioned as officer in the Army Supply Corps (ASC), died a martyr...in Dakota C-47 crash, gunned down by Naga rebels, in the north eastern ranges, in 1959, aged 26 !!! His body wasn't found. There were 8 more soldiers along with him on board. All of them died. The Naga rebels seemed to be pro-China...it was a war escalation move. Our brave soldiers, the real heroes who laid down their lives for the nation!! My granny lost a gem... Inexplicable loss...her tall, handsome young son, a gentleman. Getting commissioned as an army officer requires undergoing and clearing vigorous physical and mental parameters. Taking pride in imagining the fact that if he was alive, he would have retired as a Colonel or Brigadier for sure !!! Way back in 1959, there was no social media. So the investigation procedures were smoother and confidential. Such incidents recieve huge relevance due to social media intervention and interference nowadays, that chances of misrepresentation of facts are high, risking the exposure of investigation process and confidentiality to some extent. Salute and great respect to CDS Bipin Rawat, Lieutenant T V Krishnan, my Veliachan, and all the brave soldiers who put their lives at risk to protect us. HEROES OF THE NATION Thanking them for protecting us 🙏. Hoping that no life is lost due to the malfunctioning or mechanical errors in military equipments. We look forward to highest quality and standards in military services. Our protectors' protection is of primary importance. 2) R Jayakumar Mr Neil John's down to earth description of the unexpected tragedy to the Chief of Defence Staff and his team at Nilgiris gives us a clear vision of what happened when the helicopter crashed. The entire nation is mourning. Rest in Peace to those who lost their lives in the crash and prayers for those battling for life. 3)Dr Prabha Ramadurai Saw the message. I would like to add that I am very proud that two generations in my family served in our Armed Forces. My father served in the II world War (Subedar Major S T Iyengar) and his 3rd generation, my only brother's only son Kartik Gopal retired from Navy as Commander. Mera Bharat Mahan B Spirituality/Faith a) charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 92 जा की द्रिसटि अम्रित धार कालुख खनि उतार तिमर अग्यान जाहि दरस दुआर ओइ जु सेवहि सबदु सारु गाखड़ी बिखम कार ते नर भव उतारि कीए निरभार Graceful sight removes darkness Meditation unburdens: helps to cross word ocean Kal Sahar, 1391, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1467583116642451462?s=20 b) charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 96 लोहउ होयउ लालु नदरि सतिगुरु जदि धारै पाहण माणक करै गिआनु गुर कहिअउ बीचारै Iron turns into jewel when True Guru casts a glance of grace Stones become emeralds on contemplating spritual wisdom blessed by Guru Bard Nall, 1399, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1469062711342350336?s=20 C Readers' Contribution 2) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram a) A Naughty Boy : V Babusenan 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. b) The Guide that failed It was a September evening of the year 1964. The handsome young man, sitting in the drawing room of the house 'Yadavagiri' in the beautiful Mysore city, took his cheque book from his hand bag and said : "Please, Sir, name the amount." It was the famous actor Dev Anand asking the equally famous R KNarayan for the filmic right of the latter's novel 'The Guide'. It was going to be a grand project in the sense that it would be simultaneously shot in Hindi and English. In the Hindi version, Dev Anand himself and the enchanting Waheeda Rehman would act the lead roles and it would be directed by Vijay Anand. The English version would be scripted by the Nobel Laureate Pearl S Buck(who wrote the novel 'The Good Earth') and directed by Tad Danielewiski. The actors were the same. Pearl Buck, who was also a co-producer of the English version, would train up Waheeda. This was the understanding. Narayan said calmly that a token advance would do. The novelist's initial enthusiasm waned soon as the shooting location for the English film was shifted from Mysore to Rajasthan without taking him into confidence. The Malgudi ambience of the novel had gone totally and he was disappointed. One day, he was invited to attend a banquet in Bombay Raj Bhavan held in honour of Lord Mountbatten. The idea was to persuade the Lord to suggest to his niece, the British monarch, to be present at the world premiere of the film planned to be held in London. Pearl Buck was to have narrated the story to Mountbatten to impress him, but her narration derailed on account of some initial interruptions by the Lord. The mission failed as was evident from Mountbatten's suggestion to his PS to remind him on the subject when they returned to London. Anyway, nothing was heard about it later. The English venture was a flop. The Hindi version was mostly saved by the beautiful songs provided by the S D Burman-Rafi- Latha-Kishore Kumar combination. It failed to make any profit as a result of extravagant spending. In his characteristic manner, Narayan said that though the cinematic attempt was not much of a success, it helped to give a boost to the sale of the novel. D Grammar Family : Vathsala Jayaraman A story about grammar family..... There is a family in London whose surname is Grammar. There is a couple Mr. Noun and Mrs. Verb. The couple has three children: a son, Pronoun and two daughters, Adverb and Adjective. The son( Pronoun) has to do all the work of his father in his absence. The two daughters love each other but there is difference in them. Adjective loves her father and brother and keeps praising them. Adverb loves her mother more and she always modifies her when there is a need. There are two servants in the family. Preposition and Conjunction. The Preposition is the chief servant. He is a official servant of his master. Conjunction is the family servant and looks after every member of the family. The Interjection joins the family .in times joy and sorrow. Many people think that Preposition doesn’t stay till the end of family functions to clean up after everyone, but the truth is that he sometimes does.conjunction sometimes comes very early, at the beginning of family functions, to make preparations. But again, many people don’t know about this and think that he’s always late. As things move,we never even bother about the family members. Vathsala Jayaraman E Prophet of the future : Vathsala Jayaraman The Best Prophet of the Future is the Past. We have heard and talked - Past is gone, Future is uncertain and there is only Present. Let us examine its validity from a different perspective. We are used to dividing time into three specific categories-Past, Present, and Future for our own convenience. It is another thing that we call it present, fully aware of the fact that the line between past and future is very very thin. It seems that there is only past and future. By the time I lift my finger to click another alphabet, my present has already become past. I am now looking for if what I wanted to type is what has actually been typed because there is every possibility that my finger might have clicked the wrong alphabet. This line between lifting the finger and clicking the alphabet is called present. And this present is so tiny and short that we can not even feel it, forget about living it. It is therefore clear that we learn from our past. We typed the wrong alphabet and learned from the mistake we committed and corrected it. We conducted the same episode in the past. It also proves that we are most likely to commit a mistake in the future if we did not learn from it. It can safely be predicted that mistakes will happen. Therefore, it is necessary to treat our Past as our Prophet, one who can make the prophecy about our future. F Leisure A dialogue between a Sadhu and a train ticket examiner: TTE - Where are you going? Sadhu - where Ram was born. TTE- Good. Your ticket please. Sadhu - No ticket. TTE - Ok. Come with me. Sadhu - Where to? TTE- Where Krishna was born. G Books by M G Warrier I Restoring Trust in Governance : India's 2020's Challenge https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08NT36GB2/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_0PGFH38CEJXRD8BGVWBN 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. 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. H

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