Warrier's Collage December 16, 2021

Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday December 16, 2021 Miss Universe 2021 in Delhi https://youtu.be/VuoKhuqSpw8 Thought* for the Day : Miss World Manushi Chillar on being asked the question as to why she, an intellectual sacrificed her professional career of pursuing a sought after lucrative field like Medicine to take part in a Beauty Pageant.. "Respected Judges, I stay in a country where Beauty is given more importance that Brains. I sacrifice 10-12 prime years of my youth and all the fun that comes with it and in the bargain not taking proper care about my health and appearance thereby even getting dark circles under my baggy eyes. The Govt. then will decide in which village I have to compulsorily offer my services though there are no facilities there to put my knowledge to use and if I refuse, will ask me to pay a hefty amount as bond (who says bonded labour is out) surprisingly it's only there for doctors but not for Engineers, Lawyers, Teachers etc. Don't we need infrastructure in villages, free law consultation for villagers who cannot afford their fees and education. Once I do agree to pay the hefty bond the Govt. will decide the amount of fees I can charge for my knowledge. In case of an unforeseen error in judgement leading to something going wrong with my patient I am likely to be physically abused and my hospital which I have built taking a hefty loan ransacked. The Govt. will not be able to arrest or take action against anyone as it is a case of Mob Violence and no particular person can be held responsible. If I win this contest then I will get a SUPERSTAR status overnight which I can never get on treating the most challenging cases and saving lives. The Govt. would award me a Padma award and a cash prize.Not only that they will be obliged to provide me special treatment & security wherever I go. Nobody will question me when i charge crores of rupees for a Commercial (whether the product is good or no) or a Movie (even if it flops miserably). Why alone India even in the world the total amount one earns from the PRIZE MONEY in a BEAUTY PAGEANT and the endorsements, movie offers etc which follow is much more than what is awarded to a NOBEL LAUREATE in MEDICINE. Thus I rest my case that BEAUTY is more rewarding than BRAINS" JUDGES(wiping their tears)- "Enough, Enough Don't make us Cry anymore. Here the crown is all yours but don't forget to dedicate it to the BEAUTIFUL SELFLESS PROFESSION called MEDICINE" A Bitter truth of Medical practice in India.... Let this message go upto the policy makers.....!!!!! *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier M A Readers' Contribution V Babusenan : Unique Moments It was the latter half of 1981. I was supposed to be serving the RBI at its Ahmedabad office. At that time, the cultural scene of this famous city was vibrant with the activities of Mrinalini Sarabhai and her reputed dance troupe. There were Bharathanatyam performances and Carnatic Concerts too, organized by south Indian cultural associations. I propose to mention here about a week-end cultural event which I had the good fortune to attend. It was a music concert of Voleti Venkateswarlu. I must specify here whether it was a Carnatic or Hindustani concert in view of the fact that Voleti was an expert in both. It was a concert of Carnatic music. This musical genius was only 53 then, but his tall and corpulent figure was very unmusical. For such a man with a gigantic pot-belly, it must have been a rather difficult proposition to sit on the floor cross-legged. But such peurile thoughts of the listener would vanish into thin air, the moment he started to sing. What a crisp, clear and sonorous voice! On that memorable evening, Voleti took for elaboration, the Swathi Thirunal kriti in the raga Poorvikalyani 'Devadeva Jagadeeswara'. As a layman lover of Carnatic music, it is my belief that this song stands out as having the longest string of divine epithets. See the opening line of this Kriti on Lord Vishnu: Devadeva, Jagadeeswara', Jaya, Bhujagaasana, Murahara, Divy Haara Manikundala Dhara Bhagavan (O! the God of all gods,the Lord of the whole world, the user, as his vehicle, of Garuda, the eater of serpents, the slayer of the demon Mura, the one that adorns himself with divine garland and gems-studded ear ornaments, victory to thee!) It is hard for anyone to sing this long line perfectly, but how effortlessly and beautifully Voleti sang it is a thrilling experience to me even after a lapse of four decades. Destiny has been unkind to us. This great singer was snatched away from us just when he crossed sixty! I cannot conclude this brief narration without mentioning what happened in the next function. It was a solo performance by the violin maestro M Chandrasekharan . If one says that Chandrasekharan's blindness, in a way, adds to the quality of his performance, it may be somewhat cruel, but it is true. His daughter was not with him. The programme started wonderfully, but suddenly something happened to his violin. Unfortunately, he did not have another one ready. Annavarappu Ramaswami, who had accompanied Voleti, was present there. He immediately offered his violin and saved the situation. We generally say that artists are a jealous lot, but that was disproved there. It was another unique moment. B Current Affairs a) Prompt Corrective Action Framework for NBFCs https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=52717 A PCA Framework for NBFCs has been put in place by the Regulator(Reserve Bank of India) to further strengthen the supervisory tools applicable to NBFCs. This shall apply to : All Deposit Taking NBFCs [Excluding Government Companies], All Non-Deposit Taking NBFCs in Middle, Upper and Top Layers [Excluding - (i) NBFCs not accepting/not intending to accept public funds; (ii) Government Companies, (iii) Primary Dealers and (iv) Housing Finance Companies]. The PCA Framework for NBFCs shall come into effect from October 1, 2022, based on the financial position of NBFCs on or after March 31, 2022. A separate circular would be issued in due course with regard to applicability of PCA Framework to Government NBFCs. b) Media Response Protecting depositors* To The Editor The Hindu Business Line Letters December 15, 2021 Protecting depositors This refers to the report "RBI unveils PCA framework for NBFCs effective Oct 2022"(December 15). Since inception in 1935, RBI has been playing a proactive and relevant role in institution-building and protecting the interests of savers and users of credit in the Indian financial system. Multiplicity of institutions and diverse interests of stakeholders together with the federal system of government made the task of supervision and regulation of the financial sector unenviably uncomfortable for RBI. The tendency to circumvent regulatory requirements on the part of various stakeholders as is observed in the recent controversies involving cooperatives which are not banks using the name "bank" in their names added to the agony of the regulator. NBFCs too face a naming problem similar to cooperatives. This arise from NBFCs using the names of entities which have a stake in them, without the responsibility of protecting the interests of resource-providers and users of their services. RBI may have to equip itself for a closer surveillance of the institutional system accepting public deposits and purveying credit or providing services outside the banking sector as any health issues of institutions could affect the banking system sooner than later. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram *Published version @ https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article37963283.ece C Books about library https://the-bibliofile.com/books-about-libraries-librarians/ Excerpts : I’m sure most book lovers have fond memories of their own local libraries. The first library I loved was Schimelpfenig Plano Library in my hometown of Plano, Texas. I used to just wander the shelves and randomly pick out books. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I didn’t need to read books reviews or anything like that because I could rely on the librarians’ curation to lead me to good books. It wasn’t until later that I really appreciated what a gift it was to have such wonderfully curated books laid out for me. D Books & Blogs 1) Book Review : The Midnight Library https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/27/the-midnight-library-by-matt-haig-review-a-celebration-of-lifes-possibilities Excerpts : "Nora Seed feels useless. Her cat is dead, her brother doesn’t seem to be interested in her, and she has been fired: nobody needs her. Late one evening, she tries to kill herself. But instead of death, what Nora finds is a library in which each volume represents a version of her life where she made different choices. The possibilities are numberless. There is a Nora who became a rock star, another who has won Olympic medals, another living aboard an Arctic research vessel; some versions are mothers, wives, orphans; famous and influential, or not. All she has to do to step into that life is open the book. If she finds a good life, she can stay; the difficulty lies in deciding “whether a life could really be judged from just a few minutes after midnight on a Tuesday”. 2) Books & Blogs https://www.amazon.com/M-G-Warrier/e/B079ZC3JKX%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Please use this link for a quick view of my daily blogs. For buying books use only local Amazon links. 🙏-Warrier E Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 101 रहसु कीअउ सुर देव तोहि जसु जय जय ज्मपहि असुर गए ते भागि पाप तिन्ह भीतरि क्मपहि Bard Harbans explains as Guru left human body - Angels delighted to receive & celebrated Demons ran away, trembling from within, full of sin 1409, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1470827923749814273?s=20 F Leisure Some eatable* jokes https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/food-jokes/ *What's the difference between eatable and edible? https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/edible-vs-eatable-usage#:~:text=Edible%20and%20eatable%20both%20refer,some%20level%20of%20acceptable%20flavor Edible and eatable both refer to something that is "able to be eaten," but edible is usually used to describe something that is safe to eat, without regard to taste, while eatable often describes something that has some level of acceptable flavor. Likewise, inedible often refers to something toxic or unsafe, while uneatable refers to food that tastes bad. G Quotes on Libraries https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/library-quotes Like : If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges (Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature.)

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