Warrier's Collage December 18, 2021

Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday December 18, 2021 Visiting a Tiger Sanctuary in USA https://youtu.be/qlQgYIOKTcs And...here in Wayanad, Kerala... https://youtu.be/aR2STQPYLyw Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Happy Birthday* To Franklin Radolf Misquith Today is the 17th of December, It's a day I hope to remember, The weather is cool and fine, I am drawing nearer to the Divine, For some time now I am off hard liquor and wine, But with my spouse daily we sit together and dine. Today we shall have many dishes fine Chicken, mutton, favourites of mine After chatting for a while, And also sharing a smile, It will be time to cut my birthday cake, That looks as fluffy as a snowflake. All those present tucked into a piece of it, And it went down their throats bit by bit. We shall now have a round of games, For the prizes there'll be many claims. I wish each other the best of luck, In life they do well who show some pluck, But the others who always duck, Will at some point get sorely stuck. I thank God for His Grace that keeps me alive, Though I can no longer dance and jive, I keep myself busy like bees in a hive, Before long at Heaven's door I shall arrive. Frank Misquith *Poem received via Group mail yesterday from Franklin Radolf Misquith. A Select Responses 1) E X Joseph Atlanta US "Reshmy, that was a beautiful story about Kafka He was one of my favorites. Thank you." E X Joseph Atlanta, US 2) Jyothylakshmi Anil Kumar Beautiful story shared by Reshmy. I could feel the pain and sorrow of the little girl in missing her doll, I also felt bad about Kafka's demise. That association was uplifting for the little girl!! Why is there a parting for every meeting in life. It's really sad. The message in the end was comforting, very thoughtful. The pain of losses won't vanish completely, it may reduce. In the journey of life, we will find recovery from the partings in some form or another. Life moves on. So do we. Finding solace in our own way. 3) Kasturirangan Narayanan The Guruvayoor concert is good with classical tunes. The first song in Rag Jaijaiwanthi is pleasing. 4) Many readers liked the children smiling (Collage December 17, 2021) and commented. Like : "We need these type of smile and happiness throughout our life" B Current Affairs Media Response* To The Editor The Hindu Business Line Letters December 17, 2021 Inflation blues This refers to the editorial "End of easy money" (December 17) suggesting that 'RBI may have to follow the Fed in acknowledging the threat posed by inflation'. There's substance in the approach of the editorial, if we go by the pre- pandemic policy stances of the Indian Central Bank. During the pandemic, India along with many other developing economies learnt the bitter lesson that interdependence does not necessarily mean mutual policy support in times of need. This has resulted in each country doing some homework and pruning their monetary and economic policies to suit their immediate domestic requirements. Suffice to say, RBI is not going to sneeze when Federal Reserve catches a cold. This doesn't mean, policy stances of developed countries do not affect Indian financial system. But, certainly Indian financial markets including bond market are evolving and can depend on internal and external funding to much greater extent than during 1990's when exit by FDI sources could embarrass India. Today India is aware of the country's strengths and weaknesses and can/will respond appropriately, if need arises. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram *This was not published-Warrier C Music Concerts : Nostalgia V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram With great trepidation I enter an arena, where even angels fear to tread, with the hope that I may be able to get out safely soon. Smt Vathsala Jayaraman is a person very well versed in Carnatic music. Being a resident of Chennai, she must have enjoyed many of its famous Margazhi music sessions which helped her to diagnose the symptoms caused by the virus special to music. Very interesting narration indeed. Smt Vathsala seems to have omitted one symptom viz. singing along with the singer. In one of his concerts, the legendary Chembai suddenly stopped singing and told a man among the listeners aloud : "Only one of us will sing -either you or I.'' It used to be a fond dream for every music lover to attend a music concert at the famous Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai. I got this great chance on a few occasions. It was there that Jesudas made a mark by singing along with his guru Chembai, the well-known Thyagaraja kriti 'Ksheerasaagara sayana'. This hall too had its share of defects-not acoustic but man made including talking and walking in and out for coffee and eatables while the performance was going on. Leaving the hall in large groups during 'Tani aavarthanam' (which is a gross injustice to the percussion artists) was religiously observed here. I think the listeners cannot be wholly blamed. In a great city like Mumbai, music concerts are occasions when friends and relatives get a chance to meet, though that does not justify this avoidable behaviour. I think it was Dr Balamuraleekrishna who introduced the interval system in music concerts and relentlessly kept it in his concerts. Its side effect was that he was avoided in the Navarathri concerts in Thiruvananthapuram where the royal family was invariably present and an interval was an embarrassment to them. I am happy that Smt Vathsala Jayaraman liked my write-up though its purpose was only to narrate a couple of unique moments. D Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 103 कूपु भरिओ जैसे दादिरा कछु देसु बिदेसु न बूझ ऐसे मेरा मनु बिखिआ बिमोहिआ कछु आरा पारु न सूझ Like frog in well knows nothing of local or foreign land So, my mind, soaked in vices, knows nothing of life or after-life Ravidas, 346, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1471583067806396419?s=20 E Satire 1) Satan's Meeting : As reported by Vathsala Jayaraman For all the busy people in the world : SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy. Very well written) Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address Satan said, "We can't keep people from going to pray." "We can't keep them from reading their holy books and knowing the truth." "We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their GOD." "Once they gain that connection with GOD, our power over them is broken." "So let them go to their prayers; let them have their covered dish dinners, but steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with GOD.." Continued at H1 2) Laugh*... THOUGHT PROVOKING-Doctor : Your Liver is enlarged Patient : Does that mean it has space for more whisky ? (This is called "Positive Thinking") Lady to her dietician :- What l am worried about is my height and not my weight. Doc :- How come??? Lady :- According to my weight, my height should be 7.8 feet... (Now this is called "Positive Attitude") A Man wrote to SBI. "My Cheque was returned with remark 'Insufficient funds'. I want to know whether it refers to mine or the Bank". (This is self confidence in its peak ) An uneducated father with his educated son went on a camping trip. They set-up their tent and fell asleep. Some hours later, the father woke up his son. Father- Look up to the sky and tell me what you see. Son- I see millions of stars. Father- And what does that tell you? Son- Astronomically, it tells that there are millions of galaxies and planets. Father slaps the son hard and says- "Idiot, someone has stolen our tent" MORAL: Too much education can spoil our common sense. *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady F Blogs & Links Work from Home https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/workfromhome/factors-affecting-employees-work-from-home-attitude-39492/ Excerpts : Job Insecurity: The degree of uncertainty an employee has about their job continuity or a specific aspect of the job is referred to as job insecurity. Changing workforce dynamics and increasing competition among companies are threatening the security of a job for employees. Increasing requirements from organizations need for upskilling and reskilling, technological acumen are making many skills are making employees feel insecure about their jobs in the organization. This sense of insecurity is found to be more when employees are working from home, where they have very little information about the requirements from their companies. In addition, working from home also demands knowledge in virtual technology software, which is also threatening their security at the job. Work-from-home is seen as a major source of threat for employees job security due to the adverse effect it has on career advancement opportunities due to lack of information which is referred to out of sight and out of mind syndrome. Employees feel that the work-from-home environment would inhibit their career growth and affects their career opportunities. This is because they are not physically present in the workplace and it may make them lose out by having no visibility and physical interaction with their immediate managers. Promotion is the other concern employees consider is deprived in a work-from-home environment because the supervisors are not involved in face to face interactions during work hours and during appraisal. Thus, employees with more insecurity tend to have a less favourable attitude towards work-from-home setup as they perceive their chances in career growth may be threatened in such a scenario. G Quotes on Devils https://everydaypower.com/devil-quotes/ Devil quotes on fighting evil “If you’ve got faith and you believe in what you are living for, you can stand your ground when the Devil’s at your door.” – John Michael Montgomery “When you're in hell, only a devil can point the way out.” – Joe Abercrombie “The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.” – Bob Marley H 1) Continued from D "This is what I want you to do.", said the Devil : "Distract them from gaining hold of their GOD and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!" "How shall we do this?" his demons shouted. "Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow." "Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles." "Keep them from spending time with their children." "As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!" "Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice." "Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive." To keep the TV, VCR, CDs ,you tubes and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly." "This will jam their minds and break that union with God." "Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers." "Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day." "Invade their driving moments with billboards." "Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.." "Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. " "Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night." "Give them headaches too! " "If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere." "That will fragment their families quickly!" "Give them distractions to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of life." "Even in their recreation, let them be excessive." "Have them return from their recreation exhausted." "Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays,concerts, and movies instead." "Keep them busy, busy, busy!" "And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences." "Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from GOD." "Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause." "It will work!" "It will work!" It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing people everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of GOD to change lives. The question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes? You be the judge!!!!! Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke? U can opt to brood over this, if you aren't too BUSY! The minutes of the meeting meaningfully conveyed to all busy people in life. Wonderfully presented. The Satan of modern times thinks about VCR, Cinema houses, shopping centres etc. But there seems to be no connection between modern way of living, being busy and keeping up ethical standards. Even in olden days, when there was no scientific advancement, people had their own way of spending their time, not necessarily on God and God associated activities. From the vedic times non believers were too many compared to God seekers. If everyone is good, everyone is very true and of sterling character, God fearing,there will be nothing to compare,nothing to challenge and nothing to fight against. With three gunas,we can't escape Satan's attack, even if you don't have scientific gadjets and even if you have so much free time to think of Lord Supreme. Ultimately everyone wants to be peaceful and happy always - an impossibility.Ups and downs make us believers and non believers. All seeds don't grow into healthy plants;all rivers are not calm full with steady stream for ever;Wind is not ever fragrant and becomes violent .Why to segregate human beings? There will be two sides of the coin as long as the universe exists. Satan will be continuously performing his duty and will be partially successful.The fight will continue for ever. Vathsala Jayaraman I think this is a pretty old message. Today, distributing Smartphones to each individual with free Wi-Fi access will do the trick. Even I am managing with a single mobile phone and one WiFi access! M G Warrier

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