Warrier's Collage December 28, 2021
Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday December 28, 2021 1) Madhava manava deva*... https://youtu.be/cvzv22KTbd0 (Kamala Subramaniam) *Link Courtesy : Mohan Krishnan Thiruvananthapuram 2) Cooking Traditional Palada Prathaman https://desertfoodfeed.com/traditional-palada-payasam-recipe/ Good Morning Collage may not follow the regular pattern till this weekend. Nice Day M G Warrier A Current Affairs 1) C Rangarajan on Monetary Policy https://bloncampus.thehindubusinessline.com/b-school-corner/rbi-must-bring-in-more-liquidity-into-banking-system-c-rangarajan/article38037443. G Naga Sridhar RBI must bring in more liquidity into banking system: C Rangarajan Speaking at ICFAI, he said, Government had increased healthcare expenditure to kickstart Covid-hit economy The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) must bring in more liquidity into the banking system, according to C Rangarajan, Chancellor of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India. While delivering a lecture on “Evolving Contours of Monetary Policy” at ICFAI , Rangarajan said the government had increased expenditure on healthcare, among others, to kick-start the economy hit by Covid-19. The government had also taken steps like lowering the repo rate and injecting liquidity into the system to stimulate the economy. However, the central bank must bring in more liquidity into the banking system, the noted economist and former chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council said. Some stimulus was also needed for sectors like textiles and tourism, he added. 2) Media Response Monetary Policy tools* This refers to the report "RBI must bring in more liquidity into banking system : Rangarajan"(December 27). Recent Monetary Policy Announcements have been reassuring about RBI's willingness to ensure liquidity in the financial system. 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 be trusted to respond appropriately, when need arises. One area which still needs pressure from policy analysts and guardians of public interest is mainstreaming and management of domestic resources like gold and real estate. Also, Centre's attention needs to be drawn to the urgency for rationalisation of taxation policy. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram *Published in The Hindu Business Line on December 28, 2021. B Collage Profile : Mary Litter Beard https://biography.yourdictionary.com/mary-ritter-beard Excerpts : Although Beard stayed with the women's suffrage movement for years, she slowly detached herself from the role of activist and moved toward the role of analyst and social critic. A break did finally come when, after the suffrage amendment was won in 1920, the Woman's Party centered its activities on the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Beard left the organization, choosing instead to support the idea of protective legislation for working women. She was one of many feminists, especially those concerned with working women, who initially opposed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). C Gardening https://www.gardendesign.com/ideas/ SMALL GARDEN IDEAS Small gardens have a lot more potential than you may realize. Whether dealing with a long narrow space behind a vintage home, a cramped backyard that lacks privacy, or a shabby garden at the rear of a brownstone the possibilities are endless. So don’t write off your 40-foot by 20-foot outdoor area just yet—with the right design, it could be an incredible garden. Timepass https://www.goldencarers.com/armchair-travel-a-sensory-experience-for-seniors/4256/ How to Plan an Armchair Travel Activity Use the scheduled ‘Residents meeting’ to reveal the proposal to residents. Have residents choose a country or event/documentary they would like to see. Make decorations according to the country chosen. Serve some food or snacks from the chosen country. Get hold of some relevant music or trivia to enhance the activity. Send personal invitations, especially to more introverted residents. If showing YouTube videos, make sure that you can hook them up to a large TV screen. Alternatively borrow videos from your local library. D Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 113 इछसि जमादि पराभयं जसु स्वसति सुक्रित क्रितं भव भूत भाव समब्यिअं परमं प्रसंनमिदं To stay clear of fear of death, then meditate & do good deeds Supreme Embodiment of Bliss is same - past, present & future Jaidev, Goojri, 526, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1475199848546639876?s=20 2) Prabuddha Bharata https://youtu.be/JpeWb69RneA Special Issue, January 2022 : Introductory E Oldest Post Office in Himachal Pradesh* By Madan Gupta Spatu In the digital era, where it takes seconds to send an email or a WhatsApp message, there is something incredibly human and personal about getting a handwritten letter or card, one of the oldest forms of communication. Warren Hastings had taken the initiative to start the postal service in the country in 1766, known as ‘Company Mail’, later modified into a service under the Crown in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie. The oldest post office in Himachal Pradesh was built in Subathu, much before the GPO of Shimla, which was constructed in 1882. It was after defeating the feared Gurkhas that the victorious British forces laid the foundation of Subathu Cantonment in May 1815. The first Nusseree regiment to be stationed at the new cantonment comprised the defeated Gurkha soldiers. Today, it houses the Gurkha Training Centre. (Continued at H1) *Article shared via Group mail By Sitendra Kumar F Leisure Discount well earned* Matt and his wife lived in the country. Matt was very stingy and hated spending money. One day a fair came to the nearby town. "Let’s go to the fair, Matt,” his wife said, “We haven’t been anywhere for a long time.” Matt thought about this for a while. He knew he would have to spend money at the fair. At last he said, “all right, but I’m not going to spend much money. We’ll look at things, but we won’t buy anything.” They went to the fair and looked at all the things to buy. There were many things Matt’s wife wanted to buy, but he would not let her spend any money. Then, in a nearby field, they saw a small, old looking airplane "Fun flight!” the notice said, “$20 for 10 minutes.” Matt had never been in an airplane and he wanted to go on a fun flight. However, he didn’t want to have to pay for his wife, as well. "I’ve only got $20,” he told the pilot. “Can my wife come with me for free?” The pilot wasn’t selling many tickets. So he said, “I'll make a bargain with you. If both of you can hold from screaming or shouting the whole flight, you won't have to pay for her.” Matt agreed, and got into the small airplane with his wife. The pilot took off and made his airplane do all kinds of things, up and down and all around, tricks, fast turns, and everything he could to scare them. But they never uttered a word. Eventually, the pilot said, “O.K., we'll land now. None of you made a sound so your can have her ride for free.” "Thank you,” Matt said. “Wasn’t easy, especially when she fell out” *Received from A P Ramadurai G Quotes on travel https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/travel-quotes Like : "Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -Mary Ritter Beard (Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian, author, women's suffrage activist, and women's history archivist who was also a lifelong advocate of social justice. As a Progressive Era reformer, Beard was active in both the labor and women's rights movements) H 1) Continued from E) Lieutenant Ross, stationed at Subathu in 1818, was appointed the first political observer. Three years later, Captain Praft Kennedy, who took charge, constructed the Durbar Hall that subsequently came to be known as Kennedy House. In those days, to reach Shimla, one had to take the bridle path that started at Kalka and passed through Kasauli, Subathu, Haripur and Sayri. From Subathu, Kennedy moved to Shimla and was responsible for laying the foundations of the town that outgrew him to become the summer capital of India. Before Shimla gained prominence, it was Subathu where a viceregal lodge and other buildings were first constructed for the imperial visit of Viceroy Lord William Bentinck in 1829. The dak bags were transported from Calcutta to Delhi, then to Ambala and Kalka. From Kalka, the bags were taken on mules on the bridle road to Kasauli, then to Subathu. Even harkaras were employed to carry these bags, tied on a bamboo rod resting on the shoulder and exchanged after some miles. Later, a small post office in Subathu came into being for handling British mail. When the Hindustan-Tibet Road was opened in 1856, the mail bags were transported on tongas or bullock carts from Dharampur to this cantonment. Later, small buses started the transportation of mail bags from Kalka railway station to different cantonments of Shimla Hills. The mail from old Delhi railway station was loaded on Kalka Mail and manually sorted in the Railway Mail Service (RMS) bogie. The bags were again sorted at Kalka station before being loaded on buses. Till the bridle path passed through it, Subathu retained its importance, but after 1856, when a new Hindustan-Tibet road was opened, this township began to fade. Commissioning of the Kalka-Shimla rail track in 1905, which was to be laid via Subathu to Shimla as per the original draft, was diverted to Kumarhatti, sealed Subathu's fate. Yet, Subathu can boast of having the oldest dak khana and thana in Himachal Pradesh.