Warrier's Collage December 9, 2021
Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday A Poem* to Help You Embrace the Mystery of Life– Healing Brave : https://healingbrave.com/blogs/all/poem-mystery-of-life *See I at the end! December 9, 2021 Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Responses 1) T R S Iyer Mumbai Good Morning Happy to note that you are covering a lot of places in Kerala visiting lot of relatives and friends from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram. Wonderful trip indeed after a long gap. Enjoy. This reminds me of my days in Kerala, God's Own Country. Initial T in my name stands for Trichur, now Thrissur. As a Nominee Director of Dhanalakshmi Bank, I had to go for Board Meetings to Thrissur which enabled me to go to Guruvayur for temple worship there. Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode districts were allotted to me when I was in RPCD Thiruvananthapuram Had to undertake tours to these places quite frequently. All old memories rekindled. Wish you both a safe and comfortable stay at Thiruvananthapuram. Hope you will be able to spend some more days in Thiruvananthapuram. We are fine here, staying home. (Thanks. As Lead District Officer, during 1984-86, I too had opportunity to visit 5 Malabar Districts more often. While traveling now, remembered those days. From December 1 to 8, except for 2 days in Mananthavady with Dr T V Surendran & Family, we have been staying in hotels. 🙏-Warrier) 2) An interesting chat with V R Chittanandam M G Warrier : "I feel comfortable after visiting my two sisters (82 & 90). Other activities during our Kerala visit are incidental" Chittanandam : "One is 15 years older than you. Great!" C : "Two of my nephews (Sister's sons) are older than me. In those days, these were very common. Instances were many when both the mother and daughter went to the same hospital simultaneously for delivery." W : "True. I am the fourth after three successive girls. My eldest sister who had crossed 90 when passed away few years ago was 20 plus years elder to me. Her eldest daughter is 3 years younger than me. Just some interesting statistics" B Current Affairs https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/iaf-helicopter-crash-live-updates-13-dead-as-chopper-with-cds-bipin-rawat-on-board-crashes-in-tamil-nadu/liveblog/88150787.cms C Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 94 हरि नामु छोडि दूजै लगे तिन्ह के गुण हउ किआ कहउ गुरु दयि मिलायउ भिखिआ जिव तू रखहि तिव रहउ What to say of those who forsake Naam/meditation & attach to other Compassionate God led me to Guru - I live happily as you keep Bhikha, 1396, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1468268506172903424?s=20 D Collage in Classroom for middle level managers Fast Company Book Reviews : "Fast Company Book Reviews" https://www.fastcompany.com/64502/fast-company-book-reviews Excerpts : Strength? Gallup guru Marcus Buckingham advises some of the world's most powerful CEOs. He also helps hard-charging leaders who aren't CEOs make the most of their talents. What would he think of your career choices? E Readers' Contribution A parennial song : V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Unusual combinations seem to appear in every literary firmament to brighten it. In Malayalam, we had an uncle-nephew combination in the 19th century, the former being Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran and the latter A R Raja Raja Varma who was affectionately and respectfully called 'A R Thirumeni'. Both enriched the Malayalam language and literature with their original works and sterling translations from Sanskrit and, as tokens of gratitude ,Keralites called the former the 'Kalidasa of Kerala' and the latter the 'Panini of Kerala.' The appellations are self- explanatory . When A R Thirumeni died in 1918, the literary world was plunged in grief which flowed from the blessed pen of one of the great poet trio, Kumaran Asan, as an elegy consisting of 147 stanzas in a dignified Sanskrit metre and it was called 'Prarodanam'. I am venturing to give below a rough paraphrase of its 35th stanza : " Alas! the horrible flames are no respector of one's social position, family status, high caste, dynastic nobility, wealth and physical grace. Here come to an end vanity and human pride. Here take leave one's dear and near. Truly here one learns the first lessons of spirituality." There was no Malayalee then, and long thereafter, who was not familiar with this particular stanza. Nearly four decades later, the gifted Malayalam poet Thirunayanarkurichy Madhavan Nair took a cue from this stanza and wrote a song for the Malayalam movie 'Harischandra', starting with the line "Aatmavidyaalayamae". The song was composed on the lines of the famous Sadasiva Brahmendra song "Manasa sancharare" in the raga Syama. The film in black and white, though very popular then, had gone into oblivion, but the song remains perennial. 2) Recent Articles Mainstream Weekly http://mainstreamweekly.net/article11826.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email Excerpts : "Nehru's era was that of the twilight of colonialism wherein the colonial empires were on the wane and the anti-colonial movements were on the rise. The leaders of almost all national movements broke from the colonial episteme. The break allowed them to re-evaluate their country's past and through this imagine a bright, independent, and inclusive future. In doing so, Nehru drew a picture of the country's past wherein ‘she (India) was like some ancient palimpsest on which layer upon layer of thought and reverie had been inscribed, and yet no succeeding layer had completely hidden or erased what had been written previously'. It is very clear that for him the different layers palimpsest represented the composite nature of the country with each phase representing a qualitative addition rather than a negative negation. It was this imagination that makes him different from the Hindutva zealots’ imagination of Indian history. For Nehru, the aspect of continuity of Indian history was not national but civilizational. This is a crucial distinction because the socio-political pre-condition of imagining a nation in hindsight is to locate the ‘other’. The ‘other’ who is imagined either as an invader or a traitor serves to give a sense of purpose and unity to that group who is on the cusp of imagining the new nation. This dubious unity is not forward-looking since it is premised on imaginary fissures and aims to incriminate the ‘other’ social group for all the existing wrongs." F Blogs & Links New definition of organizational success https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/payal-nanjiani-leadership-blog/new-definition-of-organizational-success-39437/ Excerpts : "I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years as a speaker and as a leadership advisor. For any organization or entrepreneur to succeed in these times of complex and highly competitive business environment, what is important is to develop its people to have a leadership mindset. If most of your people operate with a mindset like that of the server, where they constantly need management supervision, are in a rush to pack up early, lack the enthusiasm of ownership, are cutting corners and misusing their freedom, then let me humbly tell you this, your organization’s growth is very hard. Your employee’s mindset is the lifeblood of your organization. To see exponential growth in your business, train your people to be influencers and people-friendly. Develop the leader within every employee. Your people are the face of your business. They need to work with a forward-thinking attitude. Most owners and CEO’s know the direction they want to take their company. But as they look down the hierarchy, their people aren’t aligned with the company’s goals. They aren’t engaged fully in their work and would hope for another job at the first opportunity. No organization and no entrepreneur can reach far with the majority of its people in the hierarchy chain working enough to just get their paycheck on time. It’s time you did a reality check on your people’s mindset. In this age of acute disruption where change is happening at a sure fast rate, former ways of doing things just don’t work anymore. The very definition of organizational success is now different. One of the biggest ways success in business and life will be defined in the coming business era will be through leadership." G Leisure 1) Smart Encounter* A Miser calls Newspaper office to print death news of his Grandpa. Clerk on line : "Sir! Rs 50 per word…" MISER : "Grandpa Dead" Clerk : "Sorry Sir, Minimum 5 words required…" MISER : "Grandpa Dead, Wheelchair for Sale” ******* SOORYA SOORYA SOORYA DAILY BULLETIN 7 th December 2021 _______________ *Received from Sudha Warrier Thiruvananthapuram 2) Counters, ordinary!* Ordinary questions but brilliant answers! Interviewer: what is your birth date? Bablu: 13th October Which year? Bablu : EVERY YEAR Manager asked Bablu at an interview. Can you spell a word that has more than 100 letters in it? Bablu replyed: P-O-S-T-B-O-X. One tourist from U.S.A. asked Bablu : Any great man born in this village??? Bablu : no sir, only small Babies!!! Lecturer: write a note on Gandhi Jayanti. So Bablu writes, "Gandhi was a great man, but I don't know who is Jayanti. Interviewer: just imagine you are on the 3rd floor, it caught fire and how will you escape? Bablu : its simple. I will stop my imagination!!! Bablu : My mobile bill how much? Call centre girl : sir, just dial 123 to know current bill status Bablu : Stupid, not CURRENT BILL my MOBILE BILL. Bablu : I think that girl is deaf.. Friend : How do u know? Bablu : I told I Love her, but she said her chappals are new Friend : I got a brand new Ford IKON for my wife! Bablu : Wow!!! That's an unbelievable exchange offer!!! Bablu in airplane going 2 Bombay .. While it's landing he shouted : " Bombay .. Bombay " Air hostess said: "Be (B) silent." Bablu : "Ok.. Ombay. Ombay" Teacher : "What is common between JESUS, KRISHNA , RAM, GANDHI and BUDHA?" Bablu : "All are born on government holidays...!!! Sir : What is difference between Orange and Apple Bablu : Color of Orange is orange, but color of Apple is not APPLE keep smiling! *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady (Dr Surendran asks me whether this is repeat. My experience in life is, only jokes repeat, nothing else repeats. We should be happy about that! 🙏-Warrier) H Quotes on Personal Branding "35 Famous Personal Branding Quotes That’ll Inspire You - Ben Butler" https://benbutler.me/35-famous-personal-branding-quotes/ Like : All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. TOM PETERS IN FAST COMPANY Personal branding is about managing your name—even if you don't own a business—in a world of misinformation, disinformation, and semi-permanent Google records. Going on a date? Chances are that your‘blind' date has Googled your name. Going to a job interview? Ditto. TIM FERRISS I An Ode to Mystery of Life To move through the world transparently— Wouldn't that just be nice? To not pin things down And tie them up, Wouldn't it be a relief— To not have to identify With everything, And sometimes even anything? I'd like to just live in the world, Just for a glimpse, Without needing to be Of the world, Without a label or a word For everything. Are the dead More alive Than the living? I wonder if we should Stop wondering about everything. If I think a little less, Or a little more, Does it change who I am, Really, at the core? What's underneath Is underneath, No matter what I throw On top of it. Maybe if I stop describing it, I can start living it. Maybe life will start living me. When I stop trying to close in on My self, Trying to nail down the truth, And open up to the Incomprehensible mystery, I can join the truth. Am I so hypnotized By what happens That I've forgotten A vital half, missing? No. Not aligned with a greater reality, Simply needing to look Through my eyes Instead of with them. I feel the guidance to Hold the truth That I'm living and dying All at the same time. It's a paradox, Complexity, Whole and wondrous In its own right. If we look out Into the vast night, There's more than what is seen: There's the unseen, The unheard, The unfathomable half, Without which There would be no path For the stars to align Into portraits painted Across the sky— Nothing for us to Place words upon, And nothing for the eye. To think that I am only What I think Would be a lie. Even space Would like to look at itself Without being called a sky. “Just look,” It might whisper, “Without needing to know, You will know.” Perhaps if I looked through my eyes And not with them, I'd be looking at myself, Wherever it is I go. That's the paradox, The complexity, Of understanding that the soul Doesn't need to know, In order to know. Only in stillness Am I present inside This great mystery. . . .