Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday December 26, 2021 Parts of a car : A 'demo' by Vihaan* https://youtu.be/LgzlYsXa9uk (Voice : Reshmy Warrier Mumbai) *Now in Class XII, Mittibhai College, Mumbai Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending January 1, 2022. Best Wishes Nice Day M G Warrier Thought* for the Day "We are very good lawyers for our mistakes, but very good judges for others' mistakes." *Received from Yashodhan Mujumdar Mumbai A Responses 1) S Nallasivan The author of Collage too visited me like the Group leader and did repeat exactly the fire wood act . Yes, I am made conscious the value of Group interaction. Yes a joy shared gets multiplied many fold. A sorrow shared eases the mind and help to come out from the shell. I too am eager to seek readmission to the "Collage". But then there is always the right and appropriate time. Until then, S Nallasivan 2) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram I am thankful to my friends Shri Chittanandam and SmtVathsala Jayaraman for the good words they wrote about my small piece on Indian English and Derozio. I pat my back too for writing it, as, otherwise, the esteemed readers of the Collage would not have got a scholarly piece on Indian English from the latter. The well-known Indian English poet Nissim Ezekiel had, in his characteristic gentle humour, made fun of the Indian way of handling the English language. Here are two samples: The first one is the farewell speech of a college professor in the send-off meeting arranged in connection with a colleague leaving for higher studies to the US : Friends, Our dear sister is departing for foreign in two three days, and we are meeting today to wish her bon voyage. We are all knowing, friends, what sweetness is in Miss Pushpa. I don't mean only external sweetness but internal sweetness. Miss Pushpa is smiling and smiling even for no reason but simply because she is feeling... The other one is a notice board in an Iranian hotel then popular in Bombay : Do not write letter Without order refreshment Do not comb Hair is spoiling floor Do not make mischiefs in cabin Our waiter is reporting Come again All are welcome whatever caste If not satisfied tell us Otherwise tell others God is great. B Spirituality/Faith 1) Sunday Collage : V T Panchapagesan SUNDAY COLLAGE We have to build up Character:: Be Strong, But not Rude Be Kind, But not Weak Be Humble, But not Shy Be Proud, But not Arrogant CHARACTER MAKES OUR LIFE WORTH LIVING... In a meeting, Guru was asked a question about the meaning of character by a 30-year-old youth during his discourse. HIS REPLY WAS AS UNDER : (Continued at H1) 2) charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 111 धूप दीप घ्रित साजि आरती वारने जाउ कमला पती Modes of worship: offering prayers with incense, lamp, oil I am a sacrifice to the master/ husband of Kamla (Lakshmi) (Total Surrender to Almighty God) Sain, raag Dhanasri, 695, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1474482652132503553?s=20 C Current Affairs 1) Financial Inclusion & RBI's Monetary Policy https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1194 Financial Inclusion Empowers Monetary Policy (Keynote Address by Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra, Deputy Governor, RBI on December 24, 2021 - in the project on Financial Inclusion, a joint initiative by the IIMA, IRMA and CIIE organised by the IIM, Ahmedabad) Excerpts : Prof. Errol D’Souza, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad or IIMA; Prof. Umakant Dash, Director, Institute of Rural Management, Anand or IRMA; Dr. Supriya Sharma, Partner-Insights, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship or CIIE; representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); faculty, students and staff of IIMA; and friends, I commend all of you on this laudable initiative of Financial Inclusion for Rural Transformation. It raises the bar by seeking to examine the entire value chain of financial inclusion and its effect on women empowerment with the help of research, existing and new data, and field experiments. I look forward to the findings, especially which financial inclusion products work, where and why. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to launch this project. Drawing from what I do for a living, I thought I will share my thoughts on how financial inclusion empowers monetary policy and why people matter for its effective conduct. Financial inclusion in the sense of access to the formal financial system for basic financial services at a reasonable cost is now positioned as a policy objective in more than 60 countries. It is also central to the United Nation’s (UN’s) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the G 20’s Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Several direct developmental effects are attributed to financial inclusion such as greater mobilisation of savings, improving conditions for remittances, boosting fiscal revenues and improving the effectiveness of fiscal transfers. Rather than a lever or a growth multiplier, however, it is widely viewed as enhancing the quality of growth by fostering inclusivity and by enabling other developmental goals such as poverty eradication, reduction of inequality and women empowerment, to name a few. 2) Chasing Inclusive Growth : M G Warrier Chasing Inclusive Growth: Reforms for Financial Inclusion : https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07B527VZY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_XEGXBAF01MBBGVJCVNV2 Description Chasing Inclusive Growth: Reforms for Financial Inclusion is about the common man's perceptions, anxieties and aspirations about the 21st century India growth story with focus on resources management in the Indian context, by policy interventions in the structure and governance of the financial system. This is an area well researched and documented by several scholars, politicians and many in social media. The difference this book claims is the commonsense approach backed by a learning experience of the author spanning half a century. This book dispassionately analyzes the progress in economic and financial sector reforms in the context of initiatives taken by GOI and RBI to (a) provide better environment for doing business and (b) equip institutions in the financial sector to cater to the changing needs of society. It also tries to flag issues needing policy support in areas like gold management, social security systems like pension schemes, healthcare and education. Change is on the way. M G Warrier 3) Vaccination for children https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/omicron-variant-live-updates-pm-modi-speech-live-updates-december-23/liveblog/88440504.cms Vaccination will now start in the country for children between the ages of 15 to 18 years. It will be launched on Monday, January 3, 2022 : PM Modi (Link courtesy : Reshmy Warrier Mumbai) 4) Message from K V Aravindakshan : "Please watch the TV programme on Janam TV at 7 30 am on Sunday, the 26th December 2021 which will extensively feature my daughter Reshmi's son Karthik and his cousins Padmavathi and Parthasarathy" D Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman Recd in the group in 2013 Interesting imagination Original Story: The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold. Continued at H2 E Blogs & Links Post-retirement Life https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/scouting-for-a-care-home-hurry-slowly-9814/ When I returned after spending about 2 hours with Nayars, my thoughts wandered around the ideal care home I would be comfortable with, in case I decide to select one today. Some months back, I had visited a hospital in the same city which has allotted all 8 rooms on one floor of its building for patients needing geriatric care for life. The care home for the aged has to be a combination of residence and hospital without the responsibilities and inconveniences of both. F 1) Leisure : Forward received from Vathsala Jayaraman First confession Never be late .... A Priest was being honoured at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was delayed, so the Priest was asked to say a few words in the meanwhile. Not being prepared to speak then, he wondered for a minute and then decided to share his experience on the first day in the parish to highlight how one should not rush to conclusions. 'I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs, and gave VD to his neighbour. I was appalled. But as the days went on I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.'.... Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk: 'I'll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived,' said the politician. 'In fact, I had the honour of being the first person to go to him for confession.' Moral : Never Ever Be Late. Vathsala Jayaraman 2) A 2019 FB Post by Warrier Received via email from S Thyagarajan: Work-life balance Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter landed a great job with a timber merchant. His boss gave him an axe & showed him where he'd work. The first day, the woodcutter brought down 18 trees. “Congratulations,” the boss said. “Keep it up!” Motivated by the boss’ words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but could only bring down 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but could only fell 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing down less & less trees. “I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss & apologised, saying that he couldn't understand what was going on. The boss asked, “When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” “Sharpen? I haven't had time to sharpen my axe. I've been so busy cutting down trees…” +++ Moral of the Story Just like the woodcutter, it's easy to get consumed by our work. Client deadlines, budgeting forecasts, kids' lunches, after-school sport... The first thing we drop in this frenetic life is own health. But we need to take time to recharge our bodies & brains. Create time to exercise, mediate, spend time with friends, read & learn. You are the axe. Don't just chop away. Be purposeful in preparing yourself to be sharp. S Thyagarajan G Quotes about New Year 2022 https://www.indiatoday.in/information/story/advance-happy-new-year-2022-wishes-messages-quotes-images-for-facebook-and-whatsapp-status-1890815-2021-12-22 Advance Happy New Year 2022: Wishes, messages, quotes, images for Facebook and WhatsApp status H 1) Continued from C1 You are walking on a place in Paris and a beautiful girl is coming from the front, so what will you do? The young man said - She will be seen, and he will start seeing her personality. Guru asked - After that girl has moved forward, so will you look back too? The boy said - Yes, if my wife is not with me. ( laughs ) Guru again asked - Tell me how long will you remember that beautiful face? The young man said, May be for 5 - 10 minutes, until another beautiful face appears. Guru said to the young man - Now just imagine.. you are going from Paris to London and I gave you a packet of books and said that this packet should be delivered to such and such a great person in London. You went to his house in London to deliver the packet. When you saw his house, you came to know that he is a billionaire. 4 or 5 vehicles are parked in the porch of his bunglow and a few watchmen are standing outside the house. You sent the information of your arrival alongwith the packet, then that gentleman himself came out and greeted you. He took the packet from you. Then when you started to leave the place, you were requested very humbly by him to come inside his home. He sat beside you and fed you hot food. While you were returning, he asked you - how have you come to my house? You said -By Cruise .......up and down service. >>> He asked his driver to take you to your destination and as soon as you were about to reach your place, that billionaire dignitary made a call to you and asked - Brother, have you reached comfortably..!! Now tell me how long will you remember that great man? The young man said - Guruji! I will never forget that person in my life, till I die. Addressing the gathering through the youth, Guru Ji said - "This is the reality of life." *Beautiful face is remembered for a short time, but beautiful behavior is remembered for life,for ever ..." That's the Guru Mantra of life... Concentrate on the beauty of your behavior more than the beauty of your face and body. Life will become enjoyable for yourself and unforgettable and inspirational for others. We have forgotten Character building right from childhood. We attach importance only for modern education, getting Degrees, hoping they are the ultimate aim in life.. That may be temporarily satisfying your needs for some years. But in reality we find life becomes a Vacuum in the long run.. Then character building becomes very difficult. Please think and act now before it becomes too late...... V T Panchapagesan 2) Continued from D Indian Version: The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper, next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house. Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter . Mayawati states this as 'injustice' done on Minorities. Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper. The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the Grasshopper (many promising Heaven & Everlasting Peace for prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) . Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal Bandh' in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry. CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and Grasshoppers. Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'. Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the 'Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act'[POTAGA] , with effect from the beginning of the winter.. Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation' for Grasshoppers in Educational Institutions in Government Services. The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, it's home is confiscated by the Government and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV, BBC, CNN. Arundhati Roy calls it 'A Triumph of Justice'. Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice'. CPM calls it the 'Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden' Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly. Many years later... The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar company in Silicon Valley , 100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India , ....AND As a result of losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the grasshoppers, India is still a developing country...!! N.B.: I have no idea whose creative mind this has come out from, but this piece is awesome. The situation is still worse now. Vathsala Jayaraman


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