Warrier's Collage Sunday February 27, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, February 27, 2022 (Weekend Edition) 1) Dolphin Dance https://youtu.be/3Af20QnbKFU (Link Selection : Collage) 2) Sreenand in Star Singer https://youtu.be/ZK9FE8JBLAE (Link Courtesy : A P Ramadurai) 3) What Am I? : Self-Knowledge https://youtu.be/RFN1ArUZJq8 (Sarvapriyanda) 4) Tourism : Keravan Kerala https://www.keralatourism.org/keravan-kerala 5) Indore Food Street https://youtu.be/fDobQSaSx-8 Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday March 5, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam to all readers. Best Wishes 🙏 My blog www.warriersblog.com started more than a decade ago has crossed 4.56 lakhs views, present daily average views being 300 plus. In addition, Warriersviews @ Times of India Readers Blog, started during the pandemic, has 100 plus short pieces targeting readers looking for variety in light reading. Like : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/my-story-so-far-chapter-4-survival-techniques-41470/ This is Chapter 4 in a series I started writing recently. Some readers have been enquiring about the uncertainties Collage is facing. During the last 8 weeks there were some real constraints. I think we have maintained continuity, despite problems. Nice Day M G Warrier A Responses 1) Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady Jyothi* writes in simple, language exceptionally well ,in Warriers Collage ... modified from what she inherited from father. *Jyothilakshmi Anil Kumar 2) Responding to Chapter 4 of "My Story So Far" by M G Warrier : SK Gupta Panchkula Let us keep the water flowing by riding on to the shoulders of our memorable past. 3) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Please see D2 : Curry Leaves Today(26/2/2022), Warrier has happily circulated in the morning, among RBI retirees, an article on the special medicinal properties of curry leaves. I am quite sure that it will reappear in the Collage. But I am somewhat surprised that, in the great joy of sharing a good news, he has temporarily forgotten that many retirees, including this writer, are, like the proverbial chathakas, looking at the North Block of the Central Secretariat for news on Pension Revision and nothing else will hardly enter their heads. Curry leaves are called 'kariveppila' in Malayalam. Sabda thaaraavali, the dictionary, says that its shape and use decided the name. It is shaped like a neem leaf and is used to enhance the taste of curries. Its Sanskrit name 'surabhinimbam'(please spell it carefully) means 'pleasant-smelling neem leaf'. Nala, the husband of Damayanthi, would have used it dexterously in his curries. Who has not heard the phrase 'Nalapaakam'? Until recently, kariveppila had only a restricted function, like a catalyst in a chemical reaction. The latter, we all know, only speeds up the reaction without getting itself changed. Before we start enjoying the food, we most ungratefully throw the curry leaves away. This nasty practice had given rise to the expression : 'like the kariveppila'. You make the utmost use of a person and throw him or her away at the end. This reminds me of a very popular drama in Malayalam authored by Shri Veeraraghavan Nair, the topmost artist with Aakaasavaani, Thiruvananthapuram, during the fifties. It had a very funny name : 'Naale kaanunnavane innu kaanunnilla.'(Actually, it should be the reverse) The major character in the drama is a telephone engineer from Tamil Nadu who was borrowed from the Madras State to install telephones in Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of the princely state of Travancore. He was a capable man. The only problem with him was that he insisted on speaking in Malayalam and unabashedly used the wrong words. And, that supplied the brilliant humour of the drama. The name of the play is his oft-quoted favourite philosophy. What he actually wanted to convey was that life is so transient that he who is seen today may not be seen tomorrow. In the end, he cries in utmost despair : "Ennaa saar, njaan oru kariveppilaiyaa?" B Life Remembering Suresh Warrier* February 24, 2022 marks the 9th death anniversary of Suresh who collapsed after finishing a half Marathon on the tracks in Thane, Mumbai. The efforts of the doctor who was running with him and the medical team later in the hospital couldn't bring him back to life. His brother Ramesh remembers him : "As 24th February Dawns … it's been 9 long years since my elder brother walked into the eternal sunshine. These Years taught me to see life with a different perspective … To Count The Blessings & Be thankful for what has been given to you. Here's my poem“Blessed Existence" where I thank the all merciful for all that he has bestowed : Blessed Existence By Ramesh Warrier What is Life without Challenges? It teaches you to Rise Above and Evolve. What is Life without a Little Pain? Overcoming Pain you unfailingly Emerge Stronger. What is Life without a Whiff of Anger ? It sure helps you to appreciate Peace. What is Life without heartbreak ? For it makes you learn how precious is Love. What is Life without Failure? It gives you wings to Soar Dizzying Heights. What is Life without Loneliness? Helps you to fathom the Greatness of Friendships. What is Life without Senility and Old Age? For it shows us the Vigour and Vibrance of Youth. What is Life without Death? It unravels the Mystery of the Blessed Existence." ***. ***. *** *Suresh is son of my AG's Office senior colleague (1964-68), friend, philosopher and guide, Com CS Visvanatha Warrier. So I knew him since his childhood. We were family friends also and became relatives much later. On that fateful day (February 24, nine years ago), I was in Thiruvananthapuram. Sudha's cousin Sudhakaran who was also in Thiruvananthapuram gave a ring to inform me that Suresh had been hospitalized and his wife and two daughters were rushing to the hospital in Thane Mumbai. Without losing time, I passed on the information to my son and daughter, Kiran and Reshmy requesting them to reach the hospital and provide whatever help possible. Both were with Usha Suresh and daughters that day when the shocking news was conveyed to the family. It is comforting to convey that Usha mustered courage to move on to support her two daughters who were yet too young to comprehend the magnitude of the loss the family had suffered. Media Report on February 25, 2013 : https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/more-sports/athletics/ex-hoopster-suresh-cherusseri-dies-after-half-marathon/articleshow/18668161.cms C Current Affairs 1) Monetary Policy : February 2022 https://m.rbi.org.in//Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=53319 2) RBI cautions... https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=53305 3) Bank Customer Service : M G Warrier Let me share my latest experience with a bank. I'm sitting at home now, avoiding moving out as far as possible. Yesterday I needed to replenish cash, as I had recently made some payments in cash. I decided to experiment with the "Home Services" by a private sector bank. I have a Joint SB Account with the nearby Sastamangalam ICICI Bank branch. Few months ago I had transferred the account to their Bhandup West Mumbai branch. I contacted Divya, Relationship Manager in Sastamangalam branch and sought help. Yesterday their Executive who moves out and provides such services returned late after some work, so the branch couldn't help me. Today(February 23, 2022) first thing in the morning the branch sent a person with cash to me. She took a cheque for the amount and I shared an OTP about the transaction. I was happy with the service. M G Warrier My friend SK Gupta (Ex-RBI) with whom I shared this experience appreciated ICICI Bank's service. Excerpts : "It was highly encouraging to learn about your latest experience with the ICICI Bank for effecting the delivery of 'Cash' at your doorsteps under its "Home Services" portal. For sure, such appreciable services must be lauded by all concerned. It may be all about realistically putting in place, some well meaning 'pro-customer policies' by the top management of any bank, whether it's a PSB or a private one? Next comes, the 'attitude' of the gentleman or the lady, looking after such a vital wing of a bank. Simply put, If there is a will, there is always a way." 4) Media Response (a) Kerala's growth potential February 23, 2022 Prioritise sectors for economic growth* This refers to the interaction with SB Prabhakar, Chairman, Association of Planters of Kerala captioned "Productivity-linked wages will be a win-win in plantation sector" (February 23). May be apparently unrealistic, but I am tempted to read this together with a couple of recent controversies. 1) UP Chief Minister's criticism about development indicators of Kerala and 2) CEOs of relatively small companies crediting to their own remuneration accounts huge "salaries" irrespective of and unrelated to growth in income of the companies. Plantation, Tourism, Healthcare, Education and Off-shore fishing are sectors which have huge potential for development in Kerala. All geographies do not support industries of all types. The Kerala Government, for various reasons, has not been able to vigorously pursue and convincingly "market" even the earnest initiatives taken by them to develop different sectors having share in the state's economic growth. For historic reasons, average minimum wages in Kerala remained high. The proposal to link productivity to rise in wages should be welcomed by the workforce in Kerala with a change in attitude to partnership in overall growth. Perhaps the political parties and the trade unions they support too have a role in creating a supportive environment for economic growth. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram *A slightly edited version published in The Hindu Business Line (Print Edition) on February 24, 2022 : 'Wages and productivity' This is with reference to ‘Productivity-linked wages will be a win-win in plantation sector’ (February 23). Plantation, tourism, healthcare, education and off-shore fishing are sectors which have huge potential for the development in Kerala. The Kerala Government, for various reasons, has not been able to vigorously pursue and convincingly “market” the initiatives taken by it. The average minimum wages in Kerala have remained high. The proposal to link wages to productivity should be welcomed by the workforce in Kerala. MG Warrier Thiruvananthapuram https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article65076821.ece (HBL, FEBRUARY 24) (b) Monetary Policy stance February 25, 2022 Stable and transparent policy stance This refers to the report "Inflation trajectory over FY23 offers room for accommodative stance : RBI" (February 25). Time was not long ago when RBI's Monetary Policy statements used to be preceded by rich speculation linked with assumed thinking in Delhi and followed by harsh criticism, sometimes spiced by expression of unhappiness from Delhi. Circa formation of MPC, there is visible change in the alignment in policy stances of GOI and RBI. The present RBI Governor has brought more transparency and predictability in all aspects of central bank functioning. Handling uncertainties is built-in in policy formulation. Once the world was about to feel the comfort of the tapering of pandemic gloom, the clouds of friction between mighty nations using weak and the vulnerable populations are gathering. One can only hope and pray that "wiser counsel" will prevail. Morning news today(February 25) about Biden's initiatives to consult India to diffuse the present crisis is a silver-lining. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram (c) World community is interdependent February 26, 2022 World community is interdependent This refers to the report "Russia sanctions : Top team to study impact on India" (February 26). Even a cursory perusal of this report alone enlightens one about the nature of interdependence of nations across the world for not just economic and commercial transactions, but even for day to day survival. Vetoes and sanctions may make sense for making news and kindling the appetite of viewers, readers and writers. But, once the people who really feel the pinch and, god forbid, start responding, gunpowder and money may become ineffective. Once or twice the powers that be might have escaped unhurt after inflicting avoidable losses to countries and populations. When prestige and assumed confidence arising from arrogance of power start guiding political leadership, history may not always repeat. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram D Healthcare 1) Dr R K Modi Mumbai shared a Video link : Dr Modi explains Post Covid 19 Symptoms https://youtu.be/81Jx2ZzYKiU 2) Curry Leaves This morning (February 26, 2022) collected some fresh curry leaves from the small tree in my compound. Thought of sharing the benefits : https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/curry-leaves-benefits E Books 1) Tamil Literature/Grammar Tolkappiyam https://madrascourier.com/books-and-films/tolkappiyam-tamil-grammar/ The site doesn't allow copying! Lucky, if the link opens. I could read : Tolkappiyam is an earliest extant work of tamil literature and linguistics. This book describes about ezhuthadhikaram, solladhikaram, poruladhikaram of tolkappiyam(thelivurai). 🙏-Warrier 2) Hard Choices : Hillary Clinton https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/12/hard-choices-hillary-clinton-review-buttoned-up-revealing 3) Books By M G Warrier https://www.amazon.com/M-G-Warrier/e/B079ZC3JKX%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Please access only local online sales outlets for purchase of books. E. G : Amazon.in or Notion Books or Flipkart, if you want the books to be delivered in India. 🙏-Warrier F Spirituality/Faith SUNDAY COLLAGE Health is Wealth, Its importance....in Life  Let us remember without the right approach Taking care of our health, we will never be truly Successful in life, no matter how much money we earn or how great a name we make for ourself.... Following 12 tips will be helpful : 1. The STOMACH is injured when you do not have breakfast in the morning 2. The KIDNEYS are injured when you do not even drink 10 glasses of water in 24 hours. 3. GALLBLADDR is injured when you do not even sleep until 11 o'clock and do not wake up to the sunrise. 4. The SMALL INTESTINE is injured when you eat cold and stale food. 5. The LARGE INTESTINES are injured when you eat more fried and spicy food 6.The LUNGS are injured when you breathe in smoke and stay in polluted environment of cigarettes 7. The LIVER is injured when you eat heavy fried food, junk, and fast food. 8. The HEART is injured when you eat your meal with more salt and cholesterol. 9. The PANCREAS is injured when you eat sweet things because they are tasty and freely available. 10. The EYES are injured when you work in the light of mobile phone and computer screen in the dark. 11. The BRAIN is injured when you start thinking negative 12. The SOUL gets injured when you don't have family and friends to care and share with you in life their love, affection, happiness, sorrow and joy. All these body parts are NOT available in the market.. So take good care and keep your body parts healthy. EFFECTS OF WATER WE Know Water is important but never knew about the Special Times one has to drink it.. !! Did you??? Drinking Water at the Right Time Maximizes its effectiveness on the Human Body; 1⃣ 1 Glass of Water after waking up : Helps to activate internal organs 2⃣ 1 Glass of Water 30 Minutes before a Meal - helps digestion 3⃣ 1 Glass of Water before taking a Bath : Helps lower your blood pressure. 4⃣ 1 Glass of Water before going to Bed : Avoids Stroke or Heart Attack when someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it. V.T.Panchapagesan 2) Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 171 साधो इहु मनु गहिओ न जाई चंचल त्रिसना संगि बसतु है या ते थिरु न रहाई गुरु तेग बहादुर Oh Seekers, this mind cannot be controlled Ever changing desires live alongside and that is why, is not steady Guru Tegh Bahadur, Gauri, 219, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1496230416864653312?s=20&t=xGuJ3xwogmaJvv0wF-2Wnw charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 172 जाणै बिरथा जीअ की जाणी हू जाणु किआ सालाही सचे पातिसाह जां तू सुघड़ु सुजाणु All-knowing Guru knows the helplessness of the mind How do I praise you true King (Guru), you are profound & wise Satta, Rag Ramkali, 968, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1496613638706442244?s=20&t=kz4roMBHDueO0vxdPDCc2A charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 173 सदा सुखु मनि वसै दुखु संसारह खोवै गुरु नव निधि दरीआउ जनम हम कालख धोवै One who meditates: peace abides in mind, pain vanishes Guru is source of all wealth (of invaluable virtues) that can wash off dirt of past births Kalsahar, 1392, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1496963793548869634?s=20&t=yNLeaKoCaFFl5znpBtmqWg charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 174 कवि कीरत जो संत चरन मुड़ि लागहि तिन्ह काम क्रोध जम को नही त्रासु Bard Kirat observes that those who turn away from vices like lust, anger and touch the feet (obey) of the Guru, need not fear the yamdoot 1406, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1497332573693181952?s=20&t=gBZICLGZ26Y3L9rKxdLhdg G Leisure 1) Good, Bad & the Lucky! https://www.funny-jokes.com/good-bad-luck-superstitions.htm 2) Joke shared by R Jayakumar "I was trimming my nails when my Grandfather said with a sigh "You should not cut your nails on Thursdays" I had never adhered to these superstitions, but out of curiosity I asked, "What happens when I cut my nails on Thursday?" He explained, "You see the weekend starts tomorrow Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It's difficult to open the beer cans and the bloody plastic namkeen packets without the nails" Moral : Some superstitions do have a scientific basis! H Curry Leaves This morning collected some fresh curry leaves from the small tree in my compound (See attachment) Thought of sharing the benefits. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/curry-leaves-benefits M G Warrier Pappadam Thoran : Recipe https://www.onmanorama.com/food/recipe/2019/04/09/pappadam-thoran-recipe-sadya.html

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