Warrier's Collage March 10, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday, March 10, 2022 Thirike https://youtu.be/MNPBLJ7h4cw (Review of a 2021 Malayalam Movie) ( Yesterday I wanted to share the above link. Instead, shared the link to an older documentary with the same name. Yet to know whether any reader noticed 🙏-Warrier) Good Morning M G Warrier M A Messages 1) E X Joseph Atlanta US My dear Warrier, thank you for jacking my memory on Vazhakula. I went on watching it a few times. What a moving Kavitha. Well, oppression continues on some form or the other. Sometimes to a lesser degree and sometime severe. (Please see C Nostalgia 🙏-Warrier) 2) R Jayakumar Contact and connection Going through Warrier's Collage dated Monday, March 7th, I felt that most of its contents were related to being connected in human and family relationships. To begin with, mentioned at the top was the attachment of a poem by Ramesh Warrier titled Two Soldiers, which told us how two boys growing up in close contact in childhood lost their connection when war broke out between the neighbours. And there was Vatsala Madam, responding to Panchapagesan Sir's post on Parents Don't Die, of the previous day, expressing her woes over the present day families opting for single child norm which prevents the continuation of parental connection carried on. Another article under Chennai News spoke about the euphoria of a Community of Humour Seekers in the city over their moving from virtual meetings to physical meetings after a gap of two years caused by COVID restrictions. The club which has over thousand members, though they were in contact were disconnected during those days when the meetings were not physical. There was also the Chennai mayor looking to establish her contact and Connection with families of the city. Even the Collage in Classroom article on Indian History was telling us about how the civilisation in Ancient Indian Continent worked to establish contacts beyond geographical diversity. (I couldn't read it fully because of its length) Above all of these was the message shared by Mr S R Badrinarayanan of Chennai on Contact and Connection brought out in an interview between a professor and a trainee professional in a class room. The message is that in our families, from grandchildren to grandparents we live under one roof for years and years together. We are in constant contact with each other but a big question mark is whether we live connected to each other or not. Looking back into my life I wonder how much value time did I spent with my homebound parents to be connected with them ? I was fully in contact with them looked after all their needs for food, medicine, clothing, comforts like TV etc. But there is a doubt whether all these made them feel connected to me at the end of every day. Because there was little time spent to sit and chat with them on matters they wanted to hear. Many times we feel sitting and chatting is a waste of time when all other needs are fulfilled. We keep in contact but fail to connect with each other by not showing empathy in our duty. Recently we had a chance to briefly go through what is our relationship of being members of retirees groups. Even though hundreds of members enroll they are simply satisfied with being in contact with the group. When it comes to the question of being connected with others in the group we fail because we don't respond or react to what is shared by others in the group. It can be due to our lethargy, prejudice, inability, preoccupations, indispositions or even disinterest. Despite being in contact we live disconnected with many in life..... R Jayakumar (Every individual has her/his priorities at various stages in life. Our slot in the crowd is also, in a way, pre-decided. Let's keep moving forward listening, thinking and talking 🙏-Warrier) B Dr Prabha Ramadurai shared some thoughts about luxury What is luxury? Luxury is not getting treatment from the most expensive hospital in USA. Luxury is being healthy! Luxury is not going on a cruise and eating food prepared by a renowned chef. Luxury is eating fresh organic food grown in your own backyard! Luxury is not having an elevator in your house. Luxury is the ability to climb 3-4 stories of stairs without difficulty! Luxury is not the ability to afford a huge refrigerator. Luxury is the ability to eat freshly cooked food 2 times a day! Luxury is not having a home theatre system and watching the Himalayan expedition. Luxury is physically experiencing the Himalayan expedition! In the 60s a Car was a luxury. In the 70s a Television was a luxury. In the 80s a Telephone was a luxury. In the 90s a Computer was a luxury... So what is a Luxury now?? Being healthy, being happy, being in a happy marriage, having a loving family, being with loving friends , living in an unpolluted place. All these things have become rare. And these are the real "LUXURY". Being natural life style is luxury, unnatural life style is cheap. See how western culture has converted natural as costly by showing artificials as dead cheap. Prabha Ramadurai C Nostalgia : M G Warrier Copied below is a letter dated April 27, 1993 addressed to me by E X Joseph with whom my relationship is almost six decades old now. New Delhi 27 . 4 . 93 My dear Warrier, It is so nice to hear from you. How are you? When Bombay was going through great agonies, we remembered you and we were feeling anxious about the health of all of you. Hope you did not have any problems. It is a tragedy that a beautiful city like Bombay has gone through such ugly vicious experience. The factors which have led to the situation have been there for quite some time and this is the culmination of the process. Even now the Government and the society possibly have no will to tackle these basic problems. Please convey my regards to Sudha. Glad to know that Kiran is doing his first year engineering. Convey our best wishes to Kiran and Reshmy. I am indeed eager to meet both of them. I am sure that they must be extremely sweet and intelligent and full of cheer. All of you should make a visit to Delhi. I am sure that Sudha would like to see Delhi. Kiran and Reshmy also may be eager to see the Capital. We are all fine. My daughter, Kavitha, completed her studies and is working in Ballappur Industries (P) Limited as Senior Systems Engineer. She joined this firm last July. My younger daughter, Priya, is doing her B. SC.(Hons.)(Physics) first year course in Delhi. She is also writing the medical entrance examination this year. My wife is teaching as a Post-graduate teacher in one of the senior secondary schools here. My practice goes on well. Apart from the private practice, I also deal with work now as the Standing Counsel of Central Government in the High Court of Delhi. Have you been to Trivandrum recently? Trivandrum also has become victim of communal tensions and divisions. I hear that Asan is an active member of the Hindu Munnani. With love and regards from all of us. Yours affectionately (E. X. Joseph) (Readers, This is one of the many letters Joseph wrote to me during last Century. Art of letter writing may have to be preserved by sharing such letters with future generations. Compare our present communication system including "chats" and messages with this letter. I miss the personal touch today. I wonder how and why a busy lawyer took time off and organized his thoughts to type this letter himself on his typewriter. Can love for another human being find expression in a more splendid manner? Prayers for his and his family's Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏-Warrier) D Character-building* History has it that when the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the Great Wall of China; they thought no one could climb it due to its height. During the first 100 years of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice and every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall, because each time, they bribed the guards and came through the doors. The Chinese built the wall, but forgot the character-building of the wall-guards. Though the Great Wall has over the years become a powerful symbol of the country's enduring strength and spirit, but it has actually been a good reminder to the Chinese of the superiority of human character. The Chinese realised much later that the best defence against the enemy is not a fortified wall, but a fortified character. Thus, the building of human character comes before building of anything else. William Shakespeare captured it succinctly when he said :“The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves” Peter Schutz, the former chief executive officer of Porsche said : “HIRE CHARACTER; TRAIN SKILLS.” Lastly, back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin. One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side. The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn't. Instead they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side. On top of this stack they placed the sign : “EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS" How very true! You can only give what you have. What do you have inside of you? Is it hate or love? Violence or peace? Death or life ? Capacity to build or capacity to destroy? What have you acquired over the years? Team spirit or pull down architecture ? "EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS" *Received from S R Badrinarayanan via Group mail F Medicinal plants https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/8-medicinal-plants-260922-2015-09-02 Research facilities across the world are trying their best to analyse the characteristics of easily available plants and find remedies for more critical diseases from their extracts. This is now being termed as the renaissance of herbal medicine Much about this resurfacing is dependent on self-education of every individual To familiarize you with a few significant medicinal plants and their values, here are eight medicinal plants that can be found practically anywhere in India and the ills they cure : Please open the link for more. G Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 185 पूरबलो क्रित करमु न मिटै री घर गेहणि ता चे मोहि जापीअले राम चे नामं As Deeds done in past cannot be erased (so, bear implications of that) therefore it is best to meditate on God's name (helps to overcome effect of deeds) Trilochan, Dhanasri, 695, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1501323125216010243?s=20&t=vIanlRe2OCtQ5xqqVRQ9Zg H Leisure Welcome To The World Of Paraprosdokians* Doctor, doctor! What are my chances of losing weight? SLIM. Doctor, doctor! My daughter thinks she's an actress. Don't worry - it's just a stage she's going through. Doctor, doctor! I feel like a pack of CARDS. I'll deal with you later. Doctor, doctor! My husband thinks he's a parachutist. Tell him to drop in and see me. Doctor, doctor! I'm worried about my insomnia. Don't lose any sleep over it. Doctor, doctor! My little boy has just swallowed a roll of film. Well, let's wait and see if anything develops. Doctor, doctor! I think I'm going to die. Don't be silly - that's the last thing you'll do. ________________________ A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. *Received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai

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