Warrier's Collage March 22, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Victor Borge on Punctuation https://youtu.be/ztoJX4JGkg4 Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Collage Holidays : Next regular issue of Collage will be on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Will try to share readers' responses/contributions with groups/select contacts, in between 🙏-Warrier A Media Response 1) Transformation on the way* This refers to the report "Assembly polls 2022 : Meet the MLAs elected to power" (The Hindu Business Line, March 21). The analysis of credentials of the newly elected MLAs in 5 states is a mixed bag of positives and negatives. The literacy level, with close to 70 percent of elected legislators with qualifications of graduation or above is gratifying. The high networth of several MLAs would not have been a concern but for the signals the analysis is giving to suggest that there is some relationship between the wealth and the number of criminal cases a politician is facing. Political parties need to introspect and think of some in-house cleansing and reorganization of cadres. Without waiting for a legislative requirement, some self-discipline to exclude individuals facing criminal charges of serious nature can be thought of. Perhaps, each party can think of maintaining a pool of eligible candidates to contest elections considering track record, education and clean public life. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram *Published in The Hindu Business Line on March 22, 2022 https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article65245543.ece 2) Gold management can boost economic growth March 21, 2022 Gold management can boost economic growth Domestic gold stock, if exploited judiciously, has potential to put back Indian Economy on growth track. Government needs to think how it can convert the average Indian's craze for the yellow metal into an opportunity to reduce import of gold by mainstreaming domestic gold stock with individuals and institutions. Kautilya's Arthashastra highlights the importance of incentivising/beguiling citizens and institutions to part with their wealth for the larger purposes of strengthening the state. Going by the spirit of this advice, government should scout for possible avenues of investment of gold which will attract citizens and institutions to invest at least a part of their gold idling in vaults in gold-backed instruments including exchange traded funds. The attractions for the investor will include savings on providing security/insurance for gold stock, return on investment and the satisfaction of participation in the nation's economic development efforts. According to various estimates India has a domestic gold stock of 20,000 to 24,000 tons awaiting accounting and mainstreaming. If 10 percent of this gets invested in productive avenues in next 5 years, the annual gold imports bill will come down considerably. However, this will need backward and forward linkages like : 1) Making a realistic assessment of idle gold stock. 2) Providing incentives to owners of gold stock to declare the stock without a threat of punishment/confiscation. 3) Infrastructure, technology support and linkages for gold refining and certification facilities of internationally acceptable standards. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram B Books : 1) Parallel Lives https://www.vervemagazine.in/arts-and-culture/book-review-nehru-bose-parallel-lives Unravelling: A seemingly interesting book, it is an account of the lives of stalwarts and leaders Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose, whose lives and choices ran parallel to each other but never congregated. It seems a sad twist of fate that two men so wholly committed to the cause of a free nation could not see eye to eye on the means towards achieving that end. Gandhi serves as a constant and watchful eye over each and many times dictates the course of their actions; something that they did not necessarily appreciate but agreed to because of their respect towards the Mahatma. It gives an in-depth account of their ideologies, decisions, rise up the political ladder and even the women in their lives. 2) What the Heck I Do with My Life? : Ravi Venkatesan https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/book-review-what-heck-do-i-my-life-abhijit-bhaduri Excerpts : "First time job seeker: When we start our career, we wonder if we have got the right skills? Should we join a startup or join a large conglomerate? Should we become a specialist or a generalist? The advice that pours in is contradictory. It makes one think, "What the Heck Do I Do With My Life?" Mid life crisis: The same question crops up again mid-career when people experience boredom at work. The financial commitments keep them handcuffed while their skills are hitting the rust-belt. The signs are all over. When they are passed over for promotions and ignored at work, they ask themselves, "What the Heck Do I Do With My Life?" Unemployable and overpriced: The C-Suite and the corner office holders are also wondering, "What the Heck Do I Do With My Life?" They feel embarrassed to join the training programs at work. They worry about asking questions for the fear that it would expose their ignorance. Their salaries are at their peak and many are priced out in the market. Their skills are outdated. The headhunters do not return their calls. They contemplate retirement and wonder whether they should just bide time till they retire or should they look at designing the next chapter?" C From here and there 1) Water Light : Light from water https://youtu.be/SZTEMXiIbu4 2) Ripe mango recipes https://youtu.be/Dko2q5wr91o https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/10-best-mango-recipes-702698/amp/1 3) Mango recipes https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/10-best-mango-recipes-702698/amp/1 D Spirituality/Faith Unity in diversity - 197 सेवक कै भरपूर जुगु जुगु वाहगुरू तेरा सभु सदका निरंकारु प्रभु सदा सलामति कहि न सकै कोऊ तू कद का Devotees are always fulfilled through ages, all because of Amazing Guru O Formless God, always present, none knows since when you are? Gayand, 1403, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1505686138220343296?s=20&t=PMxmVhc75hOrq3SywMTSkw E Collage Reading 1) Mainstream Weekly Article http://mainstreamweekly.net/article12142.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email 2) Nature, Nurture & Us : Madras Courier https://madrascourier.com/opinion/nature-nurture-us/ F Leisure 1) Angel numbers* https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/angel-numbers/a-user-guide-to-all-angel-numbers-and-their-meanings-41951/ Excerpts : "Do you find 111 on your phone lock screen? Is your Netflix show paused at 22:22? Your usual coffee bill is ₹444? Then lighten up because the angels are around you." *Open the link to know more 2) Just leave it* JUST LEAVE IT….. - Try convincing a person once or twice. If he or she refuses to get convinced by... Just Leave it - When the children grow up and take their own decisions, do not impose Just Leave it - Your frequency doesn't match with everyone in life. If you can't connect with someone Just Leave it - After a certain age if someone criticises you don't get upset Just Leave it - When you realise that nothing is in your hands, stop worrying about others and the future Just Leave it - When the gap between your wish list and your capabilities increases, stop self expectations Just Leave it - Everyone's path of life, size of life, quality of life is different, so stop comparing Just Leave it - When life has given you such a wonderful treasure of experience, stop counting your daily earnings, but Just Leave it -If this is a repeat and/or If this does NOT Appeal to You… Just Leave it... Don't leave the Collage... Tomorrow may be a better day 🙏-Warrier *Received from T J Kurup Thiruvananthapuram 3) Never be late* Priest's Retirement Speech A Priest was being honoured at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. The leading local politician was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was late, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: He commenced with :“Thank Goodness we Catholics have a wonderful sense of humour!” “I got my first impression of this parish from the very first confession I ever heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional, and whom i shall not name, 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; had several homosexual affairs; was arrested several times for public nudity. I was appalled that one person could do so many awful things. 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 honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.” Moral: Never, Never, Never Be Late *Received from K P V Karunakaran Mumbai G Quotes on pronounciation https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/pronunciation.html Like* : Demosthenes overcame and rendered more distinct his inarticulate and stammering pronunciation by speaking with pebbles in his mouth. -Plutarch Plutarch was a Greek-Roman Middle Platonist philosopher, historian, biographer, essayist, and priest at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. He is known primarily for his Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of illustrious Greeks and Romans, and Moralia, a collection of essays and speeches. *Collage Warning : Children in the age group 0 to 💯 try this with a doctor's help only 🙏-Warrier

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