Warrier's Collage March 28, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday, March 28, 2022 1) How to publish a book? https://youtu.be/U-OIJ3F6bsM 2) Oscar Announcement https://www.goldderby.com/feature/when-are-the-oscars-1204044408/amp/ https://www.fxempire.com/news/article/streaming-showdown-and-a-ceremony-shakeup-set-stage-for-oscar-sunday-948861 Thought for the day* "In any relationship, All communication gaps are created.. Not by 'What is said' But by 'How it is said' Because what is said reaches the mind, & How it is said reaches the heart." *Shared by Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Responses 1) Dr Duvvuri Subbarao Former Governor RBI My best wishes for the book launch event on 2 April. I see that it's got 5 star ratings on Amazon*. Best regards *https://www.amazon.in/dp/1636335896/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_8102BNG45VZMW4MNRD1V Best Sellers Rank #27,853 in Books 2) V R Chittanandam Shri Babusenan's article A Birdwatcher makes very good reading. He did not get a review of his book from his friend Menon, instead he received a very interesting response on Birds. I enjoyed reading Babusenan's writing very much. Chittanandam 'Humour' portion : Dr Chitra's quotes on English language and your remarks on them are hilarious. Chittanandam (πŸ™-Warrier) 3) R Jayakumar Hearty congratulations to you on the occasion of the formal releasing of your book "Restoring Trust in Governance" in Thiruvananthapuram on 2nd April 22.🌹🎊 (Many Thanks πŸ™-Warrier) 4) V Babusenan While reading the write-up on Ramayana by our beloved writer Smt Vathsala Jayaraman, I came across the word Ramkund, the bathing ghat of Rama and Sita at the river Godavari, which reminded me of a sloka in Bhavabhuthi's(an 8th century Sanskrit playwright) play 'Uthara Ramacharitham'-of course its Malayalam translation. The sloka I quote here from memory : Akkaalam sukhamodu maggiriyil naam Soumitri cheyyunna nal salkaaratthe Vahichu kondu nedunal Vaanullathorkunnuvo? Mal kaanthe, madhuraambu Chernozhukumaa Godaavaree sindhuvum Thal Koolangalil Naam kulicchathumaye Maikkanni orkunnuvo? ( Do you remember my dear that, for days together ,we enjoyed Lakshmana's hospitality in those hilly areas? My darling with kajal-applied eyes, do you remember the Godavari river and the days we bathed in its sweet, flowing water to our hearts' content?) There were many who translated Kalidasa krities to Malayalam, but the credit for introducing Bhavabhuti to Malayali readers goes to one man : Champathil Chathukkutti Mannadiar, a lawyer by profession, who lived in the latter part of the 19th Century. B Service Story : M G Warrier My Story So Far Chapter 6 : Trade Union Days Part II https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/my-story-so-far-chapter-6-trade-union-days-part-ii-42145/ Excerpts : Being active in the Employees Association was a hurdle in career progression in AG’s Office of 1960’s. To my knowledge, those days, in AG’s Office Thiruvananthapuram, there was only one trade union for the workmen staff. Officers were not allowed to join trade unions. They (Officers) joined together to form Welfare Associations to discuss common issues and occasionally arrange some cultural activities. Their “leaders” used to be called occasionally by Senior Officials for chatting about issues of mutual interest, over tea and biscuits. Somehow, the Administration (what we call Management today) was averse to employees diverting attention to any activity not directly related to office work. Such diversion will have a direct impact on the employee’s work assignments and career progression. Let me digress a little to elucidate this. (Please open the link to know more πŸ™-Warrier) Bonus : World Theatre Day 2022 https://www.news18.com/amp/news/lifestyle/world-theatre-day-2022-history-significance-and-theme-4910270.html For centuries, theatre and drama has been the most popular art form. We have studied and heard about great playwriters since our childhood. As Martha Graham quotes, “Theatre is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place." March 27 is celebrated as World Theatre Day around the world. Before the evolution of the screen and films, people enjoyed drama as a source of entertainment. Theatre is used as a medium to reflect our society and in various languages, it depicts culture, tradition which exist around the world. World Theatre Day is thus celebrated to preserve and promote dramas, which people enjoy even today. C Books by M G Warrier https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier Restoring Trust in Governance : India's 2020's Challenge is a companion volume to M G Warrier’s 2018 book “India’s Decade of Reforms” which looked at the initiatives taken by Government of India and RBI to restore the country’s economic health by an appropriate diagnosis of factors that stalled the 1990’s initiatives to introduce economic and financial sector reforms. GOI and RBI are taking forward reform initiatives to revamp the institutional system in the financial sector by infusing transparency and professionalism in policy formulation and introducing structural alterations wherever necessary. The book is being formally released in Thiruvananthapuram on April 2, 2022. D Books By Alakananda Patel* https://m.timesofindia.com/city/vadodara/to-dad-with-love/articleshow/4449219.cms *A 2009 Times of India story E Nostalgia?* If you you were born before 1960 and are reading this : This is about us (who have crossed 60/70/80/90 years ) - we should be proud... Best Era Ever (Just a guess, who knows?πŸ™-Warrier) Born in ...50s* Grew up in...60s Educated in...70s Ventured out in...80s Messed around in...90s Stabilised a bit in...2000s Got a bit wiser in...2010s Made it to ...2021 We have lived in ..... EIGHT Different Decades TWO Different Centuries TWO Different Millennia (*You have freedom to change decades, not centuries and millennium πŸ™-Warrier) Have been through... πŸ“ž->☎️πŸ“² ; πŸ“½️ -> πŸ“ΊπŸ“²; πŸ“»+πŸŽ™️+πŸ“€ -> STD booth, Pager, Basic mobile phone to latest Smart phone - Radio, TV (From big one with shutter door to compact smart TV). Gramophone player, Tape recorder, VCR, CD, YouTube to Wireless Streaming. Handwritten letters πŸ’Œ, Typewriter (Popular brand of Remington, Imperial, Oliver, Olivetti, Underwood, Halda), Pitman Stenography as shorthand to electronic typewriter (Brother), Telegrams, Teleprinters (Telex) to email πŸ’» n WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram Money Orders, Postal Orders, Hundi, Bankers Cheque, DD to NEFT, RTGS, PayTM, Google Pay, etc. Basic computers (20 MB Hard disk drive to 2 TB) to latest laptop, 5.25 inch to 3.5 inch floppy disk to CD disk to PenDrive - And ... we missed Spanish Flu 🀧 but on time for Corona 😷 Started with bell bottoms πŸ•Ί, went through "drainpipes"πŸƒπŸΌ‍♀️ n then settled in between. Walked🚢🏼‍♀️, cycled🚴🏻‍♂️, rode 🏍️, drove πŸš—, went on trainπŸš†, on seaπŸ›³️, played in the street with dust, mud, went underground πŸš‡, hung in the air 🚠, surfed πŸ„πŸ»‍♀️, flew ✈️ & now await the Elon Musk SpaceX πŸš€to Mars WowπŸ€—!!! What a Life it's been πŸ₯°πŸ˜‡ Yes, we truly went through many more... πŸ’ΎπŸ“ŸπŸ§πŸ’ΈπŸ’³πŸŽž️ 🎒 πŸ›Ά ⛵ 🚁 πŸ›°️ Typically, we can be termed as "Xennials".... a "cross-over generation" of people whose birth yrs were in the 50s .... had an ⏰ πŸ” analog childhood, a πŸ“€πŸ–±️πŸ–₯️ digital adulthood, and now a 'SeenAll agerπŸ‘¨πŸ»‍🦯' Literally....our generation has lived through, witnessed so much n more in every dimension of life... πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ€πŸ€œπŸ» This is our generation that has given a new paradigm to the word "CHANGE" πŸ’ͺπŸŽ©πŸ‘’πŸŽ“⛑️🧒 We thank GodπŸ™πŸ™ for this wonderful, meaningful, amazing rollercoaster life ... πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Surely... We beat the 20s & cross over the 30s & 40s. Holding each other's hand with fun & frolic... πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰ Best Wishes my dear friends, to all of you who are from the era that was, that is, that will be ~ none such as ours Let us continue to live our lives to the fullest, one day at a time πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸ».. *Received from R Jayakumar via Group mail F Leisure 1) SMILE* Somebody sure has imaginations spelled out... 1. I went to the library to get a medical book on abdominal pain. Somebody had ripped the appendix out. 2. Two blood vessels fell in love but alas, it was all in vein. 3. An organ's favourite boat is a blood vessel. 4. Why do your heart, liver and lungs all fit in your body? Because they are well organized 5. For years I was against organ transplants. Then I had a change of heart . 6. The angry brain lost its nerve! 7. Statistically, nine out of ten injections are in vein. 8. What did the vein say to the pessimistic blood clot? Be positive. 9. When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble! 10. You can hear the blood in your veins if you listen varicosely. 11. We be-lung together! 12. When neurons commit a crime, they are put in a nerve cell. 13. A kidney's favorite instrument is the organ. 14. If you steal someone’s heart, do you get cardiac arrested? 15. The brain is an amazing organ. It really makes you think 16. It takes some guts to be an organ donor. 17. The kidney said to the other "urine my thoughts!" 18. A brain goes on vacation to a hippo-camp-us! 19. A cardiologist keeps sending me x-rays of his chest. A bit weird I know but shows his heart is in the right place. 20. When the lung fell in love it took its breath away. *Received from A P Ramadurai 2) Leave the donkey alone* A donkey was tied to a tree. One night a ghost cut the rope and released the donkey free. The donkey went and destroyed the crops in an adjacent farmer's land. Infuriated, the farmer's wife shot the donkey and killed it. The donkey's owner was devastated at the loss. In reply, he shot dead the farmer's wife. Angered by his wife's death, the farmer took a sickle and killed the donkey's owner. The wife of the donkey's owner got so angry that she and her sons set the farmer's house on fire. The farmer, looking at his house turned into ashes, killed the wife and children of the donkey's owner. Finally, when the farmer was full of regret, he asked the ghost as to why did it kill them all? The ghost replied, "I killed nobody. I just released a donkey that was tied to a rope. It is all of you who released the devils within you which resulted into everything bad that occurred thereafter." Today's media is like that ghost. It keeps releasing donkeys on a daily basis. And people react and argue with each other, hurt each other, without having a second thought. In the end, the media dodges all responsibilities. So, it's our responsibility to not react on every donkey released by the media and preserve our relationship with our friends, relatives and community. *Possibly a repeat. But the donkey is still out. Received from P V Mohan Krishnan Thiruvananthapuram G Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman Krishna answers Karna's questions : In Mahabharat, Karna asks Lord Krishna - "My mother left me the moment I was born. Is it my fault I was born an illegitimate child? I did not get the education from Dhronacharya because I was considered a non-Kshatriya. Parashu-Raam taught me but then gave me the curse to forget everything since I was a Kshatriya. A cow was accidentally hit by my arrow & its owner cursed me for no fault of mine.``` I was disgraced in Draupadi's swayamvar. Even Kunti finally told me the truth only to save her other sons. Whatever I received was through Duryodhana's charity. So how am I wrong in taking his side?" Lord Krishna replies : "Karna, I was born in a jail. Death was waiting for me even before my birth. The night I was born I was separated from my birth parents. From childhood, you grew up hearing the noise of swords, chariots, horses, bow, and arrows. I got only cow herd's shed, dung, and multiple attempts on my life even before I could walk! No army, no education. I could hear people saying I am the reason for all their problems. When all of you were being appreciated for your valour by your teachers I had not even received any education. I joined gurukula of Rishi Sandipani only at the age of 16! You are married to a girl of your choice. I loved and rather ended up marrying those who wanted me or the ones I rescued from demons. I had to move my whole community from the banks of Yamuna to far off Sea shore to save them from Jarasandh. I was called a coward for running away!! If Duryodhana wins the war you will get a lot of credit. What do I get if Dharmaraja wins the war? Only the blame for the war and all related problems. Remember one thing, Karna. Everybody has challenges in life. LIFE IS NOT FAIR ON ANYBODY!!! Duryodhana also has a lot of unfairness in life and so has Yudhishthira. But what is Right (Dharma) is known to your mind (conscience). No matter how much unfairness we got, how many times we were disgraced, how many times we were denied what was due to us, what is important is how you REACTED at that time. Stop whining Karna. Life's unfairness does not give you license to walk the wrong path. Always remember, Life may be tough at a point, but DESTINY is not created by the SHOES we wear but by the STEPS we take. Life is Beautiful Vathsala Jayaraman


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