Warrier's Collage March 4, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Friday, March 4, 2022 Thought of the day : "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." Desmond Tutu (Desmond Mpilo Tutu OMSG CH GCStJ was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position) Good Morning I'm getting encouraging responses, by and large. Thanks for that. Readers silently adjusted to the change in timings/frequency of release of Collage from mid-January, 2022. Some of you found out the reasons. We are back to normal now. Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 A Responses 1) C V Subbaraman Helpless United Nations Excerpts from response : UNO will continue to be useless unless the present set up of Security Council is changed, the veto power is abolished and reforms are brought in the scope and enforceability of its decisions. Subbaraman 2) Jyothilakshmi Anil Kumar Thank you. My daughter Anooja is happy too. You are always encouraging and inspiring 🙏. Have a pleasant and healthy day. "Our trip together is very short" is an amazingly inspiring write-up from Surendran Uncle. Reading it itself is so calming! Wonderful perspective. "Just leave it" gets a big thumbs up too. (Collage, started about two years ago, has readers in the age group 16 to 90 plus in mind while finalising content. This explains the low heat, noice and spice in the content and occasional editing of responses. Thanks 🙏-Warrier) B Ukraine Medical Colleges https://www.livemint.com/education/news/russiaukraine-crisis-why-is-ukraine-a-popular-education-destination-among-indian-medical-students-11646035051790.html C Current Affairs 1) Ukraine update U.N. General Assembly asks Russia to pull back troops: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/un-general-assembly-condemns-russian-invasion-of-ukraine-india-abstains/article65184348.ece 2) Media Response I March 3, 2022 LIC Initial Public Offer Your editorial IPO dilemma (March 3) has taken a balanced view of the present status of the IPO, leaving the tough decision back in FM's court. Of course, finally, the decision has to be made by the central government. At this point in time, going back may have repurcussions, just not limited to the budget arithmetic. Whatever the reason, the delay in implementing right decisions have been causing tangible and intangible losses to the government. Even the Air India divestment can be cited, if examples were necessary. As we had accepted Public-Private Sectors Participation as an integral part of fiscal policy, central and state governments have substantial stakes in the share market and there is no escape from professionally managing the holdings. In the instant case, Centre should go by professional valuations and even if the first public offer of LIC shares results in some losses to the government, the final success of the issue will result in gains for the investing public. This will inspire investor confidence which in the long term will be beneficial. Finance Minister can always respond to the argument about sell out of "Family Silver" saying that government has not yet eyed the domestic gold and jewellery stock from the. Budget Angle. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram II Pandemic to endemic This refers to the reports to the effect that Covid is entering endemic stage by mid-March, 2022. This read with the soothing observations by experts that the possibility of a fourth wave in the country is remote should be comforting to one and all. If the situation was not what it is today, perhaps, Sensex would have seen a bull-run! But, going by past experience, time not yet opportune to celebrate. The sigh of relief should be simultaneously accompanied with a word of caution to continue some of the habits which have become part of our life. These relate to health and hygiene. The closed doors, masked, work from home culture has made our position comparable to indoor garden plants. We need to be slow in removing protective mechanisms while moving out, till our immunity system gets adjusted to the new environment. Needless to say, Covid is not the only virus that is dangerous. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram D Mundaka Upanishad : Invocation https://greenmesg.org/stotras/vedas/om_bhadram_karnebhih.php ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः । भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः । स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवाग्‍ँसस्तनूभिः । व्यशेम देवहितं यदायुः । स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः । स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः । स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः । स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Please open the above link for transliteration and meaning. E Nostalgia : Connecting dots See attachment. SK Gupta Panchkula responded : What a nice way of looking back? Thanks a lot indeed! What truly prompted you to peep into the cherished memories of 'Without Reserve', at this stage with which I too have a very long association, dating back to 1976? Honestly speaking, I did not have any direct linkage either with you or PPR Sir, till I joined the Ex-RBites group so ably administered by Shri Gauria Ji. So Thank him, he made all this possible for me. F Leisure 1) Answer to the point* SMILE Does Your Dog Bite? A man walks into a shop and sees a cute little dog. He asks the shopkeeper,“Does your dog bite?” The shopkeeper says,“No, he doesn't bite.” The man then tries to pet the dog and the dog bites him. “Ouch," says the man, “I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!” “That's not my dog." *Forward received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai 2) Jokes received from S Venugopal via Group mail A bawaji shouted in the BANK. Has anyone lost a bundle of currency notes tied with a red rubber band ? Many hands were raised. Bawaji - Here is that rubber band. At a meeting, the Boss told a joke. Everyone on the team laughed except one guy. The Boss asked him, 'Didn't you understand my joke?' The guy replied, 'Oh I understood it, but I resigned this morning.' .......... Ladies driving : Doctor to injured patient : Jab car ek lady chalaa rahi thi to tumhein road se dur chalnaa chaahiye tha naa ?? Patient : Kaun sa road ? Main to Garden mein letaa huaa tha !! A man meets his friend who has started wearing ear rings. He asks "Since when did u start wearing earrings ?" Friend "Ever since my wife found them in my car !!! Some women are sooo concerned about their husband's happiness. ...... that they hire detectives to find out who is responsible for it... The only 2 persons whom a woman listens carefully & follows Sincerely & does EXACTLY as he says is a.... TAILOR & PHOTOGRAPHER. baki to woh kisi k baap ki bhi nahi sunti... Police asked the Thief : Why did u go to Steal 3 times in d Same Store ? Thief : I picked up one dress for my wife and visited the store twice to change it. G Quotes about neutrality https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/neutrality-quotes Like : "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." Desmond Tutu (Any relationship of this quote to the present world scenario is not accidental 🙏-Warrier)

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