Warrier's Collage March 7, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday, March 7, 2022 Good Morning The next regular issue of Collage will be on March 10, 2022. M G Warrier A Response Vathsala Jayaraman Ref : Sunday Collage Since single child norm has been adopted in most of the houses where to go for siblings?Is it not better to acknowledge the inevitability and try to follow their guidance to the extent possible than to look for near resemblance of parents in our brothers and sisters? B From here and there 1) A different perspective on Russian gamble* https://youtu.be/n3dQzUhcU3Y *Link Courtesy : Sharat Warrier 2) Chennai news https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/moving-from-virtual-to-physical-addresses/article65189884.ece Two years after the pandemic forced them to discontinue their monthly in-person meet-up, which would be held every second Sunday at Mylapore Fine Arts Club at 4 p.m., the group meets today at the same time but at a school auditorium in MRC Nagar. It is going to be a special meeting for this big community of humour seekers, which has senior citizens in the majority. Over the last two years, the Club did not have any virtual meet-ups as some were uncomfortable with technology and moreover its huge numbers did not make meeting online a feasible idea. To cheer up members, tidbits of its programmes from the past were shared to their WhatsApp numbers. The Facebook page of the chapter also got really active. “We are expecting around 1000 people at the venue as many have been waiting to watch our events in-person; that is the real entertainment,” says Kannan B, the chapter’s treasurer, adding that the Club has 1400 life members. Actor Delhi Ganesh will be the chief guest and Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti would inaugurate the event. The Club has also held talks to get back to its old venue – Mylapore Fine Arts Club — that it has booked for the months April to June. For individuals that have not embraced technology in a big way, the return of in-person events is a big relief. 3) Collage in classroom Indian History https://www.britannica.com/place/India/History Since early times the Indian subcontinent appears to have provided an attractive habitat for human occupation. Toward the south it is effectively sheltered by wide expanses of ocean, which tended to isolate it culturally in ancient times, while to the north it is protected by the massive ranges of the Himalayas, which also sheltered it from the Arctic winds and the air currents of Central Asia. Only in the northwest and northeast is there easier access by land, and it was through those two sectors that most of the early contacts with the outside world took place. C Current Affairs 1) New Chennai Mayor Priya https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/28-year-old-woman-set-to-become-new-chennai-mayor/article65187902.ece Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and all the 200 councillors of the city represent the people in the city and are a very important component of the local body government. “It is a welcome step. We look forward to the active involvement of the elected representatives for the better governance of the city,” said Mr.Bedi. AIADMK candidate in ward 74 Divya who lost to Ms.Priya in the local bodies elections said residents want civic infrastructure in the area to be improved. “Many residents in the ward do not get water supply. Drainage system is also poor,” said Ms.Divya. 2) Warren Buffett https://m.economictimes.com/markets/stocks/news/read-warren-buffetts-annual-letter-to-berkshire-hathaway-shareholders/articleshow/89863880.cms Why no Excerpts? : The message at the site says : "Do not copy this site's content!" D Faith/Spirituality 1) Invocation : Isa Upanishad https://brah.ma/shlok/om-purnamadah-purnamidam-purnat-peace-mantra/ ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते । पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purnamudachyate। Purnasya Purnamadaya Purnamevavashisyate॥ Om Shanti Shamti Shanti॥ Aum! That is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite. The infinite proceeds from the infinite. Taking the infinitude of the infinite, It remains as the infinite alone. Aum! Peace! Peace! Peace! 2) Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 182 कहु कबीर सुनहु रे गुनीआ बिनसैगो रूपु देखै सभ दुनीआ Says Kabir, Listen oh virtuous person The beautiful form, human body, will perish as whole world will watch (Even your most admired asset, body, will perish) Kabir, Raag Gauri, 325, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1500221615229251584?s=20&t=wpTWa-cOFPLSyFHWtl8vmg 3) Meditation & Dosa : Vathsala Jayaraman That is Meditation! A young boy of 7 years old came to Ramana Maharishi and asked him, "Can you explain to me what is meditation? Whenever I ask my parents they tell me that I need not bother about it now."I will come to know when I grow up. Ramana said, " I shall tell you, but you sit quietly by my side." A little later someone brought a bowl containing Dosa and placed it before Ramana. He took a small piece himself, gave one full Dosa to the boy by his side in a leaf. He told the boy," Look here,till I raise my finger and say "Hoon" you will go on eating and you should not finish it before I give the signal. The moment I give the signal 'hoon' no portion of the Dosa should remain and you should stop eating". The boy was looking with concentration on Ramana for the signal and was eating in big pieces first and later in small bits. Suddenly the expected signal came. The boy put the entire balance Dosa in the mouth and stopped eating. Ramana then said, "what you now did is the process of meditation. You were looking at me all the time but were eating the Dosa. Similarly keep your mind one pointed on God but continue with your normal duties." Let your normal activities like walking, eating, talking etc., go on but your mind should be concentrated on God all the time. That is Meditation. Here God is not just some external force. He is right within us. Vathsala Jayaraman E A message shared by S R Badrinarayanan : Unforgettable very heart touching message, An old teacher was being interviewed by a young professional. The professional started interviewing the teacher as planned earlier. Young professional - "Sir, in your last lecture, you told us about "Contact" and "Connection." It's really confusing. Can you explain?" The old teacher smiled and apparently deviating from the question asked the young professional: "Are you from this city?" professional : "Yeah..." Teacher : "Who are there at home?" The professional felt that the teacher was trying to avoid answering his question since this was a very personal and unwarranted question. Yet the young professional said: "Mother had expired. Father is there. Three brothers and one sister. All married..." The old teacher, with a smile on his face, asked again: "Do you talk to your father?" The young professional looked visibly annoyed... The old teacher : "When did you talk to him last?" The young professional, supressing his annoyance said: "May be a month ago." The old teacher : "Do your brothers and sisters meet often? When did you meet last as a family gathering?" At this point, sweat appeared on the forehead of the young professional. It seemed that the old teacher was interviewing the young professional. With a sigh, the Journalist said: "We met last at Deepwali two years ago." The old teacher : "How many days did you all stay together?" The young professional (wiping the sweat on his brow) said: "Three days..." Old teacher : "How much time did you spend with your Father, sitting right beside him?" The young professional looking perplexed and embarassed and started scribbling something on a paper... The old teacher : "Did you have breakfast, lunch or dinner together? Did you ask how he was? Did you ask how his days are passing after your mother's death?" Drops of tears started to flow from the eyes of the young professional. The old teacher held the hand of the young professional and said: "Don't be embrassed, upset or sad. I am sorry if I have hurt you unknowingly... But this is basically the answer to your question about "Contact and Connection ." You have 'Contact' with your father but you don't have 'Connection' with him. You are not connected to him. Connection is between heart and heart... Sitting together, sharing meals and caring for each other, touching, shaking hands, having eye contact, spending some time together... All your brothers and sisters have 'Contact' but no 'Connection' with each other..." The young professional wiped his eyes and said : "Thanks Sir for teaching me a fine and unforgettable lesson." This is the reality today. Whether at home or in the society everybody has lots of contacts but there is no connection. Everybody is busy in his or her own world. ... Let us not maintain just "Contacts" but let us remain "Connected." Caring, Sharing and Spending time with all our dear ones!! F Conversation with Heart One day I asked my Heart...... What is love ? Heart Replied: My job is to supply blood. Don't ask me questions from out of syllabus..... *********************************** SOORYA SOORYA SOORYA DAILY BULLETIN 6 th March 2022 ____________________________ 2) Putin : Side effects* Interesting side effect of european sanctions on russia (as per Phil Seymour - President of the association of European Leasing Companies. All over the word airlines don't own their own planes, they lease them. The European Union has imposed sanctions on Russia and obliged European leasing companies to take back all leased aircraft from Russia by March 28th. That's a total of 520 aircraft. Phil Seymour, President of the Association of European Leasing Companies: 1. Return of 520 aircraft! How is this to be done? The Russians said if you refuse to lease them to us, get them back yourself! How can we get 520 crews to Russia when the airspace in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine is closed? We can't fly in! 2. Once the handover has taken place in Russian airports, the planes will no longer be Russian. But a non-Russian plane is not allowed to fly in Russian airspace – the Russian airspace is blocked! We won't be able to fly out! 3. However, the leasing companies are the initiators of the termination of these leases. In the original calculation of the cost of fines in such a case, we will all be bankrupted at once. It's easier and cheaper to go bankrupt than to take back the planes. 4. February is over and Russia has to pay the lease payments for the month. Russia is willing to pay but cannot pay because it is excluded from SWIFT. We ourselves have to pay fines because of the terminations, but in view of the lack of incoming payments from Russia we have no money for such payments! 5. Even if we take back these planes, what are we going to do with them? We don't need them, nobody wants them and it's impossible to sell them! 6. The Boeings of American leasing companies are not affected. If Europe takes the planes away from the Russians, the US will supply Russia with its Boeing planes and become the world's No. 1 airline, bankrupting both the European leasing company and Airbus." Vladimir Putin didn’t just invade the Ukraine on 24/02/2022, he officially ended the petrodollar system. How? Remember, Russians don’t do anything without a plan. They & China have been prepping for this moment for years & are now ready: Russia has stated NATO expansion into Ukraine was a red line. -They knew their invasion of Ukraine would be inevitable and would have strategized that the US/West’s response would be SWIFT $ system exclusions/sanctions. -Reasonable to expect that Russia’s next step would have been to shut off oil/gas pipelines to Europe, as Russia has built up huge Yuan, gold & commodity reserves. -This will cause massive price and supply disruptions (war level) to the western markets & monetary system. - For years Russia & China have looked for ways to re-monetize gold & exit abuses of SWIFT system as a geo-political tool against them, but how to do it, how to exit, without West declaring it an act of aggression or war against West? - This Ukraine invasion just accomplished that end for them. And the West is doing it themselves. -Now, freed to declare themselves SWIFT system outcasts by the western govt hands, Russia can now say “we will turn oil pipelines back on, but not for dollars.” - Russia then declares that Europe or anyone that wants Russian oil (as 3rd largest global producer) or Russian/Ukrainian wheat (1/4 of worlds production) must pay in gold, or use the ruble-yuan gold backed payment system. - Their leverage as an oil producer (who cuts off supply) will cause almost immediate price shocks to the western world. A good part of the population could immediately be unable to heat their homes. - Almost equal to the oil shock they’d cause is their ability to cause food shortages and price spikes through the disruption of wheat production. -Unmentioned in all this is China. Who has been silent & not condemned Russia.That means silent approval & cooperation. - China will act to soak up Russian production of oil and wheat to soften the blow to their “strategic partner”. - This will again be through the Yuan-Ruble facility and at some point overtly-stated gold backing of that system by Russia and China. - The West will of course declare those last two bullets as acts of global aggression and direct threats to the “world monetary system”. - At this point that there will be a clear fracture of the world’s monetary system into 2 competing East/West structures, circling back to the initial point that the 50 year global petrodollar system has just officially been ended by Putin. If the above analysis is indeed correct,then the threat to the petro- $ is no different to the time of Charles De Gaulle or Gaddafi,but on larger scale.They can't remove Putin as easy as they did with previous leaders who challenged their fraudulent petrodollar monetary system. *Forward received from Mumbai Friends G Health : Dental Care https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/health-blog/what-will-be-the-future-in-dentistry-41498/ Though implants are more expensive, but they could provide 20 or more years of service compared with dentures, which may require occasional adjustments or replacements through the years. Today full mouth rehabilitation is done with combination of dental implants and dentures . Not only can a Dental Implant replace missing teeth it can also be used to anchor removable dentures. Basically what this means is a number of Dental Implants are placed in the jaw bone acting as anchors; once they have healed or Osseo- Integrated, snaps or buttons are embedded in the denture which then allow the denture to clip/snap into the Dental Implant fixtures.