Warrier's Collage April 18, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On MONDAY April 18, 2022 Why the Caged Bird Sings? https://youtu.be/GmplYAO_zaI (About the poem by Maya Anjelou) Good Morning Planning to travel from Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai on Wednesday April 20, 2022. Therefore the next regular issue of Collage will be on Sunday April 24, 2022. Nice Day M G Warrier A Spirituality/Faith 1) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1515371843062202374?s=20&t=MHj7t-o4nag6Idgot54-tw Unity in Diversity - 224 जागतु रहै सु कबहु न सोवै तीनि तिलोक समाधि पलोवै बीज मंत्रु लै हिरदै रहै मनूआ उलटि सुंन महि गहै Always alert, in a state of samadhi where Maya can't enter, meditating on God, in state of bliss - sunn (void) - no thoughts Beni, Ramkali, 974, SGGS 2) Bonus : Bhagavad Gita Chapter IX Verse 9 : https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/9/verse/9 B Books By M G Warrier Assorted Letters of Dissent* https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07J3Z7T2D/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_0XKTA3JSM1JHPC9SG8CB Description The book “Assorted Letters of Dissent” is a collection of select responses on current issues, most of which were published in print media, in recent times. The letters included here are submitted versions, in most cases. No effort has been made to organize them chronologically or subject-wise. Picked up at random from hundreds of submissions, these responses convey the concerns and anxieties of an independent observer who doesn't have any constituency interests in the subjects covered. Therefore, the views expressed could appear to be different from the ‘lobbying type’. Still there is a purpose and the aim is to influence opinion-making ultimately beneficial to common man. This book will help readers who would like to look at issues from an angle different from the ‘normal’, where the ‘normal’ stands for the perception artificially created by external influences including print and electronic media. The subjects covered include (a) Developments in the financial sector, (b) Economic development, (c) Role of the Reserve Bank of India, (d) HR-related issues (e) Social issues and (f) Post-retirement life. *Being shared for information only. Priced in $, not worth buying in India. Many of my letters published in Business Standard and The Hindu Business Line are accessible at websites and @ www.warriersblog.com Between 2004 and 2022, I have published over 2000 LTTE (Letters To The Editor) so far. Newspapers and Magazines which published my letters include The Hindu, Frontline, Business Standard, Life Positive, Dignity Dialogue, Business Line, Economic and Political Weekly, Free Press Journal and The New Indian Express. If interested, please access more details, when free, by a Google search for M G Warrier. Or visit : www.warriersblog.com C Books By Maya Anjelou https://shereads.com/5-must-read-maya-angelou-books/ Excerpts : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings : Perhaps Angelou's most famed book, it is both full of pain and joy. The book captures memories as mysterious and memorable as a childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is about the longing felt by children in adolescence, as well as bigotry and wondrous words that can make the world right. Poetry : Maya Angelou https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/maya-angelou Excerpts : One source of Angelou's fame in the early 1990s was President Bill Clinton's invitation to write and read an inaugural poem. Americans all across the country watched as she read “On the Pulse of Morning,” which begins “A Rock, a River, a Tree” and calls for peace, racial and religious harmony, and social justice for people of different origins, incomes, genders, and sexual orientations. It recalls the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech as it urges America to “Give birth again / To the Dream” of equality. Angelou challenged the new administration and all Americans to work together for progress: “Here, on the pulse of this new day, / You may have the grace to look up and out / And into your sister's eyes, and into / Your brother's face, your country /And say simply / Very simply / With hope—Good morning.” Bonus Link : https://smuralis.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/remembering-kk-neelakantan-alias-induchoodan/ (Thought about birds, brought back nostalgic memories about a bird-lover who introduced birds from Kerala to me. 🙏-Warrier) D Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman Crime & Punishment I read with interest the essay written by Shri Babusenan. The story of the young child plucking little mangoes and the end was quite revealing. I am reminded of another similar story. IT'S STORY TIME! While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 year old son picked a stone & scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child's hand & hit it many times, not realizing he was using an iron wrench. At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father, with painful eyes he asked, 'Dad, when will my fingers grow back?' Man was so hurt and speechless. He went back to the car and kicked it a lot of times.Devastated by his own actions, sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches and the child had written 'LOVE YOU DAD'. The next day that man committed suicide. Anger and Love have NO LIMIT - choose the latter to have a beautiful & lovely life. MORAL OF THE STORY: THINGS are meant to be USED and PEOPLE are to be LOVED, but the problem of today's world is that.. PEOPLE are USED & THINGS are LOVED!!! Vathsala Jayaraman E Nostalgia My Childhood Days Inside A Temple* : M G Warrier https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2010/feb/22/my-childhood-days-inside-a-temple-133575.html Excerpts : "There was no kitchen in the temple premises, except the thidappalli where naivedyam (offering) for the deities is prepared. But my father, when the need arose, made it a makeshift kitchen for preparing food for us. It was a different matter that most of the time both of us used to have food from outside. Not from hotels but from wherever we got an invitation or whenever my father was called to help the main chef, who happened to be his friend, in preparing sadyas (feast) in connection with birthdays, weddings and other rituals. The ceremonies started right from the birth of a child to a death in the family and all families, irrespective of their economic condition, celebrated without fail" ***. *** "In the evenings, the temple compound would get converted into a badminton court and youngsters from the locality would come and play. But all of them would leave well before dark and I would be the lone soul giving company to the bhoothaganas of Lord Shiva in the temple when my father returns late after work. Electricity would reach the village fifteen years later." *May be a repeat for some of you 🙏-Warrier F Leisure College Jokes https://college.lovetoknow.com/campus-life/funny-quotes-college-students "I'm majoring in philosophy so I can be unemployed all my life." "After four years, I've realized that the meaning of life can't be found here!" G Quotes on birds https://www.semidelicatebalance.com/quotes-about-birds/ Like : “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” -Maya Angelou Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

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