Warrier's Collage April 6, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday, April 6, 2022 The Road Not Taken : Robert Frost https://youtu.be/l8g4kBtd4Eo (Summary : https://study.com/learn/lesson/the-road-not-taken-robert-frost-summary-themes-symbolism.html) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Response Dr T V Gopalakrishnan Bangalore Thank you very much for your email. I didn't expect you to carry my appeal to The Central Board of Directors in Collage. The revision of pension has become an issue because of some malicious mindset which somehow worked and spoiled the matter. Unfortunately the application of mind and heart of the very learned and men of wisdom managing the whole economy did not find any reasoning to settle the insignificant issue from the angle of insignificance from the point of view of resources, small number of pensioners involved as compared to Central Government pensioners, the availability of adequate provisions meticulously and systematically built up by RBI without, in anyway hurting the interests of the Government, the economy and any segment of the society. Just to satisfy some egoistic mindset, RBI pensioners are singled out ignoring the Government's commitments, dignity and the economic and social needs of many retirees. This is something not desirable and does not go well with the hallowed status of RBI being recognised as one of the well run Central Banks of the world. Some of the Super Senior Retirees really suffer with their negligent savings, continued family responsibilities, etc etc. and they need more than anything financial, emotional and moral support which definitely can be provided by the RBI with its committed agreement to the old retirees in particular. RBI has never let down the Government, the nation, the economy is proved beyond doubt all these decades since its inception in 1935 through its professional performance with or without independence and definitely without any bias is itself enough for the Government to happily allow RBI employees their entitlements. What has happened is unfortunately a making of some dirty mind not closely associated with RBI but has some say somewhere and hence the appeal. I take this opportunity to congratulate you on releasing your fourth BOOK recently. Unfortunately I missed out the title of the book. I am sure the new book will have a very wide readership and acceptance among the scholars and academicians. Dr TVG (Around the same period when Pension Revision in RBI got messed up, GOI was giving Euthanasia to its Pension System. For more details : https://www.businessmanager.in/indian-pension-systems-an-overhaul-is-overdue/) B V Babusenan's Column A Prayer There cannot be any language in the world sans prayer poems as God is everywhere. Such poems are surely there in Malayalam too. The simplest Malayalam prayer poem is most likely to be the one written by Pandalam Kerala Varma, a prodigious writer who wrote two mahakavyas and many children's poems. (He died at the age of40 in 1919). The prayer begins thus : Daivame kaithozhaam Kelkumaaraakanam Paavamam enne nee Kaakkumaaraakanam (God,I pray thee with folded hands. Please listen to my prayer and protect this poor fellow. ) It is not that very simple when we come to Sree Narayana Guru's composition, though it is widely regarded as a simple prayer. Daivame kaathukolkangu Kaividaathingu njangale Naavikan nee bhavaabdhikko- Raavi vanthoni nin padam (God, protect us. Kindly don't abandon us. You are the Captain and your feet are the steamboat that takes us across the ocean of our earthly existence.) Yet there is another poem that is highly regarded by Keralites as a prayer. It is not simple, but very touching and beautiful. It starts thus: Jagadadheesa raathriyum Sasaanka thaarakangalum Pakalum arkabimbavum Niranna meghajaalavum Mrigakadamba pakshivriksha Pushpasalabha vrindavum Mikavil ninte vaibhavangal Vaazhthidunnu Daivame. (O, Lord of the universe, the night, the moon, the stars, the day, the sun, the bright clouds, the animals, the birds, the trees, the flowers, the flies- all sing your glory) The words are mostly Sanskrit and the style is beautiful manipravala. There are altogether seven stanzas in the poem, in this manner. The prayer is penned by a lady by name Mary John Thottam who passed away in 1985 ,as a Catholic nun, at the age of83. The prayer formed part of a poetic collection published when she was28. C Spirituality/Faith Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1511048745143914497?s=20&t=mQzOyWRVeGBiD_s75CVbng Unity in Diversity - 212 मन मेरे करते नो सालाहि सभे छडि सिआणपा गुर की पैरी पाहि Oh my mind, praise the Creator Leave aside all the cleverness, fall at the feet of the Guru Guru Arjan, Srirag, 43, SGGS D Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Good & Bad Today's Collage contains a quote from Gita by Dr T V Gopalakrishnan " Doer of good never comes to grief -------" Whether God remains always good and whether we can remain always good is a million dollar question. The epic Mahabharatha is a concrete example containing many annecdotes proving that one cannot be too good and God also can commit guiles to achieve some results which He considers good. We expect everyone to be a‘good’ person, assuming that we expect everyone to be a 'good' person, assuming that we know what‘good’ means, by doing things which have results that benefit others, and avoiding things that harm them. But the word 'good' itself is always a relative term and not an absolute one. And what is the basis of the the assumption that goodness or good acts have a particular type of positive consequence, and‘not-good' acts have a comparable negative consequence? If acts done with good intention, yield bad results or harm to others, the good acts committed are deemed to be bad. But intention remains good. Normally good act is presumed to be one which many people consider to be good. For considering an act to be good by majority, we need some kind of moral Code .It is easier to have a set of rules or values which can be used to decide what goodness consists in. We would not or need not think of God as long as everything moves alright. Once something goes wrong we become upset and we start praying the so called'existing or non existing God to bring the situation to normal.It may be due to fear or faith. As long as the universe lasts, the question also will last. We know pretty well that the word'good' will have no meaning unless there is something called 'bad' and there are no parameters to decide and distinguish between good and bad in general terms leaving criminal acts like murder, decoity etc. The former stretches you while the latter relaxes you. Suffering is the scorching sun that makes us appreciate the cold. It’s the chilly night that makes us want the warm sun. Suffering keeps us on the ground, it makes us humble. And, humility is the most important ingredient of a meaningful and contented life. When you go through suffering, something changes in you forever. You emerge stronger, wiser, more grateful and empathetic. Let's not lose what we have, in trying to find what we have lost. Vathsala Jayaraman E Current Affairs Media Response April 5, 2022 A beneficial merger* This refers to your editorial "Birth of a goliath" (April 5). Post-merger image of the HDFC Bank is something many have been dreaming about in the Indian banking sector. Let's pray every needed linkage falls in place fast. This proposal signals the return of banking business to banks. Such a changeover was overdue. If banks accept the challenge of providing specialised services, where necessary by having own specialised departments, there will be considerable savings in resources which will help reduce costs. There will be corresponding rise in deposit rates and reduction in lending rates. GOI has already initiated merger of some PSBs. If this HDFC experiment is successful, that may pave the way for banks to grow in size by taking over other entities in the financial sector which essentially are doing business not much different from banking, depending on bank credit or public savings for resources. Such a change will also ensure ease of regulation and supervision. M G Warrier Thiruvananthapuram *Published in The Hindu Business Line on April 6, 2022 : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article65292515.ece If you open this link, please read SK Gupta's response on Fuel price hike 🙏-Warrier F History of languages Sanskrit https://www.britannica.com/topic/Sanskrit-language Sanskrit language, (from Sanskrit saṃskṛta, “adorned, cultivated, purified”), an Old Indo-Aryan language in which the most ancient documents are the Vedas, composed in what is called Vedic Sanskrit. Although Vedic documents represent the dialects then found in the northern midlands of the Indian subcontinent and areas immediately east thereof, the very earliest texts—including the Rigveda (“The Veda Composed in Verses”), which scholars generally ascribe to approximately 1500 BCE—stem from the northwestern part of the subcontinent, the area of the ancient seven rivers (sapta sindhavaḥ). G Quotes on literature https://www.thoughtco.com/literature-quotes-and-sayings-738757 Like : Salman Rushdie: "Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart." Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie FRSL is a British-American novelist and essayist of Indian descent. His work, combining magical realism with historical fiction, is primarily concerned with the many connections. William Somerset Maugham: "The crown of literature is poetry." William Somerset Maugham CH was an English playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.