Warrier's Collage on Sunday April 10, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On SUNDAY April 10, 2022 Sreeramachandra Kripalu... https://youtu.be/MyNSOu-Fl-k Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday April 16, 2022. Best Wishes and Ayurarogyasaukhyam to all readers. Tomorrow in Collage : Review of my book "Restoring Trust in Governance" by P P Ramachandran Nice Day M G Warrier Spirituality/Faith SUNDAY COLLAGE : V T Panchapagesan SUNDAY COLLAGE RAM MEANS REALISTIC ADORABLE MAN. He comes from Solar Dynasty which means SUN WHO GIVES US ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM. VIBGYOR IS DIFFERENT SEVEN COLORS LEADING TO RAINBOW INDICATING RAIN. A SIGN OF PROSPERITY FOR OUR SUSTENANCE. SUN GOD IS SURYANARAYANAN WHILE MOON IS REFLECTION OF ITS LIGHT COOLING THROUGH IT..IN THE NIGHT. (Continued at H) 2) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1512169089997111296?s=20&t=XmATkBQYF23kB2zQ4KygvQ Unity in Diversity - 215 सतिगुरु सेवि परम पदु पायउ अबिनासी अबिगतु धिआयउ तिसु भेटे दारिद्रु न च्मपै Serving True Guru, supreme status is achieved Meditate on imperishable, formless God And your pain, poverty, difficulties, negativity pass away Kal Sahar, 1396, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1512535913267884033?s=20&t=Yt-_7kvc_-Z62brOgXENjg Unity in Diversity - 216 इकु उतम पंथु सुनिओ गुर संगति तिह मिलंत जम त्रास मिटाई Heard of one great Path of holy congregation of the Guru Joining that Guru's sangat (congregation) fear of Yama (death, negativities) eliminated Bard Kirat, 1406, SGGS A Response V R Chittanandam Dear Shri Babusenan, Vanakkam! Your write up in Collage(096) is very interesting to read as usual. I like to send it to my contacts. The Tamil proverb you referred to at the beginning should read: 'Adi uthavuvathu pol annan thambiyum uthavaar.' (Elder brother or younger brother will not be as helpful as the beating. Chittanandam B Current Affairs RBI Monetary Policy : Governor's Statement https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=53535 Excerpts "Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on 6th, 7th and 8th April 2022 and, based on an assessment of the macroeconomic situation and the outlook, voted unanimously to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent. The MPC also decided unanimously to remain accommodative while focussing on withdrawal of accommodation to ensure that inflation remains within the target going forward, while supporting growth. The marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank rate remain unchanged at 4.25 per cent. Further, it has been decided by the Reserve Bank to restore the width of the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) corridor to 50 basis points, the position that prevailed before the pandemic. The floor of the corridor will now be provided by the newly instituted standing deposit facility (SDF), which will be placed 25 basis points below the repo rate, i.e., at 3.75 per cent. I shall explain the details in this regard later in my statement." RBI takes the right decision : S K Gupta https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article65303842.ece RBI Newsletter, March 31, 2022 Departmental of Communication (DoC) during March 10-12, 2022, held its 3 rd annual conference for the nodal officers from 23 central office departments, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Central Bank Communication and Policy Effectiveness’. Shri Yogesh Dayal, Chief General Manager, DoC welcomed the participants and highlighted the objective of the DoC Conference, which was to interact with the nodal officers of central office departments on a common platform to deliberate on the emerging issues relating to communication from a central banking perspective. While delivering the inaugural address on ‘Central Bank Communication in a Digital World’, Dr. Deepak Kumar, Executive Director stressed upon the importance of a tailored approach for relaying RBI’s messages to the target audience. Shri M. Rajeshwar Rao, Deputy Governor delivered the keynote address on ‘The Many Facets of Central Bank Communication’ and explained how central banks communication is directed not only to the financial markets but also to the public. In the event spanning over two-and-a-half-day, the deliberations focused on various communication strategies deployed by the Reserve Bank for effective dissemination of policy information. The conference was marked by panel discussions on themes - Communication in Interesting Times, Central Bank Communication - Strategies & Challenges, Central Bank Outreach & Public Awareness, and Communication - The Social Media Way, moderated by Executive Directors, Dr. Mridul Saggar, Shri Jose J. Kattoor, Dr. Deepak Kumar and Shri A.O. Basheer, Chief Executive Officer, ReBIT, respectively. The panel discussions saw active participation from panellists, Shri Vivek Aggarwal, RD, New Delhi, Shri P. Vasudevan, CGM, DPSS, Shri Aviral Jain, CGM-in-C, Secretary's Department, Shri Manoranjan Mishra, CGM, DoR, Ms. Dimple Bhandia, CGM, FMRD, Shri Rohit P. Das, RD, Jaipur, Shri Thomas Mathew, RD, Thiruvananthapuram, Smt. Sonali Sen Gupta, CGM-in-C, FIDD, Shri Suman Ray, CGM-in-C, DCM, besides Shri Amitabh Khandelwal, GM, DPSS, Smt. Smita Sharma, Director, ID, Shri S. T. Punnoose, DGM, FIDD and Shri Vikas Agrawal, DGM, HRMD. *As reported in RBI Newsletter of March 31, 2022 shared by J Santhanakrishnan C Meaningful Elections This is what I said before Elections 2014 : https://www.moneylife.in/article/elections-2014-a-challenge-before-the-voter/36695.html Excerpts : "Creating more awareness among people about expectations of the authors of Indian Constitution, from the governments, political parties will be doing a great service to themselves and the country. Such a shift in the thematic content of election campaign will make Elections 2014 different from the previous ones. Who knows, it may even pave the way for a national consensus on crucial issues making the kind of the unhappy scenes the closing ceremonies of last Lok Sabha telecast to the world viewers a thing of the past. This discussion can be taken further. In my article How much of Indian Constitution is for ‘We, the people’? I had quoted Arvind Kejriwal saying: “There are some fundamental issues which we are committed to and are non-negotiable- secularism, equality and non-violence. All that has been written in the preamble of the Constitution that is our basic agenda.” Time is opportune to recall this and see what thoughts should prevail upon the Indian voter before exercising his franchise in Elections 2014, even if, in certain situations he may opt for the last option, namely, pressing the none of the above (NOTA) button." D Life...& Death https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/bye-see-you-in-heaven-7937/ Excerpts "During July 2015, in Mathrubhumi Vaaranthappathippu (a four-page Sunday supplement providing space for literary and contemporary events/writings, brought out by the popular Malayalam daily) a full-page feature was published about one Celina Michael who is in charge of cremating bodies received in an open-air crematorium near Kochi. On an average, about 20 bodies reach that crematorium in a month for getting converted into ashes. Celina (maybe according to the terms of a contract!) can charge Rs 1500 per body for the service. She has to pay Rs 550 per body to the local body and meet expenses for fuel (firewood, coconut husk etc) and the surplus left is entirely hers for meeting the survival costs of her family. In a response, I made a plea that the average monthly compensation for the 24X7 work which include procurement of fuel and waiting day and night expecting dead bodies was too low and the local body should allow a rise in her income by providing ‘fuel subsidy’ and foregoing at least a part of the payment per body cremated, Celina has to pay to the local body. Once I saw my response published, it shocked me that none of us who responded to the feature, offered any help, on our own. I remembered Modi’s plea to forego gas subsidy which the Prime Minister promised, would be diverted to the really needy! On my part, I entrusted Rs 1000 to my son with a request to send a cheque for a higher amount to Mathrubhumi for being passed on to Celina Michael. My daughter added Rs 2000 and my son made a cheque for Rs 10,000 which he sent to the address I gave." E Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Economics and Poor Me! There are brilliant Economists in our midst. A few publishing books and others vying to write reviews. I belong to neither. I can only talk about the connection between Inflation and the growth in rodent population. Take Nobel Prize. It is not unusual for the Nobel Prize being awarded to two or more people of highly contradicting views on the same subject as we saw in 1974 when it was awarded jointly to two eminent economists Myrdal and Hayek who were virtually at loggerheads! But then anything is possible in Economics! I am also guilty of understanding inflation as directly responsible for prices going up! I have heard it being explained as 'cutting money in half without damaging the paper'! Lo! I don't understand how they connect everything to US Econony! I am reminded of a film song about Muruga : "Thirupparankunraththil nee siriththaal, muruga, Tiruchendurile Ethirolikkum"( If you laugh in Tirupparamkunram Echo will be heard in Tiruchendur) Since the actions of the US President always had worldwide repercussions, the voting in the US Presidential Election must be conducted all over the world. The oldies even attributed the unprecedented rise in the price of tomatoes here to the economic depression that swept over the US! How right was the US banker Herbert Prochnow when he said‘It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father'! While street smart persons like my grand mother could explain away inflation in a lingo that could be understood even by a school girl like me, the professional economists would indulge in confounding pedagogy to take even simple things away from the pale of understanding. For instance, if you ask an inebriated economist why he goes on imbibing the stuff when it is only making it difficult for him, he would say that he is researching into the law of diminishing marginal utility! All their talk about the rate of inflation coming down impressively makes no sense to us as we go on paying more and more for less and less! The other day, we went to see an old friend of ours. He was telling me how the cost of catching a rat with a trap has gone up from 10 paise a decade back to Rs10 now. When I looked askance at him, he attributed the increase to the rise in the price of a masal vada from 10 paise a decade back to Rs 10 now. The rats simply will not touch anything other than this vada. If you keep the masal vada as bait, you can hear the thud of the trap shutting close within 30 minutes with a huge rat sitting inside and nibbling blissfully away at the vada. I prefer learning all about inflation in this way rather than from the scholarly articles of eminent economists. They make it appear as though it is our fault! Asked why the cartwala is charging such a huge price for the dead looking tomatoes, he says because of humrika(America for us): Seems that this inflation and recession are the favourite words these days. Almost all are talking about it. Everyone wears a grumpy look. A doctor I know for eg, wears this contemporary look though I see the number of patients are quite a lot. My neighbour who never dares to switch her TV channel other than sun tv or any Tamil channel now talks about "Infaaaltion" and "reeecession" in America . Inflation and recession are the flavour of the season. Everybody, from the autowala, the vegetable vendor, the maid, the muncipality people who come to ask for "something" want more because of I & R. A few years back, our FM was saying, our economy is strong, and backed it with few figures..the next day also sensex fell, and he came back saying our economy is strong, please don't look at the sensex it is an index... I always joke, a sneeze in US vibrates and is felt in the BSE Sensex..... During my college days, my Chemistry Professor used to say, "Chemistry is in everything and everything is in chemistry" Now we can say "Inflation is in everything and everything is inflation". The other day, my neighbour's son skipped school because his cycle tyre burst due to over-inflation! Listen to these remarks from an Economist " I am one of those all obfuscating, arrogant economists who practise the dismal science. Economics, the science that specializes in making easy things difficult. Indeed, no one will respect you as an economist if you made things transparent, or even expressed any interest in that direction." What is Real Economics? Statistics of inflation can never be reflective of ground realities. While the Government may rejoice about how they have reined in the galloping inflation, the common man will continue to cough up more and more for essential commodities. This happens because the consumer price index which the Government assumes as the base is mostly notional and no commodity will ever be available at that price. Secondly the things that you buy at your door steps like vegetables etc will be marked up at least 50% over the wholesale price. So the price that we pay has no relevance to the one assumed for calculation of inflation. I can understand economics only in the way my grandmother or my grandfather explains...... I can never understand the economics that economists speak or papers write. I skip the business page in Hindu. For many, America is the world. Their thoughts, discussions, even the shirt or T shirt, they wear has something to do with America. Earlier, we used to say if U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world will catch cold. It is no longer true. In a few years from now, everything that China does, will profoundly impact the entire world. Many times, we hear people saying that the inflation has come down but the prices are not going down. This is basic error in understanding of the economics. The inflation is a measurement when compared to something. When the inflation rate goes down, it only indicates the prices have not gone up in the same proportion as before and when the inflation rate goes higher, it means the prices are increasing in a higher proportion than before. Definitely, inflation rate going down does not mean reduction in prices. Honestly economists give me a feeling of vertigo every time. Of course they are paid to do so. Whenever I see an economist coming my way, I duck into the by lanes and escape quietly. And if it is a prominent one, I run for my life! Occasionally there may come a reasonably eloquent economist who may explain inflation in such a simple language as 'Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair' Vathsala Jayaraman F Leisure Anasthaetists : Unsung heroes* [4/8, 7:58 PM] Surendran: GODS IN THE OPERATION THEATRE by Dr Pingali Gopi Pediatric Surgeon. ‘Can I see one surgery?' my engineer brother queried when he once came visiting me. He had never been inside an operation theatre. Spending time in any profession except our own is always fascinating but nothing beats the experience of an actual surgery for a layperson. I rubbed my hands in glee. I looked forward to impress him so thoroughly that he comes out with a deep sense of respect and awe towards surgeons in general and myself in particular. He should feel guilty of all the bullying he gave his future illustrious younger brother in the growing years. Anyway, I took him to see an operation for an appendix removal on a ten-year-old child. The surgery went off well, and I was casual during the time making jokes, singing songs, and whistling tunes to impress even more. My efforts could not have been more complete as I showed him the intricacies of the operating room, the discipline we needed to follow, and the different equipment which made surgeries possible. He observed everything carefully and silently from a healthy distance. We came out of the theatre after the surgery and he had a suitably dazed expression on his face. As we were changing our clothes, I asked him, ‘So how was the experience?’ He answered, ‘Brilliant. It was indeed the most fantastic experience of my life. We do all this heavy engineering stuff but that amounts to nothing in comparison.’ I glowed deep inside. ‘So, what did you like about the operation,’ I asked him expecting some great compliments. He looked at me and said, ‘Anaesthesia is so fantastic. The anaesthetist was so absolutely brilliant and impressive.’ ‘What do you mean by that? Nothing about the surgery?’ I was now all the more depressed because in the entire operation and my theatrics, the anaesthesiologist had not spoken a single word. My brother replied, ‘Surgery was all right. But the experience of anaesthesia was so mind numbing. The screaming child came and the doctor gave some injections putting him to sleep immediately. The child did not move one single bit during your entire surgery and just as when you were putting the last stitch, the child started moving, the tracheal tube came out, and the patient became vigorous like before all within a few minutes. It was the biggest miracle I saw. This has to be the pinnacle of all medical achievements. In fact, I was watching him only with deep fascination.’ I looked at him dumbly. An understatement if I said I was crestfallen. My entire show flopped and the silent anaesthesiologist took away all the credit. But then came the epiphanous moment. My brother was saying the absolute truth. The anaesthesiologist does the job silently making possible for any operation in the world from an abscess drainage to a heart transplant. Most patients do not even bother to know the name of the anaesthesiologist as the surgeon walks away with all the glory. The stress which the former takes is beyond the imagination of most laypersons. There are a hundred things which can go wrong in the operation theatre. However, when a patient enters the theatre, he is not placing himself or herself in the hands of the surgeon but the anaesthesiologist. No doubt it is a team effort but the credits are disproportionate. Events happen within seconds; a patient suddenly collapses, and then the anaesthesiologist is the only God. Sometimes, the surgeons have an exaggerated sense of importance which most other medical specialists are equally guilty of. I may be wrong but my perception has been that the anaesthetists are the sweetest and the humblest of the lot. There might one odd tough one determined to give you a hard time and who deserves strangulation with bare hands. Miniscule compared to the majority of bloated surgical specialists who deserve roasting in hot oil till eternity. Surgical specialities generally classify into three categories: dumb, dumber, and dumbest earning high, higher, and the highest respectively. Orthopaedics and neurosurgeons fall prominently in the last category. On the other end of the number line are the smartest and the cleverest Paediatric surgeons who make the least money. For most of these surgical specialists, ventilatory care and intensive support means mainly a box connected to the patient and some deep magic going on. They watch in amazement as many of the critical patients who have no business to be alive come back from the doors of heaven or hell. Anaesthesiologists mainly do this job across the world. It is one of the greatest ironies of surgical practice that the person deserving an equal, if not more, credit for the success of the surgery remains unknown to most patients. All professions are great; all medical specialties are important; each has a role to play in the cosmic scheme of things. However, if there is a single profession with the narrowest margin of safety and maximum responsibility towards its subject, it has to be anaesthesia. No other profession or specialty, to my limited knowledge, comes even close. I am a surgeon and I have been a surgical patient too; hence I am qualified to speak on behalf of all the surgeons and the patients. So, a huge thank you to the wonderful anaesthesiologists all over the world for making the world a safer place to be in. God bless the wonderful breed forever. [4/8, 8:01 PM] Surendran: Anaesthetists.... the unsung heroes 🙏 *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady (Perhaps, the experience of bystanders when someone near and dear is taken inside the Operation Theatre also may be worth sharing. Besides my own experience as a patient, I used to be with some of my friends in hospitals when they themselves or their near ones were inside OT. I've always felt that those who visit patients or spend time with bystanders should be given some basic lessons in communication while inside the four walls of hospitals. The longest time I spent outside OT was in Bombay Hospital long ago with a friend where his spouse's surgery lasted 13 plus hours. When another friend was to undergo cateract surgery in a small eye clinic in Mumbai (1990's) doctor wanted one of us inside the Operation Theatre. As no one else was feeling comfortable to go, I gave company to the doctor and the lone helper who was with him. More later 🙏-Warrier) G Quotes on journalism https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/journalism-quotes Like : In every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it. Hillary Clinton H Shankar's Weekly https://theprint.in/theprint-profile/shankar-the-political-cartoonist-to-whom-nehru-said-dont-spare-me/340396/ Excerpts : Shankar's Weekly After his stint with Hindustan Times, Shankar set up his own magazine, Shankar’s Weekly in 1948, modelled on the popular British satirical magazine Punch. The weekly became the launch pad for many subsequent renowned cartoonists like R.K. Laxman, Narendra, Kevy, Bireshwar and many others. The magazine was launched by Nehru. Shankar described his weekly as “fundamentally anti-establishment, while never toeing any particular line in politics or in anything else.” H Sunday Collage : V T Panchapagesan (Continued) This combination of Sun and Moon is the pattern of our living Giving us Good Health duly controlling Senses towards Self realization. Ram is an ideal of perfection displayed in ALL aspects of life In a single individual. His various roles in his life time were A perfect son, an ideal king, A true husband, a real friend, a devoted brother, a noble enemy etc.. From that Atman Space came into being, from Space came Wind, From wind Fire, from Fire Water, from water Earth, from Earth Plants, And from plants Food, from Food Man came into being.. The first 6 incarnation represent physical evolution of The human form. 7th incarnation deals with social and cultural evolution of MAN.. RAMA was the quint essential evolved human being who has completely Overcome animal like passions. He overcame KAMA, KRODHA, LOBHA, MOHA, MADA, MATSARYA , BHAYA.. Seven in all. As long as man is in the midst of sense objects it is extremely difficult To exercise his control and overcome temptations. The way to deal with them successfully is to stay away from them Initially until he gains sufficient control over them.. Once man gains self-control he can afford to mix freely with the sense objects. RaMa Navami is symbolic to Nine qualities which RaMa practiced in life . They are : 1. Filled his house with fragrance of Love putting flowers upon the feet of elders. 2. Removed the darkness of sin from his hearts to light candles before his elders. 3. Learnt to bow in humility before his fellowmen to bow down their heads in Prayer. 4. Bent down to lift someone who was downtrodden to pray on bended knees. 5.Forgave from his heart all those who had sinned for their sins. 6. Developed quality of mind and organized living. 7. Developed empowering the conscience to do right things.. 8.Developed self control to carry out the unfinished task. 9.Developed Divine intervention when needed in trouble. Thus He created HARMONY THROUGH Guhan, Sukreevan, Vibheesan, Sita, Lakshman; Bharata Satrugna; Hanuman With Himself as Ram dissolving Hate and with Divine Grace..from Vishnu He is a role model in human form seeking his blessings on his birthday For the entire humanity removing selfishness prevailing..within us. Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram The dwelling place of Sri Ram is in our Hearts. Let us wide open receiving Him with full honors. Let us follow His path to perfection..in Life. Vaidya Nathan means Health is Wealth.. RaMa Nathan means Overcome Feelings and Emotions through Mind. ATMA Nathan means Senses control through Buddhi Jagan Nathan means Towards SELF REALIZATION V T Panchapagesan

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