Warrier's Collage May 12, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday May 12, 2022 Music of the mountains https://youtu.be/ITCk6gbCuZk (Link Courtesy : E Madhavan Thrissur) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) V T Panchapagesan Caste system has become a menace today with different sub-castes with selfish ideology in thinking towards mundane living……. We are all humans born in this mundane world learning to be HUMANE…. IF NOT, OUR LIVING WITH NOBLE IDEALS WITH OUR FOREFATHERS HAD SHOWN WOULD BECOME FUTILE. In short, caste system has to be reoriented with : All are WORKERS only as work IN ANY FORM is worship. Product of work needs to be distributed to the needy and they are all called DISTRIBUTORS… LEADERS WITH POSITIVITY IN ACTION NEED TO GUIDE US. They are all leaders. Finally, wise counseling is necessary when we are facing problems. THEY ARE ADVISORS WITH SIMPLE LIVING WITH HIGH THINKING. THIS IS WHAT THE CREATOR VISUALIZED WHEN HE CREATED CREATION WITH GOOD INTENTION….. Where are we now, how we are and how we interact with others...is not HIS PROBLEM… V T Panchapagesan 2) India and the world in 2025* https://youtu.be/ELTJYcHKRJk *Link Courtesy : V T Panchapagesan B Media Response May 11, 2022 Decision on minimum wage This refers to the report "Minimum wage panel report in Sept" (The Hindu Business Line, May 11). In the absence of a realistic and transparent national Costs, Prices, Income and Wages Policy at the macro level in India, periodic revisions of prices and wages under various statutory requirements become a routine without making much impact on the ground realities. A traditional ILO definition of minimum wage reads :“the minimum amount of remuneration that an employer is required to pay wage earners for the work performed during a given period, which cannot be reduced by collective agreement or an individual contract” Obviously, uniform minimum wage across geographies and industries is not practical. In addition to the family size, lifestyle and nutrition needs considerations, it's essential to factor in the post-job (after a certain age workers in any sector become unemployable, but their livelihood needs continue) costs of survival. In fixing minimum wage, governments' social responsibility is much higher than that in the case of wage issues in the organised sectors. This is because the workers in unorganised sector do not have recognised trade unions or individual bargaining power. M G Warrier Mumbai C Grihasthashrama https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/grihasthashram-is-the-greatest-of-all-the-four-ashrams Even the greatest of the Rishis, saints and Munis came from the greatest and the biggest ashram called as GRIHASTHASHRAM. In this ASHRAM GOD tests us. As there is no other ASHRAM to test your potential for MOKSHA*. *Moksha : https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/what-is-moksha-251607 There is a misconception that Moksha is found only after death. But this is not true. It can be achieved while being alive. It is the state where mind loses its identity and only awareness exists. This awareness is also called Bliss, Nature, God. (Not very clear, but worth pondering over 🙏-Warrier) D Collage in Classroom Saundarya Lahari : Article 1 https://atmanandanatha.com/2021/03/05/soundarya-lahari-series-1-by-hema/ Excerpts : Soundarya Lahari has two parts Ananda Lahari and Soundarya Lahari. The highest essence of Soundarya Lahari is bliss and beauty. Even the content of all the 103 sloka’s is not easily understandable. The intent of each mantra has to be understood in multidimensional or in different angles discussion. Even after looking at different angles, the meaning is elusive. The poetic stanza in Soundarya Lahari is skillful but deeply subtle. The parents of bramhanda are shiva and Shakti. E V Babusenan's Column : Fermat's Last Theorem* Fermat's Enigma She was thrilled when the mathematics prodigy agreed to marry her, but ,unfortunately ,the ecstasy did not last long. She found, after marriage, that most of his leisure hours were spent on an attempt to crack the three -century old Fermat's enigma in mathematics. As a result of this, she got scant attention. She was prepared to concede it as the fate of any genius's wife. How much Mrs C. V. Raman and Mrs. Chandrasekhar would have suffered! But what hurt her really was that her husband used all her scented love letters to him as worksheets. Not only that he used the back page of these letters but the front page too, where she had poured her heart, to do the exercise. She found to her dismay that she had ceased loving him and tried to bury her agony in the lessons of Carnatic music. The problem did not stop there. The love shifted from husband to music teacher. The prodigy found out this, but it did not upset him at all. He took it as a means for good riddance so that he could pay better attention to Fermat's Last Theorem. He coolly managed a divorce and took initiative for her marriage with the music teacher. Her new life, though begun with a happy 'hamsadhwani' ended in a sad 'mukhari'. He continued his research uninterrupted emotionally, as he wished, but Dame Fortune smiled at another person, an Englishman . Pierre de Fermat was a French mathematician of the 17th century who did sterling work in calculus. He propounded an enigma in arithmetic in the form of an equation known as the Fermat's Last Theorem. Several mathematicians all over the world had tried hard to solve it since then, but none succeeded. A satisfactory solution is said to have been found by one Andrew Wiles, an Oxford professor, in1995. One Simon Singh, a reputed science journalist, wrote a book on the subject, which became an international best seller. A former RBI Governor, who is free from the onerous task of managing the monetary policy and the conscience-wracking responsibility of handling the pension related problems, among other things, has read this book at least thrice. (* In number theory, Fermat's Last Theorem (sometimes called Fermat's conjecture, especially in older texts) states that no three positive integers a, b, and c satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than 2. The cases n = 1 and n = 2 have been known since antiquity to have infinitely many solutions. (Source : Wikepedia). As regards the observation about a former RBI Governor reading this book thrice, I remembered a review of the book I read 9 years ago which dissuaded me from buying the book. Link copied below. Incidentally, unless one has some familiarity with the subject, developing interest in Science and Maths in old age can be an uphill task. Dr Subbarao's IIT background must be making him pursue developments in Science and Mathematics vigorously, which would have diverted his attention from mundane subjects like inflation and it's impact on RBI pensioners, which he would have delegated downwards, while in service. Post-retirement, like any other pensioner, he's also worried about interest rates. He wrote a book "Who Moved My Interest Rates?"* : https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/02/fermats-last-theorem-simon-singh-review Reading again and again the same book is good timepass after a certain age. I read spiritual books more than once🙏-Warrier) *At Amazon.in I said about the book : "An interesting account of Dr Subbarao's Mint Road days. May be, will serve as a survival reference book for future RBI governors" F Leisure Love English*, with all its absurdities Here is a lovely poem that quite amusingly details the confusion of even the experienced English speaker in trying to make sense of all the rules and exceptions that govern spelling and pronunciation. I hope you enjoy it! The English Lesson attributed to Richard Krogh We'll begin with box, and the plural is boxes; But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes. Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice, But the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, When couldn't the plural of pan be called pen? The cow in the plural may be cows or kine, But the plural of vow is vows, not vine. And I speak of a foot, and you show me your feet, But I give a boot - would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth? If the singular is this and plural is these, Why shouldn't the plural of kiss be nicknamed kese? Then one may be that, and three may be those, Yet the plural of hat would never be hose; We speak of a brother, and also of brethren, But though we say mother, we never say methren. The masculine pronouns are he, his and him, But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim! So our English, I think you will all agree, Is the trickiest language you ever did see. I take it you already know Of tough and bough and cough and dough? Others may stumble, but not you On hiccough, thorough, slough, and through? Well done! And now you wish, perhaps To learn of less familiar traps? Beware of heard, a dreadful word That looks like beard and sounds like bird. And dead; it's said like bed, not bead; For goodness sake, don't call it deed! Watch out for meat and great and threat, (they rhyme with suite and straight and debt) A moth is not a moth in mother. Nor both in bother, broth in brother. And here is not a match for there. And dear and fear for bear and pear. And then there's dose and rose and lose -- Just look them up -- and goose and choose. And cork and work and card and ward, And font and front and word and sword. And do and go, then thwart and cart. Come, come, I've hardly made a start. A dreadful language? Why, man alive, I'd learned to talk it when I was five, And yet to write it, the more I tried, I hadn't learned it at seventy-five! *Forward received from Vathsala Jayaraman Dedicated to 'Spelling' and Pronunciation experts (The change of names of several places in India can be attributed to the lazy and arrogant British who realigned spellings after attempting to repeat the words mentioned by the local people. 🙏-Warrier) G Subhashithani : Words of Wisdom https://www.sanskritum.com/2016/08/subhashita-inspirational-sanskrit-quotes.html?m=1 Excerpts : If a fire, a loan, or an enemy continues to exist even to a small extent, it will grow again and again; so do not let any one of it continue to exist even to a small extent.