Warrier's Collage May 17, 2022 : Wildlife

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday May 17, 2022 1) Wild Life Sanctuaries https://youtu.be/RenlL4zrF2U 2) Aranya Kanda : Ramayana https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/aranya-kanda-pictures-from-valmiki-ramayana 3) Kaikottikkali (Malayalam) https://youtu.be/luWnkcZQe4U (Link Courtesy : K N Rajan Kochi) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) T N C Rangarajan Shared a link relating to Self-publishing : https://youtu.be/_2IyiOzchIg (My books were published by KDP and Notion Press.-Warrier) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07D9SKZXV/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_1B0XG3P8H4GNHAV847Y2 https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier 2) Dr Prabha Ramadurai Shared a Video : "I never knew" https://photos.app.goo.gl/aaHcYFyttQEDGHYj7 3) Media Response Dr T V Gopalakrishnan and S K Gupta respond in The Hindu Business Line : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article65419990.ece 4) M G Warrier Rekindling old memories : Yesterday (May 16, 2022) morning, Vengakkad Krishnan Nambudiri telephoned from Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram. I have visited his house many times and enjoyed the hospitality. We met last during 2019. On May 16, 1966 we attended Ravivarman Nambiar's wedding at Guruvayoor and enjoyed a sumptuous Sadya at Bharat Tourist Home Thrissur. Those days, Krishnan, Nambiar and me were working in AG's Office and staying in the same lodge behind Sreekumar Theatre, Thampanoor. For attending the wedding, Krishnan and I travelled together from Thiruvananthapuram to Guruvayoor and back. During onward journey we stayed for a day in his Illam near Piravam. His mother was very kind and affectionate. After talking to Nambudiri yesterday, I remembered all these and more. As he and Nambiar read Collage, thought of sharing the memories here. For others, this could become an inspiration to talk to some old friends. In 1966, he was 30 and me 22. No prize for guessing our present age. 5) Vathsala Jayaraman Owner or Tenant I have been reading the mails of Shri Nallasivan about having own residence and living in rented accommodations. I have also read the comments of Shri Warrier thereabout. (Continued at H) B Current Affairs Collage Update https://www.bankbazaar.com/finance-tools/emi-calculator/monetary-policy.html The Reserve Bank of India had reduced the repo rate and reverse repo rate to 4.40% and 4.00% on 27 March. However, with coronavirus pandemic hurting the economy, the central bank has reduced the reverse repo rate by another 25 basis points on 17 April. Following the reduction, the reverse repo rate stands at 3.75%. On 27 March, the central bank had reduced the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the bank rate to 4.65% respectively. C Collage in Classroom Role of forests in Indian Epics https://www.jatland.com/home/Flora_of_the_Indian_epics Flora of the Indian epic period can be a tool to study the antiquity of Indian epics as these do not record time scales of the incident mentioned in these. The flora of an area or of time period, refers to all plant life occurring in an area or time period, especially the naturally occurring or indigenous plant life. D V Babusenan's Column Nothing (is) Serious : Zero's Hero from India! If what follows is a repeat (it is most likely to be so), kindly bear with me. While in London, long before he became famous, the great R K Laxman suddenly wished to interview Bertrand Russell. He knew that it was not an easy matter though Russell was in London at that time. He must contact the celebrity's private secretary first to get an appointment. With some hesitation, Laxman dialled the number. On getting the connection he asked : "Is it Lord Russell's residence? " "Yes" the other end answered. "May I speak to the Lord's private secretary? " "You are speaking to the 'Lord' himself." "Sir, I am R K Laxman, a young journalist from India. I wish to have an interview with your Lordship. If it is not inconvenient, your Lordship may kindly indicate the date and time. " " No formalities, young man." The kindly voice said from the other end. "Come straight away if it suits you. Wherefrom you are calling? Do you know where my residence is?" On getting Laxman's reply, Russell told him in detail how to reach his residence, including the bus numbers. There was no trace of formality. Russell put him at ease and it was more a friendly talk than a formal interview. Laxman recalled the contrast with the other interviews, especially the one he had with T S Eliot who was most of the time half asleep. During the talk Russell expressed his affection and admiration for Nehru and said that Nehru was mainly responsible for independent India taking the right path, that is, the path of democracy. When the discussion was over, Russell accompanied Laxman to the gate. On the way he said : "You Indians have discovered nothing." Laxman was taken aback. He started mumbling : "Sir, we had great men of medicine and surgery like Charaka and Sushrutha and great astronomers like Vararuchi, Aryabhatta and Varaahamihira. We had... " Russell, with a loud laugh, interrupted him and said : "Yes, you had great mathematicians too. It is they who had discovered 'nothing,' the concept of zero." Bonus : Harivarasanam : Dance by Asha Sharat & Team https://youtu.be/_2IyiOzchIg E Buddha Purnima 2022 Observed on May 16, 2022 https://m.timesofindia.com/religion/festivals/budh-purnima-2022-know-date-day-time-and-significance/amp_articleshow/91532618.cms Every year Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Baisakh month (April/May). This year, Buddha Purnima was celebrated on May 16, 2022. On Buddha Purnima, people across the globe offer prayers to Lord Buddha and seek knowledge and wisdom. Some people visit Buddhist temples and donate alms to the needy and poor people. Devotees also meditate, observe fast and read Holy Scripture of Buddhist religion on this day F Leisure Poem* by F R Misquith IT is said that 'all work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy', This saying is not a ploy, But one we should keep in mind and employ, Then, later on in life, he will be abled himself to deploy. Let him play with more than just one toy, After all, a boy, is boy, is a boy! He's one whom we should not in any way annoy, And our good relationship with him destroy. *Received from F R Misquith via Group mail G Quotes on Wild Life https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/wildlife.html Like : We don't own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. Steve Irwin Stephen Robert Irwin, nicknamed 'The Crocodile Hunter', was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist, television personality, wildlife expert and environmentalist. Irwin grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles and was educated on them by his father Bob. H Continued from AT Some are very pleased to live as a tenant for ever. Those who lived in rented houses for a considerable time and built their own house or purchased one, know the pleasure of living as a tenant. There was no botheration of taxes, repairs, and municipal laws. Not that there were no problems with the landlords but by and large it was a pleasure because we were free to change the landlord meaning thereby move to another house depending on our pockets and facilities provided by the landlord. It also gave us the freedom of accepting transfers with or without promotions and moving to another city. Owning a house restricted that choice. Tenant is the very word that brings allergy to some yet the word brings lot of joy to few others. There are a few who lost the house to rent control act where the court order fixed the monthly rent to be charged. Many banks after quartering their employees, flatly refused to vacate and went to court and brought tears to the landlords. Human beings long for what is not possessed by them. When we lived in different rented houses from 1963 to 69. We longed to build our house. With all the difficulties such as housing loan, property tax etc etc, we enjoyed living in our own small house. That sense of possession, we can't get anywhere. Some had shifted residence almost every school year but always in the vicinity of school or college. As a sequel, over the years, children had a very large circle of friends. Some turned celebrities in later years fondly remembered for ever. A sastriji helped my mom from effects of scorpion poison. He showed a bottle of oil in which dead black & brown Scorpions soaked for eternity. That oil applied over my mother's hand. Ask the people who live in rented house. They have a huge list of grievances. In those days, tenancy agreements were just oral. There have been occasions when the tenant was asked to vacate within 10 or 15 days. They had to find out some accommodation by hook or crook. There have been heartless house owners who stopped current supply or water supply or had some unauthenticated metre readings for which the tenants had to pay the charges. Sometimes wordy fights turned into serious quarrels and tenants had to face police charges. Everywhere there are problems. Some are lucky to have good house owners and comfortable stay. For some it is a terrific experience. Some people have a tendency to always invest in lands and properties. They simply boast of their wise investments and trends of appreciation. See the Real Estate boom and TV advts. Some people always act smart and safe. Whether own or rented, peace of mind and moderate comforts are essential. It is the same way, when you are a tenant of an ideology built by someone else, you enjoy it. It is sort of a rented ideology. You have taken it on rent, pay the rent in the form of raising slogans and flags of that ideology as desired, and move on. You have the choice of shifting to another ideology depending upon the concessions and promises given. This ideology may be cultural, social, or political. You have no contribution to the formation of this opinion. You have no botheration of maintaining and strengthening this ideology. You trust the opinion maker and follow it to the brink. Vast masses of people fall in this category. In hindsight, I think the soul in our body is also a tenant. It lives in our body but has no responsibility for repairing or maintaining it. That responsibility is of the owner of the body. As a tenant, the soul pays rent regularly in the form of guiding us from time to time. When the owner of the body fails to preserve its strength, the soul leaves and enters another body as a tenant. As long as it is in a body, it pays the rent and enjoys the pleasures of tenant life. Vathsala Jayaraman

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