Warrier's Collage May 2, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On MONDAY May 2, 2022 Lost in a lush green tea estate https://youtu.be/BZpqAPDO-QQ (If you want to get lost...) Tea Factory & Museum Ooty https://youtu.be/xW3MEzUsh8Q Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Tomorrow in Collage : Colours : Violet A Messages/Responses Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Is being smart impediment to literary journey? On reading Shri Gopalakrishnan's take on Kalidasa I am reminded of Sri Harsha, the great poet. Shri Hiran was the father of Sri Harsha. Once he was defeated by a videshee poet. Unable to tolerate the insult, he wanted to end his life. But he wanted to give 'Chintamani' mantropadesha to his son Shri Harsha. As Harsha was very young he wanted to give upadesa to his wife Mamalla Devi. He told his wife : 1 Sri Harsha should utter this mantra for 12 years, then Goddess Saraswathi would appear before him. 2 Alternatively, the boy should sit on a corpse for just 12 minutes and utter this mantra without any fear or aversion. Then also he would have a vision of the Goddess. The mother taught the mantra to the child. She didn't want her son to wait for 12 years. She laid herself on the floor. She kept her son on her chest. She advised him to continue to recite the mantra. The son started reciting the mantra. The mother put off the light and cut her head with the sharp sword that she had kept ready. At midnight Harsha recited the mantra continuously without fear or hatred. Within a few minutes Goddess Saraswathi appeared and shared so much of knowledge with Harsha. The mother also was brought back to life with the grace of Goddess. Shri Harsha became a great poet and was considered even superior to Kalidasa in certain aspects. Kalidasa's works were simple and those of Harsha were full of rich vedantha. It was very difficult to understand and appreciate Harsha's works. As a result the 'Naishadam' written by Shri Harsha never went to the common reach. It is said that Shri Harsha wanted to limit his intelligence and smartness. He consulted many scholars. As per their advice, he got married, stayed in father-in-law's house. Ate curd rice, slept well under shady trees. As a result he became some what dull-headed. Once again he wrote Naishada Purana which received appreciation from common man. Is smartness an impediment to literary growth? Vathsala Jayaraman Bonus : May in English : Vathsala Jayaraman 1 Used to indicate possibility or probability you may be right things you may need 2 Sometimes used interchangeably with can one of those slipups that may happen from time to time 3 Have permission to you may go now 4 Be free to do : Rug on which children may sprawl 5 Or contingency She'll do her duty come what may 6 Or concession He may be slow but he is thorough 7 Or choice The angler may catch them with a dip net, or he may cast a large, bare treble hook 8 Used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction May the best man win. May God bless you. 9 SHALL, MUST —used in law where the sense, purpose, or policy requires this interpretation May as Noun 1 MAIDEN 2 the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar 3 the early vigorous blooming part of human life : 4 the festivities of May Day 5 Green or flowering branches used for May Day decorations Certain common expressions be that as it may come what may devil-may-care if I may/might say so if I may say so let the chips fall where they may may I just say might/may as well whatever the case (may be) May” suggests a high degree degree of possibility. “Might” suggests a lower probability. “Might” implies there is a decent chance an action will not take place. “Might” is appropriate for past tense. Although “might” is not the past tense of “may,” it is still the best word to describe something that happened in the past. “May” is better for the present tense. If there is a chance of something happening in the immediate term, “may” tends to be the better word choice. “May” can express permission. When making polite requests or granting permission, use the word “may.” “Might” will help clarify that permission is not a factor. Use “might” instead of “may” when you want to make clear that expressing permission is not the goal of your sentence. Vathsala Jayaraman B Current Affairs 1) RBI Report on Currency & Finance https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=53628 Highlights The blueprint of reforms proposed in the Report revolves around seven wheels of economic progress viz., aggregate demand; aggregate supply; institutions, intermediaries and markets; macroeconomic stability and policy coordination; productivity and technological progress; structural change; and sustainability. A feasible range for medium-term steady state GDP growth in India works out to 6.5 – 8.5 per cent, consistent with the blueprint of reforms. Timely rebalancing of monetary and fiscal policies will likely be the first step in this journey. Price stability is a necessary precondition for strong and sustainable growth. Reducing general government debt to below 66 per cent of GDP over the next five years is important to secure India’s medium-term growth prospects. Suggested structural reforms include enhancing access to litigation free low-cost land; raising the quality of labour through public expenditure on education and health and the Skill India Mission; scaling up R&D activities with an emphasis on innovation and technology; creating an enabling environment for start-ups and unicorns; rationalisation of subsidies that promote inefficiencies; and encouraging urban agglomerations by improving the housing and physical infrastructure. Industrial revolution 4.0 and committed transition to a net-zero emission target warrant a policy ecosystem that facilitates provision of adequate access to risk capital and a globally competitive environment for doing business. India’s ongoing and future free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations may focus on transfer of technology and better trade terms for high quality imports from partner countries to improve the outlook for exports and domestic manufacturing. Source : RBI 2) Gold Management 1) Gold Bank, revisit the idea https://www.moneylife.in/article/how-about-revisiting-the-idea-of-gold-bank/40498.html Excerpts : A change in approach to gold management can rewrite the India Growth Story to the country’s advantage A brief media report posted by AFP in Monday’s newspaper gives some interesting features of the Turkish initiatives in gold management. It attracted my attention because a few years back, I broached the idea of gold deposits accounts in banks, an apex institution to manage export and import of gold and related issues. At that time, a top executive in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) queried, “Do we have a business model?” and I glossed over my ignorance by talking more about the possible activities that could be assigned to the apex gold institution. Though Turkey’s development indicators are much higher in comparison to India (per capita income $14,812 compared to India’s $3,843, Human Development Index Rank: Turkey 90, India 134, Literacy: 94% against India’s 74%, People below poverty line: Only 17% against India’s 30% and so on), there are some common grounds for considering Turkey’s gold management initiative in the Indian context. 3) Forbes article https://www.forbesindia.com/article/special/government-launches-gold-schemes-to-reduce-import-bill-will-it-work/41493/1 4) Media Response May 1, 2022 Gold management day This refers to the report "Will this year's Akshaya Tritiya lend sparkle to gold sales?"(May 1). Moving a step further, let's ask ourselves, "Can we make this Akshaya Tritiya the beginning of an era in which gold will become a productive ingredient in our financial planning, by observing it as Domestic Gold Management Day?" The ritual of buying gold and gold jewellery within and beyond individual capacity every year has resulted in accumulation of the yellow metal in different forms in every household. The incentive beyond the fancy for ornaments has been the comfort of holding an asset accessible for monetization in an emergency. At least the families which have adequate stock of ornaments should see further purchase of gold as an investment proposition and turn to gold-based financial instruments which will ensure the positives of assets appreciation if prices go up and some return by way of interest. Institutions have already started initiating action in this direction. Let us make a beginning in gold management at home. M G Warrier Mumbai C Akshay Tritiya 2022 on May 3, 2022 https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/festivals/akshaya-tritiya-2022-puja-rituals-shubh-muhurat-auspicious-time-to-buy-gold-101651327406752.html Akshaya Tritiya 2022 : Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu and Jain spring festival, is considered one of the most auspicious days of the year to make fresh beginnings. The day falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha according to drikpanchang.com. This year Akshaya Tritiya will be celebrated on May 3.The word Akshaya means 'never diminishing' which means the benefits of good deeds or auspicious things done on this day like yajna, japa, dan and punya would never diminish. The day is also considered auspicious for marriages, new investments or ventures as the things started on this day are believed to bring a lot of success D Collage Story Time with S R Badrinarayanan A nice story of Adi Shankaracharya teaching his students how to empty and free their mind: "Adi Sankara was walking through the market place with his disciples. They saw a man dragging a cow by a rope. Sankara told the man to wait and asked his disciples to surround them. “I am going to teach you something”and continued... “Tell me who is bound to whom? Is the cow bound to this man or the man is bound to the cow?" The disciples said without hesitation “Of course the cow is bound to the man!. The man is the master. He is holding the rope. The cow has to follow him wherever he goes. The man is the master and the cow is the slave.” “Now watch this”, said Sankara and cut the rope. The cow ran away from the master and the man ran after his cow. “Look, what is happening", said Sankara “Do you see who the Master is? The cow is not at all interested in this man. The cow in fact, is trying to escape from this man. This is the case with our MIND. Like the cow, all the non-sense that we carry inside is not interested in us. WE ARE INTERESTED IN IT, we are keeping it together somehow or the other. We are going crazy trying to keep it all together under our control. The moment we lose interest in all the garbage filled in our head, and the moment we understand the futility of it, it will start to disappear. Like the cow, it will escape and disappear.” We can allow disappearing of all the unwanted things from our mind and feel relaxed... 🙏 E VIBGYOR Interpretation! “And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth'” ― Genesis 9:12-13 Just the thought of a ‘rainbow’ gets a smile on our face. It brings divinity, creativity, positivity all around. But there’s more to it than those glittery colors. Rainbow holds a lot of importance spiritually and religiously. Besides that, it also holds prominent references in art and literature. Paintings infusing rainbows convey peace and creativity. Needless to say, there are seven colors in rainbow, and each color has its own significance. V – Highest color of spirituality I – Infinity B – Divinity, peace, understanding G – Growth, fertility, balance, wealth Y – Wisdom, clarity in thought process O – Creativity and playfulness R – Energy, enthusiasm F Jokes https://www.jokesforkids.lol/entertainment/art/color Like : What is the color of the wind? Answer: Blew Color, Nature What kind of ant can you colour with? Answer: A crayant! G Quotes on Colours VIBGYOR https://quotabulary.com/beautiful-quotes-about-rainbow Like : Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. ― Maya Angelou And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ― Gilbert K. Chesterton Gilbert Keith Chesterton KC*SG was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox".