Warrier's Collage May 24, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday May 24, 2022 Career Opportunities in Law https://youtu.be/zx0ckXc5c5U Biggest flowers in the world https://youtu.be/D9635AJSvZk Good Morning 🙏 Next regular issue of Collage will be on June 1, 2022. Responses and Sunday Collage will be shared during May 25-31 by email. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses V Babusenan I am happy to find that some of our esteemed readers have liked my millipede story. The responses from a couple of them are more interesting than my story. One reads like an Agatha Christie thriller wherein the villain is a lizard. Here is another small story where the lizard is a saviour (It is a story already known to many) Near a small river lived a small family comprising father, mother, a son and a daughter. There was a non-paying guest too who was a lizard. She was a close friend of the boy and the girl. She used to cheer them up, whenever the mother scolded them, with her 'glecko' and 'tokay' sounds. On the girl's birthday, mother made payasam(rice pudding). Leaving the hot payasam on the stove, the whole family went to the river to take bath. A cobra crept into the kitchen and then into the open vessel in which the payasam was cooling. It died because of the heat and its curled-up body sank to the bottom of the vessel. The lizard was watching this from the roof. She did not know what to do. She had no way to warn the family whom she loved that a poisonous snake lay at the bottom of the vessel. She waited until the family came back. When the mother approached the stove, she dropped herself into the payasam. The whole family was disappointed, the children especially. Cursing the lizard, they threw it out. Then they took the vessel out and threw the content into the drain. They were aghast to find the dead snake at the bottom. Then the truth dawned on them! B India : Five surprising trends* https://www.firstpost.com/opinion/new-indias-five-big-surprising-trends-and-what-they-mean-10704361.html/amp *Link Courtesy : Reshmy Warrier C Collage essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Insect in food It was an interesting story by Shri Babusenan. There have been many jokes about insects fallen into sambar or rasam in a big vessel in the wedding hall kitchen. There is no way that the entire samabar is thrown away. The floating insect is removed gently and the food is served. Continued at H D Faith Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1528411536468824064?s=20&t=0KdNESBX3ABv2q9Tg_6sGA Unity in Diversity - 260 हरि हरि सजणु मेरा प्रीतमु राइआ कोई आणि मिलावै मेरे प्राण जीवाइआ हउ रहि न सका बिनु देखे प्रीतमा मै नीरु वहे वहि चलै जीउ God is my beloved & Master Can someone unite me with my beloved Cant live without seeing my beloved; tears flowing Guru Ramdass, 94,SGGS E Collage Education : Law National Law Schools https://www.nls.ac.in/ NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India to pioneer legal education reforms. The University has remained a leader in the field of legal education in India for over 30 years. NLSIU has been ranked No 1 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. F Costs & Pricing* : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/cost-and-pricing-34862/ The actual price of CoviShield should be less than a hundred rupees, whereas, they are charging 5-10 times, with the blessings of the government. Quite possible, manufacturers may have their own reasons for the current approach to pricing. My view is, beyond criticizing over-pricing or resolving problems that attract media attention through interventions, we need to think in terms of long-term sustainable solutions for such humanitarian issues. We are aware of government intervention and social group support in the management of prices of certain life-saving drugs. With that background, the government may consider a review of prices of all life-saving medicines including imported drugs. *Published last year G Quotes on Universe https://resilientblog.co/inspirational/quotes-about-the-universe/ Like : “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha H Continued from C Many of us know about the after effect of the sin only after seeing the movie Anniyan. How different people handle the very same situation? In a restaurant the tea served had a lizard floating in the cup. The Englishman would pour the tea with the lizard out and walks away. The Indian of course would not waste a cup of tea, so what there was a lizard, he throws the lizard out and drink the tea. The Chinese of course would relish the bonus he got, the lizard, devour it and drink the tea. There are occasions in which the person concerned is never guilty in intention but harms are done to others. It was 1960, Summer. I was in second year of graduation. Two of my sisters with their five children were there for the vacation. One of my sisters did the cooking. My mother prepared a large quantity of Dosa batter in a grindstone. It was meant for afternoon tiffin. It was 2.30. Tiffin time. Kids started feeling hungry. Normally afternoon tiffin used to be prepared in a clay oven in the thatched shed attached to kitchen to escape scorching heat. It was a large vessel containing batter. Amma prepared some 12 dosas and gave to grandchildren first. The unfermented batter has a speciality. It does not require much oil to prepare dosa. If you smear oil once, it will be sufficient to prepare nearly 6 dosas. Less oil, less expense, dosa will be very broad, very soft like silk. Then it was the turn of we sisters. All the three of us sat together and ate dosas to the heart's content with chille powder. My appa also relished 4 dosas. The batter was almost over. My Amma wanted to transfer the batter into a small vessel and. As she was removing batter through her hands, something was sticking to the bottom. My mother was saying within herself "I stirred the batter well before making dosa. How can the flour be sticking?" As she forcefully tried to remove the sticking, she felt that it was not solidified flour. It was a creature with fingers. Yes, it was a lizard. My Amma felt panicky and along with the vessel rushed thro the back door even when my sisters were engaged in chatter in the front pyol. I just quenched the flame by pouring water and followed my mother. She was standing in the doctor's house. The doctor was just awake from his afternoon nap. Amma showed him the lizard and weeping aloud and said in a choked voice and she had been the main cause for this mass death. Doctor consoled her, gave half litre of warm water in a copper pot, put some cheerakam, a big spoon of honey , added some abisheka theertham and asked Amma to give a ladle to whoever ate the dosa. He specifically advised my mother not to say anything about lizard to anyone. Half heartedly Amma left. Everyone was surprised to receive the holy water at an odd hour. Amma threaded some story. Fortunately no harm was done. Amma was relieved only after 24 hours. The day next I met the doctor. He had great concern about me only because I was aware of the fact that I had eaten dosas prepared out of the batter with lizard. Actually, more than the poison, it is the fear that kills the people. The lizard would have just the fallen from the thatched roof into the dense pool of batter and because of thickness and density it would not have been possible for the lizard to swim above and it would have got immersed and breathed its last.But we are not concerned when exactly the lizard died as we are more worried about all others in the family. Doctor explained to me that these domestic lizards are not poisonous and their skin contains some element which causes itching which was duly compensated by cheerakam and honey. Even the itching element would have disappeared with the lizard's holy bath into the milky white thick pool, he jocularly remarked. The psychological impact due to disgust and fear will be more in such cases inducing vomitting. Since the episode was guarded as a secret, we escaped after effects. I could realise the agony and self pity which my mother was undergoing for 48 hrs.She could not avoid imagining the group death for which she and she alone will be responsible. Two days later she became normal . In 1970s I have seen a Tamil magazine publishing the photo of a gentleman catching lizards alive and eating them. He had lizards all through his body. If I remember correct, he was an RBI staff from northern region and it was his fun to catch Long live the lizard! Vathsala Jayaraman


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