Warrier's Collage May 5, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On THURSDAY May 5, 2022 Fountain of Joy, Mumbai https://youtu.be/aXQqEHh6Ryc Good Morning There's no regular issue of Collage today(May 5, 2022) Nice Day M G Warrier A Responses 1) R Jayakumar Lovely IndiGo This morning at 6 30 AM (4th May) when I landed at Thiruvananthapuram Airport, as soon as I switched my phone off the Aeroplane mode the first message I got in WhatsApp was the Warrier's Collage Today. On the top it read Lovely Indigo. For a moment I thought that the Collage is giving a free advt for the IndiGo Airlines. For I had travelled from Mumbai to Chennai and Chennai to TVM by two IndiGo flights and had the chance to see the airhostesses and the seats decked in Indigo colour. It looked to me simply a darker shade of blue. No wonder that the colour indgo is immediately followed by blue, in the Rainbow. The airhostesses displayed that there is a clear north south cultural divide in our country. All airhostesses in the Mumbai flight had had a pop cut for their hair style and let the hair loose and wore a Nehru style Blue (indigo) cap as a head decoration. But in the Chennai flight all air hostesses had long hair curled into a beautiful bun sans the cap.. All regions will preserve their respective cultures with due respect and dedication. We were sitting near to the middle emergency exit door. An airhostess came and told us that we should be ready to open it if we heard the three words loud Evacuate, Evacuate, Evacuate and in no other circumstances. R Jayakumar (We too travelled back to Mumbai from Thiruvananthapuram by IndiGo on April 20 🙏-Warrier) 2) C V Subbaraman I think that no reader of Collage will refrain from opening WhatsApp messages even after reading Akbar Birbal dialogue. Whether rated wise or otherwise, man's love or thirst for news is endemic. World moves on ........ Subbaraman 3) S R Badrinarayanan Final discovery by DR TVG is logical. .... Badri. And... Responding to... There'll be no regular issue of Collage tomorrow (May 5, 2022) : Irregular issue too is welcome. 😃 .... Badri B Current Affairs RBI News RBI stuns market with 40bps hike in repo rate to 4.40%, cites inflation worries https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/rbi-stuns-market-with-25bps-hike-in-repo-rate-to-4-40-cites-inflation-worries-8450721.html C Lifestyle Planning a routine https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/coffee-reads/how-to-curate-your-own-morning-routine-42802/ Morning routines are the most fascinating part of our day. A morning can make a great day! So, why not give yourself an amazing morning makeover. Generally, we read, or even hear a lot about what we should do in the morning. Some say start with an exercise, some suggest reading, meditation or yoga. So, there are hundreds of ways to start your morning, but you need to create a routine simply for yourself. D Neela Saraswati Mantra* https://youtu.be/4koR8WKxHmc (*Link Courtesy : K S Iyer) Know more : https://vedicgoddess.weebly.com/goddess-vidya-blog/neela-saraswati-or-blue-saraswati-a-form-of-tara-maa Mother is the manifestation of Goddess Tara. The name Nila Saraswati itself is a combination of Nila which means blue and also that of Kali, the Rudra Sakti that remains after total dissolution. Coming only next to Mother Kali in the Dashamahavidya list of Tantrik goddesses, Nilasaraswathi’s iconography also comes close to that of Goddess Kali. Now this would be opposed to the same Goddess Saraswati given in the Puranas. In Tantric literature, one finds three manifestations of Tara such as Eka Jata, Ugra Tara and Nila Saraswathi. Eka Jata is she who provides ‘kaivalya’ or unity with the Absolute; Ugra Tara is she who provides relief from unforeseen severe miseries and Nila Saraswathi is she who imparts jnana to her devotees. E Babusenan's Column Krishnagadha A gourmet will certainly say that, without that yellow stuff erisseri, Onam feast cannot be said to be complete even if you serve manna on the plantain leaf. Ask any cook worth his salt about the ingredients in erisseri, he will say two cups of diced yellow pumkin, half cup of green gram, chillies, turmeric,coconut shavings, etc with a final seasoning in mustard seed and coconut oil will make mathanga(pumkin) erisseri. The soil of the nether world is not suitable for pumkin cultivation and Mahabali, who is fond of mathanga erisseri can only enjoy it during the Onam feast. So,down the centuries, it has been part of the Onam feast. Thus, on some Onam feast in the 15th century, in a Namboodiri Illam (house) called Cherusseri, while the men were gulping down the balls of Onam rice soaked in pumkin erisseri, one Namboodiri said aloud:"There are no vegetable pieces in Cherusseri's erisseri."Pat came the response from the host:"If stirred well ,you would find them." This statement and the response thereto were not to be taken at their face value. The host Namboodiri happened to be the author of a pretty long poem known as' Krishnagaadha.' The guest Namboodiri wanted to pick holes in it. What he meant to convey was that ,though the work was outwardly all right, it lacked stuff. The poet retaliated saying that, if one thoughtfully read it, one could see stuff in it. Cherusseri's 'Krishnagaadha' is a wonder. Based on the epic Bhaagavatham, it narrates, in simple Malayalam, the entire life of Lord Krishna in a beautiful Dravidian metre called'manjari' (gadha means 'song') How this metre came to be used? There is a story behind it: Sometime during the 15th century, Kolathunad in North Malabar(the present Kannur) was ruled by a wise and literarily oriented king by name Udaya Varma. One young Namboodiri belonging to the Cherusseri illam was his personal friend. (Here let us take a digression. The 'seri' in erisseri and pulisseri and the 'seri' inThalasseri and Changanaasseri are totally different entities. The former 'seri' comes from eri+issi+eri, that is'it is slightly more pungent and puli+issi+eri, that is, 'it is slightly sourer'- both belonging to the realm of culinary art. The 'seri' in the other two place names indicates a small sector of land or people, broadly speaking.) Keeping this in view, let us resume our anecdote:The king and his Namboodiri friend were playing chess. The Rani was rocking the cradle and watching them play. At one stage, the king was at a loss to make the next move.A wrong move at this juncture would surely end the game in his abject defeat. The Rani wanted to avert this at any cost. She hummed as if rocking the cradle :"Unthunthunth, unthunthunth, aaleh unthu". She was telling her husband to push forward the pawn. He did so and won the game. The king felt quite happy. He said : "Friend, haven't you heard that tune? I like it very much.Having full faith in your poetic prowess, I should like you to compose a long poem in that tune? Let it be on the life of Lord Krishna.But remember one thing: As far as possible, use only simple Malayalam words." Thus was born 'Krishnagadha' in 47 chapters. Each chapter ends thus : Aajnayaa kolabhoopasya Praajnasya Udaya Varmanaa Krithaayaam Krishnagaadhaayaam (This Krishnagaadha has been written at the behest of the wise kola king Udaya Varma) Krishnagaadha has a unique place in Malayalam literature. It has only very few Sanskrit words and, although written more than 500 years ago, its diction is modern and its descriptions are incomparably vivid. Here is one picture of child Krishna : Muttum piditchangu Ninnu thudanginaar Ottu naal angane Chenna vaareh Muttum vedinju nin Ottu nadakkayum Pettennu veezhkayum Kezhukayum Ammamaar chennangu Thettennedukkayum En makan vaazhkennu Chollukayum Poozhi thudaykkayum Meyyil mukaykkayum Kezhollaa ennangu Chollukayum (Like any child, Krishna is trying to stand up and walk. With the support of the knees, the child is trying to stand up. This goes on for some time and then he abandons the support of the knees and tries to walk freely. He falls suddenly and cries aloud. Mothers, who are around, come running, take him up and console him. They lovingly wipe off the sand from the body, kiss the body and say : "Don't cry, you will be all right, son.") Not a single word that is not pure, spoken Malayalam! One thing unique about 'Krishnagaadha' is it's picturesque description of each season. Malayalees will never forget the evergreen statements of worldly wisdom in it. Take for instance: Saamaanyanaayoru Vairi varunneram Vaamanmaar thangalil Chernoo njaayam (When a common enemy comes, all those who quarrel among themselves will join together. This is what happens around us in our politics, mostly unsuccessfully. Even a child knows that!