Warrier's Collage on Monday June 6, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday June 6, 2022 1) Collage learning : Honey processing https://youtu.be/XCKNscvx0v8 2) Why Me?* : Arthur Ashe https://jayjbotes.com/why-me-a-beautiful-message-by-arthur-ashe/ Happiness … keeps you Sweet! Trials … keep you Strong! Sorrows … keeps you Human! Failure … keeps you Humble! Success … keeps you Glowing! But only, Faith … keeps you Going! (Link Courtesy : S K Gupta Panchkula) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) C V Subbaraman a) Veteran Panchapagesan has asked a very interesting question : What makes 100? D = 4 + I = 9 + V = 22 + I = 9 + N = 14 + I = 9 + T = 20 + Y = 25 make 112 This total 112 is 1 + 1 + 2 = 4 the starting point of DIVINITY*. subbaraman *Number 4 is believed to be a perfect number by the Pythagoreans. 4 represents stability, order, conscientiousness and determination. Everything is made up of four elements-earth, water, air, and fire. 4 is a feminine 🙏-Warrier b) Reading and writing Reading and writing. A participant* has asked why the Hell do writers write. I do not know whether I am a writer. But I have my thoughts on writing, specially verses. Why The Hell Do Writers Write Why the Hell do writers write? I do write, by day or night, For my own joy and merriment Not for others’ sentiment. Why the Hell do writers write? I do write for my delight For my wounded mind to heal Not to care for what you feel. Why the Hell do writers write? Not for a Heavenward flight, But for my own peace on Earth Which eludes me from my birth. Why the Hell do writers write? I do write to reach the height Of my inner joy and bliss Which or else I badly miss. CVS 05/06/2022 *Not participant. It was an article by an established writer introspecting on the subject. Narasimhan Vijayaraghavan, a lawyer based in Chennai has published several articles and books. The article included in Collage was shared by V R Chittanandam Chennai.🙏-Warrier 2) Edassery Madhavan Thrissur Shared a link : https://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/Home/ShareArticle?OrgId=54cef819&imageview=0 3) S W Fadnawis Commented : Absolutely enthralling. And a great truth. Thanks, Shri Panchapagesan 🙏 Also shared : https://youtu.be/UNOgKBTEmiE 4) Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady shared a forward received : Quite a thought provoking post , forwarded as such. “ One problem with many who profess and quote history today is they learn most of it from Facebook or WhatsApp and not from history books. Good historians don't seek revenge, they describe history as it happened. They also do not mix the norms of one age with that of today. Conquest and loot is no longer the norm, especially after the Second World War and the formation of the United Nations. In his Sunday Times of India column today, Swaminathan Aiyar expresses that clearly and in simple language. Quoting: "Through history, rulers jailed and executed dissenters without mercy. They killed and conquered. The greater their loot and killing, the greater was their reputation, as in ‘Alexander the Great’. War was the norm and peace a mere interregnum. Rulers were constantly in debt because of extravagant expenses and soldiers’ bills, and so raided enemy treasuries and temples for financial profit. Truth-seekers can find amazing stories of the sins and depredations of a thousand rulers of all religions and castes. "Historical heroes galore can be crucified as sinful villains. Kalinga was only one extreme example of massacres. Hindu kings looted one another's temples for profit. Without doubt temples galore were demolished by Muslim rulers to make way for mosques. Without doubt too earlier Buddhist temples were razed to make way for Hindu temples. Historically, that was the normal behaviour of conquerors. But should we re-fight every ancient battle again today? That is a recipe for eternal strife, not truth." 5) R Jayakumar Shared a memory* Today (June 5, 2022) marks completion of 49 years after I stepped into the corridors of Reserve Bank of India. I distinctly remember 5th June 1973, when I reported to the Staff Section in the Amar Building where a staff officer marked me fit to be posted to the Agricultural Credit Department because I was an Arts graduate. I enjoyed my stay in RBI and the company of friends and officers till the last day I took my voluntary retirement, after 31 years of service. Life in the bank made me a matured person to accept life with all its challanges, providing me with the financial needs and many other facilities. Now the monthly pension I draw is hundred percent a great boon in the old age. It has helped me to support my daughter's family in the last three years when the pandemic pulled down their entire business and financial stability. I am thankful to the Almighty God who answers all our prayers in his time 🙏. R Jayakumar *Received via Group mail B World Environment Day 2022 : June 5, 2022 https://www.un.org/en/observances/environment-day Only one Earth https://youtu.be/ps3kWOQRQnY In the universe are billions of galaxies, In our galaxy are billions of planets, But there is #OnlyOneEarth. Let’s take care of it. Earth faces a triple planetary emergency: the climate is heating up too quickly for people and nature to adapt; habitat loss and other pressures mean an estimated 1 million species are threatened with extinction; pollution continues to poison our air, land and water. Bonus : 1) A Tribal Village in Wayanad* https://youtu.be/0742T0BD4y8 *Link Courtesy : Sudha Warrier Mumbai 2) Poetry https://madrascourier.com/art-and-poetry/waiting/ C Collage Book Review Book on my table : Whole Numbers and Half Truths by Rukmini S Numbers and Truths M G Warrier The book on my table is "Whole Numbers and Half Truths" by Rukmini S who is an independent Data Journalist based in Chennai. The book has arrived as a gift from my daughter Reshmy who works in the Media. I'm yet to read the full book. Pratap Bhanu Mehta who read the book says, and I quote : "This is an innovative and fine book by one of India's pioneering data journalists. It combines detective work and descriptive data to produce a fascinating portrait of India in its various textures. This book will create a new genre of looking at India through its numbers" Vague enough to make one curious and open the book. Being published at a time when differentiating lies, half-truths and truths is a different specialisation, I'm sure many will procure the book. A quick glance through disappoints me, as I find some biased generalizations, generally unacceptable. But going by Pratap Mehta's recommendation, I'm prompted to revisit my thoughts and beliefs about data and assertions based on data coming out every day from all sources. In areas our expertise is limited, we have to depend on well-meaning averments by scholars in respective areas. Pratap Bhanu Mehta was the president of the Centre for Policy Research, a New Delhi-based think tank and was the Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University for 2 years from July 2017. ****. ****. **** D Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1533183241309458435?s=20&t=9ziSDlUtoZVb4_2t9TOQeQ Unity in Diversity - 273 जउ तउ प्रेम खेलण का चाउ सिरु धरि तली गली मेरी आउ इतु मारगि पैरु धरीजै सिरु दीजै काणि न कीजै if you wish to play this game of love Then come with offering of your head On this path Total surrender to God, no hesitation (ego) Guru Nanak, 1412, SGGS E Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Is copying a crime? I am not talking about copying in an examination hall, popularly known as 'bit'. Nothing can be built on void. From Vedic learning we have been imitating and copying. Especially in art field-music, dance, theatre and painting, artists are initially influenced by others. (Continued at H1) F https://asitis.com/15/1.html After the discussion of the importance of bhakti-yoga, one may question, "What about the Vedas?" It is explained in this chapter that the purpose of Vedic study is to understand Krsna. Therefore one who is in Krsna consciousness, who is engaged in devotional service, already knows the Vedas. The entanglement of this material world is compared here to a banyan tree. For one who is engaged in fruitive activities, there is no end to the banyan tree. He wanders from one branch to another, to another, to another. The tree of this material world has no end, and for one who is attached to this tree, there is no possibility of liberation. The Vedic hymns, meant for elevating oneself, are called the leaves of this tree. This tree's roots grow upward because they begin from where Brahma is located, the topmost planet of this universe. If one can understand this indestructible tree of illusion, then one can get out of it. G Quotes on biographies https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/biography-quotes Like : If you read enough biography and history, you learn how people have dealt successfully or unsuccessfully with similar situations or patterns in the past. It doesn't give you a template of answers, but it does help you refine the questions you have to ask yourself. Jim Mattis James Norman Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 26th US secretary of defense from January 2017 to January 2019. During his 44 years in the Marine Corps, he commanded forces in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. H 1) Continued from E We have MMI Bani, GNB Bani in carnatic music. We have Kalakshetra style, Panthanallur and Vazhuvoor Bani in Bharata Natyam. Sometimes novelists influence dancers and cine producers are influenced by their stories and ideas, one art form contributing to the elevation of the other art form. Poets have profound influence on painters. The Students of Arts schools and colleges are often encouraged to visit museums to study the sketches and the underlining idea behind the paintings. It is not a 'sudden vision' or 'genius'emanating from the sky. All the works of artists, either cine field, music or dance someway would have derived from the earlier works. It cannot be considered a mere copying. Sometimes it may denote the conflicts/deviation from the earlier version. 1 Copying from an artist, 2 becoming a fellow artist, 3 passing through the stage of 'influenced by' 4 belonging to a school of After passing through the above stages the artist slowly matures and his own 'vision'begins to emerge as a butterfly from the cocoon. The influences become dimmer and dimmer and ultimately he is his own master. In olden days 'copying' was considered as a cheap trick and MERE IMITATION as that of non human beings. But research has since proved that imitation or copying is no longer the lowest form of activity but an effective and sophisticated method of communication to the society at large. It has been acknowledged as a source of higher order intellect and a gateway to fast acquisition of talents . The ability to select 'what to copy', what ideas to imbibe and which to modify according to local standards -in itself is a great process involing lot of imagination, concentration and mental exercise. The copying of DNA during reproduction is important because: The replication of DNA ensures that each daughter cell formed at the end of cell division, receives equal amount of DNA. If DNA won't be copied then the daughter cells won't receive all necessary genes. There may be absence of important proteins which are encoded by DNA, if DNA won't be replicated. Copying of DNA may result in recombination which will lead to evolution. Transfer of genetic material from one generation to other makes the organisms to have similar functions. Stability of population is maintained. The art of copying: Scientists tell us that even copying mistakes can be good New research suggests that accidentally copying the mistakes of others can lead to some of man's greatest innovations. Mimicking the mistakes of others can ultimately aid the human ability to adapt."Copying pays off because the individuals we copy typically perform the most effective behaviour in their repertoire. In doing so, they inadvertently filter behaviour, making adaptive information available for others. "Even if an individual copies at random, they still do better than someone learning through trial and error because the behaviour available to copy is amongst the best around. This study helped us to understand why copying is so widespread in nature." "Copy error (either getting the wrong behaviour or if copying fails completely) does not detract from the value of copying. Indeed, copy error may even be an important source of adaptive behavioural diversity, fuelling human innovation." It is not a simple 'EEcchay adichchaan copy'. Copying and modelling is an undercurrent of learning process which continues endless throughout our life time. The title "GURU' is not claimed by the teacher but conferred by the students. The Gurus may be in the form of human beings, books, ideas, poems or even silence. If the copying is totally condemned as a shameful activity the very concept of 'Guru Sishya',on which our education is based, will become meaningless. Vathsala Jayaraman

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