Warrier's Collage on Saturday June 18, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday June 18, 2022 Dum Dum Dundubhinadam... 1) Song 1 https://malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?8184&cl=1 2) Song 2 https://youtu.be/MVZt4lMAwos (See A1) (Know More : https://malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?8184&cl=1) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Remembering K Shivaprasad who left us on June 16, 2022 : The death of anyone known to you will make you sad, but some will make you sadder. Such an one was the departure of Sivaprasad. He was a quite amiable person. Beyond that, he was a gifted singer. Towards the end of the 1980s, I think, there was a joyous function in the Thiruvananthapuram office where I was, at that time, the Currency Officer. The occasion I do not remember, but the incident is etched in my mind. Leading a group of singers, Sivaprasad sang some beautiful songs. Especially enthralling was the Vaisali song 'Dum, dum, dum, dundubhinadam.' After finishing that song, he looked at me and asked with a smile : "Are you satisfied?" Why he asked that question I do not still know. What I know is that now he is in the company of Gandharvas. 2) V Rangarajan The write-up on "The Beauty of Friendship" is very sensible. I am tempted to say that this is also a kind of "Unity in Diversity". 3) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1537517169814085632?s=20&t=kDdsiXdfn60fa6nexMPq-w Unity in Diversity - 285 लागी होइ सु जानै पीर राम भगति अनीआले तीर Who has been inflicted, is aware of the pain The arrows of devotional bhakti are sharp/unremovable Kabir, Gauri, 327, SGGS 4) S W Fadnawis Learnt about sad demise of Shri Shivprasad. May his soul rest in peace. 🙏 I was delighted by madam Vartsala Jayraman's write up on how we judge people by our standards without understanding the reasons behind such behaviour.It is a natural human tendency to rush to the conclusion as an immediate reaction to others' behaviour. She has narrated a very beautiful example. 🙏 B Healthcare Dr R K Modi's health tips https://youtu.be/6Sn3g0wolak Dr R K Modi works with Fortis Hospital Mullund and other hospitals in Mumbai C Current Affairs 1) 4 New Directors on RBI Central Board https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=53864 The Central Government has nominated Shri Anand Gopal Mahindra, Shri Venu Srinivasan, Shri Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel and Dr Ravindra H. Dholakia as part-time non-official Directors on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India, for a period of four years with effect from June 14, 2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. 2) Kochi Metro completes 5 years https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/kochi-metro-offers-ride-at-rs-5-today-to-any-station-know-the-reason-why-kochi-metro-5th-anniversary-2022-06-17-785177 D Collage Nostalgia Remembering Sir C Sankaran Nair & Jallianwalabagh : S Thyagarajan While every Indian knows about Jallianwala Bagh massacre, few of us think about the reactions of the British public to the event. The massacre itself was blacked out by the government in India and martial law was in place. When news got out, the British tabloids referred to Jallianwala Bagh massacre as the “Amritsar affair” — in an obvious use of minimising language. How could the “affair “ change the attitudes of British public if they were denied truth? The answer lies , as often, in the efforts one man. A man whose origins are as far away from Punjab as one can imagine. Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair was born in an aristocratic family in 1857 in Palakkad district of Kerala. His strong sense of fairness and justice, drove him to pursue law. Nair was an iconoclast and defied the dictates of Vakil association, which said no Indian would work under a British barrister. His reason : his clients had the freedom to choose their lawyer. To him justice mattered more than the color of the lawyer’s skin. He was a vociferous advocate of social reforms. As Madras High court judge, he ruled that those who converted to Hinduism cannot be treated as outcastes. He also supported inter-religious marriages and was clearly ahead of his time. He became the youngest leader of Indian National congress. When the Montagu Chelmsford reforms were introduced in 1908, he called out the act as being partial. Even though Sir Edwin Montagu called him an “impossible man” , the British respected his moral rectitude and knighted him in 1912. In 1915 Nair became a member of the powerful Viceroy council and was given the education portfolio. Then Jallianwala Bagh happened. Nair resigned from the Viceroy council in protest - something unheard of , at that time. . He wrote “Gandhi and Anarchy” in which he openly accused Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer (the man who would be later shot by Shaheed Udham Singh). In response, O’Dwyer filed a defamation suit against Nair. Nair faced a suit against a British man in a British court , presided over by a British judge and a British jury. All cards were stacked against him - yet he fought valiantly. The trial was the longest civil case London had seen until that time and lasted five and a half weeks. It laid threadbare the British atrocities in India and got extensive press coverage , something neither Nair nor O’Dwyer could have imagined. The British public, for the first time, understood that the call for Indian Swarajya wasn’t rebellious or seditious. Sadly Nair lost the case 11 to 1 and had to pay a fine of 500 pounds. O’Dwyer said he would forgo that amount if Nair apologises. To which Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair said, “ I would rather pay 500 pounds than say something I don’t believe in. Besides what’s the guarantee that the next 12 shopkeepers in a British court wouldn't side with their own?" His fearless nature ensured that people all over the world heard about Jallianwala Bagh massacre. From New York to Paris, from Berlin to Moscow , Nair shook the image of the mighty British Empire, if only for five weeks. Some battles aren't fought to be won, but to show the world that a man stood his ground on the battlefield. The greatest tragedy such a warrior can face is being forgotten, erased from the history books of the very nation he fought for. The least we can do to correct such historic wrongs, is to tell our children about courage and conviction of our heroes. S THYAGARAJAN Bonus : Mangos & India https://madrascourier.com/insight/mangoes-mughals-hindu-buddhist-traditions/ E Norms for Vegan Food https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/vegan-food-products-to-get-regulated/article65534164.ece The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has notified regulations for vegan food products bringing much needed regulatory clarity for the nascent but rapidly growing segment in the country. 2) Without comments (a) Indian Express https://indianexpress.com/article/parenting/learning/what-did-earliest-humans-eat-were-ancient-indians-vegetarian-5637013/ What did the earliest humans eat and were ancient Indians really vegetarian? Vegetarianism in the mainstream, as a general way of life, is a feature unique to India. According to census data, 25 per cent of the Indian population is vegetarian. But where did the idea of vegetarianism take root? (b) Moneylife https://www.moneylife.in/article/vegan-food-union-govt-notifies-final-regulations/67491.html F Leisure Cat's Talk Year of the Tiger A tiger was getting married and all animals attended the wedding. Every animal stood at a distance and wished the tiger. A cat came and climbed on the stage and danced, then extended his hand to wish the tiger. The tiger roared in rage and said : "How dare you come on the stage? Even the panther is maintaining its distance and yet you climbed the stage." The cat replied and after listening to what the cat said, the tiger fainted. What do you think the cat said to the tiger? Any guesses??? The cat said, "I was also a tiger before I got married". ************ SOORYA SOORYA SOORYA DAILY BULLETIN 17th JUNE 2022 കളിയും കാര്യവും (Kaliyum Karyavum) *Shared by Sudha Warrier Mumbai ____________________________ https://www.orissapost.com/here-is-the-reason-why-the-war-in-mahabharata-took-place-in-kurukshetra/amp/ Excerpts : "Messengers took stock of the events and elaborated the same to Lord Krishna one after another. One of the messengers told an incident in which an elder brother in Kurukshetra asked his younger brother to stop the rainwater flowing as it was entering the farm, but he refused to do so. In fit of anger, elder brother got furious and killed the younger brother with a knife and dragged his corpse to stop the water from where the water was coming out. Hearing this true incident, Krishna decided that this land is suitable for the war. Sri Krishna was then quite convinced that the rites of this land will not allow the brothers to develop love for each other in the war. After this, he announced the venue of war as Kurukshetra." G Quotes on Memories https://wisdomquotes.com/memories-quotes/ Like : The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take. -Max Lucado Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and best-selling author who, in his own words, “writes books for people who don't read books.” He serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and his message is for the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, and the discouraged : God loves you; let him.