Warrier's Collage on Sunday June 5, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday June 5, 2022 1) Butterflies in slow motion https://youtu.be/aBfJtTm_XD4 2) MAYA https://youtu.be/MxUXl2YXXL4 (Sarvapriyananda) Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday June 12, 2022 Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 Best Wishes to all. Last week I shared the soft copy of "Damuvinte Ormakal" the autobiographical memories of Dr P Damodara Panicker, practicing Ophthalmologist from my hometown Vadakara. I've received responses from friends and family members. Doctors and teachers who are fortunate to serve in hometown for long periods will have a large circle of friends and clientele. Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady who is a practicing Paediatrician is now treating great grandchildren of the children whom he treated during 1970's. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages 1) V Rangarajan Blessed is the person who understands that the reason for praying is not to have all he wants, but to thank God for all He had given. 2) Media Response : M G Warrier June 4, 2022 A case for differential interest rates This refers to the report "EPF deposits : FinMin approves 8.1 percent interest" (June 4). The fall in interest rate from 8.50 percent p a in 2012-13 to 8.1 in 2021-22, seen in the context of fluctuations in the bank deposit and lending rates during the same period, may not be at variance with market realities. Looking from outside, one may even feel that interest rate, at least on EPF remains positive, as inflation target given to RBI is retained at 4 +/_ 2 percentage level. Having said that, one cannot ignore the rising costs of basic needs and healthcare which may be at a much higher rate than the officially recognised inflation rates. In the absence of universal pension and elders care systems, senior citizens' interest income will have to be insulated from the vagaries of adhocism and fluctuations in deposit rates. As 0.25 to 0.50 percent higher rates on long term bank deposits offered by some banks or larger schemes like old Varisht Bhima Yojana and Senior Citizens Deposit Scheme do not give much solace and reach out only to miniscule percentage of target groups, Central Government may have to think of introducing some deposit scheme at national level exclusively for ensuring reasonable returns on retirement savings. M G Warrier Mumbai 3) Edassery Madhavan Thrissur Shared a Malayalam Video link about recognising individuals by foot : https://youtu.be/LUFulinZTlA B Sunday Collage 1) V T Panchapagesan Chennai SUNDAY COLLAGE Very interesting & meaningful msg 2 share : If : A = 1 ; B = 2 ; C = 3 ; D = 4 ; E = 5 ; F = 6 ; G = 7 ; H = 8 ; I = 9 ; J = 10 ; K = 11 ; L = 12 ; M = 13 ; N = 14 ; O = 15 ; P = 16 ; Q = 17 ; R = 18 ; S = 19 ; T = 20 ; U = 21 ; V = 22 ; W = 23 ; X =24 ; Y = 25 ; Z = 26; Then, H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96% L+O+V+E = 12+15+22+5 = 54% L+U+C+K ; = 12+21+3+11 = 47% None of them makes 100%. Then what makes 100%? Continued at H3 2) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1532794526451892224?s=20&t=WCh4RgG3SGS2frQhMyxd3Q Unity in Diversity - 272 चउमुख दीवा जोति दुआर पलू अनत मूलु बिचकारि सरब कला ले आपे रहै मनु माणकु रतना महि गुहै Gods grace, 4-sided lamp illuminates Petals unlimited, base in center With all powers lives within Mind, the pearl, hidden in gems Bhagat Beni, Ramkali, 974, SGGS C Reading & Writing What's Collage Reading? Writer writes about writing, publishing and books Why the Hell Do Writers Write?* Narasimhan Vijayaraghavan Heard of Nanjil Nadaun? A Tamil grammarian. A linguist. A writer. A retired government servant. Recently, I heard him say, “ I was invited to a Books Festival to inaugurate it. I was thrilled to bits. Books are my mistresses. I have 10,000 of them. I give them away to all children who come home. I live with my books. But after my visit to the books festival, I am deeply disturbed. I heard a father say in the National Book Trust stall- where books were sold at 50% of the cost. A young boy wanted his father to buy him a book on Rivers. It was being sold for Rs.18/-. The father refused. Reason- Dey, I cannot buy you the book. Don't embarrass me. Just now I spent Rs.250/- for you and me for a masala dosai plus in the canteen. That told me everything about our priorities! And I am asked by many why I am not writing more books. Who will buy? How will a publisher be in business? Do we care for books and knowledge”. *Received from V R Chittanandam Chennai via Group mail (Continued at H1) 2) Writing for Collage Collage accesses written snippets/articles from all sources. Anything is good for sharing, so long as the content is not prima facie negative/depressing. So far no one has raised any copyright issues. 24x7 someone somewhere is reading Collage, or writing for Collage! Because of Collage, I could renew many old friendships. But for the restoration of interaction with Dr Panicker, I would not have ever remembered my visits to GAD(Gazatted Audit Department) in AG's Office Thiruvananthapuram during 1960's & 70's to expedite Salary approvals of self-drawing officers. Dr Panicker remembered and recalled this in his book. Before my reading the book, K P V Karunakaran read this and mentioned to me. Interesting, isn't it? D Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Dharba Grass Darbha grass* is an important constituent of all the religious functions both auspicious and inauspicious. We see pundits moving here and there with a bag full of Kusha grass called dharba or dharbai in South India. Continued at H2 (*For us around temples in Kerala, Darbha Grass has another role. It's used as thread for making garlands with flowers for the Deity and for decoration inside the temple. 🙏-Warrier) E Privacy in an Open Society https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/right-to-privacy-in-an-open-society-8046/ In an open society, my name, address, telephone number or even sources of income need not remain “secret” or “private.” My personal view is that these information can be even in the public domain. But that is not the case with my ATM PIN or the biometric identification stored by the authorities while issuing Aadhaar card or my passport. F 1) Current Affairs Guidelines on Import of Gold RBI on May 25, 2022 advised that qualified jewellers, as notified by International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA), will be permitted to import gold under specific ITC(HS) codes through India International Bullion Exchange IFSC Ltd. (IIBX), in addition to nominated agencies as notified by the Reserve Bank (in case of banks) and nominated agencies as notified by DGFT. 2) Leisure Doctor's Dilemma* A doctor's mobile rang at one o'clock in the night. Both husband and wife were too much sleepy Husband said - it may be a call from a patient, Tell him that the Doctor has gone out and has left his phone at home The wife told the same to the caller The caller asked the name of a medicine for the emergency, which the doctor could also hear The husband mentioned the name of the tablet and the capsule in a soft voice to his wife. Which she told to the caller. Then the caller asked about the method to take the medicines The doctor told the wife in a low voice and she conveyed the same to the caller The caller thanked the wife and innocently inquired : Thank you very much Madam. Tell me one more thing, the person who is sleeping with you, is he a Doctor too? *Received via Group mail from S Venugopal Chennai G Quotes on Job Satisfaction https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/job-satisfaction.html The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They're full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too. Norman Vincent Peale H 1) Continued from C That story set me on this piece. The United States Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. It has a huge collection of books and other sources of information, including documents, maps and photographs. The Library of Congress carries out research for the U.S. Congress. But the library’s three buildings in Washington are open to the public. People can visit, use the reading rooms and see the exhibits. The Library of Congress opened in 1801. Its first home was the U.S. Capitol building. The United States and Britain fought during the War of 1812. During the war, British forces burned the Capitol, destroying many of the library’s 3,000 books. The third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson, offered his personal library as a replacement. At the time, Jefferson had the largest personal collection of books in the country. In those times, books were costly. Most were made in Europe and shipped to the United States. Jefferson bought some of the books when he was serving as a diplomat in France. Jefferson had been born into a wealthy family so he was able to buy the books he wanted. Two hundred years ago, on January 30, 1815, Congress bought Jefferson’s collection of 6,487 books for $23,950. After the purchase, the Library of Congress had more than two times as many books as it had when the British attacked. Today, many of Jefferson’s books are permanently displayed at the library. Thomas Jefferson loved books and learning. He collected books on almost any subject. Mark Dimunation is Chief of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Library of Congress. “He liked books about clever invention. Massive holdings on law and then his great love, architecture.” He says the original library was very different from Jefferson’s collection. “It was a working library that members of Congress would need -- law, trade, dictionaries, some classical history.” “It completely altered the notion of what was appropriate for that collection -- from needlepoint designs to architecture.” Marcelo Alvez is an engineer and college professor from Brazil. He closely studied some of Jefferson’s books. “It’s quite surprising to see a leader, a president that is interested in philosophy, mathematics, physics, agriculture. So he was a man of huge knowledge that we won’t find today.” Every year April 23 is celebrated as World Book Day and observing that without mentioning and without noticing Babasaheb Ambedkar’s love for books would be an unfair and deceptive act. While studying at Columbia University, Babasaheb Ambedkar had bought more than 2000 books to read (source – Page 188, ‘Makers of Modern India’ and Babasaheb Ambedkar’s biographer Dhananjay Keer also mentions it)! Babasaheb’s love for books continued throughout his life. In London, while attending the Round Table Conference in 1931, Babasaheb Ambedkar bought 32 big boxes of books. And Chinnaswamy Subramania Bharathiyar bought two cartloads of books from Madras out of Rs.500/- given to him by Ettayapuram Maharaja, immediately after his marriage to Chinnammal in 1896. Bharathiyar’s neighbour, who was also a beneficiary of Rs.500/-, instead, gave the money to his wife for running the family. That discloses the respective priorities! I had written multiple books during these Pandemic times. I wrote them out of love and passion. And continue to, as a few more books are in the pipeline. I run ahead of my publishers. Do they sell? Do they make money? Do they fetch royalty? How do publishers manage in India when a best seller is one which sells just fifteen thousand copies to a 1.4 billion populace. In US, it must be a minimum of a million copies to make it to the best sellers list. Books tumble out from an assembly line in US of A. Each of them gets sold or do so, it seems. Pew Research findings reveal- 80% of Americans 16 and older say they read at least occasionally for pleasure. Women (84%) are more likely than men (75%) to cite this motive.78% say they read at least occasionally to keep up with current events. Those over age 30 are more likely than those 16-30 to say they read for this reason. And 74% say they read at least occasionally in order to do research on specific topics that interest them. Those under age 65 are more likely to cite this reason, compared with seniors. This is partly tied to the fact that proportionally fewer senior citizens are in the workforce. Parents with minor children (80%) are more likely than non-parents (72%) to say this is a reason they read. Forbes quotes an author and publisher, “Publishing is an ever-evolving landscape, one that can be quite unpredictable to gauge. Five years ago, it was thought that it was only a matter of time before print books were largely replaced by e-books. When you think about it in eco-friendly terms, fewer trees would be cut down, books wouldn't have to be printed and shipped across the world and resources would be minimized because delivering a book electronically to a device is the way of the future. And, of course, those advancements and innovations are always welcome. But to my delight, it seems that readers and consumers have other ideas. They love physical books. This is much to my relief because both as an author and a publisher, I adore printed books. The smell, feel and experience of sitting down — with no electronic devices to be seen — and enjoying being educated or reading to my children is an experience, a memory and something to be treasured, not dismissed.”. Though the Indian publishing industry may be a 800 billion rupees enterprise by 2024, close to 95% of it, is contributed from academic works for schools and colleges. The rest is from fiction and non fiction. 5% may seem huge by itself, but it is a wobbly number. Selling a book is tough. Buyers are scarce compared to other cultures and societies. Less said the better about our millennials and Genz. They worship, revere and live on electronic/social media platforms. And the attention span is as long as a video clip on Tik-Tok. Then, who reads? Even more curiously, who buys? Do buyers read? No wonder Nanjil Nadaan is a frustrated reader and writer. Then why the hell do we write? As Ernest Hemingway and Paulo Coelho, both great writers of popular vintage said, “ Who cares if any one buys or reads. We write because we have to”. And in India, can a writer survive as a professional. No way. Very few can or do. As for the rest, we write only because we have to. So true. ( Author of Courtroom Drama- Wit & Wisdom, OakBridge, 2022- practising advocate in the Madras High Court) 2) Continued from D Here are some facts about Dharba. 1 Kusha is a type of grass having botanical name 'Desmostachya Bipinnata'. It normally grows upto 2 feet height beside brackish water in marshy lands. When dry it is called 'durva' or 'darbha' 2 The word kusha is derived from the the Sanskrit word 'koshal' or 'expert'. The edges of its leaves are sharp like sword- a symbol of sharpness or sense of discrimination. 3 The edge of dharbas have a fine sense of absorbing radiation. Manthras are already powerful. The Dharba grass has the capacity of conducting the phonetic vibrations and spreading the same into the atmosphere. We would have seen pundits sprinkling Japa water through the tips of dharbha. 4 Sage Vyasa started composing Mahabharat sitting on a mat of kusha grass. Whenever Homams are conducted we see darbhas are spread over all the sides of Homakuntam just to accelerate absorption and radiation. 5 How powerful our sages had been to have mastered the science of sounds, phonetics and acoustics. They had control even over the magnetic path disturbance by using the darbha, a technique of remote sensing! 6 Dhabha grass, if cut on Avani Amavasya day or Masi amavasya day can be utilised for one year. Just like any electronic instrument dharbas also lose their capacity to absorb in due course. They have to be revitalised or recharged by sprinkling gayatri Japa water on the darbhas. 7 If an X-ray is taken of a palm covered with dharba, the radiologists observe that 60% radiation is being absorbed by the dharbha. Perhaps it is the reason why food items are covered with pieces of dharbha during eclipse to protect them from radiation. 8 Mythologically during churning of the ocean Lord Mahavishnu assumed 'Kurma Avatar' took the form of tortoise to support the manthara mountain. As the mount rotated several hairs of tortoise fell into the ocean and washed ashore and transformed into Dharba grass. The grass was later on sanctified by the amrita and hence became rich in medical properties. 9 Rings called 'pavitram' made of dharbha are worn while performing religious functions. The number of leaves(grass) used differs from function to function. 10 It is said that sages were returning after attending Siva-Parvati wedding with lot of gold bars presented to them by Shiva. When they reached Ganges shore they saw big bushes of darbah grass on both the banks. They threw away all the gold and carried Darba grass with them. 11 During Samprokshana of some temples, a rope made of darba is used in the place of gold or silver to revitalise the idol. 12 Darbha grass is water purifier. If you put some darba in muddy water, it will become clear in a few mts. 13 Shilpa sastras recommend using the ashes of Dhaba grass to clean divine metallic idols becuse of the acidic properties. 14 Dharbai has many medicinal properties. It is a great cure for vata, pitha & kapa doshas. Naanal 'kashayam' can save a patient even from the terminal illness-says the Danvanthri Aushadalaya. The oil taken from darbha grass is a suggested cure for leprosy, ulcers, etc. It lessens inflammation, softens the skin, and useful as a brain activator. Darbha gives relief from dysentery, jaundice, burning sensation and excessive perspiration. In Kerala Ayurveda sastra, darbha forms an important constituent of" PANCHA TRINA' Group.When given through the mdium of cow's milk it is a good medicine for renal dis orders. In a recently conducted research in Allahabad University darbha is found to contain antimicrobial and antiviral properties. The rats treated with darbha are said to have 50 % drop in blood glucose. Sooner a remedy may emanate from darbha for diabetes which is spreading fast among Indians. Let us not brush aside Darbha as a bread winning jugglery of the pundits to deceive the superstitious people. If we analyse with open mind, we can realise and conclude that Darbha is a spiritual and medical treasure to us. vathsala Jayaraman 3) Continued from B Is it Money? NO! M+O+N+E+Y = 13+15+14+5+25 = 72% Leadership? NO! L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P = 12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16 = 97% Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our "ATTITUDE" A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% It is therefore OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% Successful. Amazing mathematics With each alphabet getting a number, in chronological order, as above, study the following, and bring down the total to a single digit and see the result yourself Hindu S h r e e K r i s h n a 19+8+18+5+5+11+18+9+19+8+14+1 = 135 = 1+3+5 = 9 Muslim M o h a m m e d 13+15+8+1+13+13+5+4 = 72 = 7+2 = 9 Jain M a h a v i r 13+1+8+1+22+9+18 = 72 = 7+2= 9 Sikh G u r u N a n a k 7+21+18+21+14+1+14+1+11 = 108 = 1+0+8 = 9 Parsi Z a r a t h u s t r a 26+1+18+1+20+8+21+19+20+18+1 = 153 = 1+5+3 = 9 Buddhist G a u t a m 7+1+21+20+1+13 = 63 = 6+3 = 9 Christian E s a M e s s i a h 5+19+1+13+5+19+19+9+1+8 = 99 9+9 =18 1+8 = 9 Each one ends with number 9 THAT IS NATURE'S CREATION TO SHOW THAT GOD IS ONE !!! Whoever created this msg's great msg ENGLISH 26 ALPHABETS CONVEY THIS CLEARLY. Always Be Cool. Download Ego with Friends & Family. Give up Hurting Individuals. Just Keep Loving Mankind. Never Omit Prayers. Quietly Remember god. Speak Truth. Use Valid Words. X press Your Zeal… V T Panchapagesan

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