Warrier's Collage on Thursday June 30, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday June 30, 2022 ๐Ÿ™ Chandrasekhara Ashtakam https://youtu.be/RTzhYWceIxk 1) Rare Animals https://youtu.be/9QJ9zE4X1o8 (Link Selection : M G Warrier) 2) Nizam's Jewellery Museum https://youtu.be/0MJv_AY3J-c (Government purchased for Rs 200 plus crore in 1995) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 Today in Collage A Messages B Profile: Christian Marclay C Collage Books D Faith E Gods' Vehicles F Leisure : Jokes about editors* G Quotes on editing H Residuals *Take it easy A Messages /Responses 1) T N C Rangarajan I Fireworks My childhood memory of fireworks is the sparklers made by my grandfather. It was just a handful of rocksalt and charcoal packed in a cloth and tied to a string. The pack was lit and I held the string and swung it in circles as it sparkled. It was great fun. I wonder if anyone does it now. (For us in Malabar Vishu (Malayalam New Year-Middle of April) was the occasion for buying crackers and sparklers. Fireworks used to be part of temple festivals - Warrier) II Collage May I make a couple of suggestions? Kindly give the link when you refer to a published item such as article on Venugopal so that we can also appreciate the original which you have appreciated I searched and was directed to https://www.facebook.com/groups/309646222745878/ but could not locate the article I saw 'continued at H' and it occurred to me that you can as well have a table of contents at the beginning and each item can be hyperlinked so that readers can read what they choose first and then savour the rest. Rangarajan 2) S Nallasivan Speaking Without Reserve The Bank sometime back discontinued sending individual copy to Pensioners who had registered their names with the Editorial team for reaching it at door step. Then our Computer Wizard J S has stepped in to make things more convenient by making soft copies of the House Journal so that all members of both the Groups without exception enjoyed it. He is an innovator and naturally the Journal/ Magazine has been divided into easy to peruse four convenient parts. But as a registered member I find, "Without Reserve", after a very short break, has been resumed and home delivered by Blue Dart. Of course hard copies reach us a few days late after soft copies are delivered in our Mail Box I have received the hard copy of April-June issue today . Continued at H1 3) J Santhanakrishnan Dear Nallasivan I totally agree with your views, more particularly the last line of your excellent write-up viz., Age, after all, is a number because I have also joined the group of Octogenarian. With regards JS 4) Vishnu Kelkar Thanks to Shri Nallasivan for his elaborate mail appreciating the hard work put in by the contributors. The group is really indebted to gems like Warrier, PPR, JS, Manchanda, Ramamurthi and others who regularly write on a variety of subjects and improve the quality of our life. Madam Vathsala Jayaraman's rich thoughts on the range of subjects she handles reach us through Collage and mails. We are thankful to all the contributors for their AHUTIS in GYAN YADNYA managed by Shri Gauriaji. VNKelkar 5) S R Badrinarayanan Chennai ๐™๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ '๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™–๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ W๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ R๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™š', ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ž๐™ก ๐™™๐™š๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค๐™ข ๐™– ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ! ๐™๐™–๐™จ๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ก๐™–๐™ง ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ. ๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™‰๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฃJi. ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™™๐™ž๐™œ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™–๐™™๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™š๐™˜๐™š. .... ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™™๐™ง๐™ž 6) R Jayakumar Trumpet is blown in a gathering to announce the presence of a person of victory in a battle or of outstanding success in some field. It can be blown by the victorious person himself or by a well-wisher on his behalf. So we have Shri S Venugopalan giving us his self described success story after retirement from the Bank which includes completing course in journalism, civic related awareness in the local area, owning a carnatic music club and also writing LTTE on civic issues which is in no way less important than the media responses to the Hindu on financial matters by Warrier, which also appear in the Collage. Then there came a loud blowing of trumpets by Mr Nallasivan from out of his gifted memory power highlighting the intellectual work and contribution for us by some highly respected members of the group who are in their eighties and nineties. For reasons known only to himself he has reserved not to highlight the contribution of Madam to the group. Thank you, Mr Kelkar Sir for setting this right in your response. We have also other senior and energetic members with gifted talents like painting artist cum singer Shri Gopalakrishnan and the store house of knowledge in every field, Shri Sitendra Kumar Sir who can add value to any mail appearing in the group by any one in any matter with his intersting and unambiguous responses. We can blow the trumpet for any number of times because the truth is that these honourable members deserve to be honoured with blowing of bugles and trumpets all the time. So where do I stand Mr Nallasivan, to say without reserve, can I be the Nalayak of the group! (Just for fun ☺️) I am unable to respond on send mails to the group regularly because of recurring vertigo in the last two months. R Jayakumar 7) M G Warrier Mumbai Dear Nallasivan Thank you for your email "Speaking Without Reserve". I've not been getting print edition of Without Reserve since the Covid days. But JS shares soft copy as soon as possible once it's published. Collage was an offshoot of pandemic which will disappear silently when it becomes redundant. I've not yet started editing Collage which continues to be a Collage supported by many readers in the age group of 16 to 90 plus. It was in self interest that I started writing something everyday, after retirement. As my employer has been taking care of my survival needs, I had no occasion to worry about return from writing or publications. Media gave me lot of space and sometimes even small payments. I've spent much more in publishing books. I have discontinued serious writing last year when I stopped contribution to The Global Analyst Regards M G Warrier 8) P P Ramachandran Mumbai We owe a deep debt to Shri Nallasivan for his "Assessment of Major Contributors" to Group Mails. Two serious omissions : 1 Smt Vathsala Jayaraman with her encyclopaedical sway on diverse subjects. 2 Shri Sitendra Kumar's profound and prolific commentaries on Hindi Film songs. He has outshone Raju Bharatan and Manohar Iyer-considered to be the last words on Bollywood. Continued at H2 As only very few readers may be interested in knowing my response (others know me too well!), I've included my views on this at the end of this message, at H2 ☺️-Warrier 9) Nalla Sivan, Multi-talented, Multi-focused : Vathsala Jayaraman Shri Nallasivan Saravanan, our friend is a blessed person with multi talents. If you observe his mails for the past ten years you will be surprised at the way he attempts to present facts, too nigh a possibility for many of us. Continued at H3 10) J Santhanakrishnan Responded to Vathsala Jayaraman : Madam I fully endorse your views about MY good friend Shri.Nallasivan. I am proud to say that I have worked with him in the same department and enjoyed with him outside our Office also. 11) Vivek Amin Shri S Shetty, Mumbai shared how to live life with wife happy way. Here one more tip : If wife is upset and firing husband, the best way for husband is to keep quiet. Why! Is wife fires her husband she feels a win win situation. So if wife is in happy state of mind just enjoy it as wife's happiness is what husband tries for his full life. B Collage Profile : Christian Marclay https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s10/christian-marclay-in-london-segment/ C Books https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/books/reviews/book-review-the-earned-life-lose-regret-choose-fulfillment/article65560414.ece (Link Courtesy : K Balasubramanian Coimbatore) Amazon Link The Earned Life (Lead Title): Lose Regret, Choose Fulfilment https://amzn.eu/d/4OzMG7j In his most personal and powerful work to date, world-renowned leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith offers a better way to approach fulfilment that goes against everything we're taught about achievement. Taking inspiration from Buddhism, Goldsmith reveals that the key to living the earned life, unbound by regret, requires connecting the habit of earning rewards to something greater than our personal successes. Goldsmith implores readers to avoid the Great Western Disease of "I'll be happy when...." He offers practical advice and exercises aimed at helping us shed the obstacles that prevent us from creating fulfilling lives. From learning to privilege your future over your present, knowing how to weigh up opportunity and risk accurately, honing your 'one-trick genius' and needing to earn credibility twice, the book is packed with transformative insights and tools that will help readers close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done-and avoid the trap of existential regret, the kind that reroutes destinies and persecutes our memories. Full of illuminating stories from Goldsmith's legendary career as a coach to some of the world's highest-achieving leaders and reflections on his own life, The Earned Life is a roadmap for ambitious people seeking a higher purpose. D Faith : Sant Dnyaneshwar Vivek Amin responding to Shri S W Fadnavis : That's why Dnyaneshwar TV serial on a Marathi Channel is top rating even in 2nd year, where Dnyaneshwar is explaining each and every เค“เคตी meaning in simple words. http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Sant_Dnyaneshwar Dnyaneshwari is the most revered book of the "Warkari" Sect. Every member of that sect regards that book as the base of the "Warkari" sect; but it is a great pity that fully authentic account of the life of the writer of Dnyaneshwari is not known. A few fragments of his life are available in 'Dnyaneshawar Vijay' by Satchita-nand Baba and a few Abhangas composed by Namdeo. The complete life account of Dnyaneshwar is more or less legendary and has got to be constructed from the fragments of facts selected from the aforesaid books. E Gods' Vehicles https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/hindu-gods-and-their-vehicle The individual deities simply represent particular aspects of the one consciousness, such as beauty, valor, wisdom, and strength. Since it's difficult to meditate or focus on such abstract qualities, the deities provide an image or form that people can more easily visualize and hold in their mind. Whether in the form of deities or flesh-and-blood beings, animals and birds are greatly respected as aspects of the infinite god Brahman. F Leisure Jokes about editors https://sites.google.com/site/writersjokes/jokesabouteditorspublishers Like : Three men: an editor, a photographer, and a journalist are covering a political convention in Johannesburg. They decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says "Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish." The photographer went first. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas with no money worries." The genie granted him his wish and sent him on off to St. Thomas. The journalist went next. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean with no money worries." The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to the Mediterranean. Last, but not least, it was the editor's turn. "And what would your wish be?" asked the genie. "I want them both back after lunch" replied the editor, "the deadline for tomorrow's newspaper is in about ten hours. G Quotes on editing https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/editing-quotes The process of editing is what I enjoy most - putting the pieces together and making sense out of them. Christian Marclay Christian Marclay is a visual artist and composer. He holds both American and Swiss nationality. Marclay's work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. H Continued from A 1) Continued from A2 S Nallasivan's Response continued... It would appear that friends despite receipt of hard copies have a decided preference for JS soft copies as they are, just like ready to eat food served on a platter. Have you ever thought how many hours JS spend in making the soft copies of Without Reserve available to us. Moreover he serves you two other soft delicacies, RBI News Letter and Credit Information Review, relished by those who still desire to have updated information on the proceedings both inside and outside of the Bank. Shri Warrier has shared the information that he spends three to four hours in editing his popular Collage. Warrier does not have any editorial support and he is a one man army. One cannot but wonder how he manages to bring it daily considering the variety, rich contents, too unwieldy a size and supplemented by video clips and related external links. Warrier has a tight leash, control over the contributors and of course, not the size. He always takes care to make his own comments and supplement more on relevant and related subject. Of course, he is fond of answering FAQ on the Collage. It, many a time, gains mobility and gets published from places wherever he traveled. In the initial days I tried to over simplify and called it, after all it is Digest and why at all Warrier Christened it as Collage. The unique unorthodox format and long, long and so long discourses made me conclude, yes it is a Collage and not a brief concise Digest. Do you know the Reader's Digest, a magazine having maximum circulation in the World, publishes just 10 issues annually. Collage is a multi-cusine service, plantain leaf full of rich Onam Sadya unfailingly served every single day. Shri P P Ramachandran, yes all of 86, takes pride that he is in deep slumber in minutes when he hit the sack sharp at 10 PM. He is up and busy by 4-30 AM and his promised quota of half dozen mails are released by 5-30 AM, when many of us are still asleep. The variety he offers in his plate are unique and unparalleled sumptuous. Had he wanted, he could have edited his own Collage by suitably merging his daily mails a one of its kind, single source of contribution. Hindi film music, a listeners choice, a biographical sketch on Carnatic Musicians. The week has been systematically divided catering to a variety of subjects, Flowers, Humour, Travel. And no festival or religious function arrived without his eloborate introduction. He finds time to deliver oration that are more personal and with intimate details not confined to the Bank alone. He could recall effortlessly his life at 11, as if it happened if not yesterday, the day before yesterday. He enjoys an exclusive preserve, his Sunday Book review. Somebody has said, an ace reviewer has deep understanding and equal knowledge on the subject if not more than the author. One could gauge the strength of his review from review of his reviews by the most eminent persons who too are great and have published books. Last but not the least he has been religiously accounting demise in the RBI Family. One could easily relate himself to the departed soul so easily from his Special detailed post only in his Obituary column. I had recently posted a biographical sketch on PPR and our friends should have perceived the greatness of the Palasana Parameswara Iyer Ramachandran. We had occasion to know about Shri Virendra Kumar Manchanda on his Voluntary Services on Law and Income Tax for decades to not so well informed friends on the complicated subject. He is the Resource person in the group guiding and Counseling our members on variety of subjects, yes legal, Personal Tax, MAF and of course, Pension and related rulings and procedure. He has been in the forefront to address, the Samadhan, Bank Management and his efforts even have enlarged scope to bring to the personal attention of the Governor. We recently greeted our Seniormost member Shri M K Ramamurthi when he turned 92. It is a pleasant surprise that he is not only active but very prompt to respond to mails. When we suggested to him to greet the Governor personally on his 92nd birthday, he responded eagerly and blessed the Governor and his family, incidentally highlighting the hardship of such senior pensioners like him, a soft but effective reminder on his failure to stand by the Retirees. He took the trouble of blessing the Finance Minister too on that occassion. I thought it is time to recall the activities of both Septagenarians and Octogenarians in our Group who lead a more active and meaningful life, and are more visible. Age, after all is a number, don't you think so? S Nallasivan 2) Continued from A8 Nallasivan has written the following comments on Warrier's Collage : Warrier does not have any editorial support and he is an one man army. One cannot but wonder how he manages to bring it daily considering the variety, rich contents, too unwieldy a size and supplemented by video clips and related external links. I have serious doubt if Collage is output of a "One-Man Army" . I have encountered in Collage quite often the names of Reshmy Warrier and Karan Warrier. I would humbly request my good friend Shri Warrier to declare that Collage is produced single-handedly by him. I certify that my entire contribution is mine and mine only. So I believe----- is the contribution of Shri J Santhanakrishnan. I request Shri Nallasivan / Shri Warrier to clear my doubt. PPR M G Warrier's Response : Respected P P Ramachandran General observations, I leave to readers to respond, if they are interested*. As regards issues concerning me and Collage : I do not know Karan. Honestly. Please ๐Ÿ™ give me more details of the person, if you really meant Karan. My son is Kiran. I get ample support for my survival from my family including my son Kiran (who stays in Navi Mumbai) and daughter Reshmy (who stays in Lower Parel). My wife Sudha and I stay in Bhandup West nowadays. I have stopped claiming about doing anything single-handed since long ago. When I make my cup of tea, I remember the contribution of tea estate workers to those who produce milk and the vessels and those who work with Mahanagar Gas. There are thousands in between. No activity is single-handed. Reshmy designed the Title Page of Warrier's Collage. Kiran and Reshmy occasionally share Website links and snippets (I take care to acknowledge them as far as possible. That's how their names appear in Collage) In the circumstances I am not able to comply with your request to certify that "Collage is produced single-handedly by Warrier" I'm not competing with anyone else. I propose to continue to share Collage in the present format with my friends and contacts. Regards ๐Ÿ™-Warrier *S Nallasivan's response to P P Ramachandran : I have very often eulogised and wrote the exceptional talent of Smt Vathsala Jayaraman that I lost Count of. She could indulge us oรฑ any subject to make you feel you have been served rich dinner of course more than you could relish. It is akin to listening V K Krishna Menon's oration. Same thing has been my adulation about Shri Sitendra Kumar. Moreover I know him well personally. When many of us used to link his mails only on his overt optimism on Pension revision they may not know his expertise in refixation on revision and the ingenuity to tell us the quantum of arrears if the Bank choose to live upto their promises. Who does not know that he is an authority on Indian Defence forces and adept at t exposing with facts on the incompetence and inefficiency of the Babus with IAS tag He is the lone friend who could write not only thesis but treatise too on every single Hindi Film Songs Shri PPR post as " Farmaish" Unless he sat with music directors while composing it is impossible to share such interesting episodes that is privy to an intimate circle Film making is no simple task. He is a historian and connoisseur of music. I have recorded all these and more in my mail to the group on more than one occasion. As far Warrier's One man Army, I have known that he alone toils to post his popular Collage every single day by 6-30 AM Of Course Kiran Warrier and Miss Reshmy Warrier like others contribute to the Collage. Why even Mrs Sudha Warrier Contribute to the Collage. The design, format, colour and even the size of the font is finalized by Warrier. He receives contributions on variety of subjects from regular contributors directly. He purvey interesting mails posted to the RBI Retirees Groups and borrow from interesting mails posted to the RBI Retirees Groups and borrow from them liberally. As if it is not adequate he adds up his own comments and contributions. He is also generous with borrowing from his own blogs and books. I can vouch for his single handed work with authority. This year around when he had long sojourn at Trivandrum he did not have lap top or a PC still could bring the Collage using his Smart Phone. We must give credit to M Govinda Warrier that he speaks truth and only truth and one need not suspect or doubt him when he has spoken. His words are as good as sworn oath Yes, Collage has been brought out by Warrier as the lone Warrior. S Nallasivan Our Sitendra Kumar could recall vividly on composers, lyricist, singers, and actors as if he had been a witness to the proceedings 3) Continued from A9 He is an advocate while discussing about all legal matters on earth. A renowned politician in expressing his views about different parties, a commentator while dealing with intricate political/administrative issues, a critic while talking about parents like us who have their children abroad. An upanyasak while dealing with Thiruppaavai or the vaaram; an artist while explaining the way leafy parraots are made in Srivilliputhur. An environment specialist while describing South-West or North-East Monsoons. A HR and DE specialist while talking of temple rituals; a medico while explaining hospital procedures; An argumentator while discussing pension issues. Above all a friend, philosopher and guide all rolled into one and MANY MORE. The proof is his pen (mails) Can you find any other individual with such multiple focus? Vathsala Jayaraman-

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