Warrier's Collage on Tuesday June 21, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday June 21, 2022 1) Inside London Library https://youtu.be/SbZx18tmEyU 2) Know more : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/may/14/featuresreviews.guardianreview16 Good Morning Collage Holidays : Next regular issue of Collage will be on Friday June 24, 2022. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) International Yoga Day 2022 https://www.ndtv.com/health/international-yoga-day-2022-can-yoga-increase-the-bodys-ability-to-absorb-nutrients-3076427 Standing Exercises : https://youtu.be/q_nsKip_VLw (Link Courtesy : Reshmy Warrier Mumbai) Message from Vathsala Jayaraman June 21st is International yoga day being celebrated for the 8th year. Continued at H1 2) C A Jacob It may be worthwhile to make an introspection whether the transformation of collage into colour is really a reader friendly improvement. (Yours is the first response on the subject. Would you prefer Blue or Black and White? It'll be easy to change colours. Actually, those who receive Collage via WhatsApp are not getting colour editionšŸ™-Warrier) 3) Franklin Misquith Shared a poem & his thoughts World Refugee Day* Each one of us is a refugee, For in some way we are all captive and not free, We must hold hands and reach out to one another only then we shall be happy and carefree, And our hearts will be full of glee. Those who are forced to flee their country also become refugees, And to care for these folk the host country has to pay heavy fees, They have to feed, clothe, and meet the needs of the castaways and find themselves more busy than bees, But the best recourse for all of us is to pray to Him for succour and solace on bended knees. We need to have one world order, Else the whole of humanity will be beset with many a hardship and a pile of worries, and thus it's a must to pray to Him for relief on bended knees. *Know More : https://www.news18.com/news/lifestyle/world-refugee-day-2022-theme-history-and-key-facts-about-asylum-seekers-across-the-globe-5391667.html B Collage Books 1) God's Own Entrepreneurs : R Roshan God's Own Entrepreneurs: The Success Secrets of 21 Entrepreneurs from Kerala https://amzn.eu/d/hDZwtff Malayali entrepreneurs have contributed not just to our economy, but also the GCC and global economy in a big way. Coming from God’s Own Country, the ability to work hard and be opportunistic has allowed them to flourish. Their stories have not been told, as they should have been. ‘God's Own Entrepreneurs' can not only inspire others but also give Malayalis the credit they deserve for helping build India's entrepreneur ecosystem. - Anupam Mittal 2) God's Own Office : James Joseph God's Own Office: How One Man Worked for a Global Giant from His Village in Kerala https://amzn.eu/d/2tXh32A James Joseph was in his late thirties, well ensconced in his job as a director with Microsoft, when he decided to take a family vacation in Aluva, Kerala. His six-year-old daughter tasted a jackfruit from a tree in their own yard and remarked, 'Daddy, this is so delicious. I wish I could eat the fruits from this tree every year.' Part memoir, part how-to, this is his amazing story of starting out from the backwaters of Kerala, becoming a corporate leader in America and then finding a way to have a successful career while working out of his village in Kerala. Know More : https://www.thebetterindia.com/59942/james-joseph-jackfruit-365-superfood-india/ C Publishing 1) Publishing Houses in the world https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/facts/ten-largest-publishing-companies/ 2) Publishing Houses in India https://www.frontlist.in/top-10-best-publishing-houses-in-india 3) One from the land of cooperatives https://www.spcsindia.com/about 4) Online Publishers in India https://notionpress.com/ https://notionpress.com/author/m_g_warrier Restoring Trust in Governance : India’s 2020’s Challenge is a companion volume to M G Warrier’s 2018 book “India’s Decade of Reforms” which looked at the initiatives taken by Government of India and RBI to restore the country’s economic health by an appropriate diagnosis of factors that stalled the 1990’s initiatives to introduce economic and financial sector reforms. GOI and RBI are taking forward reform initiatives to revamp the institutional system in the financial sector by infusing transparency and professionalism in policy formulation and introducing structural alterations wherever necessary. This book focuses on policy initiatives necessary to retrieve Indian Economy and the Indian Financial Sector from the present crisis-like situation. Areas covered in this book include agenda for the second Modi government at the centre (2019-24), pros and cons of privatizing public sector, approach towards gold management. Reserve Bank of India’s role in confidence boosting viewed in the context of monetary policy implementation since the setting up of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), some aspects of macroeconomic policy challenges before the Reserve Bank of India, need for a strong central bank, conflicts in formulation and implementation of monetary and fiscal policies. Finally, in a separate Section, namely ‘Professionalizing Financial System’ we look at measures being taken to professionalize and strengthen the Financial Sector with focus on regulation and supervision of the banking system. D Libraries 1) Libraries across the world https://www.trafalgar.com/real-word/9-most-beautiful-libraries-around-world/? 2) Libraries across India https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/libraries-of-india-330775-2016-07-22 3) Library Movement in Kerala http://ignited.in/I/a/282954 E Bookstores 1) World https://lithub.com/the-10-most-famous-bookstores-in-the-world/ 2) India https://www.thecitizen.in/amp/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/8/3768/Ten-Bookstores-In-India-That-You-Must-Check-Out 3) Thiruvananthapuram Kerala https://threebestrated.in/book-stores-in-thiruvananthapuram-kl F Leisure 1) Sanjayan* https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2022/jun/20/sanjayan-a-humourist-and-humanist-from-kerala-2467465.html Excerpts : Children, come around. Sanjayan is fed up of talking to the elders. I am going to tell the story of the great Elephant Jagannoosan to you," wrote Moorkoth Ramunni Nair aka MR Nair in his pseudo pen name Sanjayan. As a child, I read the story of Jagannoosan thanks to the insistence of my father, an ardent fan of Sanjayan. *Link Courtesy : P V Mohan Krishnan Thiruvananthapuram 2) We grew up...In between*... Somewhere between “ 10 toffees for 1 rupee” and “1 toffee for 10 rupees”, we grew up! Somewhere between “Ground may aaja” and “Online aaja”, we grew up! Somewhere between “stealing chocolate from our sister” and “Buying chocolate for her children”, we grew up! Somewhere between “Just five more mins Maa” and “Pressing the snooze button”, we grew up! Somewhere between “Crying out loud just to get what we want” and “Holding our tears when we are broken inside”, we grew up! Somewhere between “I want to grow up” and “I want to be a child again”, we grew up! Somewhere between “Lets meet and plan” and “Lets plan and meet”, we grew up! Somewhere between "Being afraid of our parents" and "Praying for our parents" we finally grew up And as we grew up, we realize; How Silently, Our Lives Have Changed....... *Forward received from Ravindra Sangwai via Group mail R K S G Quotes on reading habits https://inspiremykids.com/20-inspiring-quotes-about-reading-for-kids-and-students/ As important as reading is, did you know that: 800 million people around the world cannot read or write Many families (and some schools) have no books for children to read There are likely many children and people in your town or city that fall into this group. If you are already a strong reader, helping others to read is an amazing gift that you can give and there are some ideas below as to how you can help. H 1) Continued from A1 Practicing even just once per week can produce a number of positive benefits for your mind and body. These include Improved muscular strength and flexibility : Improved cardiovascular function: Reduced risk of metabolic disfunction: Enhanced flexibility and joint function: Better mental health: But there are certain negative side effects also., though the practice is generally considered safe. Complications may arise when Glaucoma patients take up yoga.,due to increase on ocular pressure. A possibility of aggravation of high blood pressure cannot be ruled out. : Forward Folds practiced over-aggressively can irritate already vulnerable disks in your back, especially those in your lumbar spine. . An overstretch might occur when you ignore your body's warning signs and try to extend beyond your known limitations. So, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, it's best to check with your doctor before starting yoga. In earlier days women had lot of physical work at home, the schedules will be in Q waiting for their reaction and response. They didn't spend any time for meditation. They were able to manage the burden with much patience while taking care of 5 or 6 children and also attending to the needs of their married daughters. The patience, perseverance and no-hurry mentality with intermittent change of activities provided the much needed relaxation that is derived out of meditation and yoga Too much importance to meditation techniques may do some harm to the individual.I wish to narrate a real incident. A friend of mine from RBI who was very much interested in yoga and meditation learnt the art from a Guru from a famous Yoga Institute in Madras. Within three months he became very calm and composed and developed a highly matured outlook in office matters.Initially it was highly welcome.Within 4 months he started losing weight fast.From 65 Kg ,it was reduced to nearly 50Kg.He started feeling that he had a halo around him. Suddenly he breathed his last at the age of 54. It was a blow to his family.As he begot his children late, his two sons were just 12 and 8. His wife, a teacher expressed her anguish and she blamed the process of meditation responsible for the death of her husband. The Yoga Institute didn't agree to what she lamented. We need not interpret this as negativity, but as a warning signal. It is better to proceed cautiously. My son and daughter learnt some meditation techniques from Satguru thro Video conferencing.They say it is extremely beneficial.It may not anyway change the situations but definitely help to have correct perception of things and face the crisis with more determination.The same angry husband, the same teen age problems from children don't affect her much. She is much more confident and is in a position to advise me also. Whatever be the method, the attitude you cultivate and the self assessment on weekly basis, helps a lot ,she says, to get over certain inhibitions and negative tendencies creeping then and there.From a highly sensitive and lamenting type ,she has transformed into a refined, calm and matured woman of 53 At the same time I have learnt about vivid experiences,a lady had even as she started practising yoga and meditation. Her case is:- 1.. She was a non-believer and she never cared to practice any of these. She doesn’t even follow ritualistic worship, scripture reading etc. She is a Hindu and believes in God/ superpower. 2. She has always had some experiences like seeing and feeling bright warm light before sleeping or while meditating or praying and according to her, it is very comforting. These are not phosphenes and she has got her eyes checked and has sought doctors’ opinion. At times it is purple or blue tinged. 3. While praying she has felt very bright light mostly from the belly or chest region while physically no light has been there in the vicinity. 4. She has had several past life recollections and luckily, we could authenticate as she was an achiever in her past life and internet has very specific pieces of information which she recollected, both visual and factual. Prior to this, she had never heard of that person. Immediately after having this experience she experienced intense golden yellow light encircling her and it stayed on with her for a while. She was not asleep when she had this experience; she was trying to fall asleep and was aware of the sounds from the neighbouring room and the road outside their building. Maybe she was in a semi-sleep state. 5. When she tried to learn to meditate a few years ago, she could see bright lights, visions and felt some speedy movement at the forehead level (Third eye). Those days she started having experiences like seeing people (while meditating) about whom she did not know and she later came to know that they were very senior members of that religious organization and she later found out about them through the net. Is it true or just imagination out of too much contact with internet? She was in touch with that organization for just one month. She has totally stopped going there. 6. She discontinued her meditation practice after hearing whispers (Clairaudience?) and she is scared to meditate now. All these happened very quickly within a month and a half or two! 7. Even now whenever she tries to meditate within a couple of minutes she starts experiencing very bright light and /or movements in the forehead region. She says it is very engaging and there is a feeling of liberation but she is scared as she doesn’t have anyone to guide her on this journey. The Internet is full of some scary information on this subject. 8. Whenever she has tried to discuss with some religious persons or the elderly, they either tell her not to discuss these with others but pursue meditation and some others have called these experiences as spiritual experiences and they are attributing it to her past-life good karmas. 1. Could anyone clarify what she has been experiencing?(She is a very balanced productive individual with no mental health issues.) 2. Is her experience related to chakra activation or Astral projections or Astral travel? It looks like the girl is experiencing opening up of Ajna Chakra and/or Sahasrara Chakra. Different people have experienced different things. Some experience high voltage shock when someone touches him/her. High level of energy flows through the body during such experiences. They are mind-cleansing experiences. Some have experienced past (even beyond the current life time), present and future and lost body-consciousness while others transcend time and space. After learning about all these things, we feel whether it is worth while to practice yoga and entangle ourselves into clueless difficulties. Is it not better to restrict with Rama naama chantation with limited walking exercises ,considering our age and physical constitution? Just think good, and do good. Sorry if I have hurt the sentiments of yoga learners. Vathsala Jayaraman 2)Father's Day The Unsung Hero of the House : Vathsala Jayaraman Why June 19th, 3rd Sunday in June alone? Every day deserves to be celebrated as Father's Day. Father is a special‘icon' of the family. Fatherhood is just as essential to the healthy development of the family as motherhood. Sometimes influence of father's love is even greater than that of the mother. While mothers provide warm nurturing care, dads' rough housing is significant in itself. Fathers matter just because they don't mother. How much does the child enjoy being tickled, wrestled and being thrown into air and hugged later by his father! Father is more brief, directive and to the point and does not shout like mother. It is this underplay and non interference that attract children more towards their father. The father has the knack of keeping extreme calm amidst tuff conflicts and this‘sleeping over the problem' attitude mostly results in automatic resolve of the situation. Though mother's role is apparent, father is the unsung hero of the house. It can never be denied that father, though not over enthusiastic like his wife, has wise practical approach to problems. His silent stress on justice, his tendency to observe and enforce systematic discipline create an analytical approach in children. While mother gets agitated over the teen age problems of children, father is more composed on this front. A single affectionate glance of father is an expressible comfort for the children. No need to measure thoughts, or weigh the words. The children pour out everything all chaff and grain together. Father knows to keep what is worth and blow the rest. The patient listening by the affectionate father itself yields positive results, relieves the children of their tension and makes them more comfortable leading them towards self assessment. I know a father who lost his beloved wife at the age of 30. With the eldest child of 3 years and new born twins, the father stood the crisis with determination, remained single and with the only assistance received from a baby care center have brought the children up with a high degree of discipline. How many sleepless nights he has spent? We have no words to describe the mental agony he has gone through and the magnitude of sacrifice he has made for nearly 15 years to see his children develop physically, intellectually, with unblemished character. Now the eldest daughter is a Chartered Accountant, The second daughter, a post graduate in Communication is in media. The youngest is a lawyer practising in Bangalore High Court. Hats off to such fathers!On the other hand, fathers who by force of circumstances become victims to vices repent at a later date. They stand as embodiments of negative parenting and the evil effects thereof imparting a valuable lesson to the society. Today there is so much of talk about spending quality time with children, mostly one or two in number. In those days there were minimum of five children at every home and with a joint family setup, the number would far exceed ten. Our father who was a teacher commanded great respect in the society. He seldom talked to us. We had admiration for whatever he did , the value he attached to each job, from the simple washing to careful mega planning, methodical execution with impeccable discipline. Above all what a simplicity! He never hesitated to carry a gunny load of cattle feed on his shoulders and walk carefree down the streets. He never advised us but let us watch. Our father and Jawaharlal Nehru were born on the same day, 14th Nov 1889. But our father was inimitably great in his own way. “Do your best, hope for the best, prepare for the worst” “That which can't be cured must be endured” The above two oft repeated sayings of our father still linger in our ears, guiding us for ever. It's not the wealth that a Dad accumulates for his children, it is not the expensive gifts that he gets or the beautiful places he takes them for vacations, it is his involvement in the child's life is what a child looks for. Children care about his undivided attention, his focus, his time and unconditional Love. Father is one who catches us before we fall, pierces with his glance when we transgress rules and shines with pride when we succeed. He stands tall with his silence speaking volumes. Vathsala Jayaraman

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