Warrier's Collage on Monday August 1, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday August 1, 2022 1) Spider weaving web : Close up https://youtu.be/4J5kArP5gAE (Link Courtesy : Prem Anand Kannur) 2) Squirrel watch https://youtu.be/ysFGho_9Zh0 (Link Selection : Inspired by P R R Nayar Thiruvananthapuram) 3) From R Jayakumar's Aquarium (July 31, 2022) https://photos.app.goo.gl/dgUZnk1WrmegDmxN9 Good Morning 🌻 Nice Day M G Warrier Thought* of the Day Never be Too Proud. Never be Too Bossy. Remember that you live in a planet that has Gravity. What goes up must come down. Ultimately it is Humility that counts. *Shared by V Rangarajan A Messages/Responses 1) T N C Rangarajan Shared a link : Rangarajan's daughter* has published an essay by the Sanskrit Scholar Sri G S S Murthy in the journal Resonance that she edits : https://www.ias.ac.in/describe/article/reso/025/08/1095-1116 click and read the pdf at the link given in the article *T N C Vidya, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore 2) V R Chittanandam Enquired : When does the third part of Vasu Annan's Story likey to appear in the Collage? Chittanandam (The query was addressed to Babusenan) 3) S W Fadnawis Shared a link : I don' t know if there is God or not but if He exists He is surely to be found in such heavenly music. https://youtu.be/k_loPwdMlA4 4) Corrections Sunday Collage : In Birthday Greetings, "Week ending Saturday August 5..." may be read as "Week ending Saturday August 6..." Poems shared in Collage are by Franklin Randolph Misquith. Poet's name was wrongly typed as F M Misquith yesterday. The errors are regretted -Warrier) 5) R Narayanan The Government of India and RBI should make an earnest effort to popularize the Gold monetization policy and make it more attractive. Print and Visual media should be used effectively in attracting the public to monetize the gold they possess. I feel lack of publicity is the main reason for failure of the scheme. 6) Beauty of sleep https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/beauty-of-sleep/article65655895.ece Sleep is the most wonderful phenomenon in the living world. Every living being, including trees and plants, sleeps. We can see trees and plants sleeping after sunset, folding their leaves. The German forester Peter Wohlleben says in his wonderful book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: “Trees need their rest just as much as we do, and sleep deprivation is as detrimental to trees as it is to us. We realise the full value of sleep only when we are afflicted with sleep deprivation. And the most fascinating definition or description of sleep comes from William Shakespeare. In his play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth advises Macbeth to kill King Duncan to make himself the King. Macbeth is not a born villain as Iago in Othello is; and therefore, immediately after committing the murder, he regrets and says: “Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!/ Macbeth does murder sleep’—the innocent sleep,/ Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care,/ The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,/ Balm of hurt minds, great Nature’s second course,/ Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” (Act 2, Scene 2). B Media Responses : M G Warrier a) Delink and professionalise July 31, 2022 Delink and professionalise This refers to the report "Plan to hike EPFO's equity investment limit not taken up by Trustees at Saturday meeting" (The Hindu Business Line, July 31). Gradually government officials and legislators (including ministers) should allow boards and boards of Trustees to be managed by professionals. If need be, concerned departments or ministries may depute observers without voting rights for meetings which discuss issues in which they may have policy stakes. The thoughts are in the context of EPFO's difficulty in arriving at a consensus on share of equity in investments. Time is opportune for government to leave investment decisions of statutory bodies, PSUs including PSBs and organisations like LIC and EPFO to the wisdom of their boards of managements. To be specific, these institutions should not be used as a catchment area for subscribing to central and state government securities. Slowly all interest rates should be allowed to become market -related. Subsidy is not a bad word, but it should be transparent and should reflect in the Budgets. M G Warrier Mumbai b) Depositors' interest https://www.moneylife.in/article/do-we-need-a-regulator-for-unclaimed-deposits/32537.html Seven years ago I wrote : "The government should guide all organisations sitting on unclaimed deposits or maturity proceeds of other financial instruments like insurance policies to exhaust all reasonable options available to track the depositors or their heirs whose money would be transferred to unclaimed accounts before such transfer every year. From notice boards at bank branches to electronic media could be used to draw the depositors’/beneficiaries’ attention. If banks’ secrecy provisions stand in the way, necessary changes should be thought of." Nothing much moved. I'm responding to the following report from a different angle. Please 🙏 read on... https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/congress-seeks-cbi-probe-into-karuvannur-bank-scam/article65702843.ece/amp/ July 31, 2022 Depositors' interest This refers to the report "Congress seeks CBI probe into Karuvannur bank scam" (The Hindu, July 31). In the recent past there have been cases of financial institutions failing to honour deposit liabilities across the country. If the Karuvannur Bank's case was mismanagement of a credit society, two years ago it was a Multi-state primary cooperative bank (PMC Bank, Mumbai) closing down following diversion of funds by intruders in management. Savers belonging to categories like elders, sick persons and others who were dependent on their bank deposits suffered a lot and there were even cases of suicides reported. No doubt, those who indulged in criminal corrupt practices should be punished. But there's a need to provide immediate support to depositors who get caught unawares, for no fault of theirs. Deposit Insurance for bank deposits and deposit guarantee scheme for cooperatives like Karuvannur are not able to rise to the occasion due to various constraints. GOI may consider pooling unclaimed deposits of all financial institutions including insurance companies and EPFO and create a Trust to handle such emergencies. M G Warrier Mumbai C Collage Book Review : What you expect from a book review? https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/23/garp-forty-years-later/ A brief summary, for those who don’t have the book seared in their minds : the novel begins with a morally questionable nurse, Jenny Fields, who doesn’t want a husband or boyfriend or to have sex with anyone at all, but does want a child. She impregnates herself by raping a dying soldier (he is severely brain-damaged and cannot consent). She raises her son, T. S. Garp, in the infirmary annex of a large and fancy private school for boys. Garp grows up to become a writer, though he is always in Jenny’s shadow: she writes a best-selling autobiography called A Sexual Suspect, which makes her a feminist icon. Garp marries his childhood friend, Helen, after he proves to her that he can write a good story (theirs is first a marriage of the minds and only later one of love and lust). Garp stays home and cooks, cleans, and takes care of their children. Jenny Fields, meanwhile, retires from nursing and takes in women who need shelter at her large inherited home. Both she and Garp are befriended by a wonderful trans woman named Roberta Muldoon, who remains the family’s staunch friend long after both Garp and Jenny are murdered. The World According to Garp has many plotlines, including the struggle of becoming an artist (and the ambivalence many artists feel about whether it is a meaningful or worthy pursuit at all), the deconstruction of traditional gender roles within families, infidelity, sexual violence and death. Bonus : Modi@20 "MODI@20 : Dreams Meet Delivery" Hardcover – 1 May 2022 https://amzn.eu/d/0HCGgyv Modi became the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat in 2001. He was undefeated in all subsequent elections and became the state's longest serving chief minister. While Modi strode Gujarat like a colossus, propelling multi-dimensional progress, bigger responsibilities beckoned. Modi's exemplary success in Gujarat, paved the way for him to be popularly elected India's prime minister in an overwhelming victory in 2014. He is a prime minister unlike anyone earlier, both in terms of appeal and body of work. As a result, in 2019, he was re-elected with an even bigger mandate. His appeal is the result of his work in many domains over a long social, political and administrative career. Modi's impact is not restricted to India alone, and numerous national and international polls regularly declare that he is the most popular international leader. In 2021, Modi completed twenty continuous years as the head of a government. This book, a compilation of chapters authored by eminent intellectuals and domain experts, attempts a definitive and expansive exploration into the fundamental transformation of Gujarat and India over the last twenty years due to Modi's unique model of governance." D Collage Mythology : Source : Speaking Tree What Shiva told Parvati about death (Facts not verified 🙏-Warrier) https://www.facebook.com/108825535821016/posts/pfbid02Wim45y5iFVq6oEVgmdfX14DfLonPNJDpWxUZiaL9nf2xbU5gSbj7S7BfVhrAofbcl/?sfnsn=wiwspmo Bonus : Poem shared by Saravana Varma Mumbai on Friendship Day : Sip your Tea Nice and Slow No one Ever knows when it's Time to Go, There'll be no Time to enjoy the Glow, So sip your Tea Nice and Slow. Life is too Short but feels pretty Long, There's too Much to do, so much going Wrong, And Most of the Time, You Struggle to be Strong, Before it's too Late and it's time to Go, Sip your Tea Nice and Slow. Some Friends stay, others Go away, Loved ones are Cherished but not all will Stay. Kids will Grow up, And Fly away. There’s really no Saying how Things will Go, So sip your Tea Nice and Slow. In the End it's really all about understanding Love For this World and in the Stars above, Appreciate and Value who truly Cares, Smile and Breathe and let your Worries go, So Just Sip your Tea Nice and Slow." When I'm dead. Your tears will flow But I won't know Cry with me now instead. You will send flowers, But I won't see. Send them now, instead You'll say words of praise But I won't hear. Praise me now, instead You'll forget my faults, But I won't know..... Forget them now, instead. You'll miss me then, But I won't feel. Miss me now, instead. You'll wish You could have spent more time with me, Spend it now instead When you hear I'm gone, You'll find your way to my house to pay condolence But we haven't even spoken in years. Look for me now. "Spend time with every person around you, And help them with whatever you have, To make them happy, your families, friends and acquaintances. Make them feel Special because, You never know when time will take them away from you forever. Alone I can 'Say' but together we can 'Talk'. Alone I can 'Enjoy' but together we can 'Celebrate' Alone I can 'Smile' but together we can 'Laugh' That's the BEAUTY of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other. So Stay Connected*. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY to all who value friendship!! 💐🙏🏻 *Collage will extend possible help E Chess Olympiad Chennai Message from T J Kurup Thiruvananthapuram https://youtu.be/cIxUJBDA3T0 Watch this beautiful tribute to the opening of the Chess Olympiad at Mahabalipuram. This is choreographed by Ms Kavitha Ramu Collector Pudukkottai who is a renowned bharatanatyam dancer herself. Also gorgeous costumes and accessories. And don't miss the last move. https://youtu.be/FOy1oH9RFXY To get a feel of the inaugural session another link is also given above -Warrier F Funny repartees https://www.thoughtco.com/repartee-definition-1691909 (I didn't find many funny. So borrowed some jokes from my Thiruvananthapuram RBREA. Copied below -Warrier) Awesome! B_O_M_B_A_Y 🌇 🎖 Bombay has no bombs 💣 and is a harbour ⛵ not a bay. 🎖 Churchgate has neither a church ⛪ nor a gate. It is a railway station 🚉. 🎖 There is no darkness 🔦💡 in Andheri. 🎖 Lalbaag ♨ is neither red🔴 nor a garden 🌴. 🎖 No 👑👌king 🔱 ever stayed at Kings Circle 🌀. 🎖 Nor did Queen 👸 Victoria 💃stay at Victoria 🏢Terminus. 🎖 Nor is there any 👒princess 👸 at Princess Street . 🎖 Lower Parel is at the same level as Parel. 🎖 There are no marines 🚅 or sailors ⚓at Marine Lines.🚼 🎖 The Mahalaxmi 🎫temple is at Haji Ali 🗼 not at Mahalaxmi. 🎖Teen bati 🚥 is a junction of 3 roads, not three lamps 🚥. 🎖 Trams 🚄 used to terminate at Kings circle 🌀 not Dadar TramTerminus.Dadar TT..). Breach 🍭Candy 🍡is not a sweetmeat 🐮 market, but there is a Hospital 🏥. 🎖 There are no Iron 🔔 smiths at Lohar chawl. 🎖 There are no 🍯pot 🍵 makers at Kumbhar wada. 🎖Lokhandwala complex 🏬 is not an Iron and steel market 🏯. Null bazaar 🛀 does not sell taps. 🎖 You will not find lady💃 fingers ☝ 🎍in Bhendi Bazar. Funny 😇Bombay... 😜😜zara hatke zara bachke ✌ Yeh hai Mumbai meri Jaan 🙏💐💐🙏 (If you have nothing else to do, go for a fa*t check -Warrier) G Quotes on Book Review https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/book-review.html You don't want to dwell on your enemies, you know. I basically feel so superior to my critics for the simple reason that they haven't done what I do. Most book reviewers haven't written 11 novels. Many of them haven't written one. John Irving John Winslow Irving is an American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of "The World According to Garp" in 1978.