Warrier's Collage on Monday July 11, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday July 11, 2022 🙏 1) Chovallur in conversation (Malayalam) https://youtu.be/wPnhp0zYqcQ 2) Museum of illusions, New Delhi https://museumofillusions.in/ 3) Illustrated Weekly of India https://youtu.be/EYHGch3Wy48 Good Morning 🌄 Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) V Babusenan As pointed out, UP (preferably with a full stop in between) represents the biggest state in our country. If you pronounce the first letter as the U in the word 'Utopia', you get the Malayalam word that denotes the most essential thing in life : the salt. It reminds us the biblical words : "If the salt loseth its savor, what with can it be salted?" Connect the Malayalam 'UP' with Gandhiji, you get a milestone in the long history of our freedom struggle. 2) Jayaram Krishnaswami The King of Fruits has got the deserved attention. However it is becoming increasingly difficult for the common man to enjoy even a "nadan" mambazham because of the galloping prices*. I request the Collage to please examine the issue of rising prices. Jayaram K (*See B Current Affairs. RBI Governor has something to say on the subject. Collage has no expertise to comment. Can arrange some mangos when you visit us -Warrier) B Current Affairs RBI Governor Optimistic https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1317 Globalisation of Inflation and Conduct of Monetary Policy (Speech by Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India - July 9, 2022 - Delivered at the Kautilya Economic Conclave, organised by Institute of Economic Growth in New Delhi) Excerpts : Concluding Observations The benefits of globalisation come with certain risks and challenges. Shocks to prices of food, energy, commodities and critical inputs are transmitted across the world through complex supply chains. This was evident during the pandemic, and more so after the conflict in Europe erupted, with global shocks playing a dominant role in domestic inflation dynamics. These global factors present difficult policy trade-offs between price stability and stabilising economic activity, especially when the economy is recuperating from repeated shocks. They add to the macroeconomic and financial stability challenges from volatile capital flows in a financially globalised world. In fact, recent developments call for greater recognition of global factors in domestic inflation dynamics and macroeconomic developments which underscore the need for enhanced policy coordination and dialogue among countries to achieve better outcomes. The insurance against such inevitable global shocks ultimately is built on sound economic fundamentals, strong institutions and smart policies. Price stability is key to maintaining macroeconomic and financial stability. In a broader sense, inflation is a measure of the trust and confidence that the public repose in the economic institutions of a country. While factors beyond our control may affect inflation in the short run, its trajectory over the medium-term is determined by monetary policy. Therefore, monetary policy must take timely actions to anchor inflation and inflation expectations so as to place the economy on a strong and sustainable growth pedestal. We will continue to calibrate our policies with the overarching goal of preserving and fostering macroeconomic stability. In this endeavour, we will remain flexible in our approach while being cogent and transparent in our communication. If history is any guide, I am optimistic that our actions will usher in a new era of prosperity in the years ahead. C Media Response July 10, 2022 RBI's optimism This refers to the report "RBI's actions will usher in an era of prosperity: Das" (July 10). The words of RBI Governor are reassuring and soothing at a time when the media is flooded with pessimism emanating from negativity supported by happenings, some man-made and others like residuals of 2 year long pandemic which can be attributed to 'divine intervention'. Shaktikanta Das concluded his speech in Delhi with the following remarks : "We will continue to calibrate out policies with the overarching goal of preserving and fostering macroeconomic stability. In this endeavour, we will remain flexible in our approach while being cogent and transparent in our communication. If history is any guide, I am that our actions will usher in a new era of prosperity in the years ahead. " This should also, hopefully, answer the anxieties of experts debating whether the Monetary Policy Committee is parallel to RBI in chasing "Inflation Target" M G Warrier Mumbai D Faith Ashadha Ekadashi : July 10, 2022 I These are today's musings from my thoughts : C V Subbaraman I have no demands on you, God : To day is Aashaada Ekaadasi. All Ekaadasis are fasting days. It is said that persons between the ages of 7 and 72 should ideally (in the ancient times in some kingdoms it was compulsory) fast. Fasting promotes good health. When we all think of God we all have also demands on Him instantly. We pray for Buddhi, Yashas, Dhanam, Aayushyam, Aarogyam, etc. Is there any end to human demands on that abstract God? When I came unto this humanity To add to this loving fraternity, I never dreamt that I would live some day Feeling left alone, friendless I shall stay. All my kith and kin count nothing to me Beyond a bundle of emotions be, That shall unto oblivion vanish, When my body and unseen soul perish. If God were ever my eternal friend Would He stay with me until my life’s end? I know not whether He stays with me now Or ever stayed with me when I did bow Before His tall Worshipful Majesty And sought for all my sins His amnesty; I know not whether He admonished me When I was gloating with meaningless glee. Oh God, if Thou art a busy power Giving divine attention and succour To all animate and If You are the One that decides the fate Of all beings across the galaxies How long they shall live or when they shall cease, I shall not demand for benefits from you, You should know what to give and what not too, I shall not thank you for favours received I shall not blame you when I am deceived I shall not rejoice when good tidings come Nor feel saddened when others make me glum For all events are destined beyond me Neither joy nor sorrow is trouble free. 10 07 2022 II Ashadhi Ekadashi July 10, 2022 : Vishnu Kelkar explains the genesis As advised by Naradmuni, Shrikrishna and Rukmini decided to leave for Dwarka the same night. But to say good bye to the people of Pandhari, before leaving for Dwarka, Shrikrishna first reached the door steps of Pundalika's 'kuti'. Due to overnight rains at Pandhari, there was lot of waterlogging and mud around. He therefore called out to Pundalika from outside. When Pundalika saw that Vishnudeva himself had arrived at his home, he became emotional. He respectfully said, "O Panduranga, I am attending to my parents and helping them to finish their morning rituals. Therefore, please do not enter my "kuti". I will return to you soon". Continued at H1 E Books : Jean Paul Sartre https://philosophynow.org/issues/15/A_students_guide_to_Jean-Paul_Sartres_Existentialism_and_Humanism Existentialism and Humanism is probably the most widely read of all Sartre's philosophical writings, and it is certainly one of his more accessible pieces; yet surprisingly little has been written about it. One explanation for this may be that Sartre himself came to regret the publication of the book and later repudiated parts of it. Nevertheless Existentialism and Humanism provides a good introduction to a number of key themes in his major work of the same period, Being and Nothingness, and to some of the fundamental questions about human existence which are the starting point for most people's interest in philosophy at all. It is common practice for teachers in the Anglo-American philosophical tradition to be scathing about Sartre's philosophy, dismissing it as woolly, jargon-laden, derivative, wrong-headed and so on – in Bryan Magee's recent TV series ‘The Great Philosophers’, for instance, Sartre's philosophy was declared to be only of passing interest. But even where Sartre’s philosophy is obviously flawed, as it certainly is in Existentialism and Humanism, it can fire the imagination and offer genuine insight into the human condition. Existentialism and Humanism https://amzn.eu/d/3rOPw0F Over the past sixty years the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre have probably been more influential in the West than those of any other philosopher and literary figure. In his theoretical writings, Sartre laid the foundation for an original doctrine of Existentialism. His concern, however, was to relate his theory to human response and the practical demands of living. To achieve this, he carried his philosophical concepts into his novels and plays, and there subjected them to the test of imagined experience. His uniqueness lies in the success with which he demonstrated the utility of Existentialist doctrine while creating, at the same time, works of the highest literary merit. Thus Sartre became the populariser of his own literary thought. Originally delivered as a lecture in Paris in 1945, "Existentialism and Humanism" is Jean-Paul Sartre's seminal defence of Existentialism as a doctrine true to Humanism, as opposed to a purely nihilistic creed, and a plan for its practical application to everyday human life. This exploration of one of the central tenets of his philosophical thought has become the essential introduction to his work, and a fundamental text for all students of philosophy. Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. He died in Paris in 1980. F Why Malayalees do well in any field… Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Asia. 5000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate was Mr Nair Bill Gates : Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave. 2000 people leave the room. Mr Nair says to himself, 'I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I'll give it a try' Bill Gates : Candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people may leave. 2000 people leave the room. Mr Nair says to himself ' I never managed anybody by myself but I have nothing to lose if I stay. What can happen to me?' So he stays… Bill Gates : Candidates who do not have management diplomas may leave. 500 people leave the room. Mr Nair says to himself, 'I left school at 15 but what have I got to lose?' So he stays in the room... Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Japanese to leave. 498 people leave the room. Mr Nair says to himself, ' I do not speak one word of japanese but what do I have to lose?' So he stays and finds himself with One other candidate. Everyone else has gone. Bill Gates joined them and said 'Apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Japanese, so I'd now like to hear you have a conversation together in that language.' Calmly, Mr Nair turns to the other candidate and says, "Naatil evda?"('Where are you from?' in Malayalam) The other candidate answers : "Palakkad!' Both selected!! *Shared by Sreedharan Nair in RBI Retirees Group Thiruvananthapuram G Quotes from Khushwant Singh https://quotes.thefamouspeople.com/khushwant-singh-5295.php Like : "When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars" Khushwant Singh was an Indian journalist and novelist famous for his work ‘Train to Pakistan', ‘A History of Sikhs and various other short stories’. He also served in the upper house of the Parliament of India (Rajya Sabha). His writing involved humor and sarcasm coupled with incisive non-conformism. He was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, which he later returned in protest of Operation Blue Star in support of Sikh community against the Indian Army. Khushwant Singh was famous for his fearless writing and journalism. He was also a lawyer, politician and also the creator of our all-time favorite Santa Banta Jokes. He was also a well-known columnist famous for his 'With Malice Towards One and All' column H Continued from E Pundalika picked up a brick lying thereabout, offered his 'namaskar' to it, touched it to his forehead and also of his parents. He threw it in the front yard and appealed to Panduranga, "O, Panduranga, please stand on this brick till I come back". The idea was to ensure that mud does not touch Panduranga's feet. Shrkrishna also obliged . He honoured his bhakta's appeal, he put his both the hands on his waist and stood on the brick. He waited for Pundalika to come back. Pundalika helped his old parents to have 'darshan' of the living Bhagwanta from a distance from his house. They folded their hands and looked at Shrikrishna with 'bhaktibhava'. Shrikrishna also willingly raised his hands and very humbly expressed thanks for their 'namaskar'. From here on no one, even Shrikrishna knew what was in the mind of destiny. What was in store for Pundalika and the people of Pandhari. Even after an hour or so, Pundalika did not come out. The people from the village became worried when they saw anxious Panduranga standing there for long. People started discussing the matter among themselves. Within a short time a large crowd gathered there. Rukmini also arrived there to see why Shrikrishna is getting late to come back home. An elderly person from the crowd went inside the 'kuti' of Pundalika to find out why he is not responding to the call made by Panduranga. He found that Pundalika had lost his parents and he himself also had given up his life at their feet. Panduranga came to know what had happened. With his divine power he understood what was in Pundalika's mind. He could see immense 'Vishnubhakti' in Pundalika's mind for the good of the people. He invited his soul in front of the large crowd and said, "O, Pundalika, I have realised your immense 'bhakti'. I am extremely pleased for the same. In this Kaliyuga, your 'bhakti' will rank superior to the devotion (bhakti ) of Bhakta Pralhad from Krutayuga. And hence from now onwards, in any puja, your name will be taken first, Pundalika. Also, considering your utmost concern for the good of the people, I am very very happy. The way I am standing on the brick now, in the same position I will stand for the next 28 'YUGAS' in stone form in this 'Pandhari' and give darshan to all my bhaktas for all the time.' 'Irrespective of their caste and creed, religion, faith, class etc. those who perform their duties and obligations towards parents, family, guru, profession, society and the nation and do my 'bhakti', I will fulfil all their wishes, give protection to them from all the troubles. This is the boon I give to you today.' After he said these few words Pandurang vanished from the site and simultaneously a 'pashana' (stone) carved murti (idol) of Panduranga appeared there. After witnessing the entire event, Rukmini who was waiting nearby disappeared from there after converting herself into 'Pashan' (stone) murti. The crowd was stunned to see this "दैवी चमत्कार ". They shouted in unison : "बोला, पुंडलिका, वर दे हारी विठ्ठल ! रखुमाई, पांडुरंगा, वर दे हारी विठ्ठल !! From that day onwards, people from all over Maharashtra march towards 'Teerthakshtra Pandharpur' in large number on their feet in a disciplined manner singing bhajanas, doing 'namasmarana' chanting 'Jay Jay Ram Krishna Hari') so as to reach Pandharpur on the day of 'Aashadhi Ekadashi' to touch their head at the feet of 'Panduranga' and get His blessings. This is a great moment in their lives of completing the 'wari'. It gives them mental satisfaction, peace and brings change in their lives. Sant Dnyaneshwar started this 'wari' with 150 people 900 years ago. It has gathered momentum over centuries and the participation is growing year after year. Every year on this day the people of Maharashtra observe fast and do namajapa of 'vitthal vitthal, jay hari vitthal'. Vaikunthanivasi Lakshmi Vishnu and Dwarkanivasi Shrikrishna Rukmini appeared on this day at Pandharpur in idol form. !! जय जय विठ्ठल, जय हरी विठ्ठल !! !! जय जय विठ्ठल, जय हरी विठ्ठल ! VNKelkar

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