Warrier's Collage on Thursday July 28, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday July 28, 2022 1) Venkatesa Suprabhatam https://youtu.be/P-4OtWtwOig (Link Courtesy: K Balasubramanian) 2) Arakkal Palace Kannur https://youtu.be/_MyOY_PDW2A (See Collage History at C) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1)Vathsala Jayaraman Thank you Kelkar Sir for carving an interesting biography of Shriram B.Velankar, Founder of Code system elaborating on his other scholarly attainments in academics, especially in Sanskrit. Till date I am not aware of such minute details. Thank you for enlightenment. Thank you Subbaraman Sir for detailing on how customers are treated. There are umpteen instances which are buried underneath without being solved. Knowing the result many customers are prepared to face the loss than taking it up with higher ups.Yes, he is really a person whose kashta amar hai, as rightly revealed. 2) S W Fadnawis I am surprised at the timing of the cautionary post by Shri Chandramauliswarn as I am going through a similar experience. It so happened that last week I got a call from unknown person in Goa who told me that he has transferred into my account a sum of 5000 rupees by mistake as there was a very slight difference in my mobile number and the one that of the payee whom he wanted to transfer the money. Since the transaction was done through GPay mode, he could easily obtain my number. He requested me to return the money into his account. I was immediately alerted and without replying to him, I checked my account and found that the amount had indeed been credited into it. Normally, I would have acceded but remembering the newspaper reports reporting number of frauds being commited in online transactions, I delayed my response. He went on with his messages and phone calls asking me to return the amount. Initially, he was polite in his pleadings but his tone changed to threatening and abusive after sometime. Next day I talked to my son-in-law who advised me to approach my bank for guidence. The Manager advised me to transfer the amount through Nifty as it would be a bank to bank transfer without disclosing my bank details. Accordingly, I transferred the money into his account, the details of which he had supplied. I heaved a sigh of relief. But the satisfaction was short-lived as next day he complained again about non receipt of the amount. Having verified that amount had really been recredited to my account, I approached the Manager of my Bank who told this can happen only if the bank details of the transferee are incorrect. I decided to let the matter rest there and await further developments. In the meanwhile, I blocked all his calls and messages. But I am uneasy about the money lying in my account as it does not belong to me. I am soliciting advise from knowledgeable people. If any of our esteemed members can suggest some remedy I will be obliged. I want to refund the amount without disclosing my bank details. S W Fadnavis (See Vathsala Jayaraman's experience at 4 below. I think it is for the person who is responsible for the wrong credit to get it reversed by his bank. If your bank approaches you, please co-operate🙏-Warrier) 3) P R R Nayar Thiruvananthapuram With Core Banking Service firmly in place the relevance of the 'over a decade' old incident cited by you in Collage yesterday is debatable. P R R Nayar ( Exploitation of the customer continues. In private sector, courier fellow charges amounts in 3 digits per piece, for which Speed Post charges would be in 2 digits. We can continue to praise private sector and depend on public sector for essential services and force them to fulfill social responsibilities-Warrier) 4) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai In 2014, my sister's daughter Geetha telephoned to me saying that her account in Indian bank has received a credit of Rs 14 lakhs. We rushed to the bank to find out that the credit was from the state Govt dept from which she retired three years earlier. She had already received Gratuity and other payments. After a week we went to the dept with a written communication that she has received a wrong credit. Only after our inf they realised that the credits were the retirement proceeds intended for another Gita who has retired recently. I insisted that it is the department's mistake and they have to inform the bank and get back the proceeds. The Head of the dept insisted that as my niece has stated in writing that it is a wrong credit she had to give a personal cheque for Rs 14 lakhs in favour of the actual beneficiary. The actual beneficiary was abroad for a short visit. There was a threatening from the dept that my niece's pension will be stopped if she didn't give the cheque. They wanted to cover up the mistake and protect the officer who had given wrong credit. It took two months to convince them and ultimately the Govt dept conceded and gave a notice of wrong credit and the entry was reversed. Vathsala Jayaraman 5) R Jayakumar Collage Impact : Along with my son's family we have planned to holiday at Thekkady from 16th to 20th August 22. We will be staying at Mahindra Club Holiday Home. Thank you for including in today's Collage the tourism video of Thekkady. I am sharing it with those who are in the touring group. 6) Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady Reg : Collage & Charity In fact I suggested subscription to Collage, casually. Glad to see the responses. We are all subscribing to Charity/undertaking some activities... For the time being let us continue the present status quo.. If later all or majority of us feel, we can consider routing a portion of Charity through Collage also. Need not cancel the idea. B I Collage Cover Story : Healthcare Tips Shared by Dr T V Gopalakrishnan Good Morning 💞!!!!! Health tips - especially for senior citizens - ---------------------- Dr A Chandrasekhar Mr Raman, a senior citizen retired from Govt service recently, and Dr Joshi, a senior surgeon, were travelling in the same compartment. After introducing each other, Raman asked Dr Joshi, "doctor, as a retired person I have a question regarding health. Apart from diabetes, high BP, cholesterol and obesity, can you name a single most important point, that senior citizens should take care of. I do know the health hazards of tobacco consumption and alcohol." This way he hinted the doctor that he did some homework. Dr. Joshi said, " good Mr. Raman, you already know the most prevalent risk factors that affect health most. What I always tell is not what procedure I do in the emergency room, but on how one can avert a situation to come to see me in the emergency room; and lead a quality life. Continued at H II Media Response : M G Warrier July 27, 2022 Talent deficit in Public Sector This refers to the article "Bank appointments body has a job to do" (July 27). The article brilliantly brings in one place most of the reasons for talent drain from public sector to private sector, the reasons for continuing certain functions and services in the public sector and what can be done to rectify the past flaws that have led to the present impasse forcing privatisation of institutions with unfinished social responsibilities. If one probes for reasons for inefficiency of statutory bodies and public sector organisations including PSBs, directly one will reach the C-to-C calculations. Yes, the reference is to the remuneration package comprising direct and indirect benefits and savings contributions as a package available to the employees at different levels, from CEO to the lowest paid staff. Today such packages in statutory bodies and PSUs including PSBs do not compare well even with those obtaining in central government for comparable positions. While addressing the issues highlighted in the article, this aspect also may be factored in. M G Warrier Mumbai C Collage History Arakkal Kingdom in Malabar https://www.indiancontents.com/2017/09/arakkal-dynasty.html?m=1 In path of time, Arakkal own family became the masters of the Kannur market. Their income mainly came from the foreign trade. The Poruguese,the Dutch and the English attempted to maintain friendly members of the family with the Arakkal circle of relatives due to their influence within the field of commerce. Arakkal circle of relatives additionally had the ownership of the Lakshadweep islands. Arakkal Bibi’s palace became vey massive and considered one of the greatest buildings in Malabar. Ali Raja had come to be a distinguished figure after the acquisition of fort St:Angelo, Kannur from the Dutch in 1772. However after a few years, Arakkal Bibi had pressured to give up her political independence to English. Even after that, throughout the 1921 Malabar insurrection Arakkal circle of relatives stood at the side of the British authorities and appealed to the Moplahs not to participate in any outbreak. While there has been a rebellion between the Thiyyas and Moplahs in Kannur, the Arakkal house played a prominent role in restoring peace. Ali Raja Sultana Zainaba Aysha Beevi was the last head of the Arakkal dynasty. D Collage History II https://hamletram.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-muslim-kingdom-of-malabar.html?m=1 In the Arab book, Rihalat al Muluk even claims that Mahabali the nephew was the son of the Travancore queen. He had been advised by the converted Perumal not to go and stay either in Travancore or Cochin. Muhammad Ali built the Madayi mosque. Not only the Zamorin, the Chirakkal king too had something to do with Islam, which is evident even in the folk songs of North Malabar.A Vadakkanpat refers to a Kannukkodi Mannan marrying the Arakkal Beebi.They had a son called Kunjahammad, and he killed the Chirakkal king's son, Chindan. When the Nairs rose to retaliate, the King told them to keep quiet. An Islamic nostalgia sprung up, and the King said: "Spare Kunjahammad and kill me, instead." Perumal belonged to Velapuram in Tamil Nadu. He brought a Muslim couple to Kannur for trade and gifted them land at Aryapadi. One of the 18 ports selected to relocate Muslim traders from Tamil Nadu. Kannur literally means the eye of the land. The eye is Kannu in Malayalam. The Muslim mother stayed was the eye of the land, and her husband came to be known as Azhi Raja, King of the sea. Still, there is a place called Velapuram near Pappinissery in Kannur, and there is also a Pillayar Kovil. E Faith Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1551993465797390336?s=20&t=URajipQHUQZZ7Jopt7VSOQ Unity in Diversity - 325 कोई बोलै निरवा कोई बोलै दूरि जल की माछुली चरै खजूरि some say near some say far fish of water climbing Khajoor (date tree) (by debating no one can decide where is God residing - near or far) Bhagat Namdev, Raag Todi, 718, SGGS F Leisure a) Poem https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/thoughtsmakewhatweare/is-it-too-deep-life-44033/ Everyone has a story to tell, from which, Everyone can learn for a lifetime and … Leave behind treasures of wisdom, So our deeds should be apt….. Scared, rough phases: no need to worry, Just as the water flows, change occurs; nothing is constant; Life changes with time hence one experiences The different tastes of life,….. b) Ten Short Stories* 1) She was very excited today, after all the school was re-opening after a long summer break. Now, once again, she could start selling stationery at the traffic signal to feed her family. 2) She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her 6- year-old son for he could never draw a line straight. As he breathed slowly into the ventilator, she begged him to make one more crooked line on the ECG. 3) "Everyone goes with the flow… but the one who goes against it becomes someone remarkable.” Before I could explain this to the traffic police, the man issued me a fine. 4) Their love was different. She was happy every time he kicked her in the stomach. Every time he kicked she loved him more. She waited for the time she would hold her baby for the first time. 5) All my toys are yours..! Read her brother’s death note. 6) They took his father, and only returned a flag. 7) At 25, I became a mother of one; at 27 I became a mother of two; and today, at 55, I have become a mother of three! My son got married today, and brought home his wife! 8) “Born to rich parents, this boy is so lucky,” exclaimed the neighbors! Somewhere in heaven, three unborn sisters cried. 9) “You ruined my career, I was supposed to be an Executive Director,” she thought to herself. The little angel held her finger tightly and she forgot everything; A mother was born. 10) Once a 5-year-old boy was standing barefoot in the shallow water of the ocean. He was repeating the same sentence to the waves – “Even if you touch my feet a thousand times, I won’t forgive you for taking my parents away. Breath-taking! Aren't they? *Shared by T R Suresh Bangalore G Quotes on fraudulent transactions https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/fraud-quotes Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff. Alan Greenspan Alan Greenspan (now 96) is an American economist who served as the 13th chair of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. He works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. H Continued from B : At the outset, I suggest one to make a habit of practising silence for a few minutes as the first thing before getting up from the bed. It is a calm reconciliation with one's own self. Second is to have an attitude of gratitude for life as a whole. It may be towards the mother earth or the sun that are supporting life. It may be your society, parents, teachers or wife/husband. It can be any one and anything that is making a part of your life. This attitude aligns you and orients you with cosmic force. It brings positivity and it will show energizing and healing effect on you. I will touch upon this later again. Coming to pure medical advice... Falling down is the most important risk factor for elderly. In my experience I have seen it as the most debilitating, and difficult to cope with or recover situation for the elderly patient and demanding situation for the family members or attendants. "Never fall down"* is the golden rule for elderly. For some unfortunate, falling makes the beginning of ending. Raman grew curious, " If you don't mind what is your second most important advice?". Dr. Joshi, " *Keep walking. Walking is living.* Walking helps in maintaining many health conditions including heart health. I know people in late 90s going for long walks. Ofcourse you should guard against many factors in walking at that age, but *not walking is a risk factor* for any age. Please note, it is not like people are walking because they are fit, but people are fit because they are walking. Those who can't walk due to medical reasons, should try pranayam, or breathing excercises that can be suggested by the family doctor." Seeing the enthusiasm in the face of Raman, Dr. Joshi continued on his own. Third most important point is , *" keep yourself hydrated. Elderly people are prone to reduced water levels and electrolytes in the body*. Drinking water by sipping frequently, butter milk, coconut water, ORS etc. help." "Next important thing is good bowel and gut health*. Eating easily digestible and fibre rich foods will help. One should have cooked food, and avoid fried foods, bakery foods and fast foods. Eat moderately and have dinner at least three hours before going to bed. Daily consumption of a few dry friuts and seasonal fruits will be great for overall health as well. And walking and remaining hydrated also help in maintaining bowel health." "Another important aspect of health is being active mentally and remaining calm emotionally. Having an attitude of gratitude, and contributing to someone's happiness, work like medicine. Some call it cosmic wisdom or Cosmic orientation. It is important to prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson diseases and depression. There are several positive activities you can engage yourself in, and you can pick up what interests you most for creating activity for the brain. The creative as well as the analytical functions of the brain should be put to use. The standard "3 Rs" (RRR) of education viz., Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic that we studied in school may be basic, but they are valuable habits as you age, for mental and motor skills. Traditionally, Ayurveda preparations of Brahmi and Aswagandha are used as supplements. May be I can add here that as you age more, you should have an RMP who visits you periodically and sees you closely from medical point of view. In case of any emergency *Time is the essence*. Early detection and quick response make a world of difference." *"Lastly, to age gracefully, and to leave the world peacefully one needs the Almighy's grace. So meditate also. Medical care and meditation are complementary to each other." "And my bonus advice is *you should have your daily dose of entertainment. Elderly are NOT barred from having entertainment and laughter.* A relaxed mind and happy heart provide the best health and immunity". Mr. Raman thanked the doctor from the bottom of his heart.