Warrier's Collage on Saturday August 6, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday August 6, 2022 1) Festivals of Kerala: Akkare Kottiyoor https://youtu.be/7iTaFJicQuY 2) Kottiyoor Temple : Mythology https://www.keralatourism.org/thalassery/tourist-circuits/pazhassi/kottiyoor-siva-temple 3) Panchavadyam. : Just enjoy https://youtu.be/zmZmpvea5N4 Good Morning 🌄☀️ Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) Franklin Misquith Shared a note : Looking At Life Differently Emotional Intelligence A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car's rear! “Physically challenged : Please be patient.” And that changed everything!! I immediately went calm & slowed down!! In fact, I got a little protective of the car & the driver!!! I reached home a few minutes late, but it was ok! And then it struck me. Would I have been patient if there was no sticker? Why do we need stickers, to be patient with people!? Will we be more patient & kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads? Labels like — “ Lost my job” , “Fighting cancer”, “Going through a bad divorce", “Suffering Emotional Abuse", "Lost a loved one", “Feeling worthless”, “Financially broken”, ....and more like these!! Everyone is fighting a battle, we know nothing about. The least we can do is to be patient, kind & compassionate. Let us respect the Invisible Labels !! Knowing each is carrying multiple ones. 🌿🌿 2) C V Subbaraman Babusenan's column on the gifted Malayalam trio poets and Vatsala Jayaraman's flight into space are the dominant features of the Collage of today. Both were interesting and absorbing. The muse flowing from the pens of the poets should inspire the young writers of today, not only in Malayalam but in other languages too. Many Malayalam poets have profusely used Sanskrit vocabulary - why poetry, even in good Malayalam prose we find this phenomenon. If one knows Samskrtam well, he/she can easily learn Malayalam. There is more beauty, indeed ecstasy, in such a mix of Malayalam and Samskrtam. 3) S Nallasivan It would appear unusual and strange. A man whose village has been just across the majestic entrance to Kerala, "Kotavasal" and had had a large circle of Malayalee neighbours within the the same compound he spent all adult life, and in the company of half dozen of school friends, do not speak, read and understand Malayalm spoken widely across the Globe after Mondrian, Chinese. Continued at H2 (Collage is not in competition with any individual or group. Readers whose contributions elsewhere are being repeated in Collage have not so far raised any objection for such sharing. Thanks for your comments-Warrier) 4) Vathsala Jayaraman Today's Collage contained a wonderful write up dealing with appreciation of malayalam poet Mahakavi Edaserri and other two or three poets. More than prose works, poetry has an element of appreciation embedded therein. Take Kamba Ramayanam. If Kamban happens to listen to the commentaries, he may think that why he did not have imagination as that of the commentator. The comments excel the original. The poems of any language is like that. What I like most about the definition of appreciation is the word "recognize." You don't have to enjoy poetry in order to appreciate what poets are able to do with words. Take the Shakespearean sonnet for example. All of them are 14 lines long. All of them are written in ABABCDCDEFEFGG rhyme scheme. All of them are written in iambic pentameter. The popularity of Shakespearean plays are mainly due to the wonderful commentaries commentaries. You might think that reading poetry is pointless and tedious, but you can't take away the fact that writing a poem that adheres to that rigid structure is amazing. You don't enjoy reading them, but you recognize and appreciate the skill that went into crafting it. That's poetry appreciation. I am amazed how Shri Babusenan is able to quote verbatim from the poetry he read many years back. Vathsala Jayaraman 5) S Venugopal Chennai Friday Fine Collage of variety of Many good reading and one gets illuminated by articles from our friends Vatsala, Babu Misquith, Ranga and host of other fine friends! Chitta is a very good writer! Kudos to Warriers Wonder Collage! Venu! 6) Vishnu Kelkar Responses A 2 Unclaimed Deposits As per RBI guidelines, banks should display the list of unclaimed deposits/inoperative accounts which are inactive/ inoperative for ten years or more on their respective websites. Banks should also give on the same website, the information on the procedure for claiming the unclaimed deposits / activating the inoperative accounts. The pile of inoperative accounts is rising as several common citizens and financially sophisticated are observed to be ignorant of the provisions and processes involved. The most important reason for a deposit account becoming unclaimed is the death of the depositor without a nomination or without having a joint account with either or survivor option. In such accounts banks have to follow legal procedures before handing over the money to the legal heirs. The legal heirs have to initiate the process with the banks. However legal procedures are cumbersome and consume considerable time. VNKelkar (Larger issues aside, purpose of Collage will be met, if we become part of the message -bearers helping readers to think aloud like this on issues affecting common man, this way. Thanks, Dear Kelkar 🙏-Warrier) B Current Affairs RBI's Monetary Policy Statement https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=54148 Media Response : M G Warrier August 5, 2022 Market welcomes RBI's perceptions There were no surprises in the Monetary Policy announcement by RBI* on August 5, 2022. Base Rate hike didn't cross expected levels. Greeting the country on the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of independence, RBI Governor could comfort the stakeholders that inflation is under control and he doesn't expect any need to revise the upper limit of target. RBI prediction is that 6 plus level may not last much longer. The market accepted the RBI stance with cheer and signalled happiness by a quick upward trend in Sensex. Discounting the possibility of being cautious in the context of the mood of Amrit Mahotsav celebration across the country, let's believe the worst is over and we are back on track on the growth path. It's soothing to find that RBI's GDP growth projections remain intact. M G Warrier Mumbai *Read responses on the subject from S K Gupta and Dr T V Gopalakrishnan in The Hindu Business Line dated August 6, 2022 : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article65733331.ece C IMF Advice https://wap.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-should-gradually-withdraw-fiscal-monetary-stimulus-says-imf-122080401075_1.html Quotes on IMF : https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/imf-quotes Like : The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic - the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO. Jose Saramago José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE ComSE GColCa, was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "parables" sustained by imagination, compassion and irony [with which he] continually enables us once again to apprehend an elusory reality." D Collage Book Review : Blindness https://www.thehindu.com/books/blindness-by-jos-saramago/article34606313.ece/amp/ At a traffic signal in an unnamed city, as the green light comes on, a car is unable to move. The driver frantically tries to explain what is holding him up — “I am blind”. People crowding around his stalled car cannot believe it. “Seen merely at a glance, the man’s eyes seem healthy, the iris looks bright, luminous, the sclera white, as compact as porcelain.” Through the car windows, people ask what he can see. “Nothing, it’s as if I were caught in a mist or had fallen into a milky sea,” he replies. But blindness is black, retorts one fellow. “Well, I see everything white.” E Vathsala Jayaraman's Column : Universe : Sun At night when we go to bed we are sure the sun will rise the next day, and the next, and the next. Yes, sun has been a constant in our lives and we are very confident that it will still be there as we grow up and grow old. Our sun is very special to us. Our sun, our very own special star. Continued at H3 F Faith https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1555274619141033985?s=20&t=OxPXHPnR1ISvlfU1cnZebA Unity in Diversity - 334 दुनीआ कीआ वडिआईआ कवनै आवहि कामि What good is worldly greatness? Guru Arjan, Sri Rag, 45, SGGS G Quotes on learning languages https://www.british-study.com/en/blog/inspirational-quotes-for-language-learners Like : "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela H 1) Continued from A2 Coming, or rather going to space : Man has explored space from ancient times. Epics mention about this too. While Man's constant search for more comforts and alternative space to live is to be appreciated, we must also think whether Man himself is not responsible for making this blessed and beautiful Earth as a hotbed to live. Among all creatures of this world, when we look around us and at ourselves, we would find that Man is the only creature who is defying Nature and Natural laws. As "civilisation" grows, Man becomes more indisciplined. Unlike most other creatures Man began to live through the nights, get up late in the mornings, or even sleep during broad days when he should be awake and working, he is the only creature who cooks his food, only creature who wears clothes, only creature who constantly destroys his own species and tribes, who "invents" new things which are adding to his comforts or adding to the weapons which destroy his own brethren. With every addition to the gadgets which should promote his "comforts" , he becomes weaker and weaker. He cannot now afford to drink water from the flowing river, either because he has polluted the rivers or he has become vulnerable and weaker. In our boyhood days, we used to drink river water, well water. No RO water those days. We grew up without wearing any footwear. All the food materials we got were without the aid of chemical fertilizers. We have now Acs, fridge, electric light, electric fans, cooking gas, electric cookers, stoves, cleaner drinking water supplies (which is a huge business), packaged foods, hotels where attenders wear gloves, yet even after wearing "protective" masks, a large number still fall sick! Many of us cannot even dare going out in a light drizzle. We grew healthy, were healthier than the present day generation. Our immunity levels are constantly declining. When we can pat on our backs for going into space, reach the moon and beyond into Mars, see what the galaxies are and how they move, we have not learned yet as to how we should live "happily" on this planet. We delude ourselves that we are "happy" with every new invention, forgetting that every such invention makes man's life more artificial than before. After having polluted the Earth and its atmosphere, we are now trying to pollute the outer space! Subbaraman 2) Continued from A3 Moreover spending nearly eight years in the Capital City, Trivandrum and even today enjoy hassle free Pension, thanks to those unknown Malayalee friends. Though not comprehend and appreciate Shri Babusenen's long discourses on renowned Malayali poets and their immortal poetry I should have been in a position to enjoy them. It is all the more unfortunate that I have worked with the son of the illustrious Poet Edasseri Govindan Nair, Shri E Madhavan for considerable time and still Malayalam is foreign to me! Yes I am a fanatic of the slang of my roots, Tirunelveli and enjoy writing whenever possible. I am not privileged like some of our gifted friends who make it to the pages of the Collage unfailingly, notwithstanding the Editor's oft repeated disclaimer that he had no decided bias towards nearly a dozen erudite contributors. Now if it enjoyed the approval, I append a free translation of what I posted in Tamil : "Why, it is strange, unusual and unprecedented! Where are you people proceeded immediately after your morning Coffee. You people never go anywhere together and not even see in the eye. Always raise issues against one another and use the strongest and choicest words of contempt about the literary pursuit of others garnering adulation and appreciation for your forwards mostly and mails to the Retirees Group, which is the hunting ground for MG Warrier too. "You *****", don't you know that our Blogger, Author, Columnist on Finance and Central Banking has inaugurated his own Collage. Where erudite Scholars participate, active and share their rich learning and personal experience too. And the beauty has been that there is no rigid syllabus and novelty, thy name is Collage. Religion, serious philosophy, literature, prose and poetry, and of course, current affairs on Money and Finance. To conclude it has lighter sections too that makes your days begin with a smile and at times make you laugh louder. Yes jokes. Now why, you ******* fellow, instead of roaming around all day, wasting the day uneventful, why not accompany us to the Collage? Who knows you might even have scope to mend and reform yourself. S Nallasivan 3) Continued from D We on Earth depend so much on our sun for its heat, for the light. Our plants grow because of the energy from sunlight. Our sun is a yellow dwarf star and is located about 150,000,000 kilometers away. Astronomers thought that it would be too cumbersome to keep writing these long numbers all the time so they decided to standardize distances in space with a“unit". The distance between our Earth and our Sun was to be taken as one astronomical unit (AU) and all distances in the solar system are measured by this unit. (beyond the solar system distances are measured by light years) Therefore 1AU = 150,000,000 km It takes approximately 8 minutes for light to travel from our Sun to Earth. How old is our Sun and how did it come into existence. Our Sun is a gassy star and was created just like other stars. Our sun was“born” about 4.57 billion years ago from a molecular cloud that consisted of helium and hydrogen. As it rotated, the clouds gathered closer and closer together at the center forming the core. The tighter the core became, along with the high rotation, a lot of pressure and gravity at center generated high temperatures. As the heat and gravity pulled in more of the matter around it, the cloud became hotter till the temperatures reached so high it triggered nuclear fusion and our Sun was formed. It took about 100 million years for our Sun to form. The Sun's gravity holds the solar system together. How is it within the sun? The sun has six regions : the core, the radiative zone, and the convective zone in the interior; the visible surface, called the photosphere; the chromosphere; and the outermost region, the corona. At the core, the temperature is about 15 million degree Celsius. This high temperature causes atoms to combine to form larger atoms – the process is called thermonuclear fusion. Energy from the core is carried outward by radiation, which bounces around the radiative zone, taking about 170,000 years to get from the core to the top of the convective zone. In the convective zone, the temperature drops below 2 million degrees Celsius, where large bubbles of hot plasma (a soup of ionized atoms) move towards the photosphere. Photosphere : The surface of the sun — the part we can see — is about 5,500 degrees Celsius. Although this temperature is much cooler than the temperature at the core – 5,500 degrees C can boildiamonds to a liquid - like a pot of soup. The photosphere, is 500-kilometer-thick. Most of the sun's radiation escapes here which we see as sunlight when it reaches Earth eight minutes later. Atmosphere The sun’s atmosphere is made up of chromosphere and the corona. This is where sunspots and solar flares occur. Magnetosphere The sun has a huge magnetic field that extends through a very vast expanse in space. These magnetic currents are carried through space known as solar winds and the area this magnetic field occupies is called the heliosphere. Known as the solar maximum this is storm season on the sun. The storms on the sun are sunspots, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections which carry a huge amount of energy and particles. The Sun rotates differentially. Since the sun is not solid and only gas, different regions rotate at different speeds. At the equator it completes one rotation in 25 earth days and at the poles it complete one rotation in 36 days. Our Sun has now reached middle age and is expected to live for another 5 billion years. Longevity of the Sun-Ultimatum. The end will come when it uses up all its hydrogen to form helium. The sun will then expand – consuming Mercury, Venus, and Earth - and then collapse, then undergo all sorts of violent changes before ending up a white dwarf till it burns itself out. Vathsala Jayaraman

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