Warrier's Collage on Thursday August 4, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday August 4, 2022 1) A Cup of Tea https://youtu.be/qh2AA6RcGjQ (Link Courtesy : S Thyagarajan 2) Sabarimala Niraputhari, August 4, 2022 https://youtu.be/hIwY51OMBYg Know More : https://www.onmanorama.com/news/kerala/2022/08/02/kerala-rain-sabarimala-niraputhari-ritual-preparations.html Divya S Iyer, the collector of Pathanamthitta district, where the famous Lord Ayyappa Shrine is situated, on Tuesday, advised the pilgrims to keep track of the weather and monitor relevant notifications from authorities concerned. “The intensity of the rain received in the district has come down since yesterday (Monday) when there was a red alert issued. Less than 10mm rainfall was received in the Sabarimala region and considering all this, a review meeting on Tuesday decided that it was safe to proceed with the pilgrimage,” Divya S Iyer told Manorama News. Good Morning 🌄 Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 A Messages/Responses 1) Dr P Damodara Panicker Dr Damodara Panicker, Practicing Ophthalmologist, Vadakara (Kerala) is from my Village and we were together in Government College Madappalli for a short period. He and Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady were together in Calicut Medical College. Now Dr Panicker (Damu) has penned his nostalgic memories stuck deep within which, according to him are, series of events not following rules of story telling or any chronological order, collected in bits and pieces. Humility personified, he presents them in black and white before his readers, in book form*(Damuvinte Ormakal-Malayalam). I'm sure, some of Collage readers might have met him in some context. Collage will help you to get in touch with him again -Warrier *See attachment 2) E Madhavan Thrissur Shared this link : https://youtu.be/wYj7I2L8H08 (Conceived and choreographed by the Pudukottai Collector Kavitha Ramu who is a Bharatanatyam dancer) 2) Sitendra Kumar Many interesting issues in the Collage. All to savour and enjoy. The story of the Iranian film (forwarded by Mrs Sudha Warrier) is touching. Depicts honesty in the common man there. The figures on unclaimed deposits is an eye opener. Rs 1243 billion worth of unclaimed deposits can earn at least Rs 72-75 billion per annum at the minimum. Total expenditure on wage revision in PSBs was Rs 48 billion per annum. Do the banks sincerely try to trace the depositors? No. Without any efforts an ocean of funds available to them. If one goes to them to trace the unclaimed deposit, the simple request by the bankers for PAN or Aadhaar Card may scare away many of them? Shri Subbaraman says Rs 25000 crore lying unclaimed with the Insurance Companies. How much this can earn? Rs 250 billion can earn Rs Rs 15 billion at the minimum. Is it not wonderful? The quotes on fruits are most interesting. I think many of us veterans must have substantially shifted to fruit diet. A very good Collage. Sitendra Kumar B Collage in Classroom : 1) History of Printing in Kerala http://www.keralaculture.org/printing/289 History of Printing in Kerala Printing started in Kerala in the 16th century. It began when members of a Roman Catholic sect known as Jesuits, who were engaged in spreading Christianity in Kerala, set up printing presses in Kochi, Kollam, Ambazhakkad, and Vaippikkottu. The first book was printed in 1578 in Ambazhakkad. It was the Tamil translation of the book Doctrina Christum, the original of which was written by the missionary St. Francis Xavier in Portuguese. All the four printing presses initially printed only Tamil books. As such, though printing technology was introduced in Kerala in the 16th century, it took many more years for readers to lay their hands on a printed Malayalam work. Further, by the beginning of the 17th century, the printing press in Ambazhakkad became non-functional. The Malayalam script first came into print in the book Hortus Malabaricus printed in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. After that Malayalam was printed in Rome and Mumbai. Rev. Benjamin Bailey (1791-1871), an Englishman engaged in Christian missionary work in Kerala, established a printing press in Kottayam in 1821 and printed the first Malayalam book in 1824. The book was a collection of eight stories for children translated from English by Bailey himself. 2) Ramayana Masam http://www.stateofkerala.in/articles/relevance_of_ramayana_month.php Ramayana Month Ramayana Masam (Month) in Kerala is observed in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam (July - August). This year, the Ramayana Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16. It is the last month in the Malayalam calendar. Due to heavy rain, the month is referred to as ‘the month of scarcity’. To ward off nature's fury, the epic is read in traditional Hindu houses, by Hindu organizations and in temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. As per Malayalam Almanac, new ventures and auspicious functions are not held during this month. The Amavasi day in the Karkidakam month is dedicated to the dead ancestors and Hindus perform special pujas on this day. A pilgrimage to the temples dedicated to Lord Rama and his brothers is also undertaken in the Ramayana Masam. 2) Bonus : Mushroom Recipes https://food.ndtv.com/lists/10-best-indian-mushroom-recipes-703599 Mushrooms are considered as nature's hidden treasure. It was once considered an exotic ingredient but is now rated as a new superfood. What's so super about them? Mushrooms are one of the few natural sources of Vitamin D. They contain no fat and are a valuable source of fiber. They are also packed with selenium which you don't find in most fruits and vegetables. According to a latest study, lentinan found in shiitake mushrooms in may increase the survival rate in cancer patients. C Current Affairs SII, Pune : Unsung Hero of the Pandemic https://wap.business-standard.com/article/companies/serum-institute-plans-pandemic-facility-to-stockpile-vax-for-the-world-122080201632_1.html Serum Institute is building a plug-and-play vaccine making facility for the next pandemic at Manjari. SII wants the new facility to be available to any country that may need an urgent supply of vaccine doses in the event of an outbreak. D Collage Books Scrambled Monologues : M G Warrier SCRAMBLED MONOLOGUES: Random Essays on Life's Journey https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07H26N2DH/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_TN9ZY259FD3Y34J7CH6B About the book : Author's note The title of the book may not describe the content. Individual essays are focused and self-contained. Scrambling is about sequencing them subject-wise or chronologically! These are random essays written at different points of time in different contexts. If you find a thin stream of continuity in thoughts or consistency in perceptions, that could be real. Because thoughts do not grow old with the biological age! Because I have scrambled the content, despite each essay being self-contained, start reading from any page. The only guarantee is, if you gift this book, it will not come back to you. No more promises or claims. Except that, if you opt to read this book, the next book from me will reach you faster. Depends on your risk appetite. Happy reading. About the author M G Warrier is a central banker who opted to voluntarily retire from service in 2003, when he was working as General Manager in Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai. Post-retirement, he has been responding in the media and regularly writing articles in the mainstream print and electronic media on economic development, banking and social issues. “Chasing Inclusive Growth: Reforms for Financial Inclusion” is the eBook presentation of his book titled “Banking, Reforms & Corruption: Development Issues in 21st Century India” originally published in print in 2014 by Sampark, Kolkatta. The book covers issues relating to economic development, role of RBI in economic growth as well as social security concerns including pension system and old age care. Notion Press, Chennai published his second book “India’s Decade of Reforms: Reserve Bank of India at Central Stage” in January 2018. His eBook “Ants and Honeybees” which is a collection of essays on a variety of topics of current interest was also published in 2018 by Amazon's KDP. Before joining RBI, Warrier has worked with Employees Provident Fund Organization and AG's Office, Kerala. He has been contributing articles to newspapers and magazines. He writes regularly* for the last five years in The Global ANALYST, a monthly Business & Finance Magazine now being published by ICFAI, Hyderabad. *Discontinued in June 2021 E Faith https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1554558036596862976?s=20&t=MKGW0tW4D0bHvEudDQ1Oag Unity in Diversity - 332 ਮਨਮੁਖ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਵਣੇ ਜਿਉ ਦੋਹਾਗਣਿ ਤਨਿ ਸੀਗਾਰੁ ਸੇਜੈ ਕੰਤੁ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਨਿਤ ਨਿਤ ਹੋਇ ਖੁਆਰੁ Manmukh (self-willed) doing rituals is like a rejected bride decked up in ornaments - pleasing to world but not husband who never comes to bed Guru Amardass, Srirag, 31, SGGS F Leisure 1) Friendship matters* I never sat on a sofa with my father and after my marriage, I had already left him....... Many years ago, after I got married I was sitting on a couch on a hot, humid day, sipping frozen juice during a visit to my father. Continued at H1 *Shared by Prof Sasankan Mumbai 2) Relief is across the street* Murugan, the proprietor of a coffee shop had been busy all day. Being Saturday, his shop was very crowded and the customers seemed unending. He had been on his toes since morning. Towards the evening he felt a splitting headache surfacing. As the clock ticked away, his headache worsened. Unable to bear it, he stepped out of the shop leaving his staff to look after the sales. He walked across the street to the Pharmacy to buy himself a painkiller to relieve his headache. He swallowed the pill and felt relieved. He knew that in a few minutes he would feel better. As he strolled out of the shop, he casually asked the salesgirl, "Where is Mr. Gopalan, the Chemist? He's not at the cash counter today!" The girl replied, "Sir, Mr. Gopalan had a splitting headache and said he was going across to your coffee shop. He said a cup of hot coffee would relieve him of his headache." The man's mouth went dry and he mumbled, "Oh! I see." This is a typical case of looking outside ourselves for something that we have within us. How strange, but true! The Chemist relieves his headache by drinking coffee and the coffee shop owner finds relief in a pain relieving pill! Similarly, many of us travel across the lengths and breadths of the universe and also visit several shrines and ashrams to find peace. Eventually, we come to realize that real peace is within our own hearts. Peace is really a state of mind.🙏🏽🙏🏽 *Shared by S Venugopal Chennai (Jokes apart, my experience is, a change from the routine gives some relief. This principle would have worked in these two cases 🙏-Warrier) G Quotes on Monologues https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/monologue-quotes Like : Whether it's writing a monologue or writing standup or writing a screenplay or writing a play, I think staying involved in the creation of your own work empowers you in a way, even if you don't ever do it. It gives you a sense of ownership and a sense of purpose, which I think as an actor is really important. Denis O'Hare H 1) Continued from F1 As I talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities and obligations, my father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look at me. "Never forget your friends," he advised, "they will become more important as you get older." “Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them ..." "What strange advice!" I thought. I had just entered the married world, I am an adult and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life. Yet I obeyed him; kept in touch with my friends and annually increased their number. Over the years, I became aware that my father knew what he was talking about! In as much as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a man, friends are the bulwarks of his life. After 50 years of life, here is what I learned: Time passes. Life goes on. The distances increase. Children grow up and become independent and although it breaks the parents' heart, they are often separated from them. Jobs come and go. Illusions, desires, attractions, sex ... weaken. People do what they should not do. Parents die. Colleagues forget the favours. The races are over. But true friends are always there, no matter how long or how many miles away they are. A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, reaching out to you intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms or with blessings for your life. When we started this adventure called LIFE, we did not know of the incredible joys or sorrows that were ahead. We did not know how much we would need from one another. Love your parents, take care of your children, but *keep a group of good friends* Dedicated to all Friends.