Warrier's Collage on Tuesday August 23, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday August 23, 2022 1) Manjulalthara Melam Guruvayoor https://youtu.be/upn-_XqqGT0 (Link Courtesy : V V Ramachandran Olavilam, Kerala) Know More : https://m.facebook.com/chinthamani108/photos/a.419114258119363/1222557594441688/?type=3 Good Morning 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) P V Mohan Krishnan Thiruvananthapuram How to check real value? Sharing an Interesting story, not sure of it's authenticity* but interesting nevertheless 😊 It exemplifies the process that determines the fair value of an asset, not always an easy task to do because it depends on a variety of tangible and intangible factors. Legend has it that the famous jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany knew John Pierpont Morgan (JPMorgan), had a thing for necktie pins. One fine day, Mr. Tiffany found a diamond one, particularly uncommon and extraordinarily beautiful. As was the custom at that time, before 1900, he sent a messenger to Mr. Morgan’s office with the pin fancily wrapped in a box and the following note: “Dear Mr. Morgan, knowing how much you appreciate necktie pins, I’m sending you this rare and exquisite piece for your consideration. Due to its rarity, the price is US$ 5,000. If you choose to accept it, please, send a messenger to my office tomorrow with your check for US$5,000. If you choose not to accept it, you can send your messenger back with the pin.” The next day, a Mr. Morgan’s messenger arrived at Tiffany’s with the same box in a new package and a different envelope. In this envelope there was a note that read: “Dear Mr. Tiffany, the pin is really magnificent. However, US$5,000 is a little over the top. So, enclosed is a check for US$4,000. If you accept it, please send my messenger back with the box. If not, return the check and he will leave the box with you.” Tiffany looked at the check for several minutes. It was actually a lot of money. However, he was sure the pin was worth the US$5,000 he had asked for. Finally, he told the messenger: “You can return the check to Mr. Morgan. My price is firm.” And thus, the messenger took the check back and put the gift-wrapped box on Mr. Tiffany’s table. Tiffany sat down for a minute thinking about the check he had returned and then he unwrapped the box to get the pin out. Upon opening the box, he didn’t find the pin. He found a check for US$5,000 from Morgan and a note with just one sentence: “JUST CHECKING THE PRICE”. (Not to worry about authenticity. Some days, I doubt even my own image in the mirror🙏-Warrier) 2) K Balasubramanian Coimbatore Shared a link : Vallam Kali from Kerala https://youtu.be/UHf5_zzhhhc (Know More : https://www.gotouttarakhand.com/india-tourism/nehru-trophy-boat-race#:~:text=) B Collage Debate Vathsala Jayaraman's Response : Vision Collage on Monday had a letter from Shri Subbaraman on 'seeing'. He has inter alia quoted' Adrusyo Vyaktha roopascha' from Vishnu Sahasra Naamam. Five years back there was an article in the Hindu about the 'internal blindness' of King Dhritha Rashtra of Mahabharatha. It was an interesting reading. Many of us have perfect eye vision and we may need no glasses too. But we don't have the correct perception of things, don't view things in the proper angle and invariably get into problems. The spiritual Gurus differentiate between 'seeing' with physical eyes and the actual vision we need in our lives like generosity, kindness and love. Even in physical blindness there are varieties and varieties which we can't imagine. Some are unable to see anything; but can point out and identify an object by showing the finger to the accurate spot even in an unfamiliar place. Some may see everything but are unable to differentiate between a chair and phone. Some may identify objects and tell correctly but may not identify human beings including their own kith and kin. There are more than 30 channels in the visual route of our nervous system.If even one or two are functioning, a totally blind man may be able to say what is in front of him. Very often there is a talk about third eye in human beings. We need not think that Lord Shiva alone has third eye. In fact, it is said that every human being has an access to his/her third eye and scientifically they say that it is a clever bit of natural evolution. Our third eye overlays unseen information and forms separate patterns over our sense organs so that we may be able to do correct interpretations. It is stated to be more a skill than divine power. That is why perhaps sages of yore were able to guess the exact happenings like curses in the past and foresee future events which were attributed to their penance. In US they have got definitions for legal blindness. Legal blindness is the level of impairment in which the individual has a reduced central vision of 20/200 or less.They will be eligible for financial security, though they may carry on their daily chores without much difficulty. Vathsala Jayaraman C Cover Story : Agni Meele Purohitam* 'His Masters Voice' (HMV) had once published a pamphlet giving the history of gramophone record. Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in the 19th century. Edison, who had invented many other gadgets like electric light and the motion picture camera, had become a legend even in his own time. When he invented the gramophone record, which could record human voice for posterity, he wanted to record the voice of an eminent scholar on his first piece. For that he chose Prof. Max Muller of England (a German by ethnicity), another great personality of the 19th century. He wrote to Max Muller saying, “I want to meet you and record your voice. When should I come?” Max Muller who had great respect for Edison asked him to come on a suitable time when most of the scholars of the continent of Europe would be gathering in England. Accordingly, Edison took a ship and went to England. He was introduced to the audience. All cheered Edison’s presence. Later at the request of Edison, Max Muller came on the stage and spoke in front of the instrument. Then Edison went back to his laboratory and by afternoon came back with a disc & played it on the gramophone. The audience was thrilled to hear the voice of Max Muller from the instrument. They were glad that voices of great persons like Max Muller could be stored for the benefit of posterity. After several rounds of applause and congratulations to Thomas Edison, Max Muller came to the stage and addressed the scholars and asked them, “You heard my original voice in the morning. Then you heard the same voice coming out from this instrument in the afternoon. Do you understand what I said in the morning or what you heard in the afternoon?” The audience fell silent because they could not understand the language in which Max Muller had spoken. It was ‘Greek and Latin’ to them as they say. But had it been Greek or Latin, they would have definitely understood because they were from various parts of Europe. It was in a language which the European scholars had never heard. Max Muller then explained what he had spoken. He said that the language he spoke was Sanskrit and it was the first sloka of Rig Veda, which says "Agni Meele Purohitam” This was the first recorded public version on the gramophone plate. अग्निमीळे पुरोहितं यज्ञस्य देवं रत्वीजम। होतारं रत्नधातमम।। (Rig Veda 1.001.01) Why did Max Muller choose this? Addressing the audience he said, “Vedas are the oldest text of the human race. And “Agni Meele Purohitam” is the first verse of Rig Veda. "In the most primordial time, when the people did not know how even to cover their bodies and lived by hunting and housed in caves, Indians had attained high civilization and they gave the world universal philosophies in the form of the Vedas.” When “Agni Meele Purohitam” was replayed, the entire audience stood up in silence as a mark of respect. The verse means : “Oh Agni, You who gleam in the darkness, to You we come day by day, with devotion and bearing homage. So be of easy access to us, Agni, as a father to his son, abide with us for our well being." Proud to be part of a truly glorious ancient civilization... India🙏🏻 *Shared by Shivram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai Beginning D Collage History : Dr Prabha Ramadurai 🙏🏻🙏🙏 'Rani Jhansi's descendants' Must read the notes. AZADI KI AMRIT MAHOTSAV (AKAM). The image of the Rani Laxmibai riding a horse with her 8-year-old son Damador Rao tied on her back with a cloth battling Britishers is sketched in everyone's mind. Sadly, after Independence no government ever tried to seek an answer to the question .....What happened to the minor Prince of Jhansi after Laxmibai's martyrdom? Only a handful are aware that the Queen's son Damador Rao and his next 5 generations lived an anonymous life in Indore that prides itself for being called Ahilya Nagari. With no government or public help forthcoming, the first two generations of Queen's descendants spent their life in a rented house in abject poverty. No effort was ever made to locate them. In fact, the Queen's descendants were staying in the city till 2021. Later, they shifted to Nagpur, where the sixth generation descendant now works in a software company and prefers to lead an anonymous life. They have kept their association with Jhansi alive by attaching the moniker Jhansiwale in their name. Software engineer Yogesh Arun Rao Jhansiwale (44) is the sixth generation member of Queen Laxmibai’s family. He currently lives in Nagpur with his wife Preet and two kids Preeyesh and Dhanika. His father Arun Rao Jhansiwale too lives with him. Arun Rao, who retired as an assistant engineer in the then MP Electricity Board (MPEB), owns a house in Dhanwantri Nagar in Indore. Damador Rao breathed his last on May 20, 1906 at the age of 57, leaving behind his son Laxman Rao Jhansiwale, who was given a pension of Rs 200 per month by the Britishers. After the country attained independence on August 15, 1947, the then government asked Laxman Rao to vacate the house in the Residency area. The descendants of Rani Laxmibai had no option but to shift to a rented house in Peergali area of Rajwada, Indore. Queen of Jhansi’s grandson worked as a freelance typist in the district court. As penury struck, the family often slept on an empty stomach. He left this world in extreme poverty in 1959 leaving behind son Krishna Rao Jhansiwale and daughter Chandrakanta Bai. Krishna Rao, the great grandson of the Queen, worked as a steno-typist in Hukumchand Mill in Indore. He used to receive a pension of Rs 100 per month from the Central and UP government. After spending his entire life in the same rented house, Krishna Rao died in 1967. After his demise, the Central and the UP government discontinued the pension of the descendants of the Queen. His son Arun Rao Jhansiwale was an engineer and joined MPEB. In 1994, he purchased a house in Dhanwantari Nagar in Indore. In fact, after Queen left Jhansi with son *Damodar Rao, the family had to wait for five generations to own a house. 'Arun Rao Jhansiwala' (blue kurta) with his son 'Yogesh Rao Jhansiwala' (red kurta) his daughter-in-law 'Preet' and her two kids 'Preeyesh' and "Dhanika Rao Jhansiwala". E Babusenan's Column : More on Eagles My dear friend Shri Ramasubramanian is bent upon spoiling me in my old age by ascribing qualities which he sees through the magnifying glass of affection. I thank him profusely. Here is one more speciality of eagles which I heard from Shri P R R Nayar. Before laying eggs, the female eagle will make elaborate preparations for the comfort of the young ones. After hatching, the eaglets will remain in the nest for about six weeks until the wings grow strong enough to fly. Some fellows will take a liking for the warm comfort of the nest provided by the dear mother and will stick on. If and when it happens, the mother eagle will start removing the comforts one after the other. And with the removal of the last layer, he or she will fly away. When the United States were formed, they took the bald eagle as national emblem. Though it was for other reasons the choice was made, they are knowingly or unknowingly following the mother eagle's principle, except, perhaps, consciously removing the comforts. F Blogs & Links Walking and talking : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/walking-and-talking-44410/ Excerpts : Since my childhood during the 1950’s, till last decade, I’ve been walking long distances. Sometime back, I was calculating for fun, the time spent inside a contract bus, during the seven years I was staying in office accomodation in a remote Mumbai suburb and attending office in the city. I had spent 6 months inside the bus and travelled more than one lakh kilometres during 1986-93. Now I am wondering, if I had been walking the distance I have been covering so far, straight forward, where I would have reached by now! G Quotes on Vedas https://decipheringvedas.wordpress.com/2020/04/09/some-quotes-from-great-person-for-vedas-and-hindu-scriptures/ Like : “After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.”– W. Heisenberg, German Physicist “India—The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.”– Wheeler Wilcox

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