Warrier's Collage on Wednesday August 17, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday August 17, 2022 https://youtu.be/EBTy4mY23BI Responses to President's Speech on the eve of Independence Day 2022 : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article65772671.ece Excerpts : "The President’s reference to ‘India marching into its golden age’ should be taken beyond the symbolic sense, and we need to mainstream and make the $1.5 trillion worth domestic gold stock become part of the productive economic resources of the nation. MG Warrier" Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) Vathsala Jayaraman When I read about curd rice I was reminded of Shri Harsha*. His writings were highly philosophical and not lucid as that of Kalidasa. His Nala Puranam did not become popular. It is said that Harsha took mainly curd rice, the curd prepared out of buffaloe's milk for six months. This reduced his sharpness. Now he wrote 'Naidatham' again. The work became very popular among common people. Anyway curd rice is a blessing. *Know More : https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sriharsha 2) C V Subbaraman Laughter! With due respect and apologies to Victor Borge: Is not laughter the widest distance between two lips, while a smile is the shortest? When "smile" blossoms into a laughter, the S in the smile adds or covers a mile! Laughter may be a good medicine in life, but in modern times, too much laughter may not be good if one were to go by the adage "laugh and grow fat". But the great Julius Caesar preferred to have fat men around him as his trusted friends, for he said, " Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o'nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous." And Caesar was more practical and prophetic than Antony who told Caesar not to fear Cassius. Subbaraman 3) Sitendra Kumar Collage of August 15, 2022 A lot of interesting items. The painting by Reshmy Warrier shows an optimistic future for all of us. A path, a path to prosperity of bright future between the two blooming trees which define our robust economy and vibrant democracy. The poem by Franklin Misquith is fills us with joy on the Independence Day. The responses by the readers are praiseworthy. The reminiscences by S W Fadanwis is hilarious. The highlight of the collage is the top 10 Quotes about economics, the best being that of Ayan Rand and Neuman. The Collage is our encyclopedia. Sitendra Kumar 4) R Jayakumar Good day 😊 India marching towards golden age (Remarkable Journey) must include not only economy of trillions and filling the stomachs of all who are hungry, but also to ensure choice of freedom enshrined in the Constitution to all.🇮🇳🙏 (That's the theme of my book "Chasing Inclusive Growth"-Warrier) B Current Affairs India @75 : Speech by Michael Patra Deputy Governor https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1321 INDIA@75 (Speech delivered by Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India in an event to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav organised by Reserve Bank of India, - August 13, 2022, Bhubaneswar) Excerpts : If India capitalises on its opportunities and overcomes the challenges that I have addressed in the time available for this talk, it is widely believed that India will bend time. So, revisiting the purchasing power parity projections I alluded to earlier, it is possible to imagine India striking out into the next decade with a growth rate of 11 per cent. If this is achieved, India will become the second largest economy in the world not by 2048 as shown earlier, but by 2031. Even if it does not sustain this pace and slows to 4-5 per cent in 2040-50, it will become the largest economy of the world by 2060. As I said in my opening remarks, you may think that I am a dreamer, but let me remind you that while history does not repeat itself, it often rhymes. The distinguished British economist, Angus Maddison, who specialised in the measurement and analysis of economic growth and development, has documented economic performance over long periods of time and across major countries in every continent of the world. According to his work, India was the largest economy of the world with the highest share in world GDP during 1 to 1000 AD. Over the next 600 years, India intermittently fell to the second position, but reclaimed the position of the world’s largest economy by 1700 AD with a share of 24.4 per cent of world GDP. Since then, there has been an inexorable loss of share. Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to halt the decline, reverse it and repossess our rightful place on the world’s stage. Bonus : Men in uniform https://madrascourier.com/insight/the-madras-regiment-the-oldest-regiment-of-the-indian-army/ C Babusenan's Column : Who has not heard about King Canute who ruled England, Denmark and Norway successfully in the early part of the 11th century? When flatterers around him( in modern terms'advisers') told him repeatedly that he was so powerful that even sea tides would obey his dictates, he pretended not to have heard them. Once when he went to the seashore, the tide was rising. He asked someone to put a chair at the brink of the sea, sat on it and ordered aloud that the rising wave should not wet his feet. You and I know what happened. Then he declared that the waves would obey only God's orders. Canutes occur only very rarely. Britons soon forgot the wise lesson their king taught them, and, seven centuries later, started singing aloud, with ferocious pride, their freshly coined Jana gana mana : "Britannia, rule the waves". Where they stand now, we all know. Flattery is a very dangerous art. In the beginning you deliberately count the words. Then the words take over and carry you fast to a point from which one finds it almost impossible to return. Only persons like Birbal can do this. Here is the story : Whenever he got a chance, Birbal would use it to please his Emperor. Each time Akbar felt pleased and did not bother to hide his pleasure. Why Akbar? For that matter, who is not pleased with flattery? The gods have set a lesson for us in this regard. The word 'stotram 'is derived from 'stuthi' meaning 'praise', that is flattery. The close friendship between the Emperor and Birbal caused heartburn to many courtiers.They, in groups, met the Emperor and most humbly told him that Birbal was a flatterer and must be shown his place. He was very courteous to them and sent them back with the impression that he did not believe them. One day it happened thus : Birbal, as was his wont, was praising his Emperor. People noticed that he was more eloquent on that day. Suddenly he said : "Baadushaa, you are mightier than God." No sooner had these words come out of his lips, than he felt stupefied. It was blasphemy by any standard. The silence of the graveyard descended on the Emperor's court. Akbar looked steadily at him and said : "Birbal, you have crossed all limits. This is clear blasphemy. I feel sorry for you. Either you prove your statement, or be prepared to recieve the punishment which, I assure you, will be quite severe. " Birbal smiled. He said : "Sire, you have an empire. If you so decide, you can send any fellow out of your empire. Can God do this?The whole world is His. Whereto can he banish anyone? In this respect, who is mightier, Sire? D Blogs & Links Handling fear : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/handling-fear-40112/ Any write-up on fear will remain incomplete, without any mention about fear of death. Not long ago Arun Shourie put together a 500 plus page book “Preparing for Death”, taking the reader through the lives of great minds, reflecting on the inevitability of death. Reviewing the book, Gopalakrishna Gandhi mentioned that the book attempts to provide instructions for head and balm for the heart for those groping in the dark about the nature of death. To quote from the review : “Shubhshubh bolo! ‘Say only that which is auspicious!’ Thus goes the Hindi admonition to some talking of, say, serpents, calamities, illness, death. The underlying sentiment is that talking about something we do not like, do not want to happen, may actually bring the dreaded thing to our doorstep.” E https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1559261279176470528?s=20&t=mjq3f4RgcYS4zni5nOPNcw Unity in Diversity - 345 एको पवणु माटी सभ एका सभ एका जोति सबाईआ सभ इका जोति वरतै भिनि भिनि न रलई किसै दी रलाईआ गुर परसादी इकु नदरी आइआ हउ सतिगुर विटहु वताइआ जीउ Same air, clay and spirit Perception: all are different Gurus Grace: Could see God in all Guru Ramdas, Majh, 96, SGGS F Leisure Nostalgia : Circus* CIRCUS was very fine and interesting one.It kindled my childhood memories!I still remember the first CIrcus I Saw with my dad and Mom and still green in my mind even after nearly 7 decades now.The welcome by by the Joker@Baffons and the Trapeeze acts of the men and women etc.Motorbike in the small round used to be very exciting one.But the climax used to be the one MAN putting his head into the mouth of the live lion and those were exciting days for us! CIRCUS is sadly a dyeing art it needs to be supported by all!Long live Circus Sir!It used to be lively and thrilling experience and love Circus! *Shared by S Venugopal G Smile quotes https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/smile-quotes Like : What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison

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