Warrier's Collage on Wednesday August 3, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday August 3, 2022 Ramayana Masam https://youtu.be/ca3kxSE0Opg (A dance form from Indonesia -Thailand) Good Morning 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) S W Fadnawis I remember and if I am not wrong, Mr E Madhavan was working in IDM Cell when I worked in Central Debt Division. Those were very turbulent days, the Harshad Mehta scam came to light and the entire system was under fire which ultimately paved way for introduction of Delivery vs Payment System in Public Debt Offices. If I am correct we are discussing about the same sauve gentle Mr Madhavan. We had lot of interaction during those days. The revelation that he is the son of a great poet gives me pleasure. S W Fadnavis (Collage has shared contact details) 2) S Venugopal Chennai Warrier Ji, In my younger days I used take Coffee with those days HINDU Daily paper and presently I take Kafi with Warriers Collage🙏 (Like "Coffee with Karan" you can have "Coffee with Kiran" when you visit Mumbai. My son is Kiran. Thanks & u r invited 🙏-Warrier) 3) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Dear Smt Sudha Warrier, with a few words, you brought tears to my eyes. How nice the story is! 4) A Chandramauliswaran Bank Customer Service The write up by Shri Subbaraman about customer service in banks has interesting and amusing incidents. The type of response of the RBI Ombudsman in a particular case and that too after a considerable lapse of time is a matter of shame. Continued at H1 B Current Affairs World : Tension building up https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/nancy-pelosi-taiwan-visit-china-us-tensions MPC Meeting Jul 21, 2022 Meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee – Rescheduling As announced in the Reserve Bank’s Press Release: 2021-2022/1931 dated March 30, 2022, the next meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) for the financial year 2022-23 is scheduled during August 2-4, 2022. Due to administrative exigencies, it has been decided to reschedule the MPC meeting from August 2-4, 2022 to August 3-5, 2022. Media Response August 2, 2022 Chasing inflation target* This refers to the report "No risk of recession or stagflation : FM" (August 2). The assertion that 'efforts are being made to bring down retail inflation below 7 percent' is soothing. The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee meeting this week, hopefully, will come out with their views on policy measures possible in the near future. To guard against the negative impacts of expert criticism about RBI deviating from the Inflation Target accepted long ago, GOI and RBI may review the Inflation Target, considering the recent developments. MPC members are bound to have different perceptions on the performance of the economy and the impact of different monetary and fiscal policy interventions on variables like inflation. They are duty-bound to chase the Inflation Target given by GOI. Such meetings give opportunity to RBI to brief MPC members about application of different monetary policy tools in addition to change in Base Rate. It will be embarrassing to the MPC also, if their precious time is wasted in explaining non-achievement of a target fixed years ago, when variables affecting inflation were different. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published in The Hindu Business Line on August 3, 2022 : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article65717101.ece C Collage in Classroom 1) Nutrition & Food Safety : WHO Initiative https://www.who.int/teams/maternal-newborn-child-adolescent-health-and-ageing/maternal-health/about/nutrition-and-food-safety The Nutrition and Food Safety (NFS) Department is addressing the burden of disease from physical, chemical and microbial hazards in food and unhealthy diets, maternal and child malnutrition, overweight and obesity. The Department aims to ensure universal access to safe, sufficient nutritious food and effective nutrition actions, through setting science-based international food standards, promoting nutrition action in health systems, fostering sustainable food production and consumption, improving food environments and empowering consumers in all situations, monitoring nutrition status, and managing food safety events at the international level, closely working with Member States, UN partner agencies and non-State actors. 2) Root of the matter https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/root-vegetables#TOC_TITLE_HDR_5 Root vegetables have long been enjoyed as a delicious part of a healthy diet. Defined as an edible plant that grows underground, potatoes, carrots and onions are a few common examples that most are familiar with. However, there are many other types — each with a distinct set of nutrients and health benefits. D Collage Cover Story Padukasahasram : Vathsala Jayaraman This seems to be a CHESS SEASON. We have many interesting mails on the origin of Chess. We find that sanskrit literature is many a time connected with Chess Board. The lion among poets – Sri Vedanta Desika, it is believed that Desika was challenged one night, to demonstrate his Sanskrit knowledge by producing atleast a 1000 verses in the praise of Lord Ranganatha before day break. After supper that night, apparently Desika went to sleep. Continued at H2 E Faith Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1554188246451597313?s=20&t=X4MXsHaVpT0e1iogPUbBlA Unity in Diversity - 331 एह किनेही दाति आपस ते जो पाईऐ नानक सा करमाति साहिब तुठै जो मिलै What sort of gift is this which is received only after our own asking That is most wonderful gift which is received when God is pleased (without asking) Guru Angad, Asa, 475, SGGS F Leisure a) Forward received from T J Kurup Thiruvananthapuram : Doctor : Your Liver is enlarged Patient : Does that mean it has space for more whisky ? (This is called "Positive Thinking") Lady to her dietician : What l am worried about is my height and not my weight. Doc : How come??? Lady : According to my weight, my height should be 7.8 feet. (Now this is called "Positive Attitude") A Man wrote to the bank. "My Cheque was returned with remark 'Insufficient funds'. I want to know whether it refers to mine or the Bank". (This is self confidence in its peak) This one is classic !! A cockroach's last words to a man who wanted to kill it : "Go ahead and kill me, you coward. You're just jealous because I can scare your wife and you cannot..!!!!" Always be positive, even in difficult situations. If you don't find the jokes spicy enough, go to the next item 🙏-Warrier b) Pickles from Andhra Pradesh https://liveyourpassion.in/self-interest/food/Finger-licking-good!/8-Mouth-Watering-Andhra-Pickles-That-You-Must-Try-At-Least-Once--468 Pickle Varieties from Andhra The beautiful state of Andhra is very famous for its pickles. The speciality of these Andhra pickles is that they suit every palate, be it hot, sour, or spicy. G Quotes on farms & farming https://www.agdaily.com/lifestyle/10-iconic-farming-quotes-history/ Like : “The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” — John F. Kennedy It's funny how some things don't change. H 1) Continued from A4 I had recently written to the RBI, Central Office ( Customer Protection Department) that they should conduct an audit of how the various Ombudsman offices have dealt with the grievances received by them. As expected, there is no response from the department. It is a fact that the new generation ( they can no longer be considered as new!) private sector banks are greedy and their charges are exorbitant. It is open to a customer not to continue with them. The alternative of banking with a Public Sector Bank is not a real alternative as its efficiency especially in regard to internet banking leaves much to be desired. Furthermore, charges levied by PSBs are no longer modest as in the past. When a private sector bank, viz. HDFC BANK which is quite big can manage to contain the NPAs to less than 3% in the same scenario, PSBs have very high NPAs. They have written off over a period several tens of thousands of crores of loans resulting in the money of the tax payers being used to capitalise the banks. The tragic part is that loans written off were of big companies and not of small borrowers. Public Sector banks are no longer the solution and the RBI has to effectively regulate and supervise the private sector banks and with an iron hand. I would go to the extent of saying that RBI should strike terror in the minds of bankers, so that the private sector banks are really terrified of it. I know I am living in a fool's paradise when I say so! A Chandramouliswaran. 2) Continued from D When one of his close disciples woke him up and reminded him about the challenge, Desika spontaneously started composing the paduka sahasram, in praise of the Lord's footwear. The next day, he recited this 1008 verse epic poem and surrendered them at the feet of Ranganatha. Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam was extremely pleased with Desika that He appeared to confer the title of“Vedantacharya” on Desika and to add to this, Ranganatha's consort Ranganayaki conferred him the title “Sarva Tantra Svatantra". And you might have already guessed – the challenger could barely come up with a few hundred verses that night, and Desika won the challenge hands down. The paduka sahasram has several stunning verses that will cause one to drop their jaw in awe. Another example below is shown where Sri Vedanta Desika solves a mathematical puzzle that we now call Euler Chess Knight problem through Sanskrit poetry. The solution of the problem involves placing the knight in one corner of the chess board and without touching any square twice, landing the knight on every square on the board. Euler found an answer to this problem in the 17th century and that is why the modern worldcalls this the Euler Chess Knight problem. Sitting in medieval Europe, Euler had neither heard of Sri Vedanta Desika nor read his elegant solution depicted in stunning poetry hundreds of years before Euler solved it, not to mention the fact that the solution was spontaneously found at the wee hours of the night in preparation for the poetry challenge. In the solution presented below, there are 2 verses on after another. When the syllables of the first verses are written in order on the squares of the chessboard, the second verse is formed by the syllables that follow the movement of the knight. (Please see excerpt below taken from the book“The Wonder That is Sanksrit", by Sampad and Vijay) O sacred sandals of the Brahman, you are always adorned by those who have committed unpardonable sins; you remove all that is sorrowful and unwanted; you create a musical sound; (be pleased) and lead me to the feet of Lord Rangaraja. The sandals which protect those who shine by their right attitude, whose place is the center of the blissful rays, which destroy the melancholy of the distressed, whose radiance brings peace to those who take refuge in them, which move everywhere, -may those golden and radiating sandals of the Brahman lead me to the feet of Lord Rangaraja. Desika might have been an incredible genius, yet one often wonders how at all did Desika accomplish so much in his lifetime and this further inspires young minds to think about their own capabilities. India has repeatedly produced men with exceptional accomplishments, and reading about these great men should remind every person about his own hidden potential and hopefully, that will motivate him to carve out his own path in search of the ultimate truth. Vathsala Jayaraman


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