Warrier's Collage on Sunday November 13, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday November 13, 2022 Blue Sky : Madras Courier https://madrascourier.com/art-and-poetry/that-blue-sky/ Why the world is false? : Sarvapriyananda https://youtu.be/cwcft4auszA (He is not asking you to go with him. He's just telling you, one problem can have more than one solution 🙏-Warrier) Good Morning 🌄 Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday November 19, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes to all. Today, I've listened the talk on Maya by Sarvapriyananda. Yesterday I was reading the article published in the current issue (November 2022) of Prabuddha Bharat Or Awakened India (Started in 1896 by Vivekananda). Sharing the two links. M G Warrier A Select Messages/Responses 1) S Venugopal Shared a Customer-Banker Interaction : Customer : I want to deposit cash. Banker : You use that cash deposit machine and deposit it yourself. Customer : I want to update passbook. Banker : Sir, you can print it yourself on the printing machine there. Customer : I have some queries regarding debit/credit card. Banker : Sir, it is customer care number written there, please talk to them. Customer : And I want a new cheque book. Banker : Sir, register the request on your mobile app or net banking or ATM machine, it will come home. Customer : But sir I want to send this check for collection. Banker : Drop it in the drop box in front. Customer : Sir, I just got a message that my check has bounced, so please tell me the reason. Banker : Now that centralized clearing is done, the return memo will come without our knowledge. Customer : Sir, I want to make a fixed deposit. Banker : There is a banking app facility to make it live. Customer : Awesome.. ( Wonders : Is such a big branch kept only to sell insurance and mutual funds ??) I took this back from F Leisure. There's not an iota of exaggeration in what's explained above. There's an App for getting one's Life Certificate also. Here in Bhandup which is a suburb of Mumbai, just outside our Residential Complex, in one building there are two bank branches and three ATMs. Inside the bank, the environment is similar to that on the roadside market. More staff members are in the open space walking up and down. Some of them are ready to help you. By the time you located the right desk, the system is down. As the system is globally interconnected, no one is allowed to do anything manually. 2) S W Fadnawis I read today's Collage with interest.First of all ,let me congratulate Shri Thorat on completion of 75 years of age coinciding with India's achievement of freedom. There is absolutely no chance of him knowing me but I remember him well as he was posted to Nagpur office while on probation. I was a mere Grade 2 then. I wish him a very long and illustrious life ahead. As for Madam Vatsala's musings about her lessons in music. I am no authority on the subject of classical music but am immensely in love thereof irrespective of its genre. I had also a stint in learning instrumental as I had a natural flair for playing on harmonium, flute, mouth organ etc.But because of inconsistency of my nature and lack of patience , I could not achieve much.In that way, I am a pakka Kansen, though not Tansen. This apart, I hold music heavenly and next to Godliness, only because we have been tutored in the concept of God, otherwise I have no hesitation in affirming that there is nothing greater than music in this Universe. I appreciate and congratulate Madam Vatsala for her interest in music as a source of bliss. 3) V R Chittanandam It was good to hear Shri Y.S.P. Thorat. He was in Chennai office in the late 1980s. He used to talk to all members of the staff without any airs. At that time he wore very young look. He is not Cleopatra and age has withered his look. But he has not lost his charm. Thanks. Chittanandam 4) K N Rajan Kochi Discussion on CBDC A panel discussion on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) was held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the Seminar Hall of RBI, Kochi, jointly by the Kochi Office and the Reserve Bank Retired Employees' Association, Kochi. Shri Salim Gangadharan delivered the keynote address, Shri P R Ravi Mohan spoke on the global perspective and Shri Abraham Mathew explained the technology aspects. Shri Vijaykumar Nayak, GM (O-in-C) presided. The programme was a big success. The retirees and the serving employees of Kochi office actively participated in the panel discussion and the question & answer session. 5) M G Warrier Going round and round* Copied below is an excerpt from a Quora comment : Not the last word : Law of the land Can the Supreme Court of India dismiss an IAS officer from his service? Article 311 (1) of the Constitution of India, an All India Service officer can not be dismissed by an authority subordinate to that by which he was appointed. This in effect means the authority of same rank in the same organisation who has executive control over that officer. Appointing authority of an IAS officer is the President of India. Therefore only the President can dismiss an IAS officer. Supreme Court of India, though it is the highest judicial authority in India, as no executive power over officers like IAS officers. Therefore Supreme Court cannot dismiss an IAS officer. Though, on a writ petition by an IAS officer who has been dismissed by the President, the Supreme Court can restore his/her services!" *In Malayalam there's a puzzle : One snake starts swallowing another snake of equal size by getting it's tail inside its mouth. Both go round and round and the second one gets the tail of the first snake and starts swallowing the first snake. Both are on the job of swallowing each other. The question is what will remain at the end. Are Indian institutions facing such a riddle? 🙏-Warrier B Current Affairs Reserve Bank of India https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1335 India : A Story of Resilience (Inaugural Address by Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India - November 02, 2022 - at the Annual FIBAC 2022 Conference Organised Jointly by FICCI and IBA, Mumbai) The current global economy is sailing in extremely turbulent waters. Despite humungous challenges, the Indian economy has progressed relatively well. I would like to impress upon the banks and businesses to remain focussed on reinforcing their resilience while continuing to grow and meet market demand. They should continuously assess the risk buildup, if any, sharpen governance and strive to maintain healthy levels of capital and other buffers. So far as the RBI is concerned, we remain committed to support and preserve macroeconomic and financial stability. Once again, it is a moment of ‘whatever it takes’. C Sunday Collage 1) V T Panchapagesan WORLD KINDNESS DAY ON THE 13th November. MY PARASAILING EXPERIENCE WITH POSITIVE RIPPLE EFFECTS. SUNDAY COLLAGE Parasailing also known Parascending, Parasking or Parakiting is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute, known as a Parasailing. This is manned by moving anchor, may be by a car, a truck, or a boat. I now and then remember reflecting my thought experiencing this, stretching my imagination, thinking of my wife who died 53 years ago. When I went Parasailing some years ago in western part of USA, with positive ripple effects, on this day. I heard your voice in the wind, I turned to see your face. The warmth of the wind, Caressed me, As I stood silently in place. I felt your touch in the sun, As its warmth filled the sky. I closed my eyes, For your embrace, And my spirit soared high. I saw your eyes in the window pane, As I watched the falling rain. It seemed as each raindrop fell, It quietly said YOUR NAME, But you are not gone, You will always be a part of me. As long as SUN shines, The WIND blows, The RAIN falls, YOU WILL LIVE, Inside of me, forever. For that is all my HEART KNOWS. YOUR LOVING HUSBAND V T Panchapagesan PS : An act of Kindness big or small plays a huge role in moulding one's character. It brings an unexpected joy for both, the one receiving it and the other performing it. It brightens up the day and creates positive ripple effects. 2) Hanuman's Ramayana* When Valmiki completed his Ramayana, Narada wasn't impressed. 'It is good, but Hanuman's is better', he said. 'Hanuman has written the Ramayana too!', ….Valmiki didn't like this at all, and wondered whose Ramayana was better. So he set out to find Hanuman. In Kadali-vana, grove of plantains, he found Ramayana inscribed on seven broad leaves of a banana tree. He read it and found it to be perfect. The most exquisite choice of grammar and vocabulary, metre and melody. He couldn't help himself. He started to cry. 'Is it so bad?' asked Hanuman 'No, it is so good', said Valmiki 'Then why are you crying?' asked Hanuman. 'Because after reading your Ramayana no one will read my Ramayana,' replied Valmiki. Hearing this Hanuman simply tore up the seven banana leaves stating... "Now no one will ever read Hanuman's Ramayana.'" Valmiki was shocked to see this action of Hanuman and asked him why he did this,Hanuman said, 'You need your Ramayana more than I need mine. You wrote your Ramayana so that the world remembers Valmiki; I wrote my Ramayana so that I remember Ram.' At that moment Valmiki realized how he had been consumed by the desire for validation through his work. He had not used the work to liberate himself from the fear of invalidation. He had not appreciated the essence of Ram's tale to unknot his mind. His Ramayana was a product of ambition; but Hanuman's Ramayana was a product of pure devotion & affection.🙏 That's why Hanuman's Ramayana sounded so much better. That is when Valmiki realized that "Greater than Ram...is the name of Ram!" (राम से बड़ा राम का नाम) There are people like Hanuman who don't want to be famous. They just do their jobs and fulfill their purpose. There are many unsung "Hanumans" in our life too, our spouse, mother, father, friends, let's remember them and be grateful to all. In this world, where everyone is highlighting their work and seeking validation, let us just do our karma because the one who matters, the almighty God, knows everything without us telling him, and in the end it is just HE who matters! *Shared by Shivaram Shetty Mumbai 3) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1591178190537756672?s=20&t=5OzD9oQDDbdEP9knhhQf7A Unity in Diversity - 433 जउ त सभ सुख इत उत तुम बंछवहु गुरू गुरु गुरू गुरु गुरू जपु प्रानीअहु If you wish to have all the comforts/joys in this world & here after Then, always meditate on the Guru, dear creatures (human beings) Bard Nal, 1400, SGGS 4) Death, Our Final Journey to the Unknown* https://advaitaashrama.org/death-our-final-journey-to-the-unknown/ To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow. —William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, Sc. V. *The article published in the current issue (November 2022) of Prabuddha Bharat Or Awakened India (Started in 1896 by Vivekananda) D Blogs & Links 1) Self-care plans https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/lifestyles/increasing-importance-of-self-care-and-examples-of-self-care-plans-46443/ Posted online comments : ' to write on such subjects with a positive approach and avoiding medical or professional jargons is not easy. you have successfully handled the subject in an interesting way. keep writing. remain positive and never worry about responses. here you have done a good analysis of a multidimensional subject. 2) Ubuntu Excellent message about sharing, shared by T R Suresh Mananthavady 🙏 https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/04/ubuntu-teamwork-collaboration.html 3) Madras Courier : Collage choice https://madrascourier.com/insight/the-peacock-throne-cost-two-times-more-than-taj-mahal-heres-why/ 4) The Story of My Life : Helen Keller The Story of My Life: by Helen Keller book autobiography biography https://amzn.eu/d/ip2JJqQ E Collage Life DINING IN THE DARK* Please read this true story fully before you close your eyes for today and open for tomorrow. I am sharing someone's wonderful experience. I attended a fundraising event for the visually handicapped people in a center for blind people. As usual, since it was a Friday evening, I first thought of skipping the event, considering it could be a bit boring and rather spend the evening relaxing by some other means. But being alone and sometimes finding it difficult to kill time, I thought of accepting the invitation and registered on line for booking. When I went there, there were approximately 40 people present. Initially we were shown a video about the visually handicapped center. It was a short 15 minute video and quite inspiring that how people from different walks of life spend their time in helping these blind people, without expecting anything in return. After the video, we all were gathered in a hall and were briefed about next event. The theme of the next event was "Dining in the Dark". And this is the event turned out to be inspiring and worth sharing… What is meant, was that we all 40+ people were going to have Dinner in a pitch Dark Room! The next two hours were completely planned, organized, directed and executed by 3 blind youths. One was a girl (Leader) and other two boys were assistants to her, forming a team of three blind volunteers. The blind leader first gave us tips for dining (These were ACTUAL STANDARDS THE BLIND PEOPLE FOLLOW IN ORDER TO MAKE THEIR LIFE EASIER). 1. When you sit at your table the things will be placed as follows : at 3 o’clock of your dish : You will find a spoon; at 9 o’clock : Fork; at 12 o’clock : spoon; at 2 o’clock : Empty Glass Dish; at the center with Paper napkin tucked at 6 o’clock. 2. There will be two large Jugs circulated to you. The Jug with plain walls will have water and the Jug with curved wall will have orange juice. 3. When you get your Jug based on your choice you have to pour it in your glass. You have to dip your forefinger in the glass so that when you fill it and the liquid touches your finger, you have to stop pouring. She asked whether everyone had understood… All said yes, but everyone was confused and trying to remember what she had said and confirming with each other. The next one and half hours we spent were full of fun and learning. In a completely pitch dark room where we could not see ANYTHING, we were enjoying various delicious food without seeing it. We all 40 people were taken in groups into the dark hall. Each one was directed by blind person till he/she sits on a chair. We were finding it awkward because actually we are supposed to guide blind people to their destination and help them. We were served a full 5 course dinner by this team of 3 blind people… welcome drinks, appetizers, starters, main course and desserts. The amazing thing was that the team of 3 blind people were serving exactly vegetarian dishes to the vegetarian people who were sitting randomly in the room! When registering on line, we were asked the question to choose from "Vegetarian" or "Non-Vegetarian". I had chosen vegetarian, being one. We were so nicely hosted that we did not have to wait in-between serves. As we were finishing one dish, we were served with next without any delay. After approximately one and half hours of dining in the dark, the leader asked whether everyone had finished eating… After confirmation, she switched on the lights of the dining room. We left the Dining room with tears in our eyes. We realized how lucky we are and how we have been gifted with beautiful eyes to see the beautiful world. We realized how difficult the lives of blind people are (and other handicapped), without being able to see. We realized how uncomfortable we were for just 2 hours without being able to see anything and how they must be living their entire lives. We realized how fortunate we are, that we do not value such simple things in life that we have and cry (sometime loudly, sometime within ourselves) and run after what we don't have... for the whole of our lives, without having time to adore all the things that we do have. Be cheerful… Open your eyes today before it closes down permanently Adore the people who love you, speak your heart with them today. Clear your misunderstandings soon, with the people who love you. Make your life worthy to live on this earth. Complete the MISSION of your life with the VISION of your eyes.” *Shared by Advocate T V Sugathan, Mananthavady F Collage Science Brain : Write-up shared by Vivek Amin Nagpur Growth/Decay of the human brain The director of the George Washington University School of Medicine argues that the brain of an older person is much more practical than is commonly believed. At this age, the interaction of the right and left hemispheres of the brain becomes harmonious, which expands our creative possibilities. That is why among people over 60 years of age you can find many personalities who have just started their creative activities. Of course, the brain is no longer as fast as it was in youth. However, it gains in flexibility. Therefore, with age, we are more likely to make the right decisions and are less exposed to negative emotions. The peak of human intellectual activity occurs around the age of 70, when the brain begins to function at full strength. Continued at H G Quotes on superstitions https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/superstition-quotes Like : Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller Helen Adams Keller was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and her hearing after a bout of illness at the age of 19 months. H Continued from F Over time, the amount of myelin in the brain increases, a substance that facilitates the rapid passage of signals between neurons. Due to this, intellectual abilities increase by 300% compared to the average. Also interesting is the fact that after 60 years, a person can use 2 hemispheres at the same time. This allows you to solve much more complex problems. Professor Monchi Uri, from the University of Montreal, believes that the old man's brain chooses the path that consumes less energy, eliminates the unnecessary and leaves only the right options to solve the problem. A study was conducted involving different age groups. Young people were very confused when passing the tests, while those over 60 years of age made the right decisions. Now, let's look at the characteristics of the brain between the ages of 60 and 80. They are really pink. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BRAIN OF AN ELDERLY PERSON. 1. Neurons in the brain do not die, as everyone around you says. The connections between them simply disappear if one does not engage in mental work. 2. Distraction and forgetfulness arise due to an overabundance of information. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to concentrate your whole life on unnecessary trifles. 3. From the age of 60, a person, when making decisions, does not use one hemisphere at the same time, like young people, but both. 4. Conclusion: if a person leads a healthy lifestyle, moves, has viable physical activity and is fully mentally active, intellectual abilities do NOT decrease with age, they simply GROW, reaching a peak at the age of 80-90 years . So do not be afraid of old age. Strive to develop intellectually. Learn new crafts, make music, learn to play musical instruments, paint pictures! Dance! Take an interest in life, meet and communicate with friends, plan for the future, travel as best you can. Do not forget to go to shops, cafes, shows. Don't shut up alone, it's destructive to anyone. Live with the thought: all good things are still ahead of me! *SOURCE : New England Journal of Medicine.