Warrier's Collage on Sunday November 27, 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday November 27, 2022 1) Murmuration https://youtu.be/m6YDhVeW5Kc MURMURATION* This natural phenomena is known as Murmuration. Here you see Zarover Birds flying in different formations. Scientists tried to figure out how they fly like this without colliding with each other and concluded that is only possible when each bird can do about 100 million mathematical calculations in 1 second in order not to hit each other Almighty never stops amazing us. *Shared by Sarada Nayar Chennai 2) Aadityahrudayam https://youtu.be/afdT_tkHWOE Good Morning 🌅 Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday December 3, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes to all M G Warrier M A 1) T N C Rangarajan Shared a link* : https://archive.org/details/frick-31072003198282/page/n15/mode/2up?view=theater *The Invisible Collection 2) Monetary Policy formulation* https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1340 DG(Patra)'s take on the process : Date : Nov 24, 2022 The Lighter Side of Making Monetary Policy (Speech delivered by Michael Debabrata Patra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India - November 24, 2022 - in the 9th SBI Banking and Economics Conclave, Mumbai) *Yesterday I shared my response published in Business Line. B Cover Story : V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram A good life : V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram It was, I think, in the early 1960s, that some wealthy Americans suddenly developed a taste for froglegs. One could see, as part of the rural scene in Kerala, youngsters vehemently searching in paddy fields for frogs ,assuring the poor creatures a free trip to the heavenly America. Collection centres appeared like mushrooms in every rural market. Well processed froglegs duly appeared in many kitchens in the US and our youngsters were happy with handsome pocket money. It was then that the agricultural scientists intervened. They told the youngsters that frogs helped us in many ways, especially in controlling the mosquito population and in keeping drinking water clean and that we were actually harming ourselves for the sake of some extra money. This timely intervention put an end to the frenetic frog- catching campaign. The whole world has now recognized the service being rendered by frogs and celebrates March20 as' Frog Day.' In the early 1970s, the NGO, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, intervened in a much wider and stronger way. It was in connection with a proposal to implement a hydro - electric project in the Palakkad district of Kerala. When the Planning Commission cleared the project, it was like manna pouring from heaven to the power-starved state. But alas! It was not so for the Parishad people. They, on the contrary,heard the death bell of the evergreen Silent Valley sub-tropical forest in this decision as, when the dam became a reality, the entire valley would disappear in its catchment area. Ecology was in its infancy in Kerala in those days and the political leadership could not stomach the idea of forgoing a precious hydro- electric project for a mere evergreen forest . The agitation spearheaded by the Parishad was so persistent that the otherwise well-informed and forward- looking CM held up his hands in utter despair. Luminaries like Dr.Salim Ali, Dr. M. S. Swaminathan and Madhav Gadgil participated whole-heartedly in the campaign. It needs to be mentioned here that, but for the firm stand taken by the then PM Indira Gandhi ,Silent Valley would certainly have disappeared from the map of Kerala. Since then, Keralites have improved a lot in their awareness of ecological values. The person who had once considered the killing of a venomous snake he had sighted as his duty to the society, now calls Vava Suresh(the celebrated snake catcher whose fame has reached the far-off Sweden) to catch and release it to the safety of the interior forest. If it is not a recognition of the value of every living thing that science has taught us, what else is it? Genetics, as part of the life sciences, is of comparatively recent origin. The invention of powerful microscopes accelerated the rapid growth of this branch of science. It was in the age of Newton that cell concept as building blocks of living bodies had taken shape. Now we know that the human body consists of trillions of cells at the enclosed centres of which dwell what are called 'chromosomes'. Inside each threadlike chromosome sits the powerful DNA, carrier of hereditary factors(and the nightmare of rapists and murderers) That the chromosomes in a child are equally shared by its father and mother was a theory propounded at the beginning of the last century. The structure of the DNA was discovered in the middle of that cenury, to be exact, in 1953, but the number of chromosomes in a human cell was correctly determined only three years later. The number is 46- in 23 pairs. This number varies from species to species. For instance, the frog has 13 pairs, the cat 19 and the dog 39. In humans, it is the same 23 pairs in all. Elon Musk, the richest man on earth, and the 'mute inglorious Milton' on the street share the same number of chromosomes. Nature wants that the mother and the biological father of a child should share the identity of their offspring equally. She is so particular about this and she achieves this through a very complex process called 'meiosis.' (In the man's sperm and woman's egg, there are only23 chromosomes each after this process!) We, the human society, have long been well aware of the additional responsibility borne by a woman in nurturing a child in the womb and , after delivery, bringing it up with love and care until it becomes capable of self-care. Now, science tells us that, in addition to this, she plays a much higher role, demanding treatment with a genuin sense of equality and respect. But alas! the male-dominant society of ours conveniently ignores this. It was Bertrand Russell who defined a good life as one 'inspired by love and guided by knowledge.' For him 'knowledge' was of the scientific variety. What he defined for the individual, I think, applies equally to good societies too. C Spirituality/Faith 1) Sunday Collage SUNDAY COLLAGE : V T Panchapagesan The value of a man's life is defined not by what he owns, But by what owns him. A boat was docked in a tiny Calabrian fishing village. A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took to catch them. "Not very long" they answered in unison. "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families. "But what do you do with the rest of your time?" "We chat in the piazza with friends, fish a little, play with our children, and enjoy time with our wives. In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. We have a full life." The tourist interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat." "And after that?" "With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and may be even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Milan, London, Los Angeles, or even New York City!!! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise." "How long would that take?" "Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years." replied the tourist. "And after that?" "Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting," answered the tourist, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!" "Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the fishermen. "After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, play with your children, catch a few fish, enjoy time with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends." "With all due respect sir, but that's exactly what we are doing now. So what's the point wasting twenty-five years?" asked the Italians. And the moral of this story is: Know where you're going in life, you may already be there! Many times in life, money is not everything. “Let us plan living our life before life becomes lifeless” SPIRIT WITHIN US IS LIKE A RADIO STATION, BROADCASTING ALL THE TIME. WE JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO TUNE IN AND RECEIVE ITS SIGNAL FOR HAPPINESS .The operating key is within us only. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 V T Panchapagesan. 2) Faith Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1596280847468199936?t=XB9vr-FmVAoOt7ycMIKVqQ&s=08 Unity in Diversity - 447 तनु मनु अरपउ पूज चरावउ गुर परसादि निरंजनु पावउ Dedicate body (action) & mind (thought) as offering for worship (instead of defiled flower, milk or water by bee, calf & fish, respectively) Attain pristine Lord with Guru's grace Ravidas, 525, SGGS D Current Affairs Dr Kurien's 101st Birthday https://ibgnews.com/2022/11/25/mother-dairy-pledges-101000-glasses-of-milk-to-celebrate-the-101st-birth-anniversary-of-dr-verghese-kurien/ Mumbai, 25th November 2022: Mother Dairy, India's leading dairy player, has pledged to distribute 101,000 glasses of milk to the underprivileged on the occasion of National Milk Day 2022, marking the 101st birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, also known as the father of India's White Revolution. Know More : https://www.indiatoday.in/information/story/national-milk-day-2022-history-significance-and-all-you-need-to-know-2301794-2022-11-25 India Ranks 1st in Global Milk Production ✅India contributes 23 per cent of global milk production ✅Production increased from 17 MT in 1950-51 to 209.96 MT in 2020-21 Details: https://static.pib.gov.in/WriteReadData/specificdocs/documents/2022/jul/doc202273075801.pdf E Collage Psychology https://www.healthline.com/health/baader-meinhof-phenomenon#what-it-is Excerpts : Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, or Baader-Meinhof effect, is when your awareness of something increases. This leads you to believe it's actually happening more, even if that's not the case. Why is your brain playing tricks on you? Don't worry. It's perfectly normal. Your brain is simply reinforcing some newly acquired information. F Leisure 20 WAYS TO AGE WELL* 1- Don't get involved in the children's lives. See 20. 2- Do not interfere with grandchildren's education. 3- Love all. 4- Remember friends. Forget enemies, if they are not obstructing. Cháse them away from your way. 5- Don't be an old complainer. 6- Don't be an old man with self-pity. If you have come this far, go ahead. 7- Don't keep talking ABOUT MY TIME, it's already past, nobody is interested in your history. Write down your memories, if you wish. 8- Have plans for your future. 9- Don't talk about sickness or diseases except to your doctor or care giver. No one else is interested. 10- No matter how much you earn, save an amount every month. 11- Save some money for your funeral or at least have a plan. Don't leave the burden to the children. Let this not worry you. No one has left this planet on final journey alive 🤣 12- Have a health plan or save some money for medical expenses. (If possible). 13- Don't stay or tuned too much to the news or politics, after all you won't be able to solve anything. They've not solved your problems. 14- Just enjoy your TV program or listen to your favourite music. Learn to have fun and don't get anxious or upset about any news. When you get upset, start counting 100 to one. 15- If you like, keep a pet for companionship. 16- Stay active, perhaps, learn to cook, make garden, exercise, go for a stroll. Whatever it is, just don't sit around and do nothing. 17- Keep yourself neat and clean all the time. Maintain personal hygiene. 18- Accept aging happily, till then... enjoy each passing day and live wisely. 19- Let age be a bridge to the future and never a ladder to the past. 20- Finally, don't keep dreaming about tomorrow. Create an Action Plan on workables! Let's start with number 20 immediately. *Shared by Veena Shah in another Group. As modified by Warrier. You are free to edit before sharing further. Bonus : An act of kindness : A spider saves a small frog trapped in the web : https://youtu.be/8U7ZocUeWDk G Quotes on Happiness https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/happiness-quotes Like : "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts : therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 AD and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire lasting from 27 BC to 180 AD.