Warrier's Collage on Wednesday November 9, 2022 : Midweek Edition
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday Midweek Edition November 9, 2022 1) Dr Abdul Kalam : Experience God https://youtu.be/hl1GCa3AogI (Link shared by Dr A Vasudevan) 2) Yeh Zindagi Usi Ki Hai : Latha Mangeshkar https://youtu.be/1eFso_5-bFc (Link shared by PP Ramachandran Mumbai) 3) Painting By Reshmy Warrier https://www.instagram.com/p/Ckhp5HUS5SU/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Good Morning 🌅 Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) Sitendra Kumar Dear Shri Warrier, A memorable Collage on Sunday November 6, 2022. First, I listened to M S Subbulakshmi's recital of Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham which was very soothing. The dealer's elaboration on the quality of cardamom was interesting. Vathsala Madam's interview is something to be emulated. It must have furthered the knowledge of the Committee members. The story of a boy insisting on hugging 10 persons really made the day of the old lady having the misfortune of being a widow and lifted her spirits. The write up on decoupling of other currencies from US Dollar may be a hot topic of discussion in future if the global economic turmoil takes the turn for the worst. A thought provoking Collage which enlightens one and all. Regards, Sitendra Kumar 2) S R Badrinarayanan Chennai As usual, the Collage caters to a variety of readers. The narration of interview by Madam Vathsala J for the post of DR Gr A has brought the modus operandi of DRs' selection by the central bank & monetary authority of the country to the coveted post. After all, the yellow metal plays important role in management of value of money. Sad that the bank missed to retain the officer in the right slot. For a person who knows the mantra of making the best from any situation, it was only a win-win story from then on who, with a vengeance, opted to retire as a Cl3. .... Badri 3) P K Pichai Bangalore Shared a link : Listen to the great Vomposer Dr T Vilas! Especially the profound preamble of Mr Yanmni : https://youtu.be/_jaGPxHMX1I Also... Shared Swami Sivananda's quotes https://www.azquotes.com/author/13671-Sivananda 4) Media Response : M G Warrier November 8, 2022 Focus on better resources management* This refers to the report "Government's efforts to strengthen public sector banks paying off : FM" (November 8). Post-independence, India has nurtured public sector institutions with care and depended heavily on them for achieving economic growth objectives including financial inclusion. India may be the only country to use financial institutions consciously as a conduit for resources management to achieve social objectives. From the setting up of SBI to the present reorganization of PSBs, RBI and GOI have played their roles excellently well. Simultaneously the private sector participants in the industry, from Tatas to the new startups now coming up have also been supporting development initiatives in a big way. The need of the day is to provide a level playing field for public and private sector participants. That will instill a feeling in the public mind that nation's resources are safe in both sectors. Appropriate regulatory and supervisory systems should be put in place to restore public trust in governance. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published in The Hindu Business Line on November 9, 2022. See E2 also B Ring out the old...Ring in the new... Old businesses get stifled... Santha Bakery, Thiruvananthapuram https://www.rediff.com/news/special/a-last-christmas-for-santha-bakery/20221026.htm Nostalgia https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0CvzwPHG3nwjxZxWE9zgqYfgBzquX14bUnErZuEZ1uwZxRKjETAynTT46hJnwUz93l&id=100000621142310&sfnsn=wiwspwa (Link shared by Shaji Kurup) C Collage Life 1) Life's twists and turns https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/lifes-twists-and-turns-25187/ 2) Coping with transitions https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/coping-with-transitions-13816/ The stories here are real life stories, only names and sometimes places are changed to avoid embarrassment. Just read about Vijay in this piece : Excerpts : "Our comparisons and conclusions are mostly confined to the information and knowledge acquired by the person telling the story. Like me, here. When I was reading the Reader’s Digest article, my mind was wandering around a printing press in Mumbai which I have not seen. That is where Vijay, now aged 65 was working. He was Master Type-setter in that press. His speed in locating letters (alphabets, signs and numbers) from the various boxes in a 6×4 bed-size table before him which contained Devnagari (used for Hindi and Marathi) and English letters and numbers was appreciated by his press-owner. Till the press was closed with the computerization of printing technology, with some overtime allowance etc., Vijay earned almost as much as ‘Babus’ in offices were paid. Now Vijay is working in our residential colony. Everyone knows him. Not as Vijay or by his surname. For all he is —–Mama. He manages collection of waste from flats to its loading in the collection van. He works 14 hours a day. He has accepted the change resulted from the redundancy of the skill he had acquired. When changes overwhelm, how many of us will be able to accept the challenges with the equanimity of a Karmayogi as Vijay did?" D Society https://thanal.org.in/en/ Employees demand restoration of old pension scheme https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/central-government-employees-federation-intensifies-demand-for-old-pension-scheme/article66104422.ece E Current Affairs 1) Collage Books Tata's Leadership Experiment : The Story of the Tata Administrative Service https://amzn.eu/d/2YVgwo0 Excerpts : The Untold Story of the Tata Group's Most Ambitious Leadership Development Programme In the mid-1950s, JRD Tata envisioned the creation of an exclusive management cadre for the Tata Group, christened the Tata Administrative Service (TAS). His vision was to create future leaders who would perpetuate the Tata values such as integrity, excellence, unity and responsibility throughout the Group. At the core of all these values was the agenda of nation building. Understanding fully well that leadership development is a dynamic phenomenon and continues to change over time, JRD was looking at leaders who would be constantly groomed for roles across Tata companies. What led to the TAS becoming a natural choice among aspirants over the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), which, at any point of time, would give them the assurance of a stable government job? How did the TAS fare with creating leaders? Who were some of the brightest leaders that it created? Where is the TAS today and how does the future look? In Tata's Leadership Experiment, three former TAS officers, Bharat Wakhlu, Mukund Rajan and Sonu Bhasin, come together to find answers to these and many other pertinent questions. Based on extensive research and detailed interviews with former and current TAS officers, this book presents a fascinating account of an ambitious leadership experiment. 2) Media Response : M G Warrier November 8, 2022 Leadership lessons from Tatas This refers to the piece "Grooming leaders, the Tata way" (November 7) reviewing the book "Tata's Leadership Experiment". I've no intention to comment on the review which is brief and excellent. I could procure a copy of the book yesterday. The book can serve multiple purposes, if it reaches the right hands at the right time. A copy each should reach senior policy makers, down to the students who are aspiring to take up careers in civil services and management in public and private sectors in India. To those who have time constraints, my request is to read the first four pages "About This Book" where the authors give a fair idea about the research that has produced the book and their expectations about the utility of their efforts to the target clientele. Time is opportune for an overhaul of Indian Administrative Services and more than that the entire process of Management Education in India. M G Warrier Mumbai F Leisure Tasting memories* Extraordinary "SIXTH SENSE" Blind man in a Hotel... Manager - Menu Sir ?? Man - I'm blind, just bring me ur kitchen spoon, I'll smell it & order. Manager got a spoon. Blind man smelt and said "Yes, I'll have garlic bread with seasoned potatoes..." "Unbelievable" said the manager... Every week he came and was correct each time. Once manager wanted to trick him. He went to the kitchen and told his wife Maria "Rub this spoon on ur lips". She rubs it on her lips and gives it to her hubby... Blind man smelt and said : "Oh ! My God......!! My classmate Maria also works here!!" Manager fainted !!! School and College memories linger for a long, long time ! *Shared by S Venugopal Chennai 2) Leisure...is not always about jokes : https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/resource-library-19th-century-transportation-movement G Quotes on speed https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/speed-quotes Like : The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. Edward R. Murrow Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.