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Warrier's Collage on Sunday December 3, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, December 3, 2023 Good Morning Last week, a short trip to Kerala gave reasons to live longer. One, it exposed the irrelevance of individuals. Two, it taught me how relevant it is for individuals to live life as it evolves. Sudha and I attended a wedding in Kannur : A Family Reunion I could be part of : This note is in response to a brief response from my cousin (Padmanabhettan, 90) who is also the seniormost member from my maternal side, which read : "I feel shameful that I could not recognise some of them. Sorry." I said : "No reason for feeling bad or sad Padmanabhetta... Despite health etc issues Sudha and I came from Mumbai to Kannur as we had not ever met some of our grandnephews and grandnieces and that generation relatives who were present here in Kannur. We became part of the videos and photos so that later some children will connect and identify. Not because it's important or great. Just some personal sat

Warrier's Collage on Sunday November 26, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, November 26, 2023 Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Guruvayoor Ekadashi Last Friday was Guruvayoor Ekadashi. Let's enjoy some scenes from a Kathakali presented in Guruvayoor few months ago : Krishna & Kuchela on stage 🙏 Friends Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday, December 2, 2023. Ayurarogyasoukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes to all readers. M G Warrier A Responses/Messages 1) V T Panchapagesan PRAGYANAM Brahma is "Intelligence is Divine." Rig Veda Aham Brahmosmi is "I am Divine!" Yajur Veda Tatvamasi is "You are That!" Sama Veda Ayam Atma Brahma is "Soul is Divine". Atharva Veda Go step by step for Realization.. V T Panchapagesan 2) C V Subbaraman Ref : D How is

Warrier's Collage on Sunday November 19, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, November 19, 2023 Ooty Flower Show May 2023 Friends Last Sunday (Deepavali 2023) our family members gathered at Reshmy's residence. Seven of us enjoyed the day. These days we look forward to such mini get-togethers also with the same enthusiasm with which we welcomed family functions and temple festivals in olden days. Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday November 25, 2023. Ayurarogyasoukhyam 🙏 to all and Best Wishes. M G Warrier A A message for all of us The grace of the elephant : Speaking Tree Synopsis As the elephant was crossing the bridge, he heard a voice say, 'Son, Son!' The elephant looked around him, but he was all alone. 'Son, son!' the voice continued. When the elephant reached the other side of the river, he

Thought for the day Wednesday November 15, 2023

Thought for the day : Secret of happiness I have been coming across people who are happy despite worldly reasons to be unhappy and those who are unhappy though they are blessed with all good things others consider can make them happy. Let's take X from the first category (who are happy despite reasons to be unhappy) and Y from the second category (who feel unhappy though, according to others they have no reasons to be unhappy). From among the people I know, I have selected one each from X and Y category. I suggest you also keep an X and a Y from among your acquaintances for a discussion on the subject. I have found that X has been doing good things, given a chance, without bargaining on the immediate benefits for himself. Whereas Y has been wasting time, fixing responsibility on someone else to do the same job though he could do it immediately without much loss for himself 🙏 I have tried to be brief in my presentation. If you are free, please share one quality each you observed

Warrier's Collage on Deepavali 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday, November 11, 2023 Deepavali Edition HAPPY Deepavali 🪔🪔🪔 To You A BBC report on Diwali 2022 Friends Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Friday November 17, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes to all. YSP Thorat's Birthday is today. Happy Birthday and Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 to him. M G Warrier A DEEPAVALI 2023 B Collage Editorial November 10, 2023 Act on climate change* This refers to the report "Central banks cannot remain silent spectators of climate change: RBI's Patra" (The Hindu Business Line, November 10). The message is loud and clear. Human survival today is dependent on several intertwined global realities including food security, peace, climate and equi

Warrier's Collage on Sunday November 5, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, November 5, 2023 Chat with RBI Governor at Business Standard BFSI Insight Summit 2023* *Source : Internet A Friends Good Morning Friends 🌅 Happy Birthday to all friends having Birthday during the week ending Saturday November 11, 2023. Ayurarogyasoukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes. My friend Nallasivan who has been keeping a watch on me for the last few years has his Birthday on Wednesday November 8, 2023. Please join me to wish him Ayurarogyasoukhyam 🙏 and many happy returns of the day. His is a familiar name in Collage. M G Warrier B Cover Story : Vathsala Jayaraman Bargaining to win : Those days... Bargains start right at home, as offering candy or others gifts to children as a compromise. My sister was a “bargain queen”. With her enormous argumentative skills, she could get things priced at ₹3 for just three annas even in 1950. She felt she could not thrive otherwise in a

Keralappiravi 2023

Keralappiravi November 1 Media Response November 1, 2023 Chat Room Kerala Development Plan Kerala formation day (Keralappiravi) Celebration lasting for few days from November 1, is an occasion to begin some longlasting reforms. In Mumbai, the world's largest Slum area, Dharavi is being rehabilitated using adjacent Railway land (about 45 acres) and encashing the rebuilding prospects in the area now occupied by Dharavi. If the principles applied for the proposed rehabilitation of Dharavi are adapted for redevelopment of Kerala's Coastal areas as also hills and tribal areas the thickly populated strip of land can become the first developed state in India. Steps like shifting people from certain areas and rehabilitating them in nearby areas, providing adequate transport arrangements for their travel to work place and other necessary infrastructure should be part of the rehabilitation plan. M G WARRIER Mumbai

Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 29, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 29, 2023 Friends Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday November 4, 2023. Ayurarogyasoukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes for all. M G Warrier A Collage Njoy Kaliyattam in North Malabar Ok Now get into this car and listen to the comments carefully. Those who have seen dirty clips about Kerala roads, keep watching the journey. Our roads are of international standards, at least in some stretches. Unless you go there, you will think the one pothole shared again and again on WhatsApp is representative of the roads in Kerala. Ok... Now watch this excellent video and listen carefully. We have readers from Kannur and Cheruvathur who will share Kaliyattam experience. B Current Affairs S

Riskproofing small loans

Copied below is my response published in The Hindu Business Line today M G Warrier October 25, 2023 Letters Riskproofing small loans* This refers to "Lenders flag risks in small ticket loans post RBI caution" (The Hindu Business Line, October 25). Making big banks go slow in lending to small borrowers for whatever reason will have adverse effects on the flow of credit to the deserving sectors in the economy. Credit flow in rural and semi-urban areas is already affected by the restrictions rightly imposed on cooperatives for valid reasons. Laxity in credit appraisal and supervision of lending to small borrowers was a byproduct of big banks using NBFCs, SHGs and other entities as conduits for delivery of credit in rural areas. RBI's present guidance is loud and clear about the inevitability ofe regulation and supervision of credit irrespective of the size of loans or the purpose for which money is lent. Central Bank has to protect the interest of depositors a

Warrier's Collage on Vijayadashami 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday, Vijayadashami, October 24, 2023 Vidyarambham @ Srimookambika Temple Hari Shree Ganapataye Namah Avighnamastu Shreegurubhyo Namah Gajananam Ganapatim Gunanaamalayam Param Tham Devam Girijaasoonum Vandehamamararchitam Saraswati Nmasthubhyam VaraDe Kaamaroopinim Vidyarambham Karishyami Siddhirbhavatu Mé Sadaa Thought of the day : "We have to work with the dedication of the Fire Force." A Media Responses : M G Warrier Feedback Open Page, The Hindu Sunday Magazine October 22, 2023 A guidance long overdue This refers to Nimra Ahmad's Open Page article "On the content carousel" (The Hindu Sunday Magazine, October 22). Impressed by the quality guidance on a topical issue compressed in so short a piece. I've pleaded with my contacts to procure, read and preserve this page for future reference. I can't better the summary given by the author. I

Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 22, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 22, 2023 Sudha's Indoor Garden Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday October 28, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes 🙏 Putting together some monologues of recent times and other published articles I'm publishing a book shortly. Hope to share more details soon. M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1 TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan Responding to C1 Many thanks Mr Warrier. You are absolutely right. And I feel encouraged that you took the trouble to respond. With warm regards TCA 2 Vathsala Jayaraman Very interesting account of ancestral home and the rituals that do take place on festive occasions inclusive of the final journey. This brings to my mind our village thatched house with a 900 sft hall big kitchen and a few small rooms. The house had three big pyols. It was our reading room bed room and play spot. Now I wonder

Warrier's Collage on Sunday October 15, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, October 15, 2023 Friends Today's edition of Collage is dedicated to the memory of Abdul Kalam born on October 15, 1931. We have learnt a lot from him and much more literature on him is available. He had joined the galaxy of Indian celebrities even before he became the President of India. Picking up from where Panchapagesan left yesterday let's see what Kalam had to say about thoughts: “Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.” M G Warrier A M G Warrier: Books Author Page @ Notion Press Books are available also at online outlets like B Abdul Kalam Kalam, the teacher : M G Warrier Know more : C Kalam: Quotes

Warrier's Collage on Thursday October 12, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday, October 12, 2023 Friends As the service provider has informed me that Collage is growing too big for them to handle, nowadays you are getting my messages in bits and pieces. I'm avoiding sharing of links and content received from some of you also. Incidentally the service provider's teasing has come as a blessing for me. Though I have written essays on "When to stop", when it comes to things I have started, (keep it to yourself) I have been finding application of break a little tough. I thought the pandemic had helped me out of reading and writing, at least publishing. But certain addictions stay with us like our shadow. When there's little light it reappears. Now I am working on my 2023 book. M G Warrier A My response published in the current issue of Without Reserve* : "I retired from the Bank in 2003. Post- retirement I changed residences many times. Still, the print edition of the April-June 2023 iss

Collage in classroom: Bhagavad Gita 1

Collage in the Classroom Bhagavad-Gita perhaps is the most popular widely read and accepted among the available books on spirituality. It's believed to be part of the epic Mahabharata. From Adi Shankara to Nityachaitanya Yati, many have written voluminous commentaries on this comparatively small text containing some 700 stanzas compressed in 18 short chapters. From today, occasionally we will read the recent interpretations of various teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita, not necessarily agreing among themselves. Let's make a beginning: Excerpts: "The Bhagwad Gita is a guide to self-management. It helps you understand yourself and identify your purpose. Your mindset and attitude play a pivotal role in success. Mark Twain said, “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you understand why.” M G Warrier

Dreams Onam Celebrations October 8, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday, October 9, 2023 Friends Onam Celebration @ Dreams Complex where we stay was yesterday. A report : Dreams Complex Onam Celebration 2023 (Geeta Hall, Bhandup October 8, 2023) Dreams Malayalees have been celebrating Onam Festival in a befitting manner for about a decade now. After the break imposed by the pandemic, there was some hesitation this year when resuming the celebration was mooted in private discussion among youngsters during the Onam season. Response was encouraging, but the attendance at the first meeting of likeminded members in the clubhouse was thin. The WhatsApp group formed to move forward did the trick. When used creatively, social media can do wonders. Here's the proof. These days, arranging a function in a manner tailor-made to fit in to your requirements is easy by entrusting the work to experts. May be little expensive. But for Malayalees celebrating Onam Festival is a community event organised and conducted by th

Warrier's Collage on Thursday September 28, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday, September 28, 2023 Sanatan Dharma : Basics Friends Last issue of Collage contained some link/s which was unacceptable @Face Book and therefore they didn't publish the post. As they didn't specify, I couldn't correct/edit. Mentioning for information. M G Warrier A Responses/Messages 1 C V Subbaraman I do not know about other languages. But I know that the oldest Tamizh language is far different from what Tamizh we speak or follow today. There is no comparison. Will any of us understand now if spoken or written in Sangam Tamizh or Valluvar Tamizh or Kambar Tamizh? Subbaraman 2 P V Mohanakrishnan Thiruvananthapuram Is reading "Completing Vyasa's Mahabharata (67 Upakathas for the Modern Reader)" Embedded within the primary narrative of the Mahabharata lie numerous sub-tales known as upakhyaana