Warrier's Collage on Sunday February 12, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday February 12, 2023 Palam Kalyanasundaram : https://youtu.be/Tx5yJzXsO3k (Link Courtesy : T J Kurup ) 2) Ottanthullal By Kalamandalam Geethanandan https://youtu.be/SEB7UrrPtfE 3) SSLV : Update https://youtu.be/6mfiPEUW16s & https://youtu.be/3T_4rKwj5zw 4) Mega Factory of Idli https://youtu.be/YsOS1Vx8wKM Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday February 18, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes to all. Our Thiruvananthapuram friends are planning a Family Get-together of those who joined RBI Thiruvananthapuram before 1974, tentatively scheduled for March 29, 2023. This month the RBI Recreation Club, Thiruvananthapuram is celebrating its Annual Day. As has been the practice the Club has invited the Retirees for the function. Proud of RBI Family. Do not miss A5 : What's wrong with our Sun? ☀️🌅 Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) TNC Rangarajan Shared a link : https://mobile.twitter.com/waitbutwhy/status/152012854280516812 2) Sitendra Kumar Dear Shri Warrier, How to thank for this Collage (February 8, 2023) which illuminates us on various diverse topics. Shri Badrinarayanan's short story establishing the pre eminent position of good behaviour in one's life ought to be followed by all of us. Madam Vathsala Jayaraman's sane advice to turn the negative gossip into positive vibration, a mammoth and herculean task indeed, deserves to be contemplated by us all. You have done well to remember late Shri Tarapore on his death anniversary. He was the best amongst the best with clear and concise ideas in his mind who spelt out his views in an easily understandable language. I found his series of lectures in Financial Express very interesting which revolved around exchange rate, inflation, money supply, interest rates etc. It's just like as if he wove music around these ragas of monetary economics fundamentals. An interesting feature of this Collage is the curiosity and interest shown by many on AI prompted by Reshmy Warrier's poem written in collaboration with ChatGpt. A welcome development. Thanks for the Collage. Regards, Sitendra Kumar 3) P Aravindakshan ExRBite Kochi Shared his granddaughter Anula Menon's message : Hello, I'm of third year BCom Taxation (Regular) in St Teresa's College. This project is looking into the best practices that can be adopted by companies to enhance their ESG rating, and thus, their investor's confidence. Please open the link below, fill in the form and help my project :) https://forms.gle/2ewaYFj71Hp4NntQ6 4) A Collage reader Shared this link https://getjoy.in/old-age/ after reading "Twilight years" by M G Warrier : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/twilight-years-49882/ 5) Latest post @WarriersViews/Times of India What's wrong with our Sun?* M G Warrier This morning , to be exact on February 11, 2023 Saturday early morning, the first message I opened in the mail box was about the Sun having dropped a portion of its body mass about which the scientists on earth were bewildered. After spreading the rumour everyone you would like to suspect as the origin of the news disappeared and no one from Sun's side was willing to confirm or deny the news. For the present, you can treat this entire article under the category fiction as I don't have the necessary permissions to quote anyone with whom I spoke today on the subject. Sun has always fascinated astronomers. And now, this new development has baffled scientists. According to one version of the story, a huge part of the Sun broke off of its surface and created a tornado-like swirl around its North Pole. Though scientists are trying to analyse how this occurred, the video of the development, reported to be in circulation, has stunned the space community. The message I mentioned I received from my always reliable friend says, "the remarkable phenomenon was caught by NASA's James Webb telescope and shared on Twitter by Dr Tamitha Skov, a space weather forecaster, last week." The Sun keeps emitting solar flares (called prominence) that sometimes affect communications on Earth, hence scientists are more concerned about the latest development. "Talk about Polar Vortex! Material from a northern prominence just broke away from the main filament & is now circulating in a massive polar vortex around the north pole of our Star. Implications for understanding the Sun's atmospheric dynamics above 55 degrees here cannot be overstated!" Dr Skov is reported to have said in a tweet last week. According to NASA, the prominence is a large bright feature extending outward from the Sun's surface. There have been several such instances in the past but this one has stumped the scientific community. "More observations of the #SolarPolarVortex reveal it took roughly 8 hours for material to circumnavigate the pole at approximately 60 degree latitude. This means an upper bound in the estimation of horizontal wind speed in this event is 96 kilometers per second or 60 miles a second!" Dr Skov said in a subsequent tweet. Solar physicist Scott McIntosh of the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research, who has been observing the Sun for decades is reported to have told Space.com that he had never seen a "vortex" like the one that occurred when a piece of the prominence broke away and was whipped into the solar atmosphere. Space scientists are now analyzing the strange event to gather more details about it and present a clearer picture. Though our favourite star is monitored round-the-clock, it keeps throwing surprises, like the multiple powerful flares this month that disrupted communication on Earth. As the day progressed, I became moody. Like the Sun on an eclipse day. I'm one who tell others that "this will also pass". Really. Last week I told someone about the volatility in the market the same thing. Today I am a worried man. This report by Michelle in a science journal is soothing, though : "Solar shenanigans are not entirely unexpected currently. Our star is ramping up its activity, getting rowdier with sunspot and flare activity. It has flared everyday this year so far, and it spat out several X-class and M-class flares in January 2023, the biggest and second-biggest eruptions the Sun is capable of. This is nothing to be alarmed about. The Sun undergoes activity cycles every 11 or so years, from relatively quiet and peaceful, to absolutely rambunctious." So, for the time being, till the next breaking news rises, let's all rest in peace. **** ****. **** *Inspired by a message from Sitendra Kumar . Published @WarriersViews/Times of India : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/whats-wrong-with-our-sun-50325/ B Current Affairs : Monetary Policy, February 2022 https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/policy/between-the-lines-heres-what-india-is-talking-about-after-rbi-monetary-policy/articleshow/97719804.cms Excerpts from RBI Press Release : On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at its meeting today (February 8, 2023) decided to: Increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.50 per cent with immediate effect. Consequently, the standing deposit facility (SDF) rate stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75 per cent. The MPC also decided to remain focused on withdrawal of accommodation to ensure that inflation remains within the target going forward, while supporting growth. These decisions are in consonance with the objective of achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4 per cent within a band of +/- 2 per cent, while supporting growth." Media Response I February 8, 2023 Rise in base rate* The decisions of the RBI Monetary Policy Committee on base rate which has gone up to 6.50 percent from 6.25 and consequent adjustments in related rates for standby facilities for banks have been almost in line with market expectations. Future trends may not be clear at this stage, especially in view of the voting patterns within the MPC. RBI deserves appreciation for using available monetary policy tools to rein in inflation to acceptable levels despite fears expressed by external analysts. One is not so sure about the fiscal policy support RBI received in its efforts, except that the finance ministry didn't interfere in the measures or decision-making process as was the practice a decade ago. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published on February 9, 2023 : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters-to-editor/article66486786.ece II February 10, 2023 Learning from the market* This refers to your editorial "Piercing the veil" (The Hindu Business Line, February 10). The stakeholders in the stock market seem to give out a message that they are comfortable with the built-in vulnerabilities of market response to the uncertainties caused by the unethical behaviour of some individuals. Indian stock market has survived much worse shocks and this will also pass. But, with the fast changing technologies and varying regulatory needs in different geographies, SEBI, RBI and GOI will have to sharpen their tools and be more vigilant to foresee inappropriate market movements. Blaming bulls and bears or regulatory loopholes cannot patch up holes inflicted in the pockets of retail investors and the loss of trust that will follow. Affected Corporates may survive or may get replaced by stronger players. M G Warrier Mumbai *Published on February 11, 2023 : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article66494854.ece Bonus : Equity-linked MF Monitor My investment of Rs100 in a large capital MF a year ago, after fluctuations, was worth Rs99.90 on February 10, 2023. I had invested a small amount when market was high and the funds diverted were from equity investments. I'm comfortable, as of now, with the market performance. 🙏-Warrier C Babusenan's Column Two Laureates During the Victorian period and until much later, the Americans, especially the rural variety, entertained some mystical notions about dukes and duchesses of England. In the early months of the crucial year1914, Bertrand Russell taught philosophy for a short while in Harvard, USA. One of his colleagues in the philosophy department happened to be more full of vanity than philosophy. He wrote home to his mother that the grandson of the two-times Prime Minister of England, Lord John Russell, had fortunately joined his department as professor and that he was confident that soon he could bring him home along with him so as to give a chance to his kith and kin to watch a Lord from England. On a holiday, when the invitation was extended, Russell readily agreed, guessing rightly the purpose behind the effusion. A student of his also accompanied them. There in the village mansion, among so many assembled to watch a Lord, Russell behaved in his clownish best, giving a rude shock to those who expected a tall person, elegantly dressed, walking in measured steps and speaking in weighed words , occasionally smiling and seldom laughing. The student, who went with Russell , thoroughly enjoyed the discomfiture of the host and wrote a poem about it calling it 'Mr. Apollinax'. The poem begins thus : "When Mr. Apollinax visited the United States His laughter tinkled among the teacups" No one else had described Russell's characteristic pealing laughter in this way. "In the palace of Mrs Flaccus, at Prof. Channing Cheetah's He laughed like an irresponsible foetus." (The professor's real name was B. A. G .Fuller) Among his philosophy students, Russell liked this young man most, mainly on account of his deep knowledge in French literature and reserved nature. Three decades later, to be exact, in 1948, this young poet got the Nobel Prize for his 'outstanding, pioneer contribution to present - day poetry. 'Of course, the Guru too got it, but only a couple of years later, for the same topic, viz.literature(The Muse obliged him through prose only) This poet was T. S. Eliot. D Panchapagesan's Column MAKE LIVING WORTHY WITHOUT LIFELESS ….. LIVING… SUNDAY MORNING COLLAGE 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. “Live your life before life becomes lifeless” 👌🙏🌹 V.T.Panchapagesan E Collage is reading https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/envison/a-letter-to-my-younger-self-49877/ Excerpts : "In the precipice of who I am today, There was a girl who would sit and pray. The one who believed in the mighty blue, This is a letter to me , a letter to you. I look down along the time’s trail, Before my very eyes I see a girl who was deemed to be broken and frail. Blasphemous wounds that tortured the periphery of your soul, Pride affils my eyes to see you not succumb to the words of the troll. Tears welling the sadness in your eyes, You looked up at the starry skies. The world tore your spirit apart, The stars chose to heal your heart. It is insane how you believed in the power unknown, The zeal that thrived in the seeds you had sown." Posted online comments : ' poetry is a medium superior to essays and monologues. of late, there\'s a belief that one has to be \"off the world\" to write poetry. you have demolished that myth. simple self talk also is amenable to poetry, if the language is under your control. keep writing' F Leisure By choice* A man was granted two wishes by GOD... He asked for the best drink in the world & the best woman ever.... Next moment he got mineral water & Mother THERESA... SOORYA 8 TH FEBRUARY 2023... *Shared by Sudha Warrier Mumbai G Problems : Vathsala Jayaraman The 'selection' for the Prime Minister was on. There had been a series of tests and many rounds of discussions and ultimately three were short listed. Next day was the final test. There was a strong rumour that the king had a magical lock created by clever craftsmen and whoever unlocked it, would be given the post. The three contestants also heard about this. Two of them acquired lot of reference materials about locks and the whole night they were separately working tediously on complicated mathematical equations. The third person was very much relaxed. The two commented to themselves that it was not the time to waste and relax. Next morning all assembled in the palace and the King announced the contest. The first two persons examined the lock well and started referring books for solutions. The third person relaxingly went near the lock, looked at it and just pulled it. To his surprise it opened. In fact it was not locked at all. While the other two were still referring, the king selected the third one as Prime minister. The king said that the first thing a Prime Minister should do is to know whether a problem really exists or not before trying to solve the same. Otherewise all efforts would become futile. Here the problem was that lock was not fastened. The story is symbolic. We feel we are shackled. We feel that we are in bondage. The more we look into ourselves, the more we realise that we are bound by imaginary fears. It is our delusion that our life is bound and this is the delusion that keeps us bound and we are trapped. Sage Ramana has dealt with illusory problematic mind vividly in his works. Vathsala Jayaraman- H Quotes on monologues https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/monologues.html


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